Keck School Faculty

Uri Elkayam, MD
Uri Elkayam, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine (Part-Time)
Medicine
IRD 331 Off Campus Los Angeles
Uri Elkayam, MD is a Professor of Medicine and a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Southern California. He is a nationally and internationally known expert in heart failure and heart disease in pregnancy. Dr Elkayam is a past member of the executive council of the Heart Failure Society of America and the chairman of its corporate affairs committee. He is a present or past editorial board member of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiac Failure, Heart Failure, Heart Failure Reviews, Journal of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiology in Review.

International Academy of Cardiology: Distinguished Fellowship Award- Cardiology, 2007

8th World Congress on Heart Failure : Melvin L. Marcus Memorial Award for Distinguished Contribution as a Gifted Teacher, 2002

Department of Maternal- Fetal Medicine, USC Women's & Children's Hospital : Award for Education of Residents and Fellows, 2002

Breastfeeding, Cellular Immune Activation, and Myocardial Recovery in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2019 Jun; 4(3):291-300. . View in PubMed

Electrocardiographic findings in peripartum cardiomyopathy Clin Cardiol. 2019 May; 42(5):524-529. . View in PubMed

Electrocardiographic Findings in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Clin Cardiol. 2019 Mar 07. . View in PubMed

Imbalanced Angiogenesis in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) Circ J. 2018 Sep 25; 82(10):2689. . View in PubMed

Association of admission vsnadir serum albumin concentration with short-term treatment outcomes in patients with acute heart failure. J Int Med Res. 2018 Sep; 46(9):3665-3674. . View in PubMed

Imbalanced Angiogenesis in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) Circ J. 2018 Aug 17. . View in PubMed

How to Predict Pregnancy Risk in an Individual Woman With Heart Disease J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 May 29; 71(21):2431-2433. . View in PubMed

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: approach to management Curr Opin Cardiol. 2018 May; 33(3):347-353. . View in PubMed

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: approach to management Curr Opin Cardiol. 2018 05; 33(3):347-353. . View in PubMed

Association of admission vsnadir serum albumin concentration with short-term treatment outcomes in patients with acute heart failure. J Int Med Res. 2018 Jan 01; 300060518777349. . View in PubMed

Can I get pregnant again? Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 Dec; 19(12):1729-1731.. View in PubMed

Peripartum cardiomyopathy for the clinician: the known and the unknown Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 Sep; 19(9):1142-1144. . View in PubMed

Anticoagulation Therapy for Pregnant Women With Mechanical Prosthetic Heart Valves: How to Improve Safety? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jun 06; 69(22):2692-2695.. View in PubMed

Myocardial Damage Detected by Late Gadolinium Enhancement Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Is Uncommon in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Apr 03; 6(4). . View in PubMed

Heart Failure-Induced Brain Injury J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Mar 28; 69(12):1609-1616. . View in PubMed

Can I get pregnant again? Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 12; 19(12):1729-1731.. View in PubMed

Peripartum cardiomyopathy for the clinician: the known and the unknown Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 09; 19(9):1142-1144. . View in PubMed

Angiotensin Receptor-Neprilysin Inhibition J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2017 07; 22(4):356-364. . View in PubMed

Echocardiography in Pregnancy: Part 1 Curr Cardiol Rep. 2016 Sep; 18(9):92. . View in PubMed

Echocardiography in Pregnancy: Part 2 Curr Cardiol Rep. 2016 Sep; 18(9):90. . View in PubMed

High-Risk Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy: Part II J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Aug 02; 68(5):502-516. . View in PubMed

High-Risk Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy: Part I J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Jul 26; 68(4):396-410. . View in PubMed

High-Risk Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy: Part II J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Jul 01. . View in PubMed

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Circulation. 2016 Apr 05; 133(14):1397-409. . View in PubMed

GNB3 C825T Polymorphism and Myocardial Recovery in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Results of the Multicenter Investigations of Pregnancy-Associated Cardiomyopathy Study Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Mar; 9(3):e002683. . View in PubMed

Echocardiography in Pregnancy: Part 1 Curr Cardiol Rep. 2016 09; 18(9):92. . View in PubMed

Echocardiography in Pregnancy: Part 2 Curr Cardiol Rep. 2016 09; 18(9):90. . View in PubMed

High-Risk Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy: Part I J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 07 26; 68(4):396-410. . View in PubMed

Clinical Outcomes for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in North America: Results of the IPAC Study (Investigations of Pregnancy-Associated Cardiomyopathy) J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Aug 25; 66(8):905-14. . View in PubMed

