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Susan E. Wiegers, MD, FACC, FASE

 

Susan E. Wiegers, MD, FACC, FASE

 

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

Professor, Medicine

Telephone: 215-707-6920

Fax: 215-707-7018

Email: susan.wiegers@tuhs.temple.edu

 

Dean's Staff

Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology

 

Educational Background:

 

BA, Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1977

 

MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1981

 

Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, 1984

 

Fellowship, Cardiovascular Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1988

 

Echocardiography, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1989

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clinical interests:

 

  • Valvular disease
  • Cardiac ultrasound
  • 3D transesophageal echo
  • Intraventional echocardiography

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board certification(s):

 

  • Internal Medicine, 1984
  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1989
  • Echocardiography, 1996

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professional affiliations:

 

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Women's Association
  • European Society of Cardiology

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research interests:

 

  • Heart failure and echocardiography
  • Left ventricular assist device
  • 3D echocardiography

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BOOKS/BOOK CHAPTERS:

 

Wiegers, SE; Plappert, T; St. John Sutton, M. Echocardiography in Practice: A Case Oriented Approach. London: Dunitz, 2001.

 

Silvestry, FE; Wiegers, SE. Intercardiac Echocardiography. Oxon: Taylor & Francis, 2006.

 

St. John Sutton, M.; Wiegers, SE.  Echocardiography in Heart Failure. New York: Saunders, 2011.

 

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PUBMED PUBLICATIONS :


Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

24637060. Alkhouli M, Sandhu P, Wiegers SE, Patil P, Panidis J, Pursnani A, Extracardiac findings on routine echocardiographic examinations. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 27:5(540-6)2014 May

24291281. Ky B, Putt M, Sawaya H, French B, Januzzi JL Jr, Sebag IA, Plana JC, Cohen V, Banchs J, Carver JR, Wiegers SE, Martin RP, Picard MH, Gerszten RE, Halpern EF, Passeri J, Kuter I, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Early increases in multiple biomarkers predict subsequent cardiotoxicity in patients with breast cancer treated with doxorubicin, taxanes, and trastuzumab. J Am Coll Cardiol 63:8(809-16)2014 Mar 4

23812183. Wiegers SE, Symptomatic low-gradient severe aortic stenosis with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction: now less of a clinical conundrum. Circulation 128:6(576-8)2013 Aug 6

23662171. Forfia PR, Vaidya A, Wiegers SE, Pulmonary heart disease: The heart-lung interaction and its impact on patient phenotypes. Pulm Circ 3:1(5-19)2013 Jan

22744937. Sawaya H, Sebag IA, Plana JC, Januzzi JL, Ky B, Tan TC, Cohen V, Banchs J, Carver JR, Wiegers SE, Martin RP, Picard MH, Gerszten RE, Halpern EF, Passeri J, Kuter I, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Assessment of echocardiography and biomarkers for the extended prediction of cardiotoxicity in patients treated with anthracyclines, taxanes, and trastuzumab. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 5:5(596-603)2012 Sep 1

22497559. Ky B, Plappert T, Kirkpatrick J, Silvestry FE, Ferrari VA, Keane MG, Wiegers SE, Chirinos JA, St John Sutton M, Left ventricular remodeling in human heart failure: quantitative echocardiographic assessment of 1,794 patients. Echocardiography 29:7(758-65)2012 Aug

22464260. Herrmann HC, Gertz ZM, Silvestry FE, Wiegers SE, Woo YJ, Hermiller J, Segar D, Heimansohn D, Gray W, Homma S, Argenziano M, Wang A, Jollis J, Lampert MB, Alexander J, Mauri L, Foster E, Glower D, Feldman T, Effects of atrial fibrillation on treatment of mitral regurgitation in the EVEREST II (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge Repair Study) randomized trial. J Am Coll Cardiol 59:14(1312-9)2012 Apr 3

22183032. Khan AM, Wiegers SE, The importance of being expert: is it time to revisit the concept? J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:2(218-9)2012 Feb

21934084. Wiegers SE, Diastolic echo parameters: meaningless numbers or crucial information? Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 4:5(460-2)2011 Sep

21564279. Ogbara J, Logani S, Ky B, Chirinos JA, Silvestry FE, Eberman K, Moss JD, Ferrari VA, Keane MG, St John Sutton M, Wiegers SE, Kirkpatrick JN, The utility of prescreening transesophageal echocardiograms: a prospective study. Echocardiography 28:7(767-73)2011 Aug

