Ronald D Berger

Professor

1983 …2019
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Research Output 1983 2019

2006

Effects of Statin Therapy on Arrhythmic Events and Survival in Patients With Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Goldberger, J. J., Subacius, H., Schaechter, A., Howard, A., Berger, R. D., Shalaby, A., Levine, J. & Kadish, A. H., Sep 19 2006, In : Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 48, 6, p. 1228-1233 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Survival
Sudden Death
Implantable Defibrillators

Heart rate variability.

Bilchick, K. C. & Berger, R. D., Jun 2006, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 17, 6, p. 691-694 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiovascular Models
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Ambulatory Electrocardiography
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Circadian Rhythm

Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia originating in the great cardiac vein

Meininger, G. R. & Berger, R. D., Apr 2006, In : Heart Rhythm. 3, 4, p. 464-466 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Conduction System
Body Surface Potential Mapping
Cardiac Electrophysiologic Techniques
Ventricular Premature Complexes
Catheter Ablation

Imaging of myocardial dyssynchrony in congestive heart failure

Rosen, B. D., Lardo, A. C. & Berger, R. D., Dec 2006, In : Heart Failure Reviews. 11, 4, p. 289-303 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Heart Failure
Morbidity
Costs and Cost Analysis
Exercise Tolerance

Initial experience in the use of integrated electroanatomic mapping with three-dimensional MR/CT images to guide catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Dong, J., Dickfeld, T., Dalal, D., Cheema, A., Vasamreddy, C. R., Henrikson, C. A., Marine, J., Halperin, H. R., Berger, R. D., Lima, J., Bluemke, D. A. & Calkins, H., May 2006, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 17, 5, p. 459-466 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Pulmonary Veins
Heart Atria
Atrial Fibrillation
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Integrated electroanatomic mapping with three-dimensional computed tomographic images for real-time guided ablations

Dong, J., Calkins, H., Solomon, S. B., Lai, S., Dalal, D., Lardo, A., Brem, E., Preiss, A., Berger, R. D., Halperin, H. R. & Dickfeld, T., Jan 2006, In : Circulation. 113, 2, p. 186-194 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fiducial Markers
Tomography
Heart Atria
Heart Ventricles
Systems Integration

Long-term safety and efficacy of circumferential ablation with pulmonary vein isolation

Cheema, A., Dong, J., Dalal, D., Vasamreddy, C. R., Marine, J., Henrikson, C. A., Spragg, D. D., Cheng, A., Nazarian, S., Sinha, S., Halperin, H. R., Berger, R. D. & Calkins, H., Oct 2006, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 17, 10, p. 1080-1085 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pulmonary Veins
Safety
Catheter Ablation
Cardiac Tamponade
Atrial Fibrillation

Long-term single procedure efficacy of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Cheema, A., Vasamreddy, C. R., Dalal, D., Marine, J., Dong, J., Henrikson, C. A., Spragg, D. D., Cheng, A., Nazarian, S., Sinha, S., Halperin, H. R., Berger, R. D. & Calkins, H., Apr 2006, In : Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology. 15, 3, p. 145-155 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Atrial Fibrillation
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Population
Research Personnel

Symptomatic and asymptomatic atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation

Vasamreddy, C. R., Dalal, D., Dong, J., Cheng, A., Spragg, D. D., Lamiy, S. Z., Meininger, G., Henrikson, C. A., Marine, J., Berger, R. D. & Calkins, H., Feb 2006, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 17, 2, p. 134-139 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Atrial Fibrillation
Telemetry
Outpatients
Recurrence

The benefit of upgrading chronically right ventricle-paced heart failure patients to resynchronization therapy demonstrated by strain rate imaging

Eldadah, Z. A., Rosen, B., Hay, I., Edvardsen, T., Jayam, V., Dickfeld, T., Meininger, G. R., Judge, D. P., Hare, J., Lima, J., Calkins, H. & Berger, R. D., Apr 2006, In : Heart Rhythm. 3, 4, p. 435-442 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Heart Ventricles
Heart Failure
Therapeutics
Implantable Defibrillators
Implantable Defibrillators
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Therapeutics
Primary Prevention
Sudden Death
2005

