Peter S. Rahko, MD, FACC Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Rahko is an associate professor of medicine in the cardiovascular medicine section at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He is the director of the Adult Echocardiography Lab at UW Hospital and Clinics. His clinical interests include digital image storage and retrieval systems, evaluating ventricular function, characterization of ventricular structure and function changes in heart failure and echocardiographic manifestations of valvular heart disease. He is also involved in the medical management of end-stage heart failure, including the evaluation of innovative pharmaceutical and device therapies for heart failure.
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
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Professional Certifications and Education
University of Pittsburgh Health Center Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA
Indiana University Medical Center
Indiana University Medical Center
University of Minnesota, 1979
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
Chapman CB Allana S Sweitzer NK Kohmoto T Murray M Murray D Johnson M Rahko PS .
Effects of the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device as observed by serial echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2013 May;30(5):513-20
[PubMed ID: 23311405]
Chapman CB Ewer SM Kelly AF Jacobson KM Leal MA Rahko PS .
Classification of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function Using American Society of Echocardiography Guidelines: Agreement among Echocardiographers. Echocardiography. 2013 Apr 1;
[PubMed ID: 23551740]
Chapman CB Rahko PS .
Three-dimensional echocardiography and mitral valve disease. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2010 May;12(3):243-9
[PubMed ID: 20424968]
Asghar H Rahko PS .
Quality of heart failure management: a comparison of care between a comprehensive heart failure program and a general cardiology practice. Congest Heart Fail. 2010 Mar-Apr;16(2):65-70
[PubMed ID: 20412471]
Spier BJ Larue SJ Teelin TC Leff JA Swize LR Borkan SH Satyapriya A Rahko PS Pfau PR .
Review of complications in a series of patients with known gastro-esophageal varices undergoing transesophageal echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Apr;22(4):396-400
[PubMed ID: 19231133]
Osaki S Sweitzer NK Rahko PS Murray MA Hoffmann JA Johnson MR Edwards NM Kohmoto T .
To explant or not to explant: an invasive and noninvasive monitoring protocol to determine the need of continued ventricular assist device support. Congest Heart Fail. 2009 Mar-Apr;15(2):58-62
[PubMed ID: 19385118]
Chen H Varghese T Rahko PS Zagzebski JA .
Ultrasound frame rate requirements for cardiac elastography: experimental and in vivo results. Ultrasonics. 2009 Jan;49(1):98-111
[PubMed ID: 18657839]
Wu JY Sun H O'Rourke AP Huebner SM Rahko PS Will JA Webster JG .
Taser blunt probe dart-to-heart distance causing ventricular fibrillation in pigs. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2008 Dec;55(12):2768-71
[PubMed ID: 19126456]
Wyman RA Chiu RY Rahko PS .
The 5-minute screening echocardiogram for athletes. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Jul;21(7):786-8
[PubMed ID: 18187286]
Rahko PS .
Evaluation of the skin-to-heart distance in the standing adult by two-dimensional echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Jun;21(6):761-4
[PubMed ID: 18187292]
Wu JY Sun H O'Rourke AP Huebner S Rahko PS Will JA Webster JG .
Taser dart-to-heart distance that causes ventricular fibrillation in pigs. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2007 Mar;54(3):503-8
[PubMed ID: 17355063]
Wyman RA Rahko PS .
Patchy myocardial fibrosis 20 years after radiation therapy. Echocardiography. 2007 Jan;24(1):68-70
[PubMed ID: 17214625]
Katz DA Aufderheide TP Bogner M Rahko PR Brown RL Brown LM Prekker ME Selker HP .
The impact of unstable angina guidelines in the triage of emergency department patients with possible acute coronary syndrome. Med Decis Making. 2006 Nov-Dec;26(6):606-16
[PubMed ID: 17099199]
Rahko PS .
An echocardiographic analysis of the long-term effects of carvedilol on left ventricular remodeling, systolic performance, and ventricular filling patterns in dilated cardiomyopathy. Echocardiography. 2005 Aug;22(7):547-54
[PubMed ID: 16060890]
Chu WW Dieter RS Rahko PS Douglas PS .
Metastatic intracardiac tumour from liposarcoma. Can J Cardiol. 2002 Jul;18(7):777-8
[PubMed ID: 12167968]
Gudjonsson T Rahko PS .
Relation of "inotropic reserve" to functional capacity in heart failure secondary to ischemic or nonischemic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2002 May 1;89(9):1057-61
[PubMed ID: 11988195]
Xie A Skatrud JB Puleo DS Rahko PS Dempsey JA .
Apnea-hypopnea threshold for CO2 in patients with congestive heart failure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 May 1;165(9):1245-50
[PubMed ID: 11991873]
Keown ML Rahko PS .
Heart failure: new data and guidelines. WMJ. 2002;101(7):16-23
[PubMed ID: 12426916]