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    John A Paraskos MD

    TitleProfessor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North, S3-861
    Worcester MA 01655
    Phone508-856-3905
        Overview 
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        Academic Background

        Medical School
        Tufts Medical School, 1964
        Residency
        Boston City Hospital
        Fellowship
        Peter Bent Brigham Hospital

        Photo: John A. ParaskosClinical/Research Interests

        Noninvasive Cardiology
        Emergency Cardiac Care
        Stress Echocardiography

        Appointments

        Associate Dean for Admissions

        Director of Diagnostic Cardiology



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        1. Doerfler LA, Paraskos JA. Post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with coronary artery disease: screening and management implications. Can J Cardiol. 2005 Jun; 21(8):689-97.
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        2. Doerfler LA, Paraskos JA, Piniarski L. Relationship of quality of life and perceived control with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms 3 to 6 months after myocardial infarction. J Cardiopulm Rehabil. 2005 May-Jun; 25(3):166-72.
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        3. Doerfler LA, Paraskos JA. Anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression in patients with coronary heart disease: a practical review for cardiac rehabilitation professionals. J Cardiopulm Rehabil. 2004 Nov-Dec; 24(6):414-21.
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        4. Iams JD, Paraskos J, Landon MB, Teteris JN, Johnson FF. Cervical sonography in preterm labor. Obstet Gynecol. 1994 Jul; 84(1):40-6.
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        5. Paraskos JA. History of CPR and the role of the national conference. Ann Emerg Med. 1993 Feb; 22(2 Pt 2):275-80.
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        6. Paraskos JA. Emergency cardiac care. The science behind the art. JAMA. 1992 Oct 28; 268(16):2296-7.
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        7. Paraskos JA. Biblical accounts of resuscitation. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 1992 Jul; 47(3):310-21.
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        8. Cobb LA, Eliastam M, Kerber RE, Melker R, Moss AJ, Newell L, Paraskos JA, Weaver WD, Weil M, Weisfeldt ML. Report of the American Heart Association Task Force on the Future of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Circulation. 1992 Jun; 85(6):2346-55.
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        9. Paraskos JA. Who needs a preoperative electrocardiogram? Arch Intern Med. 1992 Feb; 152(2):261-3.
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        10. Foley MR, Sonek J, Paraskos J, Landon MB, Nicolaides KH. Development and initial experience with a manually controlled spring wire device ("Cordostat") to aid in difficult funipuncture. Obstet Gynecol. 1991 Mar; 77(3):471-5.
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        11. Paraskos JA. Educating the population at risk. Cardiology. 1991; 79(2):81-3.
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        12. Clyne CA, Aurigemma G, Sweeney A, Pezzella AT, Paraskos J, Pape L. Traumatic intracardiac communication: detection by color flow mapping. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1989 Sep-Oct; 2(5):342-5.
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        13. Held AC, Gore JM, Paraskos J, Pape LA, Ball SP, Corrao JM, Alpert JS. Impact of thrombolytic therapy on left ventricular mural thrombi in acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol. 1988 Aug 1; 62(4):310-1.
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        14. Paraskos JA. The innocent murmur. Hosp Pract (Off Ed). 1988 May 30; 23(5A):20-1, 24-5, 28-9.
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        15. Kennedy JW, Atkins JM, Goldstein S, Jaffe AS, Lambrew CT, McIntyre KM, Mueller HS, Paraskos JA, Weaver WD. Recent changes in management of acute myocardial infarction: implications for emergency care physicians. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1988 Feb; 11(2):446-9.
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        16. Leppo J, Plaja J, Gionet M, Tumolo J, Paraskos JA, Cutler BS. Noninvasive evaluation of cardiac risk before elective vascular surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1987 Feb; 9(2):269-76.
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        17. Paraskos JA. External compression without adjuncts. Circulation. 1986 Dec; 74(6 Pt 2):IV33-6.
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        18. Paraskos JA. Cardiovascular pharmacology. III: Atropine, calcium, calcium blockers, and beta-blockers. Circulation. 1986 Dec; 74(6 Pt 2):IV86-9.
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        19. Dalen JE, Paraskos JA, Ockene IS, Alpert JS, Hirsh J. Venous thromboembolism. Scope of the problem. Chest. 1986 May; 89(5 Suppl):370S-373S.
