Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS

Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Excellence in AF and Complex Arrhythmias
Medical School, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad India
Residency, University of Missouri Kansas City, St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City Missouri
Fellowship, Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska (Cardiology)
Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Ohio (Electrophysiology)


Clinical Interests

  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Complex arrhythmia management
  • Radiofrequency ablation (AFIB/SVT/VT)
  • Cardiac device implantation and extraction
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure
  • Congenital cardiac rhythm disorders (Long QT, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Brugada syndrome)
  • Sudden cardiac death

Research Interests

  • Atrial fibrillation & ventricular tachycardia.
  • Investigational devices and drugs for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias
  • Role of Yoga in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and syncope
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy - effects on outcomes, predictors of positive response
  • Radiofrequency ablation - effects on outcomes and patient quality of life
  • Role of vitamin deficiency in cardiac arrhythmia

Peer Reviewed Journal Activities

  • Associate Editor - Journal of Atrial Fibrillation (weblink: www.jafib.com)
  • Reviewer - American Heart Journal, American Journal of Cardiology, Clinical Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Journal, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, Europace, and Journal of Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Managing Editor and Moderator, Advances in Arrhythmia - A2 (weblink: www.a2online.org)

Research Projects

Active projects

  • A registry for long-term following of FDA-approved Medtronic cardiac rhythm management devices. Sponsored by Medtronic.
  • A study of predictors of successful atrio-ventricular ablation: single center experience.
  • A study of registry of all patients undergoing EP procedures
  • A study of feasibility and safety of rivaroxaban v warfarin: matched case control study.
  • A study of fluoro imaging of approved SJM leads for structural integrity/externalization St.Jude Medical.
  • IDE study of endoscopic ablation system sponsored by Cardiofocus.
  • A study of renal denervation in conjunction with RFA for prevention of AF recurrence in pts with AF & HTN sponsored by Mt.Sinai SOM.
  • IDE study of catheter system to monitor left atrial pressures sponsored by St.Jude Medical.
  • A study of effect of LAA ligation on ANP levels.
  • A study of comparison of Safety and Efficacy of Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Devices.
  • A study of investigational leadless pacemaker sponsored by St.Jude Medical.
  • A study of Left Atrial Appendage Morphology and Clot Formation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.
  • A retrospective review study to determine if location and size of left atrial scar correlates to left atrial pressure.
  • A study of impact of nonfluoroscopic mediguide tracking system on radiation exposure during RFA.
  • A study of safety of oral anticoagulation therapy withdrawal after PVI in pts with AF and high risk factors for embolic events sponsored by Biosense Webster.
  • A study of primary prevention in improved EF.
  • Quad LV lead in CRT study.
  • A study of investigational cresent shaped catheter for threatment of Paroxymal Atrial Fibrillation sponosred by Biosense Webster.
  • A study to eveluate the safety of Rivaroxaban and vitamin K antagonists in subjects undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation sponsored by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
  • A registry of prospective cardiac sarcoidosis sponsored by Univ of MI.
  • A study of oral steroid use on outcomes in radiofrequency ablation of ventricular tachycardia.
  • A study of the effect of administration of oral steroid on PVI outcomes funded by KUEA.
  • A post approval study of MRI-compatible ICD system sponsored by Medtronic.
  • A survey of community to determine knowledge of electrical weapons and cardiac effects.
  • A study of safety and efficacy of dofetilide fpr the treatment of AF.
  • A study of assessment of intracardiac/surface electrogram characteristics correlated to brain perfusion & hemodynamic stability in patients undergoing RFA of VT. 
  • A study of patterns of NOAC use and bleeding rates post device implantation

Selected Publications

  • Afzal MR, Kanmanthareddy A, Earnest M, Reddy M, Atkins D, Bommana S, Bartus K,Rasekh A, Han F, Badhwar N, Cheng J, Dibiase L, Ellis CR, Dawn B, Natale A, Lee RJ, Lakkireddy D. Impact of Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion Using an Epicardial Ligation System (LARIAT) on Atrial Fibrillation Burden in Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Sep 30. pii:S1547-5271(14)01078-9. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.09.053. [Epub ahead of print]PubMed PMID: 25281005.
  • Pillarisetti J, Reddy MY, Lakkireddy D. Ejection fraction may improve but the scar still exists! The risk may be lower but not zero. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Sep 9;64(10):1069-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.05.053. PubMed PMID: 25190248.
  • Kanmanthareddy A, Emert MP, Pimentel RC, Reddy YM, Bommana S, Atkins D,Lakkireddy D. Lone Atrial Fibrillation: Electrophysiology, Risk Factors, Catheter Ablation and Other Non-pharmacologic Treatments. Curr Pharm Des. 2014 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25175093.
  • Kanmanthareddy A, Vallakati A, Sridhar A, Reddy M, Sanjani HP, Pillarisetti J, Atkins D, Bommana S, Jaeger M, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy D. The impact of atrial fibrillation and its treatment on dementia. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2014 Aug;16(8):519.doi: 10.1007/s11886-014-0519-y. PubMed PMID: 24973950.
  • Kanmanthareddy A, Reddy YM, Boolani H, Duthuluru S, Pillarisetti J, Vallakati  A, Bommana S, Atkins D, Williamson T, Lakkireddy D. Incidence, predictors, and clinical course of atrial tachyarrhythmias in patients with pulmonary hypertension. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25005454.
  • Pillai AM, Kanmanthareddy A, Earnest M, Reddy M, Ferrell R, Nath J, Pillarisetti J, Vallakati A, Lakkireddy D. Initial Experience with Post LARIAT Left Atrial Appendage Leak Closure with Amplatzer Septal Occluder Device & Repeat LARIAT Application. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jun 30. pii: S1547-5271(14)00733-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.06.035. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24993460.
  • Pillarisetti J, Kanmanthareddy A, Reddy YM, Lakkireddy D. MediGuide-impact on catheter ablation techniques and workflow. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Jun 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24928484.
  • Nalamachu S, Pergolizzi JV, Raffa RB, Lakkireddy DR, Taylor R Jr. Drug-drug interaction between NSAIDS and low-dose aspirin: a focus on cardiovascular and GI toxicity. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2014 Jul;13(7):903-17. doi: 10.1517/14740338.2014.924924. Epub 2014 Jun 6. PubMed PMID: 24905189.
  • Pillarisetti J, Kondur A, Alani A, Reddy M, Reddy M, Vacek J, Weiner CP,Ellerbeck E, Schreiber T, Lakkireddy D. Peripartum cardiomyopathy: predictors of recovery and current state of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator use. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jul 1;63(25 Pt A):2831-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.04.014. Epub 2014 May 7. PubMed PMID: 24814494.
  • Pillarisetti J, Reddy N, Biria M, Ryschon K, Nagarajan D, Murray C, Atkins D, Bommana S, Reddy MY, DiBiase L, Pimentel R, Berenbom L, Dawn B, Natale A,Lakkireddy D. Elevated brain natriuretic peptide level in patients undergoingatrial fibrillation ablation: is it a predictor of failed ablation or a mere function of atrial rhythm and rate at a point in time? J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Aug;40(2):161-8. doi: 10.1007/s10840-014-9898-7. Epub 2014 May 8. PubMed PMID: 24800931.
  • Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Santangeli P, Mohanty P, Sanchez JE, Horton R,Gallinghouse GJ, Themistoclakis S, Rossillo A, Lakkireddy D, Reddy M, Hao S,Hongo R, Beheiry S, Zagrodzky J, Rong B, Mohanty S, Elayi CS, Forleo G,Pelargonio G, Narducci ML, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Fassini G, Tondo C,Schweikert RA, Natale A. Periprocedural Stroke and Bleeding Complications in Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation With Different Anticoagulation Management: Results From the Role of Coumadin in Preventing Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation (COMPARE) Randomized Trial. Circulation. 2014 Jun 24;129(25):2638-44. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.006426. Epub 2014 Apr 17. PubMed PMID: 24744272.  
  • Bai R, DI Biase L, Mohanty P, Santangeli P, Mohanty S, Pump A, Elayi CS, Reddy YM, Forleo GB, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Russo AD, Casella M, Pelargonio G, Santarelli  P, Horton R, Sanchez J, Gallinghouse J, Burkhardt JD, M A C, Lakkireddy D, Tondo C, Natale A. Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Mechanical Mitral Valve: Long-Term Outcome of Single Procedure of Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation with or without Nonpulmonary Vein Trigger Ablation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014 Apr 11. doi: 10.1111/jce.12433. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24724831.
  • Lakkireddy D, Kanmanthareddy A, Biria M, Madhu Reddy Y, Pillarisetti J,Mahapatra S, Berenbom L, Chinitz L, Atkins D, Bommana S, Tung R, DI Biase L,Shivkumar K, Natale A. Radiofrequency ablation of drug refractory ventricular tachycardia related to cocaine use: a feasibility, safety, and efficacy study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014 Jul;25(7):739-46. doi: 10.1111/jce.12432. Epub 2014 May 30. PubMed PMID: 24724798.
  • Gupta K, Pillarisetti J, Biria M, Pescetto M, Abu-Salah TM, Annapureddy C,Ryschon K, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Clinical utility and prognostic significance of measuring troponin I levels in patients presenting to the emergency room with atrial fibrillation. Clin Cardiol. 2014 Jun;37(6):343-9. doi: 10.1002/clc.22251. Epub 2014 Apr 2. PubMed PMID: 24700276.
  • Reddy YM, Chinitz L, Mansour M, Bunch TJ, Mahapatra S, Swarup V, Di Biase L, Bommana S, Atkins D, Tung R, Shivkumar K, Burkhardt JD, Ruskin J, Natale A,Lakkireddy D. Percutaneous left ventricular assist devices in ventricular tachycardia ablation: multicenter experience. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Apr;7(2):244-50. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.113.000548. Epub 2014 Feb 14. PubMed PMID: 24532564.
  • Han FT, Bartus K, Lakkireddy D, Rojas F, Bednarek J, Kapelak B, Bartus M, Sadowski J, Badhwar N, Earnest M, Valderrabano M, Lee RJ. The effects of LAA ligation on LAA electrical activity. Heart Rhythm. 2014 May;11(5):864-70. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.01.019. Epub 2014 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 24444443.
  • Lakkireddy D, Reddy YM, Di Biase L, Vallakati A, Mansour MC, Santangeli P, Gangireddy S, Swarup V, Chalhoub F, Atkins D, Bommana S, Verma A, Sanchez JE,Burkhardt JD, Barrett CD, Baheiry S, Ruskin J, Reddy V, Natale A. Feasibility and safety of uninterrupted rivaroxaban for periprocedural anticoagulation in patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation: results from a multicenter prospective registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Mar 18;63(10):982-8.doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.11.039. Epub 2014 Jan 8. PubMed PMID: 24412445.
  • Kroll MW, Lakkireddy DR, Stone JR, Luceri RM. TASER electronic control devices and cardiac arrests: coincidental or causal? Circulation. 2014 Jan 7;129(1):93-100. doi:  10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.004401. PubMed PMID: 24396012.
  • Pillarisetti J, Patel A, Bommana S, Guda R, Falbe J, Zorn GT, Muehlebach G,Vacek J, Sue Min Lai, Lakkireddy D. Atrial fibrillation following open heart surgery: long-term incidence and prognosis. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Jan;39(1):69-75. doi: 10.1007/s10840-013-9830-6. Epub 2013 Nov 29. PubMed PMID: 24293173.
  • Santangeli P, Di Biase L, Themistoclakis S, Raviele A, Schweikert RA, Lakkireddy D, Mohanty P, Bai R, Mohanty S, Pump A, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Sanchez JE, Gallinghouse GJ, Horton R, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Fassini G, Elayi CS, Burkhardt JD, Tondo C, Natale A. Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: long-term outcomes and mechanisms of arrhythmia recurrence. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2013 Dec;6(6):1089-94. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.113.000339. Epub 2013 Oct 10. PubMed PMID: 24114776.
  • Holmes DR Jr, Lakkireddy DR, Whitlock RP, Waksman R, Mack MJ. Left atrial appendage occlusion: opportunities and challenges. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Feb 4;63(4):291-8. doi:  10.1016/j.jacc.2013.08.1631. Epub 2013 Sep 27. Review. PubMed PMID: 24076495.
