Faculty ProfilesKendrick Shunk, MD, PhD
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Brilakis ES, Banerjee S, Edson R, Shunk K, Goldman S, Holmes DR, Bhatt DL, Rao SV, Smith MW, Sather M, Colling C, Kar B, Nielsen L, Conner T, Wagner T, Rangan BV, Ventura B, Lu Y, Holodniy M, Shih MC. Rationale and design of the Drug-Eluting Stents vs Bare-Metal Stents in Saphenous Vein Graft Angioplasty (DIVA) Trial. Clin Cardiol. 2017 Aug 25.
Kallianos K, Henry TS, Yeghiazarians Y, Zimmet J, Shunk KA, Tseng EE, Mahadevan V, Hope MD. Ferumoxytol MRA for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning with renal insufficiency. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Dec 30.
Brilakis ES, O'Donnell CI, Penny W, Armstrong EJ, Tsai T, Maddox TM, Plomondon ME, Banerjee S, Rao SV, Garcia S, Nallamothu B, Shunk KA, Mavromatis K, Grunwald GK, Bhatt DL. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Native Coronary Arteries Versus Bypass Grafts in Patients With Prior Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Insights From the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking Program. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 May 9; 9(9):884-93.
Yeo KK, Armstrong EJ, Soni K, Waldo SW, Patel M, Reeves R, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Shunk KA, Mahmud E, Rogers JH. Long-term outcomes of angiographically confirmed coronary stent thrombosis: results from a multicentre California registry. EuroIntervention. 2015 Jun; 11(2):188-95.
Stone GW, Maehara A, Muller JE, Rizik DG, Shunk KA, Ben-Yehuda O, Genereux P, Dressler O, Parvataneni R, Madden S, Shah P, Brilakis ES, Kini AS. Plaque Characterization to Inform the Prediction and Prevention of Periprocedural Myocardial Infarction During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: The CANARY Trial (Coronary Assessment by Near-infrared of Atherosclerotic Rupture-prone Yellow). JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Jun; 8(7):927-36.
Shunk KA, Zimmet J, Cason B, Speiser B, Tseng EE. Development of a Veterans Affairs hybrid operating room for transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. JAMA Surg. 2015 Mar 1; 150(3):216-22.
Brilakis ES, Banerjee S, Karmpaliotis D, Lombardi WL, Tsai TT, Shunk KA, Kennedy KF, Spertus JA, Holmes DR, Grantham JA. Procedural outcomes of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention: a report from the NCDR (National Cardiovascular Data Registry). JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Feb; 8(2):245-53.
Zimmet J, Kaiser E, Tseng E, Shunk K. Successful percutaneous management of partial avulsion of the native aortic valve complex complicating transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Invasive Cardiol. 2014 Oct; 26(10):E137-40.
Armstrong EJ, Sab S, Singh GD, Lim W, Yeo KK, Waldo SW, Patel M, Reeves R, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Shunk KA, Mahmud E, Rogers JH. Predictors and outcomes of recurrent stent thrombosis: results from a multicenter registry. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Oct; 7(10):1105-13.
Yeo KK, Maddox TM, Carey E, Low RI, Shunk KA. Right- and left-sided heart catheterization as a quality marker for catheterization laboratories (from the national Veterans Affairs clinical assessment reporting and tracking program). Am J Cardiol. 2014 Dec 1; 114(11):1758-62.
Gupta V, Feng K, Cheruvu P, Boyer N, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports TA, Zimmet J, Shunk K, Boyle AJ. High femoral artery bifurcation predicts contralateral high bifurcation: implications for complex percutaneous cardiovascular procedures requiring large caliber and/or dual access. J Invasive Cardiol. 2014 Sep; 26(9):409-12.
Armstrong EJ, Maddox TM, Carey EP, Grunwald GK, Shunk KA. Mortality after presentation with stent thrombosis is associated with time from index percutaneous coronary intervention: a report from the VA CART program. Am Heart J. 2014 Oct; 168(4):560-7.
Reeves RR, Patel M, Armstrong EJ, Sab S, Waldo SW, Yeo KK, Shunk KA, Low RI, Rogers JH, Mahmud E. Angiographic characteristics of definite stent thrombosis: role of thrombus grade, collaterals, epicardial coronary flow, and myocardial perfusion. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Jan 1; 85(1):13-22.
