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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Philip Adamson

PositionSenior Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Christchurch)
QualificationsBHB MB ChB (Auck) PhD (Edin) FRACP FCSANZ
Research summaryHeart disease

Research

Phil is a Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Department of Medicine and a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist for Canterbury District Health Board. He is also a Senior Research Fellow with the BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where he completed his PhD. His clinical interests are related to the percutaneous treatment of complex coronary and structural heart diseases. His research focus is the diagnostic and prognostic assessment of cardiovascular disease using circulating and imaging biomarkers.

Publications

Tzolos, E., Adamson, P. D., Hall, P. S., Macpherson, I. R., Oikonomidou, O., MacLean, M., … Henriksen, P. A. (2020). Dynamic changes in high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I in response to anthracycline-based chemotherapy. Clinical Oncology, 32, 292-297. doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2019.11.008

Bing, R., Singh, T., Dweck, M. R., Mills, N. L., Williams, M. C., Adamson, P. D., & Newby, D. E. (2020). Validation of European Society of Cardiology pre-test probabilities for obstructive coronary artery disease in suspected stable angina. European Heart Journal: Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ehjqcco/qcaa006

Bularga, A., Bing, R., Shah, A. S. V., Adamson, P. D., Behan, M., Newby, D. E., … Cruden, N. (2020). Clinical outcomes following balloon aortic valvuloplasty. Open Heart, 7(2), e001330. doi: 10.1136/openhrt-2020-001330

Mangion, K., Adamson, P. D., Williams, M. C., Hunter, A., Pawade, T., Shah, A. S. V., … Berry, C. (2020). Sex associations and computed tomography coronary angiography-guided management in patients with stable chest pain. European Heart Journal, 41, 1337-1345. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz903

Chapman, A. R., Adamson, P. D., Shah, A. S. V., Anand, A., Strachan, F. E., Ferry, A. V., … on behalf of the High-STEACS Investigators. (2020). High-sensitivity cardiac troponin and the universal definition of myocardial infarction. Circulation, 141, 161-171. doi: 10.1161/circulationaha.119.042960

Journal - Research Article

Tzolos, E., Adamson, P. D., Hall, P. S., Macpherson, I. R., Oikonomidou, O., MacLean, M., … Henriksen, P. A. (2020). Dynamic changes in high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I in response to anthracycline-based chemotherapy. Clinical Oncology, 32, 292-297. doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2019.11.008

Chapman, A. R., Adamson, P. D., Shah, A. S. V., Anand, A., Strachan, F. E., Ferry, A. V., … on behalf of the High-STEACS Investigators. (2020). High-sensitivity cardiac troponin and the universal definition of myocardial infarction. Circulation, 141, 161-171. doi: 10.1161/circulationaha.119.042960

Mangion, K., Adamson, P. D., Williams, M. C., Hunter, A., Pawade, T., Shah, A. S. V., … Berry, C. (2020). Sex associations and computed tomography coronary angiography-guided management in patients with stable chest pain. European Heart Journal, 41, 1337-1345. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz903

Bularga, A., Bing, R., Shah, A. S. V., Adamson, P. D., Behan, M., Newby, D. E., … Cruden, N. (2020). Clinical outcomes following balloon aortic valvuloplasty. Open Heart, 7(2), e001330. doi: 10.1136/openhrt-2020-001330

Bing, R., Singh, T., Dweck, M. R., Mills, N. L., Williams, M. C., Adamson, P. D., & Newby, D. E. (2020). Validation of European Society of Cardiology pre-test probabilities for obstructive coronary artery disease in suspected stable angina. European Heart Journal: Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ehjqcco/qcaa006

Williams, M. C., Kwiecinski, J., Doris, M., McElhinney, P., D'Souza, M. S., Cadet, S., Adamson, P. D., … Dey, D. (2020). Low-attenuation noncalcified plaque on coronary computed tomography angiography predicts myocardial infarction: Results from the multicenter SCOT-HEART Trial (Scottish Computed Tomography of the HEART). Circulation, 141, 1452-1462. doi: 10.1161/circulationaha.119.044720

McAlister, C. P., Yi, M., Adamson, P. D., Troughton, R. W., Rhodes, M., Blake, J. W. H., … Elliott, J. M., … Puri, A. (2020). Trends in the detection, management and 30-day outcomes of spontaneous coronary artery dissection: A six-year, New Zealand centre experience. Heart, Lung & Circulation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.06.020

