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Robert D. Rifkin, MD

Professor, Medicine

Specialty Areas

Cardiology

Board Certifications

Cardiology
Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Referral Information

Physician Referral Required

Areas of Clinical Interest

Imaging, non-invasive cardiology, hemodynamics and fluid flow, clinical statistics, mathematical modeling and computer simulation; supervising and interpreting diagnostic tests, such as echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, treadmill stress test, holter, event and loop monitors.

  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Education

Education

Fellowship: Cardiovascular Diseases, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 1976
Residency: Medicine, Boston University Medical Services, Boston, Massachusetts 1974
Medical School: New York University, New York, New York 1972
B.S.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1968

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

An alternative isovelocity surface model for quantitation of effective regurgitant orifice area in mitral regurgitation with an elongated orifice application to functional mitral regurgitation.
Rifkin RD, Sharma S
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Nov; 3(11)1091-103. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2010.08.013.

PMID:
    21070996
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quantitative estimation of left ventricular ejection fraction from mitral valve E-point to septal separation and comparison to magnetic resonance imaging.
Silverstein JR, Laffely NH, Rifkin RD
Am J Cardiol. 2006 Jan 1; 97(1)137-40.

PMID:
    16377299
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Noninvasive evaluation of pericardial effusion composition by computed tomography.
Rifkin RD, Mernoff DB
Am Heart J. 2005 Jun; 149(6)1120-7.

PMID:
    15976797
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diagnosis of Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection with Intact Interatrial Septum by Echocardiography.
Tighe DA, Thomas NV, Hafer JG, Rousou JA, Engelman RM, Anene CA, Fernandez E, Rifkin RD
Echocardiography. 1998 May; 15(4)405-408.

PMID:
    11175057
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Physiological basis of flow dependence of Gorlin formula valve area in aortic stenosis: analysis using an hydraulic model of pulsatile flow.
Rifkin RD
J Heart Valve Dis. 2000 Nov; 9(6)740-51.

PMID:
    11128779
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Echocardiography allows safer venous cannulation during excision of large right atrial masses.
Rousou JA, Tighe DA, Rifkin RD, Engelman RM, Flack JE 3rd, Deaton DW, Anene CA, Fernandes EA
Ann Thorac Surg. 1998 Feb; 65(2)403-6.

PMID:
    9485236
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Survival in Infarct Related Intramyocardial Dissection Importance of Early Echocardiography and Prompt Surgery.
Tighe DA, Paul JJ, Maniet AR, Flack JE 3rd, Mannion JD, Rifkin RD, Raichlen JS
Echocardiography. 1997 Jul; 14(4)403-408.

PMID:
    11174974
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The influence of myocardial temperature on stunning following coronary revascularization.
Engelman RM, Engelman DT, Rousou JA, Flack JE 3rd, Deaton DW, Tighe DA, Rifkin RD, Gregory CA
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1996 Sep 30; 793319-27.

PMID:
    8906175
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Echocardiographic Findings in Rupture of Long False Tendons: Report of Two Cases.
Rifkin RD, Harper KA, Tighe DA, Elmansoury N, D'Amours J
Echocardiography. 1996 Sep; 13(5)499-502.

PMID:
    11442960
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Pacemaker lead infection: detection by multiplane transesophageal echocardiography.
Tighe DA, Tejada LA, Kirchhoffer JB, Gilmette P, Rifkin RD, Estes NA
Am Heart J. 1996 Mar; 131(3)616-8.

PMID:
    8604651
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparison of proximal isovelocity surface area method with pressure half-time and planimetry in evaluation of mitral stenosis.
Rifkin RD, Harper K, Tighe D
J Am Coll Cardiol. 1995 Aug; 26(2)458-65.

PMID:
    7608451
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of correlated and uncorrelated measurement error on linear regression and correlation in medical method comparison studies.
Rifkin RD
Stat Med. 1995 Apr 30; 14(8)789-98.

PMID:
    7644859
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Screening for latent coronary artery disease by fluoroscopic detection of calcium in the coronary arteries.
Rifkin RD, Uretsky BF
Am J Cardiol. 1993 Feb 15; 71(5)434-6.

PMID:
    8430633
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Operational definition of normal sinus heart rate.
Spodick DH, Raju P, Bishop RL, Rifkin RD
Am J Cardiol. 1992 May 1; 69(14)1245-6.

PMID:
    1575201
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Utility and limitations of linear models for echocardiographic estimation of left ventricular ejection fraction by segmental wall-motion scoring. A geometric analysis.
Rifkin RD
Echocardiography. 1992 May; 9(3)243-52.

PMID:
    10149889
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Postinfarction septal aneurysm with delayed formation of left-to-right shunt.
Mascarenhas DA, Benotti JR, Daggett WM, Rifkin RD, Dave RD, Spodick DH
Am Heart J. 1991 Jul; 122(1 Pt 1)226-30.

PMID:
    2063742
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Detection of coronary artery disease by vasodilator thallium imaging of the heart with amyl nitrite inhalation: a pilot study.
Rifkin RD, Sharma SC, Spraragen S, Claunch B, Shackford H, Patton R
Clin Cardiol. 1991 Jan; 14(1)43-8.

PMID:
    1673366
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of self-correlation on the relation between QT interval and cardiac cycle length.
Spodick DH, Rifkin RD, Rajasingh MC
Am Heart J. 1990 Jul; 120(1)157-60.

PMID:
    2360500
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparison with radionuclide angiography of two new geometric and four nongeometric models for echocardiographic estimation of left ventricular ejection fraction using segmental wall motion scoring.
Rifkin RD, Koito H
Am J Cardiol. 1990 Jun 15; 65(22)1485-90.

PMID:
    2353656
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Value of fluoroscopy in the detection of coronary stenosis: influence of age, sex, and number of vessels calcified on diagnostic efficacy.
Uretsky BF, Rifkin RD, Sharma SC, Reddy PS
Am Heart J. 1988 Feb; 115(2)323-33.

PMID:
    3341167
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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