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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Areas of Interest

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Congenital Heart Disease

Education and Training

MBA: Dowling College, 2003; PhD, Pharmacological and Physiological Science: Saint Louis University, 2008; MD: Saint Louis University, 2010; Internal Medicine Residency and Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2010-2013; Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Washington University in St. Louis, 2013-2016; Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship: Washington University in St. Louis, 2016-17.

Selected Bibliography

Cresci S, Pereira NL, Ahmad F, Byku M, de Las Fuentes L, Lanfear DE, Reilly CM, Owens AT, Wolf MJ. Heart Failure in the Era of Precision Medicine: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2019 Oct;12(10):458-485.

Eubanks G, Haywood H, Sander M, Byku M, Weickert W. Outpatient Diuresis Clinic – A Patient Centered and Cost Saving Approach to Heart Failure Management. J Card Fail 2019; 25(8), S137.

Byku M, Chang PP. Desensitization for sensitized patients awaiting heart transplant. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2019 Jun;24(3):233-238.

Byku M, Nassif M, Novak E, Itoh A, Ewald G, Larue SJ. Left Ventricular Assist Device is a Viable Therapy in End Stage Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. The VAD Journal 2017, 3.

Byku M, Quader N. Predictors of Normal LV Size in Chronic Mitral Regurgitation: Implications for Treatment. J Card Fail 2016; 22(8): S48-S49.

Byku, M, Piotrowski R, Itoh A, Larue S, Vader J, Holley C, Ewald G. Pre-Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) MELD score may predict meaningful survival. J Heart Lung Transplant. April 2016, 35 (4): S380-S381.

Byku M, Holley C. Cardiomyopathies in The Washington University Manual of Echocardiography, 2nd Edition. Philadephia: Wolters Kluwer, 2016.

Byku M, Mann DL. Neuromodulation of the Failing Heart: Lost in Translation? JACC: Basic to Translational Science. April 2016; 1(3): 95-106.

Martinez SC, Byku M, Cedars A, Ludbrook P, Pirooz E, Billadello J. Increased BMI is associated with congestive heart failure and mortality in adult Fontan patients. Congenital Heart Dis. 2016; 11(1):71-9.

Westfall TC, Macarthur H, Byku M, Yang CL, Murray J. Interactions of neuropeptide Y, catecholamines and angiotensin at the vascular neuroeffector junction. Adv Pharmacol. 2013;68:115-39.

Byku M, Macarthur H, Westfall TC. Inhibitory Effects of Angiotensin (1-7) on the Nerve Stimulation-Induced Release of Norepinephrine and Neuropeptide Y from the Mesenteric Arterial Bed. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2010; 298:H457-H465.

Byku M, Macarthur H, Westfall TC. Nerve stimulation induced overflow of neuropeptide Y and modulation by angiotensin II in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2008; 295: H2188-H2197.

Mirnela Byku, MD, PhD, MBA
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    Office: 919-843-5214 (Office Phone)

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    UNC Cardiology

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    Chapel Hill, NC 27599