Singh, T., Bing, R., Dweck, M. R., van Beek, E. J. R., Mills, N. L., Williams, M. C., … Adamson, P. D. (2020). Exercise electrocardiography and computed tomography coronary angiography for patients with suspected stable angina pectoris: A post hoc analysis of the randomized SCOT-HEART Trial. JAMA Cardiology, 5(8), 920-928. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2020.1567

Tzolos, E., Kwiecinski, J., Lassen, M. L., Cadet, S., Adamson, P. D., Moss, A. J., … Slomka, P. J. (2020). Observer repeatability and interscan reproducibility of 18F-sodium fluoride coronary microcalcification activity. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12350-020-02221-1

Loganath, K., Adamson, P. D., & Moss, A. J. (2020). Ticagrelor in the management of coronary artery disease. Future Cardiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.2217/fca-2020-0108

Williams, M. C., Moss, A., Dweck, M., Hunter, A., Pawade, T., Adamson, P., … Roditi, G. (2020). Standardized reporting systems for computed tomography coronary angiography and calcium scoring: A real-world validation of CAD-RADS and CAC-DRS in patients with stable chest pain. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 14, 3-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2019.07.010

Moss, A. J., Dweck, M. R., Doris, M. K., Andrews, J. P. M., Bing, R., Forsythe, R. O., … Adamson, P. D. (2020). Ticagrelor to reduce myocardial injury in patients with high-risk coronary artery plaque. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, 13(7), 1549-1560. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2019.05.023

Moss, A. J., Doris, M. K., Andrews, J. P. M., Bing, R., Daghem, M., van Beek, E. J. R., … Adamson, P. D. (2019). Molecular coronary plaque imaging using 18F-fluoride. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, 12(8), e008574. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.008574

Andrews, J. P. M., MacNaughton, G., Moss, A. J., Doris, M. K., Pawade, T., Adamson, P. D., … Dweck, M. R. (2019). Cardiovascular 18F-fluoride positron emission tomography-magnetic resonance imaging: A comparison study. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12350-019-01962-y

Bing, R., Henderson, J., Hunter, A., Williams, M. C., Moss, A. J., Shah, A. S. V., … Adamson, P. D. (2019). Clinical determinants of plasma cardiac biomarkers in patients with stable chest pain. Heart, 105, 1748-1754. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-314892

Adamson, P. D., Williams, M. C., Dweck, M. R., Mills, N. L., Boon, N. A., Daghem, M., … on behalf of the SCOT-HEART Investigators. (2019). Guiding therapy by coronary CT angiography improves outcomes in patients with stable chest pain. JACC, 74(16), 2058-2070. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.07.085

Adamson, P. D., McAllister, D., Pilbrow, A., Pickering, J. W., Poppe, K., Shah, A., Whalley, G., … Pemberton, C., Troughton, R. W., … Richards, A. M. (2019). Convalescent troponin and cardiovascular death following acute coronary syndrome. Heart, 105, 1717-1724. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-315084

Moss, A. J., Shah, A. S. V., Zuling, E. T., Freeman, M., Newby, D. E., Adamson, P. D., & Cruden, N. L. (2019). Left ventricular thrombus after primary PCI for ST-elevation myocardial infarction: 1-year clinical outcomes. American Journal of Medicine, 132(8), 964-969. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.02.033

Baskaran, L., Danad, I., Gransar, H., Ó Hartaigh, B., Schulman-Marcus, J., Lin, F. Y., … Adamson, P. D., & Min, J. K. (2019). A comparison of the updated Diamond-Forrester, CAD consortium, and CONFIRM history-based risk scores for predicting obstructive coronary artery disease in patients with stable chest pain: The SCOT-HEART coronary CTA cohort. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, 12(7, Part 2), 1392-1400. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.02.020

Williams, M. C., Moss, A. J., Dweck, M., Adamson, P. D., Alam, S., Hunter, A., … Nicol, E. D. (2019). Coronary artery plaque characteristics associated with adverse outcomes in the SCOT-HEART Study. JACC, 73(3), 291-301. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.10.066

The SCOT-HEART Investigators, including Adamson, P. D. (2018). Coronary CT angiography and 5-year risk of myocardial infarction. New England Journal of Medicine, 379(10), 924-933. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1805971

