Recent Highlights

Clinical Updates

The GW Cardiology Division has expanded services, including: Electrophysiology, Advanced Heart Failure, Structural Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Echocardiography/Stress Testing/Nuclear Cardiology, Multimodality (CT and MRI) Imaging, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, and Preventive Cardiology/Lipids.

Under the leadership of Dr. Gurusher Panjrath, the Advanced Heart Failure team now offers Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Drs. Joseph Krepp and Panjrath have combined imaging and heart failure expertise offering new diagnostic and treatment options for patients with amyloidosis.

This year we launched a Pulmonary Hypertension Center of Excellence directed by our newest faculty member, Dr. Marti Gomberg. The structural heart team, comprised of Drs. Nagy, Reiner, and Mazhari, has increased case volume completing over 250 TAVRS and adding MitraClip and Watchman procedures. Dr. Andrew Choi expanded multimodality cardiac imaging and started an elective rotation for fellows. Drs. Panjrath and Katz and our Heart Failure NP supervise our innovative community health worker program serving our inner city patients and reducing rehospitalizations.

Educational Updates

The Division faculty supervised our 12 cardiology fellows in addition to teaching medical residents, GW medical students and physician assistants. Drs. Mercader and Panjrath organized our weekly Cardiology Grand Rounds inviting a wide range of national experts, including hosting 8 visiting professors.

Our faculty and fellows have produced a record number papers and presentations. Between July 2018 and June 2019 the GW Cardiology faculty published 47 manuscripts and presented 40 abstracts. Faculty, fellows, residents, and GW medical students presented their work at the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, American College of Physicians, TransCatheter Theraputics (TCT), Society of Cardiovascular CT, Heart Failure Society of America and the Heart Rhythm Society national meetings.

This year our cardiologists have been selected to leadership roles on over 25 national committees and journals. Dr. Panjrath chairs heart failure committees for the American College of Cardiology and is a member of the VAD Journal editorial board. Dr. Tracy serves a senior role for the Heart Rhythm Society, AHA, and ACC. Dr. William Borden is Associate Editor for Circulation Quality Outcomes. Dr. Andrew Choi is a member of the JACC Cardiovascular Imaging journal and an expert on utilizing Twitter to reach medical professionals. Other GW cardiologist editorial board membership include Dr. Gomberg on Chest, European Respiratory Journal, and JACC, and Dr. Katz on the British Journal of Cardiology.

The GW cardiology faculty has unique expertise as national experts on health care policy. Dr. Borden advises the ACC and AHA on policy issues and Dr. Farmer extended his role as Senior Advisor and Senior Medical Officer for CMS/CMMI.

The GW Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) continued support of a wide range of educational, research, and community service programs. Drs. Tracy and Mercader conducted the 9th Honduras Mission treating over 200 patients and implanting 50 pacemakers and ICDs. This annual event has inserted a total of 321 devices totaling over $5 million donated medical equipment. Our faculty and fellows provided health screening at churches and high school athletic screening as well as volunteering at Food and Friends. The HVI hosted events at the GW and Textile Museum.

Cardiology Abstracts 2018-2019
  1. Choi AD, Nagy C, Reiner J, Earls J, Zeman R, Javan R, Cardiac CT and 3D Printing in Planning Structural Heart Disease: An Emerging Approach, Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2019 Jun, Abstract for Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 2018 Scientific Sessions
  2. Walker T, Zeman R, Earls JP, Lichtenberger J, Pocock E, Najam F, Young H, Reiner J, Nagy C, Choi AD., What are the Implications of Non-Cardiac Findings in Patients Undergoing Evaluation for TAVR?, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2019 Mar, 73 (9): Supplement 1,
  3. Covas P (Medical resident), Forgione J, Yunus R, Gordezky R, Panjrath G, Solomon A, Choi AD, A Case of Acute Fulminant Heart Failure Abated by the Heart Team, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2019 Mar, FIT Case Abstract. 73 (9): Supplement 1, 1312-148. 1202-039
  4. Aksentijevich M, Teague H, Playford M, Dey A, Reddy A, Elnabawi Y, Goyal A, Chaturvedi A, Choi H, Khalil N, Argueta-Amaya J, Shukla P, Rodante J, Keel A, Sandfort V, Chen MY, Bluemke D, Choi AD, Mazhari R, Gelfand, J, Mehta N, Coronary Plaque Burden Is Associated with Cholesterol Efflus Capacity Partially Mediated by the Hematopoietic System in Psoriasis, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2019 Mar, 73 (9): Supplement 1, 1125-327, March 2019.
