The Division of Cardiology houses an abundance of research opportunities ranging from basic science to clinical medicine. It is well supported with funding, equipment and personnel necessary for basic, translational, and clinical investigation in all aspects of cardiovascular medicine including animal research opportunities through the UCLA School of Medicine Vivarium. All clinical and STAR fellows have increasing number of months of protected scholarly time throughout their training years. With dedicated time and mentorship, our fellows are exceptionally productive with numerous publications in many of the top cardiology journals.

In addition to research, attendance at national conferences is highly encouraged. Fellows typically attend at least one national conference per year and present a number of abstracts with the support of our renowned faculty. National conferences include American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI).

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2022-2023 Fellow Publications

  • Cai X, Zhao Y, Yang Y, Wu X, Zhang L, Ma JA, Ji J, Boström KI, Yao Y. GSK3β Inhibition Ameliorates Atherosclerotic Calcification. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Jul 19;24(14):11638. doi: 10.3390/ijms241411638 
  • Qiao X, Wu X, Zhao Y, Yang Y, Zhang L, Cai X, Ma JA, Ji J, Lyons K, Boström KI, Yao Y. Cell Transitions Contribute to Glucocorticoid-Induced Bone Loss. Cells. 2023 Jul 8;12(14):1810. doi: 10.3390/cells12141810. PMID: 37508475 
  • Wu X, Zhang D, Qiao X, Zhang L, Cai X, Ji J, Ma JA, Zhao Y, Belperio JA, Boström KI, Yao Y. Regulating the cell shift of endothelial cell-like myofibroblasts in pulmonary fibrosis. Eur Respir J. 2023 Jun 8;61(6):2201799. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01799-2022. 
  • Cai X, Tintut Y, Demer LL. A Potential New Link Between Inflammation and Vascular Calcification. J Am Heart Assoc. 2023 Jan 3;12(1):e028358. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.122.028358. 
  • Boström KI, Qiao X, Zhao Y, Wu X, Zhang L, Ma JA, Ji J, Cai X, Yao Y. GSK3β Inhibition Reduced Vascular Calcification in Ins2Akita/+ Mice. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Mar 22;24(6):5971. doi: 10.3390/ijms24065971.  
  • Yao J, Ma F, Zhang L, Zhu C, Jumabay M, Yao Z, Wang L, Cai X, Zhang D, Qiao X, Shivkumar K, Pellegrini M, Yao Y, Wu X, Boström KI. Single-Cell RNA-Seq Identifies Dynamic Cardiac Transition Program from ADCs Induced by Leukemia Inhibitory Factor. Stem Cells. 2022 Oct 21;40(10):932-948. doi: 10.1093/stmcls/sxac048. 
  • Cai X, Allison MA, Ambale-Venkatesh B, Jorgensen NW, Lima JAC, Muse ED, McClelland RL, Shea S, Lebeche D. Resistin and risks of incident heart failure subtypes and cardiac fibrosis: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. ESC Heart Fail. 2022 Oct;9(5):3452-3460. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.14064. 
  • Cai X, Shahandeh N, Ji J, Finn JP, Fishbein GA, Biniwale RM, Ardehali A, Sayah DM, Yang EH. Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm: A Rare Complication of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Thoracic Surgery. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2022 Jul;15(7):e014076. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.122.014076. 
  • Yao J, Ma F, Zhang L, Zhu C, Jumabay M, Yao Z, Wang L, Cai X, Zhang D, Qiao X, Shivkumar K, Pellegrini M, Yao Y, Wu X, Boström KI. Single-Cell RNA-Seq Identifies Dynamic Cardiac Transition Program from ADCs Induced by Leukemia Inhibitory Factor. Stem Cells. 2022 Oct 21;40(10):932-948. doi: 10.1093/stmcls/sxac048.  
  • Stein-Merlob AF, Ganatra S, Yang EH. T-cell Immunotherapy and Cardiovascular Disease: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell and Bispecific T-cell Engager Therapies. Heart Fail Clin. 2022 Jul;18(3):443-454. doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2022.02.008. 
  • Verma A, Fonarow GC, Hsu JJ, Jackevicius CA, Vaghaiwalla Mody F, Nguyen A, Amidi O, Goldberg S, Vetrivel R, Upparapalli D, Theodoropoulos K, Gregorio S, Chang DS, Bostrom K, Althouse AD, Ziaeian B. DASH-HF Study: A Pragmatic Quality Improvement Randomized Implementation Trial for Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction. Circ Heart Fail. 2023 Jul 26:e010278. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.122.010278 
  • Verma A, Fonarow GC, Hsu JJ, Jackevicius CA, Mody FV, Amidi O, Goldberg S, Upparapalli D, Theodoropoulos K, Gregorio S, Chang DS, Bostrom K, Althouse AD, Ziaeian B. The design of the Dashboard Activated Services and Telehealth for Heart Failure (DASH-HF) study: A pragmatic quality improvement randomized implementation trial for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 Sep;120:106895. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2022.106895.  
  • Berg CJ, Patel B, Reynolds M, Tuzovic M, Chew KW, Sico JJ, Bhattacharya D, Butt AA, Lim JK, Bedimo RJ, Brown ST, Gottdiener JS, Warner AL, Freiberg MS, So-Armah KA, Nguyen KL. Left Atrial Mechanics and Diastolic Function Among People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study). Am J Cardiol. 2023 Jan 1;186:50-57. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2022.10.035. 
  • Ding Y, Hou K, Xu Z, Pimplaskar A, Petter E, Boulier K, Privé F, Vilhjálmsson BJ, Olde Loohuis LM, Pasaniuc B. Polygenic scoring accuracy varies across the genetic ancestry continuum. Nature. 2023 Jun;618(7966):774-781. doi: 10.1038/s41586-023-06079-4. 
  • Johnson R, Ding Y, Venkateswaran V, Bhattacharya A, Boulier K, Chiu A, Knyazev S, Schwarz T, Freund M, Zhan L, Burch KS, Caggiano C, Hill B, Rakocz N, Balliu B, Denny CT, Sul JH, Zaitlen N, Arboleda VA, Halperin E, Sankararaman S, Butte MJ; UCLA Precision Health Data Discovery Repository Working Group, UCLA Precision Health ATLAS Working Group; Lajonchere C, Geschwind DH, Pasaniuc B. Leveraging genomic diversity for discovery in an electronic health record linked biobank: the UCLA ATLAS Community Health Initiative. Genome Med. 2022 Sep 9;14(1):104. doi: 10.1186/s13073-022-01106-x. Erratum in: Genome Med. 2022 Nov 16;14(1):128.  
  • Kshirsagar RS, Xiao C, Chou DW, Krishnan S, Christian AB, Labadie KP, Brodsky MA, Liang J. Head Over Wheels: Traumatic Head and Neck Injuries Secondary to Mountain Biking. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Jan;131(1):52-58. doi: 10.1177/00034894211007231. 
  • Sefton C, Keen S, Tybout C, Lin FC, Jiang H, Joodi G, Williams JG, Simpson RJ Jr. Characteristics of sudden death by clinical criteria. Medicine (Baltimore). 2023 Apr 21;102(16):e33029. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000033029. 
  • Kosaraju R, Natour S, Yuan S, Cho G. A case study of recurrent myocardial infarction secondary to socioeconomic challenges and nonadherence: Pre-discharge screening. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2023 Mar 21;11:2050313X231162921. doi: 10.1177/2050313X231162921.  
