Raghuveer Dendi, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
Medical School, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad India
Residency, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, United Health Services Hospitals, Johnson City, New York
Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Neurocardiology Section, NINDS, Bethesda Maryland (Clinical Neurocardiology)
Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City Iowa (Cardiology)
Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Massachusetts (Electrophysiology)


Clinical Interests

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Implantable Defibrillators
  • Radiofrequency Ablation(AFIB/SVT/VT)
  • Sudden Cardiac Death Screening
  • Device/Pacemaker/ICD Lead Extraction

Research Projects
Active projects

  • A study of an investigational thoracic impedance monitoring feature of St. Jude Medical cardiac rhythm management devices, sponsored by St. Jude Medical.

Selected Publications 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kowey PR, Crijns HJ, Aliot EM, Capucci A, Kulakowski P, Radzik D, Roy D, Connolly SJ, Hohnloser SH; ALPHEE Study Investigators(Dendi R). 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.
  • 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.
  • Brooks L, Zhang Y, Dendi R, Anderson RH, Zimmerman B, Kerber RE. Selecting the transthoracic defibrillation shock directional vector based on VF amplitude improves shock success. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009 Sep;20(9):1032-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2009.01483.x. Epub 2009 May 4. PubMed PMID: 19460079.
  • Staffey KS, Dendi R, Brooks LA, Pretorius AM, Ackermann LW, Zamba KD, Dickson E, Kerber RE. Liquid ventilation with perfluorocarbons facilitates resumption of  spontaneous circulation in a swine cardiac arrest model. Resuscitation. 2008 Jul;78(1):77-84. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2008.02.008. Epub 2008 Apr 10. PubMed PMID: 18406036; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2483299.
  • Dendi R, Josephson ME. A new algorithm in the differential diagnosis of wide complex tachycardia. Eur Heart J. 2007 Mar;28(5):525-6. Epub 2007 Feb 22. PubMed PMID: 17317697.
  • Sharabi Y, Eldadah B, Li ST, Dendi R, Pechnik S, Holmes C, Goldstein DS. Neuropharmacologic distinction of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension syndromes. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2006 May-Jun;29(3):97-105. PubMed PMID: 16772807. 
  • Singleton A, Gwinn-Hardy K, Sharabi Y, Li ST, Holmes C, Dendi R, Hardy J, Singleton A, Crawley A, Goldstein DS. Association between cardiac denervation and parkinsonism caused by alpha-synuclein gene triplication. Brain. 2004 Apr;127(Pt  4):768-72. Epub 2004 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 14736756.
  • Sharabi Y, Dendi R, Holmes C, Goldstein DS. Baroreflex failure as a late sequela of neck irradiation. Hypertension. 2003 Jul;42(1):110-6. Epub 2003 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 12782644.
  • Sharabi Y, Li ST, Dendi R, Holmes C, Goldstein DS. Neurotransmitter specificity of sympathetic denervation in Parkinson's disease. Neurology. 2003 Mar 25;60(6):1036-9. PubMed PMID: 12654979.
  • Goldstein DS, Holmes C, Frank SM, Naqibuddin M, Dendi R, Snader S, Calkins H. Sympathoadrenal imbalance before neurocardiogenic syncope. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Jan 1;91(1):53-8. PubMed PMID: 12505571.
  • Goldstein DS, Holmes C, Frank SM, Dendi R, Cannon RO 3rd, Sharabi Y, Esler MD, Eisenhofer G. Cardiac sympathetic dysautonomia in chronic orthostatic intolerance syndromes. Circulation. 2002 Oct 29;106(18):2358-65. PubMed PMID: 12403667.
  • Goldstein DS, Holmes C, Dendi R, Li ST, Brentzel S, Vernino S. Pandysautonomia associated with impaired ganglionic neurotransmission and circulating antibody to the neuronal nicotinic receptor. Clin Auton Res. 2002 Aug;12(4):281-5. PubMed PMID: 12357282.
  • Li ST, Dendi R, Holmes C, Goldstein DS. Progressive loss of cardiac sympathetic innervation in Parkinson's disease. Ann Neurol. 2002 Aug;52(2):220-3. PubMed PMID: 12210793.
  • Dendi R, Goldstein DS. Meta-analysis of nonselective versus beta-1 adrenoceptor-selective blockade in prevention of tilt-induced neurocardiogenic syncope. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Jun 1;89(11):1319-21. PubMed PMID: 12031740.
  • Goldstein DS, Holmes CS, Dendi R, Bruce SR, Li ST. Orthostatic hypotension from sympathetic denervation in Parkinson's disease. Neurology. 2002 Apr 23;58(8):1247-55. PubMed PMID: 11971094.

Selected Abstracts Presented at National Meetings

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Anand M. Pillai; Vivek Yarlagadda; Chanakyaram Reddy; Arun Sridhar; Madhu Reddy; Raghuveer Dendi.Lower programmed pacing rates reduces atrial fibrillation burden in patients on dofetilide. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)60352-1. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vanga S, Bicknell D, Dendi R, Pimentel R, Berenbom L, Emert M, Gerken A, Natale A, DiBiase L, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for sinus rhythm restoration in atrial fibrillation patients with mitral or aortic mechanical prosthetic valves - feasibility, safety and efficacy. Heart Rhythm 2010;7(5):S143-144.
  • 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? Heart Rhythm 2010;7(5):S279.
  • 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. Heart Rhythm 2010;7(5):S438.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Meeting, 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 Meeting, May 12-15 2010, Denver Colorado

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