Dr Michael Ward

Senior Lecturer
Medicine, Northern Clinical School

Telephone 9926 6182 / 9926 8688
Fax 9906 7807 / 9901 4097

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Selected grants

2008

  • Estrogen receptor alpha: a candidate gene for altered vascular reactivity and Tako-tsubo phenomenon; Ward M, Figtree G; North Shore Heart Research Foundation/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Leeder, S., Beaton, A., Hull, C., Colagiuri, R., Ward, M. (2010). Confronting the New Epidemics in our Cities. In Vlahov D; Boufford J; Pearson C; Norris L (Eds.), Urban Health: Global Perspectives, (pp. 125-137). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Journals

  • Murphy, J., Hansen, P., Bhindi, R., Figtree, G., Nelson, G., Ward, M. (2014). Cost Benefit for Assessment of Intermediate Coronary Stenosis with Fractional Flow Reserve in Public and Private Sectors in Australia. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 23(9), 807-810. [More Information]
  • McMahon, R., Siow, W., Bhindi, R., Hoo, S., Figtree, G., Hansen, P., Nelson, G., Rasmussen, H., Ward, M. (2013). Left bundle branch block without concordant ST changes is rarely associated with acute coronary occlusion. International Journal of Cardiology, 167(4), 1339-1342. [More Information]
  • Figtree, G., Bagnall, R., Abdulla, I., Buchholz, S., Karimi Galougahi, K., Yan, W., Tan, T., Neil, C., Horowitz, J., Semsarian, C., Ward, M. (2013). No association of G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 5 or β-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a large Australian cohort. European Journal of Heart Failure, 15(7), 730-733. [More Information]
  • Lonborg, J., Ward, M., Gill, A., Grieve, S., Figtree, G. (2013). Utility of cardiac magnetic resonance in assessing right-sided heart failure in sarcoidosis. BMC Medical Imaging, 13(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Lajevardi, S., Sian, K., Ward, M., Marshman, D. (2012). Circumferential intimal tear in type A aortic dissection with intimo-intimal intussusception into left ventricle and left main coronary artery occlusion. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 144(2), e21-e23. [More Information]
  • Ward, M., Figtree, G. (2012). Letter by Ward and Figtree article, "mechanisms of myocardial infarction in women without angiographically obstructive coronary artery disease". Circulation, 126(6), e82-e82. [More Information]
  • Murphy, J., Kozor, R., Figtree, G., Ward, M., Bhindi, R. (2012). Percutaneous coronary intervention via the radial artery: comparison of procedural success in emergency versus non-emergency cases. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 13(5), 277-280. [More Information]
  • Collins, N., Wainstein, R., Ward, M., Bhagwandeen, R., Dzavik, V. (2012). Pseudoaneurysm After Transradial Cardiac Catheterization: Case Series and Review of the Literature. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 80(2), 283-287. [More Information]
  • Figtree, G., Lonborg, J., Grieve, S., Ward, M., Bhindi, R. (2011). Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Interventional Cardiologist. J A C C: Cardiovascular Interventions, 4(2), 137-148. [More Information]
  • Murrell, M., Khachigian, L., Ward, M. (2011). Divergent roles of NF-kB and Egr-1 in flow-dependent restenosis after angioplasty and stenting. Atherosclerosis, 214(1), 65-72. [More Information]
  • Mau, J., Menzie, S., Huang, Y., Ward, M., Hunyor, S. (2011). Nonsurround, nonuniform, biventricular-capable direct cardiac compression provides Frank-Starling recruitment independent of left ventricular septal damage. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 142(1), 209-215. [More Information]
  • McClelland, A., Laurent, R., Ward, M. (2011). Steroid responsive coronary stenosis in Churg--Strauss syndrome. E-Heart, 97(13), 1114-1114. [More Information]
  • Yu, C., Brazier, D., Bhindi, R., Figtree, G., Ward, M. (2011). Use of computer tomography coronary angiography in assessment of aorto-ostial coronary disease. International Journal of Cardiology, 147(1), 153-154. [More Information]
  • Buchholz, S., Ward, M., Bhindi, R., Nelson, G., Grieve, S. (2010). Cardiac thrombi in stress (tako-tsubo) cardiomyopathy: more than an apical issue? Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 85(9), 863-864. [More Information]
  • Stewart, T., Pavlakis, N., Ward, M. (2010). Cardiotoxicity with 5-fluorouracil and capecitabine: more than just vasospastic angina. Internal Medicine Journal, 40(4), 303-307. [More Information]
  • Lonborg, J., Mathur, M., Grieve, S., Bhindi, R., Ward, M., Lowe, H., McCrohon, J., Figtree, G. (2010). Constrictive Pericarditis Diagnosed by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 56(20), e39-e39. [More Information]
  • Testa, L., Biondi Zoccai, G., Valgimigli, M., Latini, R., Pizzocri, S., Lanotte, S., Laudisa, M., Brambilla, N., Ward, M., Figtree, G., et al (2010). Current concepts on antiplatelet therapy: focus on the novel thienopyridine and non-thienopyridine agents. Advances in Hematology, 2010, 595934. [More Information]
