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Physicians and Researchers Present at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 67th Annual Scientific Session

March 2, 2018

The American College of Cardiology will host ACC.18 - the 67th Annual Scientific Session and Expo from March 9-12 in Orlando, Fl. The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute will be well represented in over 35 poster presentations, panels, case studies, and educational discussions where our physicians, researchers, and cardiovascular support teams will highlight the numerous ways in which UPMC is continuing its legacy as a leader in cardiovascular care. Some of these presentations include:

Friday, March 9, 2018

Session 100 -Training Program Directors’ Symposium I

100-04 Q1 – Presented by: Joshua E. Levenson

Session 101 – Training Program Directors’ Symposium II

101-07 - Balance of Wellness Versus Resiliency
Presented by: Kathryn L. Berlacher

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Session 603 – HELP! My Patient With Heart Disease Is Now Pregnant

603-07 – Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Clinical outcomes in IPAC
Author: Dennis M. McNamara

Session 612 – Echocardiography: What Is New and Innovative in 2018?

Flordeliza Villanueva – Panelist

Session 621 – Prosthetic Valves: Choice, Management, and Outcomes

Co-Chair: Kathryn L. Berlacher
621-10 – Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch: Avoidance, Detection, Management, and Outcomes
Author: Kathryn L. Berlacher

Session 624 – Blinded by Science: bard High Versus Palmaz High

624-04 – Debate – PDA: PDA Stent vs. Shunt; Interventional Closure vs. Surgical Ligation
Author: Jacqueline Kreutzer

Session 634 – Stroke: From Intervention to Prevention

634-06 – Stroke Systems of Care & Interventional Options
Authors: Tudor Jovin

Session 638 – Logistical and Clinical Challenges in MI Systems of Care: Islands of Adventure

Daniel E. Forman – Panelist

Session 648 – Aortic Stenosis – It Used to Be So Simple

João L. Cavalcante – Co-Chair and Panelist
Ahmad Masri – Co-Chair
648-11 – How MRI Can Inform the Pre and Post-Procedural Evaluation of Patients With AS
Author: João L. Cavalcante

Session 804 – Imaging the Heart: Choosing Wisely

804-04 – Testing Wisely, AUC, RUC: What Cardiologists Need to be Mindful Of
Author: Prem Soman

Session 1101 – Anticoagulation For the Appropriate patient in Atrial Fibrillation

1101-012/012 – Effectiveness and Safety of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Compared to Warfarin: The Real World Experience
Authors: Immaculada Hernandez, Yuting Zhang, Samir Saba

Session 1137M – Novel Echo Applications

1137M-15 – Quantification of Reverse Takotsubo Pattern in Patients With Subarachnoid Hemorrhage by Longitudinal Strain
Authors: Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Yuko Soyama, Elizabeth A. Crago, Masataka Sugahara, Nina E. Hasselberg, Theodore Lagattuta, Khalil Moh'd Yousef, Marilyn Hravnak, John Gorcsan III, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Session 1151 – Innovation in Cardiology Training Curriculum

1151-210/210 – A Quality Improvement Educational Program For Cardiac Auscultation Skills When Assessing the Severity of Aortic Stenosis
Authors: John Power, Andrew Althouse, Juliette Power, Michael J. Barrett, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

1151-212/212 – Implementing a Flipped Classroom Cardiology Curriculum For Internal Medicine Residents
Authors: Jill Allenbaugh, Carla Spagnoletti, Kathryn Berlacher

Session 1169 – Blood Pressure, Cigarette Smoking and Exercise: Key in the ABCDEs of Comprehensive Cardiovascular Prevention

1169-401/401 – Lactation and Maternal Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Among Women With and Without a History of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
Authors: Malamo Countouris, Claudia Holzman, Gabrielle Snyder, Andrew Althouse, Steven Reis, Janet Catov, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Session 1172 – Science of Prognosis in ASIHD

1172-481/481 – Characterizing the Microbiome in Patients With and Without Coronary Artery Disease
Authors: Robert Anton Ulrich Baumgartner, Adam Fitch, Barbara Methe, Kelvin Li, Brian Firek, Sandeep Patel, Alison Morris, Michael Morowitz, Catalin Toma

Session 1500 – Personalized Skills Center: Drill and Practice (Heart Songs, ECG, Hand-Held Echo)

1500-02 – John A. Power – Heart Song Moderator

Session 6001 – Engage @ ACC.18 Studio: Heart Teams in Action Complex Coronary Revascularization Decision-Making

Suresh Mulukutla – UPMC Interventionalist
Danny Chu – UPMC Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Lisa Henry – UPMC CV team Member

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Session 652 – Controversies in the Care of Pediatric Patients With Cardiomyopathy

Brian Feingold – Co-Chair

Session 655 – Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging: Bench to Bedside

Flordeliza Villanueva – Co-Chair

Session 668 – The Great Debate: Should We Image Simply Because We Can?

