Amytis Towfighi, MD

Title(s)Professor of Neurology (Clinical Scholar)
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    American Academy of Neurology2013Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize
    American Heart Association2012Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke
    Princeton Stroke Conference2012Junior Investigator
    California Association of Public Hospitals & Health Systems/California Health Care Safety Net Inst2011Kaiser Permanente Clinical Systems Development Award
    American Neurological Association2011Junior Academic Neurologist
    Massachusetts General Hospital2006Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Day Neurology Award

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    Dr. Towfighi, Associate Professor of Neurology (Clinical Scholar), is Director of Neurological Services for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Associate Chief Medical Officer of Neurological Services and Chief of Neurology at LAC+USC Medical Center. She received her bachelor degree from MIT, MD from Johns Hopkins, completed internship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Neurology Residency at the Harvard Partners Neurology Program (MGH and Brigham and Women's Hospital), and Neurovascular Fellowship at UCLA.

    She has published extensively on sex, race/ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in stroke, and is currently testing two interventions designed to address disparities in post-stroke care. She received the prestigious Robert G. Siekert New Investigator in Stroke Award from the American Heart Association and Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize from the American Academy of Neurology.

    She has been involved in three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of secondary stroke prevention interventions in the Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services (LAC-DHS) public safety-net system: (1) she was the site principal investigator for an American Heart Association-funded multi-center RCT of a chronic-care model based intervention for blood pressure control, SUSTAIN (Systematic Use of STroke Averting Interventions) (Overall PI: Vickrey, UCLA); (2) she is the principal investigator in an American Heart Association-funded RCT of a lifestyle intervention, HEALS (Healthy Eating And Lifestyle after Stroke) (Mentor: Vickrey); and (3) she is the principal investigator (Multiple PI: Towfighi/Vickrey) of an NINDS-funded RCT of a care manager/community health worker team intervention for improving risk factor control after stroke, the “Secondary stroke prevention by Uniting Community and Chronic care model teams Early to End Disparities (SUCCEED)” trial. The SUCCEED intervention is a culturally-tailored, community-based intervention to improve secondary stroke prevention efforts in underserved, socioeconomically disadvantaged communities (primary outcome – blood pressure control). They are enrolling a broad patient population including individuals with transient ischemic attack (TIA), ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

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    1. Health Equity. Stroke. 2021 Aug; 52(9):2972-2973. Morgenstern LB, Towfighi A. PMID: 34315252.
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    2. Primary Care of Adult Patients After Stroke: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2021 Aug; 52(9):e558-e571. Kernan WN, Viera AJ, Billinger SA, Bravata DM, Stark SL, Kasner SE, Kuritzky L, Towfighi A, American Heart Association Stroke Council; Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biol . PMID: 34261351.
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    3. 2021 Guideline for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack: A Guideline From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2021 Jul; 52(7):e364-e467. Kleindorfer DO, Towfighi A, Chaturvedi S, Cockroft KM, Gutierrez J, Lombardi-Hill D, Kamel H, Kernan WN, Kittner SJ, Leira EC, Lennon O, Meschia JF, Nguyen TN, Pollak PM, Santangeli P, Sharrief AZ, Smith SC, Turan TN, Williams LS. PMID: 34024117.
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    4. Contribution of Racial and Ethnic Differences in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Subtype and Burden to Risk of Cerebral Hemorrhage Recurrence. Neurology. 2021 05 18; 96(20):e2469-e2480. Castello JP, Pasi M, Abramson JR, Rodriguez-Torres A, Marini S, Demel S, Gilkerson L, Kubiszewski P, Charidimou A, Kourkoulis C, DiPucchio Z, Schwab K, Gurol ME, Viswanathan A, Anderson CD, Langefeld CD, Flaherty ML, Towfighi A, Greenberg SM, Woo D, Rosand J, Biffi A. PMID: 33883240.
