Dr. deFilippi's special interests include caring for patients with concomitant kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. He oversees the cardiac evaluation program of patients who are being considered for kidney transplant. He has clinical expertise in echocardiography and diagnostic cardiac catheterization being actively involved with both at the University. Dr. deFilippi has an active clinical research program in collaboration with cardiologists, nephrologists, emergency medicine physicians and clinical chemists throughout the country evaluating how blood tests can be best used to identify patients with kidney disease may best benefit from further heart tests or treatments. He is board certified in cardiovascular diseases.
Currently Dr deFilippi is conducting several multi-center studies to establish novel uses for several established blood based cardiac biomarkers and evaluating the utility of several new cardiac markers. The focus is on those with underlying renal disease and identifying significant coronary disease in asymptomatic, but potentially higher-risk populations such as the elderly.
Dr. deFilippi has a general cardiology practice that focuses on patients with renal disease, but is actively involved in seeing general cardiology patients with ischemic heart disease and is frequently involved in teaching Cardiology and general internal medicine trainees.
deFilippi CR. Wasserman S. Rosanio S. et al. Cardiac troponins and C-reactive protein for predicting prognosis, coronary atherosclerosis and cardiomyopathy in patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis. JAMA 2003;290:353-9
Khan IA, Fink J, Nass C, Chen H, Christenson R, deFilippi CR. N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide And B-Type Natriuretic Peptide For Identifying Coronary Artery Disease And Left Ventricular Hypertrophy In Ambulatory Chronic Kidney Disease Patients. Am J Cardiol 2006 (In Press)