James Alan Blumenthal

James Alan Blumenthal

J. P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry I

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Washington 1975

Overview

Psychosocial factors and coronary heart disease, including such factors as social support, Type A behavior and hostility, and depression, exercise training and depression in the elderly; behavioral approaches to the treatment of hypertension (e.g., weight loss and exercise); cardiac rehabilitation; neuropsychological outcomes following cardiac surgery; psychosocial aspects of heart and lung transplantation; exercise training and osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia; compliance.

Expertise

Psychosocial factors and coronary heart disease, exercise, neuropsychology, osteoarthritis

Klinger, Rebecca Y., et al. “Intravenous Lidocaine Does Not Improve Neurologic Outcomes after Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial..” Anesthesiology, vol. 130, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 958–70. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002668. Full Text

Blumenthal, James A., et al. “The modifying effects of social support on psychological outcomes in patients with heart failure..” Health Psychol, vol. 38, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 502–08. Pubmed, doi:10.1037/hea0000716. Full Text

Smith, Patrick J., et al. “Neurocognition in treatment-resistant hypertension: profile and associations with cardiovascular biomarkers..” J Hypertens, vol. 37, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 1040–47. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/HJH.0000000000002002. Full Text

Zhu, Yidan, et al. “Association of Depression and Unhealthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Chinese Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes..” J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev, Jan. 2019. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/HCR.0000000000000384. Full Text

Blumenthal, James A., et al. “Lifestyle and neurocognition in older adults with cognitive impairments: A randomized trial..” Neurology, vol. 92, no. 3, Jan. 2019, pp. e212–23. Pubmed, doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000006784. Full Text

Farquhar, Julia M., et al. “When Something is Better Than Nothing: Response to Tully and Cosh..” Psychosomatics, vol. 60, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 98–99. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.psym.2018.05.001. Full Text

Sherwood, Andrew, et al. “The Effects of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring on Sleep Quality in Men and Women With Hypertension: Dipper vs. Nondipper and Race Differences..” Am J Hypertens, vol. 32, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 54–60. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/ajh/hpy138. Full Text

Das, Avash, et al. “Comparison of treatment options for depression in heart failure: A network meta-analysis..” J Psychiatr Res, vol. 108, Jan. 2019, pp. 7–23. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2018.10.007. Full Text

Avorgbedor, Forgive, et al. “Health, Physical Growth, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Infants of Women With Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy..” J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs, vol. 48, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 69–77. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jogn.2018.10.003. Full Text

Smith, Patrick J., et al. “Microvascular Endothelial Function and Neurocognition Among Adults With Major Depressive Disorder..” Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, vol. 26, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 1061–69. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2018.06.011. Full Text

Pages

Sood, A., et al. “Treatment of anxiety within the practice of cardiology.” Handbook of Psychocardiology, 2016, pp. 935–55. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-981-287-206-7_48. Full Text

Lett, H. S., et al. “Depression and prognosis in cardiac patients.” Depression and Physical Illness, 2006, pp. 87–108. Scopus, doi:10.1017/CBO9780511544293.005. Full Text

Zhu, Yidan, et al. “GW29-e0593 Association of Depression and Unhealthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Chinese Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 72, no. 16, Elsevier BV, 2018, pp. C189–90. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2018.08.834. Full Text

Blumenthal, James A. “THE VALUE OF STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING IN EXERCISE-BASED CARDIAC REHABILITATION.” International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 25, SPRINGER, 2018, pp. S99–100.

Hayano, J., et al. “Blunted Cardiac Response to Sleep Apnea a Marker of Depression after Acute Myocardial Infarction.” 2018 Ieee International Conference on Consumer Electronics Taiwan, Icce Tw 2018, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICCE-China.2018.8448812. Full Text

Chu, Michael C., et al. “DEPRESSION AND MEDICATION NONADHERENCE FOLLOWING LUNG TRANSPLANTATION.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 52, OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2018, pp. S560–S560.

Smith, Patrick J., et al. “MICROVASCULAR FUNCTION AND COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH MAJOR DEPRESSION.” Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 80, no. 3, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2018, pp. A123–24.

Hill, LaBarron K., et al. “SYNERGISTIC IMPACT OF PERCEIVED DISCRIMINATION AND HOSTILITY ON ADRENERGIC RESPONSIVITY.” Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 79, no. 4, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2017, pp. A85–A85.

Watkins, Lana L., et al. “NATURALISTIC STRESSORS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED 24-HOUR HRV IN ACUTE POST-MI PATIENTS.” Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 75, no. 3, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2013, pp. A65–A65.

Watkins, Lana L., et al. “ADDITIVE ASSOCIATION OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION WITH ALL-CAUSE MORTALITY IN INDIVIDUALS WITH CORONARY HEART DISEASE.” Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 75, no. 3, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2013, pp. A116–A116.

Smith, Patrick J., et al. “OBESITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH POORER NEUROCOGNITIVE PERFORMANCE AMONG ADULTS WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.” Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 75, no. 3, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2013, pp. A61–A61.

Blumenthal, James A., et al. “DEPRESSION AND EXERCISE TRAINING IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEART FAILURE.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 45, SPRINGER, 2013, pp. S86–S86.

Pages

Mackensen, G. B., et al. “Cerebral embolization during cardiac surgery: impact of aortic atheroma burden..” Br J Anaesth, vol. 91, no. 5, Nov. 2003, pp. 656–61. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/bja/aeg234. Full Text

Swaminathan, Madhav, et al. “Serum creatinine patterns in coronary bypass surgery patients with and without postoperative cognitive dysfunction..” Anesth Analg, vol. 95, no. 1, July 2002, pp. 1–8. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/00000539-200207000-00001. Full Text

Grigore, Alina M., et al. “The rewarming rate and increased peak temperature alter neurocognitive outcome after cardiac surgery..” Anesth Analg, vol. 94, no. 1, Jan. 2002, pp. 4–10. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/00000539-200201000-00002. Full Text

Tardiff, B. E., et al. “Preliminary report of a genetic basis for cognitive decline after cardiac operations. The Neurologic Outcome Research Group of the Duke Heart Center..” The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 64, no. 3, Sept. 1997, pp. 715–20. Epmc, doi:10.1016/s0003-4975(97)00757-1. Full Text

Selected Grants

Sleep Quality and Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Risk in Adults with Hypertension awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2019 to 2024

Improving Lung Transplant Outcomes with Coping Skills and Physical Activity awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2024

Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity and Health: NC Consortium Clinical Site awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2016 to 2022

Cognitive Effects of Body Temperature During Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2016 to 2021

Exercise and Pharmacotherapy for Anxiety in Cardiac Patients awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

Neurocognition, Lifestyle Modification, and Treatment Resistant Hypertension awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2016 to 2019

Facility and Web-based Approaches to Lifestyle Change in Resistant Hypertension awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019

Depression and Heart Failure Disease Progression awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2019

Lifestyle, CVD Risk and Cognitive Impairment awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2018

Stress Management and Biomarkers of Risk in Cardiac Rehabilitation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2016

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