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Florence Sheehan


Research Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Research and Training
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 N.E. Pacific Street
Box 356422
Seattle, WA 98195-6422



  • Cardiology Research Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1982
  • Clinical Associate, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 1980
  • Internship and Residency, Medical College of Virginia Richmond, VA, 1977
  • MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, IL, 1975
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1971


  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1978


  • Cardiac Imaging and Image Analysis for Patient Care
  • Clinical Investigation
  • Clinical Trials


  • Patents: 7 awarded, 2 pending





 Selected Publications

Bonow RO, Lipson LC, Sheehan FH, Capurro NL, Isner JN, Roberts WC, Goldstein RE, Epstein SE. Lack of effect of aspirin on infarct size in the dog. Am J Cardiol 47:258. 1981.
Sheehan FH, Epstein SE. The effect of calcium channel blocking agents on reperfusion arrhythmias. Am Heart J 103:973-77. 1982.
Sheehan FH, Epstein SE. Determinants of arrhythmic death due to coronary spasm: Effect of pre-existing coronary artery stenosis on incidence of reperfusion arrhythmia. Circulation. 1982;65:259-264.
Dodge HT, Sheehan FH. Quantitative contrast angiography for assessment of ventricular performance in heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1983;1:73-81.
Sheehan FH, Goldstein RE, Bolli R, Epstein SE. The effect of nitroglycerin-methoxamine combination on infact size in conscious dogs. Am Heart J. 1983;105:37-43.
Sheehan FH, Epstein SE. Determinants of arrhythmic death during coronary artery reperfusion: Effect of perfusion bed size. Am Heart J. 1983;105:911-914.
Sheehan FH, Dodge HT, Bolson EL, Woo HW, Caputo GR, Stewart DK. Value of partial ejection fraction and volume increment in distinguishing patients with and without clinically significant coronary artery disease. Circulation. 1983;68:756-762.
Sheehan FH, Stewart DK, Dodge HT, Mitten S, Bolson EL, Brown BG. Variability in the measurement of regional ventricular wall motion from contrast angiograms. Circulation. 1983;68:550-559.
Sheehan FH, Mathey DG, Schofer J, Krebber HJ, Dodge HT. Effect of interventions in salvaging left ventricular function in acute myocardial infarction: A study of intracoronary streptokinase. Am J Cardiol. 1983;52:431-438.
Sheehan FH, Bolson EL, Dodge HT, Mitten S. Centerline method - Comparison with other methods for measuring regional left ventricular motion. In: Sigwart U, Heintzen PH, eds. Ventricular Wall Motion. Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag, 139-149. 1984.
Sheehan FH, Brown BG, Dodge HT, Bolson EL, Mitten S. Quantitative analysis of the relationship between coronary artery stenosis and regional left ventricular wall motion.: In: Sigwart U, Heintzen PH, eds. Ventricular Wall Motion. Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag, 198-205; 1984.
Mathey DG, Schofer J, Sheehan FH, Becker H, Tilsner V, Dodge HT. Intravenous urokinase in acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 55:878-882. 1985.
The TIMI Study Group. The thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) trial. N Engl J Med. 1985;312:932-936.
Stadius ML, Maynard C, Fritz JK, Davis K, Ritchie JL, Sheehan FH, Kennedy JW. Coronary anatomy and left ventricular function in the first 12 hours of acute myocardial infarction: The Western Washington Randomized Intracoronary Streptokinase Trial. Circulation 72:292-301. 1985.
Sheehan FH, Mathey DG, Schofer J, Dodge HT, Bolson EL. Factors determining recovery of left ventricular function following thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction.Circulation. 1985;71:1121-1128.