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Submissions from 2019

Surgeon Readiness for Entry into Practice: A Survey of Abdominal Transplant Surgeons in the United States, Marwan S. Abouljoud, R Hirose, Shunji Nagai, C Gordon, and D Farmer

Transcaval access for the emergency delivery of mechanical circulatory support in cardiogenic shock, Majed Afana, Mahmoud Altawil, Mir B. Basir, Mohammad Alqarqaz, Khaldoon Alaswad, Marvin H Eng, William W O'Neill, Robert Lederman, and Adam B. Greenbaum

TRENDS AND OUTCOMES DURING EARLY ROLLOUT PHASE OF NON-PRIMARY PCI AT CENTERS WITHOUT SURGERY ON-SITE: THE MICHIGAN EXPERIENCE, Majed Afana, Gerald C Koenig, M Seth, K Frazier, S Fielding, A Jensen, and H Gurm

Outcomes of Simultaneous Pancreas/Kidney Transplantation in BMI Extremes, Abbas Al-Kurd, M Safwan, Dean Kim, Marwan Abouljoud, and Shunji Nagai

Transradial versus transfemoral approach for percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusions: A meta-analysis and meta-regression, Hussayn Alrayes, Pedro A Villablanca, Georgi Fram, Tomo Ando, Alejandro Lemor, Tarun Jain, P Michel, Mir Babar Basir, and Khaldoon Alaswad

CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS AND INCIDENT STROKE TYPES: THE FIT (HENRY FORD EXERCISE TESTING) PROJECT, M S. Al Rifai, A Ahmed, M Blaha, F Almasoudi, S Sakr, W Qureshi, Clinton Brawner, Jonathan K. Ehrman, Steven J. Keteyian, and Mouaz H Al-Mallah

QOLVAD Detects Changes in Emotional, Social, Cognitive and Physical Wellbeing after Continuous-Flow LVAD Implant, Jennifer A Cowger, C S. Lee, P Eckman, R Garberich, C Weaver, S Joseph, S Hall, S Carrie, S Chaudhry, S E. Schroeder, R O. Hoffman, D Feldman, G Conway, E Y. Birati, M Soni, J Marble, K M. Faulkner, and K E. Sandau

VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIA: AN UNCOMMON INITIAL PRESENTATION OF SARCOIDOSIS, Mohammed Dabbagh, Sarah Gorgis, Sagger Mawri, Gayathri Iyer, Gurjit Singh, and Michael Hudson

Application of 3D CT image guidance to paravalvular leak repairs, Georgi Fram, Hussayn Alrayes, Thomas Song, Milan Pantelic, Jeffrey Nadig, Nick Reeser, Thomas Keimig, James Lee, Tiberio M Frisoli, Marvin H Eng, and William W O'Neill

Remote ischemic preconditioning for renal protection in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve interventions, Brittany S Fuller, William W O'Neill, Trevor J. Szymanski, Jayakar Guruswamy, and Ashley Taylor

RISK STRATIFICATION OF CHEST PAIN IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT: INCORPORATING A HIGH-SENSITIVITY TROPONIN ASSAY INTO EXISTING RISK TOOLS, Joseph J Gibbs, W F Peacock, S Mahler, Richard M. Nowak, C DeFilippi, R Christenson, F Apple, Gordon Jacobsen, and James McCord

Infection Predictors and Outcomes in Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients, M R. Gold, J D. Aasbo, R Weiss, M C. Burke, M J. Gleva, B P. Knight, M A. Miller, and Claudio Schuger

RECURRENT SUPRAVENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIA: WHEN ABLATION IS NOT THE ANSWER – A PERPLEXING CASE OF PHENOCHROMOCYTOMA, Sarah Gorgis, Mohammed Dabbagh, Sagger Mawri, Gray Akoegbe, Shaheen Alanee, Khaldoon Alaswad, Ali A Dabaja, and Bobak T Rabbani

MULTIDRUG RESISTANCE PROTEIN 5 (MRP5), A CGMP EFFLUX TRANSPORTER IS UPREGULATED IN LEFT VENTRICULAR MYOCARDIUM OF DOGS WITH CHRONIC HEART FAILURE, Ramesh C Gupta, Vinita Singh-Gupta, and Hani N Sabbah

