Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Heart and Vascular Faculty

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Theodhor Diamanti, MD

Clinical Associate of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Penn Heart and Vascular
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia Heart Institute, 2nd Floor, Suite 2C
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-9010
Fax: 215-662-9733
Education:
M.D.
University of Tirana Medical School (Tirana, Albania), 1999.
Post-Graduate Training
Research Intern, Cardiology Research Foundation, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY , 2002-2002.
Intern in Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, New York, NY, 2002-2003.
Resident in Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, New York, NY, 2003-2005.
Fellow in Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2005-2008.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005.
Cardiovascular Diseases (ABIM), 2009.
Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, 2009.
Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC) , 2010.
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Description of Research Expertise

Comparing LV function in African-American and Caucasian patients diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis, UIC Hospitals, Department of Cardiology, PI: Thomas A. Stamos, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (2006-present)

Prospectively evaluating the compliance with dual antiplatelet therapy following percutaneous coronary intervention with a drug-eluted stent, UIC Hospitals, Department of Cardiology, PI: Adhir R. Shroff, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (2006-present)

Studying the value of computerized coronary tomography in women with indeterminate stress tests and atypical chest pain that were followed with a coronary angiogram, Illinois Heart and Vascular Foundation, PI: Jerome L. Hines, MD, PhD (2006-present)

CHAMPION Platform: Comparing cangrelor (IV platelet inhibitor) in combination with plavix 600 mg to plavix 600 mg alone in patients undergoing PCI, UIC Hospitals, Department of Cardiology, PI: John A. Kao, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (2006-present)


Determined whether the basic mechanisms of heart failure are dependent in sarcomeric function and/or calcium kinetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, PI: Jil C. Tardiff, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (2002-2005)

Evaluated the significance of intermediate troponin levels and their impact on morbidity and mortality, and compared intermediate with high troponin levels, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, PI: Thierry H. Le Jemtel, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (2002-2005)

Assessed the therapeutic usefulness of nesiretide in patients presenting with decompensated CHF and compared it with therapies not including nesiretide, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, PI: Thierry H. Le Jemtel, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (2003-2005)

Evaluated the dose efficacy of tirofaban vs. abciximab in patients undergoing coronary stent procedures when used in conjunction with heparin; compared the effects of these treatments on inhibition of both fibrin and platelet thrombus formation, Cardiology Research Foundation, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, PIs: George D. Dangas, MD; Greg W. Stone, MD; Martin B. Leon, MD (2001-2002)

Selected Publications

Haim TE, Dowell C, Diamanti T, Scheuer J, Tardiff JC.: Independent FHC-related cardiac troponin T mutations exhibit specific alterations in myocellular contractility and calcium kinetics. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 42(6): 1098-1110, June 2007 Notes: Epub 2007 Mar 31.

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