Robert John Mentz, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail Np-8062, Dcri. PO Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715
Phone (919) 668-7121
Email address robert.mentz@duke.edu

I am a cardiologist with a clinical and research interest in heart failure, including advanced therapies such as cardiac transplantation and mechanical assist devices or “heart pumps." I became a heart failure cardiologist in order to help patients manage their chronic disease over many months and years. I consider myself strongly committed to compassionate patient care with a focus on quality of life and patient preference.

My research interests are focused on treating co-morbid diseases in heart failure patients and improving outcomes across the cardiovascular spectrum through clinical trials and outcomes research. Below, you will find my specific research interests:

  •     Co-morbidity characterization (diabetes, sleep apnea, renal failure) in heart failure.
  •     Phenotypic characterization and risk prognostication of patients with heart failure.
  •     Role of surrogate and nonfatal endpoints in clinical heart failure trials.
  •     Biomarkers in heart failure.
  •     Novel pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to heart failure.
  •     Improving site-based heart failure research.
In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure, Duke University School of Medicine, 2012 - 2013
  • Fellowship, Clinical Cardiology, Duke University School of Medicine, 2010 - 2012
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2008 - 2010
  • Intern, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2007 - 2008
  • M.D., Emory University, 2003

Publications

Luo, Nancy, Haolin Xu, Hani Jneid, Gregg C. Fonarow, Renato D. Lopes, Jonathan P. Piccini, Anne B. Curtis, et al. “Use of Oral Anticoagulation in Eligible Patients Discharged With Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation..” Circ Heart Fail 11, no. 10 (October 2018). https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.118.005356.

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30354398
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Greene, Stephen J., Adrian F. Hernandez, Jie-Lena Sun, Javed Butler, Paul W. Armstrong, Justin A. Ezekowitz, Faiez Zannad, et al. “Relationship Between Enrolling Country Income Level and Patient Profile, Protocol Completion, and Trial End Points..” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 11, no. 10 (October 2018). https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.118.004783.

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30354576
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Mentz, Robert J., Christopher M. O’Connor, Bradi B. Granger, Hongqiu Yang, Chetan B. Patel, Karen E. Steinhauser, Mona Fiuzat, et al. “Palliative care and hospital readmissions in patients with advanced heart failure: Insights from the PAL-HF trial..” In Am Heart J, 204:202–4, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.07.010.

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Fudim, Marat, Rahul Loungani, Shannon M. Doerfler, Adrian Coles, Stephen J. Greene, Lauren B. Cooper, Mona Fiuzat, Christopher M. O’Connor, Joseph G. Rogers, and Robert J. Mentz. “Worsening renal function during decongestion among patients hospitalized for heart failure: Findings from the Evaluation Study of Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Artery Catheterization Effectiveness (ESCAPE) trial..” Am Heart J 204 (October 2018): 163–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.07.019.

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30121018
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Sharma, Abhinav, Lauren B. Cooper, Mona Fiuzat, Robert J. Mentz, João Pedro Ferreira, Javed Butler, David Fitchett, Alan Charles Moses, Christopher O’Connor, and Faiez Zannad. “Antihyperglycemic Therapies to Treat Patients With Heart Failure and Diabetes Mellitus..” Jacc Heart Fail 6, no. 10 (October 2018): 813–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2018.05.020.

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30098964
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Bhatt, Ankeet S., Li Liang, Adam D. DeVore, Gregg C. Fonarow, Scott D. Solomon, Orly Vardeny, Clyde W. Yancy, et al. “Vaccination Trends in Patients With Heart Failure: Insights From Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure..” Jacc Heart Fail 6, no. 10 (October 2018): 844–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2018.04.012.

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30098960
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Greene, S. J., R. J. Mentz, A. T. Limkakeng, T. Irons, T. Truong, C. L. Green, C. Nowak, S. Griffin, J. Leahy, and P. S. Pang. “67EMF Comparison of Dyspnea Measurement Instruments in Acute Heart Failure: Results From the DYSPNEA-AHF Study.” In Annals of Emergency Medicine, 72:S29–S29. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.08.072.

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Ambrosy, Andrew P., Hillary Mulder, Adrian Coles, William E. Krauss, Carolyn S. P. Lam, Peter A. McCullough, Ileana Pina, et al. “Renal Function and Exercise Training in AmbulatoryHeart Failure Patients With a Reduced Ejection Fraction..” Am J Cardiol 122, no. 6 (September 15, 2018): 999–1007. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.06.011.

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30269900
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Groarke, John D., Susanna R. Stevens, Robert J. Mentz, Lauren B. Cooper, Justin M. Vader, Omar F. AbouEzzeddine, Justin L. Grodin, et al. “Clinical Significance of Early Fluid and Weight Change During Acute Heart Failure Hospitalization..” J Card Fail 24, no. 9 (September 2018): 542–49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2017.12.013.

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29337281
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Cooper, Lauren B., Jonathan Yap, Wan Ting Tay, Tiew-Hwa K. Teng, Michael MacDonald, Inder S. Anand, Abhinav Sharma, et al. “Multi-ethnic comparisons of diabetes in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: insights from the HF-ACTION trial and the ASIAN-HF registry..” Eur J Heart Fail 20, no. 9 (September 2018): 1281–89. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejhf.1223.

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29943890
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