  • Tai W, Doolittle GC, Shah Z, Atkinson JB, Russell E, Genton RE, Moslehi JJ, Porter CB. Immune-Checkpoint Inhibitor (ICI) resumption after severe graft injury in a heart transplant recipient with nivolumab-sensitive metastatic melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2022 Dec;41(12):1860-1864. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2022.08.004.  
  • Axelrod ML, Meijers WC, Screever EM, Qin J, Carroll MG, Sun X, Tannous E, Zhang Y, Sugiura A, Taylor BC, Hanna A, Zhang S, Amancherla K, Tai W, Wright JJ, Wei SC, Opalenik SR, Toren AL, Rathmell JC, Ferrell PB, Phillips EJ, Mallal S, Johnson DB, Allison JP, Moslehi JJ, Balko JM. T cells specific for α-myosin drive immunotherapy-related myocarditis. Nature. 2022 Nov;611(7937):818-826. doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-05432-3. 
  • Dreyfus I, Zilinyin R, Radhakrishnann J, Parikh SA. Therapy for Renal Artery Stenosis: A Call for Change. J Endovasc Ther. 2022 Nov 22:15266028221134884. doi: 10.1177/15266028221134884.  
  • Shaik A, Kosiborod M, de Lemos JA, Gao Q, Mues KE, Alam S, Bhatt DL, Cannon CP, Ballantyne CM, Rosenson RS; GOULD Investigators. Use of lipid-lowering therapies in patients with chronic kidney disease and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: 2-year results from Getting to an imprOved Understanding of Low-Density lipoprotein cholesterol and dyslipidemia management (GOULD). Clin Cardiol. 2022 Dec;45(12):1303-1310. doi: 10.1002/clc.23923. 
  • Choi D, Waksman O, Shaik A, Mar P, Chen Q, Cho DJ, Kim H, Smith RL, Goonewardena SN, Rosenson RS. Association of Blood Viscosity With Mortality Among Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2022 Jul 26;80(4):316-328. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2022.04.060. 
  • Shaik A, Chen Q, Mar P, Kim H, Mejia P, Pacheco H, Goonewardena SN, Cho DJ, Rosenson RS. Blood hyperviscosity in acute and recent COVID-19 infection. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2022;82(2):149-155.  
  • Fudim M, Yazdi D, Egolum U, Haghighat A, Kottam A, Sauer AJ, Shah H, Kumar P, Rakita V, Centen C, Ozonat K, Smith S, DeVore AD. Use of a Cardiac Scale to Predict Heart Failure Events: Design of SCALE-HF 1. Circ Heart Fail. 2023 May;16(5):e010012. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.122.010012. 
  • Yazdi D, Patel S, Ozonat K, Fudim M, Smith S, Centen C. Feasibility of a Cardiac Scale in Measuring Blood Pressure. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2022 Oct;15(5):1212-1214. doi: 10.1007/s12265-022-10243-y. 
  • Mori S, Moussa ID, Hanna P, Shivkumar K. Veiled Anatomy of the Tricuspid Valve Perimeter: What the Interventionalist Must Know…But Cannot See! JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2023 Mar 13;16(5):614-616. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2022.11.009.  
  • Mori S, Hanna P, Bhatt RV, Shivkumar K. The Atrioventricular Bundle: A Sesquicentennial Tribute to Professor Sunao Tawara. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2023 Mar;9(3):444-447. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2022.11.011.  
  • Mayuga KA, Fedorowski A, Ricci F, Gopinathannair R, Dukes JW, Gibbons C, Hanna P, Sorajja D, Chung M, Benditt D, Sheldon R, Ayache MB, AbouAssi H, Shivkumar K, Grubb BP, Hamdan MH, Stavrakis S, Singh T, Goldberger JJ, Muldowney JAS 3rd, Belham M, Kem DC, Akin C, Bruce BK, Zahka NE, Fu Q, Van Iterson EH, Raj SR, Fouad-Tarazi F, Goldstein DS, Stewart J, Olshansky B. Sinus Tachycardia: a Multidisciplinary Expert Focused Review. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2022 Sep;15(9):e007960. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.121.007960.  
  • Imamura K, Deisher AJ, Dickow J, Rettmann ME, Yasin OZ, Pepin MD, Hohmann S, Konishi H, Suzuki A, Newman LK, Sun X, Kruse JJ, Merrell KW, Herman MG, Foote RL, Packer DL. Early Impact of Proton Beam Therapy on Electrophysiological Characteristics in a Porcine Model. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2023 Jun;16(6):e011179. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.122.011179. 
  • Madhani SI, Larco JA, Liu Y, Abbasi M, Shahid AH, Yasin O, Sears V, Morris J, Rosenthal M, Baron S, Savastano L. Construction and Validation of a Benchtop Model for Testing of Mechanical Thrombectomy Devices for Pulmonary Embolism. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2023 Mar;46(3):385-391. doi: 10.1007/s00270-022-03326-5. 
  • Ladejobi A, Christopoulos G, Tan N, Ladas TP, Tri J, van Zyl M, Yasin O, Sugrue A, Khabsa M, Uecker DR, Connolly RJ, Danitz DJ, DeSimone CV, Killu AM, Maor E, Holmes D, Asirvatham SJ, Del-Carpio Munoz F. Effects of Pulsed Electric Fields on the Coronary Arteries in Swine. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2022 Oct;15(10):e010668. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.121.010668 
  • van Zyl M, Ladas TP, Tri JA, Yasin OZ, Ladejobi AO, Tan NY, Christopoulos G, Schneider N, Danitz DJ, Uecker D, DeSimone CV, Killu AM, Maor E, Asirvatham SJ. Bipolar Electroporation Across the Interventricular Septum: Electrophysiological, Imaging, and Histopathological Characteristics. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2022 Sep;8(9):1106-1118. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2022.06.002.  
  • van Zyl M, Khabsa M, Tri JA, Ladas TP, Yasin OZ, Ladejobi AO, Reilly J, O'Brien B, Coffey K, Asirvatham SJ. Open-chest Pulsed Electric Field Ablation of Cardiac Ganglionated Plexi in Acute Canine Models. J Innov Card Rhythm Manag. 2022 Jul 15;13(7):5061-5069. doi: 10.19102/icrm.2022.130704. 
  • Shahandeh N, Parikh RV. Invasive Intracoronary Imaging of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: Established Modalities and Emerging Technologies. Interv Cardiol Clin. 2023 Apr;12(2):269-280. doi: 10.1016/j.iccl.2022.12.005. 
  • Goodman RE, Lamberg M, Wilcox K, Minhas A, Bond R, Yang EH, Shahandeh N, Brown SA. Social Media and Cardiovascular Health: Implications for Women. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2022 Dec;24(12):901-913. doi: 10.1007/s11883-022-01069-9. 
  • Seto AH, Tehrani DM. Better together? Maybe not with CTO-PCI. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2023 Mar;101(4):828-829. doi: 10.1002/ccd.30606.  
  • Tehrani DM, Seto AH. Is Coronary Physiology Assessment Valid in Special Circumstances?: Aortic Stenosis, Atrial Fibrillation, Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, and Other. Interv Cardiol Clin. 2023 Jan;12(1):21-29. doi: 10.1016/j.iccl.2022.09.003. 
  • Tehrani DM, Seto AH. The future of angiography: Estimates of FFR pre- and post-PCI. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2022 Dec;100(7):1218-1219. doi: 10.1002/ccd.30492. 
  • Tehrani DM, Kim JS, Hsu JJ, Nsair A, Khush KK, Fearon WF, Parikh RV. Early trends in cardiac allograft vasculopathy after implementation of the 2018 donor heart allocation policy in the United States. Am Heart J. 2022 Dec;254:23-29. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2022.08.002. 
  • Tehrani DM, Seto AH. Management of Coronary Complications. Interv Cardiol Clin. 2022 Oct;11(4):445-453. doi: 10.1016/j.iccl.2022.06.002. 

