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UPMC 2016 Lung Transplant Conference Wet Lab

Jonathan D’Cunha, MD, PhD, FACS, discusses the Heart/Lung Procurement Wet Lab component of the 2016 Lung Transplant Conference. The conference will be held in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday, Nov.11, 2016.

 

To learn more and register for the event, visit the event website.

UPMC Lung Transplant Conference 2016

UPMC is hosting its first ever annual lung transplant conference on Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. Jonathan D’Cunha, MD, PhD, FACS, and Matthew Morrell, MD, discuss highlights of the 2016 Lung Transplant Conference:

 

To learn more and register for the event, visit the event website.

14th Annual Vascular Symposium Preview

The 14th Annual Pittsburgh Vascular Symposium will take place August 26-27, 2016 at the Omni William Penn Hotel. This event will provide evaluation and critique of the current and future standards of care in the treatment of the vascular patient with respect to medical management, as well as endovascular and open therapies for the primary care provider, cardiologists, interventionalists, and the vascular surgeon.

 

Course co-director Dr. Rabih Chaer outlines what attendees can expect at this year’s event:

 

To learn more and register for this event, visit the event website.

Retrievable Stent for Bleeding Control in Patients with Gunshot Wounds

 

In a Department of Defense-funded study, Bryan Tillman, MD, PhD, is currently investigating the safety and effectiveness of a retrievable stent for bleeding control in patients with gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. Hear more about the study from Dr. Tillman.

UPMC Eye Center Faculty Present at ARVO 2016

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s (ARVO) Annual Meeting is taking place in Seattle from May 1-5, 2016. A number of UPMC Eye Center faculty members will be presenting, including:

May 1, 2016
1:30 pm Morgan Fedorchak, PhD,  Development of a semi-permanent, controlled release antibiotic eye drop

May 2, 2016
11:30 am James Funderburgh, PhDCorneal stromal tissue regeneration by stromal-derived stem cells

May 3, 2016
3:45 pm Jeff Gross, PhDTet2 and Tet3 methylcytosine dioxygenases are required for retinal neurogenesis during zebrafish eye development

3:45 pm Larry Kagemann, PhDSchlemm Canal (SC) response to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) varies with morphologic phenotype

For a list of additional posters and presentations by UPMC Eye Center faculty members, click here.

For  a full list of presentations, please view the ARVO program.

Cholesterol Control and other Highlights from ACC 2016

The 2016 American College of Cardiology Conference was recently held in Chicago. One of the topics at this year’s conference was cholesterol control.

For many years, high cholesterol has been viewed as a potentially fatal condition. Now it may be slowly becoming a condition that is easier for doctors to manage thanks to new advances in medication and surgical options.

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute’s Joon Sup Lee, MD sat down with MD Magazine and discussed highlights from the 2016 American College of Cardiology Conference.

Watch the video:

Joon Lee from UPMC: Advancements in Cholesterol Help Move Cardiology Forward

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 36th Annual Scientific Sessions

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and UPMC Cardiothoracic Transplant Department will be well-represented at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Washington, DC. Faculty research will be featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including:

Wednesday, April 27

Pre-Meeting Symposium 01: Anticoagulation and MCS: Can We Do Better?

Co-Chair: Michael A. Shullo

Pre-Meeting Symposium 06: Back to the Future: Cell Therapy for Thoracic Organ Failure and Transplant?

Myeloid Cells to Induce Transplant Tolerance

Presented by: Angus Thomson

Pre-Meeting Symposium 07: The Future is Here: Emerging Issues in Infectious Disease

Mycobacterium Abscessus and Friends

Presented by: Fernanda Silveira

Pre-Meeting Symposium 13: Child’s Play: Infectious Risk After Transplant During Everyday Life

Outbreak – Measles, Varicella and Mumps

Presented by: Marian G. Michaels

Pre-Meeting Symposium 16: When Right is Wrong! Management of the Dying Right Ventricle

Peering Through the Looking Glass: Imaging the Right Ventricle

Presented by: Marc A. Simon

Pre-Meeting Symposium 19: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Debating Treatment Decisions for Marginal Psychosocial Candidates

DEBATE 3: Substance Use: It’s OK To Dabble (PRO)

Presented by: Mary Amanda Dew

Pre-Meeting Symposium 22: Great Debates in MCS

DEBATE 2: INTERMACS 4-7: The Time is Now (PRO)

Presented by: Jeffrey J. Teuteberg

Pre-Meeting Symposium 28: Lifecycle Journey of Hepatitis C Heart Failure Patient in 2016

Immunosuppression— A Tricky Balance?

