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

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

Pregnancy-Associated Coronary Artery Dissection: A Therapeutic Dilemma J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Jan 30; 71(4):469-470. . 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

Pregnancy and Marfan syndrome Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Nov; 6(6):642-653. . 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

Pregnancy and the Risk of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: An Analysis of 120 Contemporary Cases Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Mar; 10(3). . 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

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Dec 20; 68(24):2717-2718. . 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

Response by Arany and Elkayam to Letter Regarding Article, "Peripartum Cardiomyopathy" Circulation. 2016 Aug 16; 134(7):e83-4. . 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

Relaxin for the Treatment of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Pharmacology, Mechanisms of Action, and Clinical Evidence Cardiol Rev. 2016 Jul-Aug; 24(4):194-204. . 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

Reply: Comparison of the American PPCM Registry Data With International Registries J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Feb 16; 67(6):734-735. . View in PubMed

Shared Genetic Predisposition in Peripartum and Dilated Cardiomyopathies N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 21; 374(3):233-41. . 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

The Search for a Crystal Ball to Predict Early Recovery From Peripartum Cardiomyopathy? JACC Heart Fail. 2016 05; 4(5):389-91.. 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

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 12 20; 68(24):2717-2718. . 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

Risk of subsequent pregnancy in women with a history of peripartum cardiomyopathy J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Oct 14; 64(15):1629-36. . 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

Pregnancy-associated acute myocardial infarction: a review of contemporary experience in 150 cases between 2006 and 2011 Circulation. 2014 Apr 22; 129(16):1695-702. . View in PubMed

Some more on preventing congenital heart block Autoimmun Rev. 2014 Jan; 13(1):73-4. . 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

Preventing congenital neonatal heart block in offspring of mothers with anti-SSA/Ro and SSB/La antibodies: a review of published literature and registered clinical trials Autoimmun Rev. 2013 Sep; 12(11):1039-45. . 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

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

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

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

Physiologic changes during normal pregnancy and delivery Cardiol Clin. 2012 Aug; 30(3):317-29. . View in PubMed

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

Serial echocardiographic assessment of the human heart in normal pregnancy Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 May 01; 5(3):283-5. . View in PubMed

The search for a safe and effective anticoagulation regimen in pregnant women with mechanical prosthetic heart valves J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Mar 20; 59(12):1116-8. . 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

Rationale and design of the treatment of hyponatremia based on lixivaptan in NYHA class III/IV cardiac patient evaluation (THE BALANCE) study Clin Transl Sci. 2010 Oct; 3(5):249-53. . 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

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

Pregnancy in Marfan syndrome: maternal and fetal risk and recommendations for patient assessment and management Cardiol Rev. 2009 Nov-Dec; 17(6):253-62. . 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

Reduction in mitral regurgitation during therapy guided by measured filling pressures in the ESCAPE trial Circ Heart Fail. 2009 May; 2(3):181-8. . 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

Pioglitazone and heart failure: results from a controlled study in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and systolic dysfunction J Card Fail. 2008 Aug; 14(6):445-52. . View in PubMed

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

Renal Vasodilatory Action of Dopamine in Patients With Heart Failure: Magnitude of Effect and Site of Action Circulation. 2008 Jan 15; 117(2):200-205. . 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

The challenge of correcting volume overload in hospitalized patients with decompensated heart failure J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Feb 13; 49(6):684-6. . 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

Safety of exercise testing in the chest pain unit: 31-mm ST elevation in variant angina J Electrocardiol. 2006 Jul; 39(3):309. . 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

The clinical challenge of bridging anticoagulation with low-molecular-weight heparin in patients with mechanical prosthetic heart valves: an evidence-based comparative review focusing on anticoagulation options in pregnant and nonpregnant patients Am Heart J. 2005 Jul; 150(1):27-34. . View in PubMed

Pregnancy-associated cardiomyopathy: clinical characteristics and a comparison between early and late presentation Circulation. 2005 Apr 26; 111(16):2050-5. . 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

Survey of the use of organic nitrates for the treatment of chronic congestive heart failure in the United States Am J Cardiol. 2004 Dec 01; 94(11):1465-8. . 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

Rationale and study design for a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the effects of tolvaptan on the acute and chronic outcomes of patients hospitalized with worsening congestive heart failure Am Heart J. 2003 Feb; 145(2 Suppl):S51-4. . 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

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