UPREGULATION OF CD38 AND DOWNREGULATION OF NAD IN MITOCHONDRIA OF LEFT VENTRICULAR MYOCARDIUM OF DOGS WITH HEART FAILURE: A CELLULAR ENERGY-LIMITING MALADAPTATION, Ramesh C Gupta, Vinita Singh-Gupta, and Hani N Sabbah

Readmission Rates and Outcomes at 90 Days in Patients with Perioperative Use of Temporary Circulatory Support at the Time of Heart Transplantation, G A. Hernandez, Alejandro Lemor, V Blumer, S Chaparro, S Zalawadiya, Jennifer A Cowger, and J Lindenfeld

In Hospital Outcomes in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients with Fontan Undergoing Heart Transplantation - A Decade Nationwide Analysis from 2004 until 2014, G A. Hernandez, Alejandro Lemor, D Clark, V Blumer, R Fowler, E Sandhaus, A Weingarten, B Frischhertz, K Schlendorf, S Zalawadiya, J Lindenfeld, and J Menachem

Longitudinal Impact of Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support on Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device Outcomes: An IMACS Registry Analysis., J A. Hernandez-Montfort, V K. Ton, R Xie, A Fisher, B Meyns, T Nakatani, I Netuka, S Pettit, S Shaw, M Yanase, J K. Kirklin, A Rowe, D J. Goldstein, and Jennifer A Cowger

Younger Patients Have Poorer Social Functioning Than Older Patients after LVAD Placement., R O. Hoffman, K E. Sandau, C S. Lee, S P. Jaganathan, P Mudigonda, P Eckman, R Gaberich, C Weaver, S Joseph, S Hall, S Carey, Jennifer A Cowger, S Chaudry, S E. Schroeder, G Conway, E Y. Barati, M Soni, J Marble, K M. Faulkner, and D S. Feldman

LVAD Strategy Reflects Emotional Functioning after Implant., S P. Jaganathan, K E. Sandau, C S. Lee, R P. Hoffman, P Mudigonda, P Eckman, K M. Storey, C E. Weaver, S Joseph, S Hall, S Carey, Jennifer A Cowger, S P. Chaudhry, S E. Schroeder, G Conway, E Y. Birati, M Soni, M Judith, K M. Faulkner, and D S. Feldman

Impact of early mechanical support in patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock with culprit left main coronary artery disease: Insights from national cardiogenic shock initiative, Tarun Jain, Alejandro Lemor, Mir Babar Basir, N K. Kapur, T L. Schreiber, A Kaki, K Patel, C E. Wilkins, S R. Senter, Y Akhtar, D M. Lasorda, M Foster, B C. Kolski, B N. Tehrani, T A. Lalonde, M Green, J J. Finley, T J. Larkin, A G. Dupont, B O'Neill, D McAllister, S Martin, S P. Marso, I Hanson, N Blank, Tyrell Johnson, Michael Hacala, and William W O'Neill

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiogenic shock in the United States-association between hospital volume and outcomes, Tarun Jain, Alejandro Lemor, Pedro A Villablanca, Mir Babar Basir, Khaldoon Alaswad, and William W O'Neill

Finding the Unknown: Decrease in Left Atrial Appendage Velocity as a Surrogate Marker of Successful MitraClip Implantation in Patients With and Without Atrial Fibrillation, Tarun Jain, Dee Dee Wang, Sarah Gorgis, Alejandro Lemor, Pedro A Villablanca, Michael Isley, J Lee, Bryan Zweig, Sachin Parikh, Tiberio M. Frisoli, Marvin H Eng, Hassan Nemeh, and William W O'Neill

Transcatheter Pledget-Assisted Suture Tricuspid Annuloplasty (PASTA): First-in-Human Report, J M. Khan, A Greenbaum, T Rogers, Dee Dee Wang, V Babaliaros, and R J. Lederman

Digoxin is Associated with Higher Quality of Life in LVAD Recipients., M S. Kiernan, G Couper, D DeNofrio, Jennifer A Cowger, and U Jorde

Gender Differences in Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Events in the Raid Trial, V Kutyifa, M E. Vloka, D T. Huang, S N. Varanasi, T S. Shinn, M Attari, A H. Shah, T J. Lessmeier, D L. Musat, L S. Rosenthal, S Sakaguchi, A Y. Sun, S McNitt, S Schleede, Claudio Schuger, A Natalie, C A. McPherson, O Ziv, J P. Daubert, and W Zareba

