Juan M Aranda

Juan M Aranda, MD, FACC

Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine; Professor Of Medicine; Vice Chair Of Clinical Affairs

Department: MD-CARDIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-9076
Business Email: arandjm@medicine.ufl.edu

About Juan M Aranda

My name is Dr. Juan Aranda and I am a professor of medicine and the chief of cardiovascular medicine at UF Health. I also serve as the vice chair for clinical affairs for the University of Florida Department of Medicine. I am board-certified in cardiovascular medicine and advanced heart failure/cardiac transplantation, and I possess more than 25 years of experience in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. I became interested in treating heart failure early in my career. At that time, the mechanisms of heart failure were not well understood, and I developed a true commitment to the advancement of medicine to improve outcomes for my heart failure patients.

I was drawn to the field of cardiology because my dad was a cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology and I grew up observing his passion, commitment and dedication to helping his patients. He is my true role model and has been a big contributor to the development of my own passion for helping others. One aspect of being a doctor that I enjoy is the opportunity to develop relationships with my patients – I treat my patients as if they were members of my own family. That is a special bond.

My career has been committed to the education of cardiovascular residents, fellows and physicians throughout the region and in Latin America. I am very proud that for the last 25 years, I have been able to provide education and training opportunities for young Hispanic physicians from Latin America. Having grown up in Puerto Rico, it gives me great pride to expand medical training opportunities for these young doctors and to see them go on to provide excellent care to underserved people in their communities.

As the chief of the division of cardiovascular medicine, other areas of importance to me are advancing cardiology research to improve patient care and providing research opportunities for my faculty members. Current research in our division includes the use of stem cells to improve heart function in heart failure patients, developing artificial intelligence to enhance cardiac imaging and diagnosis, and focusing on improving outcomes for elderly patients undergoing valvular and high-risk cardiac procedures. I am a past governor of the American College of Cardiology and have participated in multiple committees of the American College of Cardiology to improve quality, education and services in the area of cardiovascular disease.

During my time away from work, I enjoy being with my family at the beach, taking early morning weekend runs and walking my dogs around the neighborhood. I find working in my yard and golfing to be activities that are especially peaceful and good for the soul.

Accomplishments

Master clinician award
2015 · University of florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
PAS5010 Intro to Medicine 1

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart pacemaker
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assist Device