Presented by: Michael Shullo

Poster Session 1: Basic Science

0474 – Refinement of Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Techniques for Better Microvasculature Maintenance in Lung Grafts

Presented by: K. Noda, S. Haam, Y. Wu, J. D’Cunha, J. D. Luketich, N. Shigemura

0490 – Identification of Hypoxic Cells in Lung Grafts for Future Cell Targeted Therapy for Obliterans Bronchiolitis

Presented by: K. Noda, H. Hara, S. Haam, J. D’Cunha, J. D. Luketich, N. Shigemura

0500 – CD8+ IL-17 Responses and Obliterative Airway Disease Persist in T-bet-/- Mouse Recipients of Lung Transplant Treated with Low Dose Azithromycin Therapy

E. A. Lendermon, J. M. Dodd-o, L. Guo, T. A. Coon, C. R. Ensor, C. P. O’Donnell, J. F. McDyer

 0505 – Relationship between Grafts’ Quality, Glucose Consumption and IL-6 Production during Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

Presented by: K. Noda, S. Haam, J. D’Cunha, J. D. Luketich, N. Shigemura

0551 – Poor Blood Pressure Control Is Independently Associated with Renal Dysfunction After Heart Transplant

Presented by: M. Osnard, A. D. Althouse, L. Krall, C. Newman, C. Grabowski, F. Speicher, R. Zomak, L. Lagazzi, R. L. Kormos, M. Shullo, J. J. Teuteberg

Poster Session 1: Lung Transplantation

0646 – Pre-Treatment High Titer DSA Is Associated with Non-Responsiveness to Carfilzomib-Based AMR Therapy in Lung Transplant Recipients

Presented by: A. Zeevi, M. Marrari, M. R. Morrell, S. A. Yousem, J. M. Pilewski, J. D’Cunha, J. F. McDyer, C. R. Ensor.

Poster Session 1: Mechanical Circulatory Support

0706 – Right Ventricular Failure in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices Is Associated with Downregulated Chemokine Receptors and Altered Right Ventricular Pressure Waveforms

Presented by: T. N. Bachman, R. Vanderpool, M. Jacus, A. Nayak, O. Hunter, A. Inashvili, L. Lagazzi, J. J. Teuteberg, C. McTiernan, K. Hanley-Yanez, D. McNamara, R. L. Kormos, M. Simon

0717 – Worsening Renal Function after Ventricular Assist Device Placement Is Associated with Twice the Risk of Death over 3 Years

Presented by: J. E. Holtz, A. N. Potter, N. C. Macpherson, D. Nguyen, R. L. Kormos, J. J. Teuteberg, J. A. Kellum

Thursday, April 28

Concurrent Session 07: It’s Tough to Make Predictions, Especially about the Future: Outcomes in MCS

Abstract Session Chair: Jeffrey J. Teuteberg

0039 – Insights from INTERMACS into Patient Characteristics Leading to Futility in LVAD Therapy

Presented by: R. L. Kormos, F. D. Pagani, A. D. Althouse, L. Warner Stevenson, J. J. Teuteberg, J. B. Young, J. K. Kirklin

Concurrent Session 08: Quality Over Quantity? Quality of Life in MCS

Abstract Session Chair: Mary Amanda Dew

 Concurrent Session 11: The Heartbreak of Rejection: All Against the Graft

0066 – Initial Analysis of the Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA – Outcomes AlloMap Registry (D-OAR) Study in Heart Transplant Recipients Undergoing Surveillance for Rejection

Presented by: J. A. Kobashigawa, K. Khush, J. J. Teuteberg, M. Song, M. Grskovic, D. Hiller, R. Woodward, E. Deljkich, J. Yee, F. Latif, N. Sulemanjee, S. Murali

Concurrent Session 15: Let’s Be Specific: Donor Specific Antibodies – Challenges Ahead

The Timeline of DSA after Cardiac Transplantation

Presented by: A Vu, J. J. Teuteberg, A. Zeevi, M. A. Shullo

Mini Oral 04: Donor and Recipient Management in Lung Transplantation

0165 – On-Demand Immunoglobulin-G Replacement Is Not Associated with Benefits in Lung Transplant Recipients with Hypogammaglobulinemia

Presented by: A. B. Lichvar, C. R. Ensor, M. R. Morrell, J. M. Pilewski, J. Hayanga, J. D’Cunha, A. Zeevi, J. F. McDyer, A. A. Petrov