  5. Yunus R, Alzahrani T, McCaffrey J, Ismail H, Lewis J, Solomon A, Choi BG, Krepp J, Nagy C, Choi AD, Reiner J, Predictors of Early Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Recovery in Patients Following TAVR, Mid-Atlantic American College of Cardiology Abstract Session, 2018 Nov, Mid-Atlantic American College of Cardiology Symposium, November 2018
  6. M Zhang, J Earls, BG Choi, RK Zeman, AD Choi, The evolving use of cardiac CT to inform defining quality in imaging, American Heart Association QCOR Scientific Sessions, 2018 Apr
  7. R Yunus, T Alzahrani, J McCaffrey, H Ismail, J Lewis, A Solomon, B Choi, J Krepp, C Nagy, A Choi, J Reiner, Predictors of early left ventricular ejection fraction recovery in patients following transcatheter aortic valve replacement, American Heart Association Quality of Care & Outcomes Research, 2019
  8. Panjrath G, Alzahrani T, Witkin L, Katz R, A pilot program to tackle food insecurity in an underserved and poorly controlled diabetic population, JACC, 2019 Mar
  9. Desormeaux K, Kamara S, Bostrom L, Katz R, Panjrath G., Integrating community health workers into home based heart failure care, Unity 2019 Community Health Worker Conference, 2019 Apr28.
  10. Panjrath G, Bostrom L, Witkin L, Katz R, Moving mobile health forward: Combining mHealth with community health workers bolsters heart failure care, Heart Failure Society of America 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, 2019
  11. Pedro Covas, MD, Rachel Voke, MD, Dorys Chavez, MD, Marco Mercader, MD and Cynthia Tracy, MD., Peripartum-      Discovered Congenital Complete Heart Block in Honduras., American College of Cardiology 2019, ACC 2019, 2019 Mar
  12. Tran Nguyen, Talal Alzahrani, James McCaffery, Raza Yunus, Adebayo Atanda, Marco Mercader and Allen Solomon., Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Reduces the Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Patients:A Retrospective Cohort Study from the Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure with an Aldosterone Antagonist. Aldosterone Antagonist Trial. American Journal of Cardiology 2019, ACC 2019, Mar
  13. Taher Tayeb, Talal Alzahrani, Marco Mercader, Does a Higher Level of Education Translate Into a Lower Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease., Hospital Medicine 2019., DC area, 2019 Mar
  14. James McCaffrey, Talal Alzahrani, Marco Mercader, Allen Solomon, Cynthia Tracy, MD., Rate versus rhythm control in patients with atrial fibrillation and normal to mild left atrial enlargement: Insights from the AFFIRM Trial., European Society of Cardiology 2018., Europe, 2018 Aug,
  15. Raza Yunus, Talal Alzahrani, Joseph Forgione, James McCaffrey, Adebayo Atanda, Joseph Krepp, Ramesh Mazhari, Christian Nagy and Jonathan Reiner. ACC 2019, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes: Insight From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry., ACC 2019, 2019
  16. Jain, R, Krepp, J, Wessler, J, Khalique, O, Hahn, RT, Moses JW, Improvement in Myocardial Strain after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, The Society for Angiography and Interventions, 2019 May
  17. Yunus, R, Alzahrani, T, McCaffrey JD, Krepp J, Choi, AD, Nagy C, Mazhari R, Reiner J, Predictors of Early Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Recovery in Patients Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Session, 2019 Apr
  18. Yunus R, Alzahrani T, Forgione J, McCaffrey JD, Atanda A, Krepp J, Mazhari R, Nagy C, Reiner J, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes: Insight from The National Cardiovascular Data Registry, American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, 2019 Mar
  19. Zhang X, Tu W, Manson JE, Tinker L, Liu S, Cauley JA, Qi L, Mouton C, Martin LW, Hou L, Song Y, Racial/Ethnic Differences in 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D and Parathyroid Hormone Levels and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Postmenopausal Women., Journal of the American Heart Association, 2019 Feb, 8
  20. Raza Yunus, Talal Alzahrani, Joseph Forgione, James McCaffrey, Adebayo Atanda, Joseph Krepp, Ramesh Mazhari, Christian Nagy and Jonathan Reiner., Predictors of Early Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Recovery in Patients Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement., Quality of Care and Outcome Research, 2019
  21. Walker T, Zeman R, Earls JP, Lichtenberger J, Pocock E, Najam F, Young H, Reiner J, Nagy C, Choi AD, What are the Implications of Non-Cardiac Findings in Patients Undergoing Evaluation for TAVR?, ACC Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, 2019 Mar
