David Robert Laughrun, MD

Title(s)Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Part-Time)
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    UCLA/West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CAFellowship1996Cardiology
    UCLA/West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CAResidency1993Internal Medicine
    George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington D.C.MD1990Medicine
    Hahnemann (now Drexel) University, Philadelphia, PA1986Physiology
    UCLA, Los Angeles, CABS1985Biology
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines2015Faculty of the Year Award
    Iowa Lutheran Family Practice Residency2003Faculty of the Year Award
    UCLA1992UCLA Solomon Scholars Resident Research Award

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    Dr. Laughrun's primary focus has always been on direct patient care of adults with a broad range of heart problems. He is returning to his native Southern California after practicing in Des Moines, Iowa where he was the most recent recipient of the "From The Heart" award from the American Heart Association. This award is based on nomination and voting by physicians who were asked which cardiologist best exemplifies the mission of the AHA. He has always enjoyed teaching, which he believes compliments and improves his ability to take care of patients.

    Dr. Laughrun has years of experience in the interpretation of echocardiograms and nuclear cardiology studies. He performs and interprets transesophageal echocardiograms.

    Dr. Laughrun is very interested, and Board Certified, in seeing patients with Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

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    1. Bhambi NS, Shah A, Sarte P, Laughrun DR. Bacterial endocarditis presenting in an adult patient with undiagnosed double-chambered right ventricle. Clin Case Rep. 2019 May; 7(5):893-897. PMID: 31110710.
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    2. Kwan WC, Shavelle DM, Laughrun DR. Pulmonary vascular resistance index: Getting the units right and why it matters. Clin Cardiol. 2019 Mar; 42(3):334-338. PMID: 30614019.
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    3. Zhang J, Patel S, Clavijo L, Laughrun D. Successful Implementation of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support as a Bridge to Heart-Lung Transplantation in an Eisenmenger's Syndrome Patient With Paradoxical Coronary Embolism. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2019 Jan-Dec; 7:2324709619846575. PMID: 31053036.
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    4. Sarcon A, Roy D, Laughrun D, Huntsinger M, Schwartz J, Sohn J, Doshi RN. Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Complicated by Appendage Perforation Rescued by Device Deployment. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2018 Jan-Dec; 6:2324709618800108. PMID: 30214906.
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    5. Chesini G, Sangera R, Howard T, Hockmuth D, Laughrun D. Rare Case of Recurrent Cardioembolic Stroke Attributed to Multiple Congenital Cardiac Malformations. CASE (Phila). 2018 Apr; 2(2):42-46. PMID: 30062307.
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    6. Hamilton RD, Shield CE, Laughrun D. Progression of asymptomatic mild carotid artery stenosis: Implications for frequency of surveillance. Vasc Med. 2017 10; 22(5):411-417. PMID: 28825353.
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    7. Duerinckx AJ, Laughrun D, Lewis BS. Usefulness of coronary MR angiography prior to angioplasty. Int J Card Imaging. 1999 Dec; 15(6):533-40. PMID: 10768747.
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    8. Lewis BS, Kattan D, Laughrun D. Use and limitations of immediate postprocedural intracoronary Doppler blood flow measurements for predicting late result after coronary balloon angioplasty. Results of a pilot study. Cardiology. 1997 Sep-Oct; 88(5):433-40. PMID: 9286505.
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