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Implications of Initial Recorded Rhythm on Cardioverter-Defibrillator Insertion and Subsequent All-Cause Mortality in Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors.

Am J Cardiol 2019 Sep 14;124(5):709-714. Epub 2019 Jun 14.

The Heart and Vascular Institute and the Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.05.059DOI Listing
September 2019

Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants versus warfarin for left atrial appendage thrombus resolution in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation or flutter.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Sep 6;42(9):1183-1190. Epub 2019 Aug 6.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pace.13765DOI Listing
September 2019

Adherence to Anticoagulation and Risk of Stroke Among Medicare Beneficiaries Newly Diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation.

Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 2019 Sep 16. Epub 2019 Sep 16.

Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40256-019-00371-3DOI Listing
September 2019

Comparison of Long-Term Survival Following Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Men Versus Women.

Am J Cardiol 2019 Aug 8;124(3):362-366. Epub 2019 May 8.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.04.051DOI Listing
August 2019

Lower socioeconomic status is associated with increased long-term mortality after sudden cardiac arrest.

Clin Cardiol 2019 Aug 4;42(8):735-740. Epub 2019 Jun 4.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/clc.23211DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6671832PMC
August 2019

Sex-specific clinical outcomes after cardiac resynchronization therapy in left bundle branch block-associated idiopathic nonischemic cardiomyopathy: A NEOLITH II substudy.

Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 2019 Jul 27;24(4):e12641. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anec.12641DOI Listing
July 2019

Cardiac resynchronization therapy using pacemakers vs defibrillators in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy: The United States experience from 2007 to 2014.

Heart Rhythm 2019 Jul 18;16(7):1065-1071. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.04.028DOI Listing
July 2019

Implications of Neurological Status on Defibrillator Therapy and Long-Term Mortality of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors.

JACC Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jul 29;5(7):843-850. Epub 2019 May 29.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2019.04.003DOI Listing
July 2019

Cluster Randomized Trial Examining the Impact of Automated Best Practice Alert on Rates of Implantable Defibrillator Therapy.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2019 Jun 11;12(6):e005024. Epub 2019 Jun 11.

Heart and Vascular Institute, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine (J.S.L., M.S., F.T., A.D.A., J.L., S.S.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.118.005024DOI Listing
June 2019

Trajectories of Oral Anticoagulation Adherence Among Medicare Beneficiaries Newly Diagnosed With Atrial Fibrillation.

J Am Heart Assoc 2019 Jun 13;8(12):e011427. Epub 2019 Jun 13.

4 Department of General Internal Medicine School of Medicine University of Pittsburgh PA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.118.011427DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6645643PMC
June 2019

Cardiac implantable electronic device malfunction after deceleration injury without obvious chest trauma.

HeartRhythm Case Rep 2019 May 11;5(5):285-287. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrcr.2019.02.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6522433PMC
May 2019

Improvement in ejection fraction after cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation in individuals with systolic dysfunction.

J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2019 Apr 17;54(3):225-229. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, PUH B-535, Pittsburgh, PA, 15312, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10840-018-0475-3DOI Listing
April 2019

Change in myocardial function after resuscitated sudden cardiac arrest and its impact on long-term mortality and defibrillator implantation.

Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J 2019 Jul - Aug;19(4):150-154. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

University of Pittsburgh, Heart & Vascular Institute, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ipej.2019.04.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6697488PMC
April 2019

Myocardial recovery after cardiac resynchronization therapy in left bundle branch block-associated idiopathic nonischemic cardiomyopathy: A NEOLITH II substudy.

Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 2019 Mar 28;24(2):e12603. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anec.12603DOI Listing
March 2019

Amiodarone is associated with adverse outcomes in patients with sustained ventricular arrhythmias upgraded to cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillators.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2019 Mar 4;30(3):348-356. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

University of Pittsburgh Heart and Vascular Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jce.13828DOI Listing
March 2019

Back to the Future.

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2019 Mar;12(3):e007258

The Heart and Vascular Institute of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.119.007258DOI Listing
March 2019

Characterization of pulmonary vein reconnection post Cryoballoon ablation.

Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J 2019 Jul - Aug;19(4):129-133. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ipej.2019.02.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6697463PMC
February 2019

Derivation and validation of a new score to predict long-term survival after sudden cardiac arrest.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2018 12 8;41(12):1585-1590. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, UPMC, Heart & Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pace.13528DOI Listing
December 2018

Rate and predictors of electrical failure in non-recalled defibrillator leads.

Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J 2019 May - Jun;19(3):100-103. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ipej.2018.12.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6531633PMC
December 2018

Scar burden, not intraventricular conduction delay pattern, is associated with outcomes in ischemic cardiomyopathy patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Heart Rhythm 2018 11 28;15(11):1664-1672. Epub 2018 May 28.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2018.05.027DOI Listing
November 2018

Effectiveness of high rate and delayed detection ICD programming by race: A MADIT-RIT substudy.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2018 10 24;29(10):1418-1424. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jce.13693DOI Listing
October 2018

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in device recipients who survived a cardiac arrest associated with a reversible cause.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2018 10 23;29(10):1413-1417. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Heart & Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jce.13696DOI Listing
October 2018

Persistent sex disparities in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2018 09 19;41(9):1150-1157. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pace.13435DOI Listing
September 2018

Cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers versus defibrillators in older non-ischemic cardiomyopathy patients.

Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J 2019 Jan - Feb;19(1):4-6. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ipej.2018.08.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6354212PMC
August 2018

Effectiveness and Safety of Direct Oral Anticoagulants and Warfarin, Stratified by Stroke Risk in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation.

Am J Cardiol 2018 07 28;122(1):69-75. Epub 2018 Mar 28.

Heart and Valvular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.03.012DOI Listing
July 2018

Increased left atrial size is associated with higher atrial fibrillation recurrence in patients treated with antiarrhythmic medications.

Clin Cardiol 2018 Jun 7;41(6):825-829. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/clc.22964DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6490118PMC
June 2018

Multi-ethnic genome-wide association study for atrial fibrillation.

Authors:
Carolina Roselli Mark D Chaffin Lu-Chen Weng Stefanie Aeschbacher Gustav Ahlberg Christine M Albert Peter Almgren Alvaro Alonso Christopher D Anderson Krishna G Aragam Dan E Arking John Barnard Traci M Bartz Emelia J Benjamin Nathan A Bihlmeyer Joshua C Bis Heather L Bloom Eric Boerwinkle Erwin B Bottinger Jennifer A Brody Hugh Calkins Archie Campbell Thomas P Cappola John Carlquist Daniel I Chasman Lin Y Chen Yii-Der Ida Chen Eue-Keun Choi Seung Hoan Choi Ingrid E Christophersen Mina K Chung John W Cole David Conen James Cook Harry J Crijns Michael J Cutler Scott M Damrauer Brian R Daniels Dawood Darbar Graciela Delgado Joshua C Denny Martin Dichgans Marcus Dörr Elton A Dudink Samuel C Dudley Nada Esa Tonu Esko Markku Eskola Diane Fatkin Stephan B Felix Ian Ford Oscar H Franco Bastiaan Geelhoed Raji P Grewal Vilmundur Gudnason Xiuqing Guo Namrata Gupta Stefan Gustafsson Rebecca Gutmann Anders Hamsten Tamara B Harris Caroline Hayward Susan R Heckbert Jussi Hernesniemi Lynne J Hocking Albert Hofman Andrea R V R Horimoto Jie Huang Paul L Huang Jennifer Huffman Erik Ingelsson Esra Gucuk Ipek Kaoru Ito Jordi Jimenez-Conde Renee Johnson J Wouter Jukema Stefan Kääb Mika Kähönen Yoichiro Kamatani John P Kane Adnan Kastrati Sekar Kathiresan Petra Katschnig-Winter Maryam Kavousi Thorsten Kessler Bas L Kietselaer Paulus Kirchhof Marcus E Kleber Stacey Knight Jose E Krieger Michiaki Kubo Lenore J Launer Jari Laurikka Terho Lehtimäki Kirsten Leineweber Rozenn N Lemaitre Man Li Hong Euy Lim Henry J Lin Honghuang Lin Lars Lind Cecilia M Lindgren Marja-Liisa Lokki Barry London Ruth J F Loos Siew-Kee Low Yingchang Lu Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen Peter W Macfarlane Patrik K Magnusson Anubha Mahajan Rainer Malik Alfredo J Mansur Gregory M Marcus Lauren Margolin Kenneth B Margulies Winfried März David D McManus Olle Melander Sanghamitra Mohanty Jay A Montgomery Michael P Morley Andrew P Morris Martina Müller-Nurasyid Andrea Natale Saman Nazarian Benjamin Neumann Christopher Newton-Cheh Maartje N Niemeijer Kjell Nikus Peter Nilsson Raymond Noordam Heidi Oellers Morten S Olesen Marju Orho-Melander Sandosh Padmanabhan Hui-Nam Pak Guillaume Paré Nancy L Pedersen Joanna Pera Alexandre Pereira David Porteous Bruce M Psaty Sara L Pulit Clive R Pullinger Daniel J Rader Lena Refsgaard Marta Ribasés Paul M Ridker Michiel Rienstra Lorenz Risch Dan M Roden Jonathan Rosand Michael A Rosenberg Natalia Rost Jerome I Rotter Samir Saba Roopinder K Sandhu Renate B Schnabel Katharina Schramm Heribert Schunkert Claudia Schurman Stuart A Scott Ilkka Seppälä Christian Shaffer Svati Shah Alaa A Shalaby Jaemin Shim M Benjamin Shoemaker Joylene E Siland Juha Sinisalo Moritz F Sinner Agnieszka Slowik Albert V Smith Blair H Smith J Gustav Smith Jonathan D Smith Nicholas L Smith Elsayed Z Soliman Nona Sotoodehnia Bruno H Stricker Albert Sun Han Sun Jesper H Svendsen Toshihiro Tanaka Kahraman Tanriverdi Kent D Taylor Maris Teder-Laving Alexander Teumer Sébastien Thériault Stella Trompet Nathan R Tucker Arnljot Tveit Andre G Uitterlinden Pim Van Der Harst Isabelle C Van Gelder David R Van Wagoner Niek Verweij Efthymia Vlachopoulou Uwe Völker Biqi Wang Peter E Weeke Bob Weijs Raul Weiss Stefan Weiss Quinn S Wells Kerri L Wiggins Jorge A Wong Daniel Woo Bradford B Worrall Pil-Sung Yang Jie Yao Zachary T Yoneda Tanja Zeller Lingyao Zeng Steven A Lubitz Kathryn L Lunetta Patrick T Ellinor