 0166 – Carfilzomib-Based Therapy Produces Favorable Outcomes for Antibody Mediated Rejection of the Lung Allograft

Presented by: C. R. Ensor, A. Zeevi, M. Marrari, M. R. Morrell, S. A. Yousem, J. M. Pilewski, J. D’Cunha, J. F. McDyer

0168 – Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation: Identifying Predictors of Mortality

Presented by: J. A. Hayanga, N. Shigemura, E. Chan, T. Richards, M. Morrell, J. D. Luketich, J. D’Cunha

Mini Oral 06: Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Mechanical Circulatory Support

0184 – CYP3A5 Pharmacogenetic Testing Predicts High Tacrolimus Dose Requirements Early after Cardiac Transplantation

Presented by: K. M. Deininger, A. Vu, R. L. Page II, A. V. Ambardekar, J. Lindenfeld, C. L. Aquilante

Poster Session 2: Heart Transplantation

0783 – Simple Technique for Open Sternal Wound Closure after Cardiac Transplant or LVAD

Presented by: U. Bansal, A. Bansal, J. K. Bhama

Poster Session 2: Lung Transplantation

0846 – Donor Derived Disease Transmission Events in Thoracic Organ Transplantation: Data Reviewed by the OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee

Presented by: J. M. Schaenman, A. Wilk, S. Tlusty, M. A. Nalesnik, M. G. Michaels, C. Wolfe, D. Kaul

0866 – Soluble CD14 and LBP as Markers for Primary Graft Dysfunction

Presented by: K. Ramphal, E. Cantu, M. Porteous, M. Oyster, S. Kawut, D. J. Lederer, R. Shah, S. Arcasoy, L. Snyder, M. Hartwig, S. Palmer, K. M. Wille, L. Ware, P. Shah, M. Crespo, C. Hage, A. Weinacker, V. Lama, Y. Suzuki, J. Orens, J. D. Christie, J. Diamond

Poster Session 2: Nursing, Health Sciences, Allied Health

0960 – Tales of Roller Coaster Rides and Resilience: Lung Transplant Caregivers in Their Own Words

Presented by: A.J. Haines

Poster Session 2: Pediatrics

0982 – Cost Effectiveness of Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy for Advanced Heart Failure in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Presented by: D. A. Magnetta, J. Kang, P. D. Wearden, K. J. Smith, B. Feingold

Poster Session 2: Pulmonary Hypertension

1004 – PVR Predicts Cardiac Hospitalizations in Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with HFpEF and HFrEF

Presented by: R. R. Vanderpool, M. Saul, S. Nouraie, M. T. Gladwin, M. A. Simon

Friday, April 29

Sunrise Symposium 03: Thoracic Organ Transplantation and Malignancy

Lung Transplantation for Patients with Chronic GVHD Following Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant

Presented by: Samuel Goldfarb

 Concurrent Session 24: What’s New in Primary Graft Dysfunction Post Lung Transplantation

0214 – Plasma RIP3 Is Decreased in PGD after Lung Transplantation

Presented by: A. D’Errico, M. Hotz, E. Cantu, M. Porteous, M. Oyster, R. Shah, S. Arcasoy, L. Snyder, K. M. Wille, M. Hartwig, L. B. Ware, P. Shah, M. Crespo, C. Hage, A. Weinacker, V. Lama, Y. Suzuki, J. Orens, S. Kawut, S. Palmer, D. J. Lederer, J. D. Christie, N. Mangalmurti, J. M. Diamond

Concurrent Session 25: Beyond Adherence: What’s New Out There?

0221 – Medical Adherence in the Late-Term after Lung Transplant

Presented by: K. R. Fox, A. J. DeVito Dabbs, A. F. DiMartini, D. M. Posluszny, E. M. Rosenberger, J. M. Pilewski, M. A. Dew

Concurrent Session 27: Are Two Pumps Better Than One? RV Failure and MCS

0232 – Risk Factors Associated with Right Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Insights from INTERMACS

Presented by: M. S. Kiernan, D. DeNofrio, D. T. Pham, N. K. Kapur, R. Ruthazer, E. W, J. E. Rame, P. Alturi, E. Y. Birati, S. L. Myers, G. H. Oliveira, J. K. Kirklin, R. L. Kormos, F. D. Pagani, J. J. Teuteberg