Atrial volume reduction following catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and relation to reduction in pulmonary vein size: An evaluation using magnetic resonance angiography

Jayam, V. K., Dong, J., Vasamreddy, C. R., Lickfett, L., Kato, R., Dickfeld, T., Eldadah, Z., Dalal, D., Blumke, D. A., Berger, R. D., Halperin, H. R. & Calkins, H., Jul 2005, In : Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology. 13, 2, p. 107-114 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Pulmonary Veins
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Atrial Fibrillation
Heart Atria

Changes of pulmonary vein orifice size and location throughout the cardiac cycle: Dynamic analysis using magnetic resonance cine imaging

Lickfett, L., Dickfeld, T., Kato, R., Tandri, H., Vasamreddy, C. R., Berger, R. D., Bluemke, D., Lüderitz, B., Halperin, H. R. & Calkins, H., Jun 2005, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 16, 6, p. 582-588 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cine Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pulmonary Veins
Diastole
Systole
Gadolinium

Clinical prediction of cavotricuspid isthmus dependence in patients referred for catheter ablation of "typical" atrial flutter

Lickfett, L., Calkins, H., Nasir, K., Dickfeld, T., Eldadah, Z., Jayam, V., Leng, C., Tomaselli, G., Donahue, K., Halperin, H. R., Lüderitz, B. & Berger, R. D., Sep 2005, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 16, 9, p. 969-973 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atrial Flutter
Catheter Ablation
Electrophysiology
Electrocardiography
Heart Diseases

Direct imaging of transvenous radiofrequency cardiac ablation using a steerable fiberoptic infrared endoscope

Knight, B. P., Burke, M. C., Hong, T. E., McAuley, A., Amundson, D., Hanlin, J., Blankenship, L., Ferguson, T. B., Nazarian, S. & Berger, R. D., Oct 2005, In : Heart Rhythm. 2, 10, p. 1116-1121 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Endoscopes
Electrodes
Endoscopy
Catheter Ablation
Catheters

Direct visualization of coronary sinus ostium and branches with a flexible steerable fiberoptic infrared endoscope

Nazarian, S., Knight, B. P., Dickfeld, T. L., Zviman, M. M., Jayanti, V. B., Amundson, D., Hanlin, J., Castleberry, J., Smith, M. F., Blankenship, L., Halperin, H. R., Ferguson, T. B. & Berger, R. D., Aug 2005, In : Heart Rhythm. 2, 8, p. 844-848 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coronary Sinus
Endoscopes
Tricuspid Valve
Inferior Vena Cava
Endoscopy

Effect of age on diurnal changes of 24-hour QT interval variability

Yeragani, V. K., Berger, R. D., Pohl, R. & Balon, R., Feb 2005, In : Pediatric Cardiology. 26, 1, p. 39-44 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sleep
Electrocardiography
Heart Rate
Sudden Cardiac Death
Autonomic Nervous System

Functional impact of rate irregularity in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy

Melenovsky, V., Hay, I., Fetics, B. J., Borlaug, B. A., Kramer, A., Pastore, J. M., Berger, R. D. & Kass, D. A., Apr 2005, In : European Heart Journal. 26, 7, p. 705-711 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Atrial Fibrillation
Heart Failure
Ventricular Function
Atrioventricular Block
Implantable Defibrillators
Sudden Cardiac Death
Primary Prevention
Stroke Volume
Heart Failure

Impact of ventricular response irregularity in patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure [8] (multiple letters)

Ballo, P., Badolati, S., Bernabò, D., Faraguti, S. A., Melenovsky, V., Berger, R. D. & Kass, D. A., Aug 2005, In : European Heart Journal. 26, 16, p. 1689-1690 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artificial Cardiac Pacing
Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Atrial Fibrillation
Heart Failure

