ReviewerRepresentationEmploymentConsultantSpeakers BureauOwnership/Partnership/PrincipalPersonal ResearchInstitutional, Organizational, or Other Financial BenefitExpert Witness
Kim K. BirtcherOfficial Reviewer—ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Practice GuidelinesUniversity of Houston College of Pharmacy—Clinical Professor
  • Jones & Bartlett Learning

NoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Akshay S. DesaiOfficial Reviewer—HFSABrigham and Women’s Hospital—Director, Heart Failure Disease Management, Advanced Heart Disease Section, Cardiovascular Division; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Medscape Cardiology

  • Merck

  • Novartis

  • Relypsa

  • St. Jude Medical

NoneNoneNone
  • Novartis

  • Thoratec

None
Anita DeswalOfficial Reviewer—AHAMichael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center—Chief of Cardiology; Director, Heart Failure Program; Baylor College of Medicine—Professor of MedicineNoneNoneNone
  • NIH

  • AHA

  • AHA (GWTG Steering Committee)

  • HFSA

None
Dipti ItchhaporiaOfficial Reviewer—ACC Board of TrusteesNewport Coast Cardiology—Robert and Georgia Roth Endowed Chair for Excellence in Cardiac Care; Director of Disease ManagementNoneNoneNoneNone
  • St. Jude Medical

None
Ileana L. PiñaOfficial Reviewer—AHAMontefiore Medical Center—Associate Chief for Academic Affairs, Cardiology; Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology and Population Health—Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Relypsa

NoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Geetha RaghuveerOfficial Reviewer—ACC Board of GovernorsUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine—Professor of Pediatrics; Children's Mercy Hospital—Pediatric CardiologyNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
James E. UdelsonOfficial Reviewer—HFSATufts Medical Center—Chief, Division of Cardiology
  • Lantheus Medical Imaging

NoneNone
  • Gilead (DSMB)

  • GlaxoSmithKline (DSMB)

  • NHLBI

  • Otsuka

  • Abbott Laboratories

  • AHA

  • Circulation/Circulation: Heart Failure

  • HFSA (Executive Council)

  • Pfizer/GlaxoSmithKline

  • Sunshine Heart

None
Mary Norine WalshOfficial Reviewer—ACC Board of TrusteesSt Vincent Heart Center of Indiana—Medical Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac TransplantationNoneNoneNoneNone
  • Corvia Medical

  • Otsuka

  • PCORI

  • Thoratec

None
David A. BaranOrganizational Reviewer—ISHLTNewark Beth Israel Medical Center—Director of Heart Failure and Transplant Research
  • Maquet

  • Otsuka

  • Novartis

None
  • XDx

  • NIH

NoneNone
Kenneth CaseyOrganizational Reviewer—CHESTWm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital—Director, Sleep MedicineNoneNoneNoneNone
  • CHEST

None
M. Fuad JanOrganizational Reviewer—CHESTAurora Advanced Healthcare—CardiologistNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Kenneth W. LinOrganizational Reviewer—AAFPGeorgetown University School of Medicine—Clinician Educator Track, Associate ProfessorNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Joaquin E. CigarroaContent Reviewer—ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Practice GuidelinesOregon Health & Science University—Clinical Professor of MedicineNoneNoneNoneNone
  • ACC/AHA

  • AHA

  • ASA

  • Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention

  • NIH

  • Portland Metro Area AHA (President)

  • SCAI Quality Interventional Council

None
Lee A. FleisherContent Reviewer—ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Practice GuidelinesUniversity of Pennsylvania Health System—Robert Dunning Dripps Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care; Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • NQF

  • Yale University

NoneNone
  • Johns Hopkins (DSMB)

  • Association of University Anesthesiologists

  • NIH

None
Samuel S. GiddingContent Reviewer—ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Practice GuidelinesNemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children—Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
  • FH Foundation

  • International FH Foundation

NoneNone
  • FH Foundation

  • NIH

NoneNone
James L. JanuzziContent ReviewerMassachusetts General Hospital—Hutter Family Professor of Medicine in the Field of Cardiology
  • Critical Diagnostics