Association between percutaneous ventricular assist device hospital volumes and in-hospital outcomes, Alejandro Lemor, Tarun Jain, Pedro A Villablanca Spinetto, G A. Hernandez, Khaldoon Alaswad, Mir Babar Basir, and William W O'Neill

Percutaneous ventricular assist device vs extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiogenic shock: Insights from the national readmission database, Alejandro Lemor, Tarun Jain, Pedro A Villablanca Spinetto, G A. Hernandez, Khaldoon Alaswad, Mir Babar Basir, and William W O'Neill

TRANSCATHETER VERSUS SURGICAL AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT IN ELDERLY PATIENTS: A PROPENSITY SCORE MATCHED ANALYSIS FROM THE NATIONAL READMISSION DATABASE 2011-2015, Alejandro Lemor, Pedro A Villablanca, G Hernandez, Tiberio M Frisoli, Dee Dee Wang, Marvin H Eng, and William W O'Neill

Hostile tricuspid valve overcome by selecting the middle cardiac vein: An alternative for the standard right ventricular lead placement of biventricular ICD, R Mando, Gray Akoegbe, R Shah, H Malas, and Waddah Maskoun

Mechanical Circulatory Support Prior to Elective High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Sagger Mawri, Mohammed Dabbagh, Mir Babar Basir, Michele Voeltz, Akshay Khandelwal, Gerald Koenig, Mohammad Alqarqaz, William O'Neill, Mohammed Zaidan, and Khaldoon Alaswad

PERCUTANEOUS CLOSURE OF POST-TRAUMATIC PULMONARY ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA, Sagger Mawri, Brittany S Fuller, Trevor J. Szymanski, Dee Dee Wang, and Khaldoon Alaswad

PERCUTANEOUS THERAPY OF SEVERE TRICUSPID REGURGITATION USING CAVAL VALVE IMPLANTION (CAVI), Sagger Mawri, Dee Dee Wang, and Tiberio M Frisoli

Radial versus femoral approach in chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention: A systematic review and meta-analysis, M S. Megaly, A Karatasakis, B Abraham, J Jensen, M A. Omer, A Elbadawi, Y P. Sandoval, M Shishehbor, S Banerjee, Khaldoon Alaswad, S Rinfret, M N. Burke, E S. Brilakis, and M Saad

Regional Outcomes after Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device: An IMACS Analysis., K K. Mirza, R R. Xie, J K. Kirklin, B Meyns, Jennifer A Cowger, J Pennington, F Gustafsson, and D Goldstein

Younger LVAD Recipients Fare Worse on Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing Scores., P Mudigonda, K E. Sandau, R O. Hoffman, S P. Jaganathan, P Eckman, R Garberich, C E. Weaver, S Joseph, S Hall, S Carey, Jennifer A Cowger, S P. Chaudhry, S E. Schroeder, G Conway, E Y. Birati, M Soni, J Marble, C S. Lee, K M. Faulkner, M S. Kunz, K M. Storey, and D S. Feldman

FEASIBILITY AND SAFETY OF ORBITAL ATHERECTOMY FOR THE TREATMENT OF IN-STENT RESTENOSIS, Saroj Neupane, Mir Babar Basir, C Tan, M Tabaku, Mohammad Alqarqaz, Akshay K. Khandelwal, William W O'Neill, C Don, and Khaldoon Alaswad

PACEMAKER FOLLOWING TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED TRICUSPID REGURGITATION, Paul Nona, Sachin Parikh, Bryan Zweig, Marvin H Eng, James Lee, Tiberio M Frisoli, T Aka, Michael Isley, William W O'Neill, and Dee Dee Wang

High-sensitivity troponin i: Two-hour evaluation for acute myocardial infarction in the United States, Richard M. Nowak, Gordon Jacobsen, James McCord, F S Apple, R Christenson, C DeFilippi, and Wendy C Coates

High-sensitivity troponin i: One-hour evaluation for acute myocardial infarction in the United States, Richard M. Nowak, James McCord, R Christenson, Gordon Jacobsen, FS Apple, C DeFilippi, and P Musey

PCV75 Multi-center study on the impact of cytochrome P450 3A4 and P-glycoprotein interacting medications on bleeding and thromboembolism risk in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients managed on rivaroxaban therapy, E Pineda, J Goble, K Zolfaghari, P J. Godley, L Copeland, D N. Hartzel, K Rascati, L Webster, Bin Liu, E Wright, and David E Lanfear

