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Christopher Madias, MD

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  • 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
  • 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 Listings go back five years.

  1. Advanced Anderson-Fabry disease presenting with left ventricular apical aneurysm and ventricular tachycardia.
    Poulin MF, Shah A, Trohman RG, Madias C
    World J Clin Cases
    2015 Jun 16
  2. Arrhythmias in takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
    Brown KH, Trohman RG, Madias C
    Card Electrophysiol Clin
    2015 Jun
  3. Cardiac resynchronization therapy: the state of the art.
    Madias C, Trohman RG
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther
    2014 May
  4. Ventricular tachycardia associated with radiation-induced cardiac sarcoma.
    Beaty EH, Ballany W, Trohman RG, Madias C
    Tex Heart Inst J
    2014 Dec
  5. 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.
  6. Intercostal muscle twitching from right ventricular apical pacing.
    Kakodkar SA, Parikh MG, Madias C, Trohman RG, Krishnan K.
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012
    2012 Jul
    35(7):e197-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03184.x. Epub 2011 Aug 7. Review.
  7. Usefulness of transesophageal echocardiography to confirm clinical utility of CHA2DS2-VASc and CHADS2 scores in atrial flutter.
    Parikh MG, Aziz Z, Krishnan K, Madias C, Trohman RG.
    Am J Cardiol. 2012
    2012 Feb 15
    109(4):550-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.10.007. Epub 2011 Nov 29.
  8. 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
    2011 Oct
    8(10):1578-81. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.05.009. Epub 2011 May 17.
  9. The link between atrial fibrillation and stroke in women.
    Madias C, Trohman RG.
    Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2011
    2011 May
    7(3):375-82. doi: 10.2217/whe.11.29. Review.
  10. Duloxetine-induced tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy: implications for preventing a broken heart.
    Trohman RG, Madias C.
    South Med J. 2011
    2011 May
    104(5):303-4. doi: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e318213d10f. No abstract available.
  11. 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
  12. Acquired long QT syndrome 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
    2011 Apr
    8(4):555-61. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2010.12.012. Epub 2010 Dec 10.
  13. 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
    2011:582658. doi: 10.5402/2011/582658. Epub 2011 Jun 27.
  14. 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
    2010 May 1
    105(9):1289-96. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.12.051. Epub 2010 Mar 20. Review.
  15. Marked variability in susceptibility to ventricular fibrillation in an experimental commotio cordis model
    Alsheikh-Ali AA, Madias C, Supran S, Link MS
    2010 Dec 14
  16. Marked variability in susceptibility to ventricular fibrillation in an experimental commotio cordis model.
    Alsheikh-Ali AA, Madias C, Supran S, Link MS.
    Circulation. 2010
    2010 Dec 14
    122(24):2499-504. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.955336. Epub 2010 Nov 29.
  17. 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
    2009 Oct
    6(10):1495-500. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2009.06.029. Epub 2009 Jun 25.
  18. 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
    2009 Jul 31
    105(3):287-94. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.109.193995. Epub 2009 May 7.
  19. 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
    2009 Jul 1
    104(1):133-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.02.049. Epub 2009 May 4.
  20. Endocardial mapping of ventricular fibrillation in commotio cordis.
    Alsheikh-Ali AA, Akelman C, Madias C, Link MS.
    Heart Rhythm. 2008
    2008 Sep
    5(9):1355-6. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2008.03.009. Epub 2008 Mar 14. No abstract available.
  21. 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
    2008 Jun
    133(6 Suppl):593S-629S. doi: 10.1378/chest.08-0724.
  22. 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
  23. 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
    2008 Dec
    19(12):1304-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2008.01267.x. Epub 2008 Aug 6.
  24. 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
    2008 Aug
    122(2):437-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-2054. No abstract available.
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