Lawrence Laslett, M.D.

Lawrence J. Laslett, M.D.



Cardiovascular Medicine

Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Professor Emeritus
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Clinical Interests

Lawrence J. Laslett specializes in general cardiology, providing both short- and long-term cardiac care. His practice focuses on acute-care cardiac problems, (particularly coronary disease), including diagnostic catheterization, coronary angioplasty and stent placement. Laslett's research involves the effects of angiographic contrast on left ventricular function and dynamic resistance exercise on myocardial oxygen supply and demand. He is also assessing post-thrombosis coronary anatomy, potential myocardial injury from high-intensity endurance running, and the impact of serologic infarct markers on prognosis for "rule out" MI patients.

Center/Program Affiliation

Cardiovascular Services
UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 1969

B.S., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1964


University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1976


University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1978

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976

American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, 1981

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

Honors and Awards

Service Award, California Chapter, American College of Cardiology, 2000

Kaiser Foundation Annual Award for Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching, 2000

Select Recent Publications

Hawkes WC, Laslett LJ. Selenium supplementation does not improve vascular responsiveness in healthy North American men. American Journal Physiology Heart Circulation Physiology 2009;296:H256-H262.

Hecker JG, Laslett L, Campbell E, Nunnally M, O'Connor A, Ellis JE, Frogel JK, Fleisher LA. Catastrophic Cardiovascular Collapse During Carotid Endarterectomy. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 2006;20:259-268.

Wang H, Laslett LJ, Richman CM, Wun T. Acute myocardial infarction in hemoglobin SC disease. Annals of Hematology 2004;83:622-624.

Laslett L. Did you know? Chelation therapy: New proof of lack of efficacy. Preventive Cardiology 2002;2:91-92.

Laslett L. Exercise electrocardiography in the asymptomatic patient. Chapter 8 in: Ellestad MH, Amsterdam EA, Exercise Testing. New Concepts for the New Century. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2002

Amsterdam EA, Laslett L, Diercks D, Kirk JD. Reducing the knowledge-practice gap in the management of patients with cardiovascular disease. Preventive Cardiology 2002;1:12-15.

Schaefer S, SD Correa, L Laslett, RJ Valente. Blockade of adenosine receptors with aminophylline limits ischemic preconditioning in man. American Heart Journal 142:E4, 2001.

Laslett L, Eisenbud E. Lack of detection of myocardial injury during competitive races of 100 miles lasting 18 to 30 hours. American Journal of Cardiology 1997;80:379-380

Laslett L. Risk for exercise-induced myocardial injury for athletes performing prolonged strenuous endurance exercise - Reply. American Journal of Cardiology 1997;80:544

Laslett L, Eisenbud E, Lind R. Evidence of Myocardial 6; Injury During Prolonged Strenuous Exercise. American Journal of Cardiology 1996;78:488-490

Laslett L. Normal left coronary artery diameter can be predicted from diameters of its branch vessels Clinical Cardiology 1995;18:580-582

Schaefer A, R Valente, Laslett L, JC Longhurst. Cardiac reflex effects of intracoronary bradykinin in humans Journal of American Coll. Cardiology Invest. Medicine 1995;44:160-176