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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Associate Professor John Elliott

PositionAssociate Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Christchurch)
QualificationsBMedSc MBChB (Otago) PhD (Flin) FRACP
Research summaryHeart Disease and Cardioendocrinology

Research

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Coronary Angioplasty and stenting
  • Treatment of dyslipidaemias
  • Audit of clinical care
  • Quality of life in Cardiovascular Disease

Publications

Ellis, C. J., Gamble, G. D., Williams, M. J. A., Matsis, P., Elliott, J. M., Devlin, G., Mann, S., … for the Regional Cardiac Society NZ ACS Audit Group, including Richards, M., & Nixon, G. (2019). All-cause mortality following an acute coronary syndrome: 12-year follow-up of the comprehensive 2002 New Zealand Acute Coronary Syndrome Audit. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 28, 245-256. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.10.015

Simes, J., Robledo, K. P., White, H. D., Espinoza, D., Stewart, R. A., Sullivan, D. R., … Elliott, J., … for the LIPID study investigators. (2018). D-dimer predicts long-term cause-specific mortality, cardiovascular events, and cancer in patients with stable coronary heart disease. Circulation, 138(7), 712-723. doi: 10.1161/circulationaha.117.029901

Prickett, T. C. R., Darlow, B. A., Troughton, R. W., Cameron, V. A., Elliott, J. M., Martin, J., Horwood, L. J., & Espiner, E. A. (2018). New insights into cardiac and vascular natriuretic peptides: Findings from young adults born with very low birth weight. Clinical Chemistry, 64(2), 363-373. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2017.280354

Elliott, J. M., Wang, T. K. M., Gamble, G., Williams, M., Matsis, P., Troughton, R., … Mann, S., Richards, M., … Ellis, C. (2017). A decade of improvement in the management of New Zealand ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients: Results from the New Zealand Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Audit Group national audits of 2002, 2007 and 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1453), 17-28. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Vaduganathan, M., Harrington, R. A., Stone, G. W., Deliargyris, E. N., Steg, G., Gibson, C. M., … on behalf of the CHAMPION Investigators, including Harding, S., Elliott, J., Wilkins, G., & Sasse, A. (2017). Cangrelor with and without glycoprotain IIb/IIIa inhibitors in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. JACC, 69(2), 176-185. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.10.055

Chapter in Book - Research

Elliott, J. M., Mac Isaac, A. I., & Whitlow, P. L. (1996). Perfluorochemicals, specifically fluosol. In F. H. Messerli (Ed.), Cardiovascular Drug Therapy. 2nd edn. (pp. 1618-1625). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

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Journal - Research Article

Ellis, C. J., Gamble, G. D., Williams, M. J. A., Matsis, P., Elliott, J. M., Devlin, G., Mann, S., … for the Regional Cardiac Society NZ ACS Audit Group, including Richards, M., & Nixon, G. (2019). All-cause mortality following an acute coronary syndrome: 12-year follow-up of the comprehensive 2002 New Zealand Acute Coronary Syndrome Audit. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 28, 245-256. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.10.015

Simes, J., Robledo, K. P., White, H. D., Espinoza, D., Stewart, R. A., Sullivan, D. R., … Elliott, J., … for the LIPID study investigators. (2018). D-dimer predicts long-term cause-specific mortality, cardiovascular events, and cancer in patients with stable coronary heart disease. Circulation, 138(7), 712-723. doi: 10.1161/circulationaha.117.029901

Prickett, T. C. R., Darlow, B. A., Troughton, R. W., Cameron, V. A., Elliott, J. M., Martin, J., Horwood, L. J., & Espiner, E. A. (2018). New insights into cardiac and vascular natriuretic peptides: Findings from young adults born with very low birth weight. Clinical Chemistry, 64(2), 363-373. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2017.280354

