Tamara Horwich, M.D., F.A.C.C.

A Short Biography:

Tamara Horwich, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Co-Director of the UCLa Women's Cardiovascular Center. Dr. Horwich is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her internal medicine and cardiology training at UCLA. She holds a Masters of Science in clinical research from UCLA. Dr. Horwich’s main research interests lie in studying outcomes and novel therapies for heart disease in women and patients with heart failure. Dr. Horwich’s clinical activities include seeing patients in the UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, treatment, management and heart transplant evaluation of advanced heart failure patients at the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center as well as attending in the UCLA echocardiography laboratory. Dr. Horwich was an active member of the National Heart Failure Guidelines Writing Group for the American College of Cardiology Foundation / American Heart Association. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association and has been an invited speaker and moderator at the scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Failure Society of America.

Work Titles
UCLA Associate Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Associate Professor In-Residence, Cardiology
Education:
Degrees:
B.A., Brown University, 1994
M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians,Surgeons, 1999
M.S., UCLA, 2007
F.A.C.C., American College of Cardiology, 2009
Certifications:
Certifications:
2006 American Board of Internal Medicine
2002 American Board of Internal Medicine

Contact Information:

Work Phone Number:

310-825-9011

Mailing Address:

Practice Location
100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA School of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
10833 LeConte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Publications:

