William R. Lewis' study of immediate exercise treadmill testing of chest pain patients in the emergency room has shown the safety and efficacy of this care pathway. He continues to be interested in appropriateness and accuracy of stress testing in selected populations.
Dr. Lewis is interested in immediate exercise testing for chest pain patients and the utility of noninvasive testing in subgroups (ie left bundle branch block).
M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Durham NC 1985
B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 1978
Internship: Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1986-1987
Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1987-1989
Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1989-1993
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, 2011
American College of Cardiology
California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Association
Select Recent Publications
Figueroa JA, Mansoor JK, Allen RP, Davis CE, Walby WF, Aksenov AA, Zhao W, Lewis WR, Schelegle ES. Exhaled volatile organic compounds in individuals with a history of high altitude pulmonary edema and varying hypoxia-induced responses. J Breath Res. 2015 Apr 20;9(2):026004.
Bukkapatnam RN, Gabler NB, Lewis WR. Statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular mortality in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Prev Cardiol. 2010 Spring;13(2):84-90.
Lewis WR. The politics of health care. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2010 Winter;11(1):41-2.
Sauvé MJ, Lewis WR, Blankenbiller M, Rickabaugh B, Pressler SJ. Cognitive impairments in chronic heart failure: a case controlled study. J Card Fail. 2009 Feb;15(1):1-10.
Karnik RS, W Lewis, P Miles, L Baker. The effect of beta-blockade on heart rate recovery following exercise stress echocardiography. Preventive Cardiology 11(1):26-28, 2008.
Lewis WR, Ganim R, Sabapathy R. Utility of stress echocardiography in identifying significant coronary artery disease in patients with left bundle-branch block. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2007 Sep;6(3):127-30.
Lewis WR and EA Amsterdam. Predictive instruments, critical care pathways, algorithms, and protocols in the rapid evaluation of chest pain. Critical Pathways in Cardiology; 4:30-36, 2005.
Amsterdam EA, Kirk JD, Diercks DB, Lewis WR, Turnipseed SD. Exercise testing in chest pain units: rationale, implementation, and results. Cardiol Clin. 2005 Nov;23(4):503-16, vii. Review.
Amsterdam EA, JD Kirk, DB Diercks, SD Turnipseed, and WR Lewis. Early exercise testing for risk stratification of low-risk patients in chest pain centers. Critical Pathways in Cardiology; 3(3):114-120, 2004.
Lewis WR. Echocardiography in the evaluation of patients in chest pain units. Cardiol Clin. 2005 Nov;23(4):531-9, vii. Review.