UPMC Physicians and Researchers Present at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2021

November 30, 2021

Experts from the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute are at the forefront of research and innovation in cardiovascular medicine. During the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2021 from Nov. 13-15, UPMC experts shared their expertise in various topics including adult cardiac surgery, electrophysiology, heart failure, and vascular disease. 

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

On Demand Sessions

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Cardiovascular Care Quality and Delivery
COVID19 Pandemic and Cardiac Telehealth: Promises and Pitfalls
Presented by: Ritu Thamman, MD, FASE, FACC

Cardio-Obstetrics: From Pre-Conception to the Fourth Trimester
Genetic Testing in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Presented by: Dennis McNamara, MD

Hot Topics in CVD Geroscience From Cell(ular) to Cell(phone): What Do We Know and Where Are We Going?
Moderator: Daniel E. Forman, MD

Transformation From Heart Failure to Heart Success Across the Lifespan
Moderator: Brian Feingold, MD, MS, FAHA

Cardio-Obstetrics… And Cardio-Andrology??
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Presented by: Dennis McNamara, MD

Circulation: Innovation in Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Presented by: Amber Johnson, MD

The Menopausal Transition and Cardiovascular Disease (Based on a Recent AHA Scientific Statement)
What Cardiologists Need to Know About the Effects of Menopause on Sleep, Weight, Hormones and Mood Disorders
Presented by: Amber Johnson, MD

Laennec Clinician-Educator Award & Lecture/ Laennec Fellow in Training (Fit) Clinician Award Competition
Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathies: Four Decades of Progress
Presented by: N. A. Mark Estes III, MD

Elaine W. Raines Early Career Investigator Award Competition
Presented by: Cynthia St. Hilaire, PhD, FAHA

New Horizons in Cardioprotection: Novel Molecular Targets
Moderator: Iain Scott, PhD

Young Hearts Early Career Investigator Competition
Isosorbide Dinitrate Effect May Improve Exercise Tolerance, Venous Pressure and Liver Stiffness in Patients With Fontan Circulation (The NEET Clinical Trial)
Presented by: Amee M Bigelow, Nationwide Children's Hosp, Columbus, OH; Kyle W Riggs, Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY; David LS Morales, Adam M Lubert, Cincinnati Children's Hosp, Cincinnati, OH; Haleh C Heydarian, CINCINNATI CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, Cincinnati, OH; Jonathan R Dillman, Andrew T Trout, Cincinnati Children's Hosp, Cincinnati, OH; Alexander R Opotowsky, OH; David S Cooper, Yu L Wang, OH, Cincinnati, OH; Clifford Chin, CINCINNATI CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, Cincinnati, OH; Joseph J Palermo, CINCINNATI CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, Cincinnati, OH, Cincinnati, OH; Gruschen R Veldtman, 7.Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service and Univ of Glasgow Inst of Cardiovascular Med and Sciences, Glasgow, United Kingdom; Nicholas J Ollberding, CCHMC, Cincinnati, OH; Wayne A Mays, CINCINNATI CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, Cincinnati, OH; Tarek Alsaied, UPMC CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, Pittsburgh, PA

Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award for Early Career Investigators in Training Competition
Association of Race and Ethnicity and Anticoagulation in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Dually Enrolled in Va and Medicare: Effects of Medicare Part D on the Equity of Prescribing
Presented by: Utibe R. Essien, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA; Nadejda Kim, Jared W Magnani, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Chester Good, Terrence Litam, Leslie Hausmann, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA; Maria Mor, Pittsburgh, PA; Walid Gellad, Pittsburgh, PA, pittsburgh, PA; Michael J Fine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA

Cardiovascular Surgery, Education and Academia
Outcomes of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement at Teaching versus Non Teaching Hospitals in the United States
Presented by: James Brown, MD; Derek Serna Gallegos, MD; Hemal Gada, MD; Dustin Kliner, MD; Catalin Toma, MD; Saurabh Sanon, MD; Ibrahim Sultan, MD

