Ira S Ockene M.D.
Cardiologist | Cardiovascular Disease55 Lake Ave N Department Of Cardio Worcester MA, 01655
Dr. Ira Ockene is a cardiologist practicing in Worcester, MA. Dr. Ockene specializes in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels and the cardiovascular system. These conditions include heart attacks, heart murmurs, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. Dr. Ockene also practices preventative medicine, helping patients maintain a heart-healthy life.
Education and Training
Albert Einstein Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Yeshiva University 1966
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Cardiovascular Disease
- A lipid trial tracking system.
- Comparing food intake using the Dietary Risk Assessment with multiple 24-hour dietary recalls and the 7-Day Dietary Recall.
- Comparing physical activity assessment methods in the Seasonal Variation of Blood Cholesterol Study.
- Seasonal variation of depression and other moods: a longitudinal approach.
- Sequence and seasonal effects of salivary cortisol.
- Seasonal variation in household, occupational, and leisure time physical activity: longitudinal analyses from the seasonal variation of blood cholesterol study.
- Facilitating dietary change: the patient-centered counseling model.
- Sources of variance in daily physical activity levels in the seasonal variation
- Approving high risk, rejecting low risk: the case of two cases.
- Behavioral risk factors among members of a health maintenance organization.
- Precapillary pulmonary hypertension; its relationship to pulmonary venous hypertension.
- Association between eating patterns and obesity in a free-living US adult population.
- Body mass index, but not physical activity, is associated with C-reactive protein.
- Barriers to preventive interventions for coronary heart disease.
- Seasonal variation in serum cholesterol levels: treatment implications and possible mechanisms.
- Association between dietary carbohydrates and body weight.
- Effect of soy protein containing isoflavones on blood lipids in moderately hypercholesterolemic adults: a randomized controlled trial.
- Calculated low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels frequently underestimate directly measured low density lipoprotein cholesterol determinations in patients with serum triglyceride levels < or =4.52 mmol/l: an analysis comparing the LipiDirect mag
- Seasonal variation in food intake, physical activity, and body weight in a predominantly overweight population.
- Association between carbohydrate intake and serum lipids.
- Association between dietary fiber and serum C-reactive protein.
- PDA-assisted low glycemic index dietary intervention for type II diabetes: a pilot study.
- College fitness center emergency readiness.
- Gender differences in predictors of body weight and body weight change in healthy
- Brief supported lifestyle counseling: modest interventions yield modest effects.
- Dietary quality 1 year after diagnosis of coronary heart disease.
- Association between dietary glycemic index, glycemic load, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein.
- Underreporting of energy intake and associated factors in a Latino population at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Seasonal and sex variation of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in healthy adults: a longitudinal study.
- Methodology of a diabetes prevention translational research project utilizing a community-academic partnership for implementation in an underserved Latino community.
- Adherence with urate-lowering therapies for the treatment of gout.
- A simple dietary message to improve dietary quality: Results from a pilot investigation.
- Association of depressive symptoms and lifestyle behaviors among Latinos at risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Number of 24-hour diet recalls needed to estimate energy intake.
- A new dietary inflammatory index predicts interval changes in serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein.
- Methodological limitations of psychosocial interventions in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) A systematic review.
- The dynamics of chronic gout treatment: medication gaps and return to therapy.
- Heart disease in native Americans.
- What are patients actually eating: the dietary practices of cardiovascular disease patients.
- Perceived quality of care and lifestyle counseling among patients with heart disease.
- Awareness of diabetes risk factors and prevention strategies among a sample of low-income Latinos with no known diagnosis of diabetes.
- Association between Depression and C-Reactive Protein.
- Randomized trial of a literacy-sensitive, culturally tailored diabetes
- Activating peripheral arterial disease patients to reduce cholesterol: a randomized trial.
- Design and methods for a pilot randomized clinical trial involving exercise and behavioral activation to treat comorbid type 2 diabetes and major depressive disorder.
- Can we improve adherence to preventive therapies for cardiovascular health?
- Coronary heart disease risk factors in women.
- Gender differences in cholesterol-lowering medication prescribing in peripheral
- Déjà vu all over again.
