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Tomas Konecny, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medicine
KEK Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Overview

I strive to provide outstanding patient care. In my practice, my patients benefit from my clinical training and my clinical research focusing on cardiac arrhythmias – recognized by awards from American College of Chest Physicians, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and others. My philosophy of care revolves around 3 key aspects: 1) I empower my patients to make important health-related decisions based on the most up to date diagnostic strategies, 2) I lead a very personalized and thorough discussion with each patient regarding the optimal treatment and 3) I follow through with each patient until the health issue under investigation is resolved.

Awards

Czech Society of Cardiology : Young Investigator Award, Third Place, 2013

Cardiovascular Research Technologies: Best Innovation Award, 2nd Place, 2013

American College of Physicians: First Prize, Research Presentations, 2008

Phi Kappa Phi: Elected Member, 2003

American College of Chest Physicians: Young Investigator Award, First Prize, 2011

Westmont College : Summa Cum Laude, 2003

Mayo Clinic: Mayo International Health Scholarship Award, 2013

American College of Cardiology: Young Investigator Award, Second Place, 2012

Westmont College: Presidential Scholarship, 2001-2003

American Heart Association : Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator Award- Finalist, 2012

Columbia University Medical Center: Joseph Collins Award, 2004-2006

Publications

Mach L, Konecny T, Helanova K, Jaffe AS, Sorenson EJ, Somers VK, Reeder GS. Elevation of cardiac troponin T in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Acta Neurol Belg. 2016 Dec; 116(4):557-564. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Saxon LA. Integration of Smartphone Based Monitoring: No Modality is an Island, Entire of Itself. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016 Jan; 27(1):58-9. View in: PubMed

Podrouzkova H, Bedanova H, Tretina M, Korinek J, Stepanova R, Hruskova J, Nemec P, Konecny T, Orban M. Decrease in longitudinal strain in heart transplant recipients is associated with rejection. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2015 Dec; 159(4):601-6. View in: PubMed

Ruzek L, Konecny T, Soucek F, Konecny D, Mach L, Ommen SR, Kopecky SL, Nishimura RA. Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitor Use in Men With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Aug 15; 116(4):618-21. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Geske JB, Ludka O, Orban M, Brady PA, Abudiab MM, Albuquerque FN, Placek A, Kara T, Sahakyan KR, Gersh BJ, Tajik AJ, Allison TG, Ommen SR, Somers VK. Decreased exercise capacity and sleep-disordered breathing in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Chest. 2015 Jun 1; 147(6):1574-81. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Noseworthy PA, Kapa S, Cooper LT, Mulpuru SK, Sandhu GS, Asirvatham S. Endomyocardial biopsy-integrating electrode at the bioptome tip. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2015 Jun; 9(3):66-9. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Friedman PA, Sanon S, Rihal CS, Mulpuru SK. Percutaneous transapical access with closure for ventricular tachycardia ablation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Apr; 8(2):508-11. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Khanna AD, Novak J, Jama AA, Zawadowski GM, Orban M, Pressman G, Bukartyk J, Kara T, Cetta F, Borlaug BA, Somers VK, Reeder GS. Interatrial pressure gradients during simulated obstructive sleep apnea: A catheter-based study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Dec 1; 84(7):1138-45. View in: PubMed

Mulpuru SK, Konecny T, Madhavan M, Kapa S, Noseworthy PA, McLeod CJ, Friedman PA, Packer DL, Asirvatham SJ. Atypical variants of right ventricular outflow arrhythmias. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014 Dec; 25(12):1321-7. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Reeder G, Noseworthy PA, Konecny D, Carney JA, Asirvatham SJ. Percutaneous ablation and retrieval of a right atrial myxoma. Heart Lung Circ. 2014 Nov; 23(11):e244-7. View in: PubMed

Geske JB, Konecny T, Ommen SR, Nishimura RA, Sorajja P, Schaff HV, Ackerman MJ, Gersh BJ. Surgical myectomy improves pulmonary hypertension in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Eur Heart J. 2014 Aug 7; 35(30):2032-9. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Park JY, Somers KR, Konecny D, Orban M, Soucek F, Parker KO, Scanlon PD, Asirvatham SJ, Brady PA, Rihal CS. Relation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jul 15; 114(2):272-7. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Somers VK. Sleep-disordered breathing in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: challenges and opportunities. Chest. 2014 Jul; 146(1):228-34. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Kara T, Somers VK. Obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension: an update. Hypertension. 2014 Feb; 63(2):203-9. View in: PubMed

Abudiab M, Aijaz B, Konecny T, Kopecky SL, Squires RW, Thomas RJ, Allison TG. Use of functional aerobic capacity based on stress testing to predict outcomes in normal, overweight, and obese patients. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Dec; 88(12):1427-34. View in: PubMed

Ludka O, Spinar J, Tomandl J, Konecny T. Comparison of NT-proBNP levels in hemodialysis versus peritoneal dialysis patients. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2013 Dec; 157(4):325-30. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, DeSimone CV, Friedman PA, Bruce C, Asirvatham SJ. Synchronous intra-myocardial ventricular pacing without crossing the tricuspid valve or entering the coronary sinus. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2013 May-Jun; 14(3):137-8. View in: PubMed

Mainigi SK, Chebrolu LH, Romero-Corral A, Mehta V, Machado RR, Konecny T, Pressman GS. Prediction of significant conduction disease through noninvasive assessment of cardiac calcification. Echocardiography. 2012 Oct; 29(9):1017-21. View in: PubMed

Ludka O, Konecny T, Pozdisek Z, Cerny J, Spinar J. Right ventricular mass in an asymptomatic HIV positive patient. J Card Surg. 2012 May; 27(3):322-4. View in: PubMed

Albuquerque FN, Calvin AD, Sert Kuniyoshi FH, Konecny T, Lopez-Jimenez F, Pressman GS, Kara T, Friedman P, Ammash N, Somers VK, Caples SM. Sleep-disordered breathing and excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with atrial fibrillation. Chest. 2012 Apr; 141(4):967-73. View in: PubMed

Sert Kuniyoshi FH, Zellmer MR, Calvin AD, Lopez-Jimenez F, Albuquerque FN, van der Walt C, Trombetta IC, Caples SM, Shamsuzzaman AS, Bukartyk J, Konecny T, Gami AS, Kara T, Somers VK. Diagnostic accuracy of the Berlin Questionnaire in detecting sleep-disordered breathing in patients with a recent myocardial infarction. Chest. 2011 Nov; 140(5):1192-7. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Somers VK. Vascular dysfunction in sleep apnea: not just a peripheral concern. Hypertension. 2011 Sep; 58(3):352-3. View in: PubMed

Adachi T, Sert-Kuniyoshi FH, Calvin AD, Singh P, Romero-Corral A, van der Walt C, Davison DE, Bukartyk J, Konecny T, Pusalavidyasagar S, Sierra-Johnson J, Somers VK. Effect of weight gain on cardiac autonomic control during wakefulness and sleep. Hypertension. 2011 Apr; 57(4):723-30. View in: PubMed

Macedo PG, Brugada J, Leinveber P, Benito B, Molina I, Sert-Kuniyoshi F, Adachi T, Bukartyk J, van der Walt C, Konecny T, Maharaj S, Kara T, Montserrat J, Somers V. Sleep-disordered breathing in patients with the Brugada syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Mar 1; 107(5):709-13. View in: PubMed

Ludka O, Konecny T, Somers V. Sleep apnea, cardiac arrhythmias, and sudden death. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(4):340-3. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Somers K, Orban M, Koshino Y, Lennon RJ, Scanlon PD, Rihal CS. Interactions between COPD and outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention. Chest. 2010 Sep; 138(3):621-7. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Kuniyoshi FH, Orban M, Pressman GS, Kara T, Gami A, Caples SM, Lopez-Jimenez F, Somers VK. Under-diagnosis of sleep apnea in patients after acute myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Aug 24; 56(9):742-3. View in: PubMed

Konecny T, Brady PA, Orban M, Lin G, Pressman GS, Lehar F, Tomas K, Gersh BJ, Tajik AJ, Ommen SR, Somers VK. Interactions between sleep disordered breathing and atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Jun 1; 105(11):1597-602. View in: PubMed

Koshino Y, Villarraga HR, Orban M, Bruce CJ, Pressman GS, Leinveber P, Saleh HK, Konecny T, Kara T, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Changes in left and right ventricular mechanics during the Mueller maneuver in healthy adults: a possible mechanism for abnormal cardiac function in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 May; 3(3):282-9. View in: PubMed

Eleid MF, Konecny T, Orban M, Sengupta PP, Somers VK, Parish JM, Mookadam F, Brady PA, Sullivan BL, Khandheria BK, Ommen SR, Tajik AJ. High prevalence of abnormal nocturnal oximetry in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Nov 3; 54(19):1805-9. View in: PubMed

Orban M, Bruce CJ, Pressman GS, Leinveber P, Romero-Corral A, Korinek J, Konecny T, Villarraga HR, Kara T, Caples SM, Somers VK. Dynamic changes of left ventricular performance and left atrial volume induced by the mueller maneuver in healthy young adults and implications for obstructive sleep apnea, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Dec 1; 102(11):1557-61. View in: PubMed

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