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    5. Effect of a Coordinated Community and Chronic Care Model Team Intervention vs Usual Care on Systolic Blood Pressure in Patients With Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack: The SUCCEED Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 02 01; 4(2):e2036227. Towfighi A, Cheng EM, Ayala-Rivera M, Barry F, McCreath H, Ganz DA, Lee ML, Sanossian N, Mehta B, Dutta T, Razmara A, Bryg R, Song SS, Willis P, Wu S, Ramirez M, Richards A, Jackson N, Wacksman J, Mittman B, Tran J, Johnson RR, Ediss C, Sivers-Teixeira T, Shaby B, Montoya AL, Corrales M, Mojarro-Huang E, Castro M, Gomez P, Muñoz C, Garcia D, Moreno L, Fernandez M, Lopez E, Valdez S, Haber HR, Hill VA, Rao NM, Martinez B, Hudson L, Valle NP, Vickrey BG, Secondary Stroke Prevention by Uniting Community and Chronic Care Model Teams Early to End Dispariti . PMID: 33587132.
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    6. Inequities in Stroke Preparedness in Young Adults: What do we Know and Where Should we Go? Stroke. 2020 12; 51(12):3479-3481. Hanna RF, Ward TJ, Chow DS, Lagana SM, Moreira RK, Emond JC, Weintraub JL, Prince MR, Towfighi A, Skolarus LE. PMID: 33198582.
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    7. Inaugural Health Equity and Actionable Disparities in Stroke: Understanding and Problem-Solving Symposium. Stroke. 2020 11; 51(11):3382-3391. Towfighi A, Benson RT, Tagge R, Moy CS, Wright CB, Ovbiagele B. PMID: 33104474.
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    8. Results of a Pilot Trial of a Lifestyle Intervention for Stroke Survivors: Healthy Eating and Lifestyle after Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Dec; 29(12):105323. Towfighi A, Cheng EM, Hill VA, Barry F, Lee M, Valle NP, Mittman B, Ayala-Rivera M, Moreno L, Espinosa A, Dombish H, Wang D, Ochoa D, Chu A, Atkins M, Vickrey BG. PMID: 33002791.
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    9. Factors Associated With Participation in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: Findings From the SUCCEED Trial. Stroke. 2020 10; 51(10):2910-2917. Lin AM, Vickrey BG, Barry F, Lee ML, Ayala-Rivera M, Cheng E, Montoya AV, Mojarro-Huang E, Gomez P, Castro M, Corrales M, Sivers-Teixeira T, Tran JL, Johnson R, Ediss C, Shaby B, Willis P, Sanossian N, Mehta B, Dutta T, Razmara A, Bryg R, Song S, Towfighi A. PMID: 32912091.
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    10. Erratum: Bridging the gap between research, policy, and practice: Lessons learned from academic-public partnerships in the CTSA network - CORRIGENDUM. J Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Jul 06; 4(4):372. Towfighi A, Orechwa AZ, Aragón TJ, Atkins M, Brown AF, Brown J, Carrasquillo O, Carson S, Fleisher P, Gustafson E, Herman DK, Inkelas M, Liu W, Meeker D, Mehta T, Miller DC, Paul-Brutus R, Potter MB, Rittner SS, Rodriguez B, Rusch D, Skinner A, Yee HF. PMID: 33244423.
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    11. Urban-Rural Inequities in Acute Stroke Care and In-Hospital Mortality. Stroke. 2020 07; 51(7):2131-2138. Hammond G, Luke AA, Elson L, Towfighi A, Joynt Maddox KE. PMID: 32833593.
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    12. Derivation and Application of a Tool to Estimate Benefits From Multiple Therapies That Reduce Recurrent Stroke Risk. Stroke. 2020 05; 51(5):1563-1569. Richards A, Jackson NJ, Cheng EM, Bryg RJ, Brown A, Towfighi A, Sanossian N, Barry F, Li N, Vickrey BG. PMID: 32200759.