Publications

2024
A new opportunity for patient selection and optimization: Systematic review of cognitive frailty in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device implantation.
Geriatrics & gerontology international. 24(2):204-210 [DOI] 10.1111/ggi.14798. [PMID] 38199969.
2024
Left Ventricular Assist Device Use in Minorities: An Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). 70(1):14-21 [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000002046. [PMID] 37788482.
2024
Outcome of Patients With Systolic Heart Failure Who Underwent Sympathectomy for Ventricular Arrhythmia.
The American journal of cardiology. 225:37-40 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2024.05.035. [PMID] 38866354.
2024
Reconsidering FDA Guidelines: A Single-Center Experience of Prolonged Impella 5.5 Support.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.). 19(1):46-53 [DOI] 10.1177/15569845231212157. [PMID] 38013250.
2024
Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis Disguised as Light Chain Amyloidosis or Multiple Myeloma?
The American journal of cardiology. 210:85-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.10.031. [PMID] 37852567.
2023
Amyloid transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis with different manifestations, test findings and types.
BMJ case reports. 16(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2022-250972. [PMID] 37080632.
2023
Artificial intelligence guidance of advanced heart failure therapies: A systematic scoping review.
Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fcvm.2023.1127716. [PMID] 36910520.
2023
Pharmacological Therapy Optimization for Heart Failure: A Practical Guide for the Internist.
The American journal of medicine. 136(8):745-752 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2023.04.033. [PMID] 37148990.
2023
Prognostic Value of Frailty for Heart Failure Patients Undergoing Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: A Systematic Review.
Cardiology in review. [DOI] 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000541. [PMID] 36881614.
2023
Recurrent Cardiac Sarcoidosis and Giant Cell Myocarditis After Heart Transplant: A Case Report and Systematic Literature Review.
The American journal of cardiology. 207:271-279 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.08.005. [PMID] 37769570.
2023
Social Vulnerability Is Associated With Higher Rates of Hospitalizations and Amputations for Peripheral Arterial Disease.
The American journal of cardiology. 203:463-465 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.07.063. [PMID] 37542956.
2023
Utilization of the percutaneous left ventricular support as bridge to heart transplantation across the United States: In-depth UNOS database analysis.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 42(11):1597-1607 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2023.06.002. [PMID] 37307906.
2022
Impact of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients.
Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology. 79(5):646-649 [DOI] 10.1097/FJC.0000000000001223. [PMID] 35058410.
2021
Cardiac sarcoidosis in the donor heart without extracardiac manifestations.
BMJ case reports. 14(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2021-241902. [PMID] 33875513.
2021
Erratum to “Cardiovascular Considerations for the Internist and Hospitalist in the COVID-19 Era” AmJMed, 133(11); 1254-1261.
The American journal of medicine. 134(4) [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2021.01.001. [PMID] 33461734.
2021
Functional heart recovery in an adult mammal, the spiny mouse.
International journal of cardiology. 338:196-203 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijcard.2021.06.015. [PMID] 34126132.
2021
Hemodynamic effects of ivabradine use in combination with intravenous inotropic therapy in advanced heart failure.
Heart failure reviews. 26(2):355-361 [DOI] 10.1007/s10741-020-10029-x. [PMID] 32997214.
2021
Predictors of perioperative bleeding in left ventricular assist device implantation.
American heart journal plus : cardiology research and practice. 2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ahjo.2021.100006. [PMID] 38560584.
2021
Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Bariatric Surgery: A Route to Transplantation in Morbidly Obese Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). 67(2):163-168 [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001212. [PMID] 32701629.
2020
Axillary Artery Hemostasis Post-Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Failure.
JACC. Case reports. 2(2):305-308 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaccas.2019.11.084. [PMID] 34317229.
2020
Cardiovascular Considerations for the Internist and Hospitalist in the COVID-19 Era.
The American journal of medicine. 133(11):1254-1261 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.06.005. [PMID] 32653420.
2020
Leadless pacemaker use in a patient with a durable left ventricular assist device.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 43(9):1048-1050 [DOI] 10.1111/pace.13937. [PMID] 32394443.
2020
Outpatient Intravenous Diuretic Therapy for Acute Heart Failure: A Simplified Solution to a Formidable Problem.
Journal of cardiac failure. 26(9):800-801 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.08.008. [PMID] 31449962.
2020
Patterns of emergency department utilization for LVAD patients compared with non-LVAD patients.
International journal of cardiology. Heart & vasculature. 30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100617. [PMID] 32904266.
2020
Reply: Advantage of leadless pacemaker over the conventional pacemaker in patients with left ventricular assist device.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 43(10) [DOI] 10.1111/pace.14057. [PMID] 32895989.
2020
Severe COVID-19 After Recent Heart Transplantation Complicated by Allograft Dysfunction.
JACC. Case reports. 2(9):1347-1350 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.05.066. [PMID] 32835277.
2020
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement 24 years after cardiac transplantation.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(3):710-712 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14438. [PMID] 31971286.
2020
