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Department of Medicine - Winters Center

Houston, Texas

The staff of the Winters Center is engaged in translational research and clinical practice.
Winters Center for Heart Failure Research
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David Paniagua, M.D.

David Paniagua, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Office Address:
6620 Main Street
Suite 1225
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-798-2545
Fax: 713-798-2753

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Costa Rica
Internal Medicine and Cardiology Training: University of Costa Rica
National Cardiovascular Center: Osaka, Japan
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Cardiology Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Interventional Cardiology: Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Effectiveness: Master in Science Program, Harvard School of Public Health

Clinical Interests: Clinical cardiology, coronary intervention, valvular heart disease

Research Interests:

Outcome Research: Using databases we analyze variables that may determine outcome using logistic regression models. Using these regression models, we have developed clinical prediction rules to stratify the risk of complications during percutaneous coronary interventions. Operator volume and the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events.

Valvular Research: We developed a heart valve that can be implanted with catheter techniques instead of open heart surgery. This valve has been implanted successfully in animal models in the pulmonary, aortic and mitral position. We implanted the First Retrograde Percutaneous Aortic Valve in the world in a human. We implanted the First percutaneous mitral valve in the world in an animal model.

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