Barry H. Trachtenberg, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Academic Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Barry H. Trachtenberg is a cardiologist specializing in heart failure and cardiac transplantation. He is also the director of the Michael Debakey Cardiology Associates Cardio-Oncology program, an evolving field devoted to prevention and management of cardiovascular complications of cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and advanced heart failure and transplant. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at the University of Texas-San Antonio. Dr. Trachtenberg, a native Houstonian, completed his residency in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine prior to his cardiology training at the University of Miami School of Medicine. His clinical experience includes heart failure and heart transplantation, mechanical support pumps, and cardio-oncology. He performs diagnostic catheterizations (including radial artery approach) and endomyocardial biopsies. He has contributed to many publications related to advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, regenerative therapies, and ventricular assist devices. Dr. Trachtenberg is a member of the American Heart Association, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Association, Heart Failure Society of America, and the International CardiOncology Society of North America.

Areas Of Expertise

Regenerative medicine Ischemic heart disease Heart catheterization Heart transplant Mechanical circulatory support Cardio-oncology Valvular heart disease Dilated cardiomyopathy
Education & Training

Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship, University of Miami School of Medicine
MD, UT School of Medicine in San Antonio
Publications

A Novel Model Incorporating Pectoralis Muscle Measures to Predict Mortality After Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: The Minnesota Pectoralis Risk Score
Cogswell, R, Trachtenberg, BH, Murray, T, Schultz, J, Teigen, LEVI, Allen, T, Araujo-Gutierrez, R, John, R, Martin, CM & Estep, J 2020, Journal of Cardiac Failure, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 308-315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.11.021

Percutaneous Left Axillary Artery Placement of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump in Advanced Heart Failure Patients
Bhimaraj, A, Agrawal, T, Duran, A, Tamimi, O, Amione-Guerra, J, Trachtenberg, B, Guha, A, Hussain, I, Kim, J, Kassi, M, Xu, J, Suarez, EE, Ngo, UQ, Torre-Amione, G & Estep, JD 2020, JACC: Heart Failure, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 313-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2020.01.011

Association of Use of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors or Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers on LVAD Support and Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Multi-Center Analysis
Schultz, JN, Trachtenberg, BH, Estep, J, Goodwin, K, Araujo, R, Rafei, AGE, Pritzker, M, Kamdar, F, John, R & Cogswell, R 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.1169

Mortality in Patients with LVAD Infections Classified According ISHLT Recommendations
Vargas, L, Granillo, A, De Anda-Duran, I & Trachtenberg, BH 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.056

Proof of Concept: Echo Compatible Mock-Circulatory Flow Loop to Accurately Quantify Aortic Regurgitation in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Kassi, M, Filippini, S, Agrawal, T, Bhimaraj, A, Guha, A, Trachtenberg, BH, Kim, JH, Fida, N, Hussain, I, Yousefzai, R & Little, S 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S415. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.184

Implementation of Patient-Centered Shared Decision Making for LVAD Candidates: Year 1 Results of a Multi-Site Study
Blumenthal-Barby, JS, Kostick, KM, Trejo, M, Bhimaraj, A, Civitello, A, Horstmanshof, DA, Jorde, UP, Loebe, M, Mehra, MR, Thohan, V, Trachtenberg, BH, Uriel, N, Volk, RJ & Estep, JD 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.1105

External Validation of the Minnesota Pectoralis Muscle Risk Score to Predict Mortality after Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Cogswell, R, Murray, T, Araujo, R, Teigen, L, Trachtenberg, BH, Schultz, JN, John, R, Martin, C & Estep, J 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.1194

Pre-Operative Pectoralis Muscle Quantity and Attenuation by Computed Tomography are Predictive of Recurrent Gastrointestinal Bleeding on Left Ventricular Assist Device Support: A Multicenter Analysis
Araujo-Gutierrez, R, Potter, LM, Teigen, L, Schultz, J, Estep, JD, John, R, Martin, C, Cogswell, R & Trachtenberg, BH 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S396-S397. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.530