Young in Age, Old at Heart: Emerging Concepts for Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in the Young
Mortality, Hospitalization, and Cardiac Interventions in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Younger Than 65 Years
Presented by: Aditya Bhonsale, Univ of Pittsburgh Med Cen, Pittsburgh, PA; Jianhui Zhu, Pittsburgh, PA; Floyd W Thoma, UPMC PRESBYTERIAN-SHADYSIDE, Pittsburgh, PA; Krishna Kancharla, Andrew Voigt, Univ of Pittsburgh Med Cen, Pittsburgh, PA; Jared W Magnani, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; N A Estes III, Samir Saba, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Suresh Raghu Mulukutla, Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Sandeep Jain, UNIV PITTSBURGH, Wexford, PA

Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Health
Income and Antiplatelet Adherence Following Acute Coronary Syndrome: An Administrative Claims Analysis
Presented by: Anna R Larosa, Gretchen Swabe, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Jared W Magnani, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA

Prognostic Indicators and Management of Hf
Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Mavacamten in Patients with Non-Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Interim Results from the MAVERICK-LTE Cohort of the MAVA-LTE Study
Presented by: Anjali Owens, Univ of Pennsylvania Perelman Sch of Med, Philadelphia, PA; Mark V. Sherrid, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY; Timothy C. Wong, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Richard G. Bach, Washington Univ Sch of Med, St. Louis, MO; Omar Wever-Pinzon, Univ of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Marzia Rigolli, Ganesh Balaratnam, Grace Ma, Matthew E. Mealiffe, Jay M. Edelberg, MyoKardia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb, Brisbane, CA; Neal K. Lakdawala, Brigham and Women's Hosp, Boston, MA; Ahmad Masri, Oregon Health & Science Univ, Portland, OR; Andrew Wang, Duke Univ Sch of Med, Durham, NC

Identifying Risk and Saving Life and Limb in Patients With Pad
Effect of Low vs. High Home-Based Walking Exercise on Physical Activity in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease: The Lite Randomized Clinical Trial
Presented by: Joshua Slysz, Northwestern Univ, Chicago, IL; Bonnie Spring, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL; W. Jack Rejeski, Todd Manini, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL, Winston-Salem, NC; Jack Guralnik, Univ of Maryland, Baltimore, Edgewater, MD; Daniel E Forman, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Lu Tian, Stanford Univ, Palo Alto, CA; Lihui Zhao, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL; Dongxue Zhang, Northwestern Univ, Chicago, IL; Mary M McDermott, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL

Heart Failure and Transplantation in the Pediatric Population
Congenital Heart Disease Classification Improves SRTR Risk Estimation of Waitlist and Early Post-Transplant Mortality for Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Presented by: Ryan J Butts, Childrens Medical Ctr of Dallas, Dallas, TX; James Kirklin, Ryan Cantor, Univ of Alabama at Birmingham, Madison, AL; Hong Zhao, AL; Byron Jaeger, UAB, Birmingham, AL; Deipanjan Nandi, Nationwide Children's Hosp, Columbus, OH; Scott R Auerbach, CHILDRENS HOSPITAL COLORADO, Aurora, CO; Emile Jean St-Michele, Hosp for SickKids, Toronto, ON, Canada; Kurt Schumacher, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI; Shawn C WEST, CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Jennifer Conway, Stollery Children's Hosp, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Leah K Toombs, Children's Medical Ctr of Dallas, Dallas, TX; David M Peng, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Frontiers in Thrombosis: Genetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Calcification
Junior Social Media Moderator: Cynthia St. Hilaire, PhD, FAHA