Adamson, P. D., Hunter, A., Williams, M. C., Shah, A. S. V., McAllister, D. A., Pawade, T. A., … Newby, D. E. (2018). Diagnostic and prognostic benefits of computed tomography coronary angiography using the 2016 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance within a randomised trial. Heart, 104(3), 207-214. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2017-311508

Chapman, A. R., Shah, A. S. V., Lee, K. K., Anand, A., Francis, O., Adamson, P., … Mills, N. L. (2018). Long-term outcomes in patients with type 2 myocardial infarction and myocardial injury. Circulation, 137(12), 1236-1245. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.031806

Shah, A. S. V., Anand, A., Strachan, F. E., Ferry, A. V., Lee, K. K., Chapman, A. R., … Adamson, P. D., … on behalf of the High-STEACS Investigators. (2018). High-sensitivity troponin in the evaluation of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome: A stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 392(10151), 919-928. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31923-8

Adamson, P. D., Newby, D. E., Hill, C. L., Coles, A., Douglas, P. S., & Fordyce, C. B. (2018). Comparison of international guidelines for assessment of suspected stable angina: Insights from the PROMISE and SCOT-HEART. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, 11(9), 1301-1310. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.06.021

Adamson, P. D., Hunter, A., Madsen, D. M., Shah, A. S. V., McAllister, D. A., Pawade, T. A., … Newby, D. E. (2018). High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I and the diagnosis of coronary artery disease in patients with suspected angina pectoris. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes, 11(2), e004227. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.117.004227

Adamson, P. D., Anderson, J. A., Brook, R. D., Calverley, P. M. A., Celli, B. R., Cowans, N. J., … Mills, N. L. (2018). Cardiac troponin I and cardiovascular risk in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. JACC, 72(10), 1126-1137. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.06.051

Kwiecinski, J., Adamson, P. D., Lassen, M. L., Doris, M. K., Moss, A. J., Cadet, S., … Slomka, P. J. (2018). Feasibility of coronary 18F-sodium fluoride positron-emission tomography assessment with the utilization of previously acquired computed tomography angiography. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, 11(12), e008325. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.008325

Forsythe, R. O., Dweck, M. R., McBride, O. M. B., Vesey, A. T., Semple, S. I., Shah, A. S. V., Adamson, P. D., … Newby, D. E. (2018). 18F–sodium fluoride uptake in abdominal aortic aneurysms: The SoFIA3 Study. JACC, 71(5), 513-523. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.11.053

Lee, K. K., Welton, N., Shah, A. S., Adamson, P. D., Dias, S., Anand, A., … McAllister, D. A. (2018). Differences in relative and absolute effectiveness of oral P2Y12 inhibition in men and women: A meta-analysis and modelling study. Heart, 104(8), 657-664. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312003

Chapman, A. R., Lee, K. K., McAllister, D. A., Cullen, L., Greenslade, J. H., Parsonage, W., … Pickering, J. W., Than, M. P., … Adamson, P., … Mills, N. L. (2017). Association of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I concentration with cardiac outcomes in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. JAMA, 318(19), 1913-1924. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.17488

Chapman, A. R., Anand, A., Boeddinghaus, J., Ferry, A. V., Sandeman, D., Adamson, P. D., … Mills, N. L. (2017). Comparison of the efficacy and safety of early rule-out pathways for acute myocardial infarction. Circulation, 135(17), 1586-1596. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.025021

Shah, A. S. V., Sandoval, Y., Noaman, A., Sexter, A., Vaswani, A., Smith, S. W., … Adamson, P. D., … Mills, N. L. (2017). Patient selection for high sensitivity cardiac troponin testing and diagnosis of myocardial infarction: Prospective cohort study. BMJ, 359, j4788. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j4788

Pawade, T. A., Cartlidge, T. R. G., Jenkins, W. S. A., Adamson, P. D., Robson, P., Lucatelli, C., … Dweck, M. R. (2016). Optimization and reproducibility of aortic valve 18F-Fluoride positron emission tomography in patients with aortic stenosis. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, 9(10), e005131. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.005131

Dweck, M. R., Doris, M. K., Motwani, M., Adamson, P. D., Slomka, P., Dey, D., … Berman, D. (2016). Imaging of coronary atherosclerosis: Evolution towards new treatment strategies. Nature Reviews Cardiology, 13(9), 533-548. doi: 10.1038/nrcardio.2016.79

Adamson, P. D., Newby, D. E., & Dweck, M. R. (2016). Translational coronary atherosclerosis imaging with PET. Cardiology Clinics, 34(1), 179-186. doi: 10.1016/j.ccl.2015.06.002

Calvert, P. A., Northridge, D. B., Malik, I. S., Shapiro, L., Ludman, P., Qureshi, S. A., … Adamson, P. D., … Hildick-Smith, D. (2016). Percutaneous device closure of paravalvular leak: Combined experience from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Circulation, 134(13), 934-944. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.022684

Adamson, P. D., Williams, M. C., & Newby, D. E. (2016). Cardiovascular PET-CT imaging: A new frontier? Clinical Radiology, 71(7), 647-659. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2016.02.002

Shah, A. S. V., Anand, A., Sandoval, Y., Lee, K. K., Smith, S. W., Adamson, P. D., … on behalf of the High-STEACS investigators. (2015). High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I at presentation in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome: A cohort study. Lancet, 386(10012), 2481-2488. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00391-8

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Journal - Research Other

Adamson, P. D., Mills, N. L., Newby, D. E., Troughton, R. W., Doughty, R. N., & Richards, A. M. (2020). Response to: 'Convalescent troponin and cardiovascular death following acute coronary syndrome' by Kawada. Heart, 106(7), 545-546. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-316547

Bing, R., Loganath, K., Adamson, P., Newby, D., & Moss, A. (2019). Non-invasive imaging of high-risk coronary plaque: The role of computed tomography and positron emission tomography. British Journal of Radiology, 92, 20190740. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20190740

Loganath, K., Adamson, P. D., & Moss, A. J. (2019). ‘See one, do one, teach one’: Finding your mentor in academic medicine. Future Science OA, 5(4), FSO385. doi: 10.4155/fsoa-2019-0014

Adamson, P. D., & Newby, D. E. (2019). Non-invasive imaging of the coronary arteries. European Heart Journal, 40(29), 2444-2454. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy670

Adamson, P. D., & Newby, D. E. (2019). The SCOT-HEART trial: What we observed and what we learned. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 13(3), 54-58. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2019.01.006

Adamson, P. D., & Than, M. P. (2019). CT coronary angiography does not reduce mortality or myocardial infarction in low-risk patients with acute chest pain. Evidence-Based Medicine, 24, e5. doi: 10.1136/bmjebm-2018-111090

Adamson, P. D., & Mills, N. L. (2018). High-sensitivity troponin and the selection of patients for cardiac imaging in the outpatient clinic. Clinical Chemistry, 64(11), 1555-1557. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2018.294629

Adamson, P. D., Fordyce, C. B., McAllister, D. A., Udelson, J. E., Douglas, P. S., & Newby, D. E. (2018). Identification of patients with stable chest pain deriving minimal value from coronary computed tomography angiography: An external validation of the PROMISE minimal-risk tool [Short communication]. International Journal of Cardiology, 252, 31-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.09.033

Adamson, P. D., & Cruden, N. (2018). Emergency interventions for the treatment of decompensated aortic stenosis. Heart, 104(1), 4-5. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2017-311706

Chapman, A. R., Adamson, P. D., & Mills, N. L. (2017). Assessment and classification of patients with myocardial injury and infarction in clinical practice. Heart, 103(1), 10-18. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-309530

Adamson, P. D., & Newby, D. E. (2017). The true value of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance. Heart, 103(13), 1056. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2017-311859

Adamson, P. D., & Mills, N. L. (2016). Peri-procedural myocardial infarction: If you don't take a temperature, you can't find a fever. Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), 69(8), 725-729. doi: 10.1016/j.recesp.2016.04.035

Chapman, A. R., Anand, A., Shah, A. S. V., Adamson, P. D., & Mills, N. L. (2016). Response: A novel troponin I rule-out value below the upper reference limit for acute myocardial infarction. Heart, 102(21), 1772. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-309958

Moss, A. J., Adamson, P. D., Newby, D. E., & Dweck, M. R. (2016). Positron emission tomography imaging of coronary atherosclerosis. Future Cardiology, 12(4), 483-496. doi: 10.2217/fca-2016-0017

Adamson, P. D., Dweck, M. R., & Newby, D. E. (2015). The vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque: In vivo identification and potential therapeutic avenues. Heart, 101(21), 1755-1766. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2014-307099

Adamson, P., & Cruden, N. L. (2014). Cilostazol in acute myocardial infarction: New tricks for an old drug? American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, 14(2), 129-130. doi: 10.1007/s40256-014-0065-4

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