Nallamothu BK, Tommaso CL, Anderson HV, Anderson JL, Cleveland JC, Dudley RA, Duffy PL, Faxon DP, Gurm HS, Hamilton LA, Jensen NC, Josephson RA, Malenka DJ, Maniu CV, McCabe KW, Mortimer JD, Patel MR, Persell SD, Rumsfeld JS, Shunk KA, Smith SC, Stanko SJ, Watts B. ACC/AHA/SCAI/AMA-Convened PCPI/NCQA 2013 Performance Measures for Adults Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the American Medical Association-Convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Circulation. 2014 Feb 25; 129(8):926-49.
Nallamothu BK, Tommaso CL, Anderson HV, Anderson JL, Cleveland JC, Dudley RA, Duffy PL, Faxon DP, Gurm HS, Hamilton LA, Jensen NC, Josephson RA, Malenka DJ, Maniu CV, McCabe KW, Mortimer JD, Patel MR, Persell SD, Rumsfeld JS, Shunk KA, Smith SC, Stanko SJ, Watts B. ACC/AHA/SCAI/AMA-Convened PCPI/NCQA 2013 performance measures for adults undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the American Medical Association-Convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Feb 25; 63(7):722-45.
Boyer N, Beyer A, Gupta V, Dehghani H, Hindnavis V, Shunk K, Zimmet J, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports T, Boyle A. The effects of intra-arterial vasodilators on radial artery size and spasm: implications for contemporary use of trans-radial access for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 14(6):321-4.
Madder RD, Goldstein JA, Madden SP, Puri R, Wolski K, Hendricks M, Sum ST, Kini A, Sharma S, Rizik D, Brilakis ES, Shunk KA, Petersen J, Weisz G, Virmani R, Nicholls SJ, Maehara A, Mintz GS, Stone GW, Muller JE. Detection by near-infrared spectroscopy of large lipid core plaques at culprit sites in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Aug; 6(8):838-46.
Waldo SW, Armstrong EJ, Yeo KK, Patel M, Reeves R, Macgregor JS, Low RI, Mahmud E, Rogers JH, Shunk K. Procedural success and long-term outcomes of aspiration thrombectomy for the treatment of stent thrombosis. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Dec 1; 82(7):1048-53.
Weisbord SD, Gallagher M, Kaufman J, Cass A, Parikh CR, Chertow GM, Shunk KA, McCullough PA, Fine MJ, Mor MK, Lew RA, Huang GD, Conner TA, Brophy MT, Lee J, Soliva S, Palevsky PM. Prevention of contrast-induced AKI: a review of published trials and the design of the prevention of serious adverse events following angiography (PRESERVE) trial. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Sep; 8(9):1618-31.
Townsend JC, Steinberg DH, Nielsen CD, Todoran TM, Patel CP, Leonardi RA, Wolf BJ, Brilakis ES, Shunk KA, Goldstein JA, Kern MJ, Powers ER. Comparison of lipid deposition at coronary bifurcations versus at nonbifurcation portions of coronary arteries as determined by near-infrared spectroscopy. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Aug 1; 112(3):369-72.
Beyer AT, Ng R, Singh A, Zimmet J, Shunk K, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports TA, Boyle AJ. Topical nitroglycerin and lidocaine to dilate the radial artery prior to transradial cardiac catheterization: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial: the PRE-DILATE Study. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 3; 168(3):2575-8.
Kamalesh M, Sharp TG, Tang XC, Shunk K, Ward HB, Walsh J, King S, Colling C, Moritz T, Stroupe K, Reda D. Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary bypass surgery in United States veterans with diabetes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Feb 26; 61(8):808-16.
Natal-Hernandez L, Meadows J, Shunk KA, Boyle AJ. Percutaneous retrograde recanalization of a chronic total coronary artery occlusion in a 7 year old. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2013 Mar-Apr; 14(2):113-7.
Wisneski AD, Beyer AT, Shunk KA. An unusual case of bilateral subclavian-carotid artery graft occlusion with coronary steal syndrome managed in the cath lab. J Invasive Cardiol. 2013 Jan; 25(1):E14-6.
Waldo SW, Armstrong EJ, Yeo KK, Mahmud E, Patel M, Reeves R, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Rogers JH, Shunk KA. Comparison of procedural success and long-term outcomes of stent thrombosis in coronary bypass grafts versus native coronary arteries. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Mar 1; 111(5):689-94.