0234 – Chemokine Receptor Down Regulation in Mechanical Circulatory Support Patients with Right Ventricular Failure

Presented by: A. Nayak, T. N. Bachman, K. Hanley-Yanez, C. McTiernan, D. McNamara, R. L. Kormos, O. Hunter, A. Inashvili, L. Lagazzi, J. J. Teuteberg, M. A. Simon

Concurrent Session 34: How Much is Too Much? Assessing Risk Prior to MCS

0275 – Physician Prediction of Outcomes in Ambulatory Patients with Advanced Heart Failure

Presented by: M. M. Kittleson, C. B. Patel, R. S. Cantor, A. D. DeVore, A. V. Ambardekar, J. T. Thibodeau, L. M. Cadaret, S. V. Pamboukian, J. J. Teuteberg, R. C. Forde-McLean, M. M. Mountis, M. Palardy, G. C. Stewart, M. A. Hamilton

Concurrent Session 40: Too Much of a Good Thing: Balancing Benefit and Medication Complexity

0315 – Effect of Aerosolized Antipseudomonals on Pseudomonas Recurrence and Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome after Lung Transplantation

Presented by: C. A. Moore, J. M. Pilewski, K. M. Robinson, M. R. Morrell, C. J. Gries, A. Zeevi, J. F. McDyer, C. R. Ensor

Mini Oral 07: Patient Management and Outcomes in MCS

0693 – When Antibiotics Are Not Enough: Frequency, Etiology and Durability of the Surgical Management of Driveline Infections

Presented by: M. Lander, L. Lagazzi, R. L. Kormos, G. O’Shea, S. Weaver T. Schweke, M. Shullo, J. J. Teuteberg

0326 – Log Files from the HVAD: What Can Daily and Long-Term Changes in Flow Tell Us about Patients?

Presented by: A. Potter, S. Anderson, J. J. Teuteberg, R. L. Kormos, J. Holtz

Mini Oral 09: Risk Factors and Lung Transplant Outcomes

0343 – Outcomes in Lung Transplant Recipients with Mycobacterium Abscessus Infection

Presented by: Y. Hamad, J. M. Pilewski, J. D’Cunha, E. J. Kwak

0351 – Interleukin 12-Dependent CMV-Specific CD4+ T Cell Proliferation, T-bet Induction and Effector Function During Primary Infection Are Key Determinants for Early Immune Control in Lung Transplant Recipients

Presented by: I. Popescu, M. R. Pipeling, H. Mannem, P. D. Shah, J. B. Orens, J. F. McDyer

Mini Oral 11: Models in Transplantation: From Mouse to Rat to Pig to Human

0369 – Cyclosporine A Can Mitigate Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Lung Grafts during Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion: A Potent Contributor for Better Preconditioning

Presented by: S. Haam, K. Noda, J. D’Cunha, J. D. Luketich, N. Shigemura

0477 – Circulating Cytokines vs. Leukocytes: A Therapeutic Target during Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

Presented by: K. Noda, S. Haam, D. Zaldonis, J. D’Cunha, J. D. Luketich, N. Shigemura

Poster Session 3: Junior Faculty Case Reports

1237 – Pulmonary Kaposi’s Sarcoma after Lung Transplantation, with 2-Year Follow-Up

Presented by: J. Yoon, N. Shigemura, J. D’Cunha, M. Mehrad, M. Pipeling

Poster Session 3: Lung Transplantation

1026 – The Paradoxical Impact of Warm Ischemia on Lung Allograft Survival

Presented by: C. D. Odell, E. Chan, N. Shigemura, M. R. Morrell, M. M. Crespo, J. M. Pilewski, J. D. Luketich, J. D’Cunha

Poster Session 3: Mechanical Circulatory Support

1042 – A Novel Combined Endpoint Integrating Quality of Life Can Inform Decisions about VAD in Ambulatory Advanced Heart Failure

Presented by: G. C. Stewart, A. V. Ambardekar, M. M. Kittleson, M. Palardy, A. DeVore, J. T. Thibodeau, J. J. Teuteberg, L. M. Cadaret, R. C. Forde-McLean, M. M. Mountis, S. V. Pamboukian, R. Cantor, R. Xie, L. W. Stevenson

1056 – Characteristics of Non-Compliant (NC) LVAD Patients

Presented by: J. Larsen, E. M. Dunn, N. M. Kunz, K. L. Lockard, J. J. Teuteberg, L. Lagazzi, A. D. Althouse, R. L. Kormos

