Case and Poster Presenters

The Houston Shock Symposium is proud to feature compelling cases highlighting innovative strategies, best practices, and actionable insights that will enhance the conference experience for attendees. This year, the following individuals have been selected to present their cases, followed by a panel discussion.

2023 Case Presenters

Presenter NameAffiliated Organization(s)Case Presentation Title
Amna Aijaz, MD McGovern Medical School at UTHealth HoustonManaging Severe Mitral Stenosis Patient in Cardiogenic Shock
Hasan Ashraf, MDMcGovern Medical School at UTHealth HoustonWhen to Unload in HR-PCI: The LAVI Score
Amanda Bergeron, AG-ACNPMcGovern Medical School at UTHealth HoustonUnusual Cause of Cardiogenic Shock
Saliha Erdem, MDWayne State UniversityECPELLA as a Bridge to Heart Transplant in a Young Woman with LM SCAD
Chris Fernadez, MDUniversity of ChicagoCBT Dependent Shock in AS and LM Disease
Khashayar Hematpour, MDMcGovern Medical School at UTHealth HoustonQuieting the Storm in Cardiogenic Shock
Sowjanya Kapaganti, MDMcGovern Medical School at UTHealth HoustonRecurrent Pulseless Electrical Activity: Look Left, Look Right
Krithika Krishnarao, DOOchsnerComplex VA ECMO Cannulation Strategy
Russell Perkins, MSN, AGACNPAdvent Health Medical GroupECMO and Impella 5.5 in the Management of Post MI VSD
Husam Shadid, MDMcGovern Medical School at UTHealth HoustonSevere Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation at time of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Lauren Tezak, MS, APRN, AGACNP-BCTexas Children's Hospital and
Texas Woman's University
Mixed Shock in a Postpartum Patient
Chloe Theeuwes, MDCollege of Medicine at University of CincinnatiCardiogenic Shock Complicated by Mechanical Valves


2023 Poster Presenters

Poster NumberPresenterTitle
1001Saliha Erdem, MDECPELLA as a Bridge to Heart Transplant in a
Young Woman with LM SCAD
1002Mehtab Galeh, MDExercise-related Flail Mitral Valve Masquerading
as Pneumonia
1003Marisol Molina, MDPulmonary Thromboembolism as Cause Of
Cardiac Arrest
1004Sharana Hegde, MDUse of Tandem Heart for Left Atrial Unloading
in Severe Bioprosthetic Mitral Stenosis with
Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiogenic Shock
1005Jeffrey Wang, MDLAVA-ECMO: Unloading the Left Ventricle from
the Atrium
1006Amogh Karnik, MD,
Anthracycline Induced Cardiomyopathy
Presenting in Shock
1007Rashonda Carlisle,
Stress Cardiomyopathy Presenting in Shock
1008Tamas Alexy, MD,
ECPR to Heart Transplant
1009Richard Witkov, MD and Jonathan Lopez, MDRefractory Ventricular Fibrillation in the
Community, Expanding the Wheel
1010Nishant Sharma,
TAVR Shock
1011Omare Sheikh, MDDouble Edged Sword
1012Mittal Rana, MDUnder Pressure: A Case of Aortic Stenosis and
Cardiogenic Shock
1013Andrew Polis and Katherine GoldrickThe Big Squeeze: Balancing the Hemodynamics
of Cardiac Tamponade and Superior Vana Cava
1014Lindsey Aurora, MDI Will Survive: From Left Main Thrombosis to
1015Jake Kieserman,
From the Brink of the Abyss
1016Kashvi Gupta, MDAcute Fulminany Myocarditis Secondary to
1017Molly Silkowski, DOFulminant Myocarditis
1018Maurizio Bottiroli,
1019Phillip Weeks, Pharm.D.The Prognostic Value of Vasoactive-Inotropic Score in Adult Patients on Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Life Support