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Representative publications from Cardiology Faculty/Fellows 2019-2021

Fellows names are bolded and underline. Faculty names are bolded.

Amy Riviere, Maxwell E. Afari, Pericarditis, In: Ferri, F Ed. 2022, Ferri’s Clinical Advisor. Elsevier:2022 To be published on 6/1/2021

Onderko L, Novak SH, Francis SA, Shao ES, Afari M, Medical Management of Recurrent Left Ventricular Assist Device Thrombosis in a Patient With Biventricular Assist Devices. Cureus. 2020 Dec 3;12(12):e11872. doi: 10.7759/cureus.11872.

Geissler A, Ryzhov S, Sawyer DB. Neuregulins: protective and reparative growth factors in multiple forms of cardiovascular disease. Clin Sci (Lond). 2020 Oct 16;134(19):2623-2643. doi: 10.1042/CS20200230.

Shah JN, Murray KM, Lucas FL, Fairfield KM, Cohen MC. Variation in additional testing and patient outcomes after stress echocardiography or myocardial perfusion imaging, according to accreditation status of testing site. J Nucl Cardiol. 2020 Jul 16. doi: 10.1007/s12350-020-02230-0. Online ahead of print.PMID: 3267691

Eldridge TB, Shah JN, Poltak J , Powers JB, Quinn RD, Diaz MN, Robich MP. Repair of Spontaneous Left Atrial Dissection Resulting in Severe Paravalvular Native Mitral Valve Regurgitation. JACC: Case Reports. vol. 2, NO. 8, 2020

Saad M, Tobolski J, Kolte D, Wang Y, Minges K, Hira RS, Curtis JP, Abbott JD. Duration of P2Y12 inhibitor Prescription After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients on Oral Anticoagulants (from NCDR CathPCI Registry). Am J Cardiol. 2020 Jul 25:S0002-9149(20)30763-3. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.07.029. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32819682

Cowgill JA, Francis SA, Sawyer DB: Anthracycline and Peripartum Cardiomyopathies. Circ Res. 2019 May 24;124(11):1633-1646.
Laura Onderko, William Janes, Amy Riviere, Emily Meserve, and Jennifer Monti, BE STILL MY HEART: ACUTE PERICARDITIS AND INCOMPLETE ADULT ONSET STILL’S DISEASE, American College of Cardiology meeting May 2021, Atlanta-GA, USA.

Benjamin Starobin and Joseph Wight, CAUGHT IN THE ACT: THROMBUS IN TRANSIT THROUGH A PATENT FORAMEN OVALE WITH SADDLE PULMONARY EMBOLISM, American College of Cardiology meeting May 2021, Atlanta-GA, USA.

Amy Riviere, Nancy M. Connelly, Jessica Green, Renee Longarini, James B. Powers, Douglas Sawyer, and Mylan C. Cohen, HOME MEAL DELIVERY REDUCES HOSPITALIZATIONS AND ED VISITS IN HIGH RISK HEART FAILURE PATIENTS, American College of Cardiology meeting May 2021, Atlanta-GA, USA.

Tobolski JT, Powers J, Afari M, Robich M, Delayed apical migration of transcatheter heart valve with resultant severe aortic regurgitation, American College of Cardiology meeting May 2021, Atlanta-GA, USA.

Onderko L, Sebastiao A, Schwartzman A, Blzszyk H, Francis S, Shao E, Coffin S, Afari M, Mystery, Myocarditis: Cardiac Sarcoidosis or Giant Cell Myocarditis or Both, American College of Cardiology meeting May 2021, Atlanta-GA, USA.