1083 – No Pulse, No Problem! Measuring Blood Pressure and Estimating Pulse Pressure in Centrifugal Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Presented by: J. E. Holtz, A. N. Potter, B. C. Lampert, L. Lagazzi, R. L. Kormos, J. J. Teuteberg

Poster Session 3: Pediatrics

1126 – The Impact of Age on the Incidence and Prevalence of Moderate to Severe Cellular Rejection Detected by Routine Surveillance Biopsy in Pediatric Heart Transplantation

Presented by: M. D. Zinn, K. E. Simpson, M. J. Wallendorf, A. D. Osborne, J. K. Kirklin, C. E. Canter

1139 – Impact of Routine Surveillance Biopsy Intensity on the Diagnosis of Moderate to Severe Cellular Rejection and Survival After Pediatric Heart Transplantation

Presented by: M. D. Zinn, K. E. Simpson, M. J. Wallendorf, A. D. Osborne, J. K. Kirklin, C. E. Canter.

1152 – Pediatric Myocarditis in a Contemporary Multi-Center Cohort

Presented by: R. J. Butts, G. J. Boyle, S. Deshpande, K. Gambetta, K. Knecht, C. Prada Ruiz, M. Richmond, S. West, A. Lal

1155 – Pediatric Myocarditis: Variations in Immunotherapy and Impact on Outcomes

Presented by: K. Gambetta, G. J. Boyle, R. J. Butts, K. R. Knecht, A. K. Lal, Y. Law, A. Prada-Ruiz, M. E. Richmond, S. C. West, S. R. Deshpande

Poster Session 3: Pharmacy & Pharmacology

1175 – Tacrolimus Immunosuppressive Regimens Are Associated with a Mortality Benefit in Lung Transplantation Recipients at a High-Volume Single Center

Presented by: A. B. Lichvar, M. R. Morrell, J. Hayanga, J. M. Pilewski, M. M. Crespo, J. D’Cunha, A. Zeevi, J. F. McDyer, C. R. Ensor

1181 – Mycophenolate-Based Immunosuppressive Regimens Are Associated with a Mortality Benefit in Lung Transplantation Recipients at a Single High-Volume Center

Presented by: A. B. Lichvar, M. R. Morrell, J. Hayanga, J. M. Pilewski, M. M. Crespo, J. D’Cunha, A. Zeevi, J. F. McDyer, C. R. Ensor

Saturday, April 30

Concurrent Session 45: Pediatric Heart Failure

0412 – Risk Factors at Presentation Predict Outcomes of Pediatric Myocarditis: A Contemporary Multi-Center Cohort

Presented by: S. C. West, G. J. Boyle, R. J. Butts, S. R. Deshpande, K. Gambetta, K. R. Knecht, A. K. Lal, Y. Law, A. C. Prada-Ruiz, M. Richmond

Plenary Session – Pushing New Scientific Frontiers: It’s In Our Heritage

April 30, 2016, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Co-Chair: Jeffrey J. Teuteberg

Lifetime Achievement Award to Adrian and Jean Kantrowitz

Presented by: Robert L. Kormos

Concurrent Session 48: Not Just to Survive, But to Thrive: Comprehensive Care of the MCS Patient

0435 – Substantial Reduction in Driveline Infection Rates with the Modification of Driveline Dressing Protocols

Presented by: M. Lander, N. Kunz, E. Dunn, K. Lockard, G. O’Shea, S. Weaver, T. Schweke, M. A. Shullo, L. Lagazzi, R. L. Kormos, J. J. Teuteberg

ISHLT Academy: Master Class in Mechanical Circulatory Support

SECTION B: Case Scenario: Chronic infection management on durable support and thromboembolic complication

Presented by: Robert L. Kormos

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UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute Clinical Biostatistics Core Provides Specialized Support for Cardiovascular Research

Andrew Althouse, PhD,  leads the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute’s Clinical Biostatistics Core (HVI-CBC), which supports HVI research. Hear more about the CBC’s work, and what makes the program unique, from Dr. Althouse.

