ArthurLabovitz

Arthur Labovitz, MD

Professor & Chair, College Of Medicine Cardiology

College Of Medicine Cardiology

Co-Director, Heart Institute, University of South Florida

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Sciences, University of South Florida

Medical Director, Non- Invasive Cardiologic Services, University of South Florida

Medical Director, Cardiovascular Imaging, University of South Florida

Chairman, Cardiovascular Sciences, University of South Florida

Academic Email: alabovit@health.usf.edu

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Education

  • MD, Cardiology, Hahnemann Medical College, 1978

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Cardiovascular
  • Cardiovascular Sciences

Memberships

  • American Heart Association (Board Member, 2003 - Present)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (Board Member, 1991 - Present)
  • American College of Cardiology (Board Member, 1987 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Homma, S.Thompson, JL.Sanford, AR.Mann, DL.Sacco, RL.Levin, B.Pullicino, PM.Freudenberger, RS.Teerlink, JR.Graham, S.Mohr, JP.Massie, BM.Labovitz, AJ.Di Tullio, MR.Gabriel, AP.Lip, GY.Estol, CJ.Lok, DJ.Ponikowski, P.Anker, SD. Benefit of warfarin compared with aspirin in patients with heart failure in sinus rhythm: a subgroup analysis of WARCEF, a randomized controlled trial. Circulation. Heart failure. 6(5) : 988-97, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23881846
  • Pratap, P.Foster, MM.Labovitz, AJ.Chae, SH. Spontaneous echo contrast at a large inter-atrial septal aneurysm. Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.). 30(9) : E296-7, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23742012
  • Pullicino, PM.Thompson, JL.Sacco, RL.Sanford, AR.Qian, M.Teerlink, JR.Haddad, H.Diek, M.Freudenberger, RS.Labovitz, AJ.Di Tullio, MR.Lok, DJ.Ponikowski, P.Anker, SD.Graham, S.Mann, DL.Mohr, JP.Homma, S. Stroke in heart failure in sinus rhythm: the Warfarin versus Aspirin in Reduced Cardiac Ejection Fraction trial. Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland). 36(1) : 74-8, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23921215
  • Homma, S.Thompson, JL.Pullicino, PM.Levin, B.Freudenberger, RS.Teerlink, JR.Ammon, SE.Graham, S.Sacco, RL.Mann, DL.Mohr, JP.Massie, BM.Labovitz, AJ.Anker, SD.Lok, DJ.Ponikowski, P.Estol, CJ.Lip, GY.Di Tullio, MR.Sanford, AR.Mejia, V.Gabriel, AP.del Valle, ML.Buchsbaum, R. Warfarin and aspirin in patients with heart failure and sinus rhythm. The New England journal of medicine. 366(20) : 1859-69, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22551105
  • Eickhoff, CS.Lawrence, CT.Sagartz, JE.Bryant, LA.Labovitz, AJ.Gala, SS.Hoft, DF. ECG detection of murine chagasic cardiomyopathy. The Journal of parasitology. 96(4) : 758-64, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20738200
  • Labovitz, AJ.Noble, VE.Bierig, M.Goldstein, SA.Jones, R.Kort, S.Porter, TR.Spencer, KT.Tayal, VS.Wei, K. Focused cardiac ultrasound in the emergent setting: a consensus statement of the American Society of Echocardiography and American College of Emergency Physicians. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography. 23(12) : 1225-30, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21111923
  • Labovitz, AJ. The "myth" of the false positive stress echo. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography. 23(2) : 215-6, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20152704
  • Bierig, SM.Mikolajczak, P.Herrmann, SC.Elmore, N.Kern, M.Labovitz, AJ. Comparison of myocardial contrast echocardiography derived myocardial perfusion reserve with invasive determination of coronary flow reserve. European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology. 10(2) : 250-5, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18723849