Saturday, Nov. 13

Outcomes in Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology
Moderator: Bryan Goldstein, MD, MS, FAHA
Patent Ductus Arteriosus Stent versus Blalock-Thomas-Taussig Shunt for Initial Palliation of Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease with Ductal Dependent Pulmonary Blood Flow: Results of a Meta-Analysis
Presented by: Stephanie Y Tseng, Cincinnati Children's Hosp, Cincinnati, OH; Vien Truong, The Christ Hosp Health Network, Cincinnati, OH, OH; Daniel Peck, Cincinnati Children's Hosp, Cincinnati, OH; Sneha Kandi, Northwest Ohio Sch of Med; Samuel Brayer, Cincinnati Children's Hosp, Cincinnati, OH; Don P Jason III, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Wojciech Mazur, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Cincinnati, OH; Garick D Hill, Cincinnati Children's Hosp, Cincinnati, OH; Awais Ashfaq, Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Inst, St. Petersburg, FL; Bryan H Goldstein, Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Tarek Alsaied, UPMC Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

All About AF Ablation
Impact of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation on Recurrent Cardiovascular Hospitalizations
Presented by: Amr F Barakat, Univ of Pittsburgh, Wexford, PA; Ann Canterbury, Suresh Mulukutla, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Floyd W Thoma, UPMC PRESBYTERIAN-SHADYSIDE, Pittsburgh, PA; ahmet sezer, UPMC PRESBYTERIAN-SHADYSIDE, Pittsburgh, PA, sewickley, PA; Aditya Bhonsale, Krishna Kancharla, Univ of Pittsburgh Med Cen, Pittsburgh, PA; Andrew Voigt, Pittsburgh, PA; N A Estes III, Samir Saba, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Sandeep Jain, UNIV PITTSBURGH, Wexford, PA

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Failure: New Insights and Future Directions
Key Value of Inspiratory Muscle Performance and Training in a Home-Based Program to Improve Functional Capacity in Older Heart Failure Patients
Presented by: Rohan Vipulkumar Shah, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Lawrence P Cahalin, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, Coral Gables, FL; Jacob M Haus, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Kelly Allsup, VA Boston Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA; Amanda Delligatti, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA; James Kostra II, Wolf Cody, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Daniel J Gottlieb, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA; Thomas Byard, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Daniel E Forman, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA

Endothelial Function and Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling
ACTN4 Regulates HLA-DPA1-Related Pulmonary Endothelial Pathophenotypes in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Through Allele-Specific Binding to Functional SNP rs9277336
Presented by: Neha Hafeez, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Wei Sun, Danli Jiang, Pittsburgh, PA; Ting Wu, Anna Kirillova, Gang Li, Stephen Y Chan, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA

Machine Learning and Computational Insights in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and RV Failure
Post-GWAS Functional Genomics Analysis of CBLN2 Locus to Define the Pathogenic Role of CUX1 in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Presented by: Wei Sun, Danli Jiang, Ting Wu, Meijuan Zou, Gang Li, Stephen Y Chan, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA

Echocardiography: Emerging and New Technologies
Studying Sonoporation-Induced Drug Payload Penetration Beyond the Blood-Brain Barrier Using Multi-Cellular Human Brain Spheroids
Presented by: Anurag N Paranjape, Leonardo D’Aiuto, Wenxiao Zheng, Thiruganesh Ramasamy, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Xucai Chen, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Flordeliza S Villanueva, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Innovative Approaches to Assessment and Intervention
The Role of Machine Learning-Based Decision Support Tools for Diagnosing and Assessing Congenital Heart Disease
Presented by: Stephanie Helman, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Elizabeth Herrup, Adam Christopher, UPMC Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Salah S Al-Zaiti, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA

New Clinical Insights in Pulmonary Hypertension: Devices, Endpoints, and Exposures
Oral Iron Supplementation is Associated With Lower Pulmonary Vascular Resistance in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension and Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
Presented by: Yicheng Tang, Ashish B Patel, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Haris Rahman, Univ of Pittsburgh Sch of Med, Pittsburgh, PA; Sae K Jang, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Adam Handen, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Gavin W Hickey, Neil Kelly, Stephen Y Chan, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Clinical Case Competition Silver Award Cases
Amiodarone For Atrial Fibrillation In The Setting Of Cardiogenic Shock And Thyroid Storm
Presented by: Ashish Patel, Sae Jang, Samir Saba, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Primary Hyperaldosteronism And Resistant Hypertension In Pregnancy
Presented by: Agnes Koczo, Malamo E Countouris, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Alisse Hauspurg, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Kathryn Berlacher, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA

ReSS Moderated Digital Poster Session: Long-term Outcomes
Rehabilitation Reduces Depression After Cardiac Arrest
Presented by: Katharyn L Flickinger, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Melissa Repine, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Kara Deliman, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Elizabeth R Skidmore, UNIVERSITY PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Jon Rittenberger, Guthrie Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, PA; Jonathan D Ledyard, UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA; Adam N Frisch, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Clifton W CALLAWAY, UNIVERSITY PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Jonathan Elmer, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Navigating Parenthood During Fellowship
Panel Participant: Kathryn Berlacher, MD, MS

Novel Prognostic Indicators in Heart Failure
Urine Albumin to Creatinine Ratio on Admission Predicts Early Rehospitalization in Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Presented by: Yuki Matsumoto, Hyogo Coll of Med, Nishinomiya-shi; Masanori Asakura, Hyogo Coll of Med, Hyogo, Japan; Kyung-Duk Min, Hyogo Coll of Med, Nishinomiya-shi, Japan; Isamu Sunayama, Hyogo Coll of Med, Nishinomiya-shi, Japan, Nishinomiya-shi, Japan; Kouhei Azuma, Koichi Nishimura, Hyogo Coll of Med, Nishinomiya-shi, Japan; Yoshiro Naito, HYOGO COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, Nishinomiya, Japan; Akiko Goda, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ce, Pittsburgh, PA; Masaharu Ishihara, HYOGO COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, Nishinomiya

Breakthroughs in Cardiovascular and Renal Research
TEAD1 is a Novel Regulator of NRF2 and Oxidative Stress Response in Cardiomyocytes
Presented by: Rajaganapathi Jagannathan, Jeongkyung Lee, Ruya Liu, Evan Devallance, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; ping yang, university of pittsburgh, pittsburgh, PA; Vinny Negi, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; FENG LI, Univ of Pittsburgh, PITTSBURGH, PA; Patrick J Pagano, UNIVERSITY PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Vijay Yechoor, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Mousumi Moulik, UPMC Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Cutting-Edge Technology in Echocardiography
STAT3 ASO-Loaded Microbubbles With Pulsed Ultrasound for Enhanced Therapeutic Effect in Head and Neck Tumors
Presented by: Thiruganesh Ramasamy, Xucai Chen, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Daniel E Johnson, Jennifer Grandis, Univ of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Flordeliza S Villanueva, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Dietary Practices to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
Short-Term Low-Saturated Fat Diet Compared to High-Saturated Fat Diet in Patients with Hypertriglyceridemia: Lipids and Lipoproteins Associated with Monocyte Phenotypic Changes
Presented by: zeqin lian, Baylor Coll of Med, houston, TX; Xiaoyuan Perrard, Houston, TX; Antu Antony, Baylor Coll of Med, Houston, TX; Xiaoyuan Perrard, Hangzhou First People's Hosp, Hangzhou, Zhejiang; Anum Saeed, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Xiaoming Jia, BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, Houston, TX; Aliza Hussain, Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston, TX; Ron C Hoogeveen, BAYLOR COLLEGE MEDICINE, Houston, TX; Christie M Ballantyne, BAYLOR COLLEGE MEDICINE, Houston, TX; Huaizhu Wu, BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, Houston, TX; Veronica OBrien, BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, Houston, TX, Lubbock, TX; Lu Xu, Baylor Coll of Med, Houston, TX; Bingqian Zhang, Baylor Coll of Med, Houston, TX, Houston, TX