2021-2022 Fellow Publications

  • Mori S, Hanna P, Dacey MJ, Temma T, Hadaya J, Zhu C, Chang G, Peacock WJ, Fishbein MC, Shivkumar K. Comprehensive Anatomy of the Pericardial Space and the Cardiac Hilum: Anatomical Dissections With Intact Pericardium. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2022 May;15(5):927-942. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2021.04.016. Epub 2021 Jun 16. PMID: 34147441; PMCID: PMC8655319. 
  • Zhu C, Rajendran PS, Hanna P, Efimov IR, Salama G, Fowlkes CC, Shivkumar K. High-resolution structure-function mapping of intact hearts reveals altered sympathetic control of infarct border zones. JCI Insight. 2022 Feb 8;7(3):e153913. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.153913. PMID: 35132963; PMCID: PMC8855798. 
  • Marchant JS, Gunaratne GS, Cai X, Slama JT, Patel S. NAADP-binding proteins find their identity. Trends Biochem Sci. 2022 Mar;47(3):235-249. doi: 10.1016/j.tibs.2021.10.008. Epub 2021 Nov 20. PMID: 34810081; PMCID: PMC8840967. 
  • Li ZH, King TP, Ayong L, Asady B, Cai X, Rahman T, Vella SA, Coppens I, Patel S, Moreno SNJ. A plastid two-pore channel essential for inter-organelle communication and growth of Toxoplasma gondii. Nat Commun. 2021 Oct 4;12(1):5802. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-25987-5. PMID: 34608145; PMCID: PMC8490419. 
  • Vuong JT, Stein-Merlob AF, Nayeri A, Sallam T, Neilan TG, Yang EH. Immune Checkpoint Therapies and Atherosclerosis: Mechanisms and Clinical Implications: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2022 Feb 15;79(6):577-593. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2021.11.048. PMID: 35144750; PMCID: PMC8983019. 
  • Stein-Merlob AF, Rothberg MV, Ribas A, Yang EH. Cardiotoxicities of novel cancer immunotherapies. Heart. 2021 Nov;107(21):1694-1703. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-318083. Epub 2021 Mar 15. PMID: 33722826. 
  • Vuong JT, Stein-Merlob AF, Cheng RK, Yang EH. Novel Therapeutics for Anthracycline Induced Cardiotoxicity. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2022 Apr 22;9:863314. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2022.863314. PMID: 35528842; PMCID: PMC9072636. 
  • Stein-Merlob AF, Hsu JJ, Colton B, Berg CJ, Ferreira A, Price MM, Wainberg Z, Baas AS, Deng MC, Parikh RV, Yang EH. Keeping immune checkpoint inhibitor myocarditis in check: advanced circulatory mechanical support as a bridge to recovery. ESC Heart Fail. 2021 Oct;8(5):4301-4306. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.13545. Epub 2021 Aug 13. PMID: 34390221; PMCID: PMC8497199. 
  • Agarwal MA, Fonarow GC, Ziaeian B. National Trends in Heart Failure Hospitalizations and Readmissions From 2010 to 2017. JAMA Cardiol. 2021 Aug 1;6(8):952-956. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2020.7472. PMID: 33566058; PMCID: PMC7876620. 
  • Ram P, Shah M, Lo KBU, Agarwal M, Patel B, Tripathi B, Arora S, Patel N, Jorde UP, Banerji S. Etiologies and predictors of readmission among obese and morbidly obese patients admitted with heart failure. Heart Fail Rev. 2021 Jul;26(4):829-838. doi: 10.1007/s10741-020-09920-4. PMID: 32002731. 
  • Brownell NK, Ziaeian B, Fonarow GC. The Gap to Fill: Rationale for Rapid Initiation and Optimal Titration of Comprehensive Disease-modifying Medical Therapy for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction. Card Fail Rev. 2021 Nov 26;7:e18. doi: 10.15420/cfr.2021.18. PMID: 34950508; PMCID: PMC8674626. 
  • Srivastava PK, Zhang S, Xian Y, Xu H, Rutan C, Alger HM, Walchok JG, Williams JH, de Lemos JA, Decker-Palmer MR, Alhanti B, Elkind MSV, Messé SR, Smith EE, Schwamm LH, Fonarow GC. Treatment and Outcomes of Patients With Ischemic Stroke During COVID-19: An Analysis From Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. Stroke. 2021 Oct;52(10):3225-3232. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.034414. Epub 2021 Jul 1. PMID: 34192897; PMCID: PMC8478095. 
  • Kalra GL, Watson KE. Health Consequences of Segregation and Disenfranchisement. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 Feb;11(3):e024772. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.121.024772. Epub 2022 Jan 20. PMID: 35048711. 
  • Jackson SB, Tanoue M, Shahandeh N, Lopez-Mattei J, Brown SA, Han JK, Yang EH. #Cardioonc: Are We Reaching Across the Digital Aisle? JACC CardioOncol. 2021 Sep 21;3(3):457-460. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccao.2021.08.003. PMID: 34604809; PMCID: PMC8463727. 
  • Shahandeh N, Chowdhary H, Middlekauff HR. Vaping and cardiac disease. Heart. 2021 Oct;107(19):1530-1535. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-318150. Epub 2021 Feb 11. PMID: 33574049. 
  • Tehrani DM, Seto AH. Understanding Fractional Flow Reserve/Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Discordance Can Provide Coronary Clarity. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 May 3;11(9):e026118. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.122.026118. Epub 2022 May 2. PMID: 35491991. 
  • Safirstein JG, Tehrani DM, Schussler JM, Reid N, Mukerjee K, Weber L, Liu H, Skenderian S, Simeon M, Yang T, Seto AH. Radial Hemostasis Is Facilitated With a Potassium Ferrate Hemostatic Patch: The STAT2 Trial. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2022 Apr 25;15(8):810-819. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2021.12.030. PMID: 35450681. 
  • Tehrani D, Seto AH. Ejection Fraction as the Key to Improvement in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Outcomes. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2022 Apr;15(4):e012000. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.122.012000. Epub 2022 Apr 12. PMID: 35411777. 
  • Tehrani DM, Seto AH. Clinical risk overlaps both bare metal and drug-eluting stents. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2022 Feb;99(3):552-553. doi: 10.1002/ccd.30129. PMID: 35235694. 
  • Tehrani DM, Wang J, Lai P, Desai PS, Nguyen HL, Bang L, Yang EH, Vorobiof G, Nsair A, Aksoy O, Press MC, Parikh RV. Change in Invasively Measured Mean Pulmonary Artery Pressure After Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Is Associated With Heart Failure Readmission. Cardiol Res. 2021 Oct;12(5):302-308. doi: 10.14740/cr1284. Epub 2021 Jul 28. PMID: 34691328; PMCID: PMC8510655. 
  • Tehrani DM, Seto AH. Acute kidney injury in cardiogenic shock: The powerful distortions of survivor bias. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 Aug 1;98(2):341-342. doi: 10.1002/ccd.29848. PMID: 34369059. 
  • Belkin MN, Kalantari S, Kanelidis AJ, Miller T, Smith BA, Besser SA, Tehrani D, Chung BB, Nguyen A, Sarswat N, Blair JEA, Burkhoff D, Sayer G, Pinney SP, Uriel N, Kim G, Grinstein J. Aortic Pulsatility Index: A Novel Hemodynamic Variable for Evaluation of Decompensated Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2021 Oct;27(10):1045-1052. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.05.010. Epub 2021 May 25. PMID: 34048919; PMCID: PMC9073373. 
  • Seto AH, Tehrani DM. Intravascular ultrasound: Beneficial even with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 Jul 1;98(1):10-11. doi: 10.1002/ccd.29817. PMID: 34219374 
  • Seto AH, Tehrani DM. A stitch in time saves… uncontrollable blood loss. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 Sep;98(3):578-579. doi: 10.1002/ccd.29871. PMID: 34498394. 
  • Tehrani DM, Wang X, Rafique AM, Hayek SS, Herrmann J, Neilan TG, Desai P, Morgans A, Lopez-Mattei J, Parikh RV, Yang EH. Impact of cancer and cardiovascular disease on in-hospital outcomes of COVID-19 patients: results from the american heart association COVID-19 cardiovascular disease registry. Cardiooncology. 2021 Aug 10;7(1):28. doi: 10.1186/s40959-021-00113-y. PMID: 34372948; PMCID: PMC8352751. 
  • Diaz CL, Shah NS, Lloyd-Jones DM, Khan SS. State of the Nation's Cardiovascular Health and Targeting Health Equity in the United States: A Narrative Review. JAMA Cardiol. 2021 Aug 1;6(8):963-970. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2021.1137. PMID: 34009231; PMCID: PMC8897827. 
  • Diaz CL, Watson KE. Racial/ethnic health disparities in cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic: revisiting a long-lasting problem. Cardiovasc Res. 2022 Jan 7;118(1):e8-e10. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvab318. PMID: 34747455 
  • Lee SY, Allen IE, Diaz C, Guo X, Pellegrini C, Beygui R, Cardona-Guarache R, Marcus GM, Lee BK. Efficacy and mortality of rotating sheaths versus laser sheaths for transvenous lead extraction: a meta-analysis. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2021 Nov 27. doi: 10.1007/s10840-021-01076-x. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34839431.
  • Bowman CA, Hutchins E, Burgermaster M, Sant V, Seres DS. Nasal Feeding Tubes Are Associated with Fewer Adverse Events than Feeding via Ostomy in Hospitalized Patients Receiving Enteral Nutrition. Am J Med. 2022 Jan;135(1):97-102.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2021.08.020. Epub 2021 Sep 17. PMID: 34543647; PMCID: PMC8688227. 
  • Kshirsagar RS, Xiao C, Chou DW, Krishnan S, Christian AB, Labadie KP, Brodsky MA, Liang J. Head Over Wheels: Traumatic Head and Neck Injuries Secondary to Mountain Biking. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Jan;131(1):52-58. doi: 10.1177/00034894211007231. Epub 2021 Apr 12. PMID: 33840222. 
  • Truong KP, Zhang JJ, Shahid M, Goud A, Rosove M, Currier J, Shamsa K, Parikh RV. Management of High-Grade Coronary Artery Disease and Concomitant Glanzmann Thrombasthenia. JACC Case Rep. 2021 Oct 20;3(14):1625-1629. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2021.06.022. PMID: 34729516; PMCID: PMC8543141. 
  • Shan R, Chandra NV, Hsu JJ, Fraschilla S, Moore M, Ardehali A, Nsair A, Parikh RV. The Impact of Transitioning From In-Person to Virtual Heart Transplantation Selection Committee Meetings: Observational Study. JMIR Cardio. 2022 Mar 30;6(1):e35490. doi: 10.2196/35490. PMID: 35353041; PMCID: PMC9008536. 
  • Bilchick KC, Stafford P, Laja O, Elumogo C, Bediako P, Tolbert N, Sawch D, David S, Sodhi N, Barber A, Kwon Y, Mehta N, Patterson B, Breathett K, Mazimba S. Relationship of ejection fraction and natriuretic peptide trajectories in heart failure with baseline reduced and mid-range ejection fraction. Am Heart J. 2022 Jan;243:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2021.08.015. Epub 2021 Aug 25. PMID: 34453882; PMCID: PMC8633031. 
  • Walldorf J, Porzner M, Neumann M, Joodi G, Niess JH, von Boyen G, Mäder K, Weissbach J, Kleger A, Seufferlein T. The Selective 5-HT1A Agonist SR57746A Protects Intestinal Epithelial Cells and Enteric Glia Cells and Promotes Mucosal Recovery in Experimental Colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2022 Mar 2;28(3):423-433. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izab191. PMID: 34417821. 
  • Bhatnagar R, Rabadia SV, Gupta B, Prosper AE, Ptaszny ME, Shamsa K. Intracardiac Aspergilloma in a Post-Transplant Patient: A Multimodal Approach to Diagnosis. JACC Case Rep. 2021 May 3;3(10):1264-1268. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2021.02.017. PMID: 34471875; PMCID: PMC8387809. 
  • Charafeddine K, Zakka P, Bou Dargham B, Abdulhai F, Zakka K, Zouein FA, Refaat M. Potential Biomarkers in Atrial Fibrillation: Insight Into Their Clinical Significance. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2021 Aug 1;78(2):184-191. doi: 10.1097/FJC.0000000000001042. PMID: 34173807. 
  • Abdulhai F, Jaffa MA, Elias J, Zakka P, Hotait M, Bou-Fakhredin R, Arnaout S, Taher AT, Refaat MM. Digital thermography and vascular involvement in β-thalassemia intermedia. Ann Hematol. 2021 Oct;100(10):2471-2477. doi: 10.1007/s00277-021-04588-8. Epub 2021 Jul 8. PMID: 34235558. 
  • Hughey AB, Muthappan P, Badin A, Baman T, Baig-Ansari N, Jawed F, Khan AB, Jiang Q, Hughey KL, Toruño RJ, Machado C, Refaat MM, Zakka P, Hotait M, Eagle KA, Crawford TC. Patients' and family members' views on pacemaker reuse: An international survey. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2022 Mar;33(3):473-480. doi: 10.1111/jce.15367. Epub 2022 Jan 29. PMID: 35040526. 


