Emil Missov, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Emil Missov

Contact Info

Office Address:
Cardiovascular Division
Variety Club Research Center
401 East River Parkway
2nd Floor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Mailing Address:
UMN – Cardiovascular Division
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 508 Mayo
8508A (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division


Medical School, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Residency, University of Montpellier, France

Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Heart Failure Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, CA


Dr. Missov received his medical degree from the University of Plovdiv in Bulgaria. He furthered his training in cardiology, interventional cardiology and hemodynamics at the University of Montpellier in France. He also earned a PhD in clinical cardiovascular disease from the University of Montpellier. He went on to complete a post-doctoral heart failure fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, and a cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

Awards & Recognition

  • Teacher of the Year (2007, 2010)
  • Top 10 Physicians (2008)

Professional Associations

  • Director, Clinical Trials Center Laboratory
  • Director, Echocardiography Laboratory,University of Minnesota Medical Center


Research Summary/Interests

Biomarkers of cardiac dysfunction


  • Apostolidou I, Sweeney M. Missov E, Joyce L, John R, Prielipp R. Acute left atrial thrombus after recombinant factor VIIa administration during left ventricular assist device implantation in a patient with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Anesth Analg 2008;106:404-408
  • Missov E. Biomarkers of necrosis in patients with CHF. In: Morrow D, editor. Cardiac Biomarkers in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease. Humana Press; 2006; pp 119-128
  • Eckman P, Westensee J, Missov E, Liao K, Truskinovsky A, Panetta C. Renal cell carcinoma in the left ventricular outflow tract. Int J Cardiol 2008; 126;e1-e3
  • Latini R, Masson S, Anand I, Missov E, Carlson M, Vago T, Barlera S, Angelici G, Maggioni A, Tognoni G, Cohn J. The prognostic value of very low plasma concentrations of troponin T in patients with stable chronic heart failure. Circulation 2007; 116:1242-1249
  • Masson S, Latini R, Anand I, Vago T, Angelici L, Barlera S, Missov E, Clerico A, Tognoni G, Cohn JN; Val-HeFT Investigators. Direct comparison of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and amino-terminal proBNP in a large population of patients with chronic and symptomatic heart failure: the Valsartan Heart Failure (Val-HeFT) data. Clin Chem 2006;52:1528-38



Transplant Center

Clinical Interests

Cardiac magnetic resonance techniques; Echocardiography; Heart failure and transplantation; Non-invasive imaging of heart; Nuclear cardiology

Hospital Privileges

Fairview Lakes Medical Center; University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics; Fairview Northland Medical Center; Fairview Ridges Hospital; Fairview Southdale Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center