Prem Soman – Co-Chair
668-06 – Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony: CON
Presented by: Samir F. Saba

Session 670 – Multivessel PCI: Debates, Decisions, and Tough Calls

670-07 – Multivessel PCI in 2018: Heart Team, AUC, and Shared Decision Making
Author: Suresh Mulukutla

Session 702 – Demystifying the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: What Does a Cardiologist Really Need to Know?

Michael Mathier – Co-Chair

Session 710 – Cardiac Rehabilitation in Heart Failure: Why, What, Who, and How?

Daniel E. Forman – Co-Chair

Session 902 – Highlighted Original Research: Pulmonary Hypertension and Venous Thrombo-embolic Disease and the Year in Review

Raymond L. Benza – Co-Chair
902-14 – Right Atrial Strain by Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography Predicts Mortality in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Authors: Nina E. Hasselberg, Masataka Sugahara, Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Akiko Goda, Marc Simon, John Gorcsan III

Session 1188 – Defining Risk, Prognosis, and Stratification Tools

1188-073 / 073 – The Prognostic Value of Left Atrial Function by Speckle Tracking Strain Imaging in Patients With Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Authors: Yuko Soyama, Dennis McNamara, Masataka Sugahara, Joan Briller, Leslie Cooper, Julie Damp, Mark Drazner, James Fett, Eileen Hsich, Navin Rajagopalan, Nobuyuki Kagiyama, John Gorcsan III, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, USA, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Session 1210 – Vascular Risk and Protection in Arteries Large and Small

1210-382/382 – Determination of Long- Term Variability of Endothelial Function as Measured by Pulse Amplitude Tonometry
Authors: Sebhat Erqou, Kevin Kip, Sanjay Patel, Suresh Mulukutla, Steven Reis

Session 1218M – Innovation in Cardiovascular Medical Education

Kathryn L. Berlacher – ACC Poster Moderator

Session 1238 – Cardiomyopathies: Assessment and Outcomes

1238-064/064 – Percent African Genomic Ancestry and LVEF at Presentation in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Authors: Dennis M. McNamara, Karen Hanley-Yanez, Indrani Halder, for the IPAC and IMAC Investigators

1238-073-073 – Impact of Diabetes on Myocardial Recovery in Women With Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Authors: Neethu Abraham, Esa Davis, Karen Hanley-Yanez, Uri Elkayam, James Fett, Dennis McNamara

Session 1247 – Interventional Cardiology: Cutting- Edge Translational and Pre-Clinical Research

1247-292/292 – Sonoreperfusion of Microvascular Obstruction: A Step Towards Clinical Translation
Authors: Filip Istvanic, Francois Yu, Xucai Chen, Flordeliza Villanueva, John Pacella

Session 1260 – Risk Factor Assessment and Risk Prediction to Guide ASCVD Prevention

1260-404/404 – Association Among Cumulative Social Risk, Ideal Cardiovascular Health and Exposure to Environmental Pollutants
Authors: Ann Canterbury, Sebhat Erqou, Jane Clougherty, Claudia Bambs, Ellen J. Kinnee, Sheila Tripathy, Daniel Shpilsky, Jared Magnani, Aryan Aiyer, Steven Reis

1260-423/423 – Association Between Ideal Cardiovascular Health and Markers of Subclinical Atherosclerosis
Authors: Daniel Shpilsky, Sebhat Erqou, Claudia Bambs, Kevin Kip, Jared Magnani, Sanjay Patel, Aryan Aiyer, Steven Reis

March 12, 2018

Session 723 – Nuclear Cardiology: Application of Nuclear Imaging to Heart Failure; Joint Symposium of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology

Prem Soman – Co-Chair and Panelist
723-10 – In Sync: Nuclear Techniques to Evaluate Dyssynchrony
Author: Prem Soman

Session 909 – Highlighted Original Research: Non- Invasive Imaging and the Year in Review

909-08 – Diffuse Myocardial Fibrosis Measured by Extracellular Volume Associates With Incident Ventricular Arrhythmia in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Recipients More Than Focal Fibrosis
Authors: Eric Olausson, Fredrika Fröjdh, Maren Maanja, Louise Niklasson, Yaron Fridman, Patrick Bering, Jonathan Wertz, Timothy Wong, Peter Kellman, Chris Miller, Samir Saba, Martin Ugander, Erik Schelbert, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Karolinska Institute and Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Session 1275 – How Much Does Atrial Fibrillation Really Cost?

1275-007/007 – Determinants of Cost in Patients Hospitalized With Atrial Fibrillation
Authors: Rohit Rattan, Evan Adelstein, Sandeep Jain, Samir Saba

Session 1295 – Echocardiography in Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease

1295-354/354 – Prognostic Value of Persistently Abnormal Left Ventricular Global Longitudinal Strain in Patients With Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Authors: Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Yuko Soyama, Elizabeth A. Crago, Masataka Sugahara, Nina E. Hasselberg, Theodore Lagattuta, Khalil Moh'd Yousef, Marylin T. Hravnak, John Gorcsan III, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA