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

Wischmeyer, Paul E., Oscar E. Suman, Rosemary Kozar, Steven E. Wolf, Jeroen Molinger, and Amy M. Pastva. “Role of anabolic testosterone agents and structured exercise to promote recovery in ICU survivors.” Curr Opin Crit Care 26, no. 5 (October 2020): 508–15. https://doi.org/10.1097/MCC.0000000000000757.

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32773614
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Pastva, Amy M., Christina E. Hugenschmidt, Dalane W. Kitzman, M Benjamin Nelson, Gretchen A. Brenes, Gordon R. Reeves, Robert J. Mentz, David J. Whellan, Haiying Chen, and Pamela W. Duncan. “Cognition, Physical Function, and Quality of Life in Older Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.” J Card Fail, September 18, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.09.007.

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32956816
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Molinger, Jeroen, Amy M. Pastva, John Whittle, and Paul E. Wischmeyer. “Novel approaches to metabolic assessment and structured exercise to promote recovery in ICU survivors.” Curr Opin Crit Care 26, no. 4 (August 2020): 369–78. https://doi.org/10.1097/MCC.0000000000000748.

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32568800
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Duncan, Pamela W., Cheryl D. Bushnell, Sara B. Jones, Matthew A. Psioda, Sabina B. Gesell, Ralph B. D’Agostino, Mysha E. Sissine, et al. “Randomized Pragmatic Trial of Stroke Transitional Care: The COMPASS Study.” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 13, no. 6 (June 2020): e006285. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.119.006285.

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32475159
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Gesell, Sabina B., Cheryl D. Bushnell, Sara B. Jones, Sylvia W. Coleman, Samantha M. Levy, James G. Xenakis, Barbara J. Lutz, et al. “Implementation of a billable transitional care model for stroke patients: the COMPASS study.” Bmc Health Serv Res 19, no. 1 (December 19, 2019): 978. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4771-0.

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Pandey, Ambarish, Dalane Kitzman, David J. Whellan, Pamela W. Duncan, Robert J. Mentz, Amy M. Pastva, M Benjamin Nelson, Bharathi Upadhya, Haiying Chen, and Gordon R. Reeves. “Frailty Among Older Decompensated Heart Failure Patients: Prevalence, Association With Patient-Centered Outcomes, and Efficient Detection Methods.” Jacc Heart Fail 7, no. 12 (December 2019): 1079–88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2019.10.003.

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31779931
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Flint, Kelsey M., Amy M. Pastva, and Gordon R. Reeves. “Cardiac Rehabilitation in Older Adults with Heart Failure: Fitting a Square Peg in a Round Hole.” Clin Geriatr Med 35, no. 4 (November 2019): 517–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cger.2019.07.008.

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Byrd, Rebecca, Patrick Smith, Omar Mohamedaly, Laurie D. Snyder, and Amy M. Pastva. “A 1-Month Physical Therapy-Based Outpatient Program for Adults Awaiting Lung Transplantation: A Retrospective Analysis of Exercise Capacity, Symptoms, and Quality of Life.” Cardiopulm Phys Ther J 30, no. 2 (April 2019): 61–69. https://doi.org/10.1097/CPT.0000000000000087.

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Hobson-Webb, Lisa D., Paul J. Zwelling, Ashley N. Pifer, Carrie M. Killelea, Mallory S. Faherty, Timothy C. Sell, and Amy M. Pastva. “Point of Care Quantitative Assessment of Muscle Health in Older Individuals: An Investigation of Quantitative Muscle Ultrasound and Electrical Impedance Myography Techniques.” Geriatrics (Basel) 3, no. 4 (December 16, 2018). https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics3040092.

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31011127
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Warraich, Haider J., Dalane W. Kitzman, David J. Whellan, Pamela W. Duncan, Robert J. Mentz, Amy M. Pastva, M Benjamin Nelson, Bharathi Upadhya, and Gordon R. Reeves. “Physical Function, Frailty, Cognition, Depression, and Quality of Life in Hospitalized Adults ≥60 Years With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure With Preserved Versus Reduced Ejection Fraction.” In Circ Heart Fail, 11:e005254, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.118.005254.

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30571197
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