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    13. Bridging the gap between research, policy, and practice: Lessons learned from academic-public partnerships in the CTSA network. J Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Mar 10; 4(3):201-208. Hanna RF, Ward TJ, Chow DS, Lagana SM, Moreira RK, Emond JC, Weintraub JL, Prince MR, Towfighi A, Orechwa AZ, Aragón TJ, Atkins M, Brown AF, Brown J, Carrasquillo O, Carson S, Fleisher P, Gustafson E, Herman DK, Inkelas M, Liu W, Meeker D, Mehta T, Miller DC, Paul-Brutus R, Potter MB, Ritner SS, Rodriguez B, Rusch D, Skinner A, Yee HF. PMID: 32695489; PMCID: PMC7348007.
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    14. Less Than Ideal. Stroke. 2018 Dec 07; STROKEAHA118022644. Lin AM, Lin MP, Markovic D, Ovbiagele B, Sanossian N, Towfighi A. PMID: 30580724.
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    15. Low-Calorie Sweetened Beverages and Cardiometabolic Health: A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018 08 28; 138(9):e126-e140. Johnson RK, Lichtenstein AH, Anderson CAM, Carson JA, Després JP, Hu FB, Kris-Etherton PM, Otten JJ, Towfighi A, Wylie-Rosett J, American Heart Association Nutrition Committee of the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Healt . PMID: 30354445.
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    16. Effect of Dysphagia Screening Strategies on Clinical Outcomes After Stroke: A Systematic Review for the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke. Stroke. 2018 03; 49(3):e123-e128. Smith EE, Kent DM, Bulsara KR, Leung LY, Lichtman JH, Reeves MJ, Towfighi A, Whiteley WN, Zahuranec DB, American Heart Association Stroke Council . PMID: 29367332.
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    17. Accuracy of Prediction Instruments for Diagnosing Large Vessel Occlusion in Individuals With Suspected Stroke: A Systematic Review for the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke. Stroke. 2018 03; 49(3):e111-e122. Smith EE, Kent DM, Bulsara KR, Leung LY, Lichtman JH, Reeves MJ, Towfighi A, Whiteley WN, Zahuranec DB, American Heart Association Stroke Council . PMID: 29367333.
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    18. Efficacy of a Chronic Care-Based Intervention on Secondary Stroke Prevention Among Vulnerable Stroke Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 01; 11(1):e003228. Cheng EM, Cunningham WE, Towfighi A, Sanossian N, Bryg RJ, Anderson TL, Barry F, Douglas SM, Hudson L, Ayala-Rivera M, Guterman JJ, Gross-Schulman S, Beanes S, Jones AS, Liu H, Vickrey BG. PMID: 29321134.
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    19. Hospital and demographic characteristics associated with inpatient neurological services in the United States. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2018 01; 164:39-43. Fu KA, Razmara A, Cen SY, Towfighi A, Mack WJ, Sanossian N. PMID: 29156330.
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    20. A Pilot Trial of a Lifestyle Intervention for Stroke Survivors: Design of Healthy Eating and Lifestyle after Stroke (HEALS). J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 Dec; 26(12):2806-2813. Hill VA, Vickrey BG, Cheng EM, Valle NP, Ayala-Rivera M, Moreno L, Munoz C, Dombish H, Espinosa A, Wang D, Ochoa D, Chu A, Heymann R, Towfighi A. PMID: 28823491.
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    21. Race-Ethnic Disparities in Cardiometabolic Risk Profiles among Stroke Survivors with Undiagnosed Diabetes and Prediabetes in the United States. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 Dec; 26(12):2727-2733. Kim O, Ovbiagele B, Valle N, Markovic D, Towfighi A. PMID: 28803784.
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    22. Depression Is Associated with a Higher Risk of Death among Stroke Survivors. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 Dec; 26(12):2870-2879. Razmara A, Valle N, Markovic D, Sanossian N, Ovbiagele B, Dutta T, Towfighi A. PMID: 28780250.
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    23. Stroke Prevention. Semin Neurol. 2017 06; 37(3):235-236. Towfighi A. PMID: 28759905.
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    24. Modifiable Risk Factors for Stroke and Strategies for Stroke Prevention. Semin Neurol. 2017 06; 37(3):237-258. Hill VA, Towfighi A. PMID: 28759906.
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    25. The Role of Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolic Syndrome in Stroke. Semin Neurol. 2017 06; 37(3):267-273. Tang XN, Liebeskind DS, Towfighi A. PMID: 28759908.
