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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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, 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
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Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD

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Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Excellence in AF and Complex Arrhythmias

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