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Alan C. Braverman, MD, FACC

Professor, Medicine
Cardiovascular Division
Director, Marfan Syndrome Clinic
Chief-of-Service, Inpatient Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Cardiovascular Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Valvular Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Marfan Syndrome

Board Certifications

Cardiology
Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Heart disease, acute myocardial infarction, Marfan Syndrome, pulmonary disease, aortic dissection, thoracic aortic dissection, bicuspid aortic valve, second opinions

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Heart & Vascular Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-362-1291
Fax: 314-362 4619

Education

Education

Chief Resident: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 1991
Fellowship: Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 1990
Residency: Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 1988
Medical Degree: University Of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri 1985
B.A.: University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri 1984

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Loss-of-Function Mutations in YY1AP1 Lead to Grange Syndrome and a Fibromuscular Dysplasia-Like Vascular Disease.
Guo DC, Duan XY, Regalado ES, Mellor-Crummey L, Kwartler CS, Kim D, Lieberman K, de Vries BB, Pfundt R, Schinzel A, Kotzot D, Shen X, Yang ML, University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics., Bamshad MJ, Nickerson DA, Gornik HL, Ganesh SK, Braverman AC, Grange DK, Milewicz DM
Am J Hum Genet. 2017 Jan 5; 100(1)21-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2016.11.008.

PMID:
    27939641
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Marfan Syndrome.
Hagerty T, Geraghty P, Braverman AC
Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Apr; 40294.e1-294.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.07.067.

PMID:
    27894713
    [PubMed - in process]
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Shock complicating type A acute aortic dissection: Clinical correlates, management, and outcomes.
Bossone E, Pyeritz RE, Braverman AC, Peterson MD, Ehrlich M, O'Gara P, Suzuki T, Trimarchi S, Gilon D, Greason K, Desai ND, Montgomery DG, Isselbacher EM, Nienaber CA, Eagle KA, IRAD Investigators.
Am Heart J. 2016 Jun; 17693-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2016.02.019.

PMID:
    27264225
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pregnancy after aortic root replacement in Loeys-Dietz syndrome: High risk of aortic dissection.
Braverman AC, Moon MR, Geraghty P, Willing M, Bach C, Kouchoukos NT
Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Aug; 170(8)2177-80. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37694.

PMID:
    27125181
    [PubMed - in process]
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Survivors of Aortic Dissection: Activity, Mental Health, and Sexual Function.
Chaddha A, Kline-Rogers E, Braverman AC, Erickson SR, Jackson EA, Franklin BA, Woznicki EM, Jabara JT, Montgomery DG, Eagle KA
Clin Cardiol. 2015 Nov; 38(11)652-9. doi: 10.1002/clc.22418.

PMID:
    26769699
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Exercise and Physical Activity for the Post-Aortic Dissection Patient: The Clinician's Conundrum.
Chaddha A, Eagle KA, Braverman AC, Kline-Rogers E, Hirsch AT, Brook R, Jackson EA, Woznicki EM, Housholder-Hughes S, Pitler L, Franklin BA
Clin Cardiol. 2015 Nov; 38(11)647-51. doi: 10.1002/clc.22481.

PMID:
    26769698
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 7: Aortic Diseases, Including Marfan Syndrome: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.
Braverman AC, Harris KM, Kovacs RJ, Maron BJ, American Heart Association Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee of Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in Young, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and American College of Cardiology.
Circulation. 2015 Dec 1; 132(22)e303-9. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000243.

PMID:
    26621648
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Dissecting the Dilemma: Uncontrolled Hypertension in a Pregnant Patient.
Ji J, Posenau JT, Lindley KJ, Braverman AC
Am J Med. 2016 May; 129(5)e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.09.023.

PMID:
    26551983
    [PubMed - in process]
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Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 7: Aortic Diseases, Including Marfan Syndrome: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.
Braverman AC, Harris KM, Kovacs RJ, Maron BJ
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Dec 1; 66(21)2398-405. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.09.039.