Yancy Clyde W, Jessup Mariell, Bozkurt Biykem, Masoudi Frederick A, Butler Javed, McBride Patrick E, Casey Donald E, McMurray John J V, Drazner Mark H, Mitchell Judith E, Fonarow Gregg C, Peterson Pamela N, Geraci Stephen A, Horwich Tamara, Januzzi James L, Johnson Maryl R, Kasper Edward K, Levy Wayne C, Riegel Barbara, Sam Flora, Stevenson Lynne W, Tang W H Wilson, Tsai Emily J, Wilkoff Bruce L, Wilkoff Bruce L   2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2013; .
Middlekauff Holly R, Verity M Anthony, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C, Hamilton Michele A, Shieh Perry   Intact skeletal muscle mitochondrial enzyme activity but diminished exercise capacity in advanced heart failure patients on optimal medical and device therapy Clinical research in cardiology : official journal of the German Cardiac Society, 2013; 6(3): .
Loh John C, Creaser Julie, Rourke Darlene A, Livingston Nancy, Harrison Tamara K, Vandenbogaart Elizabeth, Moriguchi Jaime, Hamilton Michele A, Tseng Chi-Hong, Fonarow Gregg C, Horwich Tamara B   Temporal trends in treatment and outcomes for advanced heart failure with reduced ejection fraction from 1993-2010: findings from a university referral center Circulation. Heart failure, 2013; 6(3): 411-9.
Middlekauff Holly R, Vigna Chris, Verity M Anthony, Fonarow Gregg C, Horwich Tamara B, Hamilton Michele A, Shieh Perry, Tupling A Russell   Abnormalities of calcium handling proteins in skeletal muscle mirror those of the heart in humans with heart failure: a shared mechanism? Journal of cardiac failure, 2012; 18(9): 724-33.
Buch Eric, Bradfield Jason, Larson Tianne, Horwich Tamara   Effect of bioimpedance body composition analysis on function of implanted cardiac devices Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE, 2012; 35(6): 681-4.
Tomova G Sofia, Nimbal Vani, Horwich Tamara B   Relation between hemoglobin a(1c) and outcomes in heart failure patients with and without diabetes mellitus The American journal of cardiology, 2012; 109(12): 1767-73.
Clark Adrienne L, Chyu Jennifer, Horwich Tamara B   The obesity paradox in men versus women with systolic heart failure The American journal of cardiology, 2012; 110(1): 77-82.
Srikanthan Preethi, Horwich Tamara B   The obesity paradox: time for a new look at an old paradigm Revista española de cardiología (English ed.), 2012; 65(5): 403-4.
Bui Anh L, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Epidemiology and risk profile of heart failure Nature reviews. Cardiology, 2011; 8(1): 30-41.
Horwich Tamara B, Broderick Samuel, Chen Leway, McCullough Peter A, Strzelczyk Theresa, Kitzman Dalane W, Fletcher Gerald, Safford Robert E, Ewald Gregory, Fine Lawrence J, Ellis Stephen J, Fonarow Gregg C   Relation among body mass index, exercise training, and outcomes in chronic systolic heart failure The American journal of cardiology, 2011; 108(12): 1754-9.
Horwich Tamara B, Middlekauff Holly R, Maclellan W Robb, Fonarow Gregg C   Statins do not significantly affect muscle sympathetic nerve activity in humans with nonischemic heart failure: a double-blind placebo-controlled trial Journal of cardiac failure, 2011; 17(11): 879-86.
Clark Adrienne L, Fonarow Gregg C, Horwich Tamara B   Waist circumference, body mass index, and survival in systolic heart failure: the obesity paradox revisited Journal of cardiac failure, 2011; 17(5): 374-80.
Sachdeva Amit, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Comparison of usefulness of each of five predictors of mortality and urgent transplantation in patients with advanced heart failure The American journal of cardiology, 2010; 106(6): 830-5.
Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Glucose, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes relevance to incidence of heart failure Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2010; 55(4): 283-93.
Shah Digish D, Fonarow Gregg C, Horwich Tamara B   Metformin therapy and outcomes in patients with advanced systolic heart failure and diabetes Journal of cardiac failure, 2010; 16(3): 200-6.
Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Regidor Deborah L, Kovesdy Csaba P, Van Wyck David, Bunnapradist Suphamai, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Fluid retention is associated with cardiovascular mortality in patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis Circulation, 2009; 119(5): 671-9.
Horwich Tamara   Low-density lipoprotein in the setting of congestive heart failure: is lower really better? Current atherosclerosis reports, 2009; 11(5): 343-9.
Horwich Tamara B, Leifer Eric S, Brawner Clinton A, Fitz-Gerald Meredith B, Fonarow Gregg C, Fonarow Gregg C   The relationship between body mass index and cardiopulmonary exercise testing in chronic systolic heart failure American heart journal, 2009; 158(4 Suppl): S31-6.
Horwich Tamara B, Hernandez Adrian F, Liang Li, Albert Nancy M, Labresh Kenneth A, Yancy Clyde W, Fonarow Gregg C, Fonarow Gregg C   Weekend hospital admission and discharge for heart failure: association with quality of care and clinical outcomes American heart journal, 2009; 158(3): 451-8.
Horwich Tamara B, Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, MacLellan Robb W, Fonarow Gregg C   Albumin levels predict survival in patients with systolic heart failure American heart journal, 2008; 155(5): 883-9.
Horwich Tamara B, Hernandez Adrian F, Dai David, Yancy Clyde W, Fonarow Gregg C   Cholesterol levels and in-hospital mortality in patients with acute decompensated heart failure American heart journal, 2008; 156(6): 1170-6.
Krantz Mori J, Tanner Justin, Horwich Tamara B, Yancy Clyde, Albert Nancy M, Hernandez Adrian F, Dai David, Fonarow Gregg C, Fonarow Gregg C   Influence of hospital length of stay for heart failure on quality of care The American journal of cardiology, 2008; 102(12): 1693-7.
Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Measures of obesity and outcomes after myocardial infarction Circulation, 2008; 118(5): 469-71.
Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Anker Stefan D, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Nutritional and anti-inflammatory interventions in chronic heart failure The American journal of cardiology, 2008; 101(11A): 89E-103E.
Horwich Tamara B, Middlekauff Holly R   Potential autonomic nervous system effects of statins in heart failure Heart failure clinics, 2008; 4(2): 163-70.
Cheng Richard K, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Relation of systolic blood pressure to survival in both ischemic and nonischemic systolic heart failure The American journal of cardiology, 2008; 102(12): 1698-705.
Fonarow Gregg C, Peacock William F, Horwich Tamara B, Phillips Christopher O, Givertz Michael M, Lopatin Margarita, Wynne Janet, Wynne Janet   Usefulness of B-type natriuretic peptide and cardiac troponin levels to predict in-hospital mortality from ADHERE The American journal of cardiology, 2008; 101(2): 231-7.
Horwich Tamara B, MacLellan W Robb   Atorvastatin and statins in the treatment of heart failure Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy, 2007; 8(17): 3061-8.
Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Kovesdy Csaba P, Derose Stephen F, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Racial and survival paradoxes in chronic kidney disease Nature clinical practice. Nephrology, 2007; 3(9): 493-506.
Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Reverse epidemiology beyond dialysis patients: chronic heart failure, geriatrics, rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, and AIDS Seminars in dialysis, 2007; 20(6): 549-53.
Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Horwich Tamara B, Oreopoulos Antigone, Kovesdy Csaba P, Younessi Houman, Anker Stefan D, Morley John E   Risk factor paradox in wasting diseases Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care, 2007; 10(4): 433-42.
von Haehling Stephan, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C, Anker Stefan D   Tipping the scale: heart failure, body mass index, and prognosis Circulation, 2007; 116(6): 588-90.
Eshaghian Shervin, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   An unexpected inverse relationship between HbA1c levels and mortality in patients with diabetes and advanced systolic heart failure American heart journal, 2006; 151(1): 91.
Horwich Tamara B, Hamilton Michele A, Fonarow Gregg C   B-type natriuretic peptide levels in obese patients with advanced heart failure Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2006; 47(1): 85-90.
Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Abbott Kevin C, Kronenberg Florian, Anker Stefan D, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Epidemiology of dialysis patients and heart failure patients Seminars in nephrology, 2006; 26(2): 118-33.
Eshaghian Shervin, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Relation of loop diuretic dose to mortality in advanced heart failure The American journal of cardiology, 2006; 97(12): 1759-64.
Afsarmanesh Nasim, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Total cholesterol levels and mortality risk in nonischemic systolic heart failure American heart journal, 2006; 152(6): 1077-83.
Smooke Stephanie, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Insulin-treated diabetes is associated with a marked increase in mortality in patients with advanced heart failure American heart journal, 2005; 149(1): 168-74.
Ralli Sonia, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Relationship between anemia, cardiac troponin I, and B-type natriuretic peptide levels and mortality in patients with advanced heart failure American heart journal, 2005; 150(6): 1220-7.
Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Abbott Kevin C, Salahudeen Abdulla K, Kilpatrick Ryan D, Horwich Tamara B   Survival advantages of obesity in dialysis patients The American journal of clinical nutrition, 2005; 81(3): 543-54.
Tiersten Amy, Wo Jennifer, Jacobson Caron, Weitzman Aaron, Horwich Tamara, Hesdorffer Charles, Savage David, Troxel Andrea   Cardiac toxicity observed in association with high-dose cyclophosphamide-based chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland), 2004; 13(4): 341-6.
Horwich Tamara, Foster Elyse, De Marco Teresa, Tseng Zian, Saxon Leslie   Effects of resynchronization therapy on cardiac function in pacemaker patients "upgraded" to biventricular devices Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology, 2004; 15(11): 1284-9.
Horwich Tamara B, MacLellan W Robb, Fonarow Gregg C   Statin therapy is associated with improved survival in ischemic and non-ischemic heart failure Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2004; 43(4): 642-8.
Horwich Tamara B, Patel Jignesh, MacLellan W Robb, Fonarow Gregg C   Cardiac troponin I is associated with impaired hemodynamics, progressive left ventricular dysfunction, and increased mortality rates in advanced heart failure Circulation, 2003; 108(7): 833-8.
Fonarow Gregg C, Horwich Tamara B   Cholesterol and mortality in heart failure: the bad gone good? Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2003; 42(11): 1941-3.
Horwich Tamara, Lee Seung-Joon, Saxon Leslie   Usefulness of QRS prolongation in predicting risk of inducible monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in patients referred for electrophysiologic studies The American journal of cardiology, 2003; 92(7): 804-9.
Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C, Hamilton Michele A, MacLellan W Robb, Borenstein Jeff   Anemia is associated with worse symptoms, greater impairment in functional capacity and a significant increase in mortality in patients with advanced heart failure Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2002; 39(11): 1780-6.
Horwich Tamara B, Hamilton Michele A, Maclellan W Robb, Fonarow Gregg C   Low serum total cholesterol is associated with marked increase in mortality in advanced heart failure Journal of cardiac failure, 2002; 8(4): 216-24.
Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Prevention of heart failure Current cardiology reports, 2002; 4(3): 194-9.
Horwich, T. B. Fonarow, G. C. Hamilton, M. A. MacLellan, W. R. Woo, M. A. Tillisch, J. H.   The relationship between obesity and mortality in patients with heart failure J Am Coll Cardiol, 2001; 38(3): 789-95.
Motie Marjan, Evangelista Lorraine S, Horwich Tamara, Hamilton Michele, Lombardo Dawn, Cooper Dan M, Galassetti Pietro R, Fonarow Gregg C   Pro-HEART - a randomized clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a high protein diet targeting obese individuals with heart failure: rationale, design and baseline characteristics Contemporary clinical trials, 2013; 36(2): 371-81.
Yancy Clyde W, Jessup Mariell, Bozkurt Biykem, Butler Javed, Casey Donald E, Drazner Mark H, Fonarow Gregg C, Geraci Stephen A, Horwich Tamara, Januzzi James L, Johnson Maryl R, Kasper Edward K, Levy Wayne C, Masoudi Frederick A, McBride Patrick E, McMurray John J V, Mitchell Judith E, Peterson Pamela N, Riegel Barbara, Sam Flora, Stevenson Lynne W, Tang W H Wilson, Tsai Emily J, Wilkoff Bruce L   2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of heart failure: executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines Circulation, 2013; 128(16): 1810-52.
Chyu Jennifer, Fonarow Gregg C, Tseng Chi Hong, Horwich Tamara B   Four-variable risk model in men and women with heart failure Circulation. Heart failure, 2014; 7(1): 88-95.
Ebong Imo A, Watson Karol E, Goff David C, Bluemke David A, Srikanthan Preethi, Horwich Tamara, Bertoni Alain G   Association of menopause age and N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 2014; .
Clark Adrienne L, Fonarow Gregg C, Horwich Tamara B   Obesity and the obesity paradox in heart failure Progress in cardiovascular diseases, 2014; 56(4): 409-14.
Kim Juyong Brian, Hama Susan, Hough Greg, Navab Mohamad, Fogelman Alan M, Maclellan W Robb, Horwich Tamara B, Fonarow Gregg C   Heart failure is associated with impaired anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of high-density lipoproteins The American journal of cardiology, 2013; 112(11): 1770-7.
Ebong Imo A, Watson Karol E, Goff David C, Bluemke David A, Srikanthan Preethi, Horwich Tamara, Bertoni Alain G   Age at menopause and incident heart failure: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 2014; 21(6): 585-91.

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