Micah J. Eimer, M.D.

Micah J. Eimer, M.D.

Micah J. Eimer, M.D.

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Treatment Philosophy

My pratice provides a level of attention which is rarely found in today's healthcare system. You will not find layers of assistants between my patients and myself. Office visits are as long and frequent as they need to be. Communication with me is in person and by telephone depending on patient preferences. Don't be surprised to get a call from me personally about your testing results.

Personal Interests

In my free time I enjoy sailing, cooking, exercise, and travel.

Conditions & Procedures

Conditions

Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Cardiomyopathy, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Coronary Disease, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, Valvular Heart Disease

Procedures

Echocardiography, Nuclear Echocardiography, Perioperative Risk Assessment, Vascular Ultrasound

General Information

Gender

Male

Affiliation

Independent Practitioner

Expertise

Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Preventive Medicine

Languages

English, Spanish

Board Certified

Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology

Clinical Service

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, 1998

Internship

University of Chicago, 2000

Residency

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, 2002

Fellowship

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, 2006

Locations

Facility Hours*
A

Northwestern Medicine

2701 Patriot Blvd.
Suite 250
Glenview, IL 60026
847.724.4536
847.998.9005 fax

This location is wheelchair accessible.
*Hours indicate when the practice is open.

Insurance

Please call 847.724.4536 for accepted insurance plans.

Publications

  • Clinical status and cardiovascular risk profile of adults with a history of juvenile dermatomyositis.

    The Journal of pediatrics 2011 Nov

    Authors: Eimer MJ,
    Abstract
    A pilot study of adults who had onset of juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) in childhood, before current therapeutic approaches, to characterize JDM symptoms and subclinical cardiovascular disease.
    Eight adults who had JDM assessed for disease activity and 8 healthy adults (cardiovascular disease controls) were tested for carotid intima media thickness and brachial arterial reactivity. Adults who had JDM and 16 age-, sex-, and body mass index-matched healthy metabolic controls were evaluated for body composition, blood pressure, fasting glucose, lipids, insulin resistance, leptin, adiponectin, proinflammatory oxidized high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and nail-fold capillary end row loops.
    Adults with a history of JDM, median age 38 years (24-44 years) enrolled a median 29 years (9-38 years) after disease onset, had elevated disease activity scores, skin (7/8), muscle (4/8), and creatine phosphokinase (2/8). Compared with cardiovascular disease controls, adults who had JDM were younger, had lower body mass index and HDL cholesterol (P = .002), and increased intima media thickness (P = .015) and their brachial arterial reactivity suggested impairment of endothelial cell function. Compared with metabolic controls, adults who had JDM had higher systolic and diastolic blood pressure, P = .048, P = .002, respectively; lower adiponectin (P = .03); less upper arm fat (P = .008); HDL associated with end row loops loss (r = -0.838, P = .009); and increased proinflammatory oxidized HDL (P = .0037).
    Adults who had JDM, 29 years after disease onset, had progressive disease and increased cardiovascular risk factors.
    PMID: 21784434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Frequency and significance of acute heart failure following liver transplantation.

    The American journal of cardiology 2008 Jan 15

    Authors: Eimer MJ,
    Abstract
    Reversible cardiomyopathy has been reported in patients after liver transplantation. However, there are few data on the incidence, risk factors, and prognosis of this condition. Liver transplantation recipients who underwent preoperative right- and left-sided cardiac catheterization as well as preoperative transthoracic echocardiography from 2001 to 2005 were identified. Eighty-six patients met the outlined criteria and were included in the study. The incidence of severe heart failure (HF) after transplantation in this population was 6 of 86 (approximately 7%). Patients who developed HF were slightly older (mean age 61.2 +/- 8.9 vs 55.4 +/- 9.2 years, p = 0.08) but had similar preoperative ejection fractions (60 +/- 5% vs 57 +/- 8%, p = 0.22) and comparable systemic arterial blood pressure (116 +/- 22/62 +/- 11 vs 127 +/- 9/66 +/- 9, p >0.1). In addition, the severity of liver disease as measured by the model for end-stage liver disease score was not different between the 2 groups (23.9 +/- 9.7 vs 26 +/- 10.7, p = 0.5). There was also no significant difference in the preoperative cardiac index (3.8 +/- 1 vs 3.6 +/- 1.5 L/min/m2, p = 0.9) or pulmonary artery wedge pressure (13.6 +/- 5.8 vs 15.3 +/- 2.8 mm Hg, p = 0.42). The incidence of alcohol use as the presumed cause of liver failure was equivalent in the 2 groups (33% vs 25%, p = 0.65). The patients who developed HF did have significantly higher preoperative mean pulmonary arterial systolic pressures (43 +/- 10 vs 30 +/- 9 mm Hg, p = 0.02) and right ventricular systolic pressures (44 +/- 13 vs 34 +/- 8 mm Hg, p = 0.05). In conclusion, severe systolic HF may occur after liver transplantation in patients without traditional risk factors for HF. This study suggests that those patients with preoperative elevated right-sided cardiac pressures, as well as older patients, may be at excess risk for developing HF after transplantation.
    PMID: 18178414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Elevated B-type natriuretic peptide in asymptomatic men with chronic aortic regurgitation and preserved left ventricular systolic function.

    The American journal of cardiology 2004 Sep 1

    Authors: Eimer MJ,
    Abstract
    Serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels reflect myocardial strain and are known to be elevated in patients with heart failure. To determine if BNP levels are elevated in patients with aortic regurgitation, we measured BNP levels in patients with chronic asymptomatic aortic regurgitation and normal left ventricular systolic function.
    PMID: 15342310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Evidence-based treatment of lipids in the elderly.

    Current atherosclerosis reports 2004 Sep

    Authors: Eimer MJ,
    Abstract
    The elderly (men aged 65 years and older and women aged 75 years and older) constitute a population at high absolute risk for the morbidity and mortality of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Statins have been shown in multiple large trials to reduce the burden of atherosclerotic disease in both middle-aged and elderly patients at elevated risk for coronary events, stroke, and death. We reviewed the major statin trials with particular emphasis on the significant number of elderly subjects. The impact of statins on the elderly, both positive and negative, is tabulated. In addition, we briefly discuss risk assessment in the elderly because selection of elderly patients for intensive low-density lipoprotein cholesterol reduction with statins requires clinical judgment that must weigh the need for subclinical measures of atherosclerosis. We also consider negative aspects, risks, and costs of such therapy.
    PMID: 15296706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Transient ischemic attack.

    The New England journal of medicine 2003 Apr 17

    Authors:
    Abstract
    PMID: 12700388 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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