No Increase in Infections or Readmissions in Al Amyloid Patients Who Undergo Heart Transplant
Araujo-Gutierrez, R, Bhimaraj, A, Guha, A, Hussain, I, Kassi, M, Kim, JH & Trachtenberg, BH 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.629

Influence of HLA-DR Mismatches on Long Term Outcomes Following Heart Transplant
Singhvi, A, Araujo-Gutierrez, R, Bhimaraj, A, Park, MH, Trachtenberg, BH, Hussain, I & Guha, A 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S293-S294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.653

Prognostic Value of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography in Heart Transplant Recipients
Singhvi, A, Araujo-Gutierrez, R, Park, MH, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, BH, Hussain, I & Guha, A 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.885

Association between Angiotensin II Antagonism and Mortality after LVAD Implantation: A Multi-Center, Contemporary Analysis
Schultz, JN, Trachtenberg, BH, Estep, J, Goodwin, K, Araujo, R, Rafei, AGE, Alexy, T, Shaffer, A, John, R & Cogswell, R 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S131-S132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.1033

Association of LVAD Cannula Position with Stroke Risk
Agrawal, T, Abdala, H, Gutierrez, RA, Thaker, R, Xu, S, Fida, N, Kim, JH, Hussain, I, Trachtenberg, BH, Guha, A, Bhimaraj, A & Kassi, M 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S413-S414. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.179

Waitlist and post-transplant outcomes in patients listed with intra-aortic balloon pump for heart transplant: United Network for Organ Sharing registry
Duran, A, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, B, Hussain, I, Park, M, Estep, JD, Suarez, EE & Guha, A 2020, International Journal of Artificial Organs. https://doi.org/10.1177/0391398820903312

Rapamycin-Loaded Biomimetic Nanoparticles Reverse Vascular Inflammation
Boada, C, Zinger, A, Tsao, C, Zhao, P, Martinez, JO, Hartman, K, Naoi, T, Sukhoveshin, R, Sushnitha, M, Molinaro, R, Trachtenberg, BH, Cooke, JP & Tasciotti, E 2020, Circulation Research, vol. 126, no. 1, pp. 25-37. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.119.315185

A positive Tc-99m PYP scan in a patient with cardiac sarcoidosis
El-Tallawi, KC, Parikh, R, Nabi, F, Maclayton, PI, Trachtenberg, BH & Al-Mallah, M 2020, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12350-020-02158-5

Pulse assessment is important with blood pressure measurement in individuals with continuous flow left ventricular assist devices
Marcos-Abdala, HG, Cruz-Solbes, AS, Hussain, I, Trachtenberg, B, Ashrith, G, Torre-Amione, G, Bruckner, B, Suarez, EE, Estep, JD & Bhimaraj, A 2020, International Journal of Artificial Organs. https://doi.org/10.1177/0391398820927022

Variant interpretation for dilated cardiomyopathy
DCM Precision Medicine study & DCM Consortium 2020, Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, pp. 43-51. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCGEN.119.002480

Rapamycin-Loaded Leukosomes Reverse Vascular Inflammation
Boada, C, Zinger, A, Tsao, C, Zhao, P, MARTINEZ JONATHAN, O, Hartman, KA, Naoi, T, Sukhovershin, R, Sushnitha, M, Molinaro, R, Trachtenberg, BH, Cooke, JP & Tasciotti, E 2019, Circulation Research.

Delayed autologous stem cell transplantation following cardiac transplantation experience in patients with cardiac amyloidosis
Trachtenberg, BH, Kamble, RT, Rice, L, Araujo-Gutierrez, R, Bhimaraj, A, Guha, A, Park, MH, Hussain, I, Bruckner, BA, Suarez, EE, Victor, III, DW, Adrogue, HE, Baker, KR & Estep, JD 2019, American Journal of Transplantation, vol. 19, no. 10, pp. 2900-2909. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15487

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