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Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Tufts University School of Medicine
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center - Internal Medicine
Tufts Medical Center - Cardiology; Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac resynchronization therapy
Heart disease in athletes
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
Radiofrequency ablation, cardiac arrhythmias
Sudden death prevention with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Arrhythmia treatment and outcomes
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.
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. 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 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 The link between atrial fibrillation and stroke in women. Madias C, Trohman RG. Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2011 May 7(3):375-82. Duloxetine-induced tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy: implications for preventing a broken heart. Trohman RG, Madias C. South Med J. 2011 May 104(5):303-4 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Profile Video of Christopher Madias, MD
Being a cardiac electrophysiologist, one of the things that I find very rewarding is the chance to actually cure a disease. There’s very little in medicine that we can actually cure, surprisingly, and certain heart rhythms are actually curable with ablation procedures. It’s very gratifying to have a patient come in with frequent complaints of palpitations, and to be able to actually get rid of their palpitations with a relatively safe procedure such as a cardiac ablation is very rewarding.
Treating Arrythmias: Device Implantation
Treating Arrhythmias: Cardiac Ablation