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Selected Recent Publications by Fellows

Bhatia PM, Daniels LB. Highly Sensitive Cardiac Troponins: The Evidence Behind Sex-Specific Cutoffs. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 May 18;9(10):e015272. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.015272. Epub 2020 May 9

Giancaterino S, Nishimura M, Birgersdotter-Green U, Hoffmayer KS, Han FT, Raissi F, Ho G, Krummen D, Feld GK, Hsu JC. Clinical factors associated with baseline history of atrial fibrillation and subsequent clinical outcomes following initial implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Apr 15. doi: 10.1111/pace.13919. Online ahead of print

Giancaterino S, Urey MA, Darden D, Hsu JC. Management of Arrhythmias in Cardiac Amyloidosis. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Apr;6(4):351-361. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2020.01.004

Thomas IC, Nishimura M, Ma J, Dickson SD, Alshawabkeh L, Adler E, Maisel A, Criqui MH, Greenberg B. Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With Heart Failure and Methamphetamine Abuse. J Card Fail. 2020 Mar;26(3):202-209. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.10.002. Epub 2019 Oct

Dickson SD, Taleb A, Wiernek S, Govea A, Penny W. Diffuse saphenous vein graft thrombosis: resolution after one month of apixaban and dual antiplatelet therapy. Coron Artery Dis. 2020 Mar 12. doi: 10.1097/MCA.0000000000000856. Online ahead of print

Bhatia HS, Bailey J, Unlu O, Hoffman K, Kim RJ. Response to "Direct oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation and chronic kidney disease". Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Feb;43(2):267. doi: 10.1111/pace.13873. Epub 2020 Jan 19

Igata S, Kraushaar M, Strachan M, Ma JI, Nishimura M, Raisinghani A, Blanchard DG, DeMaria AN. Systematic Assessment of the Impact of Ultrasound-Enhancing Agents upon Measurements of Cardiac Size and Function by Echocardiography.  J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2020 Mar;33(3):313-321. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2019.09.019. Epub 2019 Dec 19

Mangels D, Penny W, Reeves R. Left internal mammary artery side branch intervention in the management of coronary steal syndrome following coronary artery bypass grafting. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Nov 29. doi: 10.1002/ccd.28630.

Bhatia HS, Bailey J, Unlu O, Hoffman K, Kim RJ. Efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation and chronic kidney disease. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Nov;42(11):1463-1470. doi: 10.1111/pace.13811. Epub 2019 Oct 16

Darden D, Nishimura M, Sharim J, Maisel A. An update on the use and discovery of prognostic biomarkers in acute decompensated heart failure. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2019 Nov;19(11):1019-1029. doi: 10.1080/14737159.2019.1671188. Epub 2019 Sep 27.

Nishimura M, Bhatia H, Ma J, Dickson SD, Alshawabkeh L, Adler E, Maisel A, Criqui MH, Greenberg B, Thomas IC. The Impact of Substance Abuse on Heart Failure Hospitalizations. Am J Med. 2020 Feb;133(2):207-213.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.07.017. Epub 2019 Jul 29

Giancaterino S, Darden D, Hsu JC. Clinical implications of redefining recurrence of atrial fibrillation following catheter ablation. Europace. 2019 Jul 1;21(7):1139. doi: 10.1093/europace/euz005

Bui QM, Allen LA, LeMond L, Brambatti M, Adler E. Psychosocial Evaluation of Candidates for Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Devices: Beyond the Current Consensus. Circ Heart Fail. 2019 Jul;12(7):e006058. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.119.006058. Epub 2019 Jun 19

Daniels LB, Bui QM. Should a High Gal-3 Have Us Scared Stiff? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 May 14;73(18):2296-2298. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.02.047.

Nishimura M, Igata S, Wong DJ, Wettersten N, Kahn AM, Raisinghani A, Blanchard DG, Strachan M, DeMaria AN. Hypertrabeculation as a Noncompaction Phenotype in Dilated Cardiomyopathy Defined by Contrast Echocardiography. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Jul;12(7 Pt 1):1287-1288. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2019.01.020. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Nishimura M, Ma J, Fox S, Toomu A, Mojaver S, Juang DK, Maisel AS, Thomas IC. Characteristics and Outcomes of Methamphetamine Abuse Among Veterans With Heart Failure.
Am J Cardiol. 2019 Sep 15;124(6):907-911. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.05.068. Epub 2019 Jun 26

Nishimura M, Marcus GM, Varosy PD, Bao H, Wang Y, Curtis JP, Hsu JC. Association of body mass index with cardiac resynchronization therapy intention and left ventricular lead implantation failure: insights from the NCDR implantable cardioverter-defibrillator registry. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2020 Mar;57(2):279-288. doi: 10.1007/s10840-019-00550-x. Epub 2019 Apr 19

Ho G, Bhatia P, Mehta I, Maus T, Khoche S, Pollema T, Pretorius VG, Birgersdotter-Green U. Prevalence and Short-Term Clinical Outcome of Mobile Thrombi Detected on Transvenous Leads in Patients Undergoing Lead Extraction. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Jun;5(6):657-664. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2019.01.007. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Bui QM, Daniels LB. A Review of the Role of Breast Arterial Calcification for Cardiovascular Risk Stratification in Women. Circulation. 2019 Feb 19;139(8):1094-1101. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.038092