Armstrong EJ, Kwa AT, Yeo KK, Mahmud E, Javed U, Patel M, Shunk KA, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Rogers JH. Angiographically confirmed stent thrombosis in contemporary practice: insights from intravascular ultrasound. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Apr; 81(5):782-90.
Patel MR, Marso SP, Dai D, Anstrom KJ, Shunk KA, Curtus JP, Brennan JM, Sedrakyan A, Messenger JC, Douglas PS. Comparative effectiveness of drug-eluting versus bare-metal stents in elderly patients undergoing revascularization of chronic total coronary occlusions: results from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, 2005-2008. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Oct; 5(10):1054-61.
Armstrong EJ, Xing L, Zhang J, Zheng Y, Shunk KA, Yeh RW, Farzaneh-Far R, Yu B, Jang IK. Association between leukocyte telomere length and drug-eluting stent strut coverage by optical coherence tomography. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jun 12; 59(24):2218-9.
Brennan JM, Dai D, Patel MR, Rao SV, Armstrong EJ, Messenger JC, Curtis JP, Shunk KA, Anstrom KJ, Eisenstein EL, Weintraub WS, Peterson ED, Douglas PS, Hillegass WB. Characteristics and long-term outcomes of percutaneous revascularization of unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis in the United States: a report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, 2004 to 2008. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Feb 14; 59(7):648-54.
Armstrong EJ, Feldman DN, Wang TY, Kaltenbach LA, Yeo KK, Wong SC, Spertus J, Shaw RE, Minutello RM, Moussa I, Ho KK, Rogers JH, Shunk KA. Clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of angiographically documented early, late, and very late stent thrombosis. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Feb; 5(2):131-40.
Wang TY, Masoudi FA, Messenger JC, Shunk KA, Boyle A, Brennan JM, Anderson HV, Anstrom KJ, Dai D, Peterson ED, Douglas PS, Rumsfeld JS. Percutaneous coronary intervention and drug-eluting stent use among patients =85 years of age in the United States. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jan 10; 59(2):105-12.
Armstrong EJ, Yeo KK, Javed U, Mahmud E, Patel M, Shunk KA, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Rogers JH. Angiographic stent thrombosis at coronary bifurcations: short- and long-term prognosis. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Jan; 5(1):57-63.
Goldstein JA, Maini B, Dixon SR, Brilakis ES, Grines CL, Rizik DG, Powers ER, Steinberg DH, Shunk KA, Weisz G, Moreno PR, Kini A, Sharma SK, Hendricks MJ, Sum ST, Madden SP, Muller JE, Stone GW, Kern MJ. Detection of lipid-core plaques by intracoronary near-infrared spectroscopy identifies high risk of periprocedural myocardial infarction. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Oct 1; 4(5):429-37.
Brilakis ES, Rao SV, Banerjee S, Goldman S, Shunk KA, Holmes DR, Honeycutt E, Roe MT. Percutaneous coronary intervention in native arteries versus bypass grafts in prior coronary artery bypass grafting patients: a report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Aug; 4(8):844-50.
Yeo KK, Mahmud E, Armstrong EJ, Bennett WE, Shunk KA, MacGregor JS, Li Z, Low RI, Rogers JH. Contemporary clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of angiographically confirmed coronary stent thrombosis: results from a multicenter California registry. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Mar 1; 79(4):550-6.
Chou SH, Wang ZJ, Kuo J, Cabarrus M, Fu Y, Aslam R, Yee J, Zimmet JM, Shunk K, Elicker B, Yeh BM. Persistent renal enhancement after intra-arterial versus intravenous iodixanol administration. Eur J Radiol. 2011 Nov; 80(2):378-86.
Sharma M, Tseng E, Schiller N, Moore P, Shunk KA. ?Closure of aortic paravalvular leak under intravascular ultrasound and intracardiac echocardiography guidance. J Invasive Cardiol. 2011 Jan; 23(1):E250-4.
Garcia S, Rider JE, Moritz TE, Pierpont G, Goldman S, Larsen GC, Shunk K, Littooy F, Santilli S, Rapp J, Reda DJ, Ward HB, McFalls EO. Preoperative coronary artery revascularization and long-term outcomes following abdominal aortic vascular surgery in patients with abnormal myocardial perfusion scans: a subgroup analysis of the coronary artery revascularization prophylaxis trial. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jan 1; 77(1):134-41.