SLEEPING GIANTS: ANOMALOUS CORONARY ANATOMY LAYING DORMANT FOR DECADES, Suraj Raheja, Dee Dee Wang, and Mir Babar Basir

Effect of opioid use disorder on outcomes of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: A report from the national inpatient sample, S Ranka, M Syed, D Mohananey, and Pedro A Villablanca

In-hospital outcomes of elective TAVR complicated by cardiogenic shock: A report from the national inpatient sample, S Ranka, M Syed, and Pedro A Villablanca

Improvement in left ventricular function and clinical outcomes following higher-risk percutaneous coronary intervention with hemodynamic support, J Russo, D Doshi, D Karmpaliotis, M A. Parikh, Z A. Ali, J J. Popma, E M. Ohman, P S. Douglas, William W O'Neill, M B. Leon, J W. Moses, and A J. Kirtane

Therapy with Ivabradine Improves Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Uptake in Dogs with Chronic Heart Failure, Hani N. Sabbah and Ramesh C Gupta

Characterization of Kidney Function in a Canine Model of Cardiorenal Syndrome, Hani N. Sabbah, Ramesh C Gupta, and D Lanfear

Reduced Mitochondrial Aldehyde Dehydrogenase-2 Activity and Protein Levels in Left Ventricular Myocardium of Dogs with Heart Failure, Hani N. Sabbah, Ramesh C Gupta, and V Singh-Gupta

ELAMIPRETIDE REDUCES THE BURDEN FOR INDUCTION OF APOPTOSIS IN SKELETAL MUSCLE OF DOGS WITH CHRONIC HEART FAILURE, Hani N Sabbah, Ramesh C Gupta, Kefei Zhang, Jiang Xu, and Vinita Singh-Gupta

Galectin-3 Expression in the Left Ventricular Interstitium of Dogs with Chronic Heart Failure: Association with Interstitial Fibrosis., Hani N Sabbah, Vinita Singh-Gupta, and Ramesh C Gupta

Acute Intravenous Infusion of the Beta-3 Adrenergic Receptor Antagonist APD418 Improves Left Ventricular Function in Dogs with Advanced Heart Failure: A Dose Escalation Study, Hani N. Sabbah, Kefei Zhang, Jiang Xu, Ramesh C Gupta, and J Adams

Favorable Waitlist Outcomes in Patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease in the MELD-Na ERA, M Safwan, Kelly Collins, D Moonka, Syed-Mohammed Jafri, Michael Rizzari, Atsushi Yoshida, Marwan S. Abouljoud, and Shunji Nagai

Validity and Reliability of the Quality of Life with a Left Ventricular Assist Device (QOLVAD) Questionnaire., K E. Sandau, C S. Lee, K M. Faulkner, P Eckman, R Garberich, B Pozehl, C Y. Jurgens, C E. Weaver, S Joseph, S A. Hall, S Carey, Jennifer A Cowger, S P. Chaudhry, S E. Schroeder, R O. Hoffman, D Feldman, G Conway, E Y. Birati, M Soni, J Marble, M S. Kunz, K M. Storey, and B A. Hoglund

Relationship of Spiritual Wellbeing and Depressive Symptoms for Patients with a Left-Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)., K E. Sandau, C S. Lee, R Garberich, C E. Weaver, S Joseph, S A. Hall, S Carey, Jennifer A Cowger, S P. Chaudhry, S E. Schroeder, R O. Hoffman, D Feldman, G Conway, E Y. Birati, M Soni, J Marble, M S. Kunz, K M. Storey, K M. Faulkner, and P Eckman

Increased Risk of Stroke and Death in Ventricular Assist Device Patients Varies by ISHLT Infection Category: An INTERMACS Analysis., P Shah, S E. Birk, L B. Cooper, M A. Psotka, J K. Kirklin, S D. Barnett, S B. Katugaha, S Phillips, M M. Looby, F D. Pagani, and Jennifer A Cowger

GENOME-WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDY OF MORTALITY BENEFIT FROM BETA-BLOCKERS IN PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE WITH REDUCED EJECTION FRACTION, T Shugg, J Li, Ruicong She, Hongsheng Gui, Hani N Sabbah, L K. Williams, J A. Luzum, and David E Lanfear

HEMODYNAMIC EFFECTS OF SILDENAFIL ON RIGHT HEART FUNCTION IN LEFT VENTRICULAR DEVICES, R Solomon, C Obi, Shivani Sharma, Zachary R Smith, Nehal Gheewala, R Cabrera, David E Lanfear, D Jennings, and T Long