Nat Genet 2018 06 11;50(9):1225-1233. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

Program in Medical and Population Genetics, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41588-018-0133-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6136836PMC
June 2018

Arterial Stiffness Is Associated With QTc Interval Prolongation in Patients With Heart Failure.

Biol Res Nurs 2018 05 26;20(3):255-263. Epub 2017 Oct 26.

4 University of Calgary in Qatar, Qatar.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1099800417737835DOI Listing
May 2018

Antithrombotic Therapy in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: Consensus and Challenges.

Am J Med Sci 2018 May 31;355(5):467-476. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjms.2018.01.013DOI Listing
May 2018

Oral anticoagulation and left atrial thrombi resolution in nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation or flutter: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2018 May 14. Epub 2018 May 14.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pace.13368DOI Listing
May 2018

Relationship between left ventricular dyssynchrony and scar burden in the genesis of ventricular tachyarrhythmia.

J Nucl Cardiol 2018 04 6;25(2):555-569. Epub 2017 Nov 6.

Division of Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, A-429 Scaife Hall, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12350-017-1095-5DOI Listing
April 2018

Causes and predictors of 30-day readmission after cardiovascular implantable electronic devices implantation: Insights from Nationwide Readmissions Database.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2018 03 20;29(3):456-462. Epub 2017 Dec 20.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jce.13396DOI Listing
March 2018

Implantable Defibrillator Therapy in Cardiac Arrest Survivors With a Reversible Cause.

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2018 03;11(3):e005940

From the Department of Internal Medicine and the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA (A.L., D.K.P., S.A., A.J., A.F.D., S.P., D.Q., S.A., M.B.M., E.A., S.J., S.S.); Advocate Heart Institute, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL (S.R.); and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (M.W.).

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https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCEP.117.005940
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.117.005940DOI Listing
March 2018

Impact of Race on Outcome of Patients Undergoing Rhythm Control of Atrial Fibrillation.

J Immigr Minor Health 2018 02;20(1):14-19

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10903-016-0545-5DOI Listing
February 2018

"I'm Not Sure We Had A Choice": Decision Quality and The Use of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices In Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment.

Cardiol Cardiovasc Med 2018 12;2(1):10-26. Epub 2018 Feb 12.

The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26502/fccm.92920032DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5839643PMC
February 2018

The Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillation: An Investment Worth Making or Needing Further Investigation?

JACC Clin Electrophysiol 2018 02 29;4(2):240-242. Epub 2017 Nov 29.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2017.10.011DOI Listing
February 2018

The Truth Is in the Details: The Case for Not Missing the Trees for the Forest.

Circulation 2018 01;137(1):34-37

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.031844DOI Listing
January 2018

Impact of 3D mapping on procedural characteristics and outcomes in cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation.

J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2018 Jan 5;51(1):71-75. Epub 2018 Jan 5.

Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, PUH B-535, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10840-017-0304-0DOI Listing
January 2018

Effect of body mass index on survival after sudden cardiac arrest.

Clin Cardiol 2018 Jan 22;41(1):46-50. Epub 2018 Jan 22.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/clc.22847DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6489713PMC
January 2018

Gender Differences in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device Choice and Outcome in Patients ≥75 Years of Age with Heart Failure.

Am J Cardiol 2017 Dec 19;120(12):2201-2206. Epub 2017 Sep 19.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.08.044DOI Listing
December 2017

Predictors and implications of early left ventricular ejection fraction improvement in new-onset idiopathic nonischemic cardiomyopathy with narrow QRS complex: A NEOLITH substudy.

Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 2017 Nov 12;22(6). Epub 2017 May 12.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anec.12466DOI Listing
November 2017

Comparison of the Effectiveness and Safety of Apixaban, Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban, and Warfarin in Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation.

Am J Cardiol 2017 Nov 8;120(10):1813-1819. Epub 2017 Aug 8.

Heart and Valvular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.07.092DOI Listing
November 2017

Recent heart rate history affects QT interval duration in atrial fibrillation.

PLoS One 2017 8;12(3):e0172962. Epub 2017 Mar 8.

Heart and Vascular Institute, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5342318PMC
September 2017

Causes and Predictors of 30-Day Readmissions in Atrial Fibrillation (from the Nationwide Readmissions Database).

Am J Cardiol 2017 Aug 10;120(3):399-403. Epub 2017 May 10.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.04.040DOI Listing
August 2017

Geographic Variation in the Use of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy in Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation.

Stroke 2017 08 27;48(8):2289-2291. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

From the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, School of Pharmacy (I.H.) and Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health (Y.Z.), University of Pittsburgh, PA; and Heart and Valvular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, PA (S.S.).

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https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.017683
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.017683DOI Listing
August 2017

Cardiac Oncology: An Unexplored Frontier in Electrophysiologists.

JACC Clin Electrophysiol 2017 08 21;3(8):919. Epub 2017 Aug 21.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2017.03.013DOI Listing
August 2017

Usefulness of the CHADS-VASc Score to Predict Mortality in Defibrillator Recipients.

Am J Cardiol 2017 07 12;120(1):83-86. Epub 2017 Apr 12.

Department of Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.03.257DOI Listing
July 2017

Trends in atrial fibrillation hospitalizations in the United States: A report using data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey.

Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J 2018 Jan - Feb;18(1):6-12. Epub 2017 Jul 19.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ipej.2017.07.010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5840763PMC
July 2017

Influence of patients' age at implantation on mortality and defibrillator shocks.

Europace 2017 May;19(5):802-807

Boston Scientific Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/euw085DOI Listing
May 2017

Predictors and outcomes of lead extraction requiring a bailout femoral approach: Data from 2 high-volume centers.

Heart Rhythm 2017 04 14;14(4):548-552. Epub 2017 Feb 14.

Department of Medicine-Division of Cardiology-Section of Electrophysiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.01.029DOI Listing
April 2017

Interaction of Left Ventricular Remodeling and Regional Dyssynchrony on Long-Term Prognosis after Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2017 Mar 13;30(3):244-250. Epub 2016 Dec 13.

Division of Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2016.11.010DOI Listing
March 2017

Trends in hospitalization for congestive heart failure, 1996-2009.

Clin Cardiol 2017 Feb 12;40(2):109-119. Epub 2016 Nov 12.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/clc.22638DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6490534PMC
February 2017

Gender differences in management and clinical outcomes of atrial fibrillation patients.

J Cardiol 2017 01 1;69(1):195-200. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jjcc.2016.02.022DOI Listing
January 2017

Anticoagulation Use and Clinical Outcomes After Major Bleeding on Dabigatran or Warfarin in Atrial Fibrillation.

Stroke 2017 01 1;48(1):159-166. Epub 2016 Dec 1.

From the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, School of Pharmacy (I.H.), Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health (Y.Z.), and Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health (M.M.B.), University of Pittsburgh, PA; Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand (P.K.L.C.); and Heart and Valvular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, PA (S.S.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.116.015150DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5183492PMC
January 2017

Remote device monitoring improves patient outcomes: The definitive evidence may still be remote.

Authors:
Samir Saba

Heart Rhythm 2016 12 26;13(12):2287-2288. Epub 2016 Aug 26.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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December 2016

Characteristics and Outcomes of Concurrently Diagnosed New Rapid Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter and New Reduced Ejection Fraction.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2016 Dec 22;39(12):1394-1403. Epub 2016 Dec 22.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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December 2016

Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation versus Antiarrhythmic-Drug Escalation.