Utilizing the index for mortality prediction after cardiac transplantation risk score to predict hospital resource consumption.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(4):854-859 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14486. [PMID] 32115823.
2018
Effects of socioeconomic status on clinical outcomes with ventricular assist devices.
Clinical cardiology. 41(11):1463-1467 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.23070. [PMID] 30225924.
2018
Ventricular Assist Device Patients Have Different Clinical Outcomes and Altered Patterns of Bleeding with Intracranial Hemorrhage.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). 64(4):e55-e60 [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000744. [PMID] 29432298.
2017
Gastrointestinal Bleeding During the Index Hospitalization for Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices Implantation, a Nationwide Perspective.
Digestive diseases and sciences. 62(1):161-174 [DOI] 10.1007/s10620-016-4271-6. [PMID] 27510753.
2016
Association Between Bendopnea and Key Parameters of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure.
Journal of cardiac failure. 22(2):163-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.12.013. [PMID] 26708354.
2016
Left Ventricular Assist Device and Bariatric Surgery: A Bridge to Heart Transplant by Weight and Waiting Time Reduction.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 31(2):120-2 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.12688. [PMID] 26749254.
2015
Factors Related to Pump Thrombosis With the Heartmate II Left Ventricular Assist Device.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 30(10):775-80 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.12607. [PMID] 26283153.
2015
The impact of frailty in older patients with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy after implantation of cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator.
Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology. 17(4):598-602 [DOI] 10.1093/europace/euu333. [PMID] 25564552.
2014
Close antiplatelet therapy monitoring and adjustment based upon thrombelastography may reduce late-onset bleeding in HeartMate II recipients.
Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. 18(4):457-65 [DOI] 10.1093/icvts/ivt546. [PMID] 24421208.
2014
Drug-eluting stents may not reduce target lesion revascularization in cardiac allograft vasculopathy.
Journal of interventional cardiology. 27(1):80-5 [DOI] 10.1111/joic.12088. [PMID] 24383617.
2013
The use of left ventricular assist devices in the treatment of class IV heart failure patients: what the non-heart failure specialist needs to know.
Cardiology in review. 21(1):37-41 [DOI] 10.1097/CRD.0b013e3182614f69. [PMID] 22643346.
2012
A Multivariate Analysis of Clinical Parameters That Affect Gene Expression Profile Assessment of Immune Activation
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 31:S163-S164
2012
Elective noncardiac surgery in patients with left ventricular assist devices.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 27(5):639-42 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2012.01515.x. [PMID] 22978844.
2012
Enhanced External Counterpulsation (Eecp) Increases Glut-4 Protein Expression, Capillary Density and Glucose Tolerance in Patients With Abnormal Glucose Tolerance
The FASEB's Journal. 26
2012
Enhanced external counterpulsation improves peripheral artery function and glucose tolerance in subjects with abnormal glucose tolerance.
Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 112(5):868-76 [DOI] 10.1152/japplphysiol.01336.2011. [PMID] 22194326.
2012
Enhanced External Counterpulsation Improves Peripheral Artery Function, Redox Balance, and Insulin Resistance in Patients With Abnormal Glucose Tolerance
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 44
2012
Randomized controlled trial of ventricular elastic support therapy in the treatment of symptomatic heart failure: rationale and design.
American heart journal. 164(5):638-45 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ahj.2012.07.015. [PMID] 23137493.
2012
Skeletal muscle apoptotic signaling predicts thigh muscle volume and gait speed in community-dwelling older persons: an exploratory study.
PloS one. 7(2) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0032829. [PMID] 22389725.
2012
The impact of aging on mitochondrial function and biogenesis pathways in skeletal muscle of sedentary high- and low-functioning elderly individuals.
Aging cell. 11(5):801-9 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1474-9726.2012.00844.x. [PMID] 22681576.
2012
Virus-Derived Immunomodulatory Therapeutics for Heart Transplantation
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 31
2011
An exploratory analysis of the effects of a weight loss plus exercise program on cellular quality control mechanisms in older overweight women.
Rejuvenation research. 14(3):315-24 [DOI] 10.1089/rej.2010.1132. [PMID] 21631380.
2011
CHAMPION trial rationale and design: the long-term safety and clinical efficacy of a wireless pulmonary artery pressure monitoring system.
Journal of cardiac failure. 17(1):3-10 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2010.08.002. [PMID] 21187258.
2011
Hemodynamic factors associated with acute decompensated heart failure: part 1–insights into pathophysiology.
Journal of cardiac failure. 17(4):282-91 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2011.01.010. [PMID] 21440865.
2011
Hemodynamic factors associated with acute decompensated heart failure: part 2–use in automated detection.
Journal of cardiac failure. 17(5):366-73 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2011.01.011. [PMID] 21549292.
2011
Prevalence and Clinical Features of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction in a Veterans Administration Medical Center
. 17
2010
Coronary revascularization strategy and outcomes according to blood pressure (from the International Verapamil SR-Trandolapril Study [INVEST]).
The American journal of cardiology. 106(4):498-503 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2010.03.056. [PMID] 20691307.
2010
Rationale and design of the treatment of hyponatremia based on lixivaptan in NYHA class III/IV cardiac patient evaluation (THE BALANCE) study.