Sustained Maximal Inspiratory Pressure: A Novel Measure of Inspiratory Muscle Performance and Its Relationship to Physiology and Function in Heart Failure
Presented by: Rohan Vipulkumar Shah, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Lawrence P Cahalin, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, Coral Gables, FL; Jacob M Haus, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Kelly Allsup, Amanda Delligatti, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA; James Kostra, Pittsburgh, PA; Daniel J Gottlieb, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA; Cody Wolf, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Thomas Byard, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System; Daniel E Forman, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA

Thoracic Aortic Disease
The Impact of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm versus Dissection on Postoperative Outcomes After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
Presented by: James Brown, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Derek Serna-Gallegos, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Edgar Aranda-Michel, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Sarah Yousef, Yisi Wang, Forozan Navid, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Courtenay Dunn-Lewis, Ibrahim A Sultan, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Abstracts From the Vascular Wall of Fame, Part II
Exercise Intensity, Minutes Walked for Exercise, and Improved Walk Performance in Peripheral Artery Disease: The Lite Randomized Clinical Trial
Presented by: Joshua Slysz, Northwestern Univ, Chicago, IL; Bonnie Spring, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL; W. Jack Rejeski, Todd Manini, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL, Winston-Salem, NC; Jack Guralnik, Univ of Maryland, Baltimore, Edgewater, MD; Daniel E Forman, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Lu Tian, Stanford Univ, Palo Alto, CA; Lihui Zhao, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL; Dongxue Zhang, Northwestern Univ, Chicago, IL; Mary M McDermott, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL

Pediatric Cardiac Genetics and Bioengineering
Serum Neural Biomarkers and Neuroimaging Markers in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
Presented by: Jiuann-huey I Lin, Lauren Lorenzi-Quigley, CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Tracy Baust, Pittsburgh, PA; Ashok Panigraphy, Vincent Lee, Joan Sanchez-De-Toledo, CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA

Matching Into Cardiology Fellowship: The Inside Scoop From Program Directors and AHA Fits
Moderator: Agnes Koczo, MD

Endothelium, Inflammation and Vascular Dysfunction
Role of Line-1 Retrotransposition in Atherosclerosis
Presented by: Andres Pulgarin, VMI, Pittsburgh, PA; Rolando A Cuevas, Cynthia St Hilaire, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Dennis Bruemmer, Cleveland Clinic Fndn, Cleveland, OH; Imad Al Ghouleh, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA

Mitochondrial and Metabolic Regulation of Pulmonary Vascular Disease
mitoTEMPO Improves Expression of Pulmonary Artery Soluble Guanylate Cyclase β1 and Lowers Exercise Associated Elevations in Pulmonary Artery Pressures in a Rat Model of Combined Pre- and Post-Capillary Pulmonary Hypertension
Presented by: Georgios Triantafyllou, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Taijyu Satoh, Tohoku Univ, Sendai; Charles F MCTIERNAN, UNIVERSITY PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Sruti Shiva, UNIVERSITY PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh, PA; Adam C Straub, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Mark T Gladwin, UNIVERSITY PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA

Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Syndromic Neonates With Symptomatic Tetralogy of Fallot Have Lower Early Mortality With Staged Repair Compared to Primary Repair
Presented by: Teresa M. Lee, Columbia Univ, New York, NY; Andrew C Glatz, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia, Swarthmore, PA; Christopher J Petit, Columbia Univ, New York, NY; Bryan H Goldstein, Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Athar Mahmood Qureshi, Texas Childrens Hosp, Houston, TX; George Nicholson, Texas Childrens Hosp, Houston, TX, Nashville, TN; Mark A Law, UAB, Birmingham, AL; Jeffrey Meadows, Univ of California, San Francisco; Jeffrey Zampi, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Jennifer Romano, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HOSPITAL, Ann Arbor, MI; Christopher Mascio, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Shabana Shahanavaz, Asaad Beshish, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST LOUIS, Saint Louis, MO; Shiraz A Maskatia, Stanford Univ Medical Sch, Palo Alto, CA; Sarosh P Batlivala, Cincinnati Children's Hosp, Cincinnati, OH; Joelle Pettus, Cincinnati Children's Hosp, Cincinnati, OH, Atlanta, GA; Michael Kelleman, Emory Univ Sch of Med, Atlanta, GA; Courtney McCracken, Emory Univ, Atlanta, GA; Wendy Chung, Columbia Univ, New York, NY

