Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

Nana Afari-Armah, MD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Advanced heart failure
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Mechanical circulatory support
Research Interests
  • RV dysfunction in the LVAD population
Education
  • MD, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Training
  • Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure, Medstar - Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
  • Fellowship, Cardiology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Memberships
  • American Society of Echocardiography, 2015 – Present
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2014 – Present 
  • American College of Cardiology, 2013 – Present 
Awards and Honors
  • Chief Fellow, Cardiology  Temple University Hospital, 2015-2016
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Temple University Hospital, 2011-2012
  • Magna Cum Laude, Biology  Washington College, 2005
  • Valedictorian, Largo High School, 2001

Publications

Selected Publications

A Case of Extrinsic Proximal Outflow Graft Compression Contributing to Elevated LDH in a Patient with Suspected Pump Thrombosis. ISHLT 2017. San Diego, CA, April 5 – 8, 2017.

A Case of Mediastinitis and Ruptured Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Post Orthotopic Heart Transplant. ISHLT 2016. Washington, DC, April 27 – 30, 2016.

A Case of Rapidly Progressive AMR Despite Low DSA After Treatment. ISHLT 2014. San Diego, CA, April 10-13, 2014.

Factors Affecting Physician Behavior When Managing Cardiovascular Risk AHA / QCOR  (PI:  Dr. Alfred Bove). Washington, DC, May 14, 2011.

Factors Affecting Decision to Treat Cardiovascular Risk in an Urban Underserved Population with Intermediate Framingham Risk. (PI: Dr. Alfred Bove) AHA / QCOR. Washington, DC, May 13, 2011.

Incidence of Stroke in Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease.  NHLBI Research Training Program Fellow (University of Maryland School of Medicine).  (PI:  Dr. Steven Kitner). Baltimore, MD, August 2005.

Changes in Cardiac Myocytes Following Prolonged Hypertension.  NHLBI Research Training Program Fellow (University of Maryland School of Medicine)  (PI:  Dr. William Balke). Baltimore, MD, August 2004.

The influence of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Promoter Polymorphism in Non-Ischemic Heart Failure Patients.  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine  (PI:  Dr. Dennis McNamara). Pittsburgh, PA, July 2003.