  • Novartis

  • Phillips

  • Roche Diagnostics

  • Sphingotec

NoneNone
  • Amgen (DSMB)

  • Boeringer Ingelheim (DSMB)

  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals (DSMB)

  • Prevencio

NoneNone
José A. JoglarContent Reviewer—ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Practice GuidelinesUT Southwestern Medical Center—Professor of Internal Medicine; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology—Program DirectorNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Edward K. KasperContent ReviewerJohns Hopkins Cardiology—E. Cowles Andrus Professor in CardiologyNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Wayne C. LevyContent ReviewerUniversity of Washington—Professor of Medicine
  • Abbott Laboratories

  • Biotronik

  • GE Healthcare

  • HeartWare

  • PharminIN

NoneNone
  • NIH

  • Novartis

  • St. Jude Medical

  • Amgen

  • AHA

  • HeartWare

  • Novartis

  • Resmed

  • Thoratec

None
Judith E. MitchellContent ReviewerSUNY Downstate Medical Center—Director/Heart Failure Center; SUNY Downstate College of Medicine—Associate Professor of MedicineNoneNoneNoneNone
  • Association of Black Cardiologists

None
Sean P. PinneyContent Reviewer—ACC Heart Failure and Transplant CouncilMount Sinai School of Medicine—Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
  • Acorda Therapeutics

  • Thoratec

  • XDx

NoneNone
  • Thoratec

  • NIH

NoneNone
Randall C. StarlingContent Reviewer—ACC Heart Failure and Transplant CouncilCleveland Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine—Vice Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine; Section Head, Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplant
  • BioControl

  • Medtronic

  • Novartis

NoneNone
  • Medtronic

  • NIH

  • Novartis

  • St. Jude Medical

  • St. Jude Medical

None
W.H. Wilson TangContent ReviewerCleveland Clinic Foundation—Assistant Professor of MedicineNoneNoneNone
  • NIH

  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

  • NIH

  • NHLBI

  • Roche

  • Novartis

  • Thoratec

None
Emily J. TsaiContent ReviewerColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons—Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of CardiologyNoneNoneNone
  • Bayer

  • Bristol-Myers Squib

  • NHLBI

NoneNone
Duminda N. WijeysunderaContent Reviewer—ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Practice GuidelinesLi Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital—Scientist; University of Toronto—Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Institute of Health Policy Management and EvaluationNoneNoneNone
  • CIHR (DSMB)

  • CIHR

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

  • Ministry of Health & Long-term Care of Ontario

  • PCORI DSMB)

NoneNone

This table represents the relationships of reviewers with industry and other entities that were disclosed at the time of peer review, including those not deemed to be relevant to this document. The table does not necessarily reflect relationships with industry at the time of publication. A person is deemed to have a significant interest in a business if the interest represents ownership of ≥5% of the voting stock or share of the business entity, or ownership of ≥$5,000 of the fair market value of the business entity, or if funds received by the person from the business entity exceed 5% of the person’s gross income for the previous year. A relationship is considered to be modest if it is less than significant under the preceding definition. Relationships that exist with no financial benefit are also included for the purpose of transparency. Relationships in this table are modest unless otherwise noted. Names are listed in alphabetical order within each category of review.

American College of Physicians did not provide a peer reviewer for this document.

AAFP indicates American Academy of Family Physicians; ACC, American College of Cardiology; ACCF, American College of Cardiology Foundation; AHA, American Heart Association; ASA, American Stroke Association; CHEST, American College of Chest Physicians; CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; DSMB, data safety monitoring board; FH, familial hypercholesterolemia; GWTG, Get With The Guidelines; HFSA, Heart Failure Society of America; ISHLT, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation; NIH, National Institutes of Health; NHLBI, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; NQF, National Quality Forum; PCORI, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute; SCAI, Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions; SUNY, State University of New York; UT, University of Texas; and VA, Veterans Affairs.

  • Significant relationship.

  • No financial benefit.