Starobin B, Afari M, Through the storm Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation Therapy for Treatment of Thyroid Storm Induced Cardiogenic Shock, American College of Cardiology meeting May 2021, Atlanta-GA, USA

Onderko L, Ortiz J, Morgan R, Schwartzman A, Afari M, Covid 19 Myocarditis Complicating Multivessel coronary Artery Disease, American College of Cardiology meeting May 2021, Atlanta-GA, USA

Jay Shah, Jessica Kvasic, Benjamin Starobin, Paul Sweeney, Sanjeev Francis, Jennifer Monti, and Jeremy Raider Estrada, TINCTURE OF TIME: MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS IN THE SETTING OF MELIODOSIS, American College of Cardiology meeting March 2020

Amy Riviere, Jay Shah, Laura Onderko, Sanjeev Francis, Patrick Hohl, Samuel Tristram Coffin, Brooke Ritvo, Andrew Corsello, and Jessica Kvasic, WAIT FOR IT: IMMUNE CHECKPOINT INHIBITOR ASSOCIATED COMPLETE HEART BLOCK WITH RECOVERY OF AV CONDUCTION AFTER TREATMENT WITH STEROIDS, American College of Cardiology meeting March 2020

Jay Shah, Jessica Kvasic, William Sauer, Patrick Hohl, and Bram Geller, VERAPAMIL OVERDOSE: BALANCING PHYSIOLOGY OF DYNAMIC LVOTO WITH COMPLETE HEART BLOCK AND VASOPLEGIC SHOCK, American College of Cardiology meeting March 2020

Jessica Kvasic, Jay Shah, and Joseph Wight, ADULT STILL'S DISEASE: A RARE CAUSE OF MYOPERICARDITIS DISGUISED AS A STEMI, American College of Cardiology meeting March 2020

Laura Onderko, Jared Tobolski, Lori Barron, Samuel Tristram Coffin, Andrew Schwartzman, Maxwell Afari, and Esther Shao, RECURRENT THROMBOSIS IN A PATIENT WITH BIVENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICES, American College of Cardiology meeting March 2020

J. A. Kvasic, J. A. Rosenblatt, Sensitivity of pet cardiac stress testing to detect myocardial perfusion defects in the setting of low global flow reserve, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology July/August 2019

Joshua Cowgill, David Lapham, Sebastian Jablonski, and Joseph Wight, PLATYPNEA-ORTHODEOXIA: A CURABLE CAUSE OF RECALCITRANT HYPOXIA, American College of Cardiology meeting March 2019

Joshua Cowgill, Sebastian Jablonski, Edward Teufel, and James Parker, REVERSE LUTEMBACHER: A RARE LATE COMPLICATION OF TRICUSPID VALVE REPLACEMENT, American College of Cardiology meeting March 2019

Sebastian Jablonski, Joshua Cowgill, and James Powers, LOPERAMIDE CARDIOTOXICITY: A BYPRODUCT OF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC, American College of Cardiology meeting March 2019

Leyton-Mange JS, Sesselberg HW, Corsello AC. The pulmonary vein that stumped us. Europace. 2021 Jun 2:euab089. doi: 10.1093/europace/euab089. Online ahead of print.

Leyton-Mange JS, Sze EY, Conley C, Vasaiwala SC, Sesselberg HW. Epicardial access facilitated by carbon dioxide insufflation for redo ventricular tachycardia ablation in a patient with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia and dense adhesions. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2021 Jan 5;7(4):197-202. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2020.12.008. eCollection 2021 Apr.

Waksman R, Torguson R, Medranda GA, Shea C, Zhang C, Gordon P, Ehsan A, Wilson SR, Levitt R, Hahn C, Parikh P, Bilfinger T, Butzel D, Buchanan S, Hanna N, Buchbinder M, Asch F, Weissman G, Ben-Dor I, Shults C, Garcia-Garcia HM, Satler LF, Rogers T. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in low-risk patients: 2-year results from the LRT trial. Am Heart J. 2021 Jul;237:25-33. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2021.03.006. Epub 2021 Mar 10.
PMID: 33713618