Incidence and predictors of pulmonary vein stenosis following catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using the anatomic pulmonary vein ablation approach: Results from paired magnetic resonance imaging

Dong, J., Vasamreddy, C. R., Jayam, V., Dalal, D., Dickfeld, T., Eldadah, Z., Meininger, G., Halperin, H. R., Berger, R. D., Bluemke, D. A. & Calkins, H., Aug 2005, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 16, 8, p. 845-852 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Pulmonary Veins
Atrial Fibrillation
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Incidence

Increased beat-to-beat QT variability in patients with congestive cardiac failure

Raghunandan, D. S., Desai, N., Mallavarapu, M., Berger, R. D. & Yeragani, V. K., Mar 2005, In : Indian Heart Journal. 57, 2, p. 138-142 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Heart Rate
Sudden Cardiac Death
Sudden Death
Myocardium

Internal defibrillation with minimal skeletal muscle activation: A new paradigm toward painless defibrillation

Jayam, V., Zviman, M., Jayanti, V., Roguin, A., Halperin, H. R. & Berger, R. D., Oct 2005, In : Heart Rhythm. 2, 10, p. 1108-1113 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electrodes
Skeletal Muscle
Shock
Implantable Defibrillators
Muscle Contraction

Letters to the editor (multiple letters)

Marchel, M., Opolski, G., Pietrasik, A., Ciszek, B., Zawadzki, M., Pietrasik, K., Nazarian, S. & Berger, R. D., Nov 2005, In : Heart Rhythm. 2, 11, p. 1276 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetic resonance assessment of the substrate for inducible ventricular tachycardia in nonischemic cardiomyopathy

Nazarian, S., Bluemke, D. A., Lardo, A. C., Zviman, M. M., Watkins, S. P., Dickfeld, T. L., Meininger, G. R., Roguin, A., Calkins, H., Tomaselli, G. F., Weiss, R. G., Berger, R. D., Lima, J. & Halperin, H. R., Nov 1 2005, In : Circulation. 112, 18, p. 2821-2825 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ventricular Tachycardia
Cardiomyopathies
Cicatrix
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Stroke Volume

Predictors of appropriate implantable defibrillator therapies in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia

Piccini, J. P., Dalal, D., Roguin, A., Bomma, C., Cheng, A., Prakasa, K., Dong, J., Tichnell, C., James, C. A., Russell, S., Crosson, J., Berger, R. D., Marine, J., Tomaselli, G. & Calkins, H., Nov 2005, In : Heart Rhythm. 2, 11, p. 1188-1194 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
Implantable Defibrillators
Primary Prevention
Therapeutics
Secondary Prevention

Safety and efficacy of circumferential pulmonary vein catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Vasamreddy, C. R., Dalal, D., Eldadah, Z., Dickfeld, T., Jayam, V. K., Henrickson, C., Meininger, G., Dong, J., Lickfett, L., Berger, R. D. & Calkins, H., Jan 2005, In : Heart Rhythm. 2, 1, p. 42-48 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Pulmonary Veins
Atrial Fibrillation
Safety
Recurrence
2004

Beat-to-beat heart rate and QT variability in patients with congestive cardiac failure: Blunted response to orthostatic challenge

Desai, N., Raghunandan, D. S., Mallavarapu, M., Berger, R. D. & Yeragani, V. K., Oct 2004, In : Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology. 9, 4, p. 323-329 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Respiration
Heart Failure
Heart Rate
Baroreflex
Pressoreceptors

Beat-to-beat QT interval variability in atrial fibrillation with and without congestive cardiac failure

Yeragani, V. K., Adiga, S., Desai, N. & Berger, R. D., Jul 2004, In : Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology. 9, 3, p. 304-305 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atrial Fibrillation
Electrocardiography
Heart Failure
Heart Rate

Characterization of a new pulmonary vein variant using magnetic resonance angiography: Incidence, imaging, and interventional implications of the "right top pulmonary vein"

