Jill Jesurum, PhD, ARNP, FAHA

Jill Jesurum, PhD, ARNP, FAHA
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Associate Professor
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
801 Broadway Suite 927
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 386-6290
Fax: (206) 386-6073

Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
Box 357266
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Dr. Jesurum is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, is clinical faculty in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program, and is the Scientific Director of the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute in Seattle. She maintains an active cardiology clinical practice at Swedish Heart and Vascular Clinic and focuses on the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis and complex cardiac risk factor reduction. She is the Co-Director of Science, Innovation, and Synergy, an annual comprehensive educational venue in Seattle that features a renowned international faculty focusing on the latest advancements and state of the science for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac, peripheral vascular and neurovascular disease. Additionally, she serves as a consultant for medical device companies focusing on the treatment of structural cardiac disease and invasive hemodynamic monitoring. Since 2003, her program of research has focused on the heart-brain connection, specifically the connection between cryptogenic stroke, migraine and patent foramen ovale. In longitudinal projects, she has investigated the effect of transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale, a defect of the interatrial septum, on recurrent stroke and migraine symptoms. 

Current Projects

  • Response to Aspirin in Migraineurs (RAM)
  • Cerebral Vasomotor Reactivity and Blood Flow Distribution in Migraineurs with Right-to-Left Shunt (CVRD)
  • Cognitive Dysfunction in Migraineurs with Aura and Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Unilateral vs. Bilateral Monitoring of Right-to-Left Shunt with Power M-Mode Transcranial Doppler

Recent Publications

  • Harms, V., Reisman, M., Fuller, C.J., Spencer, M.P., Olsen, J.V., Krabill, K.A., Gray, W.A.,Jesurum, J.T. Outcomes after transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale in patients with paradoxical embolism. Am. J. Cardiol., 2007, in press.
  • Renz J, Jesurum JT, Fuller CJ, Reisman M, Spencer MP. Diagnosis of secondary source of right-to-left shunt with balloon occlusion of patent foramen ovale and power m-mode transcranial Doppler. Stroke 2007; 38 (2):489
  • Desai, A., Fuller, C.J., Jesurum, J.T., Reisman, M. Patent foramen ovale and cardioembolic stroke. Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine 2006 3(8):446-55.
  • Jesurum, J.T., Reisman, M., Spencer, M.P., Olsen, J.V., Krabill, K.A., Gray, W.A. Migraine relief following transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale occurs in the presence of residual right to left shunt. Circulation 2005 112 (Suppl II): II-378.
  • Jesurum, .J.T., Reisman, M., Krabill, K.A., Spencer, M.P., Olsen, J.V., Gray, W.A. Migraineurs with patent foramen ovale have greater cerebral embolic conductance than non-migraineurs. Circulation 2005 112 (Suppl II): II-379.
  • Reisman, M., Christofferson, R.D., Jesurum, J., Olsen, J.V., Spencer, M.P., Krabill, K.A., Diehl, L., Aurora, S., Gray, W.A. Migraine relief following transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2005 45(4):493-5.
  • Spencer, M.P., Moehring, M.A, Jesurum, J., Gray, W.A., Olsen, J.V., Reisman, M. Power m-mode transcranial Doppler for diagnosis of patent foramen ovale and assessing transcatheter closure. J. Neuroimaging 2004 14(4):342-9.
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