2020-2021 Fellow Publications


2019-2020 Fellow Publications

  • Patil S, Shah M, Patel B, Agarwal M, Ram P, Alla VM.Patil S, et al. Readmissions Among Patients Admitted With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Based on Income Quartiles.  Mayo Clin Proc. 2019 Oct;94(10):1939-1950. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2019.05.027.Mayo Clin Proc. 2019. PMID: 31585578

  • Altibi AM, Prousi G, Agarwal M, Shah M, Tripathi B, Ram P, Patel B.Altibi AM, et al. Readmission-free period and in-hospital mortality at the time of first readmission in acute heart failure patients-NRD-based analysis of 40,000 heart failure readmissions.  Heart Fail Rev. 2020 Jan 2. doi: 10.1007/s10741-019-09912-z. Online ahead of print. Heart Fail Rev. 2020. PMID: 31897907
  • Satish P, Khetan A, Barbhaya D, Agarwal M, Madan Mohan SK, Josephson R, Webel AR.Satish P, et al. A qualitative study of facilitators and barriers to cardiovascular risk factor control in a semiurban population in India. J Family Med Prim Care. 2019 Dec 10;8(12):3773-3778. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_492_19. eCollection 2019 Dec. J Family Med Prim Care. 2019. PMID: 31879612
  • Ram P, Shah M, Lo KBU, Agarwal M, Patel B, Tripathi B, Arora S, Patel N, Jorde UP, Banerji S.Ram P, et al. Etiologies and predictors of readmission among obese and morbidly obese patients admitted with heart failure.  Heart Fail Rev. 2020 Jan 30. doi: 10.1007/s10741-020-09920-4. Online ahead of print. Heart Fail Rev. 2020. PMID: 32002731 
  • Heckle MR, Brooksbank JA, Agarwal MA, Ibebuogu UN, Heckle MR, et al. Outcomes of early versus delayed transcatheter closure of post-myocardial infarction ventricular septal defect. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020 Feb 13:S1553-8389(20)30081-6. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2020.02.011. Online ahead of print.Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020. PMID: 32089512
  • Agarwal MA, Jain N, Podila PSB, Varadarajan V, Patel B, Shah M, Garg L, Khouzam RN, Ibebuogu U, Reed GL, Dagogo-Jack S.Agarwal MA, et al. Association of history of heart failure with hospital outcomes of hyperglycemic crises: Analysis from a University hospital and national cohort. J Diabetes Complications. 2020 Jan;34(1):107466. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2019.107466. Epub 2019 Oct 23.J Diabetes Complications. 2020.PMID: 31735638
  • Al-Saffar FHsu JJ, Fuentes JP, Smith JR, Fraschilla S, Stimpson E, Moore M, Fan A, Kwon M, Ardehali A, Cruz DD, Deng MC, Nsair A. (2020). Combined AlloSure and AlloMap Testing in Multi-Organ Heart Transplantation Rejection Surveillance. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation: the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 39 4S, S260-S261.
  • Hsu JJ, Gaynor P, Kamath M, Fan A, Al-Saffar F, Cruz D, & Nsair A. (2020). COVID-19 in a High-Risk Dual Heart and Kidney Transplant Recipient. American Journal of Transplantation.
  • Agasthi, P., Lee, J. Z., Amin, M., Al-Saffar, F., Goel, V., Tseng, A., ... & Mulpuru, S. K. (2019). Catheter ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of arrhythmia, 35(2), 171-181.
  • Bahiru E, Agarwal A, Berendsen MA, Baldridge AS, Temu T, Rogers A, Farquhar C, Bukachi F, Huffman MD. Hospital-Based Quality Improvement Interventions for Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Systematic Review. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2019 Sep;12(9):e005513.
  • Mkoko P, Bahiru E, Ajijola OA, Bonny A, Chin A. Cardiac arrhythmias in low-and middle-income countries. Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy. 2020 Apr;10(2):350.
  • Srivastava PK, Fonarow GC, Bahiru E, Ziaeian B. Association of Hospital Racial Composition and Payer Mix With Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndrome. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2019 Nov 5;8(21):e012831.
  • Bassi NS, Ziaeian B, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. Association of optimal implementation of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor therapy with outcome for patients with heart failure. JAMA Cardiology. 2020 May 6;e200898.
  • Cai X, Huang L. (2019) Cardiac sympathetic innervation and arrhythmogenesis. Journal of Physiology. 597, 4445-4446.
  • Chester RC, Mina SA, Lewis B, Zhang N, Butterfield R, Yang EH. Radial artery access is under-utilized in women undergoing PCI despite potential benefits: Mayo Clinic PCI Registry. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2020 Mar 1;95(4):675-83.
  • Do DHKuo A, Lee ES, Mortara D, Xiao H, Boyle NG. Usefulness of Trends in Continuous Electrocardiographic Monitor for Prediction of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests. American Journal of Cardiology. 2019; 124(7): 1149-58. PMID: 31405547.  
  • Bradfield JS, Hayase J, Liu K, Moriarty J, Kee ST, Do DH, Ajijola O, Vaseghi M, Gima J, Sorg J, Cote S, Pavez G, Buch E, Khakpour H, Krokhaleva Y, Macias C, Fujimura O, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K. Renal denervation as adjunctive therapy to cardiac sympathetic denervation for ablation refractory ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm 2020; 17(2): 220-227. PMID: 31539629.
  • Do DH, Yang JS, Kuo A, Bradfield JS, Hu X, Shivkumar K, Boyle NG. Electrocardiographic right ventricular strain precedes hypoxic pulseless electrical activity cardiac arrests: looking beyond pulmonary embolism. Resuscitation. 2020; 151: 127-134. PMID: 32360319. 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.04.024
  • Siontis KC, Kim MH, Vergara P, Peretto G, Do DH, Riva MD, Lam A, Quian P, Yokokawa M, Jongnarangsin K, Latchamsetty R, Jais P, Sacher F, Tedrow U, Shivkumar K, Zeppenfeld K, Della Bella P, Morady F, Stevenson W, Bogun F. Arrhythmia exacerbation after post-infarction ventricular tachycardia ablation: prevalence and prognostic significance. Europace. In Press.
  • Hayase J, Dusi V, Do DH, Ajijola O, Vaseghi M, Buch E, Khakpour H, Fujimura O, Krokhaleva Y, Macias C, Nagel R, Sorg J, Gima J, Pavez G, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K, Bradfield JS. Catheter ablation of recurrent ventricular tachycardia after cardiac sympathetic denervation: prolonged VT cycle length and increased hemodynamic tolerance. J Card Electrophys. In Press.
  • Pereira T, Tran N, Gadhoumi K, Pelter MM, Do DH, Lee RJ, Colorado R, Meisel K, Hu X. Photoplethysmography-Based Atrial Fibrillation Detection: a Review. NPJ Digital Medicine. 2020 (3):3. PMID: 31934647. 
  • Sobowale CO, Do DH, Ajijola O. Atrial Fibrillation: The Road to Sinus Starts at the Ear. Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2019.  
  • Do DH, Boyle NG. Basic Intervals and Intracardiac ECGs. Handbook of Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2nd ed, edited by Andrea Natale, Oussama M Wazni, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Francis E Marchlinski. CRC Press, 2020. pp. 197-201. 
  • Do DH, Bradfield JS. American College of Cardiology Electrophysiology Self-Assessment Program (EP SAP): Diagnostic Approach to Narrow Complex Tachycardia. Published July 2019.
  • Hanna PZhu C, Shivkumar K, Buch E. Cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation: Effects on neural control of the heart. Int J Cardiol. 2020;314:77-78. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.04.037
  • Meijborg VMF, Boukens BJD, Janse MJ, Salavatian S, Dacey MJ, Yoshie K, Opthof T, Swid MA, Hoang JD, Hanna P, Ardell J, Shivkumar K, Coronel R. "Stellate ganglion stimulation causes spatiotemporal changes in ventricular repolarization in pig". Heart Rhythm, 2020; 17(5Pt A), 795-803. PMID: 31917369
  • Zhu CHanna P, Rajendran PS, Shivkumar K. " Neuromodulation for Ventricular Tachycardia and Atrial Fibrillation: A Clinical Scenario-Based Review." JACC Clin Electrophysiol, 2019; 5(8), 881-896. PMID: 31439288
  • Rajendran PS, Hanna PZhu C, Shivkumar K. Neuroinflammation as a mechanism for cardiovascular diseases. Int J Cardiol. 2019 Aug 1;288:128-129. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.04.003. Epub 2019 Apr 4. PubMed PMID: 30979606; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7155386
  • Hayase JShapiro HBae D, Shantouf R, Wachsner R. Dual Chamber Pacemaker Implantation Complicated by Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Injury. J Am Coll Cardiol Case Rep. 2019 Dec, 1 (4) 633-637.
  • Lee MS, Hayase J, Holmes DR. Common Carotid Filter: A Unique Therapy for a Common Arrhythmia. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;74(7):840-1. Epub 2019/08/17. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.05.025. PubMed PMID: 31416526
  • Hollowed J, Nsair A. Influenza A (H3N2) induced fulminant myocarditis requiring mechanical circulatory support. J Am Coll Cardiol Case Rep 2019;1:133–7.
  • Hollowed J, Assadi R, Sohrabian S. 2019. Hidden inflammation: Severe post-inflammatory aortic regurgitation due to leaflet prolapse. Proceedings of UCLA Health 23.
  • Hollowed J, Colbert C, Currier J, Nguyen K. Novel percutaneous approach for deployment of 3D printed coronary implants in swine models of ischemic heart disease. Journal of Visualized Experiments 156(e60729).
  • Gordon S, Hollowed JHayase J, Macias C, Middlekauff H. Acquired Long-QT Syndrome Following Acute Myocardial Infarction: An Under-Recognized but Potentially Lethal Entity. Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2019. Accepted, Forthcoming.
  • Colbert CM, Shao J, Hollowed JJ, Currier JW, Ajijola OA, Fishbein GA, Duarte-Vogel SM, Dharmakumar R, Hu P, Nguyen KL. (2020). 3D-Printed Coronary Implants Are Effective for Percutaneous Creation of Swine Models with Focal Coronary Stenosis. Journal of cardiovascular translational research, 10.1007/s12265-020-10018-3. Advance online publication. 
  • Nguyen HL, Vaseghi M. Ventricular Tachycardia in Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Is It Time for Genetic Testing in All Patients? JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2020. In Press.
  • Nguyen HL, Vaseghi M. Sympathetic Denervation for Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias. JAFIB. 2020. In Press.
  • Hu TY, Peeters SM, Nagasawa DT, Kamdar NV, Brook RP, Sun J, Park S, Moreland NC, Cruz D, Macyszyn L, Press MC. Cangrelor Bridging Within 6 Months of a Drug-Eluting Stent in a Patient for Emergency Cervical Spine Surgery: A Case Report. A&A Practice. 2019 Jul 15;13(2):69-73.
  • Feng Z, Philipson D, Uzzell JP, Stein-Merlob A, Yang EH, Middlekauff HR, Lau RP, Fishbein GA, Bradfield JS, Ajijola OA. A Case of Ventricular Tachycardia Caused by a Rare Cardiac Mesenchymal Hamartoma. JACC: Case Reports. 2020 Jun 17;2(7):1049-55.
  • Lee MS, Shah N. “Coronary Atherectomy.” Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology: Tips and Tricks. Edited by Nguyen T et al. Wiley-Blackwell. 5th Ed. Status: In-press. 
  • Shahandeh N, Miyamoto MI, Tobis J. Left main and triple vessel dissection 2 months postpartum. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019;93(7):1290-1294. doi:10.1002/ccd.28046
  • Srivastava PK, Vyas N, Jones J, Wong TC, Holliman K, Small AJ, Rao RR, Dowling EP, Finn JP, Duckwiler GR, Reardon LC, Aboulhosn JA, Ascher SB, Hogeling M, Lluri G, Yang EH. High Output Heart Failure from Growth of Vascular Malformations in Multiple Gestation Pregnancy. Circulation: Heart Failure. 12(11) (2019). PMID: 31658832.
  • Srivastava PKHsu JJ, Ziaeian B, Fonarow GC. Heart Failure with Mid-Range Ejection Fraction. Current Heart Failure Reports. 17(1) (2020). 1-8. PMID: 31925667.  
  • Srivastava PK, Fonarow GC. In-Hospital Initiation of Angiotensin Receptor-Neprilysin Inhibitors—The Time is Now. JAMA Cardiology. 1;4 (3) (2019). 195-196. PMID: 30810709
  • Tan W, et al., Single Center Trends in Acute Coronary Syndrome Volume and Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Cardiology Research, 2020. In Press.
  • Tan W, Aboulhosn J. The cardiovascular burden of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a focus on congenital heart disease. Int J Cardiol. 2020;309:70-77. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.03.063
  • Fukuda T, Tan W, Sadeghi S, et al. Utility of the long DrySeal sheath in facilitating transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation with the Edwards Sapien 3 valve. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020; 1– 7.
  • Tan W, Dora A, Lluri G, Aboulhosn J. Candida Parapsilosis Endocarditis Following Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Implantation. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2020 Jan;11(1):112-113. doi: 10.1177/2150135119883624.
  • Tan W, Aboulhosn J. Echocardiographic guidance of interventions in adults with congenital heart defects. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther 2019;9(Suppl 2): S346-S359. Doi: 10.21037/cdt.2018.09.10
  • Afshar Y, Tan W, Jones WM, et al. Maternal Fontan procedure is a predictor of a small-for-gestational-age neonate: a 10-year retrospective study. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 2019;1:100036.
  • Venkatesh P, Evans AT, Maw AM, Pashun RA, Patel A, Kim L, Feldman D, Minutello R, Wong SC, Stribling JC, LaPar D, Holzer R, Ginns J, Bacha E, Singh HS. Predictors of Late Mortality in D-Transposition of the Great Arteries After Atrial Switch Repair: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Nov 5;8(21):e012932. PubMed PMID: 31642369
  • Venkatesh P, Schenck E. Aortic Rupture as a Complication of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. JACC: Case Reports. In Press.
  • Wadia SK, Lluri G, Aboulhosn JA, Laks H, Biniwale RM, Van Arsdell GS, Levi DS, Salem MM, Shannon KM, Moore JP. Postoperative and short-term atrial tachyarrhythmia burdens after transcatheter vs surgical pulmonary valve replacement among congenital heart disease patients. Congenit Heart Dis. 2019;14(5):838-845.
  • Sadeghi S, Wadia S, Lluri G, Tarabay J, Fernando A, Salem M, Sinha S, Levi DS, Aboulhosn J. Risk factors for infective endocarditis following transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement in patients with congenital heart disease. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019;94(4):625-635.
  • Xie E, Yu R, Ambale-Venkatesh B, Bakhshi H, Heckbert SR, Soliman EZ, Bluemke DA, Kawut SM, Wu CO, Nazarian S, Lima JAC. Association of Right Atrial Structure With Incident Atrial Fibrillation: A Longitudinal Cohort Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Study From the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2020 May 21;22(1):36. PMID: 32434529. 

2020 American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions

Manyoo Agarwal, Boback Ziaeian, Gregg C. Fonarow, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

David BaeJeffrey Harrell, Asim Rafique, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dhananjay Chatterjee, Ramin Ebrahimi, Zenaida Feliciano, Janet K. Han, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Vaughn EyvazianDaniel Jimenez, Saibal Kar, Kar, Alberta L. Warner, West LA Veteran Affairs Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Ashley Stein-MerlobJeffrey Hsu, Bradley Colton, Christopher Berg, Allison C. Ferriera, Arnold Baas, Mario Deng, Rushi Parikh, Eric Yang, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sandy Park, Jeannette Lin, Morris Salem, Daniel R. Sanchez, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Kaiser Permanente - Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Joseph B. Negusei, Alberta L. Warner, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Heajung L. Nguyen, Parntip Chertboonmuang, Eric Yang, Gabriel Vorobiof, Ali Nsair, Olcay Aksoy, Marcella Calfon-Press, Rushi Parikh, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Heajung L. Nguyen, Janet K. Han, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sandy Park, Kamran Shamsa, Donald Dietz, Lu Song, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Zekun Feng, Daniel Philipson, Jamar P. Uzzell, Ashley Stein-Merlob, Eric H. Yang, Holly Middlekauff, Ryan P. Lau, Gregory A. Fishbein, Jason Bradfield, Olujimi Adeoluwa Ajijola, UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles, CA, USA, UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Perry Wu, Jayasree Sundaram, Daniel Philipson, Michael Fishbein, John Moriarty, Antonio Pessegueiro, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Neha Chandra, Ruth HsiaoHilary Shapiro, Shire Beach, Sarah Snow, Karol E. Watson, Marcella Calfon-Press, Tamara Horwich, Martha Gulati, Gina Price Lundberg, Sherry-Ann Brown, Purvi Parwani, Janet K. Han, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Neal Shah, Robin Wachsner, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Hilary ShapiroAshley Stein-Merlob, Jesse Currier, Janet K. Han, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Daniel Jimenez, Prerna Gupta, Hilary Shapiro, Janet K. Han, Jesse Currier, Freny Mody, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Pratyaksh Srivastava, Adam DeVore, Anne Hellkamp, Laine Thomas, Nancy M. Albert, Javed Butler, J. Herbert Patterson, John A. Spertus, Fredonia Williams, Carol I. Duffy, Adrian Hernandez, Gregg C. Fonarow, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

2019 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association

MDP267 - Right Ventricular Function In Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
Arash Nayeri, Pooja Desai, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Thomas Reed, Vanderbilt Univ Medical Ctr, Nashville, TN; Alexander Yuen, Cher Huang, Kathryn Cardoza, Univ of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA; Kamran Shamsa, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Quinn WELLS, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, Nashville, TN; Eric H Yang, UCLA MEDICAL CENTER, Culver City, CA; Gregg C Fonarow, UCLA MEDICAL CENTER, Los Angeles, CA

Su2223 - Sex-based Similarities In Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Regression And Progression
Arash Nayeri, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Eric Farber-Eger, Vanderbilt Univ Medical Ctr, Nashville, TN; Marcia Blair, Vanderbilt Univ, Nashville, TN; Gregg C Fonarow, UCLA MEDICAL CENTER, Los Angeles, CA; Kamran Shamsa, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; John A McPherson, Quinn WELLS, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, Nashville, TN