N Engl J Med 2016 10;375(15):1498-1499

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

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October 2016

Don't Just Do Something, Stand There? Unraveling the Complexities of Riata.

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2016 10;9(10)

From the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA.

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October 2016

Lead related complications in quadripolar versus bipolar left ventricular leads.

Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J 2017 Jan - Feb;17(1):3-7. Epub 2016 Oct 24.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, United States. Electronic address:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5357860PMC
October 2016

Incidence and Predictors of Complications During Cryoballoon Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation.

J Am Heart Assoc 2016 07 21;5(7). Epub 2016 Jul 21.

Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5015404PMC
July 2016

Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Older Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Recipients Using a Pacemaker versus a Defibrillator.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2016 06 14;27(6):730-4. Epub 2016 Mar 14.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

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June 2016

Comparative effectiveness of antiarrhythmic drugs for rhythm control of atrial fibrillation.

J Cardiol 2016 May 29;67(5):471-6. Epub 2015 Jul 29.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Electronic address:

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May 2016

Management of a previously unreported implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead complication.

Europace 2016 May 20;18(5):671. Epub 2015 Oct 20.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 710, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA

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May 2016

Efficacy of Cryoballoon Pulmonary Vein Isolation in Patients With Persistent Atrial Fibrillation.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2016 Apr 9;27(4):423-7. Epub 2016 Mar 9.

Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

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April 2016

Clinical outcomes in cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator recipients 80 years of age and older.

Europace 2016 Mar 20;18(3):420-7. Epub 2015 Oct 20.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, PUH B535, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

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March 2016

Infection and readmission rate of cardiac implantable electronic device insertions: An observational single center study.

Am J Infect Control 2016 Mar 15;44(3):278-82. Epub 2015 Dec 15.

Medicine Department, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy, Pittsburgh, PA; Infection Control, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy, Pittsburgh, PA; Biostatistics, Infectious Diseases Division, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Electronic address:

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March 2016

The impact of a strategy of image-guided left ventricular lead placement during cardiac resynchronization therapy on health care utilization.

Int J Cardiol 2015 25;187:311-2. Epub 2015 Mar 25.

Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

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February 2016

Increased Nonalternans Repolarization Variability Precedes Ventricular Tachycardia Onset in Patients with Implantable Defibrillators.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2016 Feb 11;39(2):140-8. Epub 2015 Dec 11.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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February 2016

Leadless pacemakers: A new era in cardiac pacing.

J Cardiol 2016 Jan 10;67(1):1-5. Epub 2015 Oct 10.

Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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January 2016

Risk of Stroke and Death in Atrial Fibrillation by Type of Anticoagulation: A Propensity-Matched Analysis.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2015 Nov 7;38(11):1310-6. Epub 2015 Aug 7.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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November 2015

Response to Letter to the Editor.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2015 Oct 22;26(10):E13. Epub 2015 Aug 22.

Cardiology Division, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

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October 2015

To extract or retain a sterile, nonfunctional lead: the case for extraction.

Authors:
Samir Saba

Card Electrophysiol Clin 2015 Sep 10;7(3):419-25. Epub 2015 Jun 10.

Cardiac Electrophysiology Section, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Suite B-535, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582, USA. Electronic address:

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September 2015

Health and Economic Outcomes Associated with Use of an Antimicrobial Envelope as a Standard of Care for Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Implantation.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2015 Jul 25;26(7):783-9. Epub 2015 May 25.

Heart, Lung and Vascular Medicine Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

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July 2015

Response.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2015 Jul 13;38(7):907. Epub 2015 May 13.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Heart, Lung and Vascular Medicine Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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July 2015

Outcomes of Sprint Fidelis and Riata lead extraction: Data from 2 high-volume centers.

Heart Rhythm 2015 Jun 18;12(6):1216-20. Epub 2015 May 18.

Department of Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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June 2015

Left atrial appendage closure: killing 2 birds with 1 stone?

Authors:
Samir Saba

J Am Heart Assoc 2015 May 14;4(5). Epub 2015 May 14.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA (S.S.).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4599429PMC
May 2015

Patient outcomes according to adherence to treatment guidelines for rhythm control of atrial fibrillation.

J Am Heart Assoc 2015 Apr 6;4(4). Epub 2015 Apr 6.

Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (D.Q., G.L., M.B.A., R.R., M.B.M., D.P., F.K., N.V., E.A., S.K.J., S.S.).

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April 2015