  22. Raza Yunus, Talal Alzahrani, Joseph Forgione, James McCaffrey, Adebayo Atanda, Joseph Krepp, Ramesh Mazhari, Christian Nagy and Jonathan Reiner, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes: Insight from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, JACC 2019 Vol. 73 (9) Suppl 1
  23. Talal Alzahrani, Tran Nguyen, Angela Ryan, Ahmad Dwairy, James McCaffrey, Raza Yunus, Joseph Forgione, Joseph Krepp, Christian Nagy, Ramesh Mazhari, Jonathan Reiner, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Myocardial Infarction in Transgender Population, AHA QCOR, Arlington, VA, 2019, Finalist at Young Investigator Award
  24. Talal Alzahrani, Tran Nguyen, Angela Ryan, Ahmad Dwairy, James McCaffrey, Raza Yunus, Joseph Forgione, Joseph Krepp, Christian Nagy, Ramesh Mazhari, Jonathan Reiner, Mitral Leaflet Clip Procedure Outcomes: Analysis from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, AHA QCOR, Arlington, VA, 2019
  25. Faraien Bahri, Talal Alzahrani, Gupreet Sodhi, Maziar Sadri, Christian Nagy, Jonathan Reiner, and Ramesh Mazhari. Catheter Access Site and Acute Kidney Injury. AHA, Chicago, 2018, Nov
  26. Lee KB, Trachiotis GD, Reiner JS, Nagy CD, Simultaneous Valve-in-Valve Transcatheter Aortic and Valve Replacements for Failed Bioprosthetic Aortic and Tricuspid Valve Stenosis, TCT 2018 - The Challenging Case Sessions, San Diego, 2018 Sep
  27. Panjrath G, Alzahrani T, Witkin L, Katz R, A pilot program to tackle food insecurity in an underserved and poorly controlled diabetic population, JACC, 2019 Mar
  28. Desormeaux K, Kamara S, Bostrom L, Katz R, Panjrath G., Integrating community health workers into home based heart failure care, Unity 2019 Community Health Worker Conference, 2019 Apr28
  29. Nigel Amankwah, Talal Alzahrani, Ramesh Mazhari, James McCaffrey, Christian Nagy, and Jonathan Reiner, Transcatheter Mitral Replacement Outcomes: Insight from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, Circulation 2018;138 Suppl (1):A11586, 2018
  30. Tsimploulis A, Faselis C, Kanonidis I, Rashba E, Singh S, Deedwania P, Panjrath G, Allman R, Fonarow G, Ahmed A., Association of Atrial Fibrillation and Outcomes in Older Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFpEF and HFrEF), Journal of American College of Cardiology, 2019 Mar
  31. Nazari M, Gill GS, Malik A, Tummala L, Arundel C, Panjrath G, Singh S, Allman RM, Faselis C, Fonarow GC, Ahmed A., Outcomes in Hospitalized Older African American Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF), Journal of American College of Cardiology, 2019 Mar
  32. Gill GS, Malik A, Nazari M, Arundel C, Singh S, Panjrath G, Deedwania P, Kanonidis I, Faselis C, Fonarow GC, Ahmed A, . Admission-to-Discharge Weight Change and 30-Day Post-Discharge Outcomes in Older Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFpEF and HFrEF), Journal of American College of Cardiology, 2019 Mar
  33. Alzahrani T, Faiwiszewski, Solomon A, Ahmed A, Panjrath GS., The Effect of Heart Rate Reduction in Patients With Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction ACC 2019, Journal of American College of Cardiology, 2019 Mar
  34. Alzahrani T, Liu J, Solomon A, Panjrath G., Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme Inhibition in Stable Coronary Artery Disease and Cardiomyopathy With Mid-range Ejection Fraction: Insights From the PEACE Trial., Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes., 2018
  35. Rasla S, Lin X, El Meligy A, Roberts MB, Laddu D, Allison MA, Shadyab AH, Liu S, Martin LW, Manson J, Chlebowski R, Panjrath GS, LaMonte MJ, Eaton CB., Association of Walking Pace, Walking Frequency and Duration and Joint Effects on the Risk of Heart Failure in Post-Menopausal Women., Journal of American College of Cardiology, 2018
  36. Aldrich A, Bradley A, Choi A, Panjrath G, The Great Masquerader: Cardiac Sarcoidosis Mimicking Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia, Jounral of American College of Cardiology, 2018
  37. Bradley A, Panjrath G, Finding the Elusive Connection, Journal of American College of Cardiology, 2018
  38. Simon M, Gomberg-Maitland M, Oudiz R, Rischard F, Elinoff JM, Grigorian B, Schmid A, Hoe S, Desai N, Gladwin M. Patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension treated with ABI-009, nab-Sirolimus, an mTOR inhibitor: Interim results from a phase 1 clinical trial. American College of Cardiology, 2019, New Orleans, LA, poster presentation.