21371685. Sawaya H, Sebag IA, Plana JC, Januzzi JL, Ky B, Cohen V, Gosavi S, Carver JR, Wiegers SE, Martin RP, Picard MH, Gerszten RE, Halpern EF, Passeri J, Kuter I, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Early detection and prediction of cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients. Am J Cardiol 107:9(1375-80)2011 May 1

21106653. Brown SB, Raina A, Katz D, Szerlip M, Wiegers SE, Forfia PR, Longitudinal shortening accounts for the majority of right ventricular contraction and improves after pulmonary vasodilator therapy in normal subjects and patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Chest 140:1(27-33)2011 Jul

20688926. Methvin AB, Owens AT, Emmi AG, Allen M, Wiegers SE, Dries DL, Margulies KB, Forfia PR, Ventilatory inefficiency reflects right ventricular dysfunction in systolic heart failure. Chest 139:3(617-25)2011 Mar

20424970. Kirkpatrick JN, Wiegers SE, Lang RM, Left ventricular assist devices and other devices for end-stage heart failure: utility of echocardiography. Curr Cardiol Rep 12:3(257-64)2010 May

20381676. Testani JM, St John Sutton MG, Wiegers SE, Khera AV, Shannon RP, Kirkpatrick JN, Accuracy of noninvasively determined pulmonary artery systolic pressure. Am J Cardiol 105:8(1192-7)2010 Apr 15

20152246. Testani JM, Khera AV, St John Sutton MG, Keane MG, Wiegers SE, Shannon RP, Kirkpatrick JN, Effect of right ventricular function and venous congestion on cardiorenal interactions during the treatment of decompensated heart failure. Am J Cardiol 105:4(511-6)2010 Feb 15

20138467. Kini V, Logani S, Ky B, Chirinos JA, Ferrari VA, St John Sutton MG, Wiegers SE, Kirkpatrick JN, Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography for the indication of suspected infective endocarditis: vegetations, blood cultures and imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 23:4(396-402)2010 Apr

19966060. Chirinos JA, Segers P, Raina A, Saif H, Swillens A, Gupta AK, Townsend R, Emmi AG Jr, Kirkpatrick JN, Keane MG, Ferrari VA, Wiegers SE, St John Sutton MG, Arterial pulsatile hemodynamic load induced by isometric exercise strongly predicts left ventricular mass in hypertension. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 298:2(H320-30)2010 Feb

19675873. Moghadam-Kia S, Nawaz A, Millar BC, Moore JE, Wiegers SE, Torigian DA, Basu S, Alavi A, Imaging with (18)F-FDG-PET in infective endocarditis: promising role in difficult diagnosis and treatment monitoring. Hell J Nucl Med 12:2(165-7)2009 May-Aug

19641053. Wong AK, Vernick WJ, Wiegers SE, Howell JA, Sinha AC, Preoperative Takotsubo cardiomyopathy identified in the operating room before induction of anesthesia. Anesth Analg 110:3(712-5)2010 Mar 1

19451350. Chirinos JA, Segers P, Gupta AK, Swillens A, Rietzschel ER, De Buyzere ML, Kirkpatrick JN, Gillebert TC, Wang Y, Keane MG, Townsend R, Ferrari VA, Wiegers SE, St John Sutton M, Time-varying myocardial stress and systolic pressure-stress relationship: role in myocardial-arterial coupling in hypertension. Circulation 119:21(2798-807)2009 Jun 2

19131002. Kirkpatrick JN, Ky B, Rahmouni HW, Chirinos JA, Farmer SA, Fields AV, Ogbara J, Eberman KM, Ferrari VA, Silvestry FE, Keane MG, Opotowsky AR, Sutton MS, Wiegers SE, Application of appropriateness criteria in outpatient transthoracic echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 22:1(53-9)2009 Jan

19118732. Thomas JD, Zoghbi WA, Beller GA, Bonow RO, Budoff MJ, Cerqueira MD, Creager MA, Douglas PS, Fuster V, Garcia MJ, Holmes DR Jr, Manning WJ, Pohost GM, Ryan TJ, Van Decker WA, Wiegers SE, ACCF 2008 Training Statement on Multimodality Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians Task Force on Clinical Competence and Training Developed in Collaboration With the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and the Society for Vascular Medicine. J Am Coll Cardiol 53:1(125-46)2009 Jan 6

19026292. Kolansky DM, Cuchel M, Clark BJ, Paridon S, McCrindle BW, Wiegers SE, Araujo L, Vohra Y, Defesche JC, Wilson JM, Rader DJ, Longitudinal evaluation and assessment of cardiovascular disease in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Am J Cardiol 102:11(1438-43)2008 Dec 1