  • Vallakati A, Reddy YM, Emert M, Janga P, Mansour MC, Heist EK, Pimentel R, Dendi R, Atkins D, Bommana S, Mahapatra S, Heard M, Ruskin J, Berenbom L, Dawn B,Lakkireddy D. Impact of nonfluoroscopic MediGuideTM tracking system on radiation exposure in radiofrequency ablation procedures (LESS-RADS registry)-an initial experience. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2013 Nov;38(2):95-100. doi: 10.1007/s10840-013-9825-3. Epub 2013 Sep 12. PubMed PMID: 24026968.
  • Dorian P, Burk C, Mullin CM, Bubien R, Godejohn D, Reynolds MR, Lakkireddy DR, Wimmer AP, Bhandari A, Spertus J. Interpreting changes in quality of life in  atrial fibrillation: how much change is meaningful? Am Heart J. 2013 Aug;166(2):381-387.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2013.04.015. Epub 2013 Jul 1. PubMed PMID: 23895823.
  • Reddy YM, Singh D, Nagarajan D, Pillarisetti J, Biria M, Boolani H, Emert M, Chikkam V, Ryschon K, Vacek J, Bommana S, Atkins D, Verma A, Olyaee M, Dawn B,Lakkireddy D. Atrial fibrillation ablation in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease or irritable bowel syndrome-the heart to gut connection! J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2013 Sep;37(3):259-65. doi: 10.1007/s10840-013-9807-5. Epub 2013 Jun 6. PubMed PMID: 23736874.
  • Dupanović M, Lakkireddy D, Emert MP, Krebill R. Utility of dexmedetomidine in sedation for radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation. J Perianesth Nurs. 2013 Jun;28(3):144-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jopan.2012.10.005. PubMed PMID: 23711310.
  • Lakkireddy D, Sangrigoli R, Sloan S, Wiseman M, Weiss R, Molin F, Kanaan N,Awasthi Y, Mahapatra S. Clinical evaluation of a novel 12-hole irrigated tip catheter ablation system for the treatment of typical atrial flutter-results from the Duo FLAIR clinical study. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2013 Jun;37(1):97-103. doi: 10.1007/s10840-012-9765-3. Epub 2013 Feb 9. PubMed PMID: 23397246.
  • Lakkireddy D, Atkins D, Pillarisetti J, Ryschon K, Bommana S, Drisko J, Vanga S, Dawn B. Effect of yoga on arrhythmia burden, anxiety, depression, and quality  of life in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: the YOGA My Heart Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Mar 19;61(11):1177-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.11.060. Epub 2013 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 23375926.
  • Kroll MW, Walcott GP, Ideker RE, Graham MA, Calkins H, Lakkireddy D, Luceri RM, Panescu D. The stability of electrically induced ventricular fibrillation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:6377-81. doi:10.1109/EMBC.2012.6347453. PubMed PMID: 23367388.
  • Kroll MW, Fish RM, Lakkireddy D, Luceri RM, Panescu D. Essentials of low-power electrocution: established and speculated mechanisms. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:5734-40. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6347297. Review. PubMed PMID: 23367232.
  • Kroll MW, Fish RM, Calkins H, Halperin H, Lakkireddy D, Panescu D. Defibrillation success rates for electrically-induced fibrillation: hair of the dog. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:689-93. doi:10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346025. Review. PubMed PMID: 23365986.
  • Perrotta L, Xhaferi B, Chiostri M, Pieragnoli P, Ricciardi G, Di Biase L, Natale A, Ricceri I, Biria M, Lakkireddy D, Valleggi A, Emdin M, Michelotti F, Mascioli G, Pandozi A, Santini M, Padeletti L. Effects of smoking in patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy. Intern Emerg Med. 2014 Apr;9(3):311-8. doi: 10.1007/s11739-012-0891-9. Epub 2012 Dec 19. PubMed PMID: 23250544.
  • Reddy YM, Singh D, Chikkam V, Bommana S, Atkins D, Verma A, Swarup V, Khaykin Y, Nalamachu S, Pasnoor M, Lakkireddy D. Postprocedural neuropathy after atrial fibrillation ablation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2013 Apr;36(3):279-85. doi:  10.1007/s10840-012-9724-z. Epub 2012 Dec 9. PubMed PMID: 23224798.
  • Vallakati A, Sharma A, Lakkireddy D. Antiarrhythmic drug treatment after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. Lancet. 2012 Oct 27;380(9852):1467-8; author reply 1468. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61833-9. PubMed PMID: 23101707.
  • Lakkireddy D, Di Biase L, Ryschon K, Biria M, Swarup V, Reddy YM, Verma A,Bommana S, Burkhardt D, Dendi R, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Carbucicchio C, Tondo  C, Dawn B, Natale A. Radiofrequency ablation of premature ventricular ectopy improves the efficacy of cardiac resynchronization therapy in nonresponders. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Oct 16;60(16):1531-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.06.035. Epub 2012 Sep 19. PubMed PMID: 22999718.
  • Reddy YM, Lakkireddy D. QRS morphology is equally important! J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Aug 28;60(9):873; author reply 873-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.04.041. PubMed PMID: 22917011.
  • Santangeli P, Di Biase L, Bai R, Mohanty S, Pump A, Cereceda Brantes M, Horton R, Burkhardt JD, Lakkireddy D, Reddy YM, Casella M, Dello Russo A, Tondo C, Natale A. Atrial fibrillation and the risk of incident dementia: a meta-analysis. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Nov;9(11):1761-8. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.07.026. Epub 2012 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 22863685.
  • Bunch TJ, Mahapatra S, Madhu Reddy Y, Lakkireddy D. The role of percutaneous  left ventricular assist devices during ventricular tachycardia ablation. Europace. 2012 Aug;14 Suppl 2:ii26-ii32. doi: 10.1093/europace/eus210. Review. PubMed PMID: 22832915. 
  • Di Biase L, Santangeli P, Burkhardt DJ, Bai R, Mohanty P, Carbucicchio C, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Mohanty S, Pump A, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Pelargonio G, Santarelli P, Zucchetti M, Horton R, Sanchez JE, Elayi CS, Lakkireddy D, Tondo C, Natale A. Endo-epicardial homogenization of the scar versus limited substrate ablation for the treatment of electrical storms in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jul 10;60(2):132-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.03.044. PubMed PMID: 22766340.
  • Boolani H, Reddy YM, Ittaman S, Lakkireddy D. Recurrent unilateral pleural effusion in a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patient secondary to atrial arrhythmias and the role of radiofrequency ablation. Europace. 2012 Sep;14(9):1371-2. doi: 10.1093/europace/eus079. Epub 2012 May 22. PubMed PMID: 22622140.
  • Simmons A, Pimentel R, Lakkireddy D. Sudden cardiac death in women. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2012;13(1):e37-42. Review. PubMed PMID: 22565537.
  • Santangeli P, Dello Russo A, Pieroni M, Casella M, Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Sanchez J, Lakkireddy D, Carbucicchio C, Zucchetti M, Pelargonio G, Themistoclakis S, Camporeale A, Rossillo A, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Bellocci F, Tondo C, Natale A. Fragmented and delayed electrograms within fibrofatty scar predict arrhythmic events in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: results from a prospective risk stratification study. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Aug;9(8):1200-6. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.03.057. Epub 2012 Mar 30. PubMed PMID: 22465294.
  • Lakkireddy D, Reddy YM, Di Biase L, Vanga SR, Santangeli P, Swarup V, Pimentel R, Mansour MC, D'Avila A, Sanchez JE, Burkhardt JD, Chalhoub F, Mohanty P, Coffey J, Shaik N, Monir G, Reddy VY, Ruskin J, Natale A. Feasibility and safety of dabigatran versus warfarin for periprocedural anticoagulation in patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation: results from a multicenter prospective registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Mar 27;59(13):1168-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.12.014. Epub 2012 Feb 1. PubMed PMID: 22305113.
  • Wenzel BJ, George S, Lakkireddy D, Vanga S, Bommana S, Gussak I, Simic G, Bojovic B, Hadzievski L, Panescu D. Algorithm for quantitative 3 dimensional analysis of ECG signals improves myocardial diagnosis over cardiologists in diabetic patients. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011;2011:965-8. doi:10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090218. PubMed PMID: 22254472.
  • Kroll MW, Lakkireddy D, Rahko PS, Panescu D. Ventricular fibrillation risk estimation for conducted electrical weapons: critical convolutions. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011;2011:271-7. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090053. PubMed PMID: 22254302.
  • Kowey PR, Crijns HJ, Aliot EM, Capucci A, Kulakowski P, Radzik D, Roy D, Connolly SJ, Hohnloser SH; ALPHEE Study Investigators. Efficacy and safety of celivarone, with amiodarone as calibrator, in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for prevention of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator interventions or death: the ALPHEE study. Circulation. 2011 Dec 13;124(24):2649-60. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.072561. Epub 2011 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 22082672. 
  • Vacek JL, Vanga SR, Good M, Lai SM, Lakkireddy D, Howard PA. Vitamin D deficiency and supplementation and relation to cardiovascular health. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Feb 1;109(3):359-63. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.09.020. Epub 2011  Nov 8. PubMed PMID: 22071212.
  • Verma A, Lakkireddy D, Wulffhart Z, Pillarisetti J, Farina D, Beardsall M, Whaley B, Giewercer D, Tsang B, Khaykin Y. Relationship between complex fractionated electrograms (CFE) and dominant frequency (DF) sites and prospective assessment of adding DF-guided ablation to pulmonary vein isolation in persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Dec;22(12):1309-16. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2011.02128.x. Epub 2011 Jul 7. PubMed PMID: 21736659.
  • Santangeli P, Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Horton R, Sanchez J, Bailey S, Zagrodzky JD, Lakkireddy D, Bai R, Mohanty P, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Natale A. Transseptal access and atrial fibrillation ablation guided by intracardiac echocardiography in patients with atrial septal closure devices. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Nov;8(11):1669-75. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.06.023. Epub 2011 Jun 22. PubMed PMID: 21703215.
  • Di Biase L, Al-Ahamad A, Santangeli P, Hsia HH, Sanchez J, Bai R, Bailey S, Horton R, Gallinghouse GJ, Burkhardt DJ, Lakkireddy D, Yang Y, Badhwar N,Scheinman M, Tung R, Dello Russo A, Pelargonio G, Casella M, Tomassoni G, Shivkumar K, Natale A. Safety and outcomes of cryoablation for ventricular tachyarrhythmias: results from a multicenter experience. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Jul;8(7):968-74. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.02.038. Epub 2011 Mar 3. PubMed PMID:  21376835.
  • Lakkireddy D, Nagarajan D, Di Biase L, Vanga SR, Mahapatra S, Jared Bunch T, Day JD, Burkhardt DJ, Umbarger L, Dendi R, Pimentel R, Berenbom L, Emert M, Gerken A, Bommana S, Ray W, Atkins D, Murray C, Dawn B, Natale A. Radiofrequency  ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with mitral or aortic mechanical prosthetic valves: a feasibility, safety, and efficacy study. Heart Rhythm. 2011  Jul;8(7):975-80. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.02.012. Epub 2011 Feb 11. PubMed PMID: 21316485.
  • Spertus J, Dorian P, Bubien R, Lewis S, Godejohn D, Reynolds MR, Lakkireddy DR, Wimmer AP, Bhandari A, Burk C. Development and validation of the Atrial Fibrillation Effect on QualiTy-of-Life (AFEQT) Questionnaire in patients with atrial fibrillation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2011 Feb;4(1):15-25. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.110.958033. Epub 2010 Dec 15. PubMed PMID: 21160035.
  • Kroll MW, Panescu D, Hinz AF, Lakkireddy D. A novel mechanism for electrical  currents inducing ventricular fibrillation: The three-fold way to fibrillation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;2010:1990-6. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627490. PubMed PMID: 21096790.
  • Biria M, Bommana S, Kroll M, Panescu D, Lakkireddy D. Multi-organ effects of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEW) -- a review. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;2010:1266-70. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5626415. Review. PubMed PMID: 21095915. 
