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Mortality Risk Increases With Clustered Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators.

Elsokkari I, Parkash R, Tang A, Wells G, Doucette S, Yetisir E, Gardner M, Healey JS, Thibault B, Sterns L, Birnie D, Nery P, Sivakumaran S, Essebag V, Dorian P, Sapp J.

JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Mar;6(3):327-337. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2019.11.012. Epub 2020 Jan 29.


A Longer Look at Preventing Cardiac Device Infection.

Krahn AD, Birnie DH.

Heart Rhythm. 2020 Mar 9. pii: S1547-5271(20)30193-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.03.003. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Lead-Specific Features Predisposing to the Development of Tricuspid Regurgitation After Endocardial Lead Implantation.

Anvardeen K, Rao R, Hazra S, Hay K, Dai H, Stoyanov N, Birnie D, Dwivedi G, Chan KL.

CJC Open. 2019 Oct 31;1(6):316-323. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2019.10.002. eCollection 2019 Nov.


Electrical versus pharmacological cardioversion for emergency department patients with acute atrial fibrillation (RAFF2): a partial factorial randomised trial.

Stiell IG, Sivilotti MLA, Taljaard M, Birnie D, Vadeboncoeur A, Hohl CM, McRae AD, Rowe BH, Brison RJ, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Macle L, Borgundvaag B, Morris J, Mercier E, Clement CM, Brinkhurst J, Sheehan C, Brown E, Nemnom MJ, Wells GA, Perry JJ.

Lancet. 2020 Feb 1;395(10221):339-349. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32994-0.


Serial 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Imaging in a Patient With Giant Cell Myocarditis.

Lamacie MM, Almufleh A, Nair V, Stadnick E, Birnie D, Beanlands RSB, Chih S.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Feb;13(2):e009940. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.009940. Epub 2020 Jan 31. No abstract available.


Cardiac Sarcoidosis multi-center randomized controlled trial (CHASM CS- RCT).

Birnie D, Beanlands RSB, Nery P, Aaron SD, Culver DA, DeKemp RA, Gula L, Ha A, Healey JS, Inoue Y, Judson MA, Juneau D, Kusano K, Quinn R, Rivard L, Toma M, Varnava A, Wells G, Wickremasinghe M, Kron J.

Am Heart J. 2020 Feb;220:246-252. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2019.10.003. Epub 2019 Oct 20.


Risk Factors for Infections Involving Cardiac Implanted Electronic Devices.

Birnie DH, Wang J, Alings M, Philippon F, Parkash R, Manlucu J, Angaran P, Rinne C, Coutu B, Low RA, Essebag V, Morillo C, Redfearn D, Toal S, Becker G, Degrâce M, Thibault B, Crystal E, Tung S, LeMaitre J, Sultan O, Bennett M, Bashir J, Ayala-Paredes F, Gervais P, Rioux L, Hemels MEW, Bouwels LHR, Exner DV, Dorian P, Connolly SJ, Longtin Y, Krahn AD.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Dec 10;74(23):2845-2854. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.09.060. Erratum in: J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Feb 25;75(7):840-841.


Cardiac Sarcoidosis.

Mankad P, Mitchell B, Birnie D, Kron J.

Curr Cardiol Rep. 2019 Nov 25;21(12):152. doi: 10.1007/s11886-019-1238-1. Review.


Bang for the buck: the importance of modifiable factors for electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation.

Ramirez FD, Sadek MM, Birnie DH.

Eur Heart J. 2020 Feb 1;41(5):721. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz791. No abstract available.


A new electrocardiographic definition of left bundle branch block (LBBB) in patients after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Alqarawi W, Sadek MM, Golian M, Hibbert B, Redpath CJ, Nair GM, Nery PB, Davis DR, Klein A, Birnie DH, Green MS.

J Electrocardiol. 2019 Oct 22. pii: S0022-0736(19)30598-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2019.10.005. [Epub ahead of print]


Effect of Direct Oral Anticoagulants, Warfarin, and Antiplatelet Agents on Risk of Device Pocket Hematoma: Combined Analysis of BRUISE CONTROL 1 and 2.

Essebag V, Healey JS, Joza J, Nery PB, Kalfon E, Leiria TLL, Verma A, Ayala-Paredes F, Coutu B, Sumner GL, Becker G, Philippon F, Eikelboom J, Sandhu RK, Sapp J, Leather R, Yung D, Thibault B, Simpson CS, Ahmad K, Toal S, Sturmer M, Kavanagh K, Crystal E, Wells GA, Krahn AD, Birnie DH.

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2019