18342240. Douglas PS, Khandheria B, Stainback RF, Weissman NJ, Peterson ED, Hendel RC, Stainback RF, Blaivas M, Des Prez RD, Gillam LD, Golash T, Hiratzka LF, Kussmaul WG, Labovitz AJ, Lindenfeld J, Masoudi FA, Mayo PH, Porembka D, Spertus JA, Wann LS, Wiegers SE, Brindis RG, Douglas PS, Hendel RC, Patel MR, Peterson ED, Wolk MJ, Allen JM, ACCF/ASE/ACEP/AHA/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR 2008 appropriateness criteria for stress echocardiography: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriateness Criteria Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. J Am Coll Cardiol 51:11(1127-47)2008 Mar 18

18316491. Douglas PS, Khandheria B, Stainback RF, Weissman NJ, Peterson ED, Hendel RC, Stainback RF, Blaivas M, Des Prez RD, Gillam LD, Golash T, Hiratzka LF, Kussmaul WG, Labovitz AJ, Lindenfeld J, Masoudi FA, Mayo PH, Porembka D, Spertus JA, Wann LS, Wiegers SE, Brindis RG, Douglas PS, Patel MR, Wolk MJ, Allen JM, ACCF/ASE/ACEP/AHA/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR 2008 appropriateness criteria for stress echocardiography: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriateness Criteria Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Circulation 117:11(1478-97)2008 Mar 18

18314889. Douglas PS, Khandheria B, Stainback RF, Weissman NJ, Peterson ED, Hendel RC, Stainback RF, Blaivas M, Des Prez RD, Gillam LD, Golash T, Hiratzka LF, Kussmaul WG, Labovitz AJ, Lindenfeld J, Masoudi FA, Mayo PH, Porembka D, Spertus JA, Wann LS, Wiegers SE, Brindis RG, Douglas PS, Hendel RC, Patel MR, Peterson ED, Wolk MJ, Allen JM, ACCF/ASE/ACEP/AHA/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR 2008 Appropriateness Criteria for Stress Echocardiography. A report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriateness Criteria Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 71:5(E1-19)2008 Apr 1

18294497. Rahmouni HW, Ky B, Plappert T, Duffy K, Wiegers SE, Ferrari VA, Keane MG, Kirkpatrick JN, Silvestry FE, St John Sutton M, Clinical utility of automated assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction using artificial intelligence-assisted border detection. Am Heart J 155:3(562-70)2008 Mar

18288733. Silvestry FE, Naseer N, Wiegers SE, Hirshfeld JW Jr, Herrmann HC, Percutaneous transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale with the Amplatzer Cribriform septal occluder. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 71:3(383-7)2008 Feb 15

18092197. Shen R, Wiegers SE, Glaser R, The evaluation of cardiac and peripheral arterial disease in patients with diabetes mellitus. Endocr Res 32:3(109-42)2007

18082508. Rahmouni HW, Keane MG, Silvestry FE, St John Sutton MG, Ferrari VA, Scott CH, Wiegers SE, Failure of digital echocardiography to accurately diagnose intracardiac shunts. Am Heart J 155:1(161-5)2008 Jan

17996523. Foster E, Wasserman HS, Gray W, Homma S, Di Tullio MR, Rodriguez L, Stewart WJ, Whitlow P, Block P, Martin R, Merlino J, Herrmann HC, Wiegers SE, Silvestry FE, Hamilton A, Zunamon A, Kraybill K, Gerber IL, Weeks SG, Zhang Y, Feldman T, Quantitative assessment of severity of mitral regurgitation by serial echocardiography in a multicenter clinical trial of percutaneous mitral valve repair. Am J Cardiol 100:10(1577-83)2007 Nov 15

17570634. Silvestry FE, Rodriguez LL, Herrmann HC, Rohatgi S, Weiss SJ, Stewart WJ, Homma S, Goyal N, Pulerwitz T, Zunamon A, Hamilton A, Merlino J, Martin R, Krabill K, Block PC, Whitlow P, Tuzcu EM, Kapadia S, Gray WA, Reisman M, Wasserman H, Schwartz A, Foster E, Feldman T, Wiegers SE, Echocardiographic guidance and assessment of percutaneous repair for mitral regurgitation with the Evalve MitraClip: lessons learned from EVEREST I. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 20:10(1131-40)2007 Oct

