UPMC Physicians and Researchers Present at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting

May 19, 2021

Experts from the UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh were well-represented during the American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting from May 15 to May 17. During this virtual meeting, physicians and researchers from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh shared their expertise in a range of cardiovascular conditions and procedures including cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, percutaneous coronary intervention, and aortic dissection. 

The complete list of presentations, workshops, and poster sessions featuring experts from UPMC includes:

Saturday, May 15

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

STEROID-SPARING AGENTS FOR RECURRENT PERICARDITIS COMPLICATED BY ATRIAL FLUTTER
Erin Schikowski, MD, Joshua Levenson, MD, Timothy Wong, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

JUST NOT ENOUGH : MODIFIED DUKE'S CRITERIA MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENT TO DIAGNOSE INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS IN PATIENTS POST TAVR
Kriti Lnu, Hemal Gada, MD, Mubashir Mumtaz, MD, Amit Vora, MD, UPMC Pinnacle, Harrisburg, PA, USA

11:30 – 11:40 a.m.

1032-15 - BLEEDING RISK ASSOCIATED WITH TRANSTHYRETIN CARDIAC AMYLOIDOSIS
Syed Bukhari, MD, Shumail Fatima, MD, Ricardo Nieves, Joseph Ibrahim, MD, Amy Brownell, CRNP, Prem Soman, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

1000-15 - IMPACT OF MEDICARE PAYMENT CHANGES ON TAVR ADOPTION
Hemal Gada, MD, Amit Vora, MD, Jennifer Williams, Bonnie Handke, Eric Barrette, Ian McCarthy, UPMC Pinnacle, Harrisburg, PA, USA

12:15 – 1 p.m. 

P-WAVE SIGNAL AVERAGED ECGREFERENCE VALUES, CLINICAL CORRELATES, AND HERITABILITY IN THE FRAMINGHAM HEART STUDY
Jelena Kornej, Jared Magnani, MD, Sarah R. Preis, Elsayed Soliman, Ludovic Trinquart, Darae Ko, Emelia Benjamin, Honghuang Lin, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, MA, USA

PREVALENCE OF ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION OR FRANK HYPOTENSION AFTER CAR-T HOSPITALIZATION
Ashish Patel, Joshua Levenson, MD, Jason Huang, Mounzer Agha, MD, Kathleen Dorritie, MD, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

12:45 – 12:55 p.m.

1075-05 - HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY MIMICKING AMYLOID CARDIOMYOPATHY
Syed Bukhari, Ricardo Nieves, Shumail Fatima, MD, Arun Iyer, MD, Prem Soman, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

1:15 – 2 p.m. 

INCREASED RISK OF CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN MODERATE AORTIC STENOSIS PATIENTS
Hemal Gada, MD, Amit Vora, MD, Basel Ramlawi, Miguel Sotelo, Loren Wagner, Chris Rogers, Logan Brigman, Daniel O'Hair, Kohli Navjot, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN OUTCOMES IN CARDIOMYOPATHY PATIENTS
Shazli Khan, Suresh Mulukutla, MD, Floyd Thoma, Sandeep Jain, MD, Samir Saba, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

RACE-SPECIFIC PHENOTYPIC AND GENOTYPIC COMPARISON OF PATIENTS WITH TRANSTHYRETIN CARDIAC AMYLOIDOSIS
Syed Bukhari, Shumail Fatima, MD, Amy Brownell, CRNP, Yvonne S. Eisele, Prem Soman, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

EFFECT OF RACE ON HOSPITALIZATIONS AND MORTALITY IN PH-HFPEF: DISPARITIES PERSIST AFTER ADJUSTMENT FOR NEIGHBORHOOD DEPRIVATION
Erin Schikowski, Adam Handen, Ellen Kinnee, Jane E. Clougherty, Mehdi Nouraie, Stephen Chan, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA, USA

3:45 – 3:55 p.m. 

1034-03 - ROLE AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF CUB-DOMAIN CONTAINING PROTEIN 1 (CDCP1) IN DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY
Min Wang, Duan Liu, Vishakantha Murthy, Thanh Thanh Nguyen, Do Young Lim, Runqing Huang, Dennis McNamara, MD, MS, Michelle Skime, Anthony Batzler, Gregory Jenkins, Simona Barlera, Silvana Pileggi, Luisa Mestroni, Marco Merlo, Florence Pinet, Pascal de Groote, Jordan Miller, Richard Weinshilboum, Naveen Pereira, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. 

PRIMARY REPAIR FOR SYMPTOMATIC NEONATES WITH TETRALOGY OF FALLOT IS ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED 18-MONTH COSTS COMPARED TO STAGED REPAIR:RESULTS OF AN ANALYSIS LINKING DATA FROM THE CONGENITAL CARDIAC RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE INFANT TETRALOGY OF FALLOT STUDY AND PEDIATRIC HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS DATABASE
Michael L. O'Byrne, Andrew Glatz, Yuan-shung Huang, Michael S. Kelleman, Christopher Petit, Athar Qureshi, Shabana Shahanavaz, George Nicholson, Sarosh Batlivala, Jeffery Meadows, Jeffrey Zampi, Mark Law, Jennifer Romano, Christopher Mascio, Paul Chai, Shiraz Maskatia, Ivor Astzalos, Asaad Beshish, Joelle Pettus, Amy L. Pajk, Steven Healan, Lindsay Eilers, Taylor Merritt, Courtney McCracken, Bryan Goldstein, MD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

4:15 – 4:25 p.m. 