Elliott, J. M., Wang, T. K. M., Gamble, G., Williams, M., Matsis, P., Troughton, R., … Mann, S., Richards, M., … Ellis, C. (2017). A decade of improvement in the management of New Zealand ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients: Results from the New Zealand Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Audit Group national audits of 2002, 2007 and 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1453), 17-28. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Vaduganathan, M., Harrington, R. A., Stone, G. W., Deliargyris, E. N., Steg, G., Gibson, C. M., … on behalf of the CHAMPION Investigators, including Harding, S., Elliott, J., Wilkins, G., & Sasse, A. (2017). Cangrelor with and without glycoprotain IIb/IIIa inhibitors in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. JACC, 69(2), 176-185. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.10.055

Devlin, G., Williams, M., Elliott, J., White, H., French, J., Gamble, G., Matsis, P., Troughton, R., Richards, M., & Ellis, C. (2016). Management of non ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome patients in New Zealand: A longitudinal analysis: Results from the New Zealand Acute Coronary Syndrome national audits of 2002, 2007 and 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1428), 9-15. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lizamore, C. A., Kathiravel, Y., Elliott, J., Hellemans, J., & Hamlin, M. J. (2016). The effect of short-term intermittent hypoxic exposure on heart rate variability in a sedentary population. Physiology International, 103(1), 75-85. doi: 10.1556/036.103.2016.1.7

Williams, M. J. A., Harding, S. A., Devlin, G., Nunn, C., El-Jack, S., Scott, T., … on behalf of the ANZACS-QI Investigators, including Matsis, P., Smyth, D., Blake, J., Elliott, J., Lainchbury, J., Bridgman, P., Troughton, R., Wilkins, G., Green, B., Edmond, J., & Milburn, K. (2016). National variation in coronary angiography rates and timing after an acute coronary syndrome in New Zealand (ANZACS-QI 6). New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1428), 65-77. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Cullen, L., French, J. K., Briffa, T. G., Redfern, J., Hammett, C. J. K., Brieger, D. B., … Elliott, J. M., & Chew, D. P. B. (2015). Availability of highly sensitive troponin assays and acute coronary syndrome care: Insights from the SNAPSHOT registry. Medical Journal of Australia, 202(1), 36-39.

Ellis, C., Hammett, C., Ranasinghe, I., French, J., Briffa, T., Devlin, G., Elliott, J., … Williams, M., Troughton, R., … on behalf of Bi-National Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) 'SNAPSHOT' Audit Group. (2015). Comparison of the management and in-hospital outcomes of acute coronary syndrome patients in Australia and New Zealand: Results from the binational SNAPSHOT acute coronary syndrome 2012 audit. Internal Medicine Journal, 45(5), 497-509. doi: 10.1111/imj.12739

Olsen, P., Elliott, J. M., Frampton, C., & Bradley, P. S. (2015). Winning or losing does matter: Acute cardiac admissions in New Zealand during Rugby World Cup tournaments. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 22(10), 1254-1260. doi: 10.1177/2047487314539433

Aldous, S., Elliott, J., McClean, D., Puri, A., & Richards, A. M. (2015). Outcomes in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome with elevated cardiac troponin but non-obstructive coronary disease on angiography. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 24(9), 869-878. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.02.019

Chan, C., Troughton, R., Elliott, J., Zarifeh, J., & Bridgman, P. (2014). One-year follow-up of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake stress cardiomyopathy cases. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1396). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Nicholls, S. J., Kastelein, J. J. P., Schwartz, G. M., Bash, D., Rosenson, R. S., Cavender, M. A., … for the VISTA-16 Investigators, including Elliott, J., Wilkins, G., & Harding, S. (2014). Varespladib and cardiovascular events in patients with an acute coronary syndrome: The VISTA-16 randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 311(3), 252-262. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.282836

O'Donoghue, M. L., Braunwald, E., White, H. D., Steen, D. L., Lukas, M. A., Tarka, E., … for the SOLID-TIMI 52 Investigators, including Elliott, J., Wilkins, G., & Chen, V. (2014). Effect of darapladib on major coronary events after an acute coronary syndrome: The SOLID-TIMI 52 randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 312(10), 1006-1015. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.11061

Chan, C., Elliott, J., Troughton, R., Frampton, C., Smyth, D., Crozier, I., & Bridgman, P. (2013). Acute myocardial infarction and stress cardiomyopathy following the Christchurch earthquakes. PLoS ONE, 8(7), e68504. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068504

