Ronald D Berger

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1983 …2019
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2012

A Patient Presents with Longstanding, Severe LV Dysfunction. Is There a Role for Additional Risk Stratification Before ICD?

Tereshchenko, L. G. & Berger, R. D., Jun 2012, In : Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics. 4, 2, p. 151-160 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implantable Defibrillators
Systolic Heart Failure
Sudden Cardiac Death
Primary Prevention
Stroke Volume

ECG Marker of Adverse Electrical Remodeling Post-Myocardial Infarction Predicts Outcomes in MADIT II Study

Tereshchenko, L. G., McNitt, S., Han, L., Berger, R. D. & Zareba, W., Dec 14 2012, In : PLoS One. 7, 12, e51812.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atrial Remodeling
myocardial infarction
Electrocardiography
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Tachycardia

Electrophysiology studies in patients undergoing ICD implantation: Findings from the NCDR®

Cheng, A., Wang, Y., Berger, R. D., Calkins, H., Buxton, A. E., Curtis, J. P. & Lampert, R., Aug 2012, In : PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 35, 8, p. 912-918 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implantable Defibrillators
Electrophysiology
Sudden Death
Primary Prevention
Cardiac Arrhythmias

Inhibition of tachytherapy during ventricular tachycardia in a patient with a functioning dual-chamber ICD: What is the mechanism?

Needleman, M., Berger, R. D. & Cheng, A., Mar 2012, In : Heart Rhythm. 9, 3, p. 467-469 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Equipment Failure Analysis
Implantable Defibrillators
Ventricular Tachycardia
Treatment Failure
Cardiomyopathies

Intracardiac J-point elevation before the onset of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

Tereshchenko, L. G., McCabe, A., Han, L., Sur, S., Huang, T., Marine, J., Cheng, A., Spragg, D. D., Sinha, S., Calkins, H., Stein, K., Tomaselli, G. F. & Berger, R. D., Oct 2012, In : Heart Rhythm. 9, 10, p. 1594-1602 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implantable Defibrillators
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Tachycardia
Electrocardiography
Cardiac Arrhythmias

Myocardial structural associations with local electrograms: A study of postinfarct ventricular tachycardia pathophysiology and magnetic resonance-based noninvasive mapping

Sasaki, T., Miller, C., Hansford, R., Yang, J., Caffo, B. S., Zviman, M. M., Henrikson, C. A., Marine, J., Spragg, D. D., Cheng, A., Tandri, H., Sinha, S., Kolandaivelu, A., Zimmerman, S., Bluemke, D. A., Tomaselli, G. F., Berger, R. D., Calkins, H., Halperin, H. R. & Nazarian, S., Dec 2012, In : Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 5, 6, p. 1081-1090 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ventricular Tachycardia
Cicatrix
Gadolinium
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents

Predictive value of beat-to-beat qt variability index across the continuum of left ventricular dysfunction competing risks of noncardiac or cardiovascular death and sudden or nonsudden cardiac death

Tereshchenko, L. G., Cygankiewicz, I., McNitt, S., Vazquez, R., Bayes-Genis, A., Han, L., Sur, S., Couderc, J. P., Berger, R. D., De Luna, A. B. & Zareba, W., 2012, In : Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 5, 4, p. 719-727 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Sudden Death
Heart Failure
Heart Rate
Sudden Cardiac Death

Prospective comparison of discrimination algorithms to prevent inappropriate ICD therapy: Primary results of the Rhythm ID Going Head to Head Trial

Gold, M. R., Ahmad, S., Browne, K., Berg, K. C., Thackeray, L. & Berger, R. D., Mar 2012, In : Heart Rhythm. 9, 3, p. 370-377 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implantable Defibrillators
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Confidence Intervals
Convulsive Therapy
Therapeutics

QT variability paradox after premature ventricular contraction in patients with structural heart disease and ventricular arrhythmias

