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Christopher Madias, MD

Christopher Madias, MD
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Specialty:
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Tufts Medical Center - Cardiology; Cardiac Electrophysiology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Cardioversion
  • Device therapy
  • Heart disease in athletes
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Radiofrequency ablation, cardiac arrhythmias
  • Tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia
Research Interests:
  • Sudden death prevention with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
  • Clinical electrophysiology
  • Arrhythmia treatment and outcomes
Languages Spoken:
  • Greek
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.

  1. To the Editor- Electrocardiogram correlates of myocardial edema in patients with Takotsubo syndrome.
    Madias JE, Madias C.
    Heart Rhythm. 2013
    2013 May
    10(5):e67. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2013.03.016. Epub 2013 Mar 14. No abstract available.
  2. Reduced diameter spheres increases the risk of chest blow-induced ventricular fibrillation (commotio cordis).
    Kalin J, Madias C, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Link MS.
    Heart Rhythm.
    2011 Oct
    8(10):1578-81
  3. Usefulness of Transesophageal Echocardiography to Confirm Clinical Utility of CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc and CHADS(2) Scores in Atrial Flutter.
    Parikh MG, Aziz Z, Krishnan K, Madias C, Trohman RG.
    Am J Cardiol.
    2011 Nov 29
  4. The link between atrial fibrillation and stroke in women.
    Madias C, Trohman RG.
    Womens Health (Lond Engl).
    2011 May
    7(3):375-82.
  5. Duloxetine-induced tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy: implications for preventing a broken heart.
    Trohman RG, Madias C.
    South Med J.
    2011 May
    104(5):303-4
  6. Intercostal Muscle Twitching from Right Ventricular Apical Pacing.
    Kakodkar SA, Parikh MG, Madias C, Trohman RG, Krishnan K.
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol.
    2011 Aug 7
    doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03184.x
  7. Reply to the Editor: Stress Cardiomyopathy and the Acquired Long QT Syndrome
    Madias C, Fitzgibbons TP, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Estes NA 3rd, Aurigemma GP, Link MS
    Heart Rhythm
    2011 Apr
    8(4):e1
  8. Acquired Long QT from Stress Cardiomyopathy is Associated with Ventricular Arrhythmias and Torsades de Pointes
    Madias C, Fitzgibbons TP, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Bouchard JL, Kalsmith B, Garlitski AC, Tighe DA, Estes NA 3rd, Aurigemma GP, Link MS
    Heart Rhythm
    2011 Apr
    8(4):555-61
  9. Short-term effects of ketamine and isoflurane on left ventricular ejection fraction in an experimental Swine model.
    Wessler B, Madias C, Pandian N, Link MS.
    ISRN Cardiol. 2011
    2011
    2011:582658. doi: 10.5402/2011/582658. Epub 2011 Jun 27.
  10. Relation of different measures of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol to risk of coronary artery disease and death in a meta-regression analysis of large-scale trials of statin therapy
    Kizer JR, Madias C, Wilner B, Vaughan CJ, Mushlin AI, Trushin P, Gotto AM Jr, Pasternak RC
    Am J Cardiol
    2010 May 1
    105(9):1289-96
  11. Marked variability in susceptibility to ventricular fibrillation in an experimental commotio cordis model
    Alsheikh-Ali AA, Madias C, Supran S, Link MS
    Circulation
    2010 Dec 14
    122(24):2499-504
  12. Marked variability in susceptibility to ventricular fibrillation in an experimental commotio cordis model.
    Alsheikh-Ali AA, Madias C, Supran S, Link MS.
    Circulation.
    2010 Dec 14
    122(24):2499-504
  13. Precordial thump for cardiac arrest is effective for asystole but not for ventricular fibrillation
    Madias C, Maron BJ, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Rajab M, Estes NA 3rd, Link MS
    Heart Rhythm
    2009 Oct
    6(10):1495-500
  14. Role of SREBP-1 in the development of parasympathetic dysfunction in the hearts of type 1 diabetic Akita mice
    Park HJ, Zhang Y, Du C, Welzig CM, Madias C, Aronovitz MJ, Georgescu SP, Naggar I, Wang B, Kim YB, Blaustein RO, Karas RH, Liao R, Mathews CE, Galper JB
    Circ Res
    2009 Jul 31
    105(3):287-94
  15. Prevalence and clinical characteristics of right ventricular dysfunction in transient stress cardiomyopathy
    Fitzgibbons TP, Madias C, Seth A, Bouchard JL, Kuvin JT, Patel AR, Pandian NG, Meyer TE, Aurigemma GP, Tighe DA
    Am J Cardiol
    2009 Jul 1
    104(1):133-6
  16. Endocardial mapping of ventricular fibrillation in commotio cordis
    Alsheikh-Ali AA, Akelman C, Madias C, Link MS
    Heart Rhythm
    2008 Sep
    5(9):1355-6
  17. Valvular and structural heart disease: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition)
    Salem DN, O'Gara PT, Madias C, Pauker SG; American College of Chest Physicians
    Chest
    2008 Jun
    133(6 Suppl):593S-629S
  18. Parasympathetic response in chick myocytes and mouse heart is controlled by SREBP
    Park HJ, Georgescu SP, Du C, Madias C, Aronovitz MJ, Welzig CM, Wang B, Begley U, Zhang Y, Blaustein RO, Patten RD, Karas RH, Van Tol HH, Osborne TF, Shimano H, Liao R, Link MS, Galper JB
    J Clin Invest
    2008 Jan
    118(1):259-71
  19. Cell membrane stretch and chest blow-induced ventricular fibrillation: commotio cordis
    Madias C, Maron BJ, Supron S, Estes NA 3rd, Link MS
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol
    2008 Dec
    19(12):1304-9
  20. Protecting our children from the consequences of chest blows on the playing field: a time for science over marketing
    Link MS, Bir C, Dau N, Madias C, Estes NA 3rd, Maron BJ
    Pediatrics
    2008 Aug
    122(2):437-9
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