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    26. Using Beta-Version mHealth Technology for Team-Based Care Management to Support Stroke Prevention: An Assessment of Utility and Challenges. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 May 23; 6(5):e94. Ramirez M, Wu S, Ryan G, Towfighi A, Vickrey BG. PMID: 28536094.
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    27. Tale of 2 Health-care Systems: Disparities in Demographic and Clinical Characteristics between 2 Ischemic Stroke Populations in Los Angeles County. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 Jun; 26(6):1357-1362. Towfighi A, Patel E, Sanossian N, Valle NP, Ovbiagele B. PMID: 28279550.
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    28. Randomized controlled trial of a coordinated care intervention to improve risk factor control after stroke or transient ischemic attack in the safety net: Secondary stroke prevention by Uniting Community and Chronic care model teams Early to End Disparities (SUCCEED). BMC Neurol. 2017 Feb 06; 17(1):24. Towfighi A, Cheng EM, Ayala-Rivera M, McCreath H, Sanossian N, Dutta T, Mehta B, Bryg R, Rao N, Song S, Razmara A, Ramirez M, Sivers-Teixeira T, Tran J, Mojarro-Huang E, Montoya A, Corrales M, Martinez B, Willis P, Macias M, Ibrahim N, Wu S, Wacksman J, Haber H, Richards A, Barry F, Hill V, Mittman B, Cunningham W, Liu H, Ganz DA, Factor D, Vickrey BG. PMID: 28166784.
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    29. Age, sex, and race/ethnic temporal trends in metabolic syndrome prevalence among individuals with myocardial infarction or stroke in the United States. J Neurol Sci. 2017 May 15; 376:24-28. Lekoubou A, Ovbiagele B, Markovic D, Sanossian N, Towfighi A. PMID: 28431619.
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    30. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2017 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2017 03 07; 135(10):e146-e603. Benjamin EJ, Blaha MJ, Chiuve SE, Cushman M, Das SR, Deo R, de Ferranti SD, Floyd J, Fornage M, Gillespie C, Isasi CR, Jiménez MC, Jordan LC, Judd SE, Lackland D, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth L, Liu S, Longenecker CT, Mackey RH, Matsushita K, Mozaffarian D, Mussolino ME, Nasir K, Neumar RW, Palaniappan L, Pandey DK, Thiagarajan RR, Reeves MJ, Ritchey M, Rodriguez CJ, Roth GA, Rosamond WD, Sasson C, Towfighi A, Tsao CW, Turner MB, Virani SS, Voeks JH, Willey JZ, Wilkins JT, Wu JH, Alger HM, Wong SS, Muntner P, American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee . PMID: 28122885.
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    31. Poststroke Depression: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2017 Feb; 48(2):e30-e43. Towfighi A, Ovbiagele B, El Husseini N, Hackett ML, Jorge RE, Kissela BM, Mitchell PH, Skolarus LE, Whooley MA, Williams LS, American Heart Association Stroke Council; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; and Council . PMID: 27932603.
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    32. Association of Secondhand Smoke With Stroke Outcomes. Stroke. 2016 11; 47(11):2828-2835. Lin MP, Ovbiagele B, Markovic D, Towfighi A. PMID: 27729574.
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    33. Trends in Transient Ischemic Attack Hospitalizations in the United States. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Sep 24; 5(9). Ramirez L, Kim-Tenser MA, Sanossian N, Cen S, Wen G, He S, Mack WJ, Towfighi A. PMID: 27664805.
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    34. Trends in Acute Ischemic Stroke Hospitalizations in the United States. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 05 11; 5(5). Ramirez L, Kim-Tenser MA, Sanossian N, Cen S, Wen G, He S, Mack WJ, Towfighi A. PMID: 27169548.
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    35. Comparison of risk scores for the prediction of stroke in African Americans: Findings from the Jackson Heart Study. Am Heart J. 2016 Jul; 177:25-32. Foraker RE, Greiner M, Sims M, Tucker KL, Towfighi A, Bidulescu A, Shoben AB, Smith S, Talegawkar S, Blackshear C, Wang W, Hardy NC, O'Brien E. PMID: 27297846.