Physicians and Researchers Present at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 65th Annual Scientific Session

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute will be well-represented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago. Faculty research was featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including:

Saturday, April 2

ACC.i2 Aortic and Mitral Disease, AMI: Innovation, Outcomes, and Practice

Early Recovery of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction After CoreValve TAVR: Findings From the CoreValve Pivotal Trials

Presented by: Harold Dauerman, Michael Reardon, Jeffrey Popma, Stephen Little, João Cavalcante, David Adams, Neal Kleiman, Jae Oh

ACC.i2 Interventional Cardiology: Complex Patients/Comorbidities

Use of Clopidogrel Versus Prasugrel in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Factors Influencing Real-World Therapeutic Decision-Making

Presented by: Olga Salianski, Usman Baber, Samantha Sartori, Melissa Aquino, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Annapoorna Kini, Sunil Rao, William Weintraub, Sandra Weiss, Timothy Henry, Samir Kapadia, Kanhaiya Poddar, Anthony DeFranco, J. Muhlestein, Catalin Toma, Mark Effron, Stuart Keller, Brian Baker, Stuart Pocock, Roxana Mehran

ACC.i2 Interventional Cardiology: Translation and Pre-Clinical Research

Low Dose tPA Improves Reperfusion Efficacy of Microvascular Obstruction Using Ultrasound With Microbubbles

Presented by: Akash Goyal, Francois Yu, Mathea G. Tenwalde, Xucai Chen, Flordeliza Villanueva, John Pacella

Sonoreperfusion for Microvascular Obstruction Using Ultrasound and Microbubbles: Role of Nitric Oxide

Presented by: Francois Yu, Xucai Chen, Flordeliza Villanueva, John Pacella

Acute Myocardial Infarction

Incidence, Predictors and Impact of Stroke After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Coronary Syndromes: Results From the PROMETHEUS Registry

Presented by: Gennaro Giustino, Usman Baber, Samantha Sartori, Shunsuke Aoi, Melissa Aquino, Jaya Chandrasekhar, William Weintraub, Sunil Rao, Sandra Weiss, Timothy Henry, Samir Kapadia, Kanhaiya Poddar, Anthony DeFranco, J. Muhlestein, Catalin Toma, Mark Effron, Stuart Keller, Brian Baker, Stuart Pocock, Roxana Mehran

Can We Do Better with Atrial Fibrillation Ablation?

Incidence and Predictors of Complications and Phrenic Nerve Injury During Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Presented by: Emily Guhl, Donald Siddoway, Evan Adelstein, Andrew Voigt, Samir Saba, Sandeep Jain

Changing the Treatment of Heart Failure

Tools for Real-Time Patient Management

Presented by: Jeffrey Teuteberg

Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies: Basic

Cardiac Gene Expression Profile Distinguishes African-American and European-American Heart Failure Profiles

Presented by: Indrani Halder, Victoria Causer, Charles McTiernan, Bonnie Lemster, Ravi Ramani, Sumanth Prabhu, Mark Slaughter, Daniel Dries, George Tseng, Dennis McNamara

Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies: Medical Therapy

Genomic Score to Target Therapy with a Fixed Dose Combination of Hydralazine and Isosorbide Dinitrate

Presented by: Dennis McNamara, Arthur Feldman, Clyde Yancy, Anne Taylor, Daniel Dries, Karen Hanley-Yanez, Indrani Halder

Joint Symposium of the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology

Nikaidoh Operation (Video)

Presented by: Victor O. Morell

Lipids, Diabetes Mellitus and Inflammation in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Lower Circulating Levels of Tumor Necrosis Factor Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) Are Associated With Increased Sub-Clinical Coronary Atherosclerosis in Smokers

Presented by: Oluremi Ajala, Divay Chandra, Yingze Zhang, Steven Reis, Samir Saba, Frank Sciurba

New Insights into Device Therapy

Left Ventricular Lead Related Complications in Quadripolar Versus Bipoloar Leads

Presented by: Shasank Rijal, Jonathan Wolfe, Andrew Althouse, Rohit Rattan, Sandeep Jain, Samir Saba

Novel Echocardiographic Methods for Evaluating Cardiac Function

Association of Global Longitudinal Strain with Severity of Neurocardiac Injury in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Presented by: Zhi Qi, Masataka Sugahara, Elizabeth A Crago, Yuefang Chang, Theodore F Lagattuta, Khalil Yousef, Robert M Friedlander, Marilyn T Hravnak, John Gorcsan

Novel Prognostic Markers in Pulmonary Vascular Disease

PVR but Not DPG Predicts Cardiac Hospitalizations in Left Heart Disease-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension

Presented by: Rebecca R. Vanderpool, Melissa Saul, Seyed-Mehdi Nouraie, Mark Gladwin, Marc Simon

Nuclear Cardiology in 2015 and 2025: Joint Symposium of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology

Cardiomyopathies: Why Nuclear Cardiology Will Not Fail

Presented by: Prem Soman

Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Thrombo-Embolic Disease I

Correlation of a New Echocardiographic Index of Right Ventricular Remodeling in Pulmonary Hypertension With Invasive Hemodynamics in Rat Model

Presented by: Akiko Goda, Masataka Sugahara, Antonia Delgado-Montero, Bhupendar Tayal, Dmitry Goncharov, Rebecca Vanderpool, Jeffrey Baust, Elena Goncharova, John Gorcsan

Self-Paced Learning Lab: Heart Songs and ECG Practice

Moderated by: John Power

TAVR World – Trials and More of Interest to All

Pacemaker Dependency After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Is Associated With Reduction in Global Left Ventricular Function

Presented by: Masataka Sugahara, Antonia Delgado-Montero, John Schindler, Thomas Gleason, João Cavalcante, William Katz, Frederick Crock, David Schwartzman, Lisa Henry, Joon Lee, John Gorcsan

Vascular Medicine: Aortic and Peripheral Artery Diseases

Demographic Differences in the Interventional Therapy of Acute Aortic Dissection

Presented by: Uchenna C. Okoro, Ali Khoynezhad, Marek Ehrlich, Mark Peterson, Anil Bhan, Himanshu Patel, Truls Myrmel, Thomas Gleason, Marco Di Eusanio, Lori Conklin, Khaled Abdul-Nour, Nathaniel I. Costin, Daniel Montgomery, Teng Lee, Eric Isselbacher, Christoph A. Nienaber, Eduardo Bossone

Onset of In-Hospital Complications in Acute Type B Aortic Dissections Initially Uncomplicated

Presented by: Arnoud Kamman, Alan Braverman, Eduardo Bossone, Thomas Gleason, Toru Suzuki, Reed Pyeritz, Kevin Harris, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Udo Sechtem, Gilbert Upchurch, Kevin Greason, Daniel Montgomery, Eric Isselbacher, Christoph A. Nienaber, Kim Eagle, Santi Trimarchi

Sunday, April 3

Advances in Echocardiography

An Echocardiographic Risk Score for Prediction of Mortality in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension

Presented by: Rishin Handa, Srinivas Vunnam, Masataka Sugahara, Akiko Goda, Omar Batal, Michael Mathier, John Gorcsan

Better Diagnosis and Treatment for AF and SVT

Depression Predicts All-Cause 2-Year Mortality in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure

Presented by: Bruno Lima, Tianxiu Wang, Chung-Chou Chang, Samir Saba, Bruce Rollman

Changing the Treatment of Heart Failure

Tools for Real-Time Patient Management

Presented by: Jeffrey Teuteberg

Clinical and Therapuetic Factors Affecting Outcome After Acute Coronary Syndromes

Predictors of 1 Year Net Adverse Cardiovascular Events (NACE) Among ACS Patients Undergoing PCI With Clopidogrel or Prasugrel: Analysis From the PROMETHEUS Registry

Presented by: Siddharth A. Wayangankar, Usman Baber, Kanhaiya Poddar, Sandra Weiss, Timothy Henry, J. Muhlestein, Brian Baker, Roxana Mehran, Annapoorna Kini, Samantha Sartori, Sunil Rao, William Weintraub, Craig Strauss, Anthony DeFranco, Catalin Toma, Stuart Keller, Mark Effron, Samir Kapadia

Discoveries in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Global Longitudinal Strain at Presentation Is Prognostic of Subsequent Left Ventricular Recovery in Patients With Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Presented by: Masataka Sugahara, Dennis McNamara, Navin Rajagopalan, Joan Briller, Julie Damp, Gretchen Wells, Mark Drazner, Lori Blauwet, Leslie Cooper, John Gorcsan

Emerging Applications in Echocardiography: Part I

Does Echo Equipment Vintage Reflect Commitment to Quality? Assessment by IAC Accreditation Status

Presented by: Saurabh Malhotra, Mary Beth Farrell, William Katz, Prem Soman

Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies: Transplantation/Stem Cells/Catheter Based Therapies

The Final Results of the IxCell-DCM Trial: Transendocardial Injection of Ixmyelocel-T in Patients With Ischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Presented by: Timothy D. Henry, Arshed Quyyumi, Gary Schaer, R. David Anderson, Catalin Toma, Cara East, David Recker, Ann Remmers, James Goodrich, Amit Patel