Khan JM, Rogers T, Weissman G, Torguson R, Rodriguez-Weisson FJ, Chezar-Azerrad C, Greenspun B, Gupta N, Medvedofsky D, Zhang C, Gordon P, Ehsan A, Wilson SR, Goncalves J, Levitt R, Hahn C, Parikh P, Bilfinger T, Butzel D, Buchanan S, Hanna N, Garrett R, Shults C, Buchbinder M, Garcia-Garcia HM, Kolm P, Satler LF, Hashim H, Ben-Dor I, Asch FM, Waksman R. Anatomical Characteristics Associated With Hypoattenuated Leaflet Thickening in Low-Risk Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2021 Jun;27:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2020.09.034. Epub 2020 Sep 25.
PMID: 33129688

Hutchinson RN, Han PKJ, Lucas FL, Black A, Sawyer D, Fairfield K. Rural disparities in end-of-life care for patients with heart failure: Are they due to geography or socioeconomic disparity? J Rural Health. 2021 May 27. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12597. Online ahead of print.

Castro-Diehl C, Song RJ, Sawyer DB, Wollert KC, Mitchell GF, Cheng S, Vasan RS, Xanthakis V. Circulating growth factors and cardiac remodeling in the community: The Framingham Heart Study. Int J Cardiol. 2021 Apr 15;329:217-224. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.12.088. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

Lawson MA, Hansen DE, Gupta DK, Bell SP, Adkisson DW, Mallugari RR, Sawyer DB, Ooi H, Kronenberg MW. Modification of ventriculo-arterial coupling by spironolactone in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. ESC Heart Fail. 2021 Apr;8(2):1156-1166. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.13161. Epub 2021 Jan 5.

Yin H, Favreau-Lessard AJ, deKay JT, Herrmann YR, Robich MP, Koza RA, Prudovsky I, Sawyer DB, Ryzhov S. Protective role of ErbB3 signaling in myeloid cells during adaptation to cardiac pressure overload.J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2021 Mar;152:1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2020.11.009. Epub 2020 Nov 28.

Levin BS, DeNino WF, Jara CB, Schwartzman AD, Butterly AD, Sauer WJ. Case Report of Fulminant Eosinophilic Myocarditis With Concomitant Pheochromocytoma, A A Pract. 2021 Feb 5;15(2):e01348. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001348.

Saeed A, Agarwala A, Mehta A, Afari ME, Cardiovascular disease prevention career pathways: The status quo and future directions, American Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Volume 4,2020,100134,ISSN 2666-6677,

Oseran A, Afari ME, Barrett C, lewis GD, Thomas ST, Beyond the stethoscope: managing ambulatory heart failure during the COVID-19 pandemic Heart Fail. 2021 Jan 27. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.13201

Gemini Yesodharan, Maxwell E. Afari. Pulmonary edema, In: Ferri, F Ed. 2022 Ferri’s Clinical Advisor. Elsevier: 2022, published on 6/1/2021

Joe Aoun, Maxwell E Afari, Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy, In Ferri, F ED 2022, Ferri’s Clinical Advisor, Elsevier: 2022 published on 6/1/2021

Mostafa Ghanim, Maxwell E. Afari, Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, In Ferri, F ED 2022, Ferri’s Clinical Advisor, Elsevier: 2022 published on 6/1/2021

Sharma S, Barot HV, Schwartzman AD, Ganatra S, Shah SP, Venesy DM, Patten RD. Risk and predictors of dyssynchrony cardiomyopathy in left bundle branch block with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction.Clin Cardiol. 2020 Dec;43(12):1494-1500. doi: 10.1002/clc.23467. Epub 2020 Sep 17.

de Boer RA, Hulot JS, Tocchetti CG, Aboumsallem JP, Ameri P, Anker SD, Bauersachs J, Bertero E, Coats AJS, Čelutkienė J, Chioncel O, Dodion P, Eschenhagen T, Farmakis D, Bayes-Genis A, Jäger D, Jankowska EA, Kitsis RN, Konety SH, Larkin J, Lehmann L, Lenihan DJ, Maack C, Moslehi JJ, Müller OJ, Nowak-Sliwinska P, Piepoli MF, Ponikowski P, Pudil R, Rainer PP, Ruschitzka F, Sawyer D, Seferovic PM, Suter T, Thum T, van der Meer P, Van Laake LW, von Haehling S, Heymans S, Lyon AR, Backs J. Common mechanistic pathways in cancer and heart failure. A scientific roadmap on behalf of the Translational Research Committee of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Eur J Heart Fail. 2020 Dec;22(12):2272-2289. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.2029. Epub 2020 Nov 12.