Lickfett, L., Kato, R., Tandri, H., Jayam, V., Vasamreddy, C. R., Dickfeld, T., Lewalter, T., Luderitz, B., Berger, R. D., Halperin, H. R. & Calkins, H., May 2004, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 15, 5, p. 538-543 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pulmonary Veins
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Incidence
Anatomy
Torso

Electrical disconnection of the superior vena cava from the right atrium

Jayam, V. K., Vasamreddy, C., Berger, R. D. & Calkins, H., May 2004, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 15, 5, p. 614 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sinoatrial Node
Superior Vena Cava
Catheter Ablation
Heart Atria
Atrial Fibrillation

Electrical Restitution Hysteresis: Good Memory or Delayed Response?

Berger, R. D., Mar 19 2004, In : Circulation Research. 94, 5, p. 567-569 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiovascular Models
Repression (Psychology)
Diastole
Mathematics
Cardiac Myocytes

Images in cardiovascular medicine. "Shrink-wrapped" permanent pacemaker.

Henrikson, C. A., Singh, N. K., Bolt, J. F. & Berger, R. D., Aug 31 2004, In : Circulation. 110, 9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artificial Pacemaker
Device Removal
Subcutaneous Tissue
Bradycardia
Reoperation

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy

Roguin, A., Bomma, C. S., Nasir, K., Tandri, H., Tichnell, C., James, C. A., Rutberg, J., Crosson, J., Spevak, P. J., Berger, R. D., Halperin, H. R. & Calkins, H., May 19 2004, In : Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 43, 10, p. 1843-1852 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
Implantable Defibrillators
Ventricular Tachycardia
Heart Transplantation
Sudden Death

Modern pacemaker and implantable cardioverter/defibrillator systems can be magnetic resonance imaging safe: In vitro and in vivo assessment of safety and function at 1.5 T

Roguin, A., Zviman, M. M., Meininger, G. R., Rodrigues, E. R., Dickfeld, T. M., Bluemke, D. A., Lardo, A., Berger, R. D., Calkins, H. & Halperin, H. R., Aug 3 2004, In : Circulation. 110, 5, p. 475-482 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implantable Defibrillators
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Safety
Equipment and Supplies
Electromagnetic Phenomena

Predictors of recurrence following catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using an irrigated-tip ablation catheter

Vasamreddy, C. R., Lickfett, L., Jayam, V. K., Nasir, K., Bradley, D. J., Eldadah, Z., Dickfeld, T., Berger, R. D. & Calkins, H., Jun 2004, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 15, 6, p. 692-697 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Atrial Fibrillation
Recurrence
Pulmonary Veins
Cardiac Tamponade

Radiation exposure during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Lickfett, L., Mahesh, M., Vasamreddy, C., Bradley, D., Jayam, V., Eldadah, Z., Dickfeld, T., Kearney, D., Dalal, D., Lüderitz, B., Berger, R. D. & Calkins, H., Nov 9 2004, In : Circulation. 110, 19, p. 3003-3010 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Fluoroscopy
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia
Atrial Flutter

Resynchronization therapy upgrades: Turning coach into first class

Rosen, B. D. & Berger, R. D., Nov 2004, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 15, 11, p. 1290-1292 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artificial Cardiac Pacing
Cardiomyopathies
Heart Failure
Therapeutics
Mentoring

Short-term effects of right-left heart sequential cardiac resynchronization in patients with heart failure, chronic atrial fibrillation, and atrioventricular nodal block

Hay, I., Melenovsky, V., Fetics, B. J., Judge, D. P., Kramer, A., Spinelli, J., Reister, C., Kass, D. A. & Berger, R. D., Nov 30 2004, In : Circulation. 110, 22, p. 3404-3410 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Atrioventricular Block
Atrial Fibrillation
Heart Failure
Pressure

Stereotactic magnetic resonance guidance for anatomically targeted ablations of the fossa ovalis and the left atrium

