During the 2019 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology in New Orleans, nine research studies will be presented by clinicians and researchers from the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center. Representatives will also serve as panelists or presenters at six different events at the three-day conference.

Abstracts and Posters

  • POSTER: The Impact of Atrial Fibrillation at Time of Cardiac PET Stress Testing on Results, Coronary Outcomes and Mace (Stacey Knight, PhD)
  • POSTER: Coronary Artery Calcium is Associated with 90-day MACE at Any Level of Ischemic Burden in Patients Referred for PET/CT (Viet Le, PA-C)
  • COLLABORATION POSTER: Independent Prognostic Values of Clinical Risk Scores, Right Ventricular Systolic Pressure, and N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Peptide in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Insights from the Supervised and Unsupervised Models (Kirk Knowlton, MD)
  • POSTER: Catheter Ablation Compared to Medical Management for Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Carotid Arterial Disease is Associated with Lower Rates of Dementia and Stroke (Jared Bunch, MD)
  • COLLABORATION POSTER: Patterns of Statin Adherence Over Long Term Follow Up in an Insured Secondary Prevention Population with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (The Medicines Company)
  • POSTER: In Patients with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, High Statin Adherence Over 5 Years of Follow-up is Associated with Improved Cardiovascular Outcomes: Results from the IMPRES Study (Brent Muhlestein, MD)
  • ORAL POSTER: PET/CT Derived Ischemic Burden of 10% Predicts Optimal Treatment Strategy for Symptomatic CAD (Kent Meredith, MD)
  • POSTER ORAL: Discovery of Novel TITIN (TTN) Gene Truncating Mutations Among a Consecutive Cohort of Patients Presenting with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy (Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD)
  • COLLABORATION POSTER: Utah Cardiac Recovery Score Effectively Predicts Myocardial Recovery in Patients Supported with Durable Left Ventricular Assist Devices (Benjamin Horne, PhD)
  • PANELIST: Must Have Endovascular Skills: Fundamentals, Advanced Techniques and Complication Management (Viet Le, PA-C)
  • PRESENTATION: Recent Insights into the Mechanisms of Myocarditis (Kirk Knowlton, MD)
  • PRESENTATION: How I Evaluate Palpitations in the Athlete (Jared Bunch, MD)
  • PANELIST: The Road to Transcatheter Mitral Valve Therapies (Brian Whisenant, MD)
  • PRESENTATION: Patient Selection: Transcatheter Mitral Valve “Replacement” Therapies (Brian Whisenant, MD)
  • PANELIST: Aortic Dilemmas in the Cardiology Clinic (David Min, MD)

Meet the Team at the Booth

During the three-day conference, visit the Intermountain Heart Institute booth (#1031) in the Exhibit Hall to discuss the latest research studies and clinical best practices.

Saturday, March 16

9:30-11:30 – T. Jared Bunch, MD Dementia, atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation, and stroke

11:30-1:30 – Benjamin Horne, PhD Air pollution on health, risk scores and fasting

1:30-3:30 – J. Brent Muhlestein, MD PCI Intervention, MI/CAD, statin use, and the INSPIRE registry

3:30-4:30 – Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD Management of acute coronary syndromes, coronary risk predictors and prevention, CV genetics and pharmacogenetics, advanced cardiac imaging and randomized clinical trials

Sunday, March 17

9:30-11:30 – Donald Lappe, MD General cardiovascular research at Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, and implementation of clinical care in research

11:30-1:30 – David Minn, PhD Cardiac imaging - PET, CT, MRI, noninvasive diagnostic testing, risk stratification modeling, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, aortopathies, cardiomyopathies.

1:30-3:30 – Kirk Knowlton, MD Precision medicine, clinical pulmonary hypertension, viral myocarditis, heart failure and general research

3:30-4:30 – Kent Meredith, MD Interventional and nuclear cardiology

Monday, March 18

9:30-11:30 – Stacey Knight, PhD, MStat Family-based genetic studies, cardiovascular disease, and precision cardiovascular medicine

11:30-1:30 – Viet Le, PA-C Primary risk assessment, cardiac PET, coronary calcium imaging and mobile health