  • Vanga SR, Bommana S, Kroll M, Lakkireddy D. Impedance changes on defibrillation coils after atrial fibrillation ablation: lead damage or electromechanical interference? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Jun;35(6):e163-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02927.x. Epub 2010 Oct 28. PubMed PMID: 21029124.
  • Poole JE, Gleva MJ, Mela T, Chung MK, Uslan DZ, Borge R, Gottipaty V, Shinn T, Dan D, Feldman LA, Seide H, Winston SA, Gallagher JJ, Langberg JJ, Mitchell K, Holcomb R; REPLACE Registry Investigators. Complication rates associated with pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator generator replacements and upgrade procedures: results from the REPLACE registry. Circulation. 2010 Oct 19;122(16):1553-61. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.976076. Epub 2010 Oct 4. PubMed PMID: 20921437.
  • Patel D, Mohanty P, Di Biase L, Shaheen M, Lewis WR, Quan K, Cummings JE, Wang P, Al-Ahmad A, Venkatraman P, Nashawati E, Lakkireddy D, Schweikert R, Horton R, Sanchez J, Gallinghouse J, Hao S, Beheiry S, Cardinal DS, Zagrodzky J,  Canby R, Bailey S, Burkhardt JD, Natale A. Safety and efficacy of pulmonary vein  antral isolation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: the impact of continuous positive airway pressure. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2010 Oct;3(5):445-51. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.109.858381. Epub 2010 Aug 5. PubMed PMID: 20689107.
  • Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Mohanty P, Sanchez J, Horton R, Gallinghouse GJ, Lakkireddy D, Verma A, Khaykin Y, Hongo R, Hao S, Beheiry S, Pelargonio G, Dello  Russo A, Casella M, Santarelli P, Santangeli P, Wang P, Al-Ahmad A, Patel D, Themistoclakis S, Bonso A, Rossillo A, Corrado A, Raviele A, Cummings JE,Schweikert RA, Lewis WR, Natale A. Periprocedural stroke and management of major  bleeding complications in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: the impact of periprocedural therapeutic international normalized ratio. Circulation. 2010 Jun 15;121(23):2550-6. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.921320. Epub 2010 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 20516376.
  • Santangeli P, Di Biase L, Lakkireddy D, Burkhardt JD, Pillarisetti J, Michowitz Y, Sanchez JE, Horton R, Mohanty P, Gallinghouse GJ, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Pelargonio G, Santarelli P, Verma A, Narasimhan C, Shivkumar K, Natale A. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: safety and feasibility. Heart Rhythm. 2010 Aug;7(8):1036-42. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2010.05.022. Epub 2010 May 19. PubMed PMID: 20493276.
  • Pillarisetti J, Nath J, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy D. Cardiac cirrhosis: a rare manifestation of an uncorrected primum atrial septal defect. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2010 Sep;11(9):689-91. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e3283324730. PubMed PMID: 19966572.
  • Vanga SR, Bommana S, Kroll MW, Swerdlow C, Lakkireddy D. TASER conducted electrical weapons and implanted pacemakers and defibrillators. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;2009:3199-204. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5333136. Review. PubMed PMID: 19964055. 
  • Nair CK, Holmberg MJ, Aronow WS, Shen X, Li H, Lakkireddy D. Thromboembolism  in patients with atrial fibrillation with and without left atrial thrombus documented by transesophageal echocardiography. Am J Ther. 2009 Sep-Oct;16(5):385-92. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e3181727b42. PubMed PMID: 19955857.
  • Vanga SR, Vacek J, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy DR. Ventricular tachycardia storm--an atypical presentation of sarcoidosis exacerbation. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009 Nov 1;9(6):351-4. PubMed PMID: 19898658; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2766583.
  • Verma A, Wulffhart Z, Lakkireddy D, Khaykin Y, Kaplan A, Sarak B, Biria M, Pillarisetti J, Bhat P, Di Biase L, Constantini O, Quan K, Natale A. Incidence of left ventricular function improvement after primary prevention ICD implantation for non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy: a multicentre experience. Heart. 2010 Apr;96(7):510-5. doi: 10.1136/hrt.2009.178061. Epub 2009 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 19884110.
  • Pillarisetti J, Biria M, Balda A, Reddy N, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy D. Integrity of vascular access: the story of a broken sheath! J Vasc Nurs. 2009 Sep;27(3):75-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvn.2009.07.001. PubMed PMID: 19699446.
  • Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Lakkireddy D, Pillarisetti J, Baryun EN, Biria M, Horton R, Sanchez J, Gallinghouse GJ, Bailey S, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Hao S, Tomassoni G, Natale A. Mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias with magnetic navigation: comparison between 4- and 8-mm catheter tips. J Interv Card  Electrophysiol. 2009 Nov;26(2):133-7. doi: 10.1007/s10840-009-9416-5. Epub 2009 Jul 29. PubMed PMID: 19639398.
  • Swerdlow CD, Fishbein MC, Chaman L, Lakkireddy DR, Tchou P. Presenting rhythm in sudden deaths temporally proximate to discharge of TASER conducted electrical weapons. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Aug;16(8):726-39. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00432.x. Epub 2009 May 15. PubMed PMID: 19473120.
  • Pillarisetti J, Rosamond T, Lakkireddy D. Pulmonary vein stents or stenosis:  why acquisition phase matters during computed tomography? Europace. 2009 Jul;11(7):916. doi: 10.1093/europace/eup090. Epub 2009 Apr 9. PubMed PMID: 19359334.
  • Prasad S, Pillarisetti J, Vanga S, Lakkireddy D. AV nodal reentrant tachycardia causing inappropriate ICD shocks in a patient with arrhythmogenic RV dysplasia. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009;9(1):60-3. Epub 2009 Jan 7. PubMed PMID: 19165361; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2615064.
  • Lakkireddy D, Nadzam G, Verma A, Prasad S, Ryschon K, Di Biase L, Khan M, Burkhardt D, Schweikert R, Natale A. Impact of a comprehensive safety program on radiation exposure during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a prospective study. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2009 Mar;24(2):105-12. doi: 10.1007/s10840-008-9316-0. Epub 2008 Nov 6. PubMed PMID: 18987964. 
  • Biria M, Burnett M, Vanga S, Murray C, Ray W, Lakkireddy D. Use of complex fractionated atrial electrogram mapping system in mapping and ablating the atrial flutter of a transplanted heart. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008 Sep;31(9):1223-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2008.01167.x. PubMed PMID: 18834478.
  • Biria M, Gupta R, Lakkireddy D, Gupta K. Recurrent positional syncope as the  primary presentation of superior vena cava syndrome after pacemaker implantation. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Jan;6(1):144-5. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2008.04.024. Epub 2008 May 2. PubMed PMID: 18672407.
  • Lakkireddy D, Rangisetty U, Prasad S, Verma A, Biria M, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Emert M, Rosamond T, Fahmy T, Patel D, Di Biase L, Schweikert R, Burkhardt D, Natale A. Intracardiac echo-guided radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale repair: a feasibility, safety, and efficacy study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008 Nov;19(11):1137-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2008.01249.x. Epub 2008 Jul 25. PubMed PMID: 18662188.
  • Hoestje SM, Bertsch JR, Lakkireddy DR, Holzbeierlein JM. Right ureteral injury after radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. Urology. 2008 Oct;72(4):948.e5-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2008.01.009. Epub 2008 May 2. PubMed PMID: 18455759.
  • Vanga S, Patel D, Li H, Lakkireddy D. Incessant right ventricular outflow tract ventricular tachycardia due to subacute postpartum thyroiditis. Europace. 2008 May;10(5):636-7. doi: 10.1093/europace/eun075. Epub 2008 Apr 9. PubMed PMID: 18403388.
  • Lakkireddy D, Wallick D, Verma A, Ryschon K, Kowalewski W, Wazni O, Butany J, Martin D, Tchou PJ. Cardiac effects of electrical stun guns: does position of barbs contact make a difference? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008 Apr;31(4):398-408. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2008.01008.x. PubMed PMID: 18373757.
  • Kondur AK, Afonso LC, Berenbom LD, Lakkireddy DR. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators save lives from lightning-related electrocution too! Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008 Feb;31(2):256-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2007.00980.x. PubMed PMID: 18233984.
  • Lakkireddy D, Aronow WS, Bateman T, McGhee I, Nair C, Khan IA. Does beta blocker therapy affect the diagnostic accuracy of adenosine single-photon-emission computed tomographic myocardial perfusion imaging? Am J Ther. 2008 Jan-Feb;15(1):19-23. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e31804c71a7. PubMed PMID:18223349.
  • Rosamond T, Wetzel LH, Lakkireddy D, Ferrell R, Tadros P. IntraCameral right coronary artery: detection by 64 slice coronary computed tomographic angiography and implications for radiofrequency ablation of atrial dysrhythmias. Pacing Clin  Electrophysiol. 2007 Dec;30(12):1571-4. PubMed PMID: 18070317. 
  • Basarakodu KR, Aronow WS, Nair CK, Lakkireddy D, Kondur A, Korlakunta H, Valasareddi SL, Lem V, Schuller D. Differences in treatment and in outcomes between idiopathic and secondary forms of organizing pneumonia. Am J Ther. 2007 Sep-Oct;14(5):422-6. PubMed PMID: 17890928.
  • Verma A, Saliba WI, Lakkireddy D, Burkhardt JD, Cummings JE, Wazni OM, Belden WA, Thal S, Schweikert RA, Martin DO, Tchou PJ, Natale A. Vagal responses induced by endocardial left atrial autonomic ganglion stimulation before and after pulmonary vein antrum isolation for atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2007 Sep;4(9):1177-82. Epub 2007 May 3. PubMed PMID: 17765618.
  • Lakkireddy D, Khasnis A, Antenacci J, Ryshcon K, Chung MK, Wallick D, Kowalewski W, Patel D, Mlcochova H, Kondur A, Vacek J, Martin D, Natale A, Tchou  P. Do electrical stun guns (TASER-X26) affect the functional integrity of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators? Europace. 2007 Jul;9(7):551-6. Epub 2007 May 9. PubMed PMID: 17491105.
  • Verma A, Minor S, Kilicaslan F, Patel D, Hao S, Beheiry S, Lakkireddy D, Elayi SC, Cummings J, Martin DO, Burkhardt JD, Schweikert RA, Saliba W, Tchou PJ, Natale A. Incidence of atrial arrhythmias detected by permanent pacemakers (PPM)  post-pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) for atrial fibrillation (AF):correlation with symptomatic recurrence. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2007 Jun;18(6):601-6. Epub 2007 Apr 11. PubMed PMID: 17428271.
  • Lakkireddy DR, Basarakodu KR, Vacek JL, Kondur AK, Ramachandruni SK, Esterbrooks DJ, Markert RJ, Gowda MS. Improving death certificate completion: a trial of two training interventions. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Apr;22(4):544-8. PubMed PMID: 17372807; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1839864.
  • Verma A, Patel D, Famy T, Martin DO, Burkhardt JD, Elayi SC, Lakkireddy D, Wazni O, Cummings J, Schweikert RA, Saliba W, Tchou PJ, Natale A. Efficacy of adjuvant anterior left atrial ablation during intracardiac echocardiography-guided pulmonary vein antrum isolation for atrial fibrillation.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2007 Feb;18(2):151-6. PubMed PMID: 17338763.
  • Shen X, Li H, Nair CK, Holmberg MJ, Lakkireddy D, Cloutier D, Rovang K, Hee T, Mooss AN, Mohiuddin SM. Warfarin therapy initiated before is more beneficial than after transesophageal echocardiography detected left atrial thrombus. Echocardiography. 2007 Jan;24(1):14-9. PubMed PMID: 17214617.
  • Di Biase L, Fahmy TS, Wazni OM, Bai R, Patel D, Lakkireddy D, Cummings JE, Schweikert RA, Burkhardt JD, Elayi CS, Kanj M, Popova L, Prasad S, Martin DO, Prieto L, Saliba W, Tchou P, Arruda M, Natale A. Pulmonary vein total occlusion following catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: clinical implications after  long-term follow-up. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Dec 19;48(12):2493-9. Epub 2006 Nov  28. PubMed PMID: 17174188.