  39. Psotka MA, Thomeas-McEwing V, Gamazon ER, Hirota T, Friedman PN, Konkashbaev A, Kubo M, Nakamura Y, Ratain MJ, Benza RL, Cox NJ, Gomberg-Maitland M, Maitland ML. Two polymorphic gene loci associated with treprostinil dose in pulmonary arterial hypertension. International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant, 2019, Orlando, FL, oral presentation.
  40. Simon M, Gomberg-Maitland M, Oudiz R, Rischard F, Elinoff JM, Grigorian B, Schmid A, Hoe S, Desai N, Gladwin M. Patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension treated with ABI-009, nab-Sirolimus, an mTOR inhibitor: Interim results from a phase 1 clinical trial. International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant, 2019, Orlando, FL, oral presentation.
Cardiology Publications 2018-2019
  1. Wang DD, Geske JB, Choi AD, Lee JC, Khalique OK, Gafoor S, Atianzar K, Blanke P, Little SH, Sorajja P, O’Neill WW & Cavalcante JL, Interventional Imaging for Structural Heart Disease: Challenges and New Frontiers of an Emerging Multi-disciplinary Field, Structural Heart, 2019 May, Published online 22 Apr 2019
  2. Faza NN, Wang DD, Cavalcante J, Choi AD, Geske JB, Little SH., Interventional Imagers: The Conductors of the Heart Team Orchestra., Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology., 2019 Apr
  3. Parwani P, Choi AD, Lopez-Mattei J, Raza S, Chen T, Narang A, Michos ED, Erwin JP 3rd, Mamas MA, Gulati M., Understanding Social Media: Opportunities for Cardiovascular Medicine, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2019 Mar, 2019 Mar 12;73(9): 1089-93.
  4. Choi AD, Parwani P, Geske J, et al., Cardiac Imaging at ACC.19: A Sneak Peek, American College of Cardiology Imaging Section, acc.org/imaging, 2019 Mar
  5. Choi AD, Leifer ES, Yu JH, Datta T, Bronson KC, Rollison SF, Schuzer JL, Steveson C, Shanbhag SM, Chen MY, Reduced  radiation dose with model based iterative reconstruction coronary artery calcium scoring, European Journal of Radiology, 2019 Feb, 2019 Feb; 111:1-5.
  6. Alzahrani T, Tashkandi A, Sarkar A, Smuclovisky C, Earls JP, Choi AD., Practical Clinical Application of Cardiac Computed Tomography-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve, Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications., 2019 Feb
  7. Brunetti R, Choi A, App Review Series: Cardiac Imaging Planes 1-2-3, Journal of Digital Imaging, 2018 Dec, 2018 Dec; 31(6): 765-767.
  8. Wang DD, Geske J, Choi AD, Khalique O, Lee J, Atianzar K, Wu I, Blanke P, Gafoor S, Cavalcante JL., Navigating a Career in Structural Heart Disease Interventional Imaging, Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging, 2018 Dec, 2018 Dec;11(12): 1928-30
  9. Ramsey BC, Fentanes E, Choi AD, Branch KR, Thomas DM., Myocardial Assessment with Cardiac CT: Ischemic Heart Disease and Beyond, Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports, 2018 Nov, 2018; 11(7): 16
  10. Weir-McCall JR, Madan N, Villines TC, Shaw LJ, Abbara S, Ferencik M, Nieman K, Blankstein R, Ghoshhajra BB, Choi AD, Nicol E., Highlights of the thirteenth annual scientific meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2018 Nov, 2018 Nov-Dec; 12(6): 523-528
  11. Parwani P, Lopez-Mattei J, Choi AD., Building Bridges in Cardiology and Radiology: Why Collaboration is the Future of Cardiovascular Imaging, Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging, 2018 Nov, 2018 Nov; 11(11): 1713-1717
  12. Parwani P, Lopez-Mattei J, Choi AD., Building Bridges in Cardiology and Radiology: Why Collaboration is the Future of Cardiovascular Imaging, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2018 Nov, 2018 Nov 13;72(20): 2534-2538
  13. Choi AD, Villines TC., The Future of the ACC Imaging Section: A Discussion with Todd C. Villines, MD, FACC., American College of Cardiology Imaging Section, acc.org/imaging., 2018 Oct
  14. Bradley AJ, Lewis JFChoi AD., Evaluation of an incidental cardiac finding in a patient with bronchitis, Heart, 2018 Sep, 2018 Sep; 104(17): 1469-70. (Case Report)
  15. N Amankwah, M Park, A Gu, BG Choi, Trends in authorship demographics for manuscripts published in the American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, 2018 Oct, 122(7):1255-9
