UPMC Physicians and Researchers Presenting at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation’s 41st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

April 9, 2021

Experts from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh will be well-represented during the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation’s (ISHLT) 41st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. From April 24-28, physicians and researchers from around the world will join together to share in this educational experience and discuss the treatment of heart and lung disease. 

ISHLT content includes a comprehensive review of research, including late-breaking advances dedicated to heart and lung disease, transplantation, mechanical support, and related innovative therapies. The list of presentations, workshops, and poster sessions featuring representatives from UPMC includes:

Saturday, April 24

SESSION SYMPOSIUM 05
6:51 p.m. Debate: We Can and Should Implant or Transplant without Social Support
Presented by: Mary Amanda Dew, PhD 

Monday, April 26

SESSION WORKSHOP 09 - Considering Sex and Race: Strategies for the Non-Typical Transplant Recipient
8:30 a.m. He/She/They: Gender Identity and Heart Transplant
Presented by: Morgan Faeder, MD, PhD 

Tuesday, April 27

SESSION 31 - ORAL: In The Beginning: Pre-Implant Characteristics and Management in Pediatric Heart Transplantation 
8:00 a.m. (65): HLA Eplet Mismatch Analysis of a Large Multi-Center Pediatric Heart Transplant Cohort: Not All Transplants are Immunologically Equal
Presented by: M. Mangiola, Marilyn Marrari, Carol Bentlejewski, J. Sadowskij, Dwayne Zern, Brian Feingold, MD, MS, FAHA, S.A. Webber, Adriana Zeevi, PhD, ABHI (D)

Wednesday, April 28

SESSION 14 – MINI ORAL: Pediatric Cardiac Potpourri 
10:20 a.m. (270): Impact of Institutional Routine Endomyocardial Surveillance Biopsy Practices on Rejection and Graft Survival in Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Presented by: S.Q. Duong, Y. Zhang, M. Hall, S. Hollander, C.W. Thurm, D. Bernstein, Brian Feingold, MD, MS, FAHA, J. Godown, C. Almond

Poster Sessions – Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

600 - Waitlist Weight Changes Impact Survival Following Heart Transplantation
Presented by: Nicholas R. Hess, MD, Gavin W. Hickey, MD, Ibrahim Sultan, MD, A. Kilic

Poster Sessions – Mechanical Circulatory Support

1070 - Impact of Gastrointestinal Bleeding Following LVAD Implant in a Destination Therapy Population
Presented by: J.D. Rich, S. Najjar, Mary Keebler, MD, C. Mahr, N.A. Mokadam, E.D. Feller, M. Kiernan

1087 - Upfront Impella 5.0 vs. Prior Mechanical Circulatory Support Use in Cardiogenic Shock: A Single Center Experience
Presented by: Michael J. Bashline, MD, O. Kola, A. Kilic, C. Sciortino, Catalin Toma, MD, Suresh Mulukutla, MD, Jeffrey A. Fowler, DO, Gavin W. Hickey, MD 

1122 - Prognostic Impact of Peri-Operative Thrombocytopenia on Outcomes of Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Presented by: Yeahwa Hong, MD, Brent Medoff, MD, Yisi Wang, MPH, Floyd W. Thoma, A. Kilic

1123 - Early Post-Operative Hyperlactatemia as a Prognostic Indicator for Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Presented by: Yeahwa Hong, MD, Chris Wynkoop, MD, Toby Zhu, MD, PhD, Yisi Wang, MPH, Floyd W. Thoma, A. Kilic

1129 - Outcomes of Systemic Anticoagulation with Bivalirudin for Impella 5.0
Presented by: Carly Fabrizio, MD, Marissa N. Levito, PharmD, Ryan Rivosecchi, PharmD, BCCCP, Michael J. Bashline, MD, Brittany Slocum, PharmD, BCCCP, A. Kilic, Gavin W. Hickey, MD, Jeffrey A. Fowler, DO, Edward T. Horn, PharmD, BCCCP 

Poster Sessions – Early Career Clinical Case Reports: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

1239 - Deferoxamine as a Treatment for Cardiac Siderosis Induced Cardiomyopathy Post Liver Transplantation
Presented by: Carly Fabrizio, MD, Gavin W. Hickey, MD, R. Ramani

Poster Sessions – Early Career Clinical Case Reports: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

1286 - Successful Eradication of De Novo C1q-Binding Donor-Specific Antibodies with Rituximab Monotherapy
Presented by: Kaveh Moghbeli, MD, Qingyong Xu, PhD, ABHI (D), Adriana Zeevi, PhD, ABHI (D), Matthew Ricks Morrell, MD

Poster Sessions – Early Career Clinical Case Reports: Mechanical Circulatory Support

1355 - Treatment of Anti-Body Mediated Rejection Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock with a Temporary Left Ventricular Assist Device as a Bridge to Recovery
Presented by: Carly Fabrizio, MD, Edward T. Horn, PharmD, BCCCP, Natalie R. Stokes, MD, Zachary J. Rhinehart, MD, Gavin W. Hickey, MD, Mary Keebler, MD

1356 - Parenteral Antiplatelet Agents in Three Patients Receiving VA-ECMO Support to Maintain Drug-Eluting Stent Patency
Presented by: B.M. Colvin, Ryan Rivosecchi, PharmD, BCCCP