  • Wazni OM, Saliba W, Fahmy T, Lakkireddy D, Thal S, Kanj M, Martin DO, Burkhardt JD, Schweikert R, Natale A. Atrial arrhythmias after surgical maze: findings during catheter ablation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Oct 3;48(7):1405-9. Epub 2006 Sep 12. PubMed PMID: 17010803. 
  • Lakkireddy D, Wallick D, Ryschon K, Chung MK, Butany J, Martin D, Saliba W, Kowalewski W, Natale A, Tchou PJ. Effects of cocaine intoxication on the threshold for stun gun induction of ventricular fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Aug 15;48(4):805-11. Epub 2006 Jul 25. PubMed PMID: 16904553.
  • Khan M, Kalahasti V, Rajagopal V, Khaykin Y, Wazni O, Almahameed S, Zuzek R, Shah T, Lakkireddy D, Saliba W, Schweikert R, Cummings J, Martin DO, Natale A. Incidence of atrial fibrillation in heart transplant patients: long-term follow-up. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2006 Aug;17(8):827-31. PubMed PMID: 16903960.
  • Mlcochova H, Saliba WI, Burkhardt DJ, Rodriguez RE, Cummings JE, Lakkireddy D, Patel D, Natale A. Catheter ablation of ventricular fibrillation storm in patients with infiltrative amyloidosis of the heart. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2006 Apr;17(4):426-30. PubMed PMID: 16643368.
  • Kilicaslan F, Verma A, Saad E, Themistoclakis S, Bonso A, Raviele A, Bozbas H, Andrews MW, Beheiry S, Hao S, Cummings JE, Marrouche NF, Lakkireddy D, Wazni O, Yamaji H, Saenz LC, Saliba W, Schweikert RA, Natale A. Efficacy of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm. 2006 Mar;3(3):275-80. PubMed PMID: 16500298.
  • Lakkireddy D, Patel D, Ryschon K, Bhateja R, Bhakru M, Thal S, Verma A, Wazni O, Kilicaslan F, Kondur A, Prasad S, Cummings J, Belden W, Burkhardt D, Saliba W,Schweikert R, Bhargava M, Chung M, Wilkoff B, Tchou P, Natale A. Safety and efficacy of radiofrequency energy catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation inpatients with pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators. Heart Rhythm. 2005 Dec;2(12):1309-16. PubMed PMID: 16360082.
  • Li H, Lakkireddy D, Korlakunta H, Rovang K, Hee T. Pacemaker utilization during permanent atrial fibrillation in patients who received pacemaker implantation for sinus node dysfunction. Am J Cardiol. 2005 Oct 1;96(7):942-5. PubMed PMID: 16188521.
  • Lakkireddy DR, Bhakkad J, Korlakunta HL, Ryschon K, Shen X, Mooss AN, Mohiuddin SM. Prognostic value of the Duke Treadmill Score in diabetic patients. Am Heart J. 2005 Sep;150(3):516-21. PubMed PMID: 16169334.
  • Lakkireddy D, Valasareddi S, Ryschon K, Basarkodu K, Rovang K, Mohiuddin SM, Hee T, Schweikert R, Tchou P, Wilkoff B, Natale A, Li H. The impact of povidone-iodine pocket irrigation use on pacemaker and defibrillator infections.  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2005 Aug;28(8):789-94. PubMed PMID: 16105006.
  • Basarakodu K, Lakkireddy D, Li H, Tchou P. "Porcelain pocket": dystrophic calcification of an implantable cardiac defibrillator pocket presenting as impending erosion. Heart Rhythm. 2005 Jul;2(7):787-8. PubMed PMID: 15992742. 
  • Lakkireddy DR, Lanspa TJ, Mehta NJ, Korlakunta HL, Khan IA. Internal mammary  artery steal syndrome secondary to an anomalous lateral branch. Int J Cardiol.2005 May 25;101(2):319-22. PubMed PMID: 15882686.
  • Denney SD, Lakkireddy DR, Khan IA. Long QT syndrome and torsade de pointes in transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome. Int J Cardiol. 2005 Apr 28;100(3):499-501. PubMed PMID: 15837097.
  • Lakkireddy D, Vacek J, Harris W, Gowda M, Pendyala K, Murray C. Modified Mid America Heart Institute Coronary Care Unit scoring system--a new comprehensive prognostic index for Coronary Care Unit patients. Med Sci Monit. 2005 Mar;11(3):CR95-9. PubMed PMID: 15735569.
  • Lakkireddy DR, Kondur AK, Chediak EJ, Nair CK, Khan IA. Cardiac troponin I release in non-ischemic reversible myocardial injury from acute diphtheric myocarditis. Int J Cardiol. 2005 Feb 15;98(2):351-4. PubMed PMID: 15686793.
  • Lakkireddy DR, Khan IA, Nair CK, Korlakunta HL, Sugimoto JT. Pseudo-pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle: a rare complication of acute myocardial infarction--a case report and literature review. Angiology. 2005 Jan-Feb;56(1):97-101. Review. PubMed PMID: 15678263.
  • Lakkireddy DR, Gowda MS, Murray CW, Basarakodu KR, Vacek JL. Death certificate completion: how well are physicians trained and are cardiovascular causes overstated? Am J Med. 2004 Oct 1;117(7):492-8. PubMed PMID: 15464706.
  • Lakkireddy DR, Clark RA, Mohiuddin SM. Electrocardiographic findings in patients >100 years of age without clinical evidence of cardiac disease. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Nov 15;92(10):1249-51. PubMed PMID: 14609614.
  • Gowda MS, Vacek JL, Lakkireddy DJ, Brosnahan K, Beauchamp GD. Differential benefits and outcomes of tirofiban vs abciximab for acute coronary syndromes in current clinical practice. Angiology. 2003 Mar-Apr;54(2):211-8. PubMed PMID: 12678197.
  • Lakkireddy DR, Patel R, Basarakodu K, Vacek J. Fatal pulmonary artery embolism in a sickle cell patient: case report and literature review. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2002 Aug;14(1):79-83. Review. PubMed PMID: 12652154.
  • Lakkireddy D, Gowda MS, Vacek JL, Hallas D. The role of angioplasty for non-Q wave myocardial infarction: the impact of diabetes on outcomes. Compr Ther. 2000 Winter;26(4):269-75. PubMed PMID: 11126098.

Selected Abstracts Presented at National Meetings 

  • Arun K. Kanmanthareddy, Avanija R. Buddam, Suresh Sharma, Ajay Vallakati, Muhammad R. Afzal, Sunil Dacha, Manjari Devidi, Venkata Sandeep Koripalli, Nivedita P. Adabala, Madhu Reddy, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Complete Heart Block After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation:A Meta-Analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol, Vol 64, Issue 11, Supplement B, September 13-17, 2014, Page B224.
  • Arun K. Kanmanthareddy, Nivedita P. Adabala, Avanija R. Buddam,Venkata Sandeep Koripalli, Pramod Janga, Manjari Devidi, Sunil Dacha,Madhu Reddy, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Renal Denervation for the Management of Resistant Hypertension: A Meta-Analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol, Vol 64, Issue 11, Supplement B, September 13-17, 2014, Page B122.
  • A Kanmanthareddy, AR Buddam, S Koripalli,1 M Devidi,S Dacha, M Reddy, N Adabala, P Janga, D Lakkireddy. Dyspnea in patients with underlying copd or asthma undergoing  myocardial  perfusion imaging with regadenoson. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, July/August 2014;Volume 21, Number 4;766-806(P.776).
  • Kanmanthareddy A, Buddam AR, Reddy M, Maybrook R, Vallakati A, Sridhar AM,Koripalli S, Janga P, Bommana S, Atkins D, Lakkireddy D. Atrial fibrillation ablation in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction. J Card Fail. 2014 Aug;20(8 Suppl):S92.
  • Kanmanthareddy A, Buddam AR, Reddy M, Koripalli S, Vallakati A, Sridhar AM, Bommana S, Atkins D, Lakkireddy D. Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation improves left ventricular function in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. J Card Fail. 2014 Aug;20(8 Suppl):S91-2.
  • Kanmanthareddy A, Koripalli S, Buddam AR, Reddy M, Vallakati A, Bommana S, Atkins D, Lakkireddy D. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors do not exacerbate heart failure. J Card Fail. 2014 Aug;20(8 Suppl):S47.
  • Reddy M, Bravin L, Kennedy J, Howard P, Lakkireddy D. Evaluation of Dofetilide initiation algorithm: a single center experience. Presented at ACC Scientific Session in Washington DC March 2014. J Am Coll Cardiol, Vol 63, Issue 12, Supplement, 1 April 2014, Page A446.
  • Reddy M, Vallakati A, Kanmanthareddy A, Sridhar A, Pillarisetti J, Maybrook R, Atkins D, Bommana S, Lakkireddy D. Vernakalant for rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis. Presented at ACC Scientific Session in Washington DC March 2014. J Am Coll Cardiol, Vol 63, Issue 12, Supplement, 1 April 2014, Page A426.
  • Ajay Vallakati, MD, Madhu Reddy, MD, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Hari Priya Sanjani, MBBS, William Lewis, MD and Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS. Efficacy and safety of new oral anticoagulants for non-valvular atrial fibrillation: - a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S35.
  • Ajay Vallakati, MD, Madhu Reddy, MD, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, William R. Lewis, MD, FHRS and Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy,MD, FHRS. Efficacy and safety of novel oral anticoagulants for cardioversion and atrial fibrillation ablation: a meta-analysis. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S85.
  • Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, MD, MPH, Madhu Reddy, MD, Ryan J. Maybrook, MD, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD, Buddhadeb Dawn, MD, Sudharani Bommana, MSc and Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS. Trends in acute ischemic cerebrovascular events associated with atrial fibrillation in the last decade in the united states - time for an appraisal of the progress?. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S122.
  • Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS, Madhu Reddy, MD, Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, MD, MPH, Matthew Earnest, MD, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Ryan J. Maybrook, MD, Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD, Donita Atkins, RN, BSN, Sudharani Bommana, MSc, Melissa Jaeger, RN, BSN, Caroline Murray, Jayant Nath, MD, Ryan Ferrell, MD, Vijay Swarup, MD, Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD, Nitish Badhwar, MD, Krzysztof Bartus, MD, PhD, Luigi DiBiase, MD, Andrea Natale, MD and Buddhadeb Dawn, MD. Left atrial appendage ligation and ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation results of the laala-af registry. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S125.
  • Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS, Madhu Reddy, MD, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Ajay Vallakati, MD, Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, MD, MPH, Pramod Janga, MBBS, Nitish Badhwar, MD, Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, Mathew Earnest, MD, Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS, Vijay Swarup, MD, Abdi Rasekh, MD, Krzysztof Bartus, MD, Moussa Mansour, MD, FHRS and Jeremy N. Ruskin, MD. Differences in leak patterns and clinical implications of left atrial appendage exclusion using lariat and watchman devices. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S126.
  • Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS, J. David Burkhardt, MD, Chintan Trivedi, MD, Prasant Mohanty, MD, Sanghamitra Mohanty, MD, Pasquale Santangeli, MD, Javier Sanchez, MD, Rodney Horton, MD, Rong Bai, MD, Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS, Madhu Reddy, MD, Francesco Santoro, MD, Richard H. Hongo, MD, Salwa Beheiry, RN, Steven C. Hao, MD, FHRS, Claude S. Elayi, MD, Juan F. Viles-Gonzalez, MD, Jason Zagrodzky, MD, Shane Bailey, MD, Amin Al-Ahmad, MD, FHRS, Patrick Hranitzky, MD, FHRS, Juan F. Viles Gonzalez, MD, G. Joseph Gallinghouse, MD and Luigi Di Biase, MD, PHD, FHRS. The importance of elimination of non pv triggers in post maze patients undergoing redo percutaneous atrial fibrillation ablation. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S136.
  • Luigi Di Biase, MD, PHD, FHRS, Thomas Deneke, MD, Chintan Trivedi, MD, MPH, Sanghamitra Mohanty, MD, Attila Szöllösi, MD, Anja Schade, MD, Pasquale Santangeli, MD, Rong Bai, MD, Rainer Schmitt, MD, Prasant Mohanty, MD, Rodney Horton, MD, Javier Sanchez, MD, G. Joseph Gallinghouse, MD, Jason Zagrodzky, MD, Madhu Reddy, MD, Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS, Salwa Beheiry, RN, Richard H. Hongo, MD, Steven C. Hao, MD, FHRS, Amin Al-Ahmad, MD, Shane Bailey, MD, Patrick Hranitzky, MD, Neal Rutledge, MD, J. David Burkhardt, MD and Andrea Natale, MA. Uninterrupted rivaroxaban reduces the prevalence of silent cerebral ischemia during radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S138.
  • Luigi Di Biase, MD, PHD, FHRS, J. David Burkhardt, MD, Prasant Mohanty, MD, Chintan Trivedi, MD, MPH, Sanghamitra Mohanty, MD, Pasquale Santangeli, MD, Rong Bai, MD, Javier Sanchez, MD, Rodney Horton, MD, G. Joseph Gallinghouse, MD, Richard H. Hongo, MD, Salwa Beheiry, RN, Steven C. Hao, MD, FHRS, Shane Bailey, MD, Amin Al-Ahmad, MD, FHRS, Patrick Hranitzky, MD, FHRS, Madhu Reddy, MD, Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS, Juan F. Viles Gonzalez, MD, Neal Rutledge, MD and Andrea Natale, MD. Uninterrupted apixaban administration during ablation of non paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: feasibility and safety. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S200.
  • Chintan Trivedi, MD, MPH, Yonghui Zhao, MD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, PHD, FHRS, Sanghamitra Mohanty, MD, Rong Bai, MD, PhD, Prasant Mohanty, MBBS, Pasquale Santangeli, MD, Rodney Horton, MD, Javier Sanchez, MD, G. Joseph Gallinghouse, MD, Jason Zagrodzky, MD, Shane Bailey, MD, Richard H. Hongo, MD, Salwa Beheiry, RN, Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS, Madhu Reddy, MD, Patrick Hranitzky, MD, Amin Al-Ahmad, MD, Claude S. Elayi, MD, J. David Burkhardt, MD and Andrea Natale, MD. Relevance of non-pv triggers ablation to achieve long term freedom from atrial fibrillation in patients with low ejection fraction. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S367.
  • Anand M. Pillai, MD, Madhu Reddy, MD, Matthew Earnest, MD, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Ajay Vallakati, MD, Jayant Nath, MD, Ryan Ferrell, MD, Sudharani Bommana, MSc, Steve Borman, MD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, Andrea Natale, MD and Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS. A novel solution for post lariat left atrial appendage leaks with amplatzer septal occluder devices: an innovative therapy for an uncommon problem. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S445.
  • Rhea C. Pimentel, MD, Pitayadet Jumrussirikul, MD, Pierce Vatterott, MD, Brian Lee, BS, Holly Norman, PhD, Matthew Calovich, BS, Madhu Reddy, MD, Donita Atkins, RN, BSN, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MBBS and Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS. Impact of gender and body mass index on tissue insertion forces related to body mass index - implications to injectable subcutaneous implantable devices. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S502.
  • Madhu Reddy, MD, Kirill Lipatov, BS, Gopi Chowdari, MBBS, Pramod Janga, MBBS, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD, Rhea C. Pimentel, MD, Martin P. Emert, MD, Raghuveer Dendi, MD, Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS and Loren D. Berenbom, MD. Lead extraction in african americans: not different from the rest. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S503.
  • Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, MD, MPH, Madhu Reddy, MD, Ryan J. Maybrook, MD, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Buddhadeb Dawn, MD and Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS. Impact of hematoma after icd implantation on hospitalization costs, length of stay and mortality: an analysis of a nationwide database of 85,276 patients. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S507.
  • Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Madhu Reddy, MD, Ajay Vallakati, MD, Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, MD, MPH, Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD, Anand Pillai, MD, Pramod Janga, MBBS, Gopi Ponnaganti, MBBS, Nivedita Adabala, MBBS, Sudharani Bommana, MSc, Luigi Di Biase, MD, DDS, Andrea Natale, MD and Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS. Stroke and major bleeding risk in atrial fibrillation patients on dual antiplatelet agents compared to triple antithrombotic therapy: a pooled systemic meta-analysis. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S511.
  • Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Madhu Reddy, MD, Pramod Janga, MBBS, Ajay Vallakati, MD, Matthew Earnest, MD, Jayant Nath, MD, Sudharani Bommana, MSc, Melissa Jaeger, RN, BSN, Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, MD, MPH, Sandeep Reddy, BA, Mehdi Khalafi, BA, Nitish Badhwar, MD, Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, Andrea Natale, MD, Vijay Swarup, MD, Abdi Rasekh, MD, Krzystof Bartus, MD and Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS. Impact of left atrial appendage ligation using lariat on atrial arrhythmia burden in patients with implantable cardiac devices. Heart Rhythm, 2014;11(5): S511.
  • Jayasree Pillarisetti; Ryan Maybrook; Sandeep Reddy; Mehdi Khalafi; Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar; Arun Kanmanthareddy; Donita Atkins; Madhu Reddy; Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Peri-procedural use of novel anticoagulation agents during cardiac device implantation . J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)60347-8.
  • Madhu Reddy; Kirill Lipatov; Gopi Ponnaganti; Arun Kanmanthareddy; Jayasree Pillarisetti; Rhean Linette Pimentel; Martin Emert; Raghuveer Dendi; Sudharani Bommana; Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy; Loren Berenbom. Lead extraction in african americans: not different from the rest. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)60382-X.
  • Arun Kanmanthareddy; Madhu Reddy; Pramod Janga; Sudharani Bommana; Ajay Vallakati; Jayasree Pillarisetti; Raghuveer Dendi; Loren Berenbom; Rhean Linette Pimentel; Martin Emert; Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Tricuspid regurgitation is an independent predictor of failure of av node ablation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)60437-X.
  • Arun Kanmanthareddy; Madhu Reddy; Brandon Barnds; Pramod Janga; Jayasree Pillarisetti; Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar; Donita Atkins; Sudharani Bommana; Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Pericardial fat doesn't impact atrial fibrillation ablation outcomes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)61214-6.
  • Ryan Maybrook; Jayasree Pillarisetti; Vivek Yarlagadda; Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar; Madhu Reddy; Buddhadeb Dawn; Matthew Earnest; Ryan Ferrell; Jayant Nath; Arun Kanmanthareddy; Donita Atkins; Sudharani Bommana; Rajasingh Johnson; Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Hyponatremia and hemodynamic changes following percutaneous left atrial appendage ligation with the lariat device. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)60410-1.
  • Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy; Madhu Reddy; Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar; Jayasree Pillarisetti; Ryan Maybrook; Arun Kanmanthareddy; Matthew Earnest; Vijay Swarup; Donita Atkins; Sudharani Bommana; Jayant Nath; Ryan Ferrell; Buddhadeb Dawn. Left atrial appendage ligation and ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation (laala-af registry). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)60390-9.
  • Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar; Madhu Reddy; Arun Kanmanthareddy; Ryan Maybrook; Vivek Yarlagadda; Anand Pillai; Buddhadeb Dawn; Donita Atkins; Sudharani Bommana; Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. United states experience with atrial flutter ablation a study of trends in utilization, demographic disparities and outcomes using the nationwide inpatient sample database for years 2003-2010. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)60433-2.  
  • Reddy M; Sridhar AR; Vallakati A; Lakkireddy D; Dawn B.Gender differences in the utilization of the type of cardiac resynchronization therapy: data from the nationwide inpatient sample 2003-2009. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(13)60669-5. 
  • Reddy M, Vallakati A, Janga P,Sharma S, Pillai A, Dendi R, Emert M, Berenbom L, Pimentel RL, Lakkireddy D. Externalization of conductor cables in quicksite and quickflex left ventricular leads.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(13)60247-8.
  • Lakkireddy D; Earnest M; Janga P; Reddy M; Vallakati A; Nath J; Ferrell R; Freeman S; Badhwar N; Lee R; Di Biase L; Natale A; Swarup V.Effect of endoepicardial percutaneous left atrial appendage ligation (lariat) on arrhythmia burden in patients with atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10_S). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(13)60385-X.
  • Vallakati A; Reddy M; Alla V; Janga P; Atkins D; Bommana S; Lakkireddy D.Impact of gender on outcome after atrial fibrillation ablation: a meta-analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(13)60388-5.
  • Badhwar N; Lakkireddy D; Lee R.Feasibility and outcomes of percutaneous closed chest maze procedure in patients with atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(13)60327-7.
  • Di Biase L; Santangeli P; Mohanty P; Bai R; Horton R; Sanchez J; Reddy M; Lakkireddy D; Forleo G; Mohanty S; Price J; Trivedi C; Yan R; Elayi C; Gallinghouse J; Beheiry S; Hongo R; Burkhardt J; Natale A.Does termination of atrial fibrillation during ablation of long standing persistent atrial fibrillation predict the outcome at follow-up? Results from a prospective randomized study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(13)60355-1.
  • Sridhar A, Reddy M, Parasa S, Janga P, Vallakati A, Berenbom L, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Trends of Lead Extractions for Cardiac Implanted Device Related Infections: Results from Nationwide Inpatient Sample for years 2003 to 2009.Heart Rhythm, 2013;10(5):S67-68.
  • Lakkireddy D, Reddy M, Atkins D, Pimentel R, Bommana S, Johnson R, Olyaee M, Dusing R, Dawn B. Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on the Functional Integrity of Upper Gastrointestinal System. Heart Rhythm, 2013;10(5):S83-84.
  • Lakkireddy D, Reddy M, Swarup V, Bakdune W, Mansour M, Chaloub F, Ruskin J, Reddy V, D'Avila A, Atkins D, Bommana S, Natale A. Uninterrupted Rivaroxabin vs. Warafrin for Periprocedural Anticoagulation During Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: A Multicenter Experience. Heart Rhythm, 2013;10(5):S74.
  • Lakkireddy D, Vallakati A, Janga P, Atkins D, Reddy M, Bommana S, Pimentel R, Dawn B. Impact of Yoga on Sympoms, Head Up Tilt Table Test and Functional Status of Patients with Neurocardiogenic Syncope -- A Preliminary Experience. Heart Rhythm, 2013;10(5):S39-40.
  • Vallakati A, Janga P, Reddy M, Nath J, Ferrell R, Freeman S, Swarup V, Bakdune W, Badhwar N, Lee R, DiBiase L, Mansour M, Ruskin J, Natale A, Earnest M, Lakkireddy D. Impact of Colchicine on Post Procedural Pericardiac Inflammation and Pain after LARIAT Left Atrial Appendage Ligation. Heart Rhythm, 2013;10(5):S462.
  • Reddy M, DiBiase L, Vallakati A, Swarup V, Umbarger L, Baduke W, Bommana S, Atkins D, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. Predictors of Severe Atrial Scarring in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: Unveiling a New Syndrome of Atriomyopathy. Heart Rhythm, 2013;10(5):S126.
  • Reddy M, Vallakati A, Janga P, Atkins D, Badhwar N, Lee R, DiBiase L, Earnest M, Natale A, Swarup V, Lakkireddy D.Comparison of Left Atrial Appendage Patency After Left Atrial Appendage exclusion with an occlusion vs.ligation device.Heart Rhythm, 2013;10(5):S117-118.
  • Reddy M, Vallakati A, Janga P, Sharma S, Pillai A, Dendi R, Emert M, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Lakkireddy D. Exterilization of Conductor Cables in QuickSite and QuickFlex Left Ventricular Leads. Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting 2013. Heart Rhythm, 2013;10(5):S70. 
  • Ajay Vallakati, Madhu Y Reddy, Vivek Yarlagadda, Karthik Murugiah, Pramod Janga, Ryan Maybrook, Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, Donita Atkins, Suddharani Bommana, Andrea Natale, and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Outcomes After Cardiopulmonary resuscitation With Chest Compressions Only versus Conventional CPR: A Meta-Analysis of 84,888 Patients. Circulation.2013;128:A19085.
  • Luigi Di Biase, Pasquale Santangeli, J. David D Burkhardt, Prasant Mohanty, Corrado Carbucicchio, Javier Sanchez, Rong Bai, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Francesco Santoro, Antonio Dello Russo, Michela Casella, Richard Hongo, Steven Hao, Salwa Beheiry, Rodney Horton, Dhanunjay Lakkireddy, Madhu Reddy, Robert A. Schweikert, Claude S. Elayi, Claudio Tondo, and Andrea Natale. Endocardial Homogeneization of the Scar Improves the Long-term Outcomes of Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Bypass Surgery. Circulation.2013;128:A13902.
