Matthew B. Earnest, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
Medical School, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City KS
Residency, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond Virginia
Fellowship, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City Kansas (Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology)


Clinical Interests

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Attack
  • Peripheral Artery Disease

Research Interests

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Anticoagulation
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Peripheral artery disease

Selected Publications

  • Pillai AM, Kanmanthareddy A, Earnest M, Reddy M, Ferrell R, Nath J,Pillarisetti J, Vallakati A, Lakkireddy D. Initial Experience with Post LARIAT Left Atrial Appendage Leak Closure with Amplatzer Septal Occluder Device & Repeat LARIAT Application. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jun 30. pii: S1547-5271(14)00733-4. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.06.035. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24993460.
  • Han FT, Bartus K, Lakkireddy D, Rojas F, Bednarek J, Kapelak B, Bartus M, Sadowski J, Badhwar N, Earnest M, Valderrabano M, Lee RJ. The effects of LAA ligation on LAA electrical activity. Heart Rhythm. 2014 May;11(5):864-70. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.01.019. Epub 2014 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 24444443.
  • Earnest M, Tadros P. Non-ST segment elevation MI and unstable angina: what role for anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents? Consultant. March 1, 2007, Vol 47, No 3.
  • Earnest M, Tadros P. ST segment elevation MI and unstable angina: what role for anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents? Consultant. April 1, 2007, Vol 47, No 4.

Selected Abstracts Presented at National Meetings

  • Suresh Sharma,Vinodh Jeevanantham, Kamal Gupta, Matthew Earnest. Safety and Feasibility Study of the Wound Care 3600 SiteSeal Vascular Closure Device in Percutaneous Cardiac Catheterization procedures. Catherization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2014;83(S1):S243.
  • Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS, Madhu Reddy, MD, Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, MD, MPH, Matthew Earnest, MD, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Ryan J. Maybrook, MD, Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD, Donita Atkins, RN, BSN, Sudharani Bommana, MSc, Melissa Jaeger, RN, BSN, Caroline Murray, Jayant Nath, MD, Ryan Ferrell, MD, Vijay Swarup, MD, Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD, Nitish Badhwar, MD, Krzysztof Bartus, MD, PhD, Luigi DiBiase, MD, Andrea Natale, MD and Buddhadeb Dawn, MD. Left atrial appendage ligation and ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation results of the laala-af registry. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S125. 
  • Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS, Madhu Reddy, MD, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Ajay Vallakati, MD, Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, MD, MPH, Pramod Janga, MBBS, Nitish Badhwar, MD, Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, Mathew Earnest, MD, Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS, Vijay Swarup, MD, Abdi Rasekh, MD, Krzysztof Bartus, MD, Moussa Mansour, MD, FHRS and Jeremy N. Ruskin, MD. Differences in leak patterns and clinical implications of left atrial appendage exclusion using lariat and watchman devices. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S126. 
  • Anand M. Pillai, MD, Madhu Reddy, MD, Matthew Earnest, MD, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Ajay Vallakati, MD, Jayant Nath, MD, Ryan Ferrell, MD, Sudharani Bommana, MSc, Steve Borman, MD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, Andrea Natale, MD and Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS. A novel solution for post lariat left atrial appendage leaks with amplatzer septal occluder devices: an innovative therapy for an uncommon problem. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S445.
  • Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Madhu Reddy, MD, Pramod Janga, MBBS, Ajay Vallakati, MD, Matthew Earnest, MD, Jayant Nath, MD, Sudharani Bommana, MSc, Melissa Jaeger, RN, BSN, Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, MD, MPH, Sandeep Reddy, BA, Mehdi Khalafi, BA, Nitish Badhwar, MD, Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, Andrea Natale, MD, Vijay Swarup, MD, Abdi Rasekh, MD, Krzystof Bartus, MD and Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS. Impact of left atrial appendage ligation using lariat on atrial arrhythmia burden in patients with implantable cardiac devices. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S511.
  • Ryan Maybrook; Jayasree Pillarisetti; Vivek Yarlagadda; Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar; Madhu Reddy; Buddhadeb Dawn; Matthew Earnest; Ryan Ferrell; Jayant Nath; Arun Kanmanthareddy; Donita Atkins; Sudharani Bommana; Rajasingh Johnson; Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Hyponatremia and hemodynamic changes following percutaneous left atrial appendage ligation with the lariat device. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)60410-1. 
  • Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy; Madhu Reddy; Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar; Jayasree Pillarisetti; Ryan Maybrook; Arun Kanmanthareddy; Matthew Earnest; Vijay Swarup; Donita Atkins; Sudharani Bommana; Jayant Nath; Ryan Ferrell; Buddhadeb Dawn. Left atrial appendage ligation and ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation (laala-af registry). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)60390-9.
  • Lakkireddy D; Earnest M; Janga P; Reddy M; Vallakati A; Nath J; Ferrell R; Freeman S; Badhwar N; Lee R; Di Biase L; Natale A; Swarup V.Effect of endoepicardial percutaneous left atrial appendage ligation (lariat) on arrhythmia burden in patients with atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10_S). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(13)60385-X. 
  • Vallakati A, Janga P, Reddy M, Nath J, Ferrell R, Freeman S, Swarup V, Bakdune W, Badhwar N, Lee R, DiBiase L, Mansour M, Ruskin J, Natale A, Earnest M, Lakkireddy D. Impact of Colchicine on Post Procedural Pericardiac Inflammation and Pain after LARIAT Left Atrial Appendage Ligation. Heart Rhythm, 2013;10(5):S462. 
  • Reddy M, Vallakati A, Janga P, Atkins D, Badhwar N, Lee R, DiBiase L, Earnest M, Natale A, Swarup V, Lakkireddy D.Comparison of Left Atrial Appendage Patency After Left Atrial Appendage exclusion with an occlusion vs.ligation device.Heart Rhythm, 2013;10(5):S117-118. 
  • Ajay Vallakati, Madhu Y Reddy, Doug Gibson, Matthew Price, Ted Feldman, Bradley Knight, Jie Cheng, Randall Lee, Matthew Earnest, Jayant Nath, Ryan Ferrell, Donita Atkins, Sudharani Bommana, Pranav Loyolka, and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy.Left Atrial Thrombus Formation After the Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion With a Novel Endoepicardial Suture Device (LARIAT(R)). Circulation.2013;128:A18610. 
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Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cardiology

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