- Dietary intervention targeting increased fiber consumption for metabolic syndrome.
- Quality of life and baseline characteristics associated with depressive symptoms among patients with heart disease.
- Phone-delivered mindfulness training for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: results of a pilot randomized controlled trial.
- Statin use and risk of diabetes-reply.
- Teaching risk-factor counseling skills to medical students, house staff, and fellows.
- A population-based dietary inflammatory index predicts levels of C-reactive protein in the Seasonal Variation of Blood Cholesterol Study (SEASONS).
- Dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids prolongs platelet survival in hyperlipidemic patients with atherosclerosis.
- Fitness in Young Adults as an Independent Predictor of Risk for Cardiovascular Disease.
- Perspective: Randomized Controlled Trials Are Not a Panacea for Diet-Related Research.
- Psychiatric history, post-discharge distress, and personality characteristics among incident female cases of takotsubo cardiomyopathy: A case-control study.
- Benefits and costs of lifestyle change to reduce risk of chronic disease.
- Pharmacokinetics of intravenous bepridil in patients with coronary disease.
- Venous thromboembolism. Scope of the problem.
- The effect of vegetarian diets on plasma lipid and platelet levels.
- Hemodynamic effects of intravenous bepridil in patients with normal left ventricular function.
- Fever due to clofibrate.
- Fever due to clofibrate.
- Physical, psychologic, social, and economic outcomes after cardiac valve surgery.
- Response of the right ventricle to exercise in patients with chronic heart disease.
- Relationship of psychosocial factors to smoking behavior change in an intervention program.
- Coronary spasm, coronary thrombosis, and myocardial infarction: a hypothesis concerning the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction.
- Arteriovenous fistula masquerading as valvular heart disease.
- The spectrum of coronary artery spasm. The variable variant.
- Acute myocardial infarction provoked by a cold pressor test.
- A psychosocial model of smoking cessation and maintenance of cessation.
- Coronary spasm, coronary thrombosis and myocardial infarction.
- Smoking intervention for cardiac patients: in search of more effective strategies.
- Evaluation of seven Cholestech L.D.X analyzers for total cholesterol determinations.
- Research collaboration between an HMO and an academic medical center: lessons learned.
- Preventing heart attack and death in patients with coronary disease. Endorsed by the board of trustees of the American College of Cardiology.
- Efficacy of the National Cholesterol Education Program Step I diet: a randomized trial incorporating quick-service foods.
- The multilevel compliance challenge: recommendations for a call to action. A statement for healthcare professionals.
- Use of lipid-lowering medication in patients with acute myocardial infarction (Worcester Heart Attack Study).
- When to start cholesterol-lowering therapy in patients with coronary heart disease. A statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association Task Force on Risk Reduction.
- Guide to primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. A statement for healthcare professionals from the Task Force on Risk Reduction. American Heart Association Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee.
- Relationship between leisure-time physical activity and selected dietary variables in the Worcester Area Trial for Counseling in Hyperlipidemia.
- Cigarette smoking, cardiovascular disease, and stroke: a statement for healthcare
- Dietary fat intake and the risk of coronary heart disease in women.
- Primary prevention of coronary heart disease: guidance from Framingham: a statement for healthcare professionals from the AHA Task Force on Risk Reduction. American Heart Association.
- Nutrient Intake Report: a coordination of patient dietary assessment between physicians and registered dietitians.
- 1989 CONSULTANT, SURGEON GENERAL'S REPORTS
- 1992 Consultant, Centers For Disease Control Study
- Preventive Cardiology, High Cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)
- High Cholesterol
- Heart Disease
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Coronary Artery Disease (cad)
- Vascular Disease
- Member UMass Memorial Medical Group
- Brigham & Women'S Hosp, Internal Medicine; Mt Sinai Med Ctr, Cardiovascular Diseases; Bronx Municipal Hosp Ctr, Internal Medicine; Nyu Hospitals Center, Internal Medicine
- Bronx Municipal Hospital Center 1967
- Jacobi Medical Center 1967
- The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York 1969
- New York University School of Medicine Program
- Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Fellow:Cardiology 1972
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