Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

2-24-2011: Medicine Grand Rounds

Pre Versus Post Capillary Pulmonary Hypertension: Same or Different Diseases?

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 24, 2011

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Ronald Zolty, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine (Cardiology)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Ronald Zolty's current research involves clinical epidemiological studies looking at the different heart failure therapies stratified by ethnicity and etiology. He is also involved in numerous clinical research protocols in the field of pulmonary hypertension. He participates in several NIH funded grants and is a member of the Advisory Pulmonary Council of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant.

Dr. Zolty completed his medical education at the University of Geneva of Switzerland and his internal medicine residency at Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem and Univeristy Hospital of Geneva. He completed his fellowship in cardiology at the University of Colorado in Denver with a subspecialty in heart failure and cardiac transplantation. He then remained as faculty member at the Univerisity of Colorado Health Sciences Center before he moved to New York in 2006 to become director of the Heart Failure Program at Weiler. As part of the Heart Failure Program, he also developed a Pulmonary Hypertension Center.

While in Colorado, Dr. Zolty also received a PhD degree in Clinical Sciences. The theme of his thesis involved pharmacogenetic studies in heart failure patients treated with beta-blockade therapy.

Post-lecture webcast: www.medicinegr.org.
Access code: MEDICINE

This grand rounds is hosted by the Division of Cardiology.


After attending this activity, participants will:

  1. Differentiate between idiopathic pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary hypertension secondary to LV diastolic dysfunction from a hemodynamic point of view
  2. Differentiate treatments between PAH vs. pulmonary hypertension secondary to LV dysfunction
  3. Understand the hemodynamic effect differences of exercise on normal controls versus pulmonary hypertension patients


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


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