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Middletown Medical Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Apurva Motivala, MD, FACC, FSCAI served as lead author on a recently published article in the August 2016 edition of Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions, one of the most highly cited and influential international journals in the area of cardiovascular medicine.

The article, Predictors, Trends, and Outcomes (Among Older Patients ≥65 Years of Age) Associated With Beta-Blocker Use in Patients With Stable Angina Undergoing Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, reviewed a group of 755,215 patients, 71.4 percent of whom received a prescription for beta-blockers. The study found that beta-blockers may not significantly improve mortality rates or reduce the number of future cardiovascular incidents for older patients with stable angina but no history of myocardial infarction or heart failure.

Dr. Motivala co-authored the article with colleagues from across the nation, including Valay Parikh, MD of Staten Island University Hospital; Matthew Roe, MD, MHS and David Dai, PhD of Duke Clinical Research Institute/Duke University Medical Center; J. Dawn Abbott, MD of Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University; Abhiram Prasad, MD of the Mayo Clinic and St. George’s, University of London; and Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the best read cardiovascular journal worldwide, and often cited as the number one benefit of membership in the American College of Cardiology. It regularly published peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of cardiovascular disease, including original clinical studies, experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance, state-of-the art papers, viewpoints, and editorials and essays interpreting and commenting on the research presented.

Dr. Motivala, an assistant clinical professor of Medicine at Columbia University, specializes in interventional cardiology and endovascular treatment for peripheral vascular disease. He is Board-Certified in Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. He completed his Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell University Medical College.

Dr. Motivala sees patients at Middletown Medical for general cardiology needs, as well as for coronary and peripheral vascular interventional procedures.

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