Researcher: Peter Rahko

Areas of Research Expertise
  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Heart failure
  • Echocardiography
  • Characterization of ventricular function changes in heart failure
  • Ventricular dyssynchrony analysis and strain
  • 3-D echo and echocardiographic manifestations of valvular heart disease
Web Site Peter Rahko's Department of Medicine Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Current/Active Funding
  • Amgen, Inc, 2013-2099, A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter, dose escalation study to select and evaluate an oral modified release formulation of omecamtiv mecarbil in subjects with chronic heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
  • Bayer Corporation, 2015-2099, Efficacy and safety of finerenone in subjects with chronic heart failure at high risk of recurrent heart failure decompensation
Issued Patent(s)
  • 6,749,571 - Method and apparatus for cardiac elastography, issued June 2004.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20040059224 - Method and apparatus for cardiac elastography, published March 2004.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Development of aortic valve disease in familial hypercholesterolemic swine: Implications for elucidating disease etiology. Porras AM, Shanmuganayagam D, Meudt JJ, Krueger CG, Hacker TA,Rahko PS, Reed JD, Masters KS. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Oct 27;4(10):e002254. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002254. Erratum in: J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jan;5(1). pii: e002007. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002007.

  • Rapid evaluation of chest pain in the emergency department. Rahko PS. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan;174(1):59-60. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9978. No abstract available.

  • Classification of left ventricular diastolic function using American Society of Echocardiography Guidelines: agreement among echocardiographers. Chapman CB, Ewer SM, Kelly AF, Jacobson KM, Leal MA, Rahko PS. Echocardiography. 2013 Oct;30(9):1022-31. doi: 10.1111/echo.12185. Epub 2013 Apr 1.

  • Effects of the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device as observed by serial echocardiography. Chapman CB, Allana S, Sweitzer NK, Kohmoto T, Murray M, Murray D, Johnson M, Rahko PS. Echocardiography. 2013 May;30(5):513-20. doi: 10.1111/echo.12100. Epub 2013 Jan 11.

View Peter Rahko's publications at PubMed.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Athletic Department
  • University of Minnesota, Biomedical Engineering
  • Obetech Obesity Research Center, Richmond, VA
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-8838
Current University UW–Madison
Department Medicine
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Director, Adult Echocardiography Laboratory
Address Line 1 Box 3248 Clinical Science Center
Address Line 2 600 Highland Avenue
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53792
Bachelor's Degree B.A., St. Olaf College, Chemistry, 1975
Master's Degree
Other Degrees M.D., University of Minnesota, 1979
Technologies Available for Licensing Method and Apparatus for Cardiac Elastography