17080467. Herrmann HC, Rohatgi S, Wasserman HS, Block P, Gray W, Hamilton A, Zunamon A, Homma S, Di Tullio MR, Kraybill K, Merlino J, Martin R, Rodriguez L, Stewart WJ, Whitlow P, Wiegers SE, Silvestry FE, Foster E, Feldman T, Mitral valve hemodynamic effects of percutaneous edge-to-edge repair with the MitraClip device for mitral regurgitation. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 68:6(821-8)2006 Dec

17041761. Paszczuk A, Wiegers SE, Quantitative assessment of mitral insufficiency: its advantages and disadvantages. Heart Fail Rev 11:3(205-17)2006 Sep

17015792. Budoff MJ, Achenbach S, Blumenthal RS, Carr JJ, Goldin JG, Greenland P, Guerci AD, Lima JA, Rader DJ, Rubin GD, Shaw LJ, Wiegers SE, Assessment of coronary artery disease by cardiac computed tomography: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Committee on Cardiovascular Imaging and Intervention, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention, and Committee on Cardiac Imaging, Council on Clinical Cardiology. Circulation 114:16(1761-91)2006 Oct 17

16202120. Rohatgi S, Wiegers SE, Hsia H, Herling I, Herrmann HC, Acute decompensation of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy secondary to A-V disassociation: successful treatment with a combination of alcohol septal ablation and permanent pacemaker. J Interv Cardiol 18:5(401-6)2005 Oct

12161229. Kizer JR, Silvestry FE, Kimmel SE, Kasner SE, Wiegers SE, Erwin MB, Schwalm SA, Viswanathan MN, Pollard JR, Keane MG, Sutton MG, Racial differences in the prevalence of cardiac sources of embolism in subjects with unexplained stroke or transient ischemic attack evaluated by transesophageal echocardiography. Am J Cardiol 90:4(395-400)2002 Aug 15

11605353. Singh R, Wiegers SE, Goldstein BJ, Impact of gender on diabetes mellitus and its associated cardiovascular risk factors. J Gend Specif Med 4:3(28-36)2001

11287899. Patel VV, Ferrari VA, Narula N, Wiegers SE, St John Sutton MG, Right ventricular dysplasia in an asymptomatic young man: an uncommon case with biventricular involvement and no known family history. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 14:4(317-20)2001 Apr

11082359. Keane MG, Wiegers SE, Plappert T, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE, Sutton MG, Bicuspid aortic valves are associated with aortic dilatation out of proportion to coexistent valvular lesions. Circulation 102:19 Suppl 3(III35-9)2000 Nov 7

11078275. Keane MG, Wiegers SE, Yang E, Ferrari VA, St John Sutton MG, Bavaria JE, Structural determinants of aortic regurgitation in type A dissection and the role of valvular resuspension as determined by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography. Am J Cardiol 85:5(604-10)2000 Mar 1

11074222. Reilly MP, Wiegers SE, Cucchiara AJ, O'Hara ML, Plappert TJ, Loh E, Acker MA, St John Sutton M, Frequency, risk factors, and clinical outcomes of left ventricular assist device-associated ventricular thrombus. Am J Cardiol 86:10(1156-9, A10)2000 Nov 15

11052853. St John Sutton M, Wiegers SE, The Tei index - a role in the diagnosis of heart failure? Eur Heart J 21:22(1822-4)2000 Nov

10995398. Wiegers SE, St John Sutton M, When should ACE inhibitors or warfarin be discontinued after myocardial infarction? Heart 84:4(361-2)2000 Oct

9560755. Reilly MP, Plappert TJ, Wiegers SE, Cerebrovascular emboli related to pulmonary venous thrombosis after lung transplantation. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 11:3(299-302)1998 Mar

1729834. McKenney PA, Shemin RJ, Wiegers SE, Role of transesophageal echocardiography in sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. Am Heart J 123:1(228-9)1992 Jan

3195447. Wiegers SE, Plehn JF, Rajail-Khorasani A, Knowlton AA, Purulent pericarditis and ventricular pseudoaneurysm in an intravenous drug abuser. Am Heart J 116:6 Pt 1(1635-7)1988 Dec

4038575. Budd JL, Wiegers SE, O'Hara JM, Relapsing post-transfusion purpura. A preventable disease. Am J Med 78:2(361-2)1985 Feb

7069631. Kass RS, Wiegers SE, The ionic basis of concentration-related effects of noradrenaline on the action potential of calf cardiac purkinje fibres. J Physiol 322:(541-58)1982 Jan

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