  • Chia, K., Park, J., Postle, J., Cottrill, A., Ward, M. (2010). Frequency of Late Drug-Eluting Stent Thrombosis With Non-Cardiac Surgery. The American Journal of Cardiology, 106(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Mau, J., Menzie, S., Huang, Y., Ward, M., Hunyor, S. (2009). Chronic septal infarction confers right ventricular protection during mechanical left ventricular unloading. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 138(1), 172-178. [More Information]
  • Bhindi, R., Ward, M. (2009). Coronary plaque composition: multifactorial contribution. The American Journal of Cardiology, 104(5), 739. [More Information]
  • Shaw, E., Tofler, G., Buckley, T., Bajorek, B., Ward, M. (2009). Therapy for Triggered Acute Risk Prevention: A Study of Feasibility. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 18(5), 347-352. [More Information]
  • Chia, K., Kailanathan, K., Ward, M. (2008). An unusual cause of dyspnoea in an 83-year-old woman. European heart journal, 29(1), 78. [More Information]
  • Carstensen, S., Ward, M. (2008). Iatrogenic aortocoronary dissection: the case for immediate aortoostial stenting. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 17(4), 325-329. [More Information]
  • Carstensen, S., Nelson, G., Hansen, P., Macken, L., Irons, S., Flynn, M., Kovoor, P., Soo Hoo, S., Ward, M., Rasmussen, H. (2007). Field triage to primary angioplasty combined with emergency department bypass reduces treatment delays and is associated with improved outcome. European Heart Journal, 28(19), 2313-2319. [More Information]
  • Ward, M. (2007). Implications of publishing surgical results. Heart, 93(9), 1136; author reply 1136. [More Information]
  • Wu, B., Di Girolamo, N., Beck, K., Hanratty, C., Choy, K., Hou, J., Ward, M., Stocker, R. (2007). Probucol [4,4'-[(1-Methylethylidene)bis(thio)]bis-[2,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol]] Inhibits Compensatory Remodeling and Promotes Lumen Loss Associated with Atherosclerosis in Apolipoprotein E-Deficient Mice. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 321(2), 477-484. [More Information]
  • Mau, J., Menzie, S., Ward, M., Bundgaard, H., Hunyor, S. (2007). Time-dependent response of both ventricles after septal ablation: implications for biventricular support after left ventricular assist device placement. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 134(3), 579-586. [More Information]
  • Abdulla, I., Kay, S., Mussap, C., Nelson, G., Rasmussen, H., Hansen, P., Ward, M. (2006). Apical sparing in tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy. Internal Medicine Journal, 36(7), 414-418. [More Information]
  • Murrell, M., Khachigian, L., Ward, M. (2006). The role of c-jun in PDTC-sensitive flow-dependent restenosis after angioplasty and stenting. Atherosclerosis, Dec 26(Epub ahead of print), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Ward, M. (2005). Cost-benefit of drug eluting stents--time for a reality check. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 14(2), 74-77. [More Information]
  • Ward, M., Hibi, K., Shaw, J., Furukawa, E., Resnic, F., Kimura, K. (2005). Effect of stent implantation on upstream coronary artery compliance--a cause of late plaque rupture? The American Journal of Cardiology, 96(5), 673-675. [More Information]
  • Hibi, K., Ward, M., Honda, Y., Suzuki, T., Jeremias, A., Okura, H., Hassan, A., Maehara, A., Yeung, A., Pasterkamp, G., et al (2005). Impact of different definitions on the interpretation of coronary remodeling determined by intravascular ultrasound. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 65(2), 233-239. [More Information]
  • Hanratty, C., Murrell, M., Khachigian, L., Tsao, P., Ward, M. (2004). Low Flow Promotes Instent Intimal Hyperplasia Comparison With Lumen Loss In Balloon-Injured And Uninjured Vessels And The Effects Of The Antioxidant Pyrrolidine Dithiocarbamate. Atherosclerosis, 177(2), 269-274.
  • Herity, N., Lo, S., Lee, D., Ward, M., Filardo, S., Yock, P., Fitzgerald, P., Hunt, S., Yeung, A. (2003). Effect of change in gender on coronary arteial size: A longitudinal intravascular ultrasound study in transplanted hearts. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 41(9), 1539-1546.
  • Ward, M., Tsao, P., Herity, N., Cooke, J., Yeung, A. (2003). Flow-responsive remodeling after angioplasty is enhanced by high cholesterol diet. Prevention with pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate. Atherosclerosis, 168(2), 333-341.
  • Hanratty, C., Koyama, Y., Ward, M. (2002). Angioplasty and Stenting of the Distal Coronary Anastomosis for Graft Failure Immediately After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. The American Journal of Cardiology, 90(1), 1009-1011.
  • Sinn, J., Ward, M., Henderson-Smart, D. (2002). Developemental outcome of preterm infants after surfactant therapy: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 38(6), 597-600.
  • Hanratty, C., Koyama, Y., Rasmussen, H., Hansen, P., Nelson, G., Ward, M. (2002). Exaggeration of Nonculprit Stenosis Severity During Acute Myocardial Infarction: Implications for Immediate Multivessel Revascularization. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 40(5), 911-916.