Dickfeld, T., Calkins, H., Zviman, M., Meininger, G., Lickfett, L., Roguin, A., Lardo, A. C., Berger, R. D., Halperin, H. R. & Solomon, S. B., Oct 2004, In : Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology. 11, 2, p. 105-115 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Atria
Catheter Ablation
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Catheters
Fluoroscopy

Technique and Results of Pulmonary Vein Angiography in Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Vasamreddy, C. R., Jayam, V., Lickfett, L., Nasir, K., Bradley, D. J., Eldadah, Z., Dickfeld, T., Donahue, K., Halperin, H. R., Berger, R. D. & Calkins, H., Jan 2004, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 15, 1, p. 21-26 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Pulmonary Veins
Atrial Fibrillation
Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Temporal repolarization lability differences among genotyped patients with the long QT syndrome

Bilchick, K., Viitasalo, M., Oikarinen, L., Fetics, B., Tomaselli, G., Swan, H., Laitinen, P. J., Väänänen, H., Kontula, K. & Berger, R. D., Nov 15 2004, In : The American Journal of Cardiology. 94, 10, p. 1312-1316 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Long QT Syndrome
Romano-Ward Syndrome
Mutation
Research Personnel
Control Groups
2003

Anatomic Stereotactic Catheter Ablation on Three-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Images in Real Time

Dickfeld, T., Calkins, H., Zviman, M., Kato, R., Meininger, G., Lickfett, L., Berger, R. D., Halperin, H. R. & Solomon, S. B., Nov 11 2003, In : Circulation. 108, 19, p. 2407-2413 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Catheters
Swine
Fluoroscopy

Cardiac Resynchronization and Death from Progressive Heart Failure: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Bradley, D. J., Bradley, E. A., Baughman, K. L., Berger, R. D., Calkins, H., Goodman, S. N., Kass, D. A. & Powe, N. R., Feb 12 2003, In : Journal of the American Medical Association. 289, 6, p. 730-740 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Meta-Analysis
Randomized Controlled Trials
Heart Failure
Mortality

Filtered QRS Duration on Signal-Averaged Electrocardiography Predicts Inducibility of Ventricular Tachycardia in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricle Dysplasia

Nasir, K., Tandri, H., Rutberg, J., Tichnell, C., Spevak, P. J., Crosson, J., Baughman, K. L., Kasper, E. K., Tomaselli, G. F., Berger, R. D. & Calkins, H., Oct 2003, In : PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 26, 10, p. 1955-1960 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
Ventricular Tachycardia
Heart Ventricles
Electrocardiography
Sudden Cardiac Death

Initial experience with a novel focused ultrasound ablation system for ring ablation outside the pulmonary vein

Meininger, G. R., Calkins, H., Lickfett, L., Lopath, P., Fjield, T., Pacheco, R., Harhen, P., Rodriguez, E. R., Berger, R. D., Halperin, H. R. & Solomon, S. B., Apr 2003, In : Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology. 8, 2, p. 141-148 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pulmonary Veins
Transducers
Atrial Fibrillation
Veins
Catheters

Pulmonary vein anatomy in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: Lessons learned by use of magnetic resonance imaging

Kato, R., Lickfett, L., Meininger, G., Dickfeld, T., Wu, R., Juang, G., Angkeow, P., LaCorte, J., Bluemke, D., Berger, R. D., Halperin, H. R. & Calkins, H., Apr 22 2003, In : Circulation. 107, 15, p. 2004-2010 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Pulmonary Veins
Atrial Fibrillation
Anatomy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

QT Variability

Berger, R. D., 2003, In : Journal of Electrocardiology. 36, SUPPL., p. 83-87 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiac Arrhythmias
Myosin Heavy Chains
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Heart Arrest
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
Ventricular Tachycardia
Electrocardiography

Utility of SAECG in arrhythmogenic right ventricle dysplasia

Nasir, K., Rutberg, J., Tandri, H., Berger, R. D., Tomaselli, G. & Calkins, H., Apr 2003, In : Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology. 8, 2, p. 112-120 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
Heart Ventricles
Aptitude
Disease Progression
Adipose Tissue