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Theodhor Diamanti, MD

Theodhor Diamanti, MD Physician

Languages spoken:

  • Albanian

Dr. Diamanti is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cardiac Disease in African Americans
  • Cardiac Nuclear Imaging
  • Cardiac Stress Tests
  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Tiranes Medical School
Residency: Jacobi Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Illinois Medical Center

Memberships

American College of Cardiology, National American Heart Association, National American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, National Midwest Fellows Forum, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Diamanti is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Comparing LV function in African-American and Caucasian patients diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis, UIC Hospitals, Department of Cardiology, PI: Thomas A. Stamos, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (2006-present)

Prospectively evaluating the compliance with dual antiplatelet therapy following percutaneous coronary intervention with a drug-eluted stent, UIC Hospitals, Department of Cardiology, PI: Adhir R. Shroff, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (2006-present)

Studying the value of computerized coronary tomography in women with indeterminate stress tests and atypical chest pain that were followed with a coronary angiogram, Illinois Heart and Vascular Foundation, PI: Jerome L. Hines, MD, PhD (2006-present)

CHAMPION Platform: Comparing cangrelor (IV platelet inhibitor) in combination with plavix 600 mg to plavix 600 mg alone in patients undergoing PCI, UIC Hospitals, Department of Cardiology, PI: John A. Kao, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (2006-present)


Determined whether the basic mechanisms of heart failure are dependent in sarcomeric function and/or calcium kinetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, PI: Jil C. Tardiff, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (2002-2005)

Evaluated the significance of intermediate troponin levels and their impact on morbidity and mortality, and compared intermediate with high troponin levels, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, PI: Thierry H. Le Jemtel, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (2002-2005)

Assessed the therapeutic usefulness of nesiretide in patients presenting with decompensated CHF and compared it with therapies not including nesiretide, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, PI: Thierry H. Le Jemtel, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (2003-2005)

Evaluated the dose efficacy of tirofaban vs. abciximab in patients undergoing coronary stent procedures when used in conjunction with heparin; compared the effects of these treatments on inhibition of both fibrin and platelet thrombus formation, Cardiology Research Foundation, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, PIs: George D. Dangas, MD; Greg W. Stone, MD; Martin B. Leon, MD (2001-2002)

Selected Publications:

Haim TE, Dowell C, Diamanti T, Scheuer J, Tardiff JC.: Independent FHC-related cardiac troponin T mutations exhibit specific alterations in myocellular contractility and calcium kinetics. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 42 (6): 1098-1110,2007.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Heart and Vascular
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia Heart Institute, 2nd Floor, Suite 2C
51 N 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9010
Fax: (215) 662-9733
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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