Ellis, C., Gamble, G., Devlin, G., Elliott, J., Hamer, A., Williams, M., Matsis, P., Troughton, R., … for the New Zealand Acute Coronary Syndromes (NZACS) 'SNAPSHOT' Audit Group. (2013). The management of acute coronary syndrome patients across New Zealand in 2012: Results of a third comprehensive nationwide audit and observations of current interventional care. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1387). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Ranasinghe, I., Naoum, C., Aliprandi-Costa, B., Sindone, A. P., Steg, P. G., Elliott, J., … on behalf of the Australia-New Zealand GRACE. (2012). Management and outcomes following an acute coronary event in patients with chronic heart failure 1999-2007. European Journal of Heart Failure, 14, 464-472. doi: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfs041

Ranasinghe, I., Alprandi-Costa, B., Chow, V., Elliott, J. M., Waites, J., Counsell, J. T., … Brieger, D. (2011). Risk stratification in the setting of non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes 1999-2007. American Journal of Cardiology, 108(5), 617-624. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.04.005

Aldous, S. J., Florkowski, C. M., Crozier, I. G., Elliott, J., George, P., Lainchbury, J. G., MacKay, R. J., & Than, M. (2011). Comparison of high sensitivity and contemporary troponin assays for the early detection of acute myocardial infarction in the emergency department. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, 48, 241-248. doi: 10.1258/acb.2010.010219

Aldous, S., Smyth, D., Blake, J., McClean, D., & Elliott, J. (2011). The real world experience of the everolimus-eluting coronary stent system: Audit of everolimus-eluting coronary stents. Journal of Interventional Cardiology, 24(3), 241-246. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8183.2011.00633.x

Aliprandi-Costa, B., Ranasinghe, I., Chow, V., Kapila, S., Juergens, C., Devlin, G., Elliott, J., … Brieger, D. B. (2011). Management and outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndromes in Australia and New Zealand, 2000–2007. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(3), 116-121.

Ellis, C., Devlin, G., Elliott, J., Matsis, P., Williams, M., Gamble, G., … Richards, M., … for the New Zealand Acute Coronary Syndromes (NZACS) Audit Group. (2010). ACS patients in New Zealand experience significant delays to access cardiac investigations and revascularisation treatment especially when admitted to non-interventional centres: Results of the second comprehensive national audit of ACS patients. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1319). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1319/4237/content.pdf

Marshall, C. J., Nallaratnam, M., Mocatta, T., Smyth, D., Richards, M., Elliott, J. M., Blake, J., Winterbourn, C. C., Kettle, A. J., & McClean, D. R. (2010). Factors influencing local and systemic levels of plasma myeloperoxidase in ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction. American Journal of Cardiology, 106(3), 316-322. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2010.03.028

Ellis, C., Gamble, G., Hamer, A., Williams, M., Matsis, P., Elliott, J., … Richards, M., … for the New Zealand Acute Coronary Syndromes (NZACS) Audit Group. (2010). Patients admitted with an acute coronary syndrome in New Zealand in 2007: Results of a second comprehensive nationwide audit and a comparison with the first audit from 2002. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1319). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1319/4235/content.pdf

Barnett, R., Pearce, J., Moon, G., Elliott, J., & Barnett, P. (2009). Assessing the effects of the introduction of the New Zealand Smokefree Environment Act 2003 on acute myocardial infarction hospital admissions in Christchurch, New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33(6), 515-520. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2009.00446.x

Devlin, G., Gore, J. M., Elliott, J., Wijesinghe, N., Eagle, K. A., Avezum, Á., … for the GRACE Investigators. (2008). Management and 6-month outcomes in elderly and very elderly patients with high-risk non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes: The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events. European Heart Journal, 29(10), 1275-1282. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehn124

Dieker, H.-J., French, J. K., Joziasse, I. C., Brouwer, M. A., Elliott, J., West, T. M., … White, H. D. (2007). Antiplatelet therapy and progression of coronary artery disease: A placebo-controlled trial with angiographic and clinical follow-up after myocardial infarction. American Heart Journal, 153(1), 66.e1-66.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2006.10.006