2014

  • Murphy, J., Hansen, P., Bhindi, R., Figtree, G., Nelson, G., Ward, M. (2014). Cost Benefit for Assessment of Intermediate Coronary Stenosis with Fractional Flow Reserve in Public and Private Sectors in Australia. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 23(9), 807-810. [More Information]

2013

  • McMahon, R., Siow, W., Bhindi, R., Hoo, S., Figtree, G., Hansen, P., Nelson, G., Rasmussen, H., Ward, M. (2013). Left bundle branch block without concordant ST changes is rarely associated with acute coronary occlusion. International Journal of Cardiology, 167(4), 1339-1342. [More Information]
  • Figtree, G., Bagnall, R., Abdulla, I., Buchholz, S., Karimi Galougahi, K., Yan, W., Tan, T., Neil, C., Horowitz, J., Semsarian, C., Ward, M. (2013). No association of G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 5 or β-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a large Australian cohort. European Journal of Heart Failure, 15(7), 730-733. [More Information]
  • Lonborg, J., Ward, M., Gill, A., Grieve, S., Figtree, G. (2013). Utility of cardiac magnetic resonance in assessing right-sided heart failure in sarcoidosis. BMC Medical Imaging, 13(1), 1-5. [More Information]

2012

  • Lajevardi, S., Sian, K., Ward, M., Marshman, D. (2012). Circumferential intimal tear in type A aortic dissection with intimo-intimal intussusception into left ventricle and left main coronary artery occlusion. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 144(2), e21-e23. [More Information]
  • Ward, M., Figtree, G. (2012). Letter by Ward and Figtree article, "mechanisms of myocardial infarction in women without angiographically obstructive coronary artery disease". Circulation, 126(6), e82-e82. [More Information]
  • Murphy, J., Kozor, R., Figtree, G., Ward, M., Bhindi, R. (2012). Percutaneous coronary intervention via the radial artery: comparison of procedural success in emergency versus non-emergency cases. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 13(5), 277-280. [More Information]
  • Collins, N., Wainstein, R., Ward, M., Bhagwandeen, R., Dzavik, V. (2012). Pseudoaneurysm After Transradial Cardiac Catheterization: Case Series and Review of the Literature. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 80(2), 283-287. [More Information]

