Natasha Altman, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2002)
Residency:
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine Program, Internal Medicine (2009)
Fellowships:
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2013)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Program, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (2014)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Cardiology Clinical Trials Program

Recognition & Awards

  • Denver 5280 Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2020)
  • Top Principal Investigator, Heart Failure Society of America (2019)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2015)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Cardiomyopathy, heart failure, heart transplant and rejection

Publications

  • Purohit SN, Lee PJ, Strobel AL, Desai AA, Marsala MT, Bull TM, Brieke A, Vargas D, Kay JD, Altman NL. Unusual Case of Acquired Hypoxemia Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 Jan;13(1):e006394. PubMed PMID: 31896269
  • Bristow MR, Zisman LS, Altman NL, Gilbert EM, Lowes BD, Minobe WA, Slavov D, Schwisow JA, Rodriguez EM, Carroll IA, Keuer TA, Buttrick PM, Kao DP. Dynamic Regulation of SARS-Cov-2 Binding and Cell Entry Mechanisms in Remodeled Human Ventricular Myocardium. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2020 Sep;5(9):871-883. PubMed PMID: 32838074
  • Cornwell WK, Tran T, Cerbin L, Coe G, Muralidhar A, Hunter K, Altman N, Ambardekar AV, Tompkins C, Zipse M, Schulte M, O'Gean K, Ostertag M, Hoffman J, Pal JD, Lawley JS, Levine BD, Wolfel E, Kohrt WM, Buttrick P. New insights into resting and exertional right ventricular performance in the healthy heart through real-time pressure-volume analysis. J Physiol. 2020 Jul;598(13):2575-2587. PubMed PMID: 32347547
  • Purohit SN, Lee PJ, Strobel AL, Desai AA, Marsala MT, Bull TM, Brieke A, Vargas D, Kay JD, Altman NL. Unusual Case of Acquired Hypoxemia Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 Jan;13(1):e006394. PubMed PMID: 31896269
  • Lee MSL, Altman NL, Branch-Elliman W. Expanding use of new technology creates new challenges in preventing and managing infections: A review of diagnostic and management considerations for infections among patients with long-term invasive devices for advanced heart failure. Current Infectious Disease Reports. 2020:22(16)
  • Buchanan CE, Kakkar E, Dreskin SC, Allen LA, Groves DW, Altman NL. Allergy and the heart: Eosinophilic myocarditis with biventricular thrombi. JACC: Case Reports. Oct 2020:12;1942-1946.
  • McHugh K, DeVore AD, Wu J, Matsouaka RA, Fonarow GC, Heidenreich PA, Yancy CW, Green JB, Altman N, Hernandez AF. Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction and Diabetes: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Feb 12;73(5):602-611. PubMed PMID: 30732715
  • Toni LS, Carroll IA, Jones KL, Schwisow JA, Minobe WA, Rodriguez EM, Altman NL, Lowes BD, Gilbert EM, Buttrick PM, Kao DP, Bristow MR. Sequential analysis of myocardial gene expression with phenotypic change: Use of cross-platform concordance to strengthen biologic relevance. PLoS One. 2019;14(8):e0221519. PubMed PMID: 31469842
  • McHugh K, DeVore AD, Wu J, Matsouaka RA, Fonarow GC, Heidenreich PA, Yancy CW, Green JB, Altman N, Hernandez AF. Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction and Diabetes: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Feb 12;73(5):602-611. PubMed PMID: 30732715
  • Bristow MR, Kao DP, Breathett KK, Altman NL, Gorcsan J 3rd, Gill EA, Lowes BD, Gilbert EM, Quaife RA, Mann DL. Structural and Functional Phenotyping of the Failing Heart: Is the Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Obsolete?. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Nov;5(11):772-781. PubMed PMID: 29096787
  • Bristow MR, Altman NL. Heart Rate in Preserved Ejection Fraction Heart Failure. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Nov;5(11):792-794. PubMed PMID: 29032133
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology (ACC), Fellow
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), Member
  • Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), Member
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Heart & Vascular Center - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-5300

UCHealth Heart Failure Program - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-5300

CU Specialty Care at Highlands Ranch Heart & Vascular Center - Cardiology
1500 Park Central Drive
Suite 301
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-3060

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2009)
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certification (2014)
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Board Certification (2016)
  • National Board of Echocardiography, Board Certification (2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases
Clinical Interests
Heart failure requiring care beyond the usual medications, with options ranging from implantation of a pulmonary artery pressure monitor to better manage fluid balance, to evaluation for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and/or heart transplant. I am developing a program for Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction and we are exploring novel approaches for this condition. I also enjoy working with patients after LVAD and heart transplant, with a specific interest in transplant rejection and hemodynamic studies. I am the Principal Investigator for clinical trials involving stem cells in ischemic heart disease (CardiAMP Heart Failure trial), heart rate modulation in non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (PROBE-IT) and the CardioMEMS Post-Approval Study.

Public Speaking
Yes
Implantable Pulmonary Artery Pressure monitoring, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction, Heart Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2002)
Residency Programs:
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine Program, Internal Medicine (2009)
Fellowships:
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2013)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Program, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (2014)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
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