Su4172 - A Novel Percutaneous Approach For Deployment Of 3D Printed Coronary Implants In Swine Models Of Ischemic Heart Disease
John Hollowed, Caroline Colbert, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Jesse Currier, VA Medical Ctr West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Kim-lien Nguyen, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Su1040 - Effects of Long-Term Endurance Exercise on Calcific Atherosclerotic Plaque Microarchitecture
Jeffrey J Hsu, Felicia Fong, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Radha Nilesh Patel, Univ of California Los Angele, Los Angeles, CA; Rong Qiao, Karen Lo, Akrivoula Soundia, Chih-Chiang Chang, Victoria Le, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Tzung K Hsiai, UCLA Sch of Med Cardiology Div, Los Angeles, CA; Linda L Demer, UCLA Sch Med Cardiology, Los Angeles, CA; Yin Tintut, UCLA Sch of Med, Los Angeles, CA

Sa4135 - Percutaneous Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale in Patients With Migraine - A Patient Level Meta-Analysis of PREMIUM and PRIMA Trials
Preetham Kumar, Hilary Shapiro, Brian West, Univ of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Heinrich Mattle, Bernhard Meier, Bern Univ Hosp, Bern, Switzerland; Andrew Charles, Jonathan M Tobis, Univ of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2018-2019 Fellow Publications

  • Hospital-based quality improvement interventions for patients with heart failure: a systematic review. Agarwal, A, Bahiru E, Yoo SGK, Berendsen MA, Harikrishnan S, Hernandez AF, Prabhakaran D, Huffman MD. Heart. 2019 Jan 30. pii: heartjnl-2018-314129. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2018-314129. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Prevention of Heart Failure in Patients with Diabetes: Role of Diabetes Medications. Bassi N, Fonarow GC. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2018;49:1123-1128. PMID: 29636424

  • Arrhythmogenic Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy: A Review. Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review. Bauer BS, Li A, Bradfield JS. 2018;7(3):181-6. Pub status: Published.

  • Cardiology E-Consultations: Efficient and Safe but Consultant Satisfaction is Equivocal. Bauer BS, Nguyen-Phan AL, Ong MK, Ziaeian B, Nguyen KL. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. Accepted for publication: Jan 2019.
  • Beigneux AP, Allen CM, Cho GW, Sandoval NP, Heizera PJ, Ploug M, Birraned G, Meiyappane M, Havelf PJ, Bensadoung A, Murakami M, Miyashita K, Nakajima K, Fong LG, Young SG. Lipoprotein Lipase is Active as a Monomer. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS. 2019;116(13)6319-6328, PMID: 30850549, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1900983116
  • Cho GW, Xie M, Li DL, Gillette TG, Hill JA. Activation of Autophagic Flux Rescues Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2018;71(11), DOI: 10.1016/S0735-1097(18)33199-1
  • Hanna PZhu C, Rajendran PS, Shivkumar K. Anesthetizing the Fibrillating Heart. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 May 21;8(10):e012713. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.012713. PubMed PMID: 31068060.
  • Rajendran PS, Challis RC, Fowlkes CC, Hanna P, Tompkins JD, Jordan MC, Hiyari S, Gabris-Weber BA, Greenbaum A, Chan KY, Deverman BE, Münzberg H, Ardell JL, Salama G, Gradinaru V, Shivkumar K. Identification of peripheral neural circuits that regulate heart rate using optogenetic and viral vector strategies. Nat Commun2019 Apr 26;10(1):1944. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09770-1. PubMed PMID: 31028266; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6486614.
  • Rajendran PS, Hanna PZhu C, Shivkumar K. Neuroinflammation as a mechanism for cardiovascular diseases. Int J Cardiol2019 Apr 4;. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.04.003. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30979606.
  • Hanna P, Rajendran PS, Shivkumar K. Neural ablation to treat ventricular arrhythmias. Europace2018 Dec 1;20(12):1880-1881. doi: 10.1093/europace/euy134. PubMed PMID: 29931207; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6275468.
  • Hanna P, Shivkumar K. Targeting the Cardiac Ganglionated Plexi for Atrial Fibrillation: Modulate or Destroy?. JACC Clin Electrophysiol2018 Oct;4(10):1359-1361. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2018.09.001. PubMed PMID: 30336882.
  • Shivkumar K, Hanna PPercutaneous Hemodynamic Assist Devices: Unloading the Left Atrium to Prevent Atrial Remodeling. J Am Coll Cardiol2018 Aug 14;72(7):751-753. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.06.015. PubMed PMID: 30092951.
  • Hanna P, Shivkumar K, Ardell JL. Calming the Nervous Heart: Autonomic Therapies in Heart Failure. Card Fail Rev2018 Aug;4(2):92-98. doi: 10.15420/cfr.2018.20.2. Review. PubMed PMID: 30206483; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6125704.
  • Intramyocardial radiofrequency ablation of ventricular arrhythmias using intracoronary wire mapping and a coronary reentry system: Description of a novel technique. Romero J, Diaz JC, Hayase J, Dave RH, Bradfield JS, Shivkumar K. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2018;4(7):285-92. Epubc 2018/07/20. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2018.03.005. PubMed PMID: 30023273
  • Defibrillation Threshold Testing: Current Status. Hayase JDo DH, Boyle NG. Arrhythm Electrophysiol Rev. 2018;7(4):288-93. Epub 2018/12/28. doi: 10.15420/aer.2018.54.2. PubMed PMID: 30588318
  • Hayase JBuch E. Cryoballoon or contact force-guided radiofrequency catheter ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation: Different strategies with similar results. Heart Rhythm. 2018;15(12):1842-3. Epub 2018/07/22. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2018.07.021. PubMed PMID: 30026015.
  • Lee MS, Choi BG, Hollowed J, et al. Assessment of sex differences in 5-year clinical outcomes following endovascular revascularization for peripheral artery disease. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine. 2019. doi:10.1016/j.carrev.2019.03.018.
  • Monomorphic Ventricular Arrhythmias in Athletes. Hsu JJ, Nsair A, Aboulhosn JA, Horwich TB, Dave RH, Shannon KM, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K, Bradfield JS. Arrhythm Electrophysiol Rev. 2019 Mar;8(2):83-89. doi: 10.15420/aer.2019.19.3. Review. PMID: 31114681
  • Contractile and hemodynamic forces coordinate Notch1b-mediated outflow tract valve formation. Hsu JJ, Vedula V, Baek KI, Chen C, Chen J, Chou MI, Lam J, Subhedar S, Wang J, Ding Y, Chang CC, Lee J, Demer LL, Tintut Y, Marsden AL, Tsiai TK. JCI Insight. 2019 Apr 11;5. pii: 124460. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.124460. PMID: 30973827
  • Lipoproteins in Cardiovascular Calcification: Potential Targets and Challenges. Tintut Y, Hsu JJ, Demer LL. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2018 Nov 23;5:172. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2018.00172. eCollection 2018. Review. PMID: 30533416
  • Torsades de pointes with pseudo-T wave alternans during rociletinib therapy: A novel manifestation of a rare side effect. Teng AE, Share M, Hsu JJ, Rettinger SR, Garon E, Goldman J, Yang EH, Tung R. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2018 Jul 31;4(10):490-493. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2018.07.011. eCollection 2018 Oct. No abstract available. PMID: 30364475
  • Multiscale light-sheet for rapid imaging of cardiopulmonary system. Ding Y, Ma J, Langenbacher AD, Baek KI, Lee J, Chang CC, Hsu JJ, Kulkarni RP, Belperio J, Shi W, Ranjbarvaziri S, Ardehali R, Tintut Y, Demer LL, Chen JN, Fei P, Packard RRS, Hsiai TK. JCI Insight. 2018 Aug 23;3(16). pii: 121396. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.121396. eCollection 2018 Aug 23. Review. PMID: 30135307
  • Safety and efficacy of black iris diaphragm intraocular lens implantation in eyes with large iris defects: Report 4. Miller KM, Kuo A, Olson MD, Masket S. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2018 Jun;44(6):686-700. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2018.03.033. Epub 2018 Jul 4.
  • To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Rapid Growth in the Use of Social Media at Major Cardiovascular Meetings, 2014 - 2016. Tanoue MTChatterjee DNguyen HL, Sekimura T, West BH, Elashoff D, Suh WH, Han JK. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2018, Nov 12;11:e005018. Pub Status: Published.
  • Meymandi S, Hernandez S, Park S, et al. Treatment of Chagas Disease in the United States. Curr Treat Options Infect Dis (2018).
  • Helali J, Park S, Ziaeian B, et al. Challenging Cases of Modern-Day Cardiac Beriberi. Mayo Clinic Proceedings (2019).
  • Risk factors for atrial fibrillation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Philipson DJ, Rader F, Siegel RJ. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2019 Feb 6:2047487319828474. doi: 10.1177/2047487319828474. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Impact of Ticagrelor in Patients With Prior MI and MVD for Reducing Cardiovascular Events. Lee, M.S., Tanoue M.TJournal of the American College of Cardiology. 2018, Feb 6;71(5):497-498.Pub Status: Published.
  • National Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with Cancer and Comorbid Heart Failure. Tuzovic M, Yang EH, Sevag Packard RR, Ganz PA, Fonarow GC, Ziaeian B. J Card Fail. 2019 Feb 12. pii: S1071-9164(18)3111-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.02.007.
  • Cardiac Complications in the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Patient. Tuzovic M, et al. Curr Oncol Rep. 2019.
  • Transcatheter interventions in adults with congenital heart disease: Surveys from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions to identify current patterns of care and perception on training requirements. Wadia SK, Accavitti MJ Jr, Morgan GJ, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, Jones TK, Cabalka AK, McElhinney DB, Kavinsky CJ. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017, 90(3):418-424. PMID: 28493591
  • Ventricular arrhythmia burden after transcatheter versus surgical pulmonary valve replacement. Wadia SK, Lluri G, Aboulhosn JA, Shivkumar K, Reemtsen BL, Laks H, Biniwale RM, Levi DS, Salem M, Moore JP. Heart. 2018 Apr 10. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29636402
  • Brian H. West, Christopher G. Low, Biraj B. Bista, Eric H. Yang, Gabriel Vorobiof, Ronald W. Busuttil, Matthew J. Budoff, David Elashoff, Jonathan M. Tobis, Henry M. Honda. Significance of Coronary Artery Calcium Found on Non-Electrocardiogram-Gated Computed Tomography During Preoperative Evaluation for Liver Transplant. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Apr 23. PMID: 31122618
  • Kumar P, Kijima Y, West BH, Tobis JM. The Connection Between Patent Foramen Ovale and Migraine. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2019 May;29(2):261-270. PMID: 30926116
  • West BH, Fleming RG, Al Hemyari B, Banankhah P, Meyer K, Rozier LH, Murphy LS, Coluzzi AC, Rusheen JL, Kumar P, Elashoff D, Tobis JM. Relation of Patent Foramen Ovale to Acute Mountain Sickness. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Mar 18. PMID: 30979412
  • Outcomes of Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia Based on Etiology of Nonischemic Heart Disease. Vaseghi M, Hu TY, Tung R, Vergara P, Frankel DS, Di Biase L, Tedrow UB, Gornbein JA, Yu R, Mathuria N, Nakahara S, Tzou WS, Sauer WH, Burkhardt JD, Tholakanahalli VN, Dickfeld TM, Weiss JP, Bunch TJ, Reddy M, Callans DJ, Lakkireddy DR, Natale A, Marchlinski FE, Stevenson WG, Della Bella P, Shivkumar K. Journal of American College of Cardiology: Clinical Electrophysiology. 2018 Sep;4(9):1141-1150. PMID: 30236386
  • Neuromodulatory Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias: A Clinical Scenario-Based Review. Zhu CHanna P, Rajendran P, Shivkumar, K. Invited review submitted to JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. 2019.
  • Neuromodulation Approaches for Cardiac Arrhythmias: Recent Advances. Dusi V, Zhu C, Ajijola O. In press at Current Cardiology Reports. 2019.


