Amy Martha Pastva, PhD

Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Research Professor in Cell Biology
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Campus mail 2200 West Main Street, Suite B-230, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 684-3187
Email address amy.pastva@dm.duke.edu

The major themes that embody Dr. Pastva's scholarly pursuits include:  a) mechanisms of physical reserve and resilience; b) rehabilitation strategies for improving the health and function of individuals living with chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and/or surviving critical illness; and c) pedagogical strategies that will optimize health professions curricula to address clinical practice expectations in aging and acute or critical illness. In addition to her faculty appointments, she is a Senior Fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, a Duke Pepper Older American Independence Center (OAIC) Scholar, and a member of the Center’s Physical Measures Core. She serves on the Steering Committee of Chancellor Washington's Translating Duke Health Initiative in Cardiovascular Health. She also serves on the American Physical Therapy Association’s ICU Rehabilitation Clinical Guideline Development Group and on the Research Committee of its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2004

Publications

Pastva, AM, Duncan, PW, Reeves, GR, Nelson, MB, Whellan, DJ, O'Connor, CM, Eggebeen, JD, Hewston, LA, Taylor, KM, Mentz, RJ, Rosenberg, PB, and Kitzman, DW. "Strategies for supporting intervention fidelity in the rehabilitation therapy in older acute heart failure patients (REHAB-HF) trial." Contemporary clinical trials (October 24, 2017).

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29079391
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Duncan, PW, Bushnell, CD, Rosamond, WD, Jones Berkeley, SB, Gesell, SB, D'Agostino, RB, Ambrosius, WT, Barton-Percival, B, Bettger, JP, Coleman, SW, Cummings, DM, Freburger, JK, Halladay, J, Johnson, AM, Kucharska-Newton, AM, Lundy-Lamm, G, Lutz, BJ, Mettam, LH, Pastva, AM, Sissine, ME, and Vetter, B. "The Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) study: design and methods for a cluster-randomized pragmatic trial." BMC neurology 17, no. 1 (July 17, 2017): 133-.

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28716014
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Kanach, FA, Pastva, AM, Hall, KS, Pavon, JM, and Morey, MC. "Effects of Structured Exercise Interventions for Older Adults Hospitalized with Acute Medical Illness: A Systematic Review." Journal of aging and physical activity (June 12, 2017): 1-54.

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28605230
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Reeves, GR, Whellan, DJ, O'Connor, CM, Duncan, P, Eggebeen, JD, Morgan, TM, Hewston, LA, Pastva, A, Patel, MJ, and Kitzman, DW. "A Novel Rehabilitation Intervention for Older Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: The REHAB-HF Pilot Study." May 2017.

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28285121
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Reeves, GR, Whellan, DJ, O'Connor, CM, Duncan, P, Eggebeen, JD, Morgan, TM, Hewston, LA, Pastva, A, Patel, MJ, and Kitzman, DW. "A Novel Rehabilitation Intervention for Older Patients With Acute Decom ensated Heart Failure The REHAB-HF Pilot Study." JACC-HEART FAILURE 5, no. 5 (May 2017): 359-366.

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Reeves, GR, Whellan, DJ, Duncan, P, O'Connor, CM, Pastva, AM, Eggebeen, JD, Hewston, LA, Morgan, TM, Reed, SD, Rejeski, WJ, Mentz, RJ, Rosenberg, PB, Kitzman, DW, and REHAB-HF Trial Investigators, . "Rehabilitation Therapy in Older Acute Heart Failure Patients (REHAB-HF) trial: Design and rationale." American heart journal 185 (March 2017): 130-139.

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28267466
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Miller, JM, Sabol, VK, and Pastva, AM. "Promoting Older Adult Physical Activity Throughout Care Transitions Using an Interprofessional Approach." The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 13, no. 1 (January 2017): 64-71.e2.

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Pastva, AM, Walker, JK, Maddox, LA, Mukherjee, S, Giamberardino, C, Hsia, B, Potts, E, Zhu, H, Degan, S, Sunday, ME, Lawson, BL, Korfhagen, TR, Schwartz, DA, Eu, JP, Foster, WM, McMahon, TJ, Que, L, and Wright, JR. "Nitric Oxide Mediates Relative Airway Hyporesponsiveness to Lipopolysaccharide in Surfactant Protein A-Deficient Mice (Retraction of vol 44, pg 175, 2011)." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 55, no. 5 (November 2016): 758-758.

Scholars@Duke

Reeves, GR, Whellan, DJ, Patel, MJ, O'Connor, CM, Duncan, P, Eggebeen, JD, Morgan, TM, Hewston, LA, Pastva, AM, and Kitzman, DW. "Comparison of Frequency of Frailty and Severely Impaired Physical Function in Patients ≥60 Years Hospitalized With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Versus Chronic Stable Heart Failure With Reduced and Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction." The American journal of cardiology 117, no. 12 (June 2016): 1953-1958.

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27156830
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Pastva, AM, Lowers, S, Sibley, A, Pierson, D, Lian, H, Turner, E, and Patel, M. "Clinical outcomes associated with a physical therapy-based rehabilitation program for patients with CHF." Cardiopulm Phys Ther J 27, no. 1 (2016): 11-19.

Scholars@Duke

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