"Of mice and (wo)men": The need to confirm results of animal experimentations with solid clinical data Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2015 Aug; 25(6):505-7. . View in PubMed

Cardiorenal interactions in acute decompensated heart failure: contemporary concepts facing emerging controversies J Card Fail. 2014 Dec; 20(12):1004-11. . View in PubMed

Cardiac medication during pregnancy, data from the ROPAC Int J Cardiol. 2014 Nov 15; 177(1):124-8. . View in PubMed

Monitoring of anti-Xa in pregnant patients with mechanical prosthetic valves receiving low-molecular-weight heparin: peak or trough levels? J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Sep; 19(5):451-6.. View in PubMed

EURObservational Research Programme: a worldwide registry on peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) in conjunction with the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on PPCM Eur J Heart Fail. 2014 May; 16(5):583-91. . View in PubMed

Association of hyponatremia to diuretic response and incidence of increased serum creatinine levels in hospitalized patients with acute decompensated heart failure Cardiology. 2014; 128(4):333-42. . View in PubMed

Effect of amlodipine on the survival of patients with severe chronic heart failure due to a nonischemic cardiomyopathy: results of the PRAISE-2 study (prospective randomized amlodipine survival evaluation 2) JACC Heart Fail. 2013 Aug; 1(4):308-314. . View in PubMed

Mechanical heart valve thrombosis in pregnancy J Heart Valve Dis. 2013 Jul; 22(4):603-6. . View in PubMed

Comparison of bumetanide- and metolazone-based diuretic regimens to furosemide in acute heart failure J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Jul; 18(4):345-53. . View in PubMed

Differences in clinical profile of African-American women with peripartum cardiomyopathy in the United States J Card Fail. 2013 Apr; 19(4):214-8. . View in PubMed

Cardiovascular imaging of the pregnant patient AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Mar; 200(3):515-21. . View in PubMed

Clinical experience with low-dose continuous infusion of furosemide in acute heart failure: assessment of efficacy and safety J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Dec; 17(4):373-81. . View in PubMed

Cardiovascular disease in pregnancyPreface. Cardiol Clin. 2012 Aug; 30(3):xi-xii. . View in PubMed

Cardiovascular drugs in pregnancy Cardiol Clin. 2012 Aug; 30(3):463-91. . View in PubMed

Peripartum cardiomyopathy Cardiol Clin. 2012 Aug; 30(3):435-40. . View in PubMed

Anticoagulation in pregnancy Cardiol Clin. 2012 Aug; 30(3):395-405. . View in PubMed

Comparative effects of nesiritide and nitroglycerin on renal function, and incidence of renal injury by traditional and RIFLE criteria in acute heart failure J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Mar; 17(1):79-85. . View in PubMed

Clinical characteristics of peripartum cardiomyopathy in the United States: diagnosis, prognosis, and management J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Aug 09; 58(7):659-70. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of the clinical relevance of baseline left ventricular ejection fraction as a predictor of recovery or persistence of severe dysfunction in women in the United States with peripartum cardiomyopathy J Card Fail. 2011 May; 17(5):426-30. . View in PubMed

Current state of knowledge on aetiology, diagnosis, management, and therapy of peripartum cardiomyopathy: a position statement from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on peripartum cardiomyopathy Eur J Heart Fail. 2010 Aug; 12(8):767-78. . View in PubMed

Comparison of pioglitazone vs glyburide in early heart failure: insights from a randomized controlled study of patients with type 2 diabetes and mild cardiac disease Congest Heart Fail. 2010 May-Jun; 16(3):111-7. . View in PubMed

Bromocriptine for the treatment of peripartum cardiomyopathy Circulation. 2010 Apr 06; 121(13):1463-4. . View in PubMed

Left ventricular noncompaction Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2010 Jan-Feb; 52(4):264-73. . View in PubMed

Cardiomyopathy: the importance of recognizing the uncommon diagnosis Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2010 Jan-Feb; 52(4):262-3. . View in PubMed

Favorable outcome of pregnancy with an elective use of epoprostenol and sildenafil in women with severe pulmonary hypertension Cardiology. 2010; 115(3):205-8. . View in PubMed

A low-literacy medication education tool for safety-net hospital patients Am J Prev Med. 2009 Dec; 37(6 Suppl 1):S209-16. . View in PubMed

Effects of low-dose oral enoximone administration on mortality, morbidity, and exercise capacity in patients with advanced heart failure: the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group ESSENTIAL trials Eur Heart J. 2009 Dec; 30(24):3015-26. . View in PubMed

Clinical profile and predictors of complications in peripartum cardiomyopathy J Card Fail. 2009 Oct; 15(8):645-50. . View in PubMed

Longitudinal changes in the B-type natriuretic peptide levels in normal pregnancy and postpartum Clin Cardiol. 2009 Aug; 32(8):E60-2. . View in PubMed

Beta-blockers in the treatment of aortic regurgitation a new opportunity? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Jul 28; 54(5):458-9.. View in PubMed

Impact of acute serum creatinine elevation in patients treated with nesiritide Clin Cardiol. 2009 Apr; 32(4):215-9. . View in PubMed

Peripartum cardiomyopathy, an autoimmune manifestation of allograft rejection? Autoimmun Rev. 2009 Mar; 8(5):384-7.. View in PubMed

Cardiovascular problems in pregnant women with marfan syndrome Circulation. 2009 Feb 03; 119(4):619-23. . View in PubMed

Assessment of renal hemodynamic effects of nesiritide in patients with heart failure using intravascular Doppler and quantitative angiography JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008 Nov; 1(6):765-71. . View in PubMed

Efficacy and safety of the vasopressin V1A/V2-receptor antagonist conivaptan in acute decompensated heart failure: a dose-ranging pilot study J Card Fail. 2008 Oct; 14(8):641-7. . View in PubMed

Cheyne-Stokes respiration and cardiac hemodynamics in heart failure Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Oct 01; 72(4):581-5. . View in PubMed

Acute myocardial infarction associated with pregnancy J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Jul 15; 52(3):171-80. . View in PubMed

Effect of pulmonary stenosis on pregnancy outcomes--a case-control study Am Heart J. 2007 Nov; 154(5):852-4. . View in PubMed

Comparison of 60-day mortality in hospitalized heart failure patients with versus without hypothermia Am J Cardiol. 2006 Dec 01; 98(11):1485-8. . View in PubMed

Peripartum cardiomyopathy Lancet. 2006 Aug 19; 368(9536):687-93. . View in PubMed

Effects of nitrates and hydralazine in heart failure: clinical evidence before the african american heart failure trial Am J Cardiol. 2005 Oct 10; 96(7B):37i-43i. . View in PubMed

Left atrial thrombosis in pregnant women with mitral stenosis and sinus rhythm Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Aug; 193(2):501-4. . View in PubMed

Letter regarding article by Wang et al, "nesiritide does not improve renal function in patients with chronic heart failure and worsening serum creatinine" Circulation. 2005 Apr 12; 111(14):e182-3; author reply e182-3. . View in PubMed

Intravenous nitroglycerin in the treatment of decompensated heart failure: potential benefits and limitations J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Dec; 9(4):227-41. . View in PubMed

Effect of elevated admission serum creatinine and its worsening on outcome in hospitalized patients with decompensated heart failure Am J Cardiol. 2004 Oct 01; 94(7):957-60. . View in PubMed

Cardiovascular pharmacotherapeutic considerations during pregnancy and lactation Cardiol Rev. 2004 Sep-Oct; 12(5):240-61. . View in PubMed

Cardiovascular pharmacotherapeutic considerations during pregnancy and lactation Cardiol Rev. 2004 Jul-Aug; 12(4):201-21. . View in PubMed

Anticoagulation in pregnant women with prosthetic heart valves J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Jun; 9(2):107-15. . View in PubMed

Effects of tolvaptan, a vasopressin antagonist, in patients hospitalized with worsening heart failure: a randomized controlled trial JAMA. 2004 Apr 28; 291(16):1963-71. . View in PubMed

Comparison of effects on left ventricular filling pressure of intravenous nesiritide and high-dose nitroglycerin in patients with decompensated heart failure Am J Cardiol. 2004 Jan 15; 93(2):237-40. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of myocardial blood flow reserve in patients with chronic congestive heart failure due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy Am J Cardiol. 2003 Nov 15; 92(10):1246-9. . View in PubMed

Hemodynamic and clinical effects of tezosentan, an intravenous dual endothelin receptor antagonist, in patients hospitalized for acute decompensated heart failure J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 Jul 02; 42(1):140-7. . View in PubMed

Effect of nesiritide (B-type natriuretic peptide) and dobutamine on ventricular arrhythmias in the treatment of patients with acutely decompensated congestive heart failure: the PRECEDENT study Am Heart J. 2002 Dec; 144(6):1102-8. . View in PubMed

Nesiritide: a new drug for the treatment of decompensated heart failure J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2002 Jul; 7(3):181-94. . View in PubMed

Effect of nesiritide versus dobutamine on short-term outcomes in the treatment of patients with acutely decompensated heart failure J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002 Mar 06; 39(5):798-803. . View in PubMed

Impaired endothelium-mediated vasodilation in heart failure: clinical evidence and the potential for therapy J Card Fail. 2002 Feb; 8(1):15-20. . View in PubMed

Endothelial function in patients with chronic heart failure J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2001 Nov; 38 Suppl 2:S47-8. . View in PubMed

Maternal and fetal outcomes of subsequent pregnancies in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy N Engl J Med. 2001 May 24; 344(21):1567-71. . View in PubMed

Double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effect of organic nitrates in patients with chronic heart failure treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition Circulation. 1999 May 25; 99(20):2652-7. . View in PubMed

Favorable response of Eisenmenger syndrome to inhaled nitric oxide during pregnancy Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999 Jan; 180(1 Pt 1):64-7. . View in PubMed

Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic evaluation of atenolol during and after pregnancy Pharmacotherapy. 1998 Jul-Aug; 18(4):840-6. . View in PubMed

Calcium channel blockers in heart failure Cardiology. 1998; 89 Suppl 1:38-46. . View in PubMed

Incidence of arrhythmias in normal pregnancy and relation to palpitations, dizziness, and syncope Am J Cardiol. 1997 Apr 15; 79(8):1061-4. . View in PubMed

Anticoagulation in pregnant women with prosthetic heart valves: a double jeopardy J Am Coll Cardiol. 1996 Jun; 27(7):1704-6. . View in PubMed

Nitrates in the treatment of congestive heart failure Am J Cardiol. 1996 May 30; 77(13):41C-51C. . View in PubMed

Escalating nitrate dose overcomes early attenuation of hemodynamic effect caused by nitrate tolerance in patients with heart failure Am Heart J. 1995 Oct; 130(4):798-805. . View in PubMed

Cardiovascular problems in pregnant women with the Marfan syndrome Ann Intern Med. 1995 Jul 15; 123(2):117-22. . View in PubMed

Adenosine therapy for supraventricular tachycardia during pregnancy Am J Cardiol. 1995 Mar 01; 75(7):521-3. . View in PubMed

Cardiac arrhythmia after infusion of cryopreserved stem cells Bone Marrow Transplant. 1994 Sep; 14(3):363-7. . View in PubMed

Nitrates in heart failure Cardiol Clin. 1994 Feb; 12(1):73-85. . View in PubMed

Calcium channel blockers in heart failure J Am Coll Cardiol. 1993 Oct; 22(4 Suppl A):139A-144A. . View in PubMed

A randomized comparison between the hemodynamic effects of hydralazine and nitroglycerin alone and in combination at rest and during isometric exercise in patients with chronic mitral regurgitation Am Heart J. 1993 Jan; 125(1):155-63. . View in PubMed

Persistent hemodynamic improvement with short-term nitrate therapy in patients with chronic congestive heart failure already treated with captopril Am J Cardiol. 1992 Nov 15; 70(15):1310-4. . View in PubMed

Nitrate resistance and tolerance: potential limitations in the treatment of congestive heart failure Am J Cardiol. 1992 Sep 24; 70(8):98B-104B. . View in PubMed

Fetal and neonatal adverse effects profile of amiodarone treatment during pregnancy Am Heart J. 1991 Oct; 122(4 Pt 1):1162-6. . View in PubMed

A prospective, randomized, double-blind, crossover study to compare the efficacy and safety of chronic nifedipine therapy with that of isosorbide dinitrate and their combination in the treatment of chronic congestive heart failure Circulation. 1990 Dec; 82(6):1954-61. . View in PubMed

Can prognosis be altered by treating LV dysfunction? Clin Cardiol. 1989 Jul; 12(7 Suppl 3):III58-64.. View in PubMed

Central and renal hemodynamic effects of a new agonist at peripheral dopamine- and beta-2 adrenoreceptors (dopexamine) in patients with heart failure Am Heart J. 1989 Mar; 117(3):607-14. . View in PubMed

Electrophysiologic effects of intravenous magnesium in patients with normal conduction systems and no clinical evidence of significant cardiac disease Am Heart J. 1988 Feb; 115(2):367-73. . View in PubMed

Cardiovascular drugs in pregnancy Cardiol Clin. 1987 Nov; 5(4):651-74. . View in PubMed

Hemodynamic and volumetric effects of venodilation with nitroglycerin in chronic mitral regurgitation Am J Cardiol. 1987 Nov 01; 60(13):1106-11. . View in PubMed

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