Das, D., Han, L., Berger, R. D. & Tereshchenko, L. G., Nov 2012, In : Journal of Electrocardiology. 45, 6, p. 652-657 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ventricular Premature Complexes
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Heart Diseases
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Tachycardia
Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia
Atrioventricular Block
Catheter Ablation
Prospective Studies
Safety
Defibrillators
Shielding
Muscle
Electrostatics
Electric fields

The value of defibrillator far-field electrograms for ablation of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation

Philips, B., Tompkins, C., Berger, R. D. & Nazarian, S., Apr 2012, In : Europace. 14, 4, p. 607-608 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Premature Cardiac Complexes
Defibrillators
Catheter Ablation
Paroxysmal ventricular fibrillation
2011

A new electrocardiogram marker to identify patients at low risk for ventricular tachyarrhythmias: Sum magnitude of the absolute QRST integral

Tereshchenko, L. G., Cheng, A., Fetics, B. J., Butcher, B., Marine, J., Spragg, D. D., Sinha, S., Dalal, D., Calkins, H., Tomaselli, G. F. & Berger, R. D., Mar 2011, In : Journal of Electrocardiology. 44, 2, p. 208-216 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tachycardia
Electrocardiography
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Implantable Defibrillators
Ventricular Tachycardia

Antiarrhythmic effect of reverse electrical remodeling associated with cardiac resynchronization therapy

Tereshchenko, L. G., Henrikson, C. A., Stempniewicz, P., Han, L. & Berger, R. D., Mar 2011, In : PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 34, 3, p. 357-364 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atrial Remodeling
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Tachycardia
Bundle-Branch Block
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices

Appropriate and inappropriate electrical therapies delivered by an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: Effect on intracardiac electrogram

Stempniewicz, P., Cheng, A., Connolly, A., Wang, X. Y., Calkins, H., Tomaselli, G. F., Berger, R. D. & Tereshchenko, L. G., May 2011, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 22, 5, p. 554-560 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiac Electrophysiologic Techniques
Implantable Defibrillators
Wounds and Injuries
Shock
Therapeutics

A prospective evaluation of a protocol for magnetic resonance imaging of patients with implanted cardiac devices

Nazarian, S., Hansford, R., Roguin, A., Goldsher, D., Zviman, M. M., Lardo, A. C., Caffo, B. S., Frick, K., Kraut, M. A., Kamel, I. R., Calkins, H., Berger, R. D., Bluemke, D. A. & Halperin, H. R., Oct 4 2011, In : Annals of Internal Medicine. 155, 7, p. 415-424 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Equipment and Supplies
Electric Impedance
Equipment Safety
Defibrillators

Complications arising from catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: Temporal trends and predictors

Hoyt, H., Bhonsale, A., Chilukuri, K., Alhumaid, F., Needleman, M., Edwards, D., Govil, A., Nazarian, S., Cheng, A., Henrikson, C. A., Sinha, S., Marine, J., Berger, R. D., Calkins, H. & Spragg, D. D., Dec 2011, In : Heart Rhythm. 8, 12, p. 1869-1874 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac Tamponade
Fistula
Blood Vessels

Continuation of warfarin during pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation: A randomized clinical trial

Cheng, A., Nazarian, S., Brinker, J. A., Tompkins, C., Spragg, D. D., Leng, C. T., Halperin, H. R., Tandri, H., Sinha, S., Marine, J., Calkins, H., Tomaselli, G. F., Berger, R. D. & Henrikson, C. A., Apr 2011, In : Heart Rhythm. 8, 4, p. 536-540 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implantable Defibrillators
Warfarin
Randomized Controlled Trials
Heparin
Pericardial Effusion

Demographic profile of patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Hoyt, H., Nazarian, S., Alhumaid, F., Dalal, D., Chilukuri, K., Spragg, D. D., Henrikson, C. A., Sinha, S., Cheng, A., Edwards, D., Needleman, M., Marine, J., Berger, R. D. & Calkins, H., Sep 2011, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 22, 9, p. 994-998 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Atrial Fibrillation
Demography
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Referral and Consultation