Hillock, R. J., Smyth, D. W., & Elliott, J. M. (2006). Proficiency in coronary angiography: Local experience and college requirements. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 15(3), 163-167. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2006.02.003

Richards, M., Nicholls, M. G., Espiner, E. A., Lainchbury, J. G., Troughton, R. W., Elliott, J., Frampton, C. M., Crozier, I. G., Yandle, T. G., … for the Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group and the Australia-New Zealand Heart Failure Group. (2006). Comparison of B-type natriuretic peptides for assessment of cardiac function and prognosis in stable ischemic heart disease. JACC, 47(1), 52-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2005.06.085

Wong, C.-K., Hammett, C. J. K., The, R., French, J. K., Gao, W., Webber, B. J., Elliott, J. M., … White, H. D. (2004). Lack of association between baseline plasma homocysteine concentrations and restenosis rates after a first elective percutaneous coronary intervention without stenting. Heart, 90, 1299-1302.

Ellis, C., Devlin, G., Matsis, P., Elliott, J., Williams, M., Gamble, G., Mann, S., … for the New Zealand Acute Coronary Syndromes (NZACS) Audit Group. (2004). Acute coronary syndrome patients in New Zealand receive less invasive management when admitted to hospitals without invasive facilities. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1197). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1197/954/content.pdf

Ellis, C., Gamble, G., French, J., Devlin, G., Matsis, P., Elliott, J., Mann, S., Williams, M., … for the New Zealand Acute Coronary Syndromes (NZACS) Audit Group. (2004). Management of patients admitted with an acute coronary syndrome in New Zealand: Results of a comprehensive nationwide audit. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1197). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1197/953/content.pdf

Barclay, M. L., Sawyers, S. M., Begg, E. J., Zhang, M., Roberts, R., Kennedy, M. A., & Elliott, J. M. (2003). Correlation of CYP2D6 genotype with perhexiline phenotypic metabolizer status. Pharmacogenetics, 13(10), 627-632.

Charles, C. J., Elliott, J. M., Nicholls, M. G., Rademaker, M. T., & Richards, A. M. (2003). Natriuretic peptides maintain sodium homoeostasis during chronic volume loading post-myocardial infarction in sheep. Clinical Science, 104(4), 429-436.

Richards, A. M., Nicholls, M. G., Espiner, E. A., Lainchbury, J. G., Troughton, R. W., Elliott, J., Frampton, C., Turner, J., Crozier, I. G., & Yandle, T. G. (2003). B-type natriuretic peptides and ejection fraction for prognosis after myocardial infarction. Circulation, 107(22), 2786-2792. doi: 10.1161/01.CIR.0000070953.76250.B9

Richards, A. M., Nicholls, M. G., Troughton, R. W., Lainchbury, J. G., Elliott, J., Frampton, C., Espiner, E. A., Crozier, I. G., Yandle, T. G., & Turner, J. (2002). Antecedent hypertension and heart failure after myocardial infarction. JACC, 39(7), 1182-1188. doi: 10.1016/S0735-1097(02)01737-0

Charles, C. J., Elliott, J. M., Nicholls, M. G., Rademaker, M. T., & Richards, A. M. (2000). Myocardial infarction with and without reperfusion in sheep: Early cardiac and neurohumoral changes. Clinical Science, 98, 703-711.

Ormiston, J. A., Webster, M. W., Ruygrok, P. N., Elliott, J. M., Simmonds, M. B., Meredith, I. T., … West, T. M. (2000). A randomized study of direct coronary stenting after predilatation: The NIR future trial. Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions, 50(4), 377-381.

Jackson, N. W., Doogue, M. P., & Elliott, J. M. (1999). Priority points and cardiac events while waiting for coronary bypass surgery. Heart, 81(4), 367-373. doi: 10.1136/hrt.81.4.367

Richards, A. M., Nicholls, M. G., Yandle, T. G., Ikram, H., Espiner, E. A., Turner, J. G., … Lainchbury, J. G., Elliott, J. M., Frampton, C. M., Crozier, I. G., & Smyth, D. W. (1999). Neuroendocrine prediction of left ventricular function and heart failure after acute myocardial infarction. Heart, 81, 114-120.