Clinical and translational science. 3(5):249-53 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2010.00217.x. [PMID] 20973922.
2009
A Novel Heart Failure Disease Management Strategy Reduces Heart Failure Readmissions in Veterans With Heart Failure
. 15
2009
Appropriate evaluation and treatment of heart failure patients after implantable cardioverter-defibrillator discharge: time to go beyond the initial shock.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 54(22):1993-2000 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2009.07.039. [PMID] 19926003.
2009
Benefit of cardiac resynchronization in elderly patients: results from the Multicenter InSync Randomized Clinical Evaluation (MIRACLE) and Multicenter InSync ICD Randomized Clinical Evaluation (MIRACLE-ICD) trials.
Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing. 25(2):91-6 [DOI] 10.1007/s10840-008-9330-2. [PMID] 19152106.
2009
Characteristics and outcomes of revascularized patients with hypertension: an international verapamil SR-trandolapril substudy.
Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979). 53(4):624-30 [DOI] 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.108.111542. [PMID] 19237684.
2009
Constrictive pericarditis presenting as a calcified anterior cardiac mass.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 87(5):1597-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.10.005. [PMID] 19379918.
2009
Current trends in heart failure readmission rates: analysis of Medicare data.
Clinical cardiology. 32(1):47-52 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.20453. [PMID] 19143005.
2009
Extended mechanical circulatory support with a continuous-flow rotary left ventricular assist device.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 54(4):312-21 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2009.03.055. [PMID] 19608028.
2009
Heart Failure-Specific Quality of Life Is Variably Impaired in Veterans With Heart Failure
. 15
2009
Sociodemographic Barriers To Implementation of Heart Failure Disease Management Within a Veterans Administration Medical Center
. 15
2008
Application of implantable hemodynamic monitoring in the management of patients with diastolic heart failure: a subgroup analysis of the COMPASS-HF trial.
Journal of cardiac failure. 14(10):816-23 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2008.07.235. [PMID] 19041044.
2008
Clinical characteristics and outcomes in hypertensive patients of Hispanic descent.
Preventive cardiology. 11(2):116-20 [PMID] 18401240.
2008
Incidence, predictors, and outcomes of cardiac pacing after cardiac transplantation: an 11-year retrospective analysis.
Transplantation. 85(8):1216-8 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0b013e31816b677c. [PMID] 18431245.
2008
Randomized controlled trial of an implantable continuous hemodynamic monitor in patients with advanced heart failure: the COMPASS-HF study.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 51(11):1073-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2007.10.061. [PMID] 18342224.
2008
Reoperative cardiac surgery after long-term ventricular support therapy.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 27(7):789-91 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2008.04.006. [PMID] 18582810.
2008
Telehealth Management of Heart Failure Improves Cardiac Remodeling
Journal of Cardiac Failure. 14(6):S114-S115 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2008.06.398.
2008
The Effect of Postural Changes On Intracardiac Filling Pressures
Journal of Cardiac Failure. 14(6) [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2008.06.096.
2008
Transition from chronic compensated to acute decompensated heart failure: pathophysiological insights obtained from continuous monitoring of intracardiac pressures.
Circulation. 118(14):1433-41 [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.783910. [PMID] 18794390.
2008
Tricuspid annular motion as a predictor of severe right ventricular failure after left ventricular assist device implantation.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 27(10):1102-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2008.07.022. [PMID] 18926401.
2008
Worldwide surgical experience with the Paracor HeartNet cardiac restraint device.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 135(1):188-95 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2007.09.034. [PMID] 18179940.
2007
Arterial-wave reflections are increased in heart failure patients with a left-ventricular assist device.
American journal of hypertension. 20(6):622-8 [PMID] 17531918.
2007
Cardiac transplantation in patients with anti-phospholipid antibodies.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 26(3):299-301 [PMID] 17346636.
2007
Effect of heart transplantation on skeletal muscle metabolic enzyme reserve and fiber type in end-stage heart failure patients.
Clinical transplantation. 21(1):94-100 [PMID] 17302597.
2007
Effect of sildenafil on pulmonary artery pressure, systemic pressure, and nitric oxide utilization in patients with left ventricular assist devices.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 83(1):68-71; discussion 71 [PMID] 17184632.
2007
Ethnic/racial variations in blood pressure awareness, treatment, and control.
Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.). 9(5):345-54 [PMID] 17485970.
2007
Initial heart rate and systolic blood pressure predict outcomes in chronic heart failure patients who are evaluated for cardiac transplant.
Clinical cardiology. 30(6):282-7 [PMID] 17551963.
2007
Initial United States experience with the Paracor HeartNet myocardial constraint device for heart failure.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 133(1):204-9 [PMID] 17198812.
2007
Magnetic resonance imaging of primary cardiac lymphoma.
Clinical cardiology. 30(3):144-5 [PMID] 17385706.
2007
Patient evaluation of ICD recall communication strategies: a vignette study.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 30(9):1105-11 [PMID] 17725753.
2007
Reducing events in patients with chronic heart failure (REDUCEhf ) study design: continuous hemodynamic monitoring with an implantable defibrillator.
Clinical cardiology. 30(11):567-75 [PMID] 18000962.
2007
Relation of beta(2)-adrenoceptor haplotype to risk of death and heart transplantation in patients with heart failure.