  16. KC Michelis, DL Narotsky, BG Choi, Cardiovascular Imaging in Global Health, Radiology in Global Health : Strategies, Implementation, and Applications, 2nd edition, : DJ Mollura et al, editors, Springer Publishing, 2019
  17. BG Choi, T Dhawan, K Metzger, L Marshall, A Akbar, T Jain, HA Young, RJ Katz, Image-based mobile system for dietary management in an American cardiology population: a pilot randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of dietary coaching delivered via smartphone app versus traditional counseling, 2019, JMIR mHealth and uHealth
  18. Alzahrani T, Tiu J, Panjrath G, Solomon A, The effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on clinical outcomes in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and midrange ejection fraction: a post hoc subgroup analysis from the PEACE trial., Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis, 2018 Dec
  19. Talal Alzahrani, James McCaffrey, Marco Mercader and Allen Solomon, Rate Versus Rhythm Control in Patients with Normal to Mild Left Atrial Enlargement: Insights from the Affirm Trial, Journal of Atrial Fibrillation, 2018 Oct
  20. Critique and Review: Borden WB, Making Health Policy More Accessible, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 2018 Dec
  21. Critique and Review: Borden WB, Optimizing Transparency to Empower Patients, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 2018 May
  22. Lewis JF, Zeger SL, Li X, Mann NC, Newgard CD, Haynes S, Wood S, Dai M, Simon AE, McCarthy ML., Gender differences in the Quality of EMS Care Nationwide for Chest Pain and Out-of- Hospital Cardiac Arrest., Women Health Issues, 2019 Apr, Womens Health Issues 2019;29:116-124
  23. Bradley AJ, Lewis JF, Choi AD, Evaluation of an incidental cardiac finding in a patient with bronchitis, British Medical Journal, 2018
  24. Lewis JF, Zeger Sl, Li X, McCarthy ML., Gender differences in the quality of EMS care nationwide for chest pain and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, Women Health Issues, 2018
  25. Talal Alzahrani, Tran Nguyen, Angela Ryan, Ahmad Dwairy, James McCaffrey, Raza Yunus, Joseph Forgione, Joseph Krepp, Christian Nagy, Ramesh Mazhari, Jonathan Reiner, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Myocardial Infarction in the Transgender Population, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 2019 Apr, Volume 12, Issue 4. Pages 1-7
  26. Saquib N, Brunner R, Desai M, Kroenke C, Martin LW, Daviglus M, Allen NB, Robinson J, Tindle H, Stefanick ML, Changes in physical and mental health are associated with cardiovascular disease incidence in postmenopausal women, Aging, 2019 May
  27. Awosika O, Eleryan MG, Rengifo-Pardo M, Doherty L, Martin LW, Ehrlich A, A Case-control Study to Evaluate the Prevalence of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Among Patients with Moderate-to-severe Psoriasis., The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 2018 Jun, 11, 33-37
  28. Liang J, Le TH, Velez Edwards DR, Tayo BO, Gaulton KJ, Smith JA, Lu Y, Jensen RA, Chen G, Yanek LR, Schwander K, Tajuddin SM, Sofer T, Kim W, Kayima J, McKenzie CA, Fox E, Nalls MA, Young JH, Sun YV, Lane JM, Cechova S, Zhou J, Tang H, Fornage M, Musani SK, Wang H, Lee J, Adeyemo A, Dreisbach AW, Forrester T, Chu PL, Cappola A, Evans MK, Morrison AC, Martin LW, et al. Correction: Single-trait and multi-trait genome-wide association analyses identify novel loci for blood pressure in African-ancestry populations., PLoS genetics, 2018 May, 14
  29. Breathett K, Leng I, Foraker RE, Abraham WT, Coker L, Whitfield KE, Shumaker S, Manson JE, Eaton CB, Howard BV, Ijioma N, Cene CW, Martin LW, Johnson KC, Klein L, Risk Factor Burden, Heart Failure, and Survival in Women of Different Ethnic Groups: Insights From the Women's Health Initiative., Circulation. Heart failure, 2018 May, 11
  30. Desai P, Wallace R, Anderson ML, Howard BV, Ray R, Wu C, Safford M, Martin LW, Schlecht N, Liu S, Cirillo D, Jay A, Manson JE, Simon MS, An analysis of the effect of statins on the risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in the Women's Health Initiative cohort., Cancer medicine, 2018 May, 7, 2121-2130
  31. FranseschiniN,Kopp JB, Barac A, Martin LW, Li Y, Qian H, Reiner AP, Pollak M, Wallace RB, Rosamond WD, Winkler CA., APOL1 is associated with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in African-American postmenopausal women, JAMA Cardiology, 2018 May
