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    Tomas Konecny, MD, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
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      I strive to provide outstanding patient care. In my practice, my patients benefit from my clinical training and my clinical research focusing on cardiac arrhythmias – recognized by awards from American College of Chest Physicians, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and others. My philosophy of care revolves around 3 key aspects: 1) I empower my patients to make important health-related decisions based on the most up to date diagnostic strategies, 2) I lead a very personalized and thorough discussion with each patient regarding the optimal treatment and 3) I follow through with each patient until the health issue under investigation is resolved.

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      Westmont College2001  - 2003Presidential Scholarship
      Westmont College 2003Summa Cum Laude
      Phi Kappa Phi2003Elected Member
      Columbia University Medical Center2004  - 2006Joseph Collins Award
      American College of Physicians2008First Prize, Research Presentations
      American College of Chest Physicians2011Young Investigator Award, First Prize
      American Heart Association 2012Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator Award- Finalist
      American College of Cardiology2012Young Investigator Award, Second Place
      Cardiovascular Research Technologies2013Best Innovation Award, 2nd Place
      Mayo Clinic2013Mayo International Health Scholarship Award
      Czech Society of Cardiology 2013Young Investigator Award, Third Place

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      1. Mach L, Bedanova H, Soucek M, Karpisek M, Konecny T, Nemec P, Orban M. Impact of cardiopulmonary bypass surgery on cytokines in epicardial adipose tissue: comparison with subcutaneous fat. Perfusion. 2017 May; 32(4):279-284. PMID: 28155592.
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      2. Mach L, Konecny T, Helanova K, Jaffe AS, Sorenson EJ, Somers VK, Reeder GS. Elevation of cardiac troponin T in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Acta Neurol Belg. 2016 Dec; 116(4):557-564. PMID: 26801485.
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      3. Konecny T, Saxon LA. Integration of Smartphone Based Monitoring: No Modality is an Island, Entire of Itself. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016 Jan; 27(1):58-9. PMID: 26412013.
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      4. Konecny T, Geske JB, Ludka O, Orban M, Brady PA, Abudiab MM, Albuquerque FN, Placek A, Kara T, Sahakyan KR, Gersh BJ, Tajik AJ, Allison TG, Ommen SR, Somers VK. Decreased exercise capacity and sleep-disordered breathing in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Chest. 2015 Jun; 147(6):1574-1581. PMID: 25633371; PMCID: PMC4451712.
      5. Ruzek L, Konecny T, Soucek F, Konecny D, Mach L, Ommen SR, Kopecky SL, Nishimura RA. Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitor Use in Men With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Aug 15; 116(4):618-21. PMID: 26141201.
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      6. Podrouzkova H, Bedanova H, Tretina M, Korinek J, Stepanova R, Hruskova J, Nemec P, Konecny T, Orban M. Decrease in longitudinal strain in heart transplant recipients is associated with rejection. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2015 Dec; 159(4):601-6. PMID: 25942427.
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      7. Konecny T, Friedman PA, Sanon S, Rihal CS, Mulpuru SK. Percutaneous transapical access with closure for ventricular tachycardia ablation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Apr; 8(2):508-11. PMID: 25900995.
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      8. Konecny T, Noseworthy PA, Kapa S, Cooper LT, Mulpuru SK, Sandhu GS, Asirvatham S. Endomyocardial biopsy-integrating electrode at the bioptome tip. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2015 Jun; 9(3):66-9. PMID: 25731185.
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      9. Ebrille E, Konecny T, Konecny D, Spacek R, Jones P, Ambroz P, DeSimone CV, Powell BD, Hayes DL, Friedman PA, Asirvatham SJ. Correlation of geomagnetic activity with implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks and antitachycardia pacing. Mayo Clin Proc. 2015 Feb; 90(2):202-8. PMID: 25659238; PMCID: PMC4807870.
      10. Mulpuru SK, Konecny T, Madhavan M, Kapa S, Noseworthy PA, McLeod CJ, Friedman PA, Packer DL, Asirvatham SJ. Atypical variants of right ventricular outflow arrhythmias. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014 Dec; 25(12):1321-7. PMID: 25065643.
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      11. Konecny T, Reeder G, Noseworthy PA, Konecny D, Carney JA, Asirvatham SJ. Percutaneous ablation and retrieval of a right atrial myxoma. Heart Lung Circ. 2014 Nov; 23(11):e244-7. PMID: 25240574.
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      12. Konecny T, Somers VK. Sleep-disordered breathing in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: challenges and opportunities. Chest. 2014 Jul; 146(1):228-234. PMID: 25010966; PMCID: PMC4077409.
      13. Konecny T, Park JY, Somers KR, Konecny D, Orban M, Soucek F, Parker KO, Scanlon PD, Asirvatham SJ, Brady PA, Rihal CS. Relation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jul 15; 114(2):272-7. PMID: 24878126.
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      14. Konecny T, Khanna AD, Novak J, Jama AA, Zawadowski GM, Orban M, Pressman G, Bukartyk J, Kara T, Cetta F, Borlaug BA, Somers VK, Reeder GS. Interatrial pressure gradients during simulated obstructive sleep apnea: a catheter-based study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Dec 01; 84(7):1138-45. PMID: 24677689; PMCID: PMC4244266.
      15. Konecny T, Kara T, Somers VK. Obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension: an update. Hypertension. 2014 Feb; 63(2):203-9. PMID: 24379177; PMCID: PMC4249687.
