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Some Recent Grants Awarded to Dr. Vassileva

1. Health Care Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Coronary Revascularization
PCOR grant through CMS
One year access to CMS data    
Awarded 2014

2. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Patient safety concerns in real-world application of evolving treatment
Bernie L. Eskridge Heart Disease Research Award
Awarded 2014

Theresa Boley, RN, MSN, is co author on the manuscripts listed below that have now been published online and in print.
For University of Missouri Newsletters: Theresa Boley, RN, MSN, APN/FNP, CCRP graduated with a BS in 1986 and an MS in 1990.

Vassileva, C, Boley, T, Standard, J, Markwell, S, Hazelrigg, S. Relationship Between Patient Income Level and Mitral Valve Repair Utilization. Heart Surgery Forum 2013 Apr 1; 16(2): E89-95. Doi: 10.1532/HSF98.20121105.

Christina M Vassileva, MD, Kathleen Kwedar, Theresa Boley, MSN, Stephen Markwell, MA, and Stephen Hazelrigg, MD Mitral Valve Procedure Selection in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Heart Valve Dis. 2013 Jan; 22(1): 14-19.

Grasch A, Boley T, Todd S, Hazelrigg S, Colle J, Henkle J. Daily Singing Practice as a Means of Improving Pulmonary Function and Quality of Life in Emphysema Patients. Cureus 5(3):e103.doi:10.7759/cureus.103