  • Dolan, MS.Gala, SS.Dodla, S.Abdelmoneim, SS.Xie, F.Cloutier, D.Bierig, M.Mulvagh, SL.Porter, TR.Labovitz, AJ. Safety and efficacy of commercially available ultrasound contrast agents for rest and stress echocardiography a multicenter experience. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 53(1) : 32-8, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19118722
  • Douglas, PS.Khandheria, B.Stainback, RF.Weissman, NJ.Peterson, ED.Hendel, RC.Stainback, RF.Blaivas, M.Des Prez, RD.Gillam, LD.Golash, T.Hiratzka, LF.Kussmaul, WG.Labovitz, AJ.Lindenfeld, J.Masoudi, FA.Mayo, PH.Porembka, D.Spertus, JA.Wann, LS.Wiegers, SE.Brindis, RG.Douglas, PS.Hendel, RC.Patel, MR.Peterson, ED.Wolk, MJ.Allen, JM. ACCF/ASE/ACEP/AHA/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR 2008 Appropriateness Criteria for Stress Echocardiography. A report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriateness Criteria Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions. 71(5) : E1-19, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18314889
  • Douglas, PS.Khandheria, B.Stainback, RF.Weissman, NJ.Peterson, ED.Hendel, RC.Stainback, RF.Blaivas, M.Des Prez, RD.Gillam, LD.Golash, T.Hiratzka, LF.Kussmaul, WG.Labovitz, AJ.Lindenfeld, J.Masoudi, FA.Mayo, PH.Porembka, D.Spertus, JA.Wann, LS.Wiegers, SE.Brindis, RG.Douglas, PS.Patel, MR.Wolk, MJ.Allen, JM. ACCF/ASE/ACEP/AHA/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR 2008 appropriateness criteria for stress echocardiography: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriateness Criteria Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Circulation. 117(11) : 1478-97, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18316491
  • Mulvagh, SL.Rakowski, H.Vannan, MA.Abdelmoneim, SS.Becher, H.Bierig, SM.Burns, PN.Castello, R.Coon, PD.Hagen, ME.Jollis, JG.Kimball, TR.Kitzman, DW.Kronzon, I.Labovitz, AJ.Lang, RM.Mathew, J.Moir, WS.Nagueh, SF.Pearlman, AS.Perez, JE.Porter, TR.Rosenbloom, J.Strachan, GM.Thanigaraj, S.Wei, K.Woo, A.Yu, EH.Zoghbi, WA. American Society of Echocardiography Consensus Statement on the Clinical Applications of Ultrasonic Contrast Agents in Echocardiography. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography. 21(11) : 1179-201; quiz 1281, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18992671
  • Douglas, PS.Khandheria, B.Stainback, RF.Weissman, NJ.Peterson, ED.Hendel, RC.Stainback, RF.Blaivas, M.Des Prez, RD.Gillam, LD.Golash, T.Hiratzka, LF.Kussmaul, WG.Labovitz, AJ.Lindenfeld, J.Masoudi, FA.Mayo, PH.Porembka, D.Spertus, JA.Wann, LS.Wiegers, SE.Brindis, RG.Douglas, PS.Hendel, RC.Patel, MR.Peterson, ED.Wolk, MJ.Allen, JM. ACCF/ASE/ACEP/AHA/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR 2008 appropriateness criteria for stress echocardiography: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriateness Criteria Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 51(11) : 1127-47, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18342240
  • Pasierski, T.Pearson, AC.Labovitz, AJ. Pathophysiology of isolated systolic hypertension in elderly patients: Doppler echocardiographic insights. American heart journal. 122(2) : 528-34, 1991. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1858637

Awards/Honors

  • Best Doctors List in Tampa Bay (Tampa Style Magazine - 2013)
  • Top Doctors in St. Louis (Cardiology) (St. Louis Magazine - 2010)
  • Hugh McCulloch Award (American Heart Association - 2007)
  • Jack Shelby Endowed Chair in Cardiology (St Louis University - 2007)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award (Hahnemann University - 2003)
  • Doctor of the Year Award (St Louis University - 1997)
  • Doctor of the Year Award (St Louis University - 1992)