Amy Martha Pastva, PhD

Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Research Professor in Cell Biology
Associate Professor in Medicine
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Campus mail 311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-3595
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 as an advisor in Duke Health's Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Residency Program and 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 Birmingham, 2004

Publications

Freburger, Janet K., Amy M. Pastva, Sylvia W. Coleman, Kennedy M. Peter, Anna M. Kucharska-Newton, Anna M. Johnson, Matthew A. Psioda, et al. “Skilled Nursing and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Use by Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Discharged Home After a Stroke: Findings From the COMPASS Trial.” Arch Phys Med Rehabil 103, no. 5 (May 2022): 882-890.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.10.015.

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34740596
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Mayer, Kirby P., Amy M. Pastva, Gaixin Du, Sarah P. Hatchett, Mingguang Chang, Angela N. Henning, Baz Maher, Peter E. Morris, and Joseph B. Zwischenberger. “Mobility Levels With Physical Rehabilitation Delivered During and After Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Marker of Illness Severity or an Indication of Recovery?” Phys Ther 102, no. 3 (March 1, 2022). https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzab301.

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34972871
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Chew, Derek S., Yanhong Li, Michel Zeitouni, David J. Whellan, Dalane Kitzman, Robert J. Mentz, Pamela Duncan, et al. “Economic Outcomes of Rehabilitation Therapy in Older Patients With Acute Heart Failure in the REHAB-HF Trial: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial.” Jama Cardiol 7, no. 2 (February 1, 2022): 140–48. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2021.4836.

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34817542
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Murray, Evan M., David J. Whellan, Haiying Chen, Alain G. Bertoni, Pamela Duncan, Amy M. Pastva, Dalane W. Kitzman, and Robert J. Mentz. “Physical Rehabilitation in Older Patients Hospitalized with Acute Heart Failure and Diabetes: Insights from REHAB-HF.” Am J Med 135, no. 1 (January 2022): 82–90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2021.08.001.

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34516959
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Whellan, David J., Dalane W. Kitzman, Haiying Chen, Michael B. Nelson, Amy M. Pastva, Melissa McCarey, Pamela W. Duncan, Robert J. Mentz, and Shelby D. Reed. “Characterizing Changes in Quality of Life and in Older Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Enrolled in a Rehab Intervention Clinical Trial.” In Circulation, Vol. 144, 2021.

Scholars@Duke

Pandey, Ambarish, Amy M. Pastva, Pamela W. Duncan, Michael Nelson, Dalane W. Kitzman, David J. Whellan, Robert J. Mentz, Haiying Chen, Bharathi Upadhya, and Gordon R. Reeves. “Relationship Between Baseline Frailty Status and Benefits of a Novel Multidomain Physical Rehabilitation Intervention Among Older Patients Hospitalized With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: The REHAB-HF Trial.” In Circulation, Vol. 144, 2021.

Scholars@Duke

Mentz, Robert J., David J. Whellan, Gordon R. Reeves, Amy M. Pastva, Pamela Duncan, Bharathi Upadhya, M Benjamin Nelson, et al. “Rehabilitation Intervention in Older Patients With Acute Heart Failure With Preserved Versus Reduced Ejection Fraction.” Jacc Heart Fail 9, no. 10 (October 2021): 747–57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2021.05.007.

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34246602
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Kitzman, Dalane W., Amy M. Pastva, and Robert J. Mentz. “Physical Rehabilitation in Patients with Heart Failure. Reply.” N Engl J Med 385, no. 14 (September 30, 2021): 1340–41. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc2113494.

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34587395
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Rossler, K., M. A. Molloy, A. M. Pastva, M. Brown, and N. Xavier. “Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education.” Clinical Simulation in Nursing 58 (September 1, 2021): 49–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.08.015.

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Chou, Aileen, Tracey Euloth, Beth Matcho, Amy M. Pastva, Andrew Bilderback, and Janet K. Freburger. “Is Discordance Between Recommended and Actual Postacute Discharge Setting a Risk Factor for Readmission in Patients With Congestive Heart Failure?” J Am Heart Assoc 10, no. 15 (August 3, 2021): e020425. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.020425.

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34320844
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