  • Madhu Y Reddy, Anand Pillai, Ajay Vallakati, Vivek Yarlagadda, Gopi C Ponnaganti, Donita Atkins, Sudharani Bommana, Pramod Janga, Ryan Maybrook, Arun Sridhar, Buddhadeb Dawn, Luigi DiBiase, Andrea Natale, and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Incidence and Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Cavotricuspid Isthmus Ablation for Typical Atrial Flutter.Circulation.2013;128:A18292.
  • Luigi Di Biase, Pasquale Santangeli, Prasant Mohanty, J. David Burkhardt, Javier Sanchez, Rodney Horton,Rong Bai, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Dhanunjay Lakkireddy, Madhu Reddy, Francesco Santoro, Richard Hongo, Salwa Beheiry, Claude S Elayi, Viles Gonzalez Juan F, Steven Hao, Robert A Schweikert, Jason Zagrodzky, and Andrea Natale. Left Atrial Scar Does Not Correlate With Hystory of Stroke: Results From a Prospective Study. Circulation.2013;128:A14304.
  • Madhu Y Reddy, Vivek Yarlagadda, Ajay Vallakati, Gopi Manohar Ponnaganti, Pramod Janga, Anand Pillai, Donita Atkins, and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Atrio-Esophageal Fistula After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: A Pooled Analysis of 33 Cases .Circulation.2013;128:A19143.
  • Luigi Di Biase,Chintan Trivedi, Francesco Santoro, Pasquale Santangeli, J. David Burkhardt, Javier Sanchez, Rodney Horton, Prasant Mohanty, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Rong Bai, Dhanunjay Lakkireddy, Madhu Reddy, Claude S Elayi, Richard Hongo, Salwa Beheiry, Steven Hao, Robert A Schweikert, Viles Gonzalez Juan F, Gaetano Fassini, Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo, Claudio Tondo, and Andrea Natale. Impact of Uncontrolled Hypertension on Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Outcome. Circulation.2013;128:A14303.
  • Ajay Vallakati, Madhu Y Reddy, Doug Gibson, Matthew Price, Ted Feldman, Bradley Knight, Jie Cheng, Randall Lee, Matthew Earnest, Jayant Nath, Ryan Ferrell, Donita Atkins, Sudharani Bommana, Pranav Loyolka, and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy.Left Atrial Thrombus Formation After the Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion With a Novel Endoepicardial Suture Device (LARIAT(R)). Circulation.2013;128:A18610.
  • Luigi Di Biase, Pasquale Santangeli, Francesco Santoro, J. David Burkhardt, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Prasant Mohanty, Javier Sanchez, Rodney Horton, Chintan Trivedi, Rong Bai, Dhanunjay Lakkireddy, Madhu Reddy, Salwa Beheiry, Richard Hongo, Viles Gonzalez Juan F, Steven Hao, Claude S Elayi, Jason Zagrodzky, and Andrea Natale. Safety and Outcomes of the 56 Holes New Open Irrigated Sf Catheter During Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation. 2013;128:A14063.
  • Luigi Di Biase, J. David Burkhardt, Pasquale Santangeli, Prasant Mohanty, Javier Sanchez, Rong Bai, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Antonio Dello Russo, Michela Casella, Richard Hongo, Salwa Beheiry, Steven Hao, Dhanunjay Lakkireddy, Madhu Reddy, Claude S Elayi, Gaetano Fassini, Claudio Tondo, Gemma Pelargonio, Rodney Horton, Maria Lucia Narducci, Jason Zagrodzky, Robert A Schweikert, and Andrea Natale. Periprocedural Stokes and Anticoagulation Management During AF Ablation: Results From the "Compare" Randomized Multicenter Trial. Circulation.2013;128:A14307.
  • Luigi Di Biase, J. David Burkhardt, Gregg Gilbert, Pasquale Santangeli, Francesco Santoro, Javier Sanchez, Rodney Horton, Prasant Mohanty, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Rong Bai, Chintan Trivedi, Dhanunjay Lakkireddy, Madhu Reddy, Claude S Elayi, Richard Hongo, Viles Gonzalez Juan F, Salwa Beheiry, Steven Hao, Robert A Schweikert, Jason Zagrodzky, and Andrea Natale. Dabigratan Has a Higher Risk of Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus Formation in Patients With Af When Compared to Warfarin and Rivaroxaban. Circulation.2013;128:A14308.
  • Madhu Y Reddy, Pramod Janga, Hema Pamulapati, Ramchandur Bakhtiani, Namratha Reddy, Ajay Vallakati, Donita Atkins, Sudharani Bommana, Patricia Howard, Loren Berenbom, and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Predictors of Successful Chemical Cardioversion With Dofetilide in Patients With Persistent Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation.2013;128:A18489.
  • Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, Madhu Reddy, Ajay Vallakati, Ryan Maybrook, Loren Berenbom, Buddhadeb Dawn, and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Impact of Hematoma After Pacemaker Implantation: An Analysis of a Nationwide Database of 77,074 Patients. Circulation.2013;128:A18772.
  • Luigi Di Biase, J. David Burkhardt, Pasquale Santangeli, Prasant Mohanty, Javier Sanchez, Rong Bai, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Richard Hongo, Steven Hao, Salwa Beheiry, Rodney Horton, Dhanunjay Lakkireddy, Madhu Reddy, Sakis Themistoklakis, Antonio Rossillo, Antonio Dello Russo, Jason Zagrodzky, Gaetano Fassini, Michela Casella, Giovanni Forleo, Gemma Pelargonio, Claude S. Elayi, Maria Lucia Narducci, Claudio Tondo, Robert A. Schweikert, and Andrea Natale. Silent Thromboembolic Lesions Following Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Using Radiofrequency Energy: Results From a Sub-study of the "compare" Randomized Trial. Circulation.2013;128:A14293.
  • Madhu Y Reddy, Ajay Vallakati, Kirill Lipatov, Pramod Janga, Gopi C Ponnaganti, Vivek Yarlagadda, Ramchandur Bakhtiani, Donita Atkins, Sudharani Bommana, Namratha Reddy, Rhea Pimentel, Martin Emert, Raghuveer Dendi, Luigi DiBiase, Andrea Natale, Buddhadeb Dawn, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, and Loren Berenbom. A Comparison of Complexity of Extraction Between Sprint Fidelis and Other Right Ventricular Leads. Circulation.2013;128:A18460.
  • Luigi Di Biase, Francesco Santoro, Chintan Trivedi, Pasquale Santangeli, J. David Burkhardt, Javier Sanchez, Rodney Horton, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Prasant Mohanty, Rong Bai, Salwa Beheiry, Richard Hongo, Dhanunjay Lakkireddy, Madhu Reddy, Claude S Elayi, Steven Hao, Viles Gonzalez Juan F, Robert A Schweikert, Jason Zagrodzky, and Andrea Natale. Baseline Low Left Atrial Pressure (lap) Identify Patients Without Non-pv Triggers And With a Higher Success Rate Following Catheter Ablation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation at the Index Procedure. Circulation. 2013;128:A14300.
  • Ajay Vallakati, Madhu Y Reddy, Gopi C Ponnaganti, Vivek Yarlagadda, Donita Atkins, Sudharani Bommana, Pramod Janga, Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, Ryan Maybrook, Rhea C Pimentel, Luigi DiBiase, Andrea Natale, Buddhadeb Dawn, and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Catheter Ablation as a First-Line Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation - A Meta-Analysis. Circulation. 2013;128:A18526. 
  • Reddy M, Janga P, Pamulapati H, Bommana S, Kretsinger H, Reddy C, Barnds B, Reddy N, Atkins D, and Lakkireddy D.Impact of Cavotricuspid Isthmus Dependent Right Atrial Flutter Ablation on the Incidence and Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation. 2012;126:A18990
  • Reddy M, Chaung J, Boolani H, Atrouni W, Atkins D, Bommana S, Pimentel R, Emert M, Berenbom L, Vacek J, Lakkireddy D, and Dendi R. Long-term Mortality After Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infection. Circulation. 2012;126:A17922
  • Reddy M, Boolani H, Sharma S, Bakhtiani R, Duthuluri S, Reddy N, Atkins D, Bommana S, Vacek J, Nath J, Gupta K, Dawn B, and Lakkireddy D.Incidence, Predictors and Clinical Course of Atrial Tachyarrhythmias in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension. Circulation. 2012;126:A17933
  • Reddy M, Berenbom L, Reddy N, Atkins D, Bhaktiani R, Bommana S, Pimentel R, Emert M, Dendi R, and Lakkireddy D. Increasing Complexity of Sprint Fidelis Lead Extraction: A Single Center Experience.Circulation. 2012;126:A17906
  • Reddy M, Biria M, Subramanyam P, Pillarisetti J, Boolani H, Reddy N, Atkins D, and Lakkireddy D. Epicardial Left Ventricular Lead Placement: Unfavorable Lead Location and Impact on Clinical Response.Circulation. 2012;126:A19740
  • Santangeli P, Di Biase L, Horton R, Sanchez J, Burkhardt JD, Bai R, Bailey S, Pump A, Trivedi C, Mohanty S, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Lewis WR, Reddy YM, Lakkireddy D, and Natale A.Switching Between New Oral Anticoagulants and Warfarin in Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Safety and Outcomes. Circulation.2012;126:A15832
  • Di Biase L, Santangeli P, Burkhardt JD, Bai R, Mohanty P, Mohanty S, Pump A, Trivedi C, Yan R, Price J, Sanchez JE, Gallinghouse GJ, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Bailey SM, Horton R, Zagrodzky JD, Reddy M, Lakkireddy D, Carbucicchio C, Casella M, Russo AD, Tondo C, and Natale A.Prevalence Distribution and Response to Endocardial Ablation of Abnormal Epicardial Recordings in Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy.Circulation. 2012;126:A15010. 
  • Reddy M, Boolani H, Duthuluru S, Reddy N, Williamson T, Spikes L, Bommana S, Atkins D, Chikkam V, Pillarisetti J, Berenbom L, Dendi R, Emert M, Pimentel R, Lakkireddy D. Complications of Implantable Cardiac-Defibrillator Implantation in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(13s1):E708-E708. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(12)60709-8.
  • Reddy M, Mansour M, Chalhoub F, Di Biase L, Tung R, Swarup V, Mahapatra S, Bunch T, Chinitz L, Boolani H, Reddy N, Bommana S, Atkins D, Dendi R, Shivkumar K, Natale A, Ruskin J, Lakkireddy D. Impact of Low Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction on Mortality After Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation: A Multicenter Experience. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(13s1):E627-E627. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(12)60628-7.
  • Reddy M, Mahapatra S, Mansour M, Bunch T, Swarup V, Chinitz L, Di Biase L, Boolani H, Pillarisetti J, Reddy N, Bommana S, Atkins D, Dendi R, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. Role of Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Unstable Ventricular Arrhythmia Ablation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(13s1):E626-E626. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(12)60627-5.
  • Reddy M, Di Biase L, Mansour M, Boolani H, Bunch T, Day J, Bommana S, Atkins D, Dixit S, Natale A, Ruskin J, Lakkireddy D. Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Involving Pulmonary Vein Stumps in Patients With Prior Lung Resection.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(13s1):E689-E689. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(12)60690 .
  • Boolani H, Reddy M, Duthuluru S, Williamson T, Spikes L, Reddy N, Bommana S, Atkins D, Pillarisetti J, Dawn B, Nath J, Lakkireddy D. Pericardial Effusions in Pulmonary Hypertension: Presentation, Predictors & Outcomes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(13s1):E1599-E1599. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(12)61600-3.
  • Santangeli P, Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Horton R, Sanchez J, Bailey S, Zagrodzky J, Lakkireddy D, Bai R, Mohanty P, Mohanty S, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Natale A. Progression of atrial fibrillation after transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects: Successful tratment with rediofrequency catheter ablation.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(13s1):E837-E837. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(12)60838-9.
