Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Michigan Medical School
William Beaumont Hospital - Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical Center - Cardiology
University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac resynchronization therapy
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
Cardiac pacing and resynchronization therapy
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
Pharmacology of antiarrhythmic drugs
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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.
Cardiac resynchronization therapy: the state of the art. Madias C, Trohman RG Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2014 May 12(5):573-87. Ventricular tachycardia associated with radiation-induced cardiac sarcoma. Beaty EH, Ballany W, Trohman RG, Madias C Tex Heart Inst J 2014 Dec 41(6):620-5. The value of diastolic function parameters in the prediction of left atrial appendage thrombus in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Doukky R, Garcia-Sayan E, Gage H, Nagarajan V, Demopoulos A, Cena M, Nazir NT, Karam GJ, Trohman RG, Kazlauskaite R Cardiovasc Ultrasound 2014 12(1):10. The prognostic value of cardiac SPECT performed at the primary care physician's office. Doukky R, Frogge N, Balakrishnan G, Hayes K, Collado FM, Rangel MO, Trohman RG, Hendel RC. J Nucl Cardiol. 2013 2013 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print] Catheter ablation of hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia with mechanical circulatory support. Lü F, Eckman PM, Liao KK, Apostolidou I, John R, Chen T, Das GS, Francis GS, Lei H, Trohman RG, Benditt DG Int. J. Cardiol. 2013 Jul 15 Temporary left ventricular resynchronization therapy in cardiogenic shock: A new pacing paradigm to fight an old foe? Trohman RG. Heart Rhythm. 2013 2013 Jan 10(1):53-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.09.017. Epub 2012 Sep 18. No abstract available. To the Editor-Comment on: Six uneventful years with a pacing lead in the left ventricle. Trohman RG Heart Rhythm 2013 Aug 27 Study of warfarin patients investigating attitudes toward therapy change (SWITCH Survey). Attaya S, Bornstein T, Ronquillo N, Volgman R, Braun LT, Trohman R, Volgman A. Am J Ther. 2012 2012 Nov 19(6):432-5. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e3182373591. The anti-arrhythmic potential of therapeutic hypothermia: another good reason for keeping your cool?*. Trohman RG, Neiger JS. Crit Care Med. 2012 2012 Nov 40(11):3087-8. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182632b08. No abstract available. Variant ventricular tachycardia. Parikh MG, Kakodkar SA, Neiger JS, Myerburg RJ, Trohman RG. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 2012 May 35(5):612-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2012.03336.x. Epub 2012 Feb 23. No abstract available. 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. 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. Safety of endoscopic procedures after acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review. Cena M, Gomez J, Alyousef T, Trohman RG, Pierko K, Agarwal R. Cardiol J. 2012 2012 19(5):447-52. Cardiac arrest: unveiling the differences within. Trohman RG, Trohman SD. Crit Care Med. 2011 2011 Nov 39(11):2556-7. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31822a5c1f. No abstract available. Differential diagnosis of tachycardia with a typical left bundle branch block morphology. Neiger JS, Trohman RG. World J Cardiol. 2011 2011 May 26 3(5):127-34. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v3.i5.127. 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. 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. Proud flesh post permanent pacemaker. Kakodkar SA, Neiger JS, Parikh MG, Trohman RG. Heart Rhythm. 2011 2011 Dec 8(12):1988. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2010.09.009. Epub 2010 Sep 15. No abstract available. Successful percutaneous cardiac resynchronization despite an occlusive Thebesian valve. Parikh MG, Halleran SM, Bharati S, Trohman RG. Pediatr Cardiol. 2011 2011 Dec 32(8):1223-7. doi: 10.1007/s00246-011-0066-x. Epub 2011 Jul 31. A case report of atrial fibrillation potentially induced by hydroxycut: a multicomponent dietary weight loss supplement devoid of sympathomimetic amines. Karth A, Holoshitz N, Kavinsky CJ, Trohman R, McBride BF. J Pharm Pract. 2010 2010 Jun 23(3):245-9. doi: 10.1177/0897190010362104. Epub 2010 Apr 8. Right coronary artery occlusion during RF ablation of typical atrial flutter. Mykytsey A, Kehoe R, Bharati S, Maheshwari P, Halleran S, Krishnan K, Razminia M, Mina A, Trohman RG. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010 2010 Jul 21(7):818-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2009.01711.x. Epub 2010 Feb 1. Reversible cardiomyopathy in an adolescent with idiopathic aortic cusp ventricular tachycardia. Kakodkar S, Krishnan K, Awad S, Halleran S, Mykytsey A, Al-Anani S, Trohman RG. Pediatr Cardiol. 2010 2010 Jan 31(1):147-50. doi: 10.1007/s00246-009-9560-9. Epub 2009 Oct 20. Trust in technology: straddling the line between faith and reason. Trohman RG. Crit Care Med. 2010 2010 Feb 38(2):712-3. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181c0dd5f. No abstract available. Adenosine for diagnosis of wide QRS tachycardia: rapid infusion for an easier conclusion. Trohman RG. Crit Care Med. 2009 2009 Sep 37(9):2651-2. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181abfb9f. No abstract available. Women with atrial fibrillation: Greater risk, less attention. Volgman AS, Manankil MF, Mookherjee D, Trohman RG. Gend Med. 2009 2009 Sep 6(3):419-32. doi: 10.1016/j.genm.2009.09.008. Review. Isthmus dependent atrial flutter cycle length correlates with right atrial cross-sectional area. Krishnan K, Gupta A, Halleran SM, Chawla D, Avery EF, Bienias JL, Trohman RG. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009 2009 May 15 9(3):167-73. Re: EP challenges in adult congenital heart disease. Krishnan K, Trohman RG. Heart Rhythm. 2009 2009 Feb 6(2):e1; author reply e1. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2008.12.025. Epub 2008 Dec 27. No abstract available. Magnesium sensitive, adenosine resistant, repetitive monomorphic ventricular tachycardia. Neiger JS, Gupta A, Halleran SM, Trohman RG. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009 2009 Dec 32(12):e28-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2009.02527.x. Epub 2009 Sep 10. The QT Interval and Selection of Alpha-Blockers for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Lepor H, Lepor NE, Hill LA, Trohman RG. Rev Urol. 2008 2008 Spring 10(2):85-91. Rescue permanent iliac vein pacing after epicardial lead failure: an unusual reversal of pacing fortune. Gupta A, Halleran SM, Krishnan K, Trohman RG. Europace. 2008 2008 Oct 10(10):1236-8. doi: 10.1093/europace/eun185. Epub 2008 Jul 7. Through the looking glass: reminiscence from a pediatrician-come-lately. Trohman RG. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 2008 Nov 29(6):1031-2. doi: 10.1007/s00246-008-9278-0. Epub 2008 Aug 14. No abstract available. Atrial fibrillation in the critically ill: common sense for a common problem. Trohman RG. Crit Care Med. 2008 2008 May 36(5):1681-2. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31817014d2. No abstract available.
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