Gender and Spirituality Influence Patient Care Decisions after LVAD., M Soni, E Y. Birati, J Marble, P Eckman, R Garberich, C E. Weaver, S Joseph, S Hall, S Carey, Jennifer A Cowger, S P. Chaudhry, S E. Schroeder, R H. Iii, D Feldman, G Conway, C Lee, K M. Faulkner, M S. Kunz, K M. Storey, and K E. Sandau

Six-Month Outcomes from the Multicenter, Prospective Study with the Novel Pascal Transcatheter Valve Repair System for Patients with Mitral Regurgitation in the CLASP Study, K Spargias, S Kar, S Lim, R Kipperman, William O'Neill, M Ng, N Fam, C Raffel, J Webb, M Rinaldi, A Latib, G Cohen, R Smith, U Schaefer, and T Feldman

Short and Long-Term Adverse Events in Patients on Temporary Circulatory Support before LVAD: An IMACS Registry Analysis., V K. Ton, J A. Hernandez-Montfort, R Xie, B Meyns, T Nakatani, M Yanase, S Shaw, S Pettit, I Netuka, J Kirklin, D J. Goldstein, and Jennifer A Cowger

SEX-BASED DIFFERENCES IN OUTCOMES AFTER TRANSCATHETER REPAIR OF MITRAL REGURGITATION WITH THE MITRALCLIP SYSTEM, Pedro A Villablanca, S Vemulapalli, D D. Dai, Mathew Williams, Marvin H Eng, Cezar Staniloae, Dee Dee Wang, Prakriti Gaba, Matthew Finn, Martin Leon, William W O'Neill, and Binita Shah

BODY MASS INDEX, FITNESS, AND MORTALITY IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES: EVALUATING THE FAT BUT FIT PARADOX IN THE FIT PROJECT COHORT, Seamus P Whelton, Paul A McAuley, Olusola A Orimoloye, Clinton A. Brawner, Jonathan K. Ehrman, Steven J. Keteyian, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, and Michael J Blaha

FITNESS AND 10-YEAR RISK OF MORTALITY AMONG ADULTS ≥70 YEARS OLD AT THE EXTREMES OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK FACTOR BURDEN: THE FIT PROJECT, Seamus P Whelton, Paul A McAuley, Olusola A Orimoloye, Erin D Michos, Clinton A. Brawner, Jonathan K. Ehrman, Steven J. Keteyian, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, and Michael J Blaha

Left main chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention: A case series, Iosif Xenogiannis, D Karmpaliotis, Khaldoon Alaswad, Mir Babar Basir, R W Yeh, H Tamez, M P. Patel, E Mahmud, J W. Choi, M N. Burke, A Doing, P Dattilo, J Khatri, A M. Sheikh, B A. Malik, M Greene, N A. Rafeh, A Maallouf, F A. Jaoudeh, J W. Moses, N J. Lembo, M A. Parikh, A J. Kirtane, Z A. Ali, F Gkargkoulas, J Russo, E U. Hakemi, P Tajti, A B. Hall, E Vemmou, I Nikolakopoulos, B Rangan, S Abdullah, S Banerjee, and E S. Brilakis

The impact of peripheral artery disease in chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention, Iosif Xenogiannis, D Karmpaliotis, Khaldoon Alaswad, F A Jaffer, R W Yeh, M P. Patel, E Mahmud, J W. Choi, M N. Burke, A Doing, P Dattilo, C Toma, AJC Smith, B F. Uretsky, O Krestyaninov, D Khelimskii, E Holper, S Potluri, R Wyman, D Kandzari, S Garcia, M Koutouzis, I Tsiafoutis, J Khatri, Wissam Jaber, Habib Samady, B Jefferson, A B. Hall, E Vemmou, I Nikolakopoulos, B Rangan, S Abdullah, S Banerjee, and E S Brilakis

Epidemiology, Outcomes, and Effects of Device Flow Type on Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) Infections: An IMACS Registry Analysis., R Xie, Jennifer A Cowger, J K. Kirklin, Margaret M Hannan, D J. Goldstein, and S Aslam

