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James L. Vacek, MD, MS, FACC, FACP, FAHA

Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
Medical School, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha NE
Residency, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO
Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO


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Clinical Interests

  • Cardiac Prevention and Wellness
  • Cardiac CT Angiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Research
  • Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors and Public Education

Research Interests

  • Cardiac Prevention and Wellness
  • Information Technology Application
  • Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factor Modification
  • Clinical Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peer Reviewed Journal Activities

Editorial Consultant - American Journal of Cardiology, CHEST, American Heart Journal, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, Postgraduate Medicine, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart and Lung, Southern Medical Journal

Research Projects
Active projects

  • Investigation of calcitonin analogues in rat and primate models. Sponsored by Vasogenix.
  • Investigation of diabetic rat model related to exercise modulated changes in electrocardiographic parameters as well as cardiac lymphatic presence and function. Original research project.
  • Statin influence on atrial fibrillation occurrence in post cardiac surgery patients. Original research project.
  • Study of carotid intimal medial thickness in noncaucasian population. Original research project.
  • Hypertensive medication use in the Kansas Medicaid population. Original research project.
  • Omega 3 fatty acid use and impact on cardiac outcomes derived from the CV master database. Original research project.
  • Impact of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Use on the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease. Original research project.
  • Potential interaction between protein pump inhibitors and clopidogrel. Original research project.
  • Development of Visual3DxTM ischemia markers using digital ECGs obtained from patients being evaluated for acute chest pain. Sponsored by NewCardio.
  • Impact of Bisphosphonate Use on the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiovascular Patients. Original research project.
  • Coumadin management: study of factors which promote therapeutic outcomes. Original research project.
  • Vitamin D levels and cardiovascular outcomes and mortality. Original research project.
  • Ezetimibe in Combination with a Statin Does Not Reduce All- Cause Mortality and Failure of Ezetimibe to Raise HDL in a Community Based Population. Original research project.
  • Coronary stent outcomes comparing bare metal vs drug eluting stents and the impact of statin and other lipid lowering therapy. Original research project.
  • The Impact of Amiodarone Therapy Duration on Thyroid Function. Original research project.
  • Prediction of atrial fibrillation recurrence from clinical risk factors. Original research project.
  • Survival Factors and Effect of Medications in Subjects with Diastolic Dysfunction Who Do Not Have Cardiomyopathy or Heart Failure. Original research project.
  • The Impact of Particulate Matter and Air Pollutants on Cardiovascular Events. Original research project.
Last modified: Aug 26, 2019

James L. Vacek, MD, MS, FACC, FACP, FAHA

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James L. Vacek, MD, MS, FACC, FACP, FAHA
Professor of Medicine - Cardiology

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