Andrew Peter Selwyn, MD: a conversation with the editor*

        Dr. Andy Selwyn was born April 18, 1945 in Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom. At age 10, his family moved to Cape Town, South Africa, and that is where he spent his teenage years. He went to the University of Cape Town for 2 years and then to the medical school of the same university. His rotating internship was at Groote Schuur Teaching Hospital of the University of Cape Town, where he finished in 1970. He then returned to London, United Kingdom, where he completed 3 years of medical residency involving 3 hospitals (St. Stephens and Hammersmith hospitals). His cardiology training was at Northwick Medical Research Council Hospital in Harrow and Hammersmith Hospital in London, United Kingdom. He then joined the staff of Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Hammersmith Hospital. In 1984, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, as director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he has been there ever since. In 1996, he was promoted to full Professor. His research work has led to the publication of just over 300 articles, most of which were published in peer-reviewed medical journals. For his work, he has received several honors. He also is a great guy and fun to be around.
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        1. Selwyn A, Shillingford JP. Precordial mapping of Q waves and RS ratio changes in acute myocardial infarction. Cardiovasc Res 1977;11:167–171.

        2. Selwyn A, Jones T, Pratt T, Lavender JP. Continuous assessment of regional myocardial perfusion in dogs using krypton-81m. Circ Res 1978;42:771–779.

        3. Selwyn A, Fox K, Eves M, Oakley D, Dargie H, Shillingford JP. Myocardial ischemia in patients with frequent angina pectoris. BMJ 1978;2:1594–1596.

        4. Selwyn A, Welman E, Pratt TA, Clark J, MacArthur C, Lavender JP. The interpretation of thallium-201 cardiac scintigrams. Studies in experimental ischemic heart disease. Circ Res 1978;43:287–293.

        5. Selwyn A, Forse G, Fox K, Jonathan A, Stiner R. Patterns of disturbed myocardial perfusion in patients with coronary artery disease. Circulation 1981;64:83–90.

        6. Deanfield, J, Maseri A, Selwyn A, Ribeiro P, Cherchia S, Krikler S, Morgan M. Myocardial ischemia during daily life in patients with stable angina: its relation to symptoms and heart rate changes. Lancet 1983;11:753–758.

        7. Ludmer PL, Selwyn AP, Shook TL, Wayne RR, Mudge GH, Alexander RW, Ganz P. Paradoxical acetylcholine-induced coronary artery constriction in patients with coronary artery disease. N Engl J Med 1986;315:1045–1051.

        8. Nabel EG, Ganz P, Gordon JB, Alexander W, Selwyn AP. Dilation of normal and constriction of atherosclerotic coronary arteries caused by the cold pressor test. Circulation 1988;77:43–52.

        9. Rocco MB, Nabel EG, Campbell S, Goldman L, Barry J, Mead K, Selwyn AP. Prognostic importance of myocardial ischemia detected by ambulatory monitoring in patients with stable coronary artery disease. Circulation 1988;78:877–884.

        10. Gordon JB, Ganz P, Nabel EG, Zabede J, Mudge GH, Alexander RW, Selwyn AP. Atherosclerosis and endothelial function influence the coronary response to exercise. J Clin Invest 1989;83:1946–1952.

        11. Vita J, Treasure CB, Ganz P, Cox DA, Fish RD, Selwyn AP. Control of shear stress in the epicardial coronary arteries of man: impairment by atherosclerosis. J Am Coll Cardiol 1989;14:1193–1199.

        12. Yeung AC, Barry J, Orav J, Raby KE, Selwyn AP. Time dependent effects of asymptomatic ischemia on prognosis in chronic stable coronary disease. Circulation 1991;83:1598–1604.

        13. McLenachan JM, Weidinger FS, Barry J, Yeung A, Nabel EG, Rocco MB, Selwyn AP. The relationship between heart rate, ischemia and drug therapy during daily life in patients with coronary artery disease. Circulation 1991;83:1263–1270.

        14. Vita JA, Treasure CB, Yeung AC, Vekshtein VI, Fantasia GM, Fish RD, Ganz P, Selwyn AP. Patients with evidence of endothelial dysfunction as assessed by acetylcholine infusion demonstrate a marked increase in sensitivity to the constrictor effects of catecholamines. Circulation 1992;85:1390–1397.

        15. Andrews TC, Barry J, Naimi C, Allred E, Ganz P, Selwyn AP. The effect of LDL cholesterol reduction on myocardial ischemia in patients with coronary disease. Circulation 1997;95:324–328.

        16. Barry J, Treasure CB, Selwyn AP, Bonassin E, Yeung AC, Raby KE. Ambulatory monitoring: an effective solution for the non-diagnostic exercise test (abstr). Circulation 1991;84:2582.

        17. Yeung AC, Ryan TJ Jr, Isner JM, Mudge GH, Selwyn AP, Ganz P. Correlation of Intravascular ultrasound characteristics with endothelium-dependent vasodilator function in the coronary arteries of cardiac transplant (abstr). Circulation 1991;84:624.

        18. Rabbani LE, Bittl JA, Ganz P, Selwyn AP, Edelman ER, Loscalzo J, Libby P. Insulin levels predict restenosis after laser angioplasty: multivariate analysis in 100 patients (abstr). J Am Coll Cardiol 1992;19:171.

        19. Landzberg MJ, Vita JA, Yeung AC, Cannon CP, Ganz P, Selwyn AP. Endothelium-dependent modulation of pulmonary vascular tone in man (abstr). J Am Coll Cardiol 1992;19:211.