French, J. K., Amos, D. J., Williams, B. F., Cross, D. B., Elliott, J. M., Hart, H. H., … White, H. D. (1999). Effects of early captopril administration after thrombolysis on regional wall motion in relation to infarct artery blood flow. JACC, 33(1), 139-145.

Richards, A. M., Nicholls, M. G., Yandle, T. G., Frampton, C., Espiner, E. A., Turner, J. G., … Lainchbury, J. G., Elliott, J. M., … Crozier, I. G., & Smyth, D. W. (1998). Plasma N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and adrenomedullin: New neurohormonal predictors of left ventricular function and prognosis after myocardial infarction. Circulation, 97(19), 1921-1929. doi: 10.1161/01.CIR.97.19.1921

Smyth, D. W., & Elliott, J. M. (1997). Treating coronaries, at home or away? Heart, 78(4), 329-330.

Doogue, M. P., Brett, C. N. H., & Elliott, J. M. (1997). Life and death on the waiting list for coronary bypass surgery. New Zealand Medical Journal, 110(1037).

Smyth, D. W., Richards, A. M., & Elliott, J. M. (1997). Direct angioplasty for myocardial infarction: one-year experience in a centre with surgical backup 220 miles away. Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 9(5), 324-332.

Elliott, J. M., Wilkinson, T. J., Hanger, H. C., Gilchrist, N. L., Sainsbury, R., Shamy, S., & Rothwell, A. (1996). The added effectiveness of early geriatrician involvement on acute orthopaedic wards to orthogeriatric rehabilitation. New Zealand Medical Journal, 109(1017), 72-73.

Elliott, J. M., Gilchrist, N., & Wells, J. E. (1996). The effect of scioeconomic status on bone density in a male Caucasian population. Bone, 18, 371-373.

Ellis, S. G., Elliott, J. M., Horrigan, M., Raymond, R. E., & Howell, G. (1996). Low-normal or excessive body mass index: newly identified and powerful risk factors for death and other complications with percutaneous coronary intervention. American Journal of Cardiology, 78, 642-646.

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Journal - Research Other

Darlow, B. A., Horwood, L. J., Woodward, L. J., Elliott, J. M., Troughton, R. W., Elder, M. J., Epton, M. J., Stanton, J. D., Swanney, M. P., Keenan, R., Melzer, T. R., McKelvey, V. A., Levin, K., Meeks, M. G., Espiner, E. A., Cameron, V. A., & Martin, J. (2015). The New Zealand 1986 very low birth weight cohort as young adults: Mapping the road ahead. BMC Pediatrics, 15, 90. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0413-9

Bridgman, P. G., Chan, C. W., & Elliott, J. M. (2012). A case of recurrent earthquake stress cardiomyopathy with a differing wall motion abnormality. Echocardiography, 29(2), E26-E27. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01568.x

Chan, W. Y. W., McClean, D. R., Elliott, J. M., & MacDonald, S. (2009). CT coronary angiography to guide intervention for acute myocardial ischaemia in a patient with an anomalous single coronary ostium [Case report]. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 18(6), 407-409. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2008.04.006

ST-Elevation Mycocardial Infarction Guidelines Group, and the New Zealand Branch of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, including Wong, C.-K., Crozier, I., Elliott, J., & Mann, S. (2005). ST-elevation myocardial infarction: New Zealand Management Guidelines [Special article]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1223). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1223/1679/content.pdf

Non ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome Guidelines Group, and the New Zealand Branch of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, including Wong, C.-K., Crozier, I., Elliott, J., & Mann, S. (2005). Non ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes: New Zealand Management Guidelines [Special article]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1223). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1223/1680/content.pdf

Elliott, J., & Richards, M. (2005). Heart attacks and unstable angina (acute coronary syndromes) have doubled in New Zealand since 1989: How do we best manage the epidemic? [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1223). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1223/1674/content.pdf

Nicholls, M. G., Richards, A. M., Moller, P. W., Elliott, J. M., & Begg, E. J. (1998). Health authorities in New Zealand have spin doctors to produce good news [Letter]. British Medical Journal, 316, 1321.

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