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Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

Nana Afari-Armah, MD

Nana Afari-Armah
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Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

about me
about me
Clinical Interests
  • Advanced heart failure
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Mechanical circulatory support
Research Interests
  • RV dysfunction in the LVAD population
  • MD, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure, Medstar - Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
  • Fellowship, Cardiology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Society of Echocardiography, 2015 – Present
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2014 – Present 
  • American College of Cardiology, 2013 – Present 
Awards and Honors
  • Chief Fellow, Cardiology  Temple University Hospital, 2015-2016
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Temple University Hospital, 2011-2012
  • Magna Cum Laude, Biology  Washington College, 2005
  • Valedictorian, Largo High School, 2001

Office Locations

Temple Heart and Vascular Institute

Temple University Hospital

3509 N. Broad Street

Boyer Pavilion, 4th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140


Temple Cardiology at Jeanes Campus

TUH – Jeanes Campus

7600 Central Avenue

Heart & Surgery Center

Suite 100

Philadelphia, PA 19111


Selected Publications

A Case of Extrinsic Proximal Outflow Graft Compression Contributing to Elevated LDH in a Patient with Suspected Pump Thrombosis. ISHLT 2017. San Diego, CA, April 5 – 8, 2017.

A Case of Mediastinitis and Ruptured Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Post Orthotopic Heart Transplant. ISHLT 2016. Washington, DC, April 27 – 30, 2016.

A Case of Rapidly Progressive AMR Despite Low DSA After Treatment. ISHLT 2014. San Diego, CA, April 10-13, 2014.

Factors Affecting Physician Behavior When Managing Cardiovascular Risk AHA / QCOR  (PI:  Dr. Alfred Bove). Washington, DC, May 14, 2011.

Factors Affecting Decision to Treat Cardiovascular Risk in an Urban Underserved Population with Intermediate Framingham Risk. (PI: Dr. Alfred Bove) AHA / QCOR. Washington, DC, May 13, 2011.

Incidence of Stroke in Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease.  NHLBI Research Training Program Fellow (University of Maryland School of Medicine).  (PI:  Dr. Steven Kitner). Baltimore, MD, August 2005.

Changes in Cardiac Myocytes Following Prolonged Hypertension.  NHLBI Research Training Program Fellow (University of Maryland School of Medicine)  (PI:  Dr. William Balke). Baltimore, MD, August 2004.

The influence of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Promoter Polymorphism in Non-Ischemic Heart Failure Patients.  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine  (PI:  Dr. Dennis McNamara). Pittsburgh, PA, July 2003.