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Pulmonary Hypertension & Right Heart Failure

Anjali Vaidya, MD, FACC, FASE, FACP


Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure

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Clinical Interests
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Right heart failure
  • Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)
  • Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
  • Advanced heart failure cardiac transplant
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD)
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)
  • Right heart catheterization
  • Exercise physiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Pulmonary embolism venous thromboembolism
Research Interests
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Right heart failure
  • Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise physiology
  • Advanced heart failure & cardiac transplant
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Hypertension, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Advanced Echocardiography, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Chief Residency, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Awards and Honors
  • Top Doctors, Cardiovascular Disease, Philadelphia magazine, 2019-2020
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Donna McCurdy Department of Medicine Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Leading Physicians of the World Top Doctor
  • University of Pennsylvania Cardiovascular Medicine Division's Vincent and Bonnie Anderson Award for Outstanding Medical Student Teaching
  • Frederick Samaha Research Scholar Award, University of Pennsylvania
  • American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence
  • Mary E. Groff Fellowship in Clinical Research Methods, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Second Place, Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum

Office Locations

Temple Heart and Vascular Institute

Temple University Hospital

3509 N. Broad Street

Boyer Pavilion, 4th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140


Digital Bibliography
Invited Textbook Chapters

Vaidya A, Jessup ML. Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiomyopathy with Heart Failure. Heart Failure: A Case-Based Atlas. Edited by Peter S. Rahko. 2014 Demos Medical Publishing, LLC. ISBN: 978-1-936287-57-2. e-book ISBN: 97 8-61705-O94-7

Vaidya A, Kirkpatrick J. Right Ventricular Anatomy, Function, and Echocardiographic Evaluation. 5th Edition of Otto’s The Practice of Clinical Echocardiography. 2016 Elsevier Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-323-40125-8. e-book ISBN: 9780323482455.

Banerji S, Vaidya A. Pulmonary Hypertension in the Potential Kidney Transplant Recipient. Cardio-nephrology: Confluence of the Heart and Kidney in Clinical Practice. Edited by Janani Rangaswami, Edgar V. Lerma, and Claudio Ronco. 2017 Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-56042-7.

Vaidya A. Distal Chronic Thromboembolic Disease: Is Surgery an Option? Clinical Cases in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. Edited by William Auger. 2017 Springer Publishing. In Press.

Additional Publications
Karnik AA, Fields AV, Shannon RP. Diabetic cardiomyopathy. Current Hypertension Reports. 2007, Dec; 9(6):467-473.

Patterson B, Fields AV, Shannon RP. New insights into myocardial glucose metabolism: Surviving under stress. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2009 Jul;12(4):424-30.

Kirkpatrick JN, Fields AV, Ferrari VA. Medical ethics and the art of cardiovascular medicine. Lancet. 2010 Aug 14;376(9740):508-509.

Fields AV, Kirkpatrick JN. Ethics of the Heart: Ethical and Policy Challenges in the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure. Perspect Biol Med. 2012 Winter;55(1):71-80.

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

Vaidya A, Kawut SM. Relax or Contract: What’s Right? Circulation. 2013 Oct 29;128(18):1999-2001. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.005638. Epub 2013 Sep 20.

Rame E, Vaidya A. Disease progression in pulmonary arterial hypertension: refining the phenotype with a prognostic biomarker profile from collagen. JACC Heart Fail. 2014 Aug;2(4):422-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2014.05.004. Epub 2014 Jul 9.

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. 2009 Jan;22(1):53-9.

Fields AV, Patterson B, Karnik AA, Shannon RP. Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 and Myocardial Protection: More than Glycemic Control. Clin Cardiol. 2009 May;32(5):236-43.

Bhashyam S, Fields AV, Patterson B, Testani JM, Chen L, Shen YT, Shannon RP. GLP-1 Increases Myocardial Glucose Uptake Through a p38α MAP Kinase Mediated, Nitric Oxide Dependent Mechanism in Conscious Dogs with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Circ Heart Fail. 2010 Jul;3(4):512-21. Epub 2010 May 13.

Opotowsky AR, Ojeda J, Rogers F, Prasanna V, Clair M, Moko L, Vaidya A, Afilalo J, Forfia PR. A Simple Echocardiographic Prediction Rule for Hemodynamics in Pulmonary Hypertension. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Nov;5(6):765-75.

Merrill SL, Vaidya A, Pyeritz R. Ethical challenges of the use of whole exome sequencing in the clinic. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2013 Jan;4(1):58-61.

Opotowsky AR, Clair M, Afilalo J, Landzberg MJ, Waxman AB, Moko L, Maron B, Vaidya A, Forfia PR. A Simple Echocardiographic Method to Estimate Pulmonary Vascular Resistance. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Jun 1. doi:pii: S0002-9149(13)01129-6.

Vaidya A*, Raina A*, Gertz ZM, Chambers SV, Forfia PR. Marked Changes Right Ventricular Contractile Pattern Result after Cardiothoracic Surgery: Implications for the Post-Surgcal Assessment of Right Ventricular Function. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Jun 14. pii: S1053-2498(13)01251-5 *Shared first author contribution

Saggar R, Khanna D, Vaidya A, Derhovanessian A, Maranian P, Belperio JA, Weigt SS, Dua S, Goldin JG, Abtin F, Lynch JP, Forfia PR, Saggar R. Changes in Functional Capacity, Hemodynamics, and Right Heart Function In An Advanced Phenotype Of Pulmonary Fibrosis And Significant Pulmonary Hypertension. Thorax. 2014 Feb;69(2):123-9. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-204150.

Raza F, Alkhouli M, Rogers F, Vaidya A, Forfia P. Case series of 5 patients with end-stage renal disease with reversible dyspnea, heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension related to arteriovenous dialysis access. Pulm Circ 2015:5(2): 398-406.

Matura LA, Shou H, Fritz JS, Smith KA, Vaidya A, Pinder D, Archer-Chicko C, Dubow D, Palevsky HI, Sommers MS, Kawut SM. Physical Activity and Symptoms in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Chest. 2016 Feb 15. pii: S0012-3692(16)01252-6.

Matura LA, Fargo J, Fritz JS, Smith KA, Vaidya A, Pinder D, Archer-Chicko C, Palevsky HI, Pack AI, Sommers MS, Kawut SM. Slow-Paced Respiration Therapy to Treat Symptoms in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Heart Lung. 2017 Jan-Feb;46(1):7-13.

Chatterjee S, Weinberg I, Yeh RW, Chakraborty A, Sardar P, Weinberg MD, Kabrhel C, Barnes GD, Mukherjee D, Kumbhani D, Bashir R, Vaidya A, Smith A, Fuchs B, Groeneveld P, Giri J. Thromb Haemost. 2017 Jan 26;117(2):246-251.

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4.90 / 5.0


Gives easy to understand instruction
Explains in a way you understand
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Spends enough time with you
October 14, 2019

I am very satisfied with the care of my daughter [...]. I trust their work and am happy with her care and doctor.

October 10, 2019

Dr. Vaidya is the best, a credit to Temple and her profession.

August 1, 2019

Dr. Vaidya has improved my PAH substantially. Very thankful to her & her team.

June 24, 2019

Dr. Vaidya her team are phenomenal. No one better.

June 5, 2019

God sent me an angel and her name is Dr. Anjali Vaidya