Submissions from 2018

Identifying ambulatory advanced heart failure patients at high risk for death, LVAD or transplant at 1-year: How did the revival eligibility criteria perform?, KD Aaronson, LW Stevenson, FD Pagani, C Spino, RL Kormos, S Khalatbari, JT Baldwin, N Jeffries, WC Taddei-Peters, AV Ambardekar, P Shah, D McNamara, David Lanfear, J Gorcsan, J Stehlik, DM Mancini, GC Stewart, and DL Mann

Feasibility of transcaval access for the delivery of mechanical circulatory support in cardiogenic shock, Majed Afana, Mahmoud Altawil, Mir Babar Basir, Mohammad Alqarqaz, Marvin H Eng, William O'Neill, and Robert Lederman

Does reporting of global longitudinal strain impact clinical decisions in patients undergoing echocardiography as part of chemotherapy monitoring?, M Ali, Waleed Al-Darzi, Aria Bryan, N Joseph, A Nahkle, A Motwani, M Mahan, and Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam

Real world experience with regadenoson spect myocardial perfusion imaging: Patient characteristics, safety, and impact of results on clinical management, Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, Matthew A Saval, H Malas, and Meredith Van Harn

A single high sensitivity cardiac troponin I measurement from siemens healthineers can be used to rule out acute myocardial infarction at low risk in patients presenting to the emergency department, FS Apple, R Christenson, C DeFilippi, James McCord, A Sexter, and Richard M. Nowak

Impact of repeat echocardiograms on management decisions in patients rehospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure, Lindsey Aurora, Sarah Gorgis, Chaun M Gandolfo, Omar Sadiq, Meredith Mahan, and Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam

Percutaneous right ventricular support: Initial experience from the tandemheart experiences and methods (THEME) registry, C Bermudez, SJ Chetcuti, AT Coletti, BP O'Neill, Khaldoon Alaswad, M Ragosta, DL Joyce, and D Ramzy

Discordance between change in estimated MET during supervised exercise training and change in peak oxygen uptake, Robert Berry, Steven J. Keteyian, Matthew A Saval, and Clinton Brawner

Baseline cognitive functioning in LVAD patients and anticoagulation time in range, Kelly Bryce, Edward L Peterson, Jennifer A Cowger, Bin Liu, Themistokles Chamogeorgakis, and David Lanfear

Do high-sensitivity cardiac troponin i clinical performance data in package inserts reflect realistic clinical expectations?, RH Christenson, S Duh, FS Apple, Richard M. Nowak, James McCord, and CR DeFilippi

Systolic blood pressure and outcomes in patients on continuous flow LVAD support: An INTERMACS analysis, Jennifer A Cowger, Themistokles Chamogeorgakis, J Borgi, Gillian Grafton, Yelena Selektor, Hassan Nemeh, Celeste Williams, Cristina Tita, and David Lanfear

The ratio of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide to high sensitivity cardiac troponin to distinguish type 1 from type 2 acute myocardial infarction, Joseph J Gibbs, James McCord, Michael Hudson, Michele Moyer, Gordon Jacobsen, R Trupp, and Richard M. Nowak

Red cell distribution width to predict all-cause mortality in patients evaluated in the hospital for acute myocardial infarction, Edward Gildeh, Richard M. Nowak, S Allen, Gordon Jacobsen, and James McCord

Optimal TR-band weaning strategy while minimizing vascular access site complications, Ryan Gindi, S Shah, Akshay Khandelwal, Mohammad Alqarqaz, Mohammed Zaidan, Michele Voeltz, Gerald C Koenig, Henry Kim, and William O'Neill

Rates of anticoagulation following transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with atrial fibrillation, Sarah Gorgis, Elsheikh Abdelrahim, Dee Dee Wang, Janet Wyman, Gaetano Paone, Adam Greenbaum, B Kendall, William O'Neill, and Marvin H Eng

Joint test of allelic dosage and local ancestry identifies INTS3 as new susceptibility gene for asthma among african american individuals, Hongsheng Gui, Abert M. Levin, Shujie Xiao, Maozhou Yang, J Yang, Samantha Hochstadt, Kyle Whitehouse, Alexis Carlton, Dean Rynkowski, David Lanfear, R Kumar, E Burchard, and Keoki L. Williams

Elamipretide restores protein and mrna expression levels of cardiolipin synthase-1 in left ventricular myocardium of dogs with chronic heart failure, Ramesh C Gupta, V Singh-Gupta, K Castle, and Hani N Sabbah