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        20. Malloy PC, Gore JM, Rippe JM, Paraskos JA, Benotti JR, Ockene IS, Alpert JS, Dalen JE. Transient right atrial thrombus resulting in pulmonary embolism detected by two-dimensional echocardiography. Am Heart J. 1984 Oct; 108(4 Pt 1):1047-9.
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        21. Rippe JM, Curley F, Paraskos JA, Schoen FJ, Cohn LH, Alpert JS. Triple-valve endocarditis with unusual echocardiographic findings. Am Heart J. 1984 Mar; 107(3):598-605.
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        22. Pape LA, Rippe JM, Walker WS, Weiner BH, Ockene IS, Paraskos JA, Alpert JS. Effects of the cessation of training on left ventricular function in the racing greyhound. Serial studies in a model of cardiac hypertrophy. Basic Res Cardiol. 1984 Jan-Feb; 79(1):98-109.
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        23. Paraskos JA, Gratema H, Walker WS, Pape LA, Alpert JS. The effect of maximal treadmill exercise on the axis and amplitude of the ventricular depolarization wave. J Electrocardiol. 1983 Apr; 16(2):161-6.
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        24. Haffajee CI, Sacks GM, Alpert JS, Howe JP, Ockene IS, Paraskos JA, Dalen JE. Chronic tocainide therapy for refractory high-grade ventricular arrhythmias. Clin Cardiol. 1983 Feb; 6(2):72-8.
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        25. Rippe JM, Pape LA, Alpert JS, Ockene IS, Paraskos JA, Kotilainen P, Anas J, Webster W. Studies of systolic mechanics and diastolic behavior of the left ventricle in the trained racing greyhound. Basic Res Cardiol. 1982 Nov-Dec; 77(6):619-44.
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        26. Vander Salm TJ, Okike ON, Cutler BS, Paraskos JA, Ferulo J, Daggett W. Improved myocardial preservation by improved distribution of cardioplegic solutions. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1982 May; 83(5):767-71.
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        27. Cutler BS, Wheeler HB, Paraskos JA, Cardullo PA. Applicability and interpretation of electrocardiographic stress testing in patients with peripheral vascular disease. Am J Surg. 1981 Apr; 141(4):501-6.
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        28. Aseltine RG, Feldman CL, Paraskos JA, Moruzzi RL. A simple device for closed loop heart rate control during cardiac rehabilitation. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 1979 Aug; 26(8):456-64.
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        29. Cutler BS, Wheeler HB, Paraskos JA, Cardullo PA. Assessment of operative risk with electrocardiographic exercise testing in patients with peripheral vascular disease. Am J Surg. 1979 Apr; 137(4):484-90.
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        30. Pape LA, Haffajee CI, Markis JE, Ockene IS, Paraskos JA, Dalen JE, Alpert JS. Fatal pulmonary hemorrhage after use of the flow-directed balloon-tipped catheter. Ann Intern Med. 1979 Mar; 90(3):344-7.
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        31. Dalen JE, Haffajee CI, Alpert JS, Howe JP, Ockene IS, Paraskos JA. Pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hemorrhage and pulmonary infarction. N Engl J Med. 1977 Jun 23; 296(25):1431-5.
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        32. Hong WK, Mauer P, Hochman R, Caslowitz JG, Paraskos JA. Amitriptyline cardiotoxicity. Chest. 1974 Sep; 66(3):304-6.
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        33. Paraskos JA, Adelstein SJ, Smith RE, Rickman FD, Grossman W, Dexter L, Dalen JE. Late prognosis of acute pulmonary embolism. N Engl J Med. 1973 Jul 12; 289(2):55-8.
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        34. Grossman W, McLaurin LP, Saltz SB, Paraskos JA, Dalen JE, Dexter L. Changes in the inotropic state of the left ventricle during isometric exercise. Br Heart J. 1973 Jul; 35(7):697-704.
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        35. Grossman W, Haynes F, Paraskos JA, Saltz S, Dalen JE, Dexter L. Alterations in preload and myocardial mechanics in the dog and in man. Circ Res. 1972 Jul; 31(1):83-94.
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        36. Paraskos JA, Grossman W, Saltz S, Dalen JE, Dexter L. A noninvasive technique for the determination of velocity of circumferential fiber shortening in man. Circ Res. 1971 Dec; 29(6):610-5.
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        37. Grossman W, Haynes F, Paraskos JA, Saltz S, Dalen JE, Dexter L. Alterations in preload and myocardial mechanics in the dog and in man. Confin Neurol. 1971; 33(6):83-94.
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        38. Dalen JE, Banas JS, Brooks HL, Evans GL, Paraskos JA, Dexter L. Resolution rate of acute pulmonary embolism in man. N Engl J Med. 1969 May 29; 280(22):1194-9.
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        39. Dalen JE, Evans GL, Banas JS, Brooks HL, Paraskos JA, Dexter L. The hemodynamic and respiratory effects of diazepam (Valium). Anesthesiology. 1969 Mar; 30(3):259-63.
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