2019 American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions

1213-165 - Getting to the Root of the Problem: Aortic Root Abscess From Routine Cardiac Catheterization
David Bae, Boback Ziaeian, Janet Han, Zekun Feng, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1111-116 - Recurrent Giant Cell Myocarditis as Driver of Severe Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy
Brenton Scott Bauer, William Suh, Gregory Fishbein, Ali Nsair, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1167-228 - Brain-Heart Connection: Altered Mental Status as a Presenting Symptom of Atrioesophageal Fistula After Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation 
Prashanth Venkatesh, Eric Yang, Eric Buch, Houman Khakpour, Brenton Bauer, Janet Han, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1168-258 - Restrictive Cardiac Filling Associated With Large Left Pleural Effusion and Acute Pericarditis Is Alleviated by Thoracentesis
Xinjiang Cai, Alberta Warner, Janet Han, VA Greater Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1230-369 - Resistin Aggravates Atherosclerosis in ApoE-/- Mice and Is Elevated in Human Atherosclerotic Lesions
Xinjiang Cai, Rihab Bouchareb, Soojeong Kang, Yassine Sassi, Shihong Zhang, K-Raman Purushothaman, Lahouria Hadri, Roger Hajjar, Djamel Lebeche, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1172-308 - Electrocardiographic Acute Right Ventricular Strain Pattern Preceding In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests Due to Pulseless Electrical Activity/Asystole: Pulmonary Embolism Is Not the Only Cause
Jason Yang, Duc Do, Xiao Hu, Noel Boyle, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1223-306 / 306 - Revascularization For Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia Is Frequently Performed But Does Not Prevent Recurrence or Death
Natasha Cuk, Michael K. Leuchter, Duc Do, Noel Boyle, Jason Bradfield, UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1269-293 / 293 - Ventricular Arrhythmias in Mitral Valve Prolapse
Margaret Wei, Micheal Thomas, Duc Do, Noel Boyle, UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA, USA

1119-237 - A Dark and Stormy Night: Metastatic Cancer Causing Ventricular Arrhythmic Storm
Dustin LeeMatthew Glassy, Zenaida Feliciano, Gholam Berenji, Faisal Shaikh, Janet Han, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1216-184 - A Unique Pre-Operative Evaluation: An Overlap Between Takotsubo Syndrome and Lv Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy
Justin Hayase, Judith Fan, Jessica Wang, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1258-107 - Now You See It, Now You Don't: Multivessel Coronary Vasospasm Causing ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Ventricular Tachycardia
John Hollowed, Timothy Canan, Asim Rafique, Janet K. Han, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles, CA, USA, UCLA Medical Center - Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1053-05 - House of Cards: Implementation of a Formal Peer Mentorship System in an Adult Cardiology Fellowship Program
Jeffrey J. Hsu, Jonathan Flyer, Anna Joong, Adam SmallStephen Vampola, Eric Yang, Karol Watson, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Arash Nayeri, Samuel Jackson, Meng Xu, Eric Farber-Eger, Marcia Blair, Inderpreet Saini, Gregg C. Fonarow, Kamran Shamsa, John A. McPherson, Quinn Wells, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA

1284-508 - Association of Pre-Existing Medical Comorbidity With Short-Term Mortality in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
Arash Nayeri, Alexander Yuen, Cher Huang, Kathryn Cardoza, Andrea MacDonald, Kamran Shamsa, Quinn Wells, Gregg Fonarow, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA

1161-114 - Tamponade to Tap or Not: Pleural Effusion Causing Cardiac Tamponade
Heajung Nguyen, Kamran Shamsa, Gabriel Vorobiof, Leeyen Hsu, Tao He, Eric Yang, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1168-262 - Progressive Cardiomyopathy and New Heart Block in a Patient After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: When Occam's Razor Fails
Sarah Snow, Hilary Shapiro, Yichun M. Fang, Jesse Currier, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Veteran Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1167-228 - Brain-Heart Connection: Altered Mental Status as a Presenting Symptom of Atrioesophageal Fistula After Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
Prashanth Venkatesh, Eric Yang, Eric Buch, Houman Khakpour, Brenton Bauer, Janet Han, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1208-089 - Successful Diagnosis and Treatment of Isolated Left Sided Cardiac Tamponade in a patient With Severe Pulmonary Hypertension Using Invasive Hemodynamic Assessment
Prashanth Venkatesh, Jonathan Gordin, Ramtin Anousheh, Olcay Aksoy, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1124-313 - Performance of Aortic Annular Assessment by 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography or Magnetic Resonance Angiography With Ferumoxytol in Patients With CKD Undergoing TAVR
Jordan Weber, Brian West, Olcay Aksoy, William Suh, Jeanne Huchting, Murray Kwon, Richard J. Shemin, Gabriel Vorobiof, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1125-322 - Association of Right Atrial Volume and Function With Incident Atrial Fibrillation: Results From the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Eric Xie, Ricky Yu, Bharath Ambale Venkatesh, Susan Heckbert, Hooman Bakhshi, Elsayed Soliman, David Bluemke, Steven Kawut, Colin Wu, Saman Nazarian, Joao Lima, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

2018 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association

QCOR26 - Association of Hospital Race and Payer Mix With Inpatient Mortality Among Patients Admitted for Acute Coronary Syndrome, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia
Pratyaksh K Srivastava, Gregg C Fonarow, Ehete Bahiru, Boback Ziaeian, UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Ctr, Los Angeles, CA

Sa2370 / 2370 - Renal Sympathetic Denervation as an Adjunctive Therapy to Radiofrequency Ablation and Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation for Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia
Kevin C Liu, Duc H Do, Julie Sorg, Eric Buch, Houman Khakpour, Yuliya Krokhaleva, Marmar Vaseghi, Olujimi Ajijola, Osamu Fujimura, Carlos Macias, Geraldine Pavez, Jean Gima, Shelly Cote, Noel G Boyle, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Jason Bradfield, UCLA David Geffen Sch of Med, Los Angeles, CA

Mo4040 - Contractile and Hemodynamic Forces Promote Cardiac Valve Development via Notch1b-Mediated Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition
Jeffrey J Hsu, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Vijay Vedula, Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA; Kyung In Baek, Cynthia Chen, Yichen Ding, Yin Tintut, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Alison L Marsden, Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA; Tzung K Hsiai, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2017-2018 Fellow Publications

  • Facilitators, context of and barriers to acute coronary syndrome care at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya: a qualitative analysis. Bahiru E, Temu T, Mwanga J, Ndede K, Vusha S, Gitura B, Farquhar C, Bukachi F, Huffman MD. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2018 Apr 20. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29750227

  • Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia can be Effective for the Short-Term Management of Ventricular Tachycardia Storm. Do DH, Bradfield J, Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Le J, Rahman S, Mahajan A, Nogami A, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2017; 6(11). PMID: 29079570

  • Programmable Hypertension Control: Another Indication for Pacemaker Implantation. Do DH, Shivkumar K.J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Dec 23;6(12). PMID: 2927537

  • Hemodialysis Patients: High Risk for Sudden Death, but What is the Cause? Boyle NG, Do DHJACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. 2018. 4(3): 409-411.

