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.
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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, Robert J. Mentz, and Emily C. O’Brien. “Reply: Adoption of Sacubitril/Valsartan Must Take Into Account Different Heart Failure Patient Types..” Jacc Heart Fail 5, no. 9 (September 2017). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2017.07.002.

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28859759
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Ferreira, João Pedro, Robert J. Mentz, Anne Pizard, Bertram Pitt, and Faiez Zannad. “Tailoring mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist therapy in heart failure patients: are we moving towards a personalized approach?.” Eur J Heart Fail 19, no. 8 (August 2017): 974–86. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejhf.814.

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28401618
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Bhatt, Ankeet S., Andrew P. Ambrosy, Allison Dunning, Adrian Coles, Adam D. DeVore, Javed Butler, Adrian F. Hernandez, et al. “The Burden of Non-Cardiac Comorbidities in Acute Heart Failure: Insights From ASCEND-HF.” In Journal of Cardiac Failure, 23:S109–S109. Elsevier BV, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2017.07.318.

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Fudim, Marat, Ankeet Bhatt, Andrew P. Ambrosy, Hillary Mulder, Adrian Coles, William E. Kraus, Christopher O’Connor, Ileana L Ileana L. Piña, David J. Whellan, and Robert J. Mentz. “Loop Diuretic Change in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure: Insights From HF-ACTION.” In Journal of Cardiac Failure, 23:S65–66. Elsevier BV, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2017.07.184.

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Rogers, Joseph G., Chetan B. Patel, Robert J. Mentz, Bradi B. Granger, Karen E. Steinhauser, Mona Fiuzat, Patricia A. Adams, et al. “Palliative Care in Heart Failure: The PAL-HF Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial..” J Am Coll Cardiol 70, no. 3 (July 18, 2017): 331–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2017.05.030.

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28705314
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Rogers, Joseph G., Chetan B. Patel, Robert J. Mentz, Bradi B. Granger, Karen E. Steinhauser, Mona Fiuzat, Patricia A. Adams, et al. “Palliative Care in Heart Failure The PAL-HF Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 70, no. 3 (July 18, 2017): 332–41.

Scholars@Duke

Tromp, Jasper, Mohsin A. F. Khan, Robert J. Mentz, Christopher M. O’Connor, Marco Metra, Howard C. Dittrich, Piotr Ponikowski, et al. “Biomarker Profiles of Acute Heart Failure Patients With a Mid-Range Ejection Fraction..” Jacc Heart Fail 5, no. 7 (July 2017): 507–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2017.04.007.

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28624483
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Ambrosy, Andrew P., Ankeet S. Bhatt, Dianne Gallup, Kevin J. Anstrom, Javed Butler, Adam D. DeVore, G Michael Felker, et al. “Trajectory of Congestion Metrics by Ejection Fraction in Patients With Acute Heart Failure (from the Heart Failure Network)..” Am J Cardiol 120, no. 1 (July 1, 2017): 98–105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.03.249.

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28479167
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Greene, Stephen J., Adrian F. Hernandez, Allison Dunning, Andrew P. Ambrosy, Paul W. Armstrong, Javed Butler, Lukasz P. Cerbin, et al. “Hospitalization for Recently Diagnosed Versus Worsening Chronic Heart Failure: From the ASCEND-HF Trial..” J Am Coll Cardiol 69, no. 25 (June 27, 2017): 3029–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2017.04.043.

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28641792
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Banks, Adam, Samuel Broderick, Karen Chiswell, Linda Shaw, Adam Devore, Mona Fiuzat, Christopher O’Connor, Gary Michael Felker, Eric Velazquez, and Robert Mentz. “Comparison of Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With Versus Without Diabetes Mellitus and With Versus Without Angina Pectoris (from the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease)..” Am J Cardiol 119, no. 11 (June 1, 2017): 1703–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.02.053.

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28395884
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