Ma JI, Igata S, Strachan M, Nishimura M, Wong DJ, Raisinghani A, DeMaria AN. Predictive Factors for Progression of Mitral Regurgitation in Asymptomatic Patients With Mitral Valve Prolapse. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Apr 15;123(8):1309-1313. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.01.026. Epub 2019 Jan 24

Nishimura M, Lupercio-Lopez F, Hsu JC. Left Atrial Appendage Electrical Isolation as a Target in Atrial Fibrillation. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Apr;5(4):407-416. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2019.02.009

Källner N, Nishimura M, Birgersdotter-Green U, Hoffmayer KS, Han FT, Krummen DE, Raissi F, Feld GK, Hsu JC. Predictors of rate-adaptive pacing in patients implanted with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and subsequent differential clinical outcomes.J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2019 Jun;55(1):83-91. doi: 10.1007/s10840-019-00536-9. Epub 2019 Mar 30

Nishimura M, Birgersdotter-Green U. Gender-Based Differences in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Response. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2019 Mar;11(1):115-122. doi: 10.1016/j.ccep.2018.11.015

Ang L, Almasoud A, Palakodeti S, Mahmud E. Bacterial Contamination of Lead Aprons in a High-Volume Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Disinfection Using an Automated Ultraviolet-C Radiation System. J Invasive Cardiol. 2018 Nov;30(11):416-420

Nishimura M, Maisel AS. Biomarkers: a window into the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation in heart failure with reduced vs. preserved ejection fraction. Eur Heart J. 2018 Nov 14;39(43):3876-3878. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy733.

Bhatia HS, Hsu JC, Kim RJ. Atrial fibrillation and chronic kidney disease: A review of options for therapeutic anticoagulation to reduce thromboembolism risk. Clin Cardiol. 2018 Oct;41(10):1395-1402. doi: 10.1002/clc.23085. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Nishimura M, Sab S, Reeves RR, Hsu JC. Percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion in atrial fibrillation patients with a contraindication to oral anticoagulation: a focused review. Europace. 2018 Sep 1;20(9):1412-1419. doi: 10.1093/europace/eux313

Giancaterino S, Lupercio F, Nishimura M, Hsu JC. Current and Future Use of Insertable Cardiac Monitors.JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Nov;4(11):1383-1396. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2018.06.001. Epub 2018 Aug 29

Nishimura M, Brann A, Chang KW, Maisel AS. The Confounding Effects of Non-cardiac Pathologies on the Interpretation of Cardiac Biomarkers. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2018 Aug;15(4):239-249. doi: 10.1007/s11897-018-0398-4.

Que X, Hung MY, Yeang C, Gonen A, Prohaska TA, Sun X, Diehl C, Määttä A, Gaddis DE, Bowden K, Pattison J, MacDonald JG, Ylä-Herttuala S, Mellon PL, Hedrick CC, Ley K, Miller YI, Glass CK, Peterson KL, Binder CJ, Tsimikas S, Witztum JL. Oxidized phospholipids are proinflammatory and proatherogenic in hypercholesterolaemic mice. Nature. 2018 Jun;558(7709):301-306. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0198-8. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Khine HW, Steding-Ehrenborg K, Hastings JL, Kowal J, Daniels JD, Page RL, Goldberger JJ, Ng J, Adams-Huet B, Bungo MW, Levine BD. Effects of Prolonged Spaceflight on Atrial Size, Atrial Electrophysiology, and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2018 May;11(5):e005959. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.117.005959

Prohaska TA, Que X, Diehl CJ, Hendrikx S, Chang MW, Jepsen K, Glass CK, Benner C, Witztum JL. Massively Parallel Sequencing of Peritoneal and Splenic B Cell Repertoires Highlights Unique Properties of B-1 Cell Antibodies. J Immunol. 2018 Mar 1;200(5):1702-1717. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1700568. Epub 2018 Jan 29

Almasoud A, Walters D, Mahmud E. Robotically performed excimer laser coronary atherectomy: Proof of feasibility. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 Oct 1;92(4):713-716. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27589. Epub 2018 Mar 9

Smith LN, Makam AN, Darden D, Mayo H, Das SR, Halm EA, Nguyen OK. Acute Myocardial Infarction Readmission Risk Prediction Models: A Systematic Review of Model Performance. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 Jan;11(1):e003885. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.117.003885

Igata S, Wettersten N, Wong DJ, Sabet A, DeMaria AN. Acute right heart failure caused by tacrolimus after renal transplantation: Serial observation by speckle tracking and Doppler echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2017 Nov;34(11):1730-1732. doi: 10.1111/echo.13716

Khine HW, Teiber JF, Haley RW, Khera A, Ayers CR, Rohatgi A. Association of the serum myeloperoxidase/high-density lipoprotein particle ratio and incident cardiovascular events in a multi-ethnic population: Observations from the Dallas Heart Study.
Atherosclerosis. 2017 Aug;263:156-162. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.06.007. Epub 2017 Jun 3.

Urey MA, Darden D, Stoller D, Drazner MH, Horn V, Sarma S, Levine BD. Stiff Left Atrial Syndrome After Multiple Percutaneous Catheter Ablations: Role for Invasive Hemodynamic Exercise Testing.  Circ Heart Fail. 2017 May;10(5):e003885. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.117.003885