3CPR Speed Mentoring
Mentor Group 2
Presented by: Stephan Y. Chan, MD, PhD

Surviving in the Early Career: Transitions to Outside Academia
Moderator: Cynthia St. Hilaire, PhD, FAHA

Sunday, Nov. 14

Health Equity and Environmental Influences in CVD Health
The Epidemiology of Race- and Sex-Specific Hospitalizations for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Presented by: Shimena R Li, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Katherine Moll Reitz, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Lucine Gabriel, Univ of Pittsburgh Sch of Med, Pittsburgh, PA; Amanda R Phillips, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Paula K Shireman, U TEXAS HSC SAN ANTONIO, San Antonio, TX; Mohammad Eslami, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Tzeng Edith, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA

Echocardiography: Latest Technological Advances
Development of an in vitro System to Study Mechanisms of Ultrasound-Targeted Microbubble Cavitation-Mediated Blood Brain Barrier Opening
Presented by: Grace E Conway, Anurag Paranjape, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Xucai Chen, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Flordeliza S Villanueva, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Imaging, Deep Learning and Computational Insights Into Pulmonary Hypertension
Functional Brain Imaging Reveals Decreased Cerebellar Volume and Altered Brain Connectivity in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Presented by: Timothy S Kim, Theodore Huppert, Omolara Fatukasi, Yassmin Al Aaraj, Timothy Girard, Joseph Mettenburg, James Becker, Mehdi Nouraie, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Stephen Y Chan, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA

Mental Health and Cardiovascular Disease
Panel Participant: Jared Magnani, MD, MS

Myocardial Infarction Among Women: Risks and Outcomes 
Telephone-Based Stress Management in Women with Myocardial Infarction: Findings from the Go Red for Women Strategically Focused Research Network
Presented by: Tanya M Spruill, NYU GROSSMAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, New York, NY; Chorong Park, Vanderbilt Univ, Nashville, TN; Jolaade Kalinowski, Univ of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Amanda J Shallcross, NYU GROSSMAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, New York, NY; Pallavi Visvanathan, Manhattan Ctr for Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, New York, NY; Milla E Arabadjian, Olivia O'Hare, NYU Rory Meyers Coll of Nursing, New York, NY; Nathaniel R Smilowitz, Anais Hausvater, Sripal Bangalore, Yuhe Xia, Hua Zhong, Ellen Hada, NYU GROSSMAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, New York, NY; Ki Park, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Catalin Toma, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Puja K Mehta, EMORY UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA; Laxmi S Mehta, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Powell, OH; Janet Wei, CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER, Los Angeles, CA; Dwithiya Thomas, St. Luke's Univ Health Network, Bethlehem, PA; Bina Ahmed, St. Luke's Univ Health Network, Bethlehem, PA, CA; Kevin Marzo, NYU Langone Hosp - Long Island, Mineola, NY; Jeffrey Trost, Johns Hopkins Sch of Med, Baltimore, MD; Kevin R Bainey, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Bryan Har, Univ of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; Victoria V Dickson, NYU Rory Meyers Coll of Nursing, New York, NY; Gbenga Ogedegbe, Jeffrey S Berger, Judith S Hochman, Harmony R Reynolds, NYU GROSSMAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, New York, NY