Afari ME and Tsao, L, Introduction to the Right Heart, Clinical Cases in Right Heart Failure, in Clinical Cases in cardiology, Springer Publication May 2020

A. Kushman, M. Rambukwella, C. Price, J. Ellis, K. Sethi, J. Chilingerian, M.Cohen. Exploring the Benefits of System-Wide Echocadiography Accreditation. The American Medical Student Research Journal. 2020;7(1) (http://dx.doi.org/10.15422/amsrj.2020.08.002)

Pockros B, Balamurugan A, Radparvar J, Chilingerian JA, Cohen M. System-Wide Echocardiography Accreditation: Physician Perceptions and Concerns. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2020;33:255-256.

Hanley A, Bode WD, Heist EK, Leyton-Mange J, Chatterjee N, Chokshi M, Ha G, Ruskin J, Mela T, Yamada K, Mansour M. Management of patients with interrupted inferior vena cava requiring electrophysiology procedures. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2020 May;31(5):1083-1090. doi: 10.1111/jce.14421. Epub 2020 Mar 13.

Sink J, Turin A, Cytron J, Green A, Santucci P, Wilber D, Vasaiwala S, Vasaiwala S. The effect of catheter ablation for ventricular arrhythmias originating from the left ventricular papillary muscles on mitral valve function. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2021 Jul;32(7):1931-1936. doi: 10.1111/jce.15104. Epub 2021 May 18.

Higgins AY, Annapureddy AR, Wang Y, Minges KE, Lampert R, Rosenfeld LE, Jacoby DL, Curtis JP, Miller EJ, Freeman JV. Survival Following Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Implantation in Patients With Amyloid Cardiomyopathy. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Sep 15;9(18):e016038. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.016038. Epub 2020 Sep 1. PMID: 32867553.

Higgins AY, Bjerre J, Parzynski CS, Minges KE, Ahmad T, Desai NR, Enriquez A, Spatz ES, Friedman DJ, Curtis JP, Hlatky MA, Freeman JV. Comparison of Mortality and Readmission in Non-Ischemic Versus Ischemic Cardiomyopathy After Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Implantation. Am J Cardiol. 2020 Oct 15;133:116-125. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.07.035. Epub 2020 Jul 24. PMID: 32862971.

Sharma S, Barot HV, Schwartzman AD, Ganatra S, Shah SP, Venesy DM, Patten RD. Risk and predictors of dyssynchrony cardiomyopathy in left bundle branch block with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. Clin Cardiol. 2020;1–7.

Fordyce CB, Katz JN, Alviar CL, Arslanian-Engoren C, Bohula EA, Geller BJ, Hollenberg SM, Jentzer JC, Sims DB, Washam JB, van Diepen S; American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation; and Stroke Council. Prevention of Complications in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.Circulation. 2020 Dec;142(22):e379-e406. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000909. Epub 2020 Oct 29.
PMID: 33115261

Geller BJ, Adusumalli S, Pugliese SC, Khatana SAM, Nathan A, Weinberg I, Jaff MR, Kobayashi T, Mazurek JA, Khandhar S, Yang L, Groeneveld PW, Giri JS. Outcomes of catheter-directed versus systemic thrombolysis for the treatment of pulmonary embolism: A real-world analysis of national administrative claims. Vasc Med. 2020 Aug;25(4):334-340. doi: 10.1177/1358863X20903371

Hutchinson RN, Gutheil C, Wessler BS, Prevatt H, Sawyer DB, Han PKJ. What is Quality End-of-Life Care for Patients With Heart Failure? A Qualitative Study With Physicians. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Aug 31:e016505. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.016505. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32862771

Thomas SS, Afari ME, Coglianese E, Mechanical Support of the Failing Right Heart, Clinical Cases in Right Heart Failure, in Clinical Cases in cardiology, Springer Publication May 2020

Katz JN, Sinha SS, Alviar CL, Dudzinski DM, Gage A, Brusca SB, Flanagan MC, Welch T, Geller BJ, Miller PE, Leonardi S, Bohula EA, Price S, Chaudhry SP, Metkus TS, O'Brien CG, Sionis A, Barnett CF, Jentzer JC, Solomon MA, Morrow DA, van Diepen S. COVID-19 and Disruptive Modifications to Cardiac Critical Care Delivery: JACC Review Topic of the Week.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Jul 7;76(1):72-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.04.029.

Robich M, Ryzhov S, Kacer D, Palmeri M, Peterson SM, Quinn RD, Carter D, Sheppard F, Hayes T, Sawyer DB, Rappold J, Prudovsky I, Kramer RS. Prolonged Cardiopulmonary Bypass is Associated With Endothelial Glycocalyx Degradation. J Surg Res. 2020 Jul;251:287-295. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2020.02.011. Epub 2020 Apr 30.PMID: 32199337

Rogers T, Greenspun BC, Weissman G, Torguson R, Craig P, Shults C, Gordon P, Ehsan A, Wilson SR, Goncalves J, Levitt R, Hahn C, Parikh P, Bilfinger T, Butzel D, Buchanan S, Hanna N, Garrett R, Buchbinder M, Asch F, Garcia-Garcia HM, Okubagzi P, Ben-Dor I, Satler LF, Waksman R. Feasibility of Coronary Access and Aortic Valve Reintervention in Low-Risk TAVR Patients.
JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Mar 23;13(6):726-735. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2020.01.202.PMID: 32192693

Robich MP, Leavitt BJ, Ryan TJ Jr, Westbrook BM, Malenka DJ, Gelb DJ, Ross CS, Wiseman A, Magnus P, Huang YL, DiScipio AW, Iribarne A; Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group. Comparative effectiveness of revascularization strategies for early coronary artery disease: A multicenter analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 20:S0022-5223(20)31230-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.03.164. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32684394

Wilkoff BL, Boriani G, Mittal S, Poole JE, Kennergren C, Corey GR, Love JC, Augostini R, Faerestrand S, Wiggins SS, Healey JS, Holbrook R, Lande JD, Lexcen DR, Willey S, Tarakji KG; WRAP-IT Investigators. Impact of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection: A Clinical and Economic Analysis of the WRAP-IT Trial. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2020 May;13(5):e008280. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.119.008280. Epub 2020 Apr 12.PMID: 32281393

2020 ACC/HFSA/ISHLT Lifelong Learning Statement for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Specialists: A Report of the ACC Competency Management Committee. Writing Committee Members, Yancy CW, Drazner MH, Coffin ST, Cornwell W 3rd, Desai S, Erwin JP 3rd, Ginwalla M, Harshaw-Ellis KS, Horwich T, Kittleson M, Lala A, Lewsey SC, Marine JE, Martin C, Meehan K, Morrow DA, Schlendorf K, Smith JW, Stevens GR; ACC Competency Management Committee, Arrighi JA, Mendes LA, Adams JE 3rd, Brush JE Jr, Dec GW Jr, Denktas A, Fernandes S, Freeman R, Francis SA, Hahn RT, Halperin JL, Housholder-Hughes SD, Khan SS, Klarich K, Lin CH, Marine JE, McPherson JA, Niazi K, Ryan T, Solomon MA, Spicer RL, Tam M, Wang A, Weissman G, Weitz HH, Williams ES.J Card Fail. 2020 Mar;26(3):254-269. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.01.008. Epub 2020 Feb 17.PMID: 32081473

2020 ACC/HFSA/ISHLT Lifelong Learning Statement for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Specialists: A Report of the ACC Competency Management Committee. Yancy CW, Drazner MH, Coffin ST, Cornwell W 3rd, Desai S, Erwin JP 3rd, Ginwalla M, Harshaw-Ellis KS, Horwich T, Kittleson M, Lala A, Lewsey SC, Marine JE, Martin CM, Meehan K, Morrow DA, Schlendorf K, Smith JW, Stevens GR. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Mar 17;75(10):1212-1230. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.09.030. Epub 2020 Feb 17.

Bhardwaj A, Miano T, Geller B, Milewski RC, Williams M, Bermudez C, Vallabhajosyula P, Patel P, Mackay E, Vernick W, Lane-Fall M, Raiten J, McDonald M, Haddle J, Gutsche J. Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Patients With Return of Spontaneous Circulation After Cardiac Arrest Owing to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Aug;33(8):2216-2220. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.04.020. Epub 2019 Apr 22.PMID: 31182376

Phillips CT, Wang J, Celi LA, Zhang Z, Feng M. Association of hypokalemia with an increased risk for medically treated arrhythmias. PLoS One. 2019 Jun 17;14(6):e0217432. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217432. eCollection 2019.PMID: 3120652

Boateng E, deKay JT, Peterson SM, Boles J, Pinnette N, Sorcher MW, Robich MP, Sawyer DB, Ryzhov S. High ErbB3 activating activity in human blood is not due to circulating neuregulin-1 beta. Life Sci. 2020 Jun 15;251:117634. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2020.117634. Epub 2020 Apr 3.PMID: 32251632

Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis With Ultrasound Assistance for Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Time to Curb the Enthusiasm? Adusumalli S, Geller B, Giri J. Chest. 2020 Mar;157(3):491-492. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.11.027.

Dickson SD, Taleb A, Wiernek S, Govea A, Penny W. Diffuse saphenous vein graft thrombosis: resolution after one month of apixaban and dual antiplatelet therapy. Coron Artery Dis. 2020 Dec;31(8):746-747. doi: 10.1097/MCA.0000000000000856.

Pockros B, Balamurugan A, Radparvar J, Chilingerian JA, Cohen M. System-Wide Echocardiography Accreditation: Physician Perceptions and Concerns. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2020 Feb;33(2):255-256. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2019.09.021. Epub 2019 Dec 19.PMID: 31864771

Ozaki Y, Garcia-Garcia HM, Rogers T, Torguson R, Craig PE, Hideo-Kajita A, Gordon P, Ehsan A, Parikh P, Bilfinger T, Butzel D, Buchanan S, Levitt R, Hahn C, Buchbinder M, Hanna N, Garrett R, Wilson SR, Goncalves JA, Ali S, Asch FM, Weissman G, Shults C, Ben-Dor I, Satler LF, Waksman R. Coronary Artery Disease Assessed by Computed Tomography-Based Leaman Score in Patients With Low-Risk Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Am J Cardiol. 2020 Apr 15;125(8):1216-1221. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.01.022. Epub 2020 Jan 28.PMID: 32087995

Lahoud R, Butzel DW, Parsee A, Huang YL, Solomon RJ, DeVries JT, Flynn JM, Iribarne A, Lee PV, Ross CS, Malenka DJ, Dauerman HL. Acute Kidney Recovery in Patients Who Underwent Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (from the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group). Am J Cardiol. 2020 Mar 1;125(5):788-794. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.11.024. Epub 2019 Dec 9.PMID: 31924319

Khan JM, Rogers T, Waksman R, Torguson R, Weissman G, Medvedofsky D, Craig PE, Zhang C, Gordon P, Ehsan A, Wilson SR, Goncalves J, Levitt R, Hahn C, Parikh P, Bilfinger T, Butzel D, Buchanan S, Hanna N, Garrett R, Shults C, Garcia-Garcia HM, Kolm P, Satler LF, Buchbinder M, Ben-Dor I, Asch FM. Hemodynamics and Subclinical Leaflet Thrombosis in Low-Risk Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Dec;12(12):e009608. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.009608. Epub 2019 Dec 12.PMID: 31826675

Thakarar K, Rokas KE, Lucas FL, Powers S, Andrews E, DeMatteo C, Mooney D, Sorg MH, Valenti A, Cohen M. Mortality, morbidity, and cardiac surgery in Injection Drug Use (IDU)-associated versus non-IDU infective endocarditis: The need to expand substance use disorder treatment and harm reduction services. PLoS One. 2019 Nov 26;14(11):e0225460. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225460. eCollection 2019.PMID: 31770395

Waksman R, Corso PJ, Torguson R, Gordon P, Ehsan A, Wilson SR, Goncalves J, Levitt R, Hahn C, Parikh P, Bilfinger T, Butzel D, Buchanan S, Hanna N, Garrett R, Buchbinder M, Asch F, Weissman G, Ben-Dor I, Shults C, Bastian R, Craig PE, Ali S, Garcia-Garcia HM, Kolm P, Zou Q, Satler LF, Rogers T: TAVR in Low-Risk Patients: 1-Year Results From the LRT Trial. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 May 27;12(10):901-907.

Favreau-Lessard AJ, Blaszyk H, Jones MA, Sawyer DB, Pinz IM. Systemic and cardiac susceptibility of immune compromised mice to doxorubicin. Cardiooncology. 2019 Apr 25;5:2. doi: 10.1186/s40959-019-0037-6. eCollection 2019.PMID: 32154009

Azarbal A, Malenka DJ, Huang YL, Ross CS, Solomon RJ, DeVries JT, Flynn JM, Butzel D, McKay M, Dauerman HL: Recovery of Kidney Dysfunction after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (from the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group). Am J Cardiol. 2019 Feb 1;123(3):426-433.

Valente AM, Landzberg MJ, Gauvreau K, Egidy-Assenza G, Barker N, Partington S, Morgan RB, Harmon AJ, Hickey K, Mullen MP, Carabuena JM, O'Gara P, Economy KE; STORCC Investigators. Standardized outcomes in reproductive cardiovascular care: The STORCC initiative. Am Heart J. 2019 Nov;217:112-120. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2019.07.015. Epub 2019 Aug 9.PMID: 31520896

Valente AM, Landzberg MJ, Gauvreau K, Egidy-Assenza G, Barker N, Partington S, Morgan RB, Harmon AJ, Hickey K, Mullen MP, Carabuena JM, O'Gara P, Economy KE; STORCC Investigators. Standardized outcomes in reproductive cardiovascular care: The STORCC initiative. Am Heart J. 2019 Aug 9;217:112-120. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2019.07.015.

Ko EYJ, Carpenter CM, Gagnon DJ, Andrle AM: Pharmacist-Managed Inpatient Dofetilide Initiation Program: Description and Adherence Rate Post-Root Cause Analysis. J Pharm Pract. 2019 Apr 2:897190019834130.

El-Yafawi R, Rancourt D, Hacobian M, Atherton D, Cohen MC, Wirth JA: Pulmonary hypertension subjects exhibit right ventricular transient exertional dilation during supine exercise stress echocardiography. Pulm Circ. 2019 Apr-Jun;9(2).

Francis SA (2019). ‘Left ventricular hypertrophy’, in Abbara, S (ed.) CT and MRI in Cardiology. Philadelphia: Elsevier. pp 176-178.

Francis SA (2019). ‘Right ventricular hypertrophy’, in Abbara, S (ed.) CT and MRI in Cardiology. Philadelphia: Elsevier. pp 178-180.

Francis SA, Abbara S, Canan A (2019). ‘Imaging of Cardiomyopathies: Evidence and Technique’, in Abbara, S. (ed.) CT and MRI in Cardiology. Philadelphia: Elsevier. pp 184-190.

Francis SA, Abbara S (2019). ‘Nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy’, in Abbara, S (ed.) CT and MRI in Cardiology. Philadelphia: Elsevier. pp 190-194

Francis SA, Abbara S, Rajiah P (2019). ‘Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy’, in Abbara, S (ed.) CT and MRI in Cardiology. Philadelphia: Elsevier. pp 194-200.

