Andreas Brieke, MD
Professor of Clinical Practice, Medicine-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich - Munich, Germany (1995)
Internship:
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program (2000)
Residency:
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program, Internal Medicine (2002)
Fellowships:
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2002)
Languages: German, English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor
  • Medical Director: Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
  • Director: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Doctor: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, 5280 Magazine (2018)
  • Best Doctor: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, 5280 Magazine (2017)
  • Faculty of the Year, Cardiology Fellows University of Colorado (2008)

Publications

  • Mack MJ, Lindenfeld J, Abraham WT, Kar S, Lim DS, Mishell JM, Whisenant BK, Grayburn PA, Rinaldi MJ, Kapadia SR, Rajagopal V, Sarembock IJ, Brieke A, Rogers JH, Marx SO, Cohen DJ, Weissman NJ, Stone GW. 3-Year Outcomes of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair in Patients With Heart Failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Mar 2;77(8):1029-1040. PubMed PMID: 33632476
  • Lerakis S, Kini AS, Asch FM, Kar S, Lim DS, Mishell JM, Whisenant B, Grayburn PA, Weissman NJ, Rinaldi MJ, Sharma SK, Kapadia SR, Rajagopal V, Sarembock IJ, Brieke A, Tang GHL, Li D, Crowley A, Lindenfeld J, Abraham WT, Mack MJ, Stone GW. Outcomes of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair for Secondary Mitral Regurgitation by Severity of Left Ventricular Dysfunction. EuroIntervention. 2021 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33589408
  • 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
  • Pal JD, Cleveland J, Reece BT, Byrd J, Pierce CN, Brieke A, Cornwell WK 3rd. Cardiac Emergencies in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Heart Fail Clin. 2020 Jul;16(3):295-303. PubMed PMID: 32503753
  • 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
  • Flint K, Brieke A, Wiktor D, Carroll J. Percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair may rescue select patients in cardiogenic shock: Findings from a single center case series. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30677212
  • Baron SJ, Wang K, Arnold SV, Magnuson EA, Whisenant B, Brieke A, Rinaldi M, Asgar AW, Lindenfeld J, Abraham WT, Mack MJ, Stone GW, Cohen DJ. Cost-Effectiveness of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Versus Medical Therapy in Patients With Heart Failure and Secondary Mitral Regurgitation: Results From the COAPT Trial. Circulation. 2019 Dec 3;140(23):1881-1891. PubMed PMID: 31564137
  • Flint KM, Brieke A, Cornwell WK 3rd, Pierce C, Cleveland JC, Pal JD. HeartMate II System Controller Failure Presenting as Driveline Fault With Repeated Pump Stoppages. Circ Heart Fail. 2019 Jul;12(7):e005738. PubMed PMID: 31213070
  • Flint K, Brieke A, Wiktor D, Carroll J. Percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair may rescue select patients in cardiogenic shock: Findings from a single center case series. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Aug 1;94(2):E82-E87. PubMed PMID: 30677212
  • Stone GW, Lindenfeld J, Abraham WT, Kar S, Lim DS, Mishell JM, Whisenant B, Grayburn PA, Rinaldi M, Kapadia SR, Rajagopal V, Sarembock IJ, Brieke A, Marx SO, Cohen DJ, Weissman NJ, Mack MJ. Transcatheter Mitral-Valve Repair in Patients with Heart Failure. N Engl J Med. 2018 Dec 13;379(24):2307-2318. PubMed PMID: 30280640
  • Mehra MR, Goldstein DJ, Uriel N, Cleveland JC Jr, Yuzefpolskaya M, Salerno C, Walsh MN, Milano CA, Patel CB, Ewald GA, Itoh A, Dean D, Krishnamoorthy A, Cotts WG, Tatooles AJ, Jorde UP, Bruckner BA, Estep JD, Jeevanandam V, Sayer G, Horstmanshof D, Long JW, Gulati S, Skipper ER, O'Connell JB, Heatley G, Sood P, Naka Y. Two-Year Outcomes with a Magnetically Levitated Cardiac Pump in Heart Failure. N Engl J Med. 2018 Apr 12;378(15):1386-1395. PubMed PMID: 29526139
  • Patel AC, Dodson RB, Cornwell WK 3rd, Hunter KS, Cleveland JC Jr, Brieke A, Lindenfeld J, Ambardekar AV. Dynamic Changes in Aortic Vascular Stiffness in Patients Bridged to Transplant With Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28285118
  • Maltais S, Kilic A, Nathan S, Keebler M, Emani S, Ransom J, Katz JN, Sheridan B, Brieke A, Egnaczyk G, Entwistle JW 3rd, Adamson R, Stulak J, Uriel N, O'Connell JB, Farrar DJ, Sundareswaran KS, Gregoric I. PREVENtion of HeartMate II Pump Thrombosis Through Clinical Management: The PREVENT multi-center study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Jan;36(1):1-12. PubMed PMID: 27865732
  • Patel AC, Dodson RB, Cornwell WK 3rd, Hunter KS, Cleveland JC Jr, Brieke A, Lindenfeld J, Ambardekar AV. Dynamic Changes in Aortic Vascular Stiffness in Patients Bridged to Transplant With Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Jun;5(6):449-459. PubMed PMID: 28285118
  • Maltais S, Kilic A, Nathan S, Keebler M, Emani S, Ransom J, Katz JN, Sheridan B, Brieke A, Egnaczyk G, Entwistle JW 3rd, Adamson R, Stulak J, Uriel N, O'Connell JB, Farrar DJ, Sundareswaran KS, Gregoric I. PREVENtion of HeartMate II Pump Thrombosis Through Clinical Management: The PREVENT multi-center study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Jan;36(1):1-12. PubMed PMID: 27865732
  • McIlvennan CK, Babu AN, Brieke A, Ambardekar AV. Concomitant surgical cryoablation for refractory ventricular tachycardia and left ventricular assist device placement: a dual remedy but a recipe for thrombosis?. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Apr 11;11(1):53. PubMed PMID: 27067868
  • Borne RT, Babu A, Levi M, Brieke A, Quaife RA. Tropheryma whipplei Endocarditis: A Two-patient Case Series. Am J Med. 2015 Dec;128(12):1364-6. PubMed PMID: 26239095
  • McIlvennan CK, Page RL 2nd, Ambardekar AV, Brieke A, Lindenfeld J. Activated partial thromboplastin time overestimates anti-coagulation in left ventricular assist device patients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Dec;33(12):1312-4. PubMed PMID: 25443872
  • McIlvennan CK, Allen LA, Nowels C, Brieke A, Cleveland JC, Matlock DD. Decision making for destination therapy left ventricular assist devices: "there was no choice" versus "I thought about it an awful lot". Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 May;7(3):374-80. PubMed PMID: 24823949
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Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine (2002)
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Board Certification (2010)
  • Cardiology, Board Certification (2006, 2016)
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support, Certificate (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation - Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases
  • Surgery - Heart Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include patients with severe heart failure, their treatment, including the need for heart transplantation, or the need for an artificial heart (i.e. mechanical circulatory support).

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich - Munich, Germany (1995)
Internships:
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program (2000)
Residency Programs:
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program, Internal Medicine (2002)
Fellowships:
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2002)
Languages: German, English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
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