Long-term therapy with elamipretide normalizes sirtuin-3 protein levels in isolated mitochondria of left ventricular myocardium of dogs with chronic heart failure, Ramesh C Gupta, V Singh-Gupta, K Castle, and Hani N Sabbah

Hybrid continuity equation using multidetector CT and echocardiography aids reclassifying severity in patients with paradoxical low flow low gradient severe aortic stenosis, D Kupsky, Waleed Al-Darzi, Gordon Jacobsen, and Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam

Paradoxical low gradient aortic stenosis reclassified using hybrid continuity equation by multidectector CT: Insights into diastolic function and post TAVR outcomes, D Kupsky, Waleed Al-Darzi, H Malas, Gordon Jacobsen, and Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam

Race and baseline severity of heart failure in the registry evaluation for vital information on VADs in ambulatory life (REVIVAL), David Lanfear, R Forde-McLean, D Haas, S Robinson, J Thibodeau, J Teuteberg, U Jorde, S Khalatbari, C Spino, N Jeffries, L Stevenson, D Mann, G Stewart, and K Aaronson

Population-specific genetic variations increase hazard of mortality or rehospitalization in heart failure patients, David Lanfear, Hongsheng Gui, Jia Li, T Connolly, N Pereira, S Ruicong, K Adams, Keoki L. Williams, A Hernandez, W Tang, and F Stephan

Worldwide experience of adult patients with small body size supported by a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device-an IMACS analysis, S Lee, R Xie, K Lemstrom, MG Dickinson, T Boeve, M Leacche, Jennifer A Cowger, T De By, and K Kirklin

Bicuspid pulmonic valve with stenosis and marked pulmonary artery dilation: A case report, H Malas and Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam

Ablation of anterorseptal accessory pathway using both antegrade and retrograde approaches, Waddah Maskoun, K Ayoub, G Singh, A Abualsuod, and J Payne

Comparative study of outcomes using catheter-directed thrombolysis versus anticoagulation alone for management of submassive pulmonary embolism, Sagger Mawri, M Ali, Sarah Gorgis, Lindsey Aurora, M Giordano, S Hegab, S Schwartz, and Gerald C Koenig

Culprit only versus complete revascularization: Insights from the detroit cardiogenic shock initiative category: Complex PCI, restenosis, left main & multi-vessel intervention, Sagger Mawri, B Basir, M Abdelsalam, T Schreiber, S Dixon, K Patel, Akshay Khandelwal, Khaldoon Alaswad, S Almany, I Hanson, A George, M Ashbrook, N Blank, N Sareen, S Timmis, and William O'Neill

Clinical outcomes of acute myocardial infarction cardiogenic shock: A contemporary single center experience, Sagger Mawri, B Basir, Paul Nona, Malav Parikh, Mohammad Alqarqaz, Mohammed Zaidan, Tiberio M Frisoli, Gerald C Koenig, Haejin Kim, Marvin H Eng, Akshay Khandelwal, Michele Voeltz, Adam Greenbaum, Khaldoon Alaswad, and William O'Neill

Percutaneous mechanical hemodynamic support as a bridge to recovery in severe takotsubo cardiomyopathy with profound left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and cardiogenic shock, Sagger Mawri, Brittany S Fuller, Gerald C Koenig, Sachin Parikh, Marvin H Eng, and William O'Neill

A case of recurrent obstructive thrombosed mechanical mitral valve and the role of thrombolytic therapy, Sagger Mawri, N Ly, R Shah, Sachin Parikh, Marvin H Eng, and William O'Neill

ACE inhibitors and arbs in post-percutaneous coronary intervention contrast-induced nephropathy (cin): To hold or not to hold?, Sagger Mawri, Alexander T. Michaels, Joseph J Gibbs, A Nakhle, Saba Zahra Assar, James E. Novak, and Bryan Zweig

Inter-atrial saddle thrombus: Crossing the PFO, Alexander T. Michaels, Sagger Mawri, Joseph J Gibbs, Ravi B Patel, and Michael Hudson

Inconclusive cardiac stress echocardiography and the utility of the double product in predicting outcomes: Early results, A Nakhle, C Hammond, C Giles, M Alimirah, R Mand, M Ali, Meredith Mahan, and Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam

Burden of dyspnea and fatigue in heart failure varies by race and is heritable, S Oliver-McNeil, D Schutte, Edward L Peterson, K Leszczynski, Keoki L. Williams, Hongsheng Gui, and David Lanfear