  • Alla V, Koneru S, Reddy M, Fernandes J, Lakkireddy D, Hunter C, Mooss A.Delayed contrast enhancement on cardiac MRI and risk of clinically significant ventricular arrhythmias in Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A META-ANALYSIS OF OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(13s1):E1226-E1226. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(12)61226-1.
  • Di Biase L, Santangeli P, Bai R, Canby R, Zagrodzky J, Mohanty P, Sanchez J, Horton R, Gallinghouse J, Mohanty S, Pump A, Price L, Metz T, Thomas B, Bailey S, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Vanga SR,Lakkireddy D, Burkhardt JD, Elayi CS, Casella M, Russo AD, Tondo C, Natale A.Prevalence of peri-procedural pulmonary edema in patients with and without heart failure undegoing atrial fibrillation ablation: The importance of the optivol index in predicting peri-procedural events.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(13s1):E725-E725. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(12)60726-8.
  • Pillarisetti J, Biria M, Reddy M, Atkins D, Pimentel R, Berenbom L, Emert M, Dendi R, Reddy N, Murray C, Bommana S, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Impact of Pocket Revision on the Rate of Infection and Other Complications in Patients Requiring Pocket Manipulation for Generator Replacement and/or Lead Replacement or Revision (MAKE IT CLEAN): A Prospective Randomized Study. Heart Rhythm, 2012;9(5):S25.
  • Reddy M, Boolani H, Swarup V, Bunch J, Day J, Doshi S, Di Biase L, Bai R, Horton R, Atkins D, Bommana S, Mansour M, Natale A, Ruskin J, Lakkireddy D. Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in Patients With Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device.Heart Rhythm, 2012;9(5):S468.
  • Reddy M, Mansour M, Boolani H, Di Biase L, Burkhardt D, Shivkumar K, Dendi R, Atkins D, Bommana S, Tung R, Swarup V, Day J, Bunch J, Mahapatra S, Ruskin J, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. Graded Effect Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction on Outcomes of Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation: A Multicenter Experience.Heart Rhythm, 2012;9(5):S84.
  • Di Biase L, Santangelli P, Mohanty P,Burkhardt JD,Sanchez JE,Massaro R,Potenza D, Pelargonio G,Lakkireddy D, Reddy M, Forleo G, Bai R, Mohanty S, Pump A,Elayi CS,Rossillo A, Themistoklakis S, Raviele A, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Gibson D, Casella M, Russo AD, Tondo C,and Natale A.Amiodarone increases the AF termination during ablation but reduces the long term success rate of patients undergoing ablation of long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation:Preliminary results form the speculate study. Heart Rhythm, 2012;9(5):S37.
  • Pump A, Di Biase L, Burkhardt D, Gilbert G, Bai R, Santangeli P, Sanchez J,Horton R, Hongo R,Beheiry S,Mohanty S, Mohanty P, Metz T, Thomas B, Yan R, Lakkireddy D,Reddy M,Tung R,Shivkumar K, and Natale A. Catehter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy utilizing the magnetic robotic system: Results from a prospective multicenter registry. Heart Rhythm, 2012;9(5):S83.
  • Santangeli P, Di Biase L,Burkhardt JD, Bai R, Mohanty P,Carbucicchio C, Russo AD, Casella M,Mohanty S,Pump A, Hongo R,Beheiry S,Yan R,Pelargonio G,Santarelli P, Zucchetti M, Horton R,Sanchez J, Lakkireddy D,Elayi C, Tondo C, and Natale A, MD.Endo-Epicardial homogenization of the scar abolishes the periprocedural need for mechanical cardiac support and improves longterm outcomes of hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia ablation. Heart Rhythm, 2012;9(5):S354-355.
  • Di Biase L,Santangeli P, Burkhardt JD, Bai R, Mohanty P,Carbucicchio C, Russo AD, Casella M, Mohanty S, Pump A,Gilbert G,Metz T,Yan R, Hongo R, Beheiry S,Pelargonio G,Santarelli P,Zucchetti M, Horton R, Sanchez JE, Elayi CS,Lakkireddy D, Tondo C,and Natale A. Endo-Epicardial homogenization of the scar versus limited endocardial substrate ablation for the treatment of electrical storms in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy:Longterm outcomes and mode of recurrences.Heart Rhythm, 2012;9(5):S354.
  • Di Biase L,Santangeli P,Mohanty P,Burkhardt JD, Sanchez JE,Gallinghouse GJ, Zagrodsky J,Bailey S, Bai R, Mohanty S,Pump A, Horton R, Hongo R,Beheiry S,Lewis WR,Russo AD,Casella M,Fassini G,Reddy M, Lakkireddy D,Innocenti E, Colombo D, Izzo G, Tondo C. Is it safe not to perform TEE in patients undergoing AF ablation while on "THERAPEUTIC" Coumadin? Result from a prospective multicenter registry. Heart Rhythm, 2012;9(5):S198. 
  • Santangeli P, Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Horton R, Sanchez J, Bailey S, Zagrodzky J, Lakkireddy D, Bai R, Mohanty P, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Natale A. Transseptal access and atrial fibrillation ablation guided by intracardiac echo in patients with atrial septal closure devices. Circulation. 124:A12169
  • Di Biase L, Gibson D, Themistoklakis S, Raviele A, Schweikert R, Lakkireddy D, Vanga S, Mohanty P, Bai R, Santangeli P, Mohanty S, Pump A, Cereceda B, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Sanchez J, Gallinghouse G, Horton R, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Elayi C, Burkhardt JD, Tondo C, Natale A. Very late recurrences of atrial arrhythmia after ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: the importance of non pv triggers. Circulation 124:A14360.
  • Di Biase L, Tschopp D, Sanchez J, Lakkireddy D, Vanga SR, Coffeen P, Whitehill J, Kessler D, Shaik N, Mounir G, Horton R, Burkhardt JD, Santangeli P, Bai R, Mohanty S, Mansour M, Mohanty P, Natale A. Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation without dabigatran discontinuation: preliminary safety and efficacy data. Circulation 124:A14277.
  • Santangeli P, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Lakkireddy D, Carbucicchio C, Pelargonio G, Zucchetti M, Bartoletti S, Bellocci F, Tondo C, Natale A. Fragmented and delayed electrograms within fibro-fatty scar predict arrhythmic events in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: results from a prospective multicenter study. Circulation 124:A12155.
  • Di Biase L, Santangelli P, Mohanty P, Burkhardt JD, Sanchez J, Horton R, Massaro R, Potenza D, Pelargonio G, Lakkireddy D, Vanga SR, Forleo G, Bai R, Mohanty S, Themistoklakis S, Raviele A, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Gibson D, Casella M, Dello Russo A, Tondo C, Natale A. Preliminary results from the SPECULATE Randomized Study: effect of amiodarone on the procedure outcome in long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation undergoing extended pulmonary vein antrum isolation. Circulation 124:A14381.
  • Jeevanantham V, Shanberg D, Saad A, Abu-El-Haija B, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Cardiac resynchronization therapy prevents progression of renal failure in heart failure patients. Circulation 124:A13947.
  • Lakkireddy D, Vanga SR, Bunch J, Dendi R, Day J, Mahapatra S, DiBiasi L, Burkhardt D, Dawn B, Natale A. Use of percutaneous external circulatory support in patients undergoing ventricular tachycardia ablation - a multicenter experience. Circulation 124:A18282.
  • Vanga SR, Vacek JL, Good M, Nath J, Bommana S, Nagarajan DV, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Deficiency of 25-hydroxy cholecalciferol worsens the risk factor profile but confers protection against atrial fibrillation - the vitamin D paradox? Circulation 124:A16357. 
  • Ababneh B, Tadros P, Lakkireddy D, Wetzel L, Rosamond T. Pericardial Fat Volume is Not Associated with Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation After Ablation. Presented at the 16th World Congress on Heart Disease 2011, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Nagarajan DV, Vanga SR, Biria M, Chikkam V, Ittaman S, Shanberg D, Jeevanantham V, Berenbom L, Emert M, Pimentel R, Dendi R, Umberger L, Bommana S, DiBiasi L, Natale A, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Can CHADS2 score predict the outcomes of radiofrequency ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation? Heart Rhythm 2011;8(5):S449.
  • Pillarisetti J, Reddy V, Kondur A, Alani A, Vanga S, Biria M, Bommana S, Nagarajan D, Dawn B, Reddy M, Lakkireddy D. Postpartum cardiomyopathy: Predictors of recovery and current state of implantable cardioverter defibrillator use. Heart Rhythm 2011;8(5):S438.
  • Biria M, Mahapatra S, Vanga S, Nagarajan D, Bommana S, Dendi R, Mohtashemipour H, Emert M, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Lakkireddy D. Characterization and radiofrequency ablation ventricular tachycardia in patients with cocaine use unresponsive to medical therapy. Heart Rhythm 2001;8(5):S481.
  • DiBiase L, Bai R, Mohanty P, Sanchez J, Mohanty S, Burkhardt JD, Horton R, Bailey S, Zagrodsky J, Gallinghouse J, Santangelli P, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Pelargonio G, Riva S, Fassini G, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Lakkireddy D, Vanga SR, Schweikert R, Gibson D, Lewis W, Tondo C, Natale A. Atrial fibrillation triggers from the coronary sinus: comparison between isolation vs focal ablation. Heart Rhythm 2011;8(5):S78.
  • Bai R, DiBiase L, Lakkireddy D, Mohanty P, Gibson D, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Mohanty S, Elayi C, Sanchez J, Burkhardt JD, Horton R, Gallinghouse J, Bailey S, Natale A. Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in left atrium in patient with mechanical mitral valve: PVAI vs trigger ablation. Heart Rhythm 2011;8(5):S125.
  • DiBiase L, Mohanty P, Bai R, Sanchez J, Burkhardt JD, Santangelli P, Horton R, Gallinghouse J, Mohanty S, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Vanga SR, Biria M, Lakkireddy D, Elayi C, Lewis W, Natale A. Left atrial appendage isolation to improve the outcome in patients with long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation and severe scarring. Heart Rhythm 2011;8(5):S247.
  • Natale A, DiBiase L, Bai R, Mohanty P, Sanchez J, Mohanty S, Gallinghouse J, Horton R, Bailey S, Zagrodsky J, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Lakkireddy D, Hongo R, Vanga SR, Elayi C, Beheiry S, Burkhardt JD, Tondo C. Variant of left ventricular outflow tract tachycardia requiring ablation from multiple sites. Heart Rhythm 2011;8(5):S413.
  • Nath J, Lakkireddy D, Gupta K, Dawn B. Why do we need mean aortic gradient in evaluation of aortic stenosis? J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:E1290.
  • Rong B, Di Biase L, Mohanty P, Gibson D, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Mohanty S, Elayi C, Lakkireddy D, Sanchez J, Burkhardt JD, Horton R, Gallinghouse GJ, Bailey S, Natale A. Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in left atrium in patient with mechanical mitral valve: acute and long-term results. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:E17.
  • Di Biase L, Santangeli P, Burkhardt JD, Russo AD, Pelargonio G, Casella M, Santarelli P, Sanchez J, Horton R, Bailey S, Gallinghouse GJ, Mohanty P, Vanga S, Lakkireddy D, Bai R, Natale A. Anterior interventricular coronary sinus vein as the only site of origin of ventricular tachycardia after endo-epicardial mapping. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:E69.
  • George S, Lakkireddy D, Vanga S, Bommana S, Wenzel B, Gussak I. Quantitative 3-dimensional electrocardiography substantially improves diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes in Type II diabetic patients. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:E1064.
  • Lakkireddy D, Pillarisetti J, Atkins D, Vanga SR, Emert M, Pimentel R, Murray C, Bommana S, Ryschon K, Berenbom L, Dawn B, Dendi R, Drisko J. Impact of yoga on arrhythmia burden and quality of life (QoL) in patients with symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:E129.
  • Vanga SR, Biria M, Pillarisetti J, Atikins D, Murray C, Chen W, Berenbom L, Emert M, Pimentel R, Dendi R, Bommana S, Vacek J, Dawn B, Di Biasi L, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. Radiofrequency ablation improves quality of life scores not only in patients with atrial fibrillation but their significant others too! J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:E132.