Health Tech Posters II
Clinical Results of a Novel Chest-Based Wearable During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery for Real-Time Remote Monitoring
Presented by: Alexi Charalambides, Rohith Krishnan Pillai, Maahin Beri, Jesse Carpenter, Brian Stancil, Lifeware Labs, Pittsburgh, PA; Carmel Majidi, Philip Leduc, Carnegie Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh, PA; Louis Rauso, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Dustin Kliner, Univ of Pittsburgh Med Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Derek Serna-Gallegos, Catalin Toma, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ce, Pittsburgh, PA; Saurabh Sanon, Ibrahim Sultan, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Current Topics Microcirculatory and Peripheral Vascular Biology
Phase Shift Microbubbles for the Treatment of Microvascular Obstruction
Presented by: Soheb Anwar Mohammed, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Xucai Chen, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Maria Fernanda F Acosta, Dillon Hanrahan, Evan C Unger, Emmanuelle J MEUILLET, Microvascular Therapeutics, Tucson, AZ; John Pacella, UNIV PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA

Non-Coronary Vascular Therapies: From Head to Toe
Racial Disparity in Patients Undergoing Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections
Presented by: Derek R Serna-Gallegos, Edgar Aranda-Michel, James Brown, Sarah Yousef, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Yisi Wang, Pittsburgh, PA; forozan navid, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA

Sex Differences on Clinical Outcomes After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
Presented by: Sarah Yousef, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; James Brown, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Derek Serna-Gallegos, Yisi Wang, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Courtenay Dunn-Lewis, Ibrahim Sultan, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, Nov. 15

Becoming an Innovator: Careers in Health Tech 
Moderator: Anum Saeed, MD

Blank Page to Center Stage: Tips for Scientific Writing & a Successful Research Career
Moderator: Anum Saeed, MD