End-stage renal disease predicts complications in pacemaker and ICD implants

Tompkins, C., McLean, R., Cheng, A., Brinker, J. A., Marine, J., Nazarian, S., Spragg, D. D., Sinha, S., Halperin, H. R., Tomaselli, G. F., Berger, R. D., Calkins, H. & Henrikson, C. A., Oct 2011, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 22, 10, p. 1099-1104 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Kidney Failure
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Hemorrhage
Infection

Gaps in the ablation line as a potential cause of recovery from electrical isolation and their visualization using mri

Ranjan, R., Kato, R., Zviman, M. M., Dickfeld, T. M., Roguin, A., Berger, R. D., Tomaselli, G. F. & Halperin, H. R., Jun 2011, In : Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 4, 3, p. 279-286 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Animal Models
Recurrence
Electric Conductivity
Giant Cells
Ventricular Tachycardia

Influence of atrial function and mechanical synchrony on LV hemodynamic status in heart failure patients on resynchronization therapy

Liang, H. Y., Cheng, A., Chang, K. C., Berger, R. D., Agarwal, K., Eulitt, P., Corretti, M., Tomaselli, G., Calkins, H., Kass, D. A. & Abraham, T. P., Jul 2011, In : JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. 4, 7, p. 691-698 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atrial Function
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Heart Failure
Hemodynamics
Heart Atria

Meta-analysis of catheter ablation as an adjunct to medical therapy for treatment of ventricular tachycardia in patients with structural heart disease

Mallidi, J., Nadkarni, G. N., Berger, R. D., Calkins, H. & Nazarian, S., Apr 2011, In : Heart Rhythm. 8, 4, p. 503-510 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Ventricular Tachycardia
Meta-Analysis
Heart Diseases
Recurrence

MR-Based, Patient-Specific Computational Simulation to Recapitulate Scar-Related Ventricular Tachycardia

Ashikaga, H., Arevalo, H., Vadakkumpadan, F., Blake, R., Berger, R. D., Calkins, H., Trayanova, N. & Halperin, H. R., 2011, In : Journal of Arrhythmia. 27

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ventricular Tachycardia
Cicatrix
Electrocardiography
Gadolinium
Electrophysiology

Premature failure of a riata defibrillator lead without impedance change or inappropriate sensing: A case report and review of the literature

Krebsbach, A., Alhumaid, F., Henrikson, C. A., Calkins, H., Berger, R. D. & Cheng, A., Sep 2011, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 22, 9, p. 1070-1072 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Defibrillators
Electric Impedance
Hiccup
Tears
Lead

Quantitative assessment of artifacts on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

Sasaki, T., Hansford, R., Zviman, M. M., Kolandaivelu, A., Bluemke, D. A., Berger, R. D., Calkins, H., Halperin, H. R. & Nazarian, S., Nov 2011, In : Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 4, 6, p. 662-670 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implantable Defibrillators
Artifacts
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Safety

Reply

Spragg, D. D., Kass, D. A. & Berger, R. D., Feb 22 2011, In : Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 57, 8, p. 1001 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Response to cardiac resynchronization therapy: Substrate matters

Needleman, M. & Berger, R. D., Mar 2011, In : Heart Rhythm. 8, 3, p. 383-384 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Failure

Reversible cardiac conduction block and defibrillation with high-frequency electric field

Tandri, H., Weinberg, S. H., Chang, K. C., Zhu, R., Trayanova, N. A., Tung, L. & Berger, R. D., Sep 28 2011, In : Science Translational Medicine. 3, 102, 102ra96.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiac Arrhythmias
Nerve Tissue
Ventricular Fibrillation
Myocardium
Rabbits

Short-term variability of repolarization predicts ventricular tachycardia and sudden cardiac death in patients with structural heart disease: A comparison with QT variability index

Oosterhoff, P., Tereshchenko, L. G., Van Der Heyden, M. A. G., Ghanem, R. N., Fetics, B. J., Berger, R. D. & Vos, M. A., Oct 2011, In : Heart Rhythm. 8, 10, p. 1584-1590 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implantable Defibrillators
Sudden Cardiac Death
Ventricular Tachycardia
Heart Diseases
Sudden Death
Atrial Remodeling
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Heart Rate
Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Fibrillation

The critical isthmus sites of ischemic ventricular tachycardia are in zones of tissue heterogeneity, visualized by magnetic resonance imaging

Estner, H. L., Zviman, M. M., Herzka, D., Miller, F., Castro, V., Nazarian, S., Ashikaga, H., Dori, Y., Berger, R. D., Calkins, H., Lardo, A. C. & Halperin, H. R., Dec 2011, In : Heart Rhythm. 8, 12, p. 1942-1949 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ventricular Tachycardia
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Electrophysiology
Cicatrix
Recurrence
Ventricular Tachycardia
Electrocardiography
Myocardial Infarction
2010

A prospective study evaluating the role of obesity and obstructive sleep apnea for outcomes after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Chilukuri, K., Dalal, D., Gadrey, S., Marine, J., MacPherson, E., Henrikson, C. A., Cheng, A., Nazarian, S., Sinha, S., Spragg, D. D., Berger, R. D. & Calkins, H., May 2010, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 21, 5, p. 521-525 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Atrial Fibrillation
Obesity
Prospective Studies

Beat-to-beat three-dimensional ECG variability predicts ventricular arrhythmia in ICD recipients

Tereshchenko, L. G., Han, L., Cheng, A., Marine, J., Spragg, D. D., Sinha, S., Dalal, D., Calkins, H., Tomaselli, G. F. & Berger, R. D., Nov 2010, In : Heart Rhythm. 7, 11, p. 1606-1613 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implantable Defibrillators
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Electrocardiography
Heart Diseases
Sudden Cardiac Death

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy and Heparin "Bridging" Significantly Increase the Risk of Bleeding Complications After Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Device Implantation

Tompkins, C., Cheng, A., Dalal, D., Brinker, J. A., Leng, C. T., Marine, J., Nazarian, S., Spragg, D. D., Sinha, S., Halperin, H. R., Tomaselli, G. F., Berger, R. D., Calkins, H. & Henrikson, C. A., May 25 2010, In : Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 55, 21, p. 2376-2382 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implantable Defibrillators
Heparin
Hemorrhage
Equipment and Supplies
clopidogrel

Effect of peri-infarct pacing early after myocardial infarction results of the prevention of myocardial enlargement and dilatation post myocardial infarction study

Chung, E. S., Dan, D., Solomon, S. D., Bank, A. J., Pastore, J., Iyer, A., Berger, R. D., Franklin, J. O., Jones, G., MacHado, C. & Stolen, C. M., Nov 2010, In : Circulation: Heart Failure. 3, 6, p. 650-658 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ventricular Remodeling
Dilatation
Myocardial Infarction
Workload
Creatine Kinase

Failure in short-term prediction of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation from continuous electrocardiogram in intensive care unit patients

Sachdev, M., Fetics, B. J., Lai, S., Dalal, D., Insel, J. & Berger, R. D., Sep 2010, In : Journal of Electrocardiology. 43, 5, p. 400-407 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Tachycardia
Intensive Care Units
Electrocardiography
Cardiac Arrhythmias

Microvolt T-wave alternans testing: Renewed hope?