Multimodality Imaging in Cardiomyopathy

Fibrosis Imaging in Cardiomyopathy

Presented by: Erik B. Schelbert

Multimodality Imaging in Cardiomyopathy

Pathophysiology of Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Implications for Diagnosis

Presented by: Prem Soman

Novel Approaches to HFpEF and Other Common Dilemmas

Neurocardiac Injury in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage is Associated with Regional Left Ventricular Discoordination

Presented by: Zhi Qi, Masataka Sugahara, Elizabeth A Crago, Yuefang Chang, Theodore F Lagattuta, Khalil Yousef, Robert M Friedlander, Marilyn T Hravnak, John Gorcsan

Preventive Cardiology Potpourri

Endothelial Dysfunction and Racial Disparities in Mortality and Adverse Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes

Presented by: Sebhat Erqou, Kevin Kip, Suresh Mulukutla, Aryan Aiyer, Steven Reis

Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Thromo-embolic Disease II

Echocardiographic Prognostic Markers in Connective Tissue Disease Associated Pulmonary Hypertension Differ from Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension

Presented by: Srinivas Vunnam, Rishin Handa, Masataka Sugahara, Akiko Goda, Omar Batal, Michael Mathier, John Gorcsan

What Is New in Device Technology

Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of CRT-P Versus CRT-D Recipients in Patients 80 Years and Older

Presented by: Muhammad Bilal Munir, Andrew Althouse, Shasank Rijal, Maulin B. Shah, Hussein Abu Daya, Evan Adelstein, Samir Saba

Monday, April 4

Beyond the Usual Suspects: The Atypical Cardiomyopathies

Galectin-3 Levels and Outcomes in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Results From the Multicenter IPAC Investigation

Presented by: Kate Elizabeth Groh, Rami Alharethi, Gregory Ewald, Michael Givertz, G. Michael Felker, Jessica Pisarcik, Karen Hanley-Yanez, Indrani Halder, Charles McTiernan, Dennis McNamara

Soluble IL2 Receptor and Survival in Recent Onset Cardiomyopathy Results of IMAC2

Presented by: Dennis McNamara, Leslie Cooper, Richard Sheppard, Jeffrey Alexis, Daniel Pauly, Karen Hanley-Yanez, Indrani Halder, Charles McTiernan

Cardiac Molecular Imaging

Echo Based Molecular Imaging Approaches

Presented by: Flordeliza S. Villanueva

Future of Cardiovascular Imaging: A Report From the ACC Think Tank

The Cardiovascular Imager of the Future

Presented by: Prem Soman

Late-Breaking Clinical Trials

The Final Results of the IxCell-DCM Trial: Transendocardial Injection of Ixmyelocel-T in Patients with Ischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Timothy D. Henry, Arshed A. Quyyumi, Gary L. Schaer, David R. Anderson, Catalin Toma, Cara East, David A. Recker, Ann Remmers, James Goodrich, Amit Patel

Managing Cardiogenic Shock – Drugs to ECMO

Determining Candidacy for DT VAD or Transplant in the Setting of Cardiogenic Shock

Presented by: Jeffrey Teuteberg

Nuclear Cardiology: Beyond Perfusion Imaging

Feasibility and Value of Gated Blood Pool SPECT (GBPS) Assessment of RV Function in Patients Undergoing LVAD Implantation

Presented by: Christopher B. Link, Aditi Nayak, Luigi Lagazzi, Andrew Althouse, Jeffrey Teuteberg, Marc Simon, Robert Kormos, Prem Soman

Intra-Individual Comparison of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Volumes Derived from Solid State and Anger SPECT Imaging

Presented by: Christopher B. Link, Aditi Nayak, Luigi Lagazzi, Andrew Althouse, Jeffrey Teuteberg, Marc Simon, Robert Kormos, Prem Soman

Treatment of Patients with Stage D Heart Failure and Shock

Case Presentation – LVAD selection

Presented by: Jeffrey Teuteberg

For more information, visit the event website.

2nd Annual Transradial and Complex Cardiac Interventions Symposium

The 2nd Annual Transradial and Complex Cardiac Interventions Symposium will take place in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 16, 2016. This year’s event will provide an understanding of transradial catheterizations as well as complex interventions, case presentations, and major evidence generated in transradial practice over the last year.

Course director Krishna Tummalapalli, MD offers a preview of this year’s event:



Course director John Schindler, MD talks about the topics in transcatheter aortic valve replacement featured on this year’s agenda:



This event is presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. For more information, or to register for the symposium, visit the event website.

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