  • Saad A, Chehab BM, Jeevanantham V, Gupta R, Nath J, Lakkireddy DJ, Wiley M, Tadros P, Dawn B, Gupta K. Role of side-to-side difference in renal resistive index as an index for clinical improvement in renal artery stenosis revascularization. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2011;78:S50. 
  • Biria M, Vanga S, Lakkireddy D, Howard PA, Vacek JL. Predictive Factors for Survival in Patients with Diastolic Dysfunction of Varying Severity Who Do Not have Systolic Dysfunction or Symptoms of Heart Failure. Presented at the 59th Annual ACC Scientific Sessions 2010, March 14-16 2010, Atlanta Georgia.
  • Pillarisetti J, Falbe J, Dendi R, Pimentel R, Emert M, Lakkireddy D, Berenbom L. Experience with Fidelis Lead Extractions at a Single Academic Center. Presented at the 59th Annual ACC Scientific Sessions 2010, March 14-16 2010, Atlanta Georgia.
  • Vanga S, Pillarisetti J, Guda R, Feldkamp M, Rosamond T, Vacek JL, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Left Atrial Appendage Far Field Potentials Mimicking Left Superior Pulmonary Vein Potentials After Pulmonary Vein Isolation: Does Proximity Matter? Presented at the 59th Annual ACC Scientific Sessions 2010, March 14-16 2010, Atlanta Georgia.
  • Vanga S, Subramaniyam P, Berenbom L, Emert M, Pimentel R, Dendi R, Lakkireddy D. Narrowing of Pulmonary Vein Ostial Dimensions After Isolation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: True Stenosis or Volume Reduction? Presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2010 Annual Sessions, May 12-15 2010, Denver Colorado.
  • Vanga S, Bicknell D, Dendi R, Pimentel R, Berenbom L, Emert M, Gerken A, Newton D, Natale A, Di Biase L, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) for Sinus Rhythm Restoration in Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Mitral or Aortic Mechanical Prosthetic Valves - Feasibility, Safety and Efficacy. Presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2010 Annual Sessions, May 12-15 2010, Denver Colorado.
  • Subramaniyam P, Vanga S, Guda R, Kumari P, Murray C, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Emert M, Dendi R, Salmons J, Lakkireddy D. Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Phantom Shocks and Lead Failure in Patients with Medtronic Sprint Fidelis ICD Leads. Presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2010 Annual Sessions, May 12-15 2010, Denver Colorado.
  • Pillarisetti J, Biria M, Emert M, Chotia R, Guda R, Vacek J, Dendi R, Pimentel R, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy D. Reasons for Under-Utilization of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Patients with Heart Failure. Presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2010 Annual Sessions, May 12-15 2010, Denver Colorado.
  • Pillarisetti J, Guda R, Falbe J, Muehlebach G, Vacek J, Lakkireddy D. Long term Incidence of Denovo Atrial Fibrillation in Patients after Open Heart Surgery. Presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2010 Annual Sessions, May 12-15 2010, Denver Colorado.
  • Biria M, Pillarisetti J, Reddy N, Murray C, Patel P, Vanga S, Dendi R, Pimentel R, Emert M, Berenbom L, Vacek J, Lakkireddy D. Elevated Beta Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Is it a Predictor of Successful Ablation or a Mere Function of Point in Time Atrial Rhythm? Presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2010 Annual Sessions, May 12-15 2010, Denver Colorado.
  • Pillarisetti J, Guda R, Emert M, Biria M, Dalton K, Vacek J, Lakkireddy D. Left Ventricular Function in Patients with Cardiomyopathy: Predictors of Long Term Improvement. Presented at the AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Conference 2010, May 19-21 2010, Washington DC.  
  • Verma A, Lakkireddy D, Farina D, Wulffhar Z, Ray W, Beardsall M, Whaley B, Hill C, Khaykin Y. Long term impact of adjuvant dominant frequency ablation in addition to pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) for persistent atrial fibrillation (AF): two center experience. Heart Rhythm 2010;7(5):S150.
  • Burkhardt JD, DiBiase L, Lakkireddy D, Sanchez J, Pillarisetti J, Santangelli P, Horton R, Gallinghouse J, Bailey S, Mohanty P, Mohanty S, Hongo R, Hao S, Beheiry S, Natale A. Remote magnetic navigation for ablation of atrial fibrillation with the open irrigation catheter: acute isolation with circumferential ablation vs circular mapping guided ablation. Heart Rhythm 2010;7(5):S271.
  • Vanga S, Koerber S, DiBiasi L, Verma A, Bommana S, Swarup V, Natale A, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Prevalence of fragmented QRS complexes in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy patients and long term prognosis. Circulation 2010;122:A20836.
  • DiBiase L, Lakkireddy D, Mohanty P, Vanga SR, Nagarajan DV, Sanchez J, Gallinghouse J, Bailey S, Zagrodsky J, Horton R, Hao S, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Elayi C, Mohanty S, Bai R, Gibson D, Burkhardt JD, Natale A. Patients with paroxysmal and new onset persistent atrial fibrillation and severe left atrial scarring: outcome with and without ablation of extra pulmonary veins triggers. Circulation 2010;122:A19736.
  • Lakkireddy D, DiBiasi L, Vanga S, Nagarajan D, Swarup V, Verma A, Burkhardt D, Bommana S, Dawn B, Natale A. Radiofrequency ablation of premature ventricular ectopy can improve left ventricular function and heart failure class in nonresponders of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Circulation 2010;122:A20821.
  • Vanga SR, Good MB, Lakkireddy D, Howard PA, Vacek JL. Vitamin D deficiency and supplementation: impact on cardiovascular morbidity and overall mortality. Circulation 2010;122:A12680.
  • Raxwal V, Verma L, Lakkireddy D, Vacek J, Tadros P. Is Hyperdynamic Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction a Poor Prognostic Factor? Presented at the 57th Annual ACC Scientific Sessions, March 29-April 4 2008, Chicago Illinois.
  • Reddy N, Seim N, Pillarisetti J, Boc K, Chen W, Ryschon K, Dendi R, Berenbom L, Vacek J, Lakkireddy D. Accurate Measurement of QT Interval During Administration of QT prolonging Anti Arrhythmic Drugs: Is the tangent technique more appropriate? Presented at the 2009 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, May 13-16 2009, Boston Massachusetts.
  • Vanga S, Pillarisetti J, Biria M, Rajoli S, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Emert M, Dendi R, Lakkireddy D. Overcoming Fluid Overload After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation with an Open Irrigated Catheter: Role of Scheduled Diuresis and Electrolyte Replacement. Presented at the 2009 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, May 13-16 2009, Boston Massachusetts.
  • Lakkireddy D, Pillarisetti J, Verma A, Natale A, Berenbom L, Emert M, Pimentel R, Dendi R. Radiofrequency Ablation in Patients with Recurrent Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation and Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - The Heart to Gut Connection. Presented at the 2009 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, May 13-16 2009, Boston Massachusetts.
  • Lakkireddy D, Pillarisetti J, Verma A, Pimentel R, Vanga S, Rajoli S, Berenbom L, Emert M, Dendi R, Rosamond T. Impact of Common Pulmonary Veins (CPV) on the Short Term Outcomes of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Presented at the 2009 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, May 13-16 2009, Boston Massachusetts.
  • Pillarisetti J, Lakkireddy D, Tadros P, Sayana H, Goucher H, Duthuluru S, Patel A, Biria M, Vacek J, Berenbom L, Gupta K, Nath J, Wiley M. Interventional Cardiologists and Electrophysiologists Beware! - Your Job Can Impact the Gender of Your Offspring Too! Presented at the 2009 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, May 13-16 2009, Boston Massachusetts.
  • Lakkireddy D, Pillarisetti J, Duthuluru S, Dendi R, Pimentel R, Emert M, Verma A, Natale A. Localization of Muscle Sleeves and Focal Triggers Around Superior Vena Cava (SVC) - Right Atrial (RA) Junction in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Presented at the 2009 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, May 13-16 2009, Boston Massachusetts.
  • Pillarisetti J, Patel A, Boc K, Sawers Y, Vanga S, Sayana H, Vacek J, Gupta K, Chen W, Nath J, Lakkireddy D. Evolution of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation to Persistent or Permanent Atrial Fibrillation: Predictors of Progression. Presented at the 2009 National Clinical and Translational Research Education Annual Meeting, April 14-15 2009, Washington DC.
  • Biria M, Abu-Salah T, Pescetto M, Annapureddy C, Pillarisetti J, Vanga S, Patel A, Watkins L, Ryschon K, Lakkireddy D, Gupta K. Mild Troponin Elevation In subjects Presenting With Atrial Fibrillation With Rapid Ventricular Rate Is Associated With Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009, November 14-18 2009, Orlando Florida.
  • Lakkireddy D, Biria M, Pillarisetti J, Verma A, Vanga S, Pimentel R, Emert M, Berenbom L, Dendi R. Sinus Node Dysfunction, Tachy-brady Rhythm, & Extensive Biatrial Scarring - Recognizing a New Clinical Syndrome of Atriomyopathy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009, November 14-18 2009, Orlando Florida.
  • Biria M, Pillarisetti J, Annapureddy C, Baryun E, Newton D, Kreighbaum K, Murray C, Staley J, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Vanga S, Vacek J, Emert M, Nath J, Rosamond T, Raxwal V, Mulhern K, Gupta K, Verma A, Lakkireddy D. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Alters Progression of Diastolic Dysfunction. Presented at the 2008 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, May 14-17 2008, San Francisco California.
  • Nath J, Lakkireddy D, Mulhern K, Rosamond T, Vacek J, Wilson D. Gender and Severity of Left Atrial Enlargement Predict Long-Term Survival. Presented at the 2008 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, May 14-17 2008, San Francisco California.
  • Swerdlow C, Kroll M, Williams H, Biria M, Lakkireddy D, Tchou P. Presenting Rhythms in Sudden Custodial Deaths After Use of TASER® Electronic Control Device. Presented at the 2008 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, May 14-17 2008, San Francisco California.
  • Baryun E, Biria M, Berenbom L, Mulhern K, Rosamond T, Pimentel R, Emert M, Ray W, Lakkireddy D. Remote Magnetic Navigation and Ablation of Intra-atrial Reentrant Tachycardia Via a Retrograde Approach in a Patients with Post Mustard D-TGA. Presented at the 2008 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, May 14-17 2008, San Francisco California.
  • Biria M, Pillarisetti J, Annapureddy C, Baryun E, Newton D, Kreighbaum K, Murray C, Staley J, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Vanga S, Vacek J, Emert M, Porter C, Genton R, Nath J, Gupta K, Lakkireddy D. The Impact of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy on Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) Score in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure. Presented at the 2008 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, May 14-17 2008, San Francisco California.
  • Simmons A, Rosamond T, Nath J, Lakkireddy D, Wetzel L, Vacek J, Pimentel R, Emert E, Berenbom L, Biria M. 64 slice Cardiac CTA in the Diagnosis of Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus: Comparison to Transesophageal Echocardiography. Presented at the 14th World Congress on Heart Disease - International Academy of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions 2008, July 26-29 2008, Toronto Ontario, Canada.
  • Biria M, Annapureddy C, Newton D, Pillarisetti J, Baryun E, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Vanga S, Vacek J, Emert M, Nath J, Verma A, Khaykin Y, Natale A, Murray C, Staley J, Lakkireddy D. Leukocytosis Post Atrial Fibrillation Ablation - Is There A Reason To Worry? Presented at the 14th World Congress on Heart Disease - International Academy of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions 2008, July 26-29 2008, Toronto Ontario, Canada.
  • Biria M, Baryun E, Vacek J, Dalton K, Earnest M, Emert M, Pimentel R, Lakkireddy D, Berenbom L. Outcomes and Cost Analysis of Transvenous vs. Prophylactic Intraoperative Implantation of CRT Leads (PROPEL study). Presented at the 14th World Congress on Heart Disease - International Academy of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions 2008, July 26-29 2008, Toronto Ontario, Canada.
  • Raxwal V, Verma L, Lakkireddy D, Vacek J, Tadros P. Is Hyperdynamic Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction a Poor Prognostic Factor? Presented at the 57th Annual ACC Scientific Sessions, March 29-April 4 2008, Chicago Illinois.
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Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS
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