Kumar Dharmarajan MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Research Interests

Geriatrics; Cardiology; Aging; Heart failure; Health Outcomes; Hospital Care


Selected Publications

  • Dharmarajan K., Hsieh A.F., Kulkarni V.T., Lin Z., Ross J.S., Horwitz L.I., Kim N., Suter L.G., Lin H., Normand S.L., Krumholz H.M. Trajectories of risk after hospitalization for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, or pneumonia: retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2015 Feb 5;350:h411.
  • Dharmarajan K., Jing L., Xi L., Lin Z., Krumholz H.M., Jiang L.; for the China PEACE Collaborative Group. The China PEACE (patient-centered evaluative assessment of cardiac events) retrospective study of acute myocardial infarction: study design. Circ. Cardiovasc. Qual. Outcomes. 2013 Nov;6(6):732-40.
  • Dharmarajan K., Hsieh A.F., Lin Z., Bueno H., Ross J.S., Horwitz L.I., Barreto-Filho J.A., Kim N., Suter L.G., Bernheim S.M., Drye E.E., Krumholz H.M. Hospital readmission performance and patterns of rehospitalization: a retrospective cohort study of Medicare hospitalizations. BMJ. 2013 Nov 20;347:f6571.
  • Dharmarajan K., Strait K.M., Lagu T., Lindenauer P.K., Tinetti M.E., Lynn J., Li S.X., Krumholz H.M. Acute decompensated heart failure is routinely treated as a cardiopulmonary syndrome. PLoS One. 8(10): e78222.
  • Dharmarajan K., Masoudi F.A., Spertus J.A., Li S.X., Krumholz H.M. Contraindicated initiation of beta blocker therapy in patients hospitalized for heart failure. JAMA Intern. Med. 2013 Sep 9;173(16):1547-9.
  • Dharmarajan K., Hsieh A.F., Lin Z., Bueno H., Ross J.S., Horwitz L.I., Barreto-Filho J.A., Kim N., Bernheim S.M., Suter L.G., Drye E.E., Krumholz H.M. Diagnoses and timing of 30-day readmissions after hospitalization for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, or pneumonia. JAMA. 2013 Jan 23;309(4):355-63.
  • Dharmarajan K., Maurer M.S. Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis in older North Americans. J. Am. Geriatr. Soc. 2012 Apr;60(4):765-74.

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