Bansal, S. & Berger, R. D., Sep 2010, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 21, 9, p. 1015-1016 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drug Administration Schedule
Predictive Value of Tests
Cardiac Electrophysiologic Techniques
Electric Countershock
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists

Noninvasive assessment of tissue heating during cardiac radiofrequency ablation using MRI thermography

Kolandaivelu, A., Zviman, M. M., Castro, V., Lardo, A. C., Berger, R. D. & Halperin, H. R., Oct 2010, In : Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 3, 5, p. 521-529 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heating
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Recurrence
Catheter Ablation
Electrophysiology

Optimal left ventricular endocardial pacing sites for cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy

Spragg, D. D., Dong, J., Fetics, B. J., Helm, R., Marine, J., Cheng, A., Henrikson, C. A., Kass, D. A. & Berger, R. D., Aug 31 2010, In : Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 56, 10, p. 774-781 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Cardiomyopathies
Coronary Sinus
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices
Ventricular Pressure

Outcomes in patients requiring cardioversion following catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Chilukuri, K., Dukes, J., Dalal, D., Marine, J., Henrikson, C. A., Scherr, D., Sinha, S., Berger, R. D., Cheng, A., Nazarian, S., Spragg, D. D. & Calkins, H., 2010, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 21, 1, p. 27-32 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electric Countershock
Catheter Ablation
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Recurrence

QRS prolongation in myotonic muscular dystrophy and diffuse fibrosis on cardiac magnetic resonance

Nazarian, S., Bluemke, D. A., Wagner, K. R., Zviman, M. M., Turkbey, E., Caffo, B. S., Shehata, M., Edwards, D., Butcher, B., Calkins, H., Berger, R. D., Halperin, H. R. & Tomaselli, G. F., 2010, In : Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 64, 1, p. 107-114 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myotonic Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophies
Signal-To-Noise Ratio
Fibrosis
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Transoesophageal echocardiography predictors of periprocedural cerebrovascular accident in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Chilukuri, K., Mayer, S. A., Scherr, D., Dalal, D., Abraham, T., Henrikson, C. A., Cheng, A., Nazarian, S., Sinha, S., Spragg, D. D., Berger, R. D., Calkins, H. & Marine, J., Nov 2010, In : Europace. 12, 11, p. 1543-1549 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Atrial Fibrillation
Stroke
Atrial Appendage

Ventricular arrhythmia is predicted by sum absolute QRST integralbut not by QRS width

Tereshchenko, L. G., Cheng, A., Fetics, B. J., Marine, J., Spragg, D. D., Sinha, S., Calkins, H., Tomaselli, G. F. & Berger, R. D., Nov 2010, In : Journal of Electrocardiology. 43, 6, p. 548-552 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiac Arrhythmias
Implantable Defibrillators
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Tachycardia
Primary Prevention
2009

Association of transseptal punctures with isolated migraine aura in patients undergoing catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias

Chilukuri, K., Sinha, S., Berger, R. D., Marine, J., Cheng, A., Nazarian, S., Scherr, D., Spragg, D. D., Calkins, H. & Henrikson, C. A., 2009, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 20, 11, p. 1227-1230 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Migraine with Aura
Catheter Ablation
Punctures
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Catheterization

Does left atrial volume and pulmonary venous anatomy predict the outcome of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation?

Hof, I., Chilukuri, K., Zadeh, A., Scherr, D., Dalal, D., Nazarian, S., Henrikson, C., Spragg, D. D., Berger, R. D., Marine, J. & Calkins, H., Sep 2009, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 20, 9, p. 1005-1010 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catheter Ablation
Atrial Fibrillation
Anatomy
Lung
Recurrence

Evaluation of spatiotemporal organization of persistent atrial fibrillation with time- and frequency-domain measures in humans

Berntsen, R. F., Cheng, A., Calkins, H. & Berger, R. D., Mar 2009, In : Europace. 11, 3, p. 316-323 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Atria
Atrial Fibrillation
Coronary Sinus
Individuality
Maintenance
Heart Rate
Weights and Measures
Mortality
Women's Health
Principal Component Analysis

Ibutilide-induced changes in the temporal lability of ventricular repolarization in patients with and without structural heart disease

Cheng, A., Dalal, D., Fetics, B. J., Angkeow, P., Spragg, D. D., Calkins, H., Tomaselli, G. F. & Berger, R. D., Aug 2009, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 20, 8, p. 873-879 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Diseases
Action Potentials
Heart Rate
Ventricular Premature Complexes
ibutilide