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    36. Key Factors Associated with Major Depression in a National Sample of Stroke Survivors. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 May; 25(5):1090-1095. Hirata S, Ovbiagele B, Markovic D, Towfighi A. PMID: 26875019.
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    37. Effect of B-vitamins on stroke risk among individuals with vascular disease who are not on antiplatelets: A meta-analysis. Int J Stroke. 2016 Feb; 11(2):206-11. Park JH, Saposnik G, Ovbiagele B, Markovic D, Towfighi A. PMID: 26783312.
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    38. Executive Summary: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics--2016 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016 Jan 26; 133(4):447-54. Writing Group Members , Mozaffarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett DK, Blaha MJ, Cushman M, Das SR, de Ferranti S, Després JP, Fullerton HJ, Howard VJ, Huffman MD, Isasi CR, Jiménez MC, Judd SE, Kissela BM, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Liu S, Mackey RH, Magid DJ, McGuire DK, Mohler ER, Moy CS, Muntner P, Mussolino ME, Nasir K, Neumar RW, Nichol G, Palaniappan L, Pandey DK, Reeves MJ, Rodriguez CJ, Rosamond W, Sorlie PD, Stein J, Towfighi A, Turan TN, Virani SS, Woo D, Yeh RW, Turner MB, American Heart Association Statistics Committee , Stroke Statistics Subcommittee . PMID: 26811276.
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    39. Patterns and Predictors of Blood Pressure Treatment, Control, and Outcomes among Stroke Survivors in the United States. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Apr; 25(4):857-65. Razmara A, Ovbiagele B, Markovic D, Towfighi A. PMID: 26778599.
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    40. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2016 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016 Jan 26; 133(4):e38-360. Writing Group Members , Mozaffarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett DK, Blaha MJ, Cushman M, Das SR, de Ferranti S, Després JP, Fullerton HJ, Howard VJ, Huffman MD, Isasi CR, Jiménez MC, Judd SE, Kissela BM, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Liu S, Mackey RH, Magid DJ, McGuire DK, Mohler ER, Moy CS, Muntner P, Mussolino ME, Nasir K, Neumar RW, Nichol G, Palaniappan L, Pandey DK, Reeves MJ, Rodriguez CJ, Rosamond W, Sorlie PD, Stein J, Towfighi A, Turan TN, Virani SS, Woo D, Yeh RW, Turner MB, American Heart Association Statistics Committee , Stroke Statistics Subcommittee . PMID: 26673558.
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    41. "Life's Simple 7" and Long-Term Mortality After Stroke. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Nov 20; 4(11). Lin MP, Ovbiagele B, Markovic D, Towfighi A. PMID: 26588943.
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    42. Association of Insurance Status with Stroke-Related Mortality and Long-term Survival after Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2015 Aug; 24(8):1924-30. McManus M, Ovbiagele B, Markovic D, Towfighi A. PMID: 26051667.
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    43. Systolic blood pressure and mortality after stroke: too low, no go? Stroke. 2015 May; 46(5):1307-13. Lin MP, Ovbiagele B, Markovic D, Towfighi A. PMID: 25765723.
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    44. Differential effect of B-vitamin therapy by antiplatelet use on risk of recurrent vascular events after stroke. Stroke. 2015 Mar; 46(3):870-3. Arshi B, Ovbiagele B, Markovic D, Saposnik G, Towfighi A. PMID: 25649801.
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    45. Heart disease and stroke statistics--2015 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2015 Jan 27; 131(4):e29-322. Mozaffarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett DK, Blaha MJ, Cushman M, de Ferranti S, Després JP, Fullerton HJ, Howard VJ, Huffman MD, Judd SE, Kissela BM, Lackland DT, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Liu S, Mackey RH, Matchar DB, McGuire DK, Mohler ER, Moy CS, Muntner P, Mussolino ME, Nasir K, Neumar RW, Nichol G, Palaniappan L, Pandey DK, Reeves MJ, Rodriguez CJ, Sorlie PD, Stein J, Towfighi A, Turan TN, Virani SS, Willey JZ, Woo D, Yeh RW, Turner MB, American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee . PMID: 25520374.
