Dr. Laughrun has years of experience in the interpretation of echocardiograms and nuclear cardiology studies. He performs and interprets transesophageal echocardiograms.
Dr. Laughrun is very interested, and Board Certified, in seeing patients with Adult Congenital Heart Disease.
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines: Faculty of the Year Award, 2015
Iowa Lutheran Family Practice Residency: Faculty of the Year Award, 2003
UCLA: UCLA Solomon Scholars Resident Research Award, 1992
Bacterial endocarditis presenting in an adult patient with undiagnosed double-chambered right ventricle Clin Case Rep. 2019 May; 7(5):893-897. . View in PubMed
Pulmonary vascular resistance index: Getting the units right and why it matters Clin Cardiol. 2019 Mar; 42(3):334-338. . View in PubMed
Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Index: Getting the Units Right and Why it Matters Clin Cardiol. 2019 Jan 04. . View in PubMed
Successful Implementation of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support as a Bridge to Heart-Lung Transplantation in an Eisenmenger's Syndrome Patient With Paradoxical Coronary Embolism J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2019 Jan-Dec; 7:2324709619846575. . View in PubMed
Rare Case of Recurrent Cardioembolic Stroke Attributed to Multiple Congenital Cardiac Malformations CASE (Phila). 2018 Apr; 2(2):42-46. . View in PubMed
Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Complicated by Appendage Perforation Rescued by Device Deployment J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2018 Jan-Dec; 6:2324709618800108. . View in PubMed
Progression of asymptomatic mild carotid artery stenosis: Implications for frequency of surveillance Vasc Med. 2017 10; 22(5):411-417. . View in PubMed
Usefulness of coronary MR angiography prior to angioplasty Int J Card Imaging. 1999 Dec; 15(6):533-40. . View in PubMed
Use and limitations of immediate postprocedural intracoronary Doppler blood flow measurements for predicting late result after coronary balloon angioplastyResults of a pilot study. Cardiology. 1997 Sep-Oct; 88(5):433-40. . View in PubMed