PMID:
    26542664
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genetic Risk for Aortic Aneurysm in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Haller G, Alvarado DM, Willing MC, Braverman AC, Bridwell KH, Kelly M, Lenke LG, Luhmann SJ, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Sep 2; 97(17)1411-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.O.00290.

PMID:
    26333736
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Surgical threshold for bicuspid aortic valve aneurysm: a case for individual decision-making.
Adamo L, Braverman AC
Heart. 2015 Sep; 101(17)1361-7. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2014-306601.

PMID:
    26076937
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quantifying "normalized" regional left ventricular contractile function in ischemic coronary artery disease.
Henn MC, Cupps BP, Kar J, Kulshrestha K, Koerner D, Braverman AC, Pasque MK
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul; 150(1)240-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.03.049.

PMID:
    25940418
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Heritable thoracic aortic aneurysm disease: recognizing phenotypes, exploring genotypes.
Braverman AC
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Apr 7; 65(13)1337-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.12.056.

PMID:
    25835446
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acute type B aortic dissection complicated by visceral ischemia.
Jonker FH, Patel HJ, Upchurch GR, Williams DM, Montgomery DG, Gleason TG, Braverman AC, Sechtem U, Fattori R, Di Eusanio M, Evangelista A, Nienaber CA, Isselbacher EM, Eagle KA, Trimarchi S
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Apr; 149(4)1081-6.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.11.012.

PMID:
    25500101
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Atenolol versus losartan in children and young adults with Marfan's syndrome.
Lacro RV, Dietz HC, Sleeper LA, Yetman AT, Bradley TJ, Colan SD, Pearson GD, Selamet Tierney ES, Levine JC, Atz AM, Benson DW, Braverman AC, Chen S, De Backer J, Gelb BD, Grossfeld PD, Klein GL, Lai WW, Liou A, Loeys BL, Markham LW, Olson AK, Paridon SM, Pemberton VL, Pierpont ME, Pyeritz RE, Radojewski E, Roman MJ, Sharkey AM, Stylianou MP, Wechsler SB, Young LT, Mahony L, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators.
N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 27; 371(22)2061-71. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1404731.

PMID:
    25405392
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cardiology patient page. Activity recommendations for postaortic dissection patients.
Chaddha A, Kline-Rogers E, Woznicki EM, Brook R, Housholder-Hughes S, Braverman AC, Pitler L, Hirsch AT, Eagle KA
Circulation. 2014 Oct 14; 130(16)e140-2. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.005819.

PMID:
    25311622
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Guidelines for management of bicuspid aortic valve aneurysms: what's the clinician to do?
Braverman AC
Curr Opin Cardiol. 2014 Nov; 29(6)489-91. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000115.

PMID:
    25159283
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cocaine-related aortic dissection: lessons from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection.
Dean JH, Woznicki EM, O'Gara P, Montgomery DG, Trimarchi S, Myrmel T, Pyeritz RE, Harris KM, Suzuki T, Braverman AC, Hughes GC, Kline-Rogers E, Nienaber CA, Isselbacher EM, Eagle KA, Bossone E
Am J Med. 2014 Sep; 127(9)878-85. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.05.005.

PMID:
    24835037
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Rare variants in FBN1 and FBN2 are associated with severe adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Buchan JG, Alvarado DM, Haller GE, Cruchaga C, Harms MB, Zhang T, Willing MC, Grange DK, Braverman AC, Miller NH, Morcuende JA, Tang NL, Lam TP, Ng BK, Cheng JC, Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA
Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Oct 1; 23(19)5271-82. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddu224.

PMID:
    24833718
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Medical and Surgical Management of a Descending Aorta Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcer and Associated Ascending Intramural Hematoma.
Henn MC, Lawrance CP, Braverman AC, Sanchez L, Lawton JS
Aorta (Stamford). 2014 Apr; 2(2)77-81. doi: 10.12945/j.aorta.2014.13-060.

PMID:
    26798718
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