Sherry O Pinkstaff

Assistant Professor

Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Cardiovascular Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Education

Ph.D. Physiology

Virginia Commonwealth University

2010

 

D.P.T. Physical Therapy

Virginia Commonwealth University

2007

 

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies

George Mason University

1999

Biography

Awards

Ramsey Award for outstanding graduating doctoral student in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, VCU School of Medicine. 2010

 

Preparing Future Faculty Certificate of Achievement. 2010

Affiliations

Research Collaborator - Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Publications & Presentations

Presentations

Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Pinkstaff S, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Guazzi M. Impact of Gender on the Relationship Between Heart Rate Recovery and Other Markers of Cardiovascular Health. American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2007.

 

Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Pinkstaff S, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Guazzi M. Exercise Oscillatory Ventilation is a Strong Predictor of Sudden Death in Patients with Heart Failure. American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2007.

 

Pinkstaff S, Arrowood J, Fei D, Kraft KA, Arena R. Impact of gender on the relationship between heart rate recovery and other makers of cardiovascular health. American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 2008.

 

Pinkstaff S, Myers J, Guazzi M, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Arena R. Exercise dyspnea sensation by Borg scale is a powerful independent predictor of cardiac mortality in heart failure. American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting. Seattle, WA, May, 2009.

 

Guazzi M, Myers J, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Pinkstaff S, Arena R. Echocardiography with tissue Doppler imaging and cardiopulmonary exercise testing correlates in patients with diastolic heart failure. American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting. Seattle, WA, May, 2009.
 

 

Referred Publications

Cahalin L, Chase P, Arena R, Myers J, Bensimhon D, Peberdy M, Ashley E, West E, Forman D, Pinkstaff S, Lavie C, Guazzi M. A Meta-Analysis Of The Prognostic Significance Of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing In Patients With Heart Failure. Heart Fail Review. 2013 January; 18(1): 79–94.

 

Pinkstaff S, Peberdy MA, Kontos MC, Finucane S, Lavie CJ, Arena R. The influence of referral source on characteristics of patients undergoing cardiac stress testing: emergency department versus outpatient office. Postgraduate Medicine. 2011 Mar;123(2):36-41.

 

Pinkstaff S, Peberdy MA, Kontos MC, Fabiato A, Finucane S. Overestimation of aerobic capacity with the Bruce treadmill protocol in patients being assessed for suspected myocardial ischemia. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 2011 Mar 21.

 

Pinkstaff S, Peberdy MA, Kontos MC, Finucane S, Arena R. Quantifying exertion level during exercise stress testing using percentage of age-predicted maximal heart rate, rate pressure product, and perceived exertion. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2010 Dec;85(12):1095-100.

 

Pinkstaff S, Peberdy MA, Kontos MC, Fabiato A, Finucane S, Arena R. Usefulness of decrease in oxygen uptake efficiency slope to identify myocardial perfusion defects in men undergoing myocardial ischemic evaluation. American Journal of Cardiology. 2010 Dec 1;106(11):1534-9.

 

Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Pinkstaff S, Brubaker P, Kitzman D, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Guazzi M. Prognostic significance of the oxygen uptake efficiency slope: percent-predicted versus actual value. American Journal of Cardiology. 2010 Mar 1;105(5):757-8.

 

Pinkstaff S, Peberdy MA, Fabiato A, Finucane S, Arena R. The Clinical Utility of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Suspected or Confirmed Myocardial Ischemia. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.

 

Arena R, Pinkstaff S, Wheeler E, Peberdy MA, Guazzi M, Myers J. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation and inspiratory muscle training as potential adjunctive rehabilitation options for patients with heart failure. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 2010 Jul-Aug;30(4):209-23.

 

Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Pinkstaff S, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Guazzi M. Prognostic characteristics of heart rate recovery according to sex in patients with heart failure. International Journal of Cardiology. 2010 Nov 19;145(2):293-4.

 

Guazzi M, Myers J, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Pinkstaff S, Arena R. Echocardiography with tissue Doppler imaging and cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with heart failure: A correlative and prognostic analysis. International Journal of Cardiology. 2010 Sep 3;143(3):323-9.

 

Guazzi M, Myers J, Peberdy M, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Pinkstaff S, Arena R. Heart Rate Recovery and Tissue Doppler Echocardiography in Heart Failure. Clinical Cardiology. Feb;33(2):E61-4.

 

Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Pinkstaff S, Brubaker P, Moore B, Kitzman D, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Forman D, West E, Guazzi M. Influence of etiology of heart failure on the obesity paradox in patients with heart failure. American Journal of Cardiology. 2009; 104:1116-1121.

 

Guazzi M, Arena R, Pinkstaff S, Guazzi MD. Six months of Sildenafil therapy improves heart rate recovery in patients with heart failure. International Journal of Cardiology. 2009;136:341-343.

 

Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Pinkstaff S, Brubaker P, Moore B, Kitzman D, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Forman D, West E, Guazzi M. Determining the preferred percent-predicted equation for peak oxygen consumption in patients with heart failure. Circulation-Heart Failure. 2009;2:113-120.

 

Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Pinkstaff S, Brubaker P, Moore B, Kitzman D, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Guazzi M. The partial pressure of resting end-tidal carbon dioxide predicts major cardiac events in patients with systolic heart failure. American Heart Journal. 2008;156:982-8.

 

Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Peberdy M, Pinkstaff S, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Guazzi M. The Prognostic Value of Timing and Duration Characteristics of Exercise Oscillatory Ventilation in Patients with Heart Failure. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2008;27:341-347.

 

Arena R, Myers J, Hsu L, Peberdy M, Pinkstaff S, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Vicenzi M, Guazzi M. The minute ventilation/carbon dioxide production slope is prognostically superior to the oxygen uptake efficiency slope. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2007;13:462-469.

PinkstaffContact Information

(904) 620-2841

s.pinkstaff@unf.edu