The American journal of cardiology. 99(2):250-5 [PMID] 17223428.
2007
Synergistic polymorphisms of beta1 and alpha2C-adrenergic receptors and the influence on left ventricular ejection fraction response to beta-blocker therapy in heart failure.
Pharmacogenetics and genomics. 17(4):277-82 [PMID] 17496726.
2006
Atrial fibrillation as a cause of left ventricular dysfunction after cardiac transplantation.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 25(1):131-3 [PMID] 16399543.
2006
Blood pressure control and cardiovascular outcomes in high-risk Hispanic patients–findings from the International Verapamil SR/Trandolapril Study (INVEST).
American heart journal. 151(5):1072-9 [PMID] 16644338.
2006
Comparison of calcitonin versus calcitonin + resistance exercise as prophylaxis for osteoporosis in heart transplant recipients.
Transplantation. 81(8):1191-5 [PMID] 16641607.
2006
Managing congestive heart failure patient factors in the device era.
Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.). 12(6):335-40 [PMID] 17170588.
2006
Managing the post-left ventricular assist device patient.
Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.). 12(1):41-5 [PMID] 16470091.
2006
Quality of death: implantable cardioverter defibrillators and proactive care.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 29(6):637-42 [PMID] 16784431.
2005
beta-Adrenergic receptor polymorphisms and responses during titration of metoprolol controlled release/extended release in heart failure.
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. 77(3):127-37 [PMID] 15735607.
2005
Beta1-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms and left ventricular remodeling changes in response to beta-blocker therapy.
Pharmacogenetics and genomics. 15(4):227-34 [PMID] 15864115.
2005
Early outcomes of a care coordination-enhanced telehome care program for elderly veterans with chronic heart failure.
Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association. 11(1):20-7 [PMID] 15785217.
2005
Effect of resistance exercise on skeletal muscle myopathy in heart transplant recipients.
The American journal of cardiology. 95(10):1192-8 [PMID] 15877992.
2005
Management of heart failure after cardiac resynchronization therapy: integrating advanced heart failure treatment with optimal device function.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 46(12):2193-8 [PMID] 16360045.
2005
Use of cardiac resynchronization therapy to optimize beta-blocker therapy in patients with heart failure and prolonged QRS duration.
The American journal of cardiology. 95(7):889-91 [PMID] 15781026.
2004
Awareness of hypertension and diabetes in the Hispanic community.
Clinical cornerstone. 6(3):7-13; discussion 14 [PMID] 15707258.
2004
Cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with heart failure and conduction abnormalities other than left bundle-branch block: analysis of the Multicenter InSync Randomized Clinical Evaluation (MIRACLE).
Clinical cardiology. 27(12):678-82 [PMID] 15628109.
2004
Dobutamine-related asthma in a patient awaiting cardiac transplantation: the eosinophilic dilemma.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 23(2):260-1 [PMID] 14761776.
2004
Treatment of hypertension in the Hispanic community: cultural case studies.
Clinical cornerstone. 6(3):71-5 [PMID] 15707264.
2003
Angiotensin II blockade: a therapeutic strategy with wide applications.
Clinical cardiology. 26(11):500-2 [PMID] 14640463.
2003
Comparison of dobutamine versus milrinone therapy in hospitalized patients awaiting cardiac transplantation: a prospective, randomized trial.
American heart journal. 145(2):324-9 [PMID] 12595851.
2003
Hyperhomocysteinemia in patients with heart failure referred for cardiac transplantation: preliminary observations.
Clinical cardiology. 26(9):407-10 [PMID] 14524595.
2003
Images in cardiology: a case of giant left atrium.
Clinical cardiology. 26(4) [PMID] 12708626.
2003
Images in cardiology: Infiltrating metastatic cardiac tumor.
Clinical cardiology. 26(5) [PMID] 12769255.
2003
Resistance exercise training and alendronate reverse glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in heart transplant recipients.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 22(10):1082-90 [PMID] 14550817.
2003
Sustained use of nesiritide to aid in bridging to heart transplant.
Clinical cardiology. 26(5):211-4 [PMID] 12769247.
2003
Vascular effects of sildenafil in hypertensive cardiac transplant recipients.
American journal of hypertension. 16(10):874-7 [PMID] 14553969.
2002
Amplitude and timing of central aortic pressure wave reflections in heart transplant recipients.
American journal of hypertension. 15(9):809-15 [PMID] 12219877.
2002
Anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody (rituximab) therapy for acute cardiac humoral rejection: a case report.
Transplantation. 73(6):907-10 [PMID] 11923690.
2002
Comparison of the beta blocker bucindolol in younger versus older patients with heart failure.
The American journal of cardiology. 89(11):1322-6 [PMID] 12031741.
2002
Hormone therapy in men and risk of cardiac allograft rejection.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 21(4):493-5 [PMID] 11927227.
2002
Percutaneous coronary intervention versus medical therapy for coronary allograft vasculopathy. One center’s experience.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 21(8):860-6 [PMID] 12163085.
2002
QRS duration variability in patients with heart failure.
The American journal of cardiology. 90(3):335-7 [PMID] 12127628.
2002
Ventricular dyssynchrony in dilated cardiomyopathy: the role of biventricular pacing in the treatment of congestive heart failure.
Clinical cardiology. 25(8):357-62 [PMID] 12173901.
2001
Cardiac transplantation in a patient with hereditary hemochromatosis: role of adjunctive phlebotomy and erythropoietin.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 20(6):696-8 [PMID] 11404177.
2000
Cardiac transplant vasculopathy.
Chest. 118(6):1792-800 [PMID] 11115475.
1998
Effect of loading conditions on myocardial relaxation velocities determined by Doppler tissue imaging in heart transplant recipients.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 17(7):693-7 [PMID] 9703234.
1997
Cardiac transplantation: the University of Florida experience.
Clinical transplants. 199-208 [PMID] 9919405.

