Maria Simonenko


Researcher, SRL of cardiopulmonary exercise test, cardiologist and heart transplant physician (outpatient department).

Publications: ResearchGate – 90, Google Scholar – 80, elibrary – 33, Scopus – 17, PubMed – 10.
H-index: 3,0 (elibrary), 3,0 (Google Scholar), 3,0 (ResearchGate), 2,0 (Web of Science) и 2,0 (Scopus).

Scopus Author ID – 57200520038
ORCID ID – 0000—0003-3228-1188
WOS Researcher ID – AAO-2091—2020

Research of interests: follow-up of heart failure patients, in heart transplant waiting list and after heart transplantation, including dynamic of physical capacity and rehabilitation in post-transplant follow-up.

She graduated from I.P. Pavlov Saint-Petersburg State Medical University. Her post-graduate education included an internship in Internal Diseases (I.P. Pavlov First Saint-Petersburg State Medical University), cardio residency and PhD programme in Almazov National Medical Research Centre.

Since 2010 started to work with a heart transplant team and since 2014 became clinical research fellow, SRL of cardiopulmonary exercise test, and since 2020 – researcher at the same department. Since 2016 she took a position of heart transplant cardiologist in outpatient department and became responsible for the post-heart transplant follow-up after heart transplantation.
From 2017 to 2021 attended post-graduate courses in the field of chronic heart failure, heart transplantation and rehabilitations in Russia, Spain, Austria, Ireland and Montenegro.

Since 2018 lecture on heart failure and heart transplantation post-graduate courses.

Since 2016 was elected as a nucleus member of Secondary Prevention and Rehabilitation Section on behalf of European Society of Cardiology, since 2018 – as a member of Heart Failure Association (HFA) Exercise and Training Committee (ESC) and Heart and Lung Committee, The Transplantation Society (TTS).

She is an invited reviewer and editor’s consultant in Russian and International Journals. In 2019 received certificate as a Top Peer Reviewer Powered by Publons.

Memberships in societies: Russian Society of Cardiology (RSC), Society of heart failure specialists (OSSN), Russian Transplant Society (RTS), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), Heart Failure Association (HFA), European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT), The Transplantation Society (TTS).


COVID-19 management in heart transplanted recipients: registry of Almazov National Medical Research Centre – A. Simonenko, P.A. Fedotov, Yu.V. Sazonova, K.I. Monosova, M.Yu. Sitnikova, G.V. Nikolaev, M.L. Gordeev, M.A. Karpenko, Kardiologiia, 2020; 60 (12): 4-12 DOI: 10.18087/cardio.2020.12.n1342.

Personality factors in heart transplant recipients – A. Simonenkо, P.A. Fedotov, P.V. Shirobokova, Yu.V. Sazonova, M.A. Bortsova, A.V. Berezina, M.A. Karpenko, Russian Journal of Transplantology and Artificial Organs, 2020; XXII (3): 62-68 DOI: 10.15825/1995—1191-2020-3-62-68.

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in recipients on heart transplant waiting list — Simonenko M.A., Fedotov P.A., Kostareva A.A., Sazonova Yu.V., Malikov K.N., Bortsova M.A., Polyakova A.P., Berezina A.V., Zemskov I.A., Pervunina T.M., Mitrofanova L.B., Nikolaev G.V., Gordeev M.L., Sitnikova M.Yu., Karpenko M.A., Russian Journal of Cardiology, 2020; 25 (7): 178-186 DOI: 10.15829/1560—4071- 2020—3426.

Arterial hypertension after heart transplantation — Simonenko M.A., Fedotov P.A., Sazonova Y.V., Bortsova M.A., Sitnikova M.Yu., Karpenko M.A., Belyaeva N.N., Nikolaev G.V., Gordeev M.L., Kardiologiia. 2020; 60 (6): 53–57. DOI: 10.18087/cardio.2020.6.n880.

Heart transplantation in recipients with initial pulmonary hypertension: 9 years of experience in Almazov National Medical Research Centre – A. Simonenko, G.V. Nikolaev, K.N. Malikov, P.A. Fedotov, M.A. Bortsova, V.E. Rubinchik, A.O. Marichev, A.E. Bautin, M.Yu. Sitnikova, M.L. Gordeev, M.A. Karpenko, Russian Journal of Transplantology and Artificial Organs, 2019; 21 (4): 7-13. DOI: 10.15825/1995—1191-2019- 4-7-13.

Experience of general surgical procedures in patients after heart transplantation – A. Simonenko, P.A. Fedotov, I.N. Danilov, M.A. Salov, Yu.V. Sazonova, K.I. Monosova, A.E. Neimark, M.Yu. Sitnikova, G.V. Nikolaev, M.L. Gordeev, M.A. Karpenko, Kardiologiia, 2019; 59 (12S):57-63. DOI: 10.18087/cardio.n623.

Clinical and diagnostic difficulties in management of patients with laminopathies – O.V. Melnik, A.V. Malashicheva, Yu.V. Fomicheva, A.A. Khudyakov, A.Ya. Gudkova, D.I. Rudenko, A. Simonenko, E.N. Mikhailov, D.S. Lebedev, E.S. Vasichkina, T.M. Pervunina, A.A. Kostareva, Russian Journal of Cardiology, 2019; 24 (10): 72-77. DOI: 10.15829/1560—4071-2019-10-72-77.

Mortality risk factors in patients who are in heart transplantation waiting list – Petr A. Fedotov, Maria A. Simonenko, Yulia V. Sazonova, Mariya A. Bortsova, Artem N. Kostomarov, Mariya Yu. Sitnikova, OBM Transplantation, LIDSEN, 2019; vol. 3, issue 3: 1-18. DOI: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1903077.

Obesity paradox in heart failure: A matter of debate – Maria Simonenko, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2019; 1-3 DOI: 10.1177/2047487319861473.

Frequent ventricular extrasystoles after heart transplantation: a late presentation of amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis: a case report – Maria Simonenko, Petr Fedotov, Alina Babenko, Mikhail Karpenko, European Heart Journal – Case Reports, 2019, 1-5, ytz030 DOI: 10.1093/ehjcr/ytz030.

What is the association between MTHFR gene polymorphisms and venous thromboembolism? – Maria Simonenko, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2019; 26 (2):118-119 DOI: 10.1177/2047487318806576.

Sex and gender issues in heart transplantation – Maria Simonenko, Petr Fedotov, OBM Transplantation, 2019, vol. 3, issue 1 (Special issue – “Perspectives on heart transplantation”), 1-5.

Clinical and morphological characteristics of restrictive cardiomyopathy associated with mutations in the filamin C gene — O.V. Melnik, A.A. Knyazeva, O.Y. Poluboyrianova, Yu.A. Vakhrushev, Yu.V. Fomisheva, M.Yu. Sitnikova, A. Simonenko, T.L. Vershinina, A.A. Kozyreva, A.A. Polyakova, T.S. Vasichkina, A.Ya. Gudkova, A.A. Kostareva, Translational Medicine, 2018; 5 (3), 15-22 DOI: 10.18705/2311—4495-2018-5-3- 15-22.

Esophageal actinomycosis in recipient after heart transplantation – A. Simonenko, P.A. Fedotov, K.I. Monosova, Yu.V. Sazonova, L.B. Mitrofanova, M.A. Karpenko, Infectology, 2018; 10 (3), 147-150. DOI: 10.22625/2072—6732-2018-10-3-147-150.

The experience of pediatric heart transplantation on North-West of Russian Federation — A. Simonenko, T.M. Pervunina, P.A. Fedotov, Y. V. Sazonova, E.S. Vasichkina, V.E. Rubinchik, A.V. Berezina, D.A. Zverev, A.E. Bautin, A.A. Kostareva, A.P. Polyakova, L.B. Mitrofanova, M.Y. Sitnikova, G.V. Nikolaev, M.L. Gordeev, M.A. Karpenko, Russian Journal of Transplantology and Artificial Organs, 2018; 20 (2): 37-46 DOI: 10.15825/1995—1191-2018-2-37-46.

Dynamic of physical capacity and quality of life after heart transplantation – A. Simonenko, A.V. Berezina, P.A. Fedotov, Y.V. Sazonova, T.M. Pervunina, T.A. Lelyavina, M.Y. Sitnikova, G.V. Nikolaev, M.L. Gordeev, M.A. Karpenko, Russian Journal of Transplantology and Artificial Organs, 2018; 20 (1), 32-38 DOI: 10.15825/1995—1191-2018-1-32-38.

Comparison of hemodynamic effects of inhalatory iloprost and nitric oxide in patients with severe left ventricle dysfunction – A.E. Bautin, A.S. Yakovlev, S.V. Zayashnikov, D.M. Tashkhanov, A.O. Marichev, P.A. Fedotov, M.A. Bortsova, Yu.V. Sazonova, I.V. Sukhova, I.E. Titova, A. Simonenko, M.Yu. Sitnikova, V.K. Novikov, O.M. Moiseeva, Russian Journal of Cardiology, 2017; 12 (152): 97-103 DOI: 10.15829/1560- 4071—2017-12-97-103.

The first in Russia successful heart transplantation from the adult donor to a 10-year old child – Gordeyev M.L., Karpenko M.A., Nikolaev G.V., Gnevashev A.S., Malaya E.Ya., Naymushin A.V., Rubinchik V.E., Sukhova I.V., Sazonova Y.V., Stepanov S.S., Simonenko M.A., Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Journal, 2013; 3: 40-44.

Position and consensus papers, practical recommendations

Dyslipidaemia after heart transplantation – Maria Simonenko, e-Journal of Cardiology Practice, 2020; 19 (7): 1-8.

How to manage diabetes in heart recipients – Maria Simonenko, Hareld Kemps, 10 December 2020. Access link:

Delphi consensus recommendations on how to provide cardiovascular rehabilitation in the COVID-19 era – Marco Ambrosetti, Ana Abreu, Veronique Cornelissen, Dominique Hansen, Marie Christine Iliou, Hareld Kemps, Roberto Franco Enrico Pedretti,
Heinz Voller, Mathias Wilhelm, and Massimo Francesco Piepoli,
Document reviewers: Chiara Giuseppina Beccaluva, Paul Beckers, Thomas Berger, Costantinos H. Davos, Paul Dendale, Wolfram Doehner, Ines Frederix, Dan Gaita, Andreas Gevaert, Evangelia Kouidi,
Nicolle Kraenkel, Jari Laukkanen, Francesco Maranta, Antonio Mazza, Miguel Mendes, Daniel Neunhaeuserer, Josef Niebauer, Bruno Pavy, Carlos Pen~a Gil, Bernhard Rauch, Simona Sarzi Braga, Maria Simonenko, Alain Cohen-Solal, Marinella Sommaruga, Elio Venturini, Carlo Vigorito, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2020; 1-17 DOI: 10.1093/eurjpc/zwaa080.

How to exercise while being on a heart transplant waiting list – Maria Simonenko, 26 November 2020. Access link:

Measuring physical activity with activity monitors in patients with heart failure. From literature to practice. A position paper from the Committee on Exercise Physiology and Training of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology – Leonie Klompstra, Martha Kyriakou, Ekaterini Lambrinou, Massimo F Piepoli, Andrew JS Coats, Alain Cohen-Solal, Justien Cornelis, Barnabas Gellen, Elena Marques-Sule, David Niederseer, Francesco Orso, Ewa Piotrowicz, Emeline M. Van Craenenbroeck, Maria Simonenko, Klaus Witte, Anna Wozniak, Maurizio Volterrani, Tiny Jaarsma, European Heart Journal, 2020; 1-27 DOI: 10.1002/ejhf.2035.

Secondary prevention through comprehensive cardiovascular rehabilitation: From knowledge to implementation.2020 update. A position paper from the Secondary Prevention and Rehabilitation Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology — Marco Ambrosetti, Ana Abreu, Ugo Corra, Constantinos H Davos, Dominique Hansen, Ines Frederix, Marie C Iliou, Roberto FE Pedretti, Jean-Paul Schmid, Carlo Vigorito, Heinz Voller, Mathias Wilhelm, Massimo F Piepoli, Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens, Thomas Berger, Alain Cohen-Solal, Veronique Cornelissen, Paul Dendale, Wolfram Doehner, Dan Gaita, Andreas B Gevaert, Hareld Kemps, Nicolle Kraenkel, Jari Laukkanen, Miguel Mendes, Josef Niebauer, Maria Simonenko, Ann-Dorthe Olsen Zwisler, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2020; 1-42. DOI: 10.1177/2047487320913379.

Life style factors, self-management & patient empowerment in diabetes care – literature review by Maria Simonenko, 28 April 2020. Access link:

How to prevent and manage arterial hypertension after heart transplantation – Maria Simonenko, 06 April 2020. Access link:

Recommendations on how to provide cardiac rehabilitation activities during the COVID-19 pandemic on behalf of Secondary Prevention and Rehabilitation, European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) – 31 March 2020. Access link:±+Bulletin±+31+March.

How to prevent and treat dyslipidemia after heart transplantation – Maria Simonenko, 27 November 2019. Access link:

How to manage heart rate after heart transplantation – Maria Simonenko, 26 July 2019. Access link:

Arrhythmia after heart transplantation – Maria Simonenko, E-Journal of Cardiology Practice on behalf of European Society of Cardiology, 24 July 2019; Vol. 17, №16: 1-7.

How to exercise after heart transplantation – Maria Simonenko, 15 January 2019



Уведомляем вас, что в соответствии с Федеральным законом от 06.03.2006 № 35-ФЗ «О противодействии терроризму» в Центре Алмазова введен комплекс дополнительных мер по безопасности, направленный на предотвращение террористических актов. В целях обеспечения безопасности граждан и целостности объектов инфраструктуры при посещении Центра Алмазова проводится дополнительный личный осмотр, осмотр вещей и автотранспорта. Отказ от соблюдения мер по безопасности может послужить причиной недопуска на территорию Центра Алмазова. Просим с пониманием отнестись к введенным мерам по безопасности.

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