Pericardial Disease and Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
Physical Activity in Individuals With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Baseline Data From the Prospective 'Lifestyle and Exercise in Hcm' (live-hcm) Study
Presented by: Rachel Lampert, YALE SCH OF MEDICINE, New Haven, CT; Michael John Ackerman, MAYO CLINIC, Rochester, MN; Bradley S Marino, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Matthew Burg, Yale Sch of Med, West Haven, CT; Barbara Ainsworth, Arizona State Univ, Phoenix, AZ; Lisa Salberg, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Assoc., Denville, NJ; Maite Tome, St George's, London, United Kingdom; Seshadri Balaji II, OREGON HEALTH SCIENCE UNIVERSITY, Portland, OR; Carolyn Ho, BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, Boston, MA; Richard J Czosek, CINCINNATI CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, Cincinnati, OH; Cynthia James, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, Baltimore, MD; Michael Emery, Cleveland Clinic, OH; Robert Cooper, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hosp, Liverpool; Johan Bos, Mayo Clinic Coll of Med, Rochester, MN; Jeffrey B Geske, MAYO CLINIC, Rochester, MN; Lubna Choudhury, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL; Susan P Etheridge, PCOS ECCLES BULIDING, Salt Lake Cty, UT; Ashwin K Lal, U of Utah Primary Children's Hos, Salt Lake City, UT; James Simon Ware, Imperial Coll London, London; Anne M Dubin, STANFORD UNIV SCHOOL MEDICINE, Palo Alto, CA; Belinda Gray, Royal Prince Alfred Hosp, Camperdown, Australia; Silvana M Molossi, BCM TEXAS CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, Houston, TX; Martin S Maron, TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER, Boston, MA; Sara Saberi, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Daniel L Jacoby, Yale Sch of Med, New Haven, CT; Benjamin W Eidem, MAYO CLINIC COLLEGE MEDICINE, Rochester, MN; Kimberly Harmon, U Washington, Seattle, WA; E Kevin Hall, YALE SCH OF MEDICINE, New Haven, CT; Brian Olshansky, YALE SCH OF MEDICINE, New Haven, CT, Iowa City, IA; Mark S Link, UTSouthwestern Medical Ctr, Dallas, TX; Ian Law, U Iowa, IA; Elizabeth V Saarel, St. Luke's Medical Ctr, Meridian, ID; N A Estes III, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Barry Maron, Tufts New England Medical Ctr, MA; David S Cannom, Keck Med of USC, Los Angeles, CA; Fangyong Li, YCAS, New Haven, United States Minor Outlying Islands; Kaylie Briske, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Laura Simone, Cheryl Barth, Yale Univ, New Haven, CT; Maryann Concannon, Univ of Michigan Hosp, Ann Arbor, MI; Sharlene Day, Univ of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease II
Hemodynamic Parameters Deteriorate Over Time, and Relate to Adverse Clinical Outcomes, in Children and Adults with Fontan Circulation
Presented by: Ryan Halickman, Alexandra Erdmann, Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Sara Trucco, Jacqueline Kreutzer, Childrens Hosp Pittsburgh of Upmc, Pittsburgh, PA; Michael D Seckeler, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Tarek Alsaied, Bryan H Goldstein, Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Absent Ductus Arteriosus in Relatively Common in Neonates With Symptomatic Tetralogy of Fallot, and Rarely Associated with Critically Deficient Pulmonary Blood Flow at Birth
Presented by: Shiraz A Maskatia, Stanford Univ Medical Sch, Palo Alto, CA; Andrew C Glatz, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia, Swarthmore, PA; Bryan H Goldstein, Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Athar Mahmood Qureshi, Texas Childrens Hosp, Houston, TX; Jeffrey Zampi, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Courtney McCracken, Emory Univ, Atlanta, GA; Michael Kelleman, Emory Univ Sch of Med, Atlanta, GA; George Nicholson, Vanderbilt Univ Medical Cente, Nashville, TN; Jeffery J Meadows, Shabana Shahanavaz, UCSF, San Francisco, CA; Mark A Law, UAB, Birmingham, AL; Sarosh P Batlivala, Cincinnati Children's Hosp, Cincinnati, OH; Joelle Pettus, Cincinnati Children's Hosp, Cincinnati, OH, Atlanta, GA; Christopher Mascio, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Paul Chai, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Atlanta, GA; Jennifer Romano, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HOSPITAL, Ann Arbor, MI; Ivor Asztalos, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Amy Pajk, Asaad Beshish, Cincinnati Children's Hosp, Cincinnati, OH; Christopher J Petit, Columbia Univ, New York, NY

Functional Genomic Studies in Vascular, Myocardial and Metabolic Disease
Post-GWAS Functional Analysis of the CDKN2A/B Locus Identifies CUX1 as a Regulator of Endothelial Senescence by Modulating the CAD-Associated p16INK4A Expression
Presented by: Gang Li, PhD

Aging in Tandem: The Heart and Brain Connection
Association of Mid-Life Cardiovascular Disease and Late-Life Alzheimer's Disease Pathology: Insights From Heart Score Study
Presented by: Anum Saeed, Yue-Fang Chang, UPMC, PA; Oscar L Lopez, Presbyterian Univ Hospital; Steven Reis, UNIVERSITY PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA; Ann D Cohen, UPMC

Enhancing Geroscience in Cardiovascular Disease From Cellular to Population Levels
Cardiologists’ Knowledge and Attitude Toward Geriatric Cardiology Training
Presented by: Maha A Alfaraidhy, Jessica P Brown, Univ of Maryland SOM, Baltimore, MD; Brock A Beamer, Jacob B Blumenthal, Univ of Maryland SOM, Baltimore VA Geriatric Res, Education and Clinical Ctr., Baltimore, MD; Daniel E Forman, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Raya E Kheirbek, Univ of Maryland SOM, Baltimore VA Geriatric Res, Education and Clinical Ctr., Baltimore, MD