Burjonroppa SC, Varosy PD, Rao SV, Ou FS, Roe M, Peterson E, Singh M, Shunk KA. Survival of patients undergoing rescue percutaneous coronary intervention: development and validation of a predictive tool. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jan; 4(1):42-50.
Brilakis ES, Wang TY, Rao SV, Banerjee S, Goldman S, Shunk K, Kar B, Holmes DR, Dai D, Chin CT, Harding TM, Roe MT. Frequency and predictors of drug-eluting stent use in saphenous vein bypass graft percutaneous coronary interventions: a report from the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data CathPCI registry. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Oct; 3(10):1068-73.
Armstrong EJ, Shunk KA. Coronary guidewire circumcision during use of a Gopher support catheter: potential adverse interaction with polymer-jacketed wire design. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Jul 1; 76(1):112-6.
Lichtenwalter C, de Lemos JA, Roesle M, Obel O, Holper EM, Haagen D, Saeed B, Iturbe JM, Shunk K, Bissett JK, Sachdeva R, Voudris VV, Karyofillis P, Kar B, Rossen J, Fasseas P, Berger P, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Clinical presentation and angiographic characteristics of saphenous vein graft failure after stenting: insights from the SOS (stenting of saphenous vein grafts) trial. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Sep; 2(9):855-60.
Dixon WC, Wang TY, Dai D, Shunk KA, Peterson ED, Roe MT. Anatomic distribution of the culprit lesion in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: findings from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Oct 14; 52(16):1347-8.
Garcia S, McFalls EO, Goldman S, Larsen GC, Littooy F, Moritz TE, Reda DJ, Ward HB, Shunk K, Hattler B. Diagnostic coronary angiography in patients with peripheral arterial disease: a sub-study of the Coronary Artery Revascularization Prophylaxis Trial. J Interv Cardiol. 2008 Oct; 21(5):369-74.
McFalls EO, Ward HB, Moritz TE, Apple FS, Goldman S, Pierpont G, Larsen GC, Hattler B, Shunk K, Littooy F, Santilli S, Rapp J, Thottapurathu L, Krupski W, Reda DJ, Henderson WG. Predictors and outcomes of a perioperative myocardial infarction following elective vascular surgery in patients with documented coronary artery disease: results of the CARP trial. Eur Heart J. 2008 Feb; 29(3):394-401.
Saeed M, Henk CB, Weber O, Martin A, Wilson M, Shunk K, Saloner D, Higgins CB. Delivery and assessment of endovascular stents to repair aortic coarctation using MR and X-ray imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Aug; 24(2):371-8.
McNulty E, Cohen J, Chou T, Shunk K. A "grapple hook" technique using a deflectable tip catheter to facilitate complex proximal circumflex interventions. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2006 Jan; 67(1):46-8.
McFalls EO, Ward HB, Moritz TE, Goldman S, Krupski WC, Littooy F, Pierpont G, Santilli S, Rapp J, Hattler B, Shunk K, Jaenicke C, Thottapurathu L, Ellis N, Reda DJ, Henderson WG. Coronary-artery revascularization before elective major vascular surgery. N Engl J Med. 2004 Dec 30; 351(27):2795-804.
Kereiakes DJ, Szyniszewski AM, Wahr D, Herrmann HC, Simon DI, Rogers C, Kramer P, Shear W, Yeung AC, Shunk KA, Chou TM, Popma J, Fitzgerald P, Carroll TE, Forer D, Adelman DC. Phase I drug and light dose-escalation trial of motexafin lutetium and far red light activation (phototherapy) in subjects with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and stent deployment: procedural and long-term results. Circulation. 2003 Sep 16; 108(11):1310-5.
Shunk KA, Garot J, Atalar E, Lima JA. Transesophageal magnetic resonance imaging of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta in patients with aortic atherosclerosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2001 Jun 15; 37(8):2031-5.
Lopes-Virella MF, Griffith RL, Shunk KA, Virella GT. Enhanced uptake and impaired intracellular metabolism of low density lipoprotein complexed with anti-low density lipoprotein antibodies. Arterioscler Thromb. 1991 Sep-Oct; 11(5):1356-67.