Grants

Apr 2024 ACTIVE
Intelligent Bridging to Heart Transplantation (IBOT): a platform for personalized circulatory support planning
Role: Other
Funding: AMER HEART ASSOCIATION
Sep 2016 – Feb 2018
SmartCare-FL Oversight Committee Chair YR 3
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER COL OF CARDIOLOGY via CTRS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
May 2016 – Apr 2020
OUTCOMES ALLOMAP RGISTRY (OAR) STUDY
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: EXPRESSION DIAGNOSTICS (XDX)
Feb 2016 – Sep 2019
INfluenza Vaccine to Effectively Stop Cardio Thoracic Events and Decompensated heart failure (INVESTED)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Sep 2014 – Aug 2017
SmartCare-FL Oversight Committee Chair
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER COL OF CARDIOLOGY via US DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SER
Jan 2014 – Dec 2022
PAYROLL OPERATING PROJECT
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: 214 OPERATING ACCOUNT
Jun 2013 – May 2016
Outcomes AlloMap Rgistry (OAR) Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: EXPRESSION DIAGNOSTICS (XDX)
Mar 2012 – Aug 2020
UFRCC for Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Jul 2008 – Jun 2017
Clinical Fellowship Training in Heart Failure (HF)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MULTIPLE SPONSORS

Education

Medical Degree
1997 · University of South Florida
Residency
1997 · VA Medical Center
Medical Degree
1991 · University of Puerto Rico

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9076
Emails:
Addresses:
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DIVISION OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE
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GAINESVILLE FL 32610