  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging using Wideband Sequences in Patients with Nonconditional Cardiac Implanted Electronic Devices. Do DH, Eyvazian V, Bayoneta A, Hu P, Finn JP, Bradfield JS, Shivkumar K, Boyle NG. Heart Rhythm. 2018 Feb;15(2):218-225. PMID: 29132931

  • Hybrid Surgical Versus Percutaneous Access Epicardial Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation. Li A, Hayase J, Do D, Buch E, Vaseghi M, Ajijola OA, Macias C, Krokhaleva Y, Khakpour H, Boyle NG, Benharash P, Biniwale R, Shivkumar K, Bradfield JS. Heart Rhythm. 2017. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29132931.

  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Coronary Bifurcation Lesions. Finch W, Lee MS. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2017;18(2):59-66. Review. PMID: 29038413

  • Arrhythmias and myocardial fragility in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Complications after routine ICD placement. Garg V, Bersohn M, Han JK. HeartRhythm Case Reports. 2018. Epub ahead of print.

  • Recurrent heart failure with preserved ejection fraction associated with carfilzomib administration for multiple myeloma. Yang EH, Courtney C, Garg V, Fradley MG, Schiller GJ. Cardio-Oncology. 2018. 4:2.

  • Radial hemostasis is facilitated with a potassium ferrate hemostatic patch: the Statseal with TR band assessment trial (STAT). Seto AH, Rollefson W, Patel MP, Suh WM, Tehrani DM, Nguyen JA, Amador DG, Behnamfar O, Garg V, Cohen MG. EuroIntervention. 2018 May 15. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29769165

  • Cardiac neuroanatomy - Imaging nerves to define functional control. Hanna P, Rajendran PS, Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Andrew Armour J, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K. Auton Neurosci. 2017. 207:48-58. Review. PMID: 28802636

  • Defibrillation Testing During ICD Implantation - Should we or Should we Not? Hayase J, Boyle NG. J Atr Fibrillation. 2017;9(5):1508. PMID: 29250267; PMCID: PMC5673383.

  • Hybrid Surgical Versus Percutaneous Access Epicardial Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation. Li A, Hayase J, Do D, Buch E, Vaseghi M, Ajijola OA, Macias C, Krokhaleva Y, Khakpour H, Boyle NG, Benharash P, Biniwale R, Shivkumar K, Bradfield JS. Heart Rhythm. 2017. Epub 2017/11/15. PMID: 29132931.

  • Right ventricular lead proarrhythmia: A novel intervention for an under-recognized phenomenon. Hayase J, Khakpour H, Shivkumar K, Bradfield J. Heart Rhythm Case Reports. 2018;4(2):50-3. Epub December 2017.

  • Acute Procedural Outcomes of Orbital Atherectomy for the Treatment of Profunda Femoris Artery Disease: Subanalysis of the CONFIRM Registries. Lee MS, Srivastava PK, Al Yaseen S, Heikali D, Hollowed J, Mahmud E. J Invasive Cardiol. 2018 30(5):177-181. PMID: 29245154

  • Acute procedural outcomes of orbital atherectomy for the treatment of iliac artery disease: Sub-analysis of the CONFIRM registries. Lee MS, Martinsen BJ, Hollowed J, Heikali D, Mustapha J, Adams G, Mahmud E. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. October 2017. PMID: 29174822

  • Lee MS, Shlofmitz E, Nayeri A, Hollowed J, Kong J, Shlofmitz RA. Comparison of Heparin and Bivalirudin in Patients Undergoing Orbital Atherectomy. J Invasive Cardiol. 2017; 29(11):397-400.  PMID: 29086730

  • Lee MS, Shlofmitz E, Nayeri A, Hollowed J, Shlofmitz RA. Outcomes of Patients With a History of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Who Underwent Orbital Atherectomy for Severe Coronary Artery Calcification. J Invasive Cardiol. 2017;2 9(10):359-362. PMID: 28974662

  • Effects of teriparatide on morphology of aortic calcification in aged hyperlipidemic mice. Hsu JJ, Lu J, Umar S, Lee JT, Kulkarni R, Ding Y, Chang CC, Hsiai TK, Hokugo A, Gkouveris I, Tetradis S, Nishimura I, Demer LL, Tintut Y. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2018. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29451816

  • Light-Sheet Imaging to Elucidate Cardiovascular Injury and Repair. Ding Y, Lee J, Hsu JJ, Chang CC, Baek KI, Ranjbarvaziri S, Ardehali R, Packard RRS, Hsiai TK. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2018. 20(5):35. Review. PMID: 29574550 

  • Integrating light-sheet imaging with virtual reality to recapitulate developmental cardiac mechanics. Ding Y, Abiri A, Abiri P, Li S, Chang CC, Baek KI, Hsu JJ, Sideris E, Li Y, Lee J, Segura T, Nguyen TP, Bui A, Sevag Packard RR, Fei P, Hsiai TK. JCI Insight. 2017 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29202458

  • Ultrafine Particle Exposure Reveals the Importance of FOXO1/Notch Activation Complex for Vascular Regeneration. Baek KI, Packard RRS, Hsu JJ, Saffari A, Ma Z, Luu AP, Pietersen A, Yen H, Ren B, Ding Y, Sioutas C, Li R, Hsiai TK. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2018. 28(13):1209-1223. PMID: 29037123

  • Steroid Hormone Vitamin D: Implications for Cardiovascular Disease. Demer LL, Hsu JJ, and Tintut Y. Circ Res. 122:1576-1585, 2018.

  • Advanced microscopy to elucidate cardiovascular injury and regeneration: 4D light-sheet imaging. Baek KI, Ding Y, Chang CC, Chang M, Sevag Packard RR, Hsu JJ, Fei P, Hsiai TK. Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2018 May 9. Epub ahead of print. Review. PMID: 29752956

  • 4-D Hemodynamic Forces Regulate Trabeculation and Consequent Cardiac Function During Development. Lee J, Vedula V, Chen J, Hsu JJ, Ding Y, Baek KI, Chang CC, Kang H, Fei P, Chuong CM, Li R, Packard R, Marsden AL, and Hsiai TK. JCI Insight. In press.

  • Computed Tomography in the Management of Electrophysiology Procedures (Book Chapter). Negusei J, Drexler IR, Cheung J, Truong QA. Medical Radiology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 2017. 

  • Heart Failure With Preserved, Borderline, and Reduced Ejection Fraction: 5-Year Outcomes.  Shah KS, Xu H, Matsouaka RA, Bhatt DL, Heidenreich PA, Hernandez AF, Devore AD, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. J Am Coll Cardiol.2017. 70(20):2476-2486.  PMID: 29141781 

  • Troponin in Heart Failure. Shah KS, Maisel AS, Fonarow GC. Heart Fail Clin. 2018. 14(1):57-64. PMID: 29153201

  • Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in South Asians in the United States: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Treatments: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Volgman AS, Palaniappan LS, Aggarwal NT, Gupta M, Khandelwal A, Krishnan AV, Lichtman JH, Mehta LS, Patel HN, Shah KS, Shah SH, Watson KE; American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in Women and Special Populations Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research; and Stroke Council. Circulation. 2018 May 24. Review. PMID: 29794080

  • Thrombo-prophylaxis in adults with atrio-pulmonary Fontan. Small AJAboulhosn JA, Lluri G. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2018. In press.

  • Tetralogy of Fallot and Biventricular Failure (Book Chapter) Small AJ, Moore JP. Arrhythmias in Adult Congenital Heart Disease: A Case-Based Approach. Ed. Balaji S, Mandapati R, Webb GD. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 2018.

  • The challenge of identifying and addressing psychological comorbidities.  Ludmir J, Small AJ.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 71: 1590-1593. 2018. PMID: 29622167 

  • Functional Cardiac Recovery and Hematologic Response to Chemotherapy in Patients With Light-Chain Amyloidosis (from the Stanford University Amyloidosis Registry). Tuzovic M, Kobayashi Y, Wheeler M, Barrett C, Liedtke M, Lafayette R, Schrier S, Haddad F, Witteles R. Am J Cardiol. 2017 120(8):1381-1386. PMID: 28844519.

  • Arterial Thrombosis in Patients with Cancer. Tuzovic M, Herrmann J, Iliescu C, Marmagkiolis K, Ziaeian B, Yang EH. Curr Treat Options Cardio Med. 20:40, 2018. Review. PMID: 29627870

  • Natural history of myocardial deformation in children, adolescents, and young adults exposed to anthracyclines: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Tuzovic M, Wu PT, Kianmahd S, Nguyen KL. Echocardiography. 2018. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29603386.

  • Transcatheter interventions in adults with congenital heart disease: Surveys from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions to identify current patterns of care and perception on training requirements. Wadia SK, Accavitti MJ Jr, Morgan GJ, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, Jones TK, Cabalka AK, McElhinney DB, Kavinsky CJ. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017, 90(3):418-424. PMID: 28493591

  • Frequency of Patent Foramen Ovale and Migraine in Patients With Cryptogenic StrokeWest BH, Noureddin N, Mamzhi Y, Low CG, Coluzzi AC, Shih EJ, Gevorgyan Fleming R, Saver JL, Liebeskind DS, Charles A, Tobis JM. Stroke. 2018;49:1123-1128. PMID: 29636424

2016-2017 Fellow Publications

  • Giant cell myocarditis masquerading as orbital myositis with a rapid, fulminant course necessitating mechanical support and heart transplantation. Garg VTan W, Ardehali R, Shah J, Huynh TN, Aksoy O. ESC Heart Failure. In press.
  • "Radiation-Induced Heart Disease: Long-Term Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Management" (book chapter). Finch W, Lee MS, Yang EH. Clinical Cardio-Oncology, 1st edition. 2016. 


2015-2016 Fellow Publications


2014-2015 Fellow Publications