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    46. Homocysteine-lowering therapy and risk of recurrent stroke, myocardial infarction and death: the impact of age in the VISP trial. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014; 37(4):263-7. Towfighi A, Arshi B, Markovic D, Ovbiagele B. PMID: 24751920.
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    47. Consistency of blood pressure control after ischemic stroke: prevalence and prognosis. Stroke. 2014 May; 45(5):1313-7. Towfighi A, Markovic D, Ovbiagele B. PMID: 24676779.
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    48. National women's knowledge of stroke warning signs, overall and by race/ethnic group. Stroke. 2014 Apr; 45(4):1180-2. Mochari-Greenberger H, Towfighi A, Mosca L. PMID: 24646615.
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    49. Guidelines for the prevention of stroke in women: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2014 May; 45(5):1545-88. Bushnell C, McCullough LD, Awad IA, Chireau MV, Fedder WN, Furie KL, Howard VJ, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Piña IL, Reeves MJ, Rexrode KM, Saposnik G, Singh V, Towfighi A, Vaccarino V, Walters MR, American Heart Association Stroke Council , Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing , Council on Clinical Cardiology , Council on Epidemiology and Prevention , Council for High Blood Pressure Research . PMID: 24503673.
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    50. Executive summary: heart disease and stroke statistics--2014 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2014 Jan 21; 129(3):399-410. Go AS, Mozaffarian D, Roger VL, Benjamin EJ, Berry JD, Blaha MJ, Dai S, Ford ES, Fox CS, Franco S, Fullerton HJ, Gillespie C, Hailpern SM, Heit JA, Howard VJ, Huffman MD, Judd SE, Kissela BM, Kittner SJ, Lackland DT, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Mackey RH, Magid DJ, Marcus GM, Marelli A, Matchar DB, McGuire DK, Mohler ER, Moy CS, Mussolino ME, Neumar RW, Nichol G, Pandey DK, Paynter NP, Reeves MJ, Sorlie PD, Stein J, Towfighi A, Turan TN, Virani SS, Wong ND, Woo D, Turner MB, American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee . PMID: 24446411.
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    65. Stroke declines from third to fourth leading cause of death in the United States: historical perspective and challenges ahead. Stroke. 2011 Aug; 42(8):2351-5. Towfighi A, Saver JL. PMID: 21778445.
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    66. No time to 'weight': the link between obesity and stroke in women. Womens Health (Lond). 2011 Jul; 7(4):453-63. Antillon D, Towfighi A. PMID: 21790338.
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    67. Efficacy of fibrates for cardiovascular risk reduction in persons with atherogenic dyslipidemia: a meta-analysis. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Aug; 217(2):492-8. Lee M, Saver JL, Towfighi A, Chow J, Ovbiagele B. PMID: 21592479.
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    76. Therapeutic milestone: stroke declines from the second to the third leading organ- and disease-specific cause of death in the United States. Stroke. 2010 Mar; 41(3):499-503. Towfighi A, Ovbiagele B, Saver JL. PMID: 20075347.
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    81. Partial peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonist angiotensin receptor blockers. Potential multipronged strategy in stroke prevention. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2008; 26(2):106-12. Towfighi A, Ovbiagele B. PMID: 18560212.
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    83. A computerized algorithm for etiologic classification of ischemic stroke: the Causative Classification of Stroke System. Stroke. 2007 Nov; 38(11):2979-84. Ay H, Benner T, Arsava EM, Furie KL, Singhal AB, Jensen MB, Ayata C, Towfighi A, Smith EE, Chong JY, Koroshetz WJ, Sorensen AG. PMID: 17901381.
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    86. CSF soluble Fas correlates with the severity of HIV-associated dementia. Neurology. 2004 Feb 24; 62(4):654-6. Towfighi A, Skolasky RL, St Hillaire C, Conant K, McArthur JC. PMID: 14981191.
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