  32. Samia Mora, MD, MHS,1 Nanette K. Wenger, MD,2 Nancy R. Cook, ScD,1,3 Jingmin Liu, MS,4 Barbara V. Howard, PhD,5 Marian C. Limacher, MD,6 Simin Liu, MD,7 ScD, Karen L. Margolis, MD, MPH,8 Lisa W. Martin, et. al. Evaluation of the Pooled Cohort Risk Equations for Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in a Multiethnic Cohort of Women: The Women’s Health Initiative, JAMA Internal Medicine, 2018 May
  33. Liang J, Le TH, Velez Edwards DR, Tayo BO, Gaulton KJ, Smith JA, Lu Y, Jensen RA, Chen G, Yanek LR, Schwander K, Tajuddin SM, Sofer T, Kim W, Kayima J, McKenzie CA, Fox E, Nalls MA, Young JH, Sun YV, Lane JM, Cechova S, Zhou J, Tang H, Fornage M, Musani SK, Wang H, Lee J, Adeyemo A, Dreisbach AW, Forrester T, Chu PL, Cappola A, Evans MK, Morrison AC, Martin LW, et al. Single-trait and multi-trait genome-wide association analyses identify novel loci for blood pressure in African-ancestry populations., PLoS genetics, 2018 May, 14
  34. Zhang X, Tu W, Manson JE, Tinker L, Liu S, Cauley JA, Qi L, Mouton C, Martin LW, Hou L, Song Y, Racial/Ethnic Differences in 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D and Parathyroid Hormone Levels and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Postmenopausal Women., Journal of the American Heart Association, 2019 Feb, 8, e011021
  35. McCaffrey JA, Alzahrani T, Datta T, Solomon AJ, Mercader M, Mazhari R, Nagy C, Reiner JS, Tracy CM., Outcomes of Acute Conduction Abnormalities Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation With a Balloon Expandable Valve and Predictors of Delayed Conduction System Abnormalities in Follow-up., American Journal of Cardiology, 2019 Jun, 123, 1845-1852
  36. Guglin M, Zucker MJ, Bazan VM, Bozkurt B, El Banayosy A, Estep JD, Gurley J, Nelson K, Malyala R, Panjrath GS, Zwischenberger JB, Pinney SP, . Venoarterial ECMO for Adults: JACC Scientific Expert Panel. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Feb 19;73(6):698-716, Journal of American College of Cardiology, 2019 Feb
  37. Gabr RE, El-Sharkawy AM, Schär M, Panjrath GS, Gerstenblith G, Weiss RG, Bottomley PA., Cardiac work is related to creatine kinase energy supply in human heart failure: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance spectroscopy study., J Cardiovasc Magn Reson., 2018 Dec
  38. Aggarwal M, Bozurt B, Panjrath G, Aggarwal B, Ostfeld R, Barnard ND, Gaggin H, Freeman AM, Allen K, Madan S, Massera D, Litwin SE., Lifestyle Modifications as Potential Approaches for Prevention and Treatment of Heart Failure., Journal of American College of Cardiology, 2018 Nov
  39. Kleiner Shochat M, Fudim M, Shotan A, Blondheim DS, Kazatsker M, Dahan I, Asif A, Rozenman Y, Kleiner I, Weinstein JM, Panjrath G, Sobotka PA, Meisel SR., Prediction of readmissions and mortality in patients with heart failure: lessons from the IMPEDANCE-HF extended trial. ESC Heart Fail. 2018 Oct;5(5):788-799., ESC Heart Fail., 2018 Oct
  40. Alzahrani T, Nguyen T, Ryan A, Dwairy A, McCaffrey J, Yunus R, Forgione J, Krepp J, Nagy C, Mazhari R, Reiner J., Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Myocardial Infarction in the Transgender Population., Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 2019 Apr, Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Apr;12(4)
  41. Lee KB, Trachiotis GD, Reiner JS, Nagy CD, Double Valve-in-Valve Transcatheter Valve Replacements for Failed Surgical Bioprosthetic Aortic and Tricuspid Valves., Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 2019 Mar, Innovations (Phila). 2019 Mar 14
  42. January CT, Wann LS, Calkins H, Field ME, Chen LY, Furie KL, Cigarroa JE, Heidenreich PA, Cleveland JC Jr, Murray KT, Ellinor PT, Shea JB, Ezekowitz MD, Tracy CM, Yancy CW., 2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society., Heart Rhythm, 2019 Jan, Heart Rhythm. 2019 Jan 28. pii: S1547-5271(
  43. Tracy CM, Crossley GH, Bunch TJ, Chow GV, Leiserowitz A, Indik JH, Kusumoto F, Mendes LA, Munger TM, Murali S, Patton KK, Russo AM, Scheinman M, Schoenhard, 2017 ACC/HRS lifelong learning statement for clinical cardiac electrophysiology specialists: A report of the ACC Competency Management Committee, Heart Rhythm, 2018 Feb, Heart Rhythm. 2018 Feb;15(2):e17-e34.
  44. Sitbon O, Gomberg-Maitland M, Granton J, Lewis MI, Mathai SC, Rainisio M, Stockbridge NL, Wilkins MR, Zamanian RT, Rubin LJ. Clinical trial design and new therapies for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Eur Resp J. 2019 Jan 24;53(1) pii:1801908. Dec. 13. (epub) PMID: 30545975
  45. Benza RL, Gomberg-Maitland M, Elliott G, Farber HWA, Foreman AJ, Frost AE, McGoon MD, Pasta DJ, Selej M, Burger C, Frantz RP. An update of the risk score calculator in pulmonary arterial hypertension patients from the registry to evaluate early and long-term PAH disease management (REVEAL). Chest. 2019 Feb 14 (epub)
  46. Parikh KS, Sharma K, Fiuzat M, Surks HK, George JT, Hoarpour N, Depre C, Desvigne-Nickens P, Nkulikiyinka R, Lewis GD, Gomberg-Maitland M, O’Conner CM, Sockbridge N, Califf RM, Konstam MA, Januzzi JL Jr, Solomon SD, Borlaug BA, Shah SJ, Medfield MM, Felker GM. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction expert panel report: Current controversies and implications for clinical trails. Jacc Heart Fail. 2018 Aug;6(8):619-632. PMID: 30071950
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National and Regional Presentations
  1. Nagy C, Interventions at the VA Cases: Protected PCI, CRT 2019 - Washington DC, 2019 Mar
  2. Nagy C, Plenary Speaker] MitraClip in the VA: Time to Take Off, CRT 2019 - Washington DC, 2019 Mar
  3. Nagy C, Structural Interventions at the VA, CRT 2019 - Washington DC, 2019 Mar
  4. Nagy C, Heart Valve Workshop, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center Valve Workshop, 2019 Mar
  5. Panjrath G, Guidelines to Clinical Practice in Heart Failure, Peruvian Society of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions, Lima, Peru, 2019 May
  6. Panjrath G, Comorbidities in HF: What You Need to Know in 2019, Peruvian Society of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions, Lima, Peru, 2019 May
  7. Panjrath G, Highlights from ACC 2019, Peruvian Society of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions, Lima, Peru, 2019 May
  8. Panjrath C, Heart Failure Section Highlight Sessions, ACC Scientific Sessions, 2019 Mar
  9. Panjrath G, Top 3 Clinical studies, ACC Highlight Sessions, 2019 Mar
  10. Panjrath G, OSA Versus CSA - Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies, ACC Scientific Session, 2019 Mar
  11. Panjrath G, Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure, Cardio Metabolic Health Congress, Boston, 2018 Oct
  12. Panjrath G, Guideline to Clinical Practice in Heart Failure., International Heart Failure Congress, Shenzhen, China, 2018 Jul
  13. Panjrath G, Inotropes and Vasodilators in Acute Heart Failure,, Inter American Congress of Heart Failure, Panama City, Panama, 2018 Jul
  14. Panjrath G, Evaluation and Management of Cardiogenic Shock, Inter American Congress of Heart Failure, Panama City, Panama, 2018 Jul
  15. Panjrath G, Heart Failure Guideline to Practice Update, Walter Reed Medical Center Medicine Grand Rounds, Bethesda, 2018 Feb
  16. Solomon A, Arrhythmias in Athletes, Heart Rhythm Society Annual Session, 2018 May
  17. Tracy C, Ablation Should Be Performed in All Patients With Brugada Syndrome, Heart Rhythm Sociaety Annual Scientific Sessions, 2019 May
  18. Tracy C, Global Disparities in Cardiac Pacemaker Therapy, Heart Rhythm Sociaety Annual Scientific Sessions, 2019 May
  19. Tracy C, What Are Atypical Clinical Paths Really Like?, Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions, 2019 May
  20. Tracy C, Novel Ways to Look at Risks of Atrial Fibrillation, American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions, 2018 Nov
  21. Borden WB, Policy to Payment to Practice, American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2019, 2019 Apr
  22. Borden WB, Alternate Payment Model Panel - what other payment modules other than "fee-for-service" is viable?, ACT IAC Health Innovation Day, 2019 Apr
  23. Borden WB, Operating successfully in Medicare Shared Savings Plan ACO, American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2019, 2019 Mar
  24. Borden WB, ACO Executive Roundtable for ACOs in New York, McKinsey & Company, 2019 Feb
  25. Borden WB, Renal denervation, the Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration, 2018 Dec
  26. Borden WB, Telehealth Innovations to Promote Person-Centered Care in DC, Telehealth Innovations to Promote Person-Centered Care in DC, 2018 Nov
  27. Borden WB, U.S. Health Policy at the Crossroads: What Cardiovascular Clinicians Need to Know, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018, 2018 Nov
  28. Borden WB, MIPS/APM Pathway, American College of Cardiology Legislative Conference, 2018 Oct
  29. Borden WB, Telehealth Quality Measure Development Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable, Discern Health, 2018 Jul
  30. Borden WB, Patient Cohort Management and Clinical Standard Delivery, American College of Cardiology Health Systems Conference, 2018 Jun
  31. Mazhari R, Taking the high road: Trans-radial management of ischemic leg following TAVR, Fellows complication course, 2019 Jun
  32. Choi AD. American College of Cardiology 2019 Imaging Highlights Session: The #ACCImaging Social Media Response, March 2019
  33. Choi AD. Invited Lecture: Recent advances and the future of Cardiac CT, The editors speak: Social Media and Cardiac CT, Society of Cardiovascular CT 2018 Annual Scientific Sessions, July 2018
  34. Choi AD. Speaker, Finding your Niche in Academic Cardiology: An Imager’s Perspective. American College of Cardiology Mid-Atlantic Cardiology Symposium, November 2018, Washington, DC
  35. Choi AD. Basics of Coronary CT Angiography. SCCT Chicago: Cardiac CT for the Practitioner – Invited Lecturer, March 30-31, 2019, Chicago, IL
  36. Choi AD. CT Angiography for Structural: TAVR, Valve in Valve, TMVR. SCCT Chicago: Cardiac CT for the Practitioner – Invited Lecturer, March 30-31, 2019, Chicago, IL
  37. Choi AD. Coronary Cases. SCCT Chicago: Cardiac CT for the Practitioner – Invited Lecturer, March 30-31, 2019, Chicago, IL
  38. Choi AD. Structural Cases. SCCT Chicago: Cardiac CT for the Practitioner – Invited Lecturer, March 30-31, 2019, Chicago, IL
  39. Choi AD. Invited online lecture: Introduction to Cardiac CT Tweetorial. American College of Cardiology Fellows-in-Training Social Media Bootcamp Series, August 2018.
  40. Gomberg-Maitland M, American College of Cardiology, Co-Chair, Highlighted original research: Pulmonary hypertension and venous thromboembolic disease and the year in review. New Orleans, LA. March 2019.
  41. Gomberg-Maitland M, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant, speaker, “The drugs don’t (or might not) work anymore! Implications for treatments in PAH with the new hemodynamic definition.” Session entitled, “Changes in the world of pulmonary hypertension: Nice or not Nice.” Orlando, Fl. April 2019.
Editorial Boards/National Committees
  1. Gomberg-Maitland, M. European Respiratory Journal; Associate Editor
  2. Gomberg-Maitland M. CHEST; Associate Editor
  3. Gomberg-Maitland M. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Section Editor Pulmonary Hypertension
  4. Gomberg-Maitland M. Member, Pulmonary Hypertension Association Scientific Leadership Council
  5. Gomberg-Maitland M. Chair, Pulmonary Hypertension Association Scientific Leadership Council Education Committee
  6. Katz R. British Journal of Cardiology; Editorial Board
  7. Choi A. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging; Editorial Board (Social Media)
  8. Choi A. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography; Editorial Board (Social Media)
  9. Choi A. Society of Cardiovascular CT; Annual Scientific Meeting Committee
  10. Borden B. Vice Chair, American Heart Association Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research
  11. Borden B. Member, American Heart Association National Advocacy Coordinating Committee
  12. Borden B. Member, American College of Cardiology Population Health Management Task Force
  13. Borden B. Associate Editor, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
  14. Choi B. American College of Cardiology Informatics and Health IT Task Force
  15. Choi B. RAD-AID International, Senior Member, 2015 May-None, Director
  16. Lewis J. American College of Cardiology Governor for the District of Columbia.
  17. Panjrath G. Member, American College of Cardiology Heart Failure and Transplant Section Leadership Council
  18. Panjrath G. World Heart Federation Heart Failure Roadmap. Heart Failure Writing Group
  19. Panjrath G. Heart Failure Society of America, Annual Scientific Session Planning Committee
  20. Panjrath G. American College of Cardiology Academic Cardiology Council, Member
  21. Panjrath G. American College of Cardiology Heart Failure and Transplant Section leadership, Member
  22. Panjrath G. Editorial Board, ACC.org,
  23. Panjrath G. Editorial Board, VAD Journal
  24. Solomon A. American College of Cardiology, Writing committee Electrophysiology In service exam