Francis SA, Abbara S (2019). ‘Restrictive cardiomyopathy’, in Abbara, S (ed.) CT and MRI in Cardiology. Philadelphia: Elsevier. pp 200-204.

Francis SA, Abbara S, Rajiah P (2019). ‘Cardiac amyloidosis’, in Abbara, S (ed.) CT and MRI in Cardiology. Philadelphia: Elsevier. pp 204-208.

Francis SA (2019). ‘Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy’, in Abbara, S (ed.) CT and MRI in Cardiology. Philadelphia: Elsevier. pp 240-244.

Adusumalli S, Geller BJ, Yang L, Giri J, Groeneveld PW: Trends in catheter-directed thrombolysis and systemic thrombolysis for the treatment of pulmonary embolism. Am Heart J. 2019 Jan;207:83-85

Bhardwaj A, Miano T, Geller B, Milewski RC, Williams M, Bermudez C, Vallabhajosyula P, Patel P, Mackay E, Vernick W, Lane-Fall M, Raiten J, McDonald M, Haddle J, Gutsche J. Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Patients With Return of Spontaneous Circulation After Cardiac Arrest Owing to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Aug;33(8):2216-2220. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.04.020. Epub 2019 Apr 22. PMID: 31182376

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Ongoing research is listed by attending contact, research type, topic, and comments (if available).

Bram Geller

  • Quality Improvement: Impella registry for QI
  • Single Center Prospective:  Hemolysis with MCS

Mylan Cohen

  • Harvard Pilgrim Grant: Social determinants of health/ medically tailored meals for ACS patients

Max Afari

  • Retrospective:  Myocardial recovery in LVAD patients
  • Book Chapter: Ferri's Clinical Advisor -yearly update Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Pericarditis
    • Opportunity available between July-August yearly

Andrew Schwartzman

  • Shock prospective collaboration: Enrolling patients at MMC who presented with cardiogenic shock to access pre- support characteristics, type of temporary MCS and outcomes
  • Multicenter national registry:  Long Term Outcomes after LVAD Explanation-analyzing the different characteristics and outcome of patient who have LV recovery and LVAD explanation following LVAD support
  • Quality Improvement:   Guideline directed medical therapy initiative
    • Writing a protocol and ultimately working towards quality improvement projects to improve utilization of GDMT across the Maine Health system

Doug Sawyer

  • Basic science research:  Basic and translational studies in human heart disease, with a focus on cardiac repair mechanisms
  • Two clinical trials ongoing: Biological basis for effects of dietary olive oil ingestion
  • QI: Impact of quality improvement efforts on outcomes in heart failure

Esther Shao

  • Retrospective study: Retrospective look at use of Adderall in MaineHealth system and incidence of identified CM
  • Retrospective study: Retrospective look at use of eplerenone and spironolactone in MaineHealth system and incidence of hyperkalemia/AKI
  • Retrospective study: Retrospective look at RV failure and TVA in our LVAD population
  • BMP-9 and AVMs in LVAD study.
    • Looking for housestaff member to help with data collection and control recruitment
  • Retrospective study: Retrospective look at HF patients evaluated for VAD, reasons for turn down, looking to see if any common factors might be modifiable

Colin Phillips

  • AMI Perfuse: Database review
    • Fellow and medical student involved- no availability currently
  • Door to Unload
    • Impella trial Need 1st year fellow to be involved with patient selection/ consenting, and hopefully learning about the trial from first hand involvement

Cam Donaldson

  • Multicenter national registry:  Multi-Center Randomized Post-Approval Evaluation of the Delivery of Intracoronary Hyperoxemic Supersaturated Oxygen Therapy for 60 Minutes in Anterior Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients with Successful Reperfusion (via PCI) ≤ Six Hours After Symptom Onset Compared to Standard Therapy
    • Planned enrollment is for only 100 patients nationwide