1005-07 - NATIONWIDE TRENDS IN AORTIC DISSECTION: A 10-YEAR ANALYSIS
James Brown, Bushra Usmani, George Arnaoutakis, Derek Serna-Gallegos, MD, Konstadinos Plestis, Syed Mahmood Shah, MD, Forozan Navid, MD, Courtenay Dunn-Lewis, Ibrahim Sultan, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

TIMING IS EVERYTHING: CONSEQUENCES OF DELAYED CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE DIAGNOSIS
Tiffany Brazile, Allexa Hammond, Abdallah Bukari, MD, Jennifer Kliner, CRNP, Joshua Levenson, MD,  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Sunday, May 16

12:15 – 1 p.m.

CARDIONERDS NARRATIVES IN CARDIOLOGY- PROMOTING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Zarina Sharalaya, Kathryn Berlacher, MD, Nosheen Reza, Norrisa Haynes, Pablo Sanchez, MD, Daniel Ambinder, Amit Goyal, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

1:22 – 1:30 p.m. 

903-12 - CHANGING IN-HOSPITAL PERMANENT PACEMAKER IMPLANTATION RATES IN THE TVT-REGISTRY
James Harvey, Michael Reardon, Steven Yakubov, Kendra Grubb, Paul Mahoney, Stanley Chetcuti, Paul Sorajja, Joshua Rovin, Fang Liu, Hemal Gada, MD, WellSpan Health, York, PA, USA

2 – 3:30 p.m. 

679-05 - Panelist
Bryan H. Goldstein, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

4:00 – 4:10 p.m. 

1095-05 - CHARACTERISTICS OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION AND EARLY PRESENTATION AFTER PREGNANCY AMONG WOMEN WITH PRIOR ADVERSE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES
Malamo Countouris, MD, Agnes Koczo, Harmony Reynolds, Anais Hausvater, Suresh Mulukutla, MD, Janet Catov, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

4:15 – 4:25 p.m.

1082-07 - THE PERFECT STORM: HYPERCOAGULABILITY, STRUCTURALLY ABNORMAL HEART, AND CORONARY EMBOLISM
Ricardo Nieves, Syed Bukhari, Joseph Ibrahim, Jeffrey Fowler, DO, Ravi Ramani, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Monday, May 17

8:42 – 8:52 a.m.

911-10 - OUTCOMES OF SECUNDUM ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE WITH THE NEW GORE CARDIOFORM ASD OCCLUDER- RESULTS FROM THE CONTINUED ACCESS GORE ASSURED CLINICAL TRIAL
Athar M. Qureshi, Robert Sommer, Gareth Morgan, Robert Gray, Barry Love, Bryan Goldstein, MD, Lissa Sugeng, Matthew Gillespie, Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

744-01 - Co-Chair
Michael A. Mathier, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

910-01 - Co-Chair
Kathryn L. Berlacher, MD 
Pittsburgh, PA

MULTIPARITY ADVERSELY IMPACTS MYOCARDIAL REMODELING IN A MURINE SARCOMERIC CARDIOMYOPATHY MODEL
Puneeth Shridhar, Michael S. Glennon, Soumojit Pal, Sidney L. Satterfield, Jason R. Becker, MD, University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

12:15 – 1 p.m.

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN GUIDELINE DIRECTED STATIN IMPLEMENTATION AND CARDIOVASCULAR OUTCOMES: INSIGHTS FROM A REAL WORLD PRIMARY PREVENTION COHORT
Anum Saeed, Jianhui Zhu, Floyd Thoma, Emily Guhl, Oscar Marroquin, MD, Aliza Hussain, Nosheen Reza, Khurram Nasir, Salim Virani, AJ Conrad Smith, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Suresh Mulukutla, MD, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

1:15 – 2 p.m. 

CHARACTERISTICS AND OUTCOMES OF CHRONIC TOTAL OCCLUSION (CTO) PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION (PCI) ACCORDING TO RACE, INSIGHTS FROM THE PROGRESS-CTO REGISTRY
Evangelia Vemmou, Khaldoon Alaswad, Jaikirshan Khatri, Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, Ehtisham Mahmud, Anthony Doing, Philip Dattilo, Michael Koutouzis, Ioannis Tsiafoutis, Barry Uretsky, Catalin Toma, MD, Basem Elbarouni, Michael Love, Wissam Jaber, Habib Samady, Brian Jefferson, Taral Patel, Nidal Abi-Rafeh, Bavana Rangan, Ilias Nikolakopoulos, Judit Karacsonyi, Santiago Garcia, M. Nicholas Burke, Courtney Baechler, Emmanouil Brilakis, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Monday, May 24

8 – 9:15 a.m. 

785-05 - Debate: All Anatomically Suitable SSVDs Should be Treated Percutaneously (Pro)
Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

639-08 - Providing Quality Care for Rural Cardiac Patients
Jared Magnani, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

8 – 9:30 a.m. 

730-07 - Case Presentation
Malamo Countouris, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

8 – 9:30 a.m.

730-09 - Case Continuation
Malamo Countouris, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

8 – 9:30 a.m.

730-12 - Case Continuation: Long term follow up when patient comes back to office 2 years later for preconception counseling
Malamo Countouris, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

LONG-TERM OUTCOMES OF PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION IN PATIENTS WITH PRIOR CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING
Stephen Broughton, Ahmet Sezer, Suresh Mulukutla, Arman Kilic, Catalin Toma, Dustin Kliner, Danny Chu, Ibrahim Sultan, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA