Accepted Abstracts

Accepted Abstracts 2017

Oral Presentations:



1. Impella 2.5 and CP Use at a Rural Community Hospital; Experience and Outcomes with 97 Implants 2011-2016

Charles Wilkins, MD, San Juan Regional Hospital, Farmington, NM

2. Profiling plasma caspase activity in heart failure and during LVAD support as biomarkers of cardiac health and recovery.

Frank Jefferson, MD, Duke University, Durham, NC

3. Peripheral vascular pulsatility in heart failure patients with continuous flow centrifuge and axial left ventricular assist devices: the effect of pump speed.

Jay Hydren, MS, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

4. Cerebral autoregulation and brain-tissue oxygenation are preserved in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices.

William K. Cornwell III, MD, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

5.  Scientific considerations: accuracy, physiology, details (the devil lives here).

Alan Morris, MD, U of Utah/Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT

1. Gene expression in Pediatric Myocardium: Pulsatile- vs. Continuous-Flow VAD Support. 

Iki Adachi, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

2. Novel trends in speckle tracking echocardiography in non-ischemic cardiomyopathy patients with heart failure with recovered ejection fraction. 

Stanley Swat, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

3. Coronary vascular function is improved in ischemic cardiomyopathy patients after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. 

John David Symons, PhD, U of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
4. Evidence that Mesenchymal to Endothelial Transition (MET) occurs Secondary to Cardiac Unloading through LVAD support

Ana Sofia Cruz Solbes, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

5. Effects of increased myocardial tissue concentration of myristic, palmitic and palmitoleic acids on the course of cardiac atrophy of the failing heart unloaded by heterotopic transplantation.

Martin Pokorný, MD, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic

6. The Effect of Reverse Remodeling on Intraventricular Flow in the LVAD-Supported Heart Studied in a Mock Circulatory Loop. 

Karen May-Newman, PhD, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
7. Cardiac spinal sensory endings mediate remodeling in the post MI state.

Irving H. Zucker, PhD, Editor In Chief, The American Journal of Physiology- Heart and Circulatory Physiology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

8. Combination Bioelectric Stimulator, Micro Infusion Pump and Multi Protein Composition for Heart Regeneration.

Leslie Miller, MD, 
Leonhardt Ventures,
Salt Lake City, UT


Poster Presentations:



1. Exercise Pressor and Muscle Metaboreflex Responses in Heart Failure Patients with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Heather L. Clifton, VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

2. New Insights into Symptom Burdens of Advanced Heart Failure Patients with HIV Infection

Mahesh Chandrasekhar, MD, Georgetown University Hospital/Medstar Washington Hospital Center

3. Altered mitochondrial calcium signaling in a mitochondrial cardiomyopathy model 

Salah Sommakia, U of Utah/ CVRTI, Salt Lake City, UT
4. Impact of HFpEF on the Development of Neuromuscular Fatigue during Exercise

Joshua Weavil, U of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

5. Rapid histochemical diagnosis cardiovascular tissue: can it impact clinical course of mechanical support and assess myocardial recovery? 

Jai Raman Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

6. Cardiac remodeling in patients with heart failure undergoing endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.

Dimitrios Koudoumas MD PhD, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
7. Utilization and outcomes of temporary mechanical circulatory support following heart transplantation. 

Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvil, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 

8. Characteristics and management of patients presenting with chest pain to hospital emergency departments in the United States. 

Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, U of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

9. Early Mobility for Critically Ill Patients in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Decreases Acute Length of Stay.

Haley Yolken & Bryan Lohse, U of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

10. Exercise to Enhance Myocardial Recovery via Ambulatory Micro-Axial Flow Pump in a Case of Post-Cardiotomy Shock.

Gregory Valania DO, Baystate Health, Springfield, MA 

11. Early weight loss independent effects of sleeve gastrectomy on diet-induced cardiac dysfunction in obese, Wistar rats.

Tammy Kindel, MD, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

12. Validation of a Novel Experimental Blood Pressure Monitor.

Pavol Sajgalik, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

13. Utilization and outcomes of temporary mechanical circulatory support following heart transplantation.

Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvil, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 

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