      16. Geske JB, Konecny T, Ommen SR, Nishimura RA, Sorajja P, Schaff HV, Ackerman MJ, Gersh BJ. Surgical myectomy improves pulmonary hypertension in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Eur Heart J. 2014 Aug 07; 35(30):2032-9. PMID: 24334721.
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      17. Abudiab M, Aijaz B, Konecny T, Kopecky SL, Squires RW, Thomas RJ, Allison TG. Use of functional aerobic capacity based on stress testing to predict outcomes in normal, overweight, and obese patients. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Dec; 88(12):1427-34. PMID: 24290116.
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      18. Konecny T, DeSimone CV, Friedman PA, Bruce C, Asirvatham SJ. Synchronous intra-myocardial ventricular pacing without crossing the tricuspid valve or entering the coronary sinus. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2013 May-Jun; 14(3):137-8. PMID: 23773495.
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      19. Ludka O, Spinar J, Tomandl J, Konecny T. Comparison of NT-proBNP levels in hemodialysis versus peritoneal dialysis patients. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2013 Dec; 157(4):325-30. PMID: 23154540.
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      20. Mainigi SK, Chebrolu LH, Romero-Corral A, Mehta V, Machado RR, Konecny T, Pressman GS. Prediction of significant conduction disease through noninvasive assessment of cardiac calcification. Echocardiography. 2012 Oct; 29(9):1017-21. PMID: 22672350.
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      21. Ludka O, Konecny T, Pozdisek Z, Cerny J, Spinar J. Right ventricular mass in an asymptomatic HIV positive patient. J Card Surg. 2012 May; 27(3):322-4. PMID: 22296577.
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      22. Albuquerque FN, Calvin AD, Sert Kuniyoshi FH, Konecny T, Lopez-Jimenez F, Pressman GS, Kara T, Friedman P, Ammash N, Somers VK, Caples SM. Sleep-disordered breathing and excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with atrial fibrillation. Chest. 2012 Apr; 141(4):967-973. PMID: 21903736; PMCID: PMC3318950.
      23. Konecny T, Somers VK. Vascular dysfunction in sleep apnea: not just a peripheral concern. Hypertension. 2011 Sep; 58(3):352-3. PMID: 21747046.
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      24. Sert Kuniyoshi FH, Zellmer MR, Calvin AD, Lopez-Jimenez F, Albuquerque FN, van der Walt C, Trombetta IC, Caples SM, Shamsuzzaman AS, Bukartyk J, Konecny T, Gami AS, Kara T, Somers VK. Diagnostic accuracy of the Berlin Questionnaire in detecting sleep-disordered breathing in patients with a recent myocardial infarction. Chest. 2011 Nov; 140(5):1192-1197. PMID: 21596794; PMCID: PMC3205844.
      25. Adachi T, Sert-Kuniyoshi FH, Calvin AD, Singh P, Romero-Corral A, van der Walt C, Davison DE, Bukartyk J, Konecny T, Pusalavidyasagar S, Sierra-Johnson J, Somers VK. Effect of weight gain on cardiac autonomic control during wakefulness and sleep. Hypertension. 2011 Apr; 57(4):723-30. PMID: 21357280; PMCID: PMC3469265.
      26. Macedo PG, Brugada J, Leinveber P, Benito B, Molina I, Sert-Kuniyoshi F, Adachi T, Bukartyk J, van der Walt C, Konecny T, Maharaj S, Kara T, Montserrat J, Somers V. Sleep-disordered breathing in patients with the Brugada syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Mar 01; 107(5):709-13. PMID: 21247540; PMCID: PMC3481999.
      27. Ludka O, Konecny T, Somers V. Sleep apnea, cardiac arrhythmias, and sudden death. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(4):340-3. PMID: 21841855; PMCID: PMC3147220.
      28. Konecny T, Kuniyoshi FH, Orban M, Pressman GS, Kara T, Gami A, Caples SM, Lopez-Jimenez F, Somers VK. Under-diagnosis of sleep apnea in patients after acute myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Aug 24; 56(9):742-3. PMID: 20723806; PMCID: PMC4007650.
      29. Konecny T, Brady PA, Orban M, Lin G, Pressman GS, Lehar F, Tomas K, Gersh BJ, Tajik AJ, Ommen SR, Somers VK. Interactions between sleep disordered breathing and atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Jun 01; 105(11):1597-602. PMID: 20494669.
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      30. Konecny T, Somers K, Orban M, Koshino Y, Lennon RJ, Scanlon PD, Rihal CS. Interactions between COPD and outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention. Chest. 2010 Sep; 138(3):621-7. PMID: 20382719.
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      31. Koshino Y, Villarraga HR, Orban M, Bruce CJ, Pressman GS, Leinveber P, Saleh HK, Konecny T, Kara T, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Changes in left and right ventricular mechanics during the Mueller maneuver in healthy adults: a possible mechanism for abnormal cardiac function in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 May; 3(3):282-9. PMID: 20160141.
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      32. Eleid MF, Konecny T, Orban M, Sengupta PP, Somers VK, Parish JM, Mookadam F, Brady PA, Sullivan BL, Khandheria BK, Ommen SR, Tajik AJ. High prevalence of abnormal nocturnal oximetry in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Nov 03; 54(19):1805-9. PMID: 19874995.
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      33. Orban M, Bruce CJ, Pressman GS, Leinveber P, Romero-Corral A, Korinek J, Konecny T, Villarraga HR, Kara T, Caples SM, Somers VK. Dynamic changes of left ventricular performance and left atrial volume induced by the mueller maneuver in healthy young adults and implications for obstructive sleep apnea, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Dec 01; 102(11):1557-61. PMID: 19026314; PMCID: PMC2638210.
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