2011

  • Figtree, G., Lonborg, J., Grieve, S., Ward, M., Bhindi, R. (2011). Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Interventional Cardiologist. J A C C: Cardiovascular Interventions, 4(2), 137-148. [More Information]
  • Murrell, M., Khachigian, L., Ward, M. (2011). Divergent roles of NF-kB and Egr-1 in flow-dependent restenosis after angioplasty and stenting. Atherosclerosis, 214(1), 65-72. [More Information]
  • Mau, J., Menzie, S., Huang, Y., Ward, M., Hunyor, S. (2011). Nonsurround, nonuniform, biventricular-capable direct cardiac compression provides Frank-Starling recruitment independent of left ventricular septal damage. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 142(1), 209-215. [More Information]
  • McClelland, A., Laurent, R., Ward, M. (2011). Steroid responsive coronary stenosis in Churg--Strauss syndrome. E-Heart, 97(13), 1114-1114. [More Information]
  • Yu, C., Brazier, D., Bhindi, R., Figtree, G., Ward, M. (2011). Use of computer tomography coronary angiography in assessment of aorto-ostial coronary disease. International Journal of Cardiology, 147(1), 153-154. [More Information]

2010

  • Buchholz, S., Ward, M., Bhindi, R., Nelson, G., Grieve, S. (2010). Cardiac thrombi in stress (tako-tsubo) cardiomyopathy: more than an apical issue? Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 85(9), 863-864. [More Information]
  • Stewart, T., Pavlakis, N., Ward, M. (2010). Cardiotoxicity with 5-fluorouracil and capecitabine: more than just vasospastic angina. Internal Medicine Journal, 40(4), 303-307. [More Information]
  • Leeder, S., Beaton, A., Hull, C., Colagiuri, R., Ward, M. (2010). Confronting the New Epidemics in our Cities. In Vlahov D; Boufford J; Pearson C; Norris L (Eds.), Urban Health: Global Perspectives, (pp. 125-137). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Lonborg, J., Mathur, M., Grieve, S., Bhindi, R., Ward, M., Lowe, H., McCrohon, J., Figtree, G. (2010). Constrictive Pericarditis Diagnosed by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 56(20), e39-e39. [More Information]
  • Testa, L., Biondi Zoccai, G., Valgimigli, M., Latini, R., Pizzocri, S., Lanotte, S., Laudisa, M., Brambilla, N., Ward, M., Figtree, G., et al (2010). Current concepts on antiplatelet therapy: focus on the novel thienopyridine and non-thienopyridine agents. Advances in Hematology, 2010, 595934. [More Information]
  • Chia, K., Park, J., Postle, J., Cottrill, A., Ward, M. (2010). Frequency of Late Drug-Eluting Stent Thrombosis With Non-Cardiac Surgery. The American Journal of Cardiology, 106(1), 1-3. [More Information]

2009

  • Mau, J., Menzie, S., Huang, Y., Ward, M., Hunyor, S. (2009). Chronic septal infarction confers right ventricular protection during mechanical left ventricular unloading. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 138(1), 172-178. [More Information]
  • Bhindi, R., Ward, M. (2009). Coronary plaque composition: multifactorial contribution. The American Journal of Cardiology, 104(5), 739. [More Information]
  • Shaw, E., Tofler, G., Buckley, T., Bajorek, B., Ward, M. (2009). Therapy for Triggered Acute Risk Prevention: A Study of Feasibility. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 18(5), 347-352. [More Information]

2008

  • Chia, K., Kailanathan, K., Ward, M. (2008). An unusual cause of dyspnoea in an 83-year-old woman. European heart journal, 29(1), 78. [More Information]
  • Carstensen, S., Ward, M. (2008). Iatrogenic aortocoronary dissection: the case for immediate aortoostial stenting. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 17(4), 325-329. [More Information]

