Ryan J. Tedford, MD


Dr. C. Gazes Endowed Chair in Heart Failure; Professor of Medicine/Cardiology; Section Chief, Heart Failure; Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation

University / Hospital Affiliation

Medical University of South Carolina


Dr. Tedford is an internationally recognized clinical researcher and has published over 100 peer-reviewed original research manuscripts, invited expert reviews, editorials and book chapters. His research efforts are focused on hemodynamic assessment of right ventricle function and its interaction with the pulmonary circulation and left heart. This spans the fields of pulmonary hypertension, left heart disease, exercise physiology, systemic sclerosis, cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. His group is currently investigating the diagnostic and prognostic value of right ventricular reserve and is relation to resting RV-PA coupling.

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Manuscripts & Publications

The 2023 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines for Mechanical Circulatory Support: A 10- Year Update

In 2013, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) published the first official guidelines for implantable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) as commissioned by its Board of Directory. Considering the substantial growth and technological advancement in the MCS field, much of the content of the 2013 report is no longer clinically relevant and new information is needed.

Right Ventricular Failure

In 1943, in an effort to better understand the role of the right ventricle in health and disease, Isaac Starr and colleagues performed a series of animal experiments in which they severely damaged the right ventricle.

Diagnosis of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Among Patients With Unexplained Dyspnea

What is the performance of the H2FPEF and HFA-PEFF algorithms to diagnose heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) compared with the invasive gold standard of an elevated pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) during exercise?