Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Penn Cardiovascular Institute Research Directory

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Frank E. Silvestry, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Cardiovascular Division
Department of Medicine
9023 E Gates Building
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 615 5236
Fax: 215 349 8190
B.S. (Biochemistry)
State University of New York at Binghamton, 1986.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, 1990.
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Description of CVI Expertise

Director, Penn Cardiovascular Fellowship Program

CVI Program Unit(s):
Lipid / Atherosclerosis / CAD / ACS / Prevention
Biotechnology / Nanomedicine / Imaging

CVI Research Description:
Research interests include application of novel imaging techniques including guidance of percutaneous noncoronary interventions, 3D imaging, and ultrasound enabled catheters. Additional interests include noninasive detection of atherosclerosis including imaging and biomarkers, novel preventative therapies, and effect of diets on cardiovascular health.

Selected Publications

Kiss Daniel, Lilly Scott M, Silvestry Frank: Coronary sinus atrial communication in a 58 year old. European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging 15(10): 1100, Oct 2014.

Silvestry Frank E, Kadakia Mitul B, Willhide Judi, Herrmann Howard C: Initial experience with a novel real-time three-dimensional intracardiac ultrasound system to guide percutaneous cardiac structural interventions: a phase 1 feasibility study of volume intracardiac echocardiography in the assessment of patients with structural heart disease undergoing percutaneous transcatheter therapy. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 27(9): 978-83, Sep 2014.

Kadakia Mitul B, Silvestry Frank E, Herrmann Howard C: Intracardiac echocardiography-guided transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions Jan 2014.

Mitul Kadakia, Vikram Prasanna, Jeffery Ogbara, Howard Herrmann, and Frank Silvestry : Imaging for Percutaneous Structural Interventions. EchoSAP (self assessment program) for CardioSource/ACC Frank E. Silvestry MD (Section editor) Elyse Foster (Echo SAP editor) (eds.). American College of Cardiology December 2013 Notes:

Frank E. Silvestry MD : Cardiogenic Shock and Other Pump Failure States. The Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd Edition. Paul N. Lanken MD (eds.). Elsevier Saunders Page: 73-86. December 2013 Notes: ISBN 978-1-4160-2455-2.

Lilly SM, Rome J, Anwaruddin S, Shreenivas S, Desai N, Silvestry FE, Herrmann HC, Fassa A, Himbert D, Brochet E, Labbé JP, Depoix JP, Hvass U, Vahanian A, Holoshitz N, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM.: How Should I Treat Prosthetic Tricuspid Stenosis in an Extreme Surgical Risk Patient? EuroIntervention Page: 407-9, July 2013.

Mauri L, Foster E, Glower DD, Apruzzese P, Massaro JM, Herrmann HC, Hermiller J, Gray W, Wang A, Pedersen WR, Bajwa T, Lasala J, Low R, Grayburn P,Feldman T; EVEREST II Investigators. : 4-year Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Percutaneous Repair Versus Surgery for Mitral Regurgitation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 62(4): 317-28, July 2013.

Frank E. Silvestry M.D., FACC, FASE : Echocardiographic Evaluation of Patients Before and After MitraClip Mitral Valve Repair. Atlas of Percutaneous Mitral Valve Edge to Edge Repair. Ed -Editors: Ted Feldman, Olaf Franzen, Reginald Low, Jason Rogers, Khung Keong Yeo. (eds.). Springer, 2012

Anna Bortnick and Frank E. Silvestry MD : Intracardiac Echocardiography for Common Interventions in Structural Heart Disease. Advanced Approaches in Echocardiography. Linda Gillam and Catherine Otto (eds.). Elsevier, 2012

Mitul B. Kadakia1, James N. Kirkpatrick, and Frank E. Silvestry : Echocardiography in Percutaneous Mitral Valve Interventions. Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports. Springer, Volume 5(6): 452-461, September 2012 Notes:

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Last updated: 10/10/2014
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