Faculty

Robert L Carhart Jr, MD

Robert L Carhart Jr, MD
Appointed 02/28/90
Women's Health Network
5TH FL University Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202

315 464-9572

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: Cardiology
  • Medicine - Community Campus: Cardiology
  • Upstate Heart and Vascular Center: Cardiology

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Medicine

Clinic/Unit

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1997, Cardiology
  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1994, Chief Resident
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1990

Clinical Interests

  • Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease, General Cardiology

Education Interests

  • Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program

Research Interests

  • Cardiac rehabilitation; Cardiac ischemia; Aggressive medical therapy; Congestive Heart Failure

Specialties & Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Angina
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain (Heart Related)
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetes and Heart Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Infection
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocarditis
  • Palpitations
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia or PSVT
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Sudden Cardiac Death, Family History of
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

Treats

  • Adults

Treatments/Services

  • Blood Tests to Determine Risk of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Cardioversion
  • Chest Pain Treatment
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Electrocardiograph Tests (EKG)
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiogram
  • Exercise Stress Test
  • Heart Ultrasounds
  • Outpatient Therapy and Medication Management
  • Physical Examination for Heart & Vascular Disorders
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Ultrasound Tests - Heart and Vascular

Associations/Memberships

  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC), Fellow
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • VA Medical Center

Publications

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Research Abstract

Resistance exercise training on glucose tolerance in type 2 diabetics

Site Principle Investigator: Jill Kanaley, Ph.D
Site Co-Investigator: Robert L. Carhart, Jr., MD
Investigation site: Syracuse University
Dates of Study: January 1997 - June 1999

MERIT - HF Metoprolol CR/XL Randomized Intervention Trial in Congestive Heart

Failure: A Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Survival Study with Metoprolol CR/XL in patents with Decreased Ejection Fraction and Symptoms of Heart Failure Trial

Site Principle Investigator: Raymond Carlson, MD
Site Co-Investigators Robert Carhart, Jr., MD; Martha Castle, RN; Lisa C. Kozlowski, MD; Harold Smulyan, MD; Jared Widell, MD
Sponsor: Astra USA
Investigation Site: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Dates of Study: April 1997 - October 31, 1998

Phase II: International Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled Trial Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Orofiban in Patients with Unstable Coronary Syndrome (TIMI 16).

Site Principle Investigator: Robert Carhart, Jr., MD
Site Co-Investigators: Raymond Carlson, MD; Martha Castle, RN; Lisa C. Kozlowski, MD; Matthew O'Hern, MD; Frank Torres, MD; Jared Widell, MD
IRB #: IRB# 3749
Sponsor: Searle
Investigation Site: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Dates of Study: July 1998 - January 1999

The Effect of LDL-Cholesterol Lowering Beyond Currently Recommended Minimum Targets on Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Recurrence in Patients with Pre-existing CHD.

Site Principle Investigator: Lisa C. Kozlowski, MD
Site Co-Investigators: Robert L. Carhart, Jr., MD; Martha Castle, RN; Jared Widell, MD; Frank Torres, MD
IRB#:
Sponsor: Pfizer/Parke-Davis
Investigation Site: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Dates of Study: June 1998 - ongoing Co-Investigator.

Racial Differences in Regional Fat Distribution in Menopausal Women

Site Principle Investigator: Jill Kanaley, Ph.D
Site Co-Investigator: Robert L. Carhart, Jr., MD
Investigation site: Syracuse University
Dates of Study: January 1999 - ongoing

Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluations (COURAGE)

Site Principle Investigator: Robert L. Carhart, Jr., MD
Site Co-Investigators: William Boden, MD; Martha Castle, RN; Lisa C. Kozlowski, MD; Matthew O'Hern, MD; Kishor Phadke, MD; Frank Torres, MD; Jared Widell, MD
IRB # 211-6463
Sponsor: VA Cooperative
Investigation Site: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Dates of Study: June 1999 - ongoing

A Randomized, Double-blind Comparator: Controlled Study of Pioglitazone HCL vs. Glyburide in the Treatment of Subjects with Type 2 (Non Insulin Dependent) Diabetes Mellitus and Mild to Moderate Congestive Heart Failure.

Site Principle Investigator: Robert L. Carhart, Jr., MD
Site Co-Investigators: Sunil Kalla, MD; Lisa C. Kozlowski, MD; Kishor Phadke, MD; Jared Widell, MD; Debra Buchan, MD
IRB #: IRB 211-6548-A
Sponsor: Takeda Pharamaceuticals
Investigation Site: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Dates of Study: August 3, 2000 - ongoing

Efficacy and Safety Study of the Oral Direct Thrombin Inhibitor H 376/95 Compared with Dose-Adjusted Warfarin (Coumadin) in the Prevention of Stroke and Systemic Embolic Events in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (SPORTIF V)

Site Principle Investigator: Robert L. Carhart, Jr, MD
Site Co-Investigators: Kishor Phadke, MD, Osamu Fujimura, MD, Mike Vertino, MD
IRB #: Sponsor:AstraZeneca
Investigation Site: Upstate Medical University
Dates of Study: 8/2000 - ongoing

A Phase III: Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled Trial Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Roxifiban in the Prevention of Ischemic Events in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Peripheral Arterial Disease.

Site Principle Investigator: Robert L Carhart, Jr., MD
Site Co-Investigators: Sunil Kalla, MD; Lisa C. Kozlowski, MD; Kishor Phadke, MD; Jared Widell, MD
IRB #: 211-6545-A
Sponsor: DuPont Pharmaceuticals
Investigation Site: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Dates of Study: August 31, 2000 - ongoing

Changes in abdominal fat distribution with diet and/or exercise in Type 2 diabetic women. "Does Abdominal Fat Loss with Diet and/or exercise affect the Health Status in Type 2 Diabetic Women?

Site Principle Investigator: Jill Kanaley, Ph.D
Site Co-Investigator: Robert L. Carhart, Jr., MD
Investigation site: Syracuse University
Dates of Study: February 2001 - ongoing

Validity of Stress Echocardiograms when only One Component is Positive.

Site Principle Investigator: Robert L. Carhart, Jr, MD
Dates of Study: Data are now being collected.

Relationship of Isotonic Knee Extension Mechanical Power to Wingate Anaerobic Power in Younger vs Older Adults

Site Principle Investigator: Dwight J. The'
Site Co-Investigator: Robert L. Carhart, Jr., MD
Investigation Site: Syracuse University
Dates of Study: 2001 - present

Co-investigator - VALIANT Trial

Co-investigator - PRESTO Trial

Publications

Articles

Watt RM, Carhart RL Jr., Gentile TC, Watt TS. Monoclonal Antibodies to Serum Lipoproteins: Their Present and Future Use in Biology and Medicine. Journal of Experimental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 1985; 28: 28 - 50.

Carhart RL Jr. and Ades PA. Gender Differences in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Cardiology Clinics 1998; 16: 37 - 43.

Ades PA, Savage PD, Poehlman ET, Brochu M, Fragnoli-Munn K, Carhart Jr.
RL. Lipid Lowering in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Setting. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. J Cardiopulmonary Rehabil 1999;19:255-260

Ades PA, Maloney AE, Savage P, Carhart Jr. RL. Determinants of physical
function in coronary patients: Response to cardiac rehabilitation. Archives of Internal Medicine. Arch Int Medicine 1999;159:2357-2360

Ades PA, Savage PD, Poehlman ET, Brochu M, Fragnoli-Munn K, Carhart RL Jr. Determinants of self-reported physical functioning and response to cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 1999;19: 255-260.

J.A. Kanaley, L.M. Fenicchia, C.S. Miller, L.L. Ploutz-Snyder, R.S. Weinsotck, R. Carhart, J.L. Azevedo, Jr. Resting Leptin Responses To Acute And Chronic Resistance Training In Type 2 Diabetic Men And Women. Int J Obesity - International Journal of Obesity 2001;25:1474-1489

Abstracts

Carhart RL Jr., Watt RM. Novel Immunoassays for Human LDL using Antibodies Produced to Haptenated LDL. Fed. Proc. 1984; 43: 1642.

Collins ET, Carhart RL Jr., Watt RM, Watt TS. Induction of Anaphylaxis in Mice by Immunization with Human Serum Lipoprotein in the Absence of Adjuvant. Fed. Proc. 1984; 43: 1627.

Savage PD, Carhart RL Jr., Ades PA. Lipid lowering in the cardiac rehabilitation setting. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 1997;17: 337.

Carhart RL Jr., Savage PD, Ades PA. Determinants of self-reported physical functioning and response to cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 1997;17: 342. Presented at the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 12th Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, November 1997.

Carhart RL Jr., Yang HT, Terjung RL. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)-induced collateral blood flow is enhanced by daily exercise. Journal of Heart Failure 1997; 4: 13. Presented at the 5th World Congress on Heart Failure, Washington D.C. May 1997.

J.A. Kanaley, FACSM, L.M. Fenicchia, C.S. Miller, K.S. Sagendorf, R. Carhart, R.S. Weinstock, J.L. Azevedo, and L.L. Ploutz-Snyder Resistance Training is Effective in Improving Glucose Concentrations in Diabetic Women. Abstract of Proposed Free Communication Slide or Poster, American College of Sports Medicine 47th Annual Meeting 2000.

C.S. Miller, L.M. Fenicchia, K.S. Sagendorf, R. Carhart, R.S. Weinstock, J.L. Azevedo, L.L. Poutz-Snyder, FACSM and J.A. Kanaley, FACSM, 6 Weeks of Resistance Training Does Not Improve Glucose Tolerance in Middle-aged Men: Abstract of Proposed Free Communication Slide or Poster, American College of Sports Medicine 47th Annual Meeting 2000

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