2007

  • Carstensen, S., Nelson, G., Hansen, P., Macken, L., Irons, S., Flynn, M., Kovoor, P., Soo Hoo, S., Ward, M., Rasmussen, H. (2007). Field triage to primary angioplasty combined with emergency department bypass reduces treatment delays and is associated with improved outcome. European Heart Journal, 28(19), 2313-2319. [More Information]
  • Ward, M. (2007). Implications of publishing surgical results. Heart, 93(9), 1136; author reply 1136. [More Information]
  • Wu, B., Di Girolamo, N., Beck, K., Hanratty, C., Choy, K., Hou, J., Ward, M., Stocker, R. (2007). Probucol [4,4'-[(1-Methylethylidene)bis(thio)]bis-[2,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol]] Inhibits Compensatory Remodeling and Promotes Lumen Loss Associated with Atherosclerosis in Apolipoprotein E-Deficient Mice. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 321(2), 477-484. [More Information]
  • Mau, J., Menzie, S., Ward, M., Bundgaard, H., Hunyor, S. (2007). Time-dependent response of both ventricles after septal ablation: implications for biventricular support after left ventricular assist device placement. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 134(3), 579-586. [More Information]

2006

  • Abdulla, I., Kay, S., Mussap, C., Nelson, G., Rasmussen, H., Hansen, P., Ward, M. (2006). Apical sparing in tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy. Internal Medicine Journal, 36(7), 414-418. [More Information]
  • Murrell, M., Khachigian, L., Ward, M. (2006). The role of c-jun in PDTC-sensitive flow-dependent restenosis after angioplasty and stenting. Atherosclerosis, Dec 26(Epub ahead of print), 1-8. [More Information]

2005

  • Ward, M. (2005). Cost-benefit of drug eluting stents--time for a reality check. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 14(2), 74-77. [More Information]
  • Ward, M., Hibi, K., Shaw, J., Furukawa, E., Resnic, F., Kimura, K. (2005). Effect of stent implantation on upstream coronary artery compliance--a cause of late plaque rupture? The American Journal of Cardiology, 96(5), 673-675. [More Information]
  • Hibi, K., Ward, M., Honda, Y., Suzuki, T., Jeremias, A., Okura, H., Hassan, A., Maehara, A., Yeung, A., Pasterkamp, G., et al (2005). Impact of different definitions on the interpretation of coronary remodeling determined by intravascular ultrasound. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 65(2), 233-239. [More Information]

2004

  • Hanratty, C., Murrell, M., Khachigian, L., Tsao, P., Ward, M. (2004). Low Flow Promotes Instent Intimal Hyperplasia Comparison With Lumen Loss In Balloon-Injured And Uninjured Vessels And The Effects Of The Antioxidant Pyrrolidine Dithiocarbamate. Atherosclerosis, 177(2), 269-274.

2003

  • Herity, N., Lo, S., Lee, D., Ward, M., Filardo, S., Yock, P., Fitzgerald, P., Hunt, S., Yeung, A. (2003). Effect of change in gender on coronary arteial size: A longitudinal intravascular ultrasound study in transplanted hearts. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 41(9), 1539-1546.
  • Ward, M., Tsao, P., Herity, N., Cooke, J., Yeung, A. (2003). Flow-responsive remodeling after angioplasty is enhanced by high cholesterol diet. Prevention with pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate. Atherosclerosis, 168(2), 333-341.

2002

  • Hanratty, C., Koyama, Y., Ward, M. (2002). Angioplasty and Stenting of the Distal Coronary Anastomosis for Graft Failure Immediately After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. The American Journal of Cardiology, 90(1), 1009-1011.
  • Sinn, J., Ward, M., Henderson-Smart, D. (2002). Developemental outcome of preterm infants after surfactant therapy: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 38(6), 597-600.
  • Hanratty, C., Koyama, Y., Rasmussen, H., Hansen, P., Nelson, G., Ward, M. (2002). Exaggeration of Nonculprit Stenosis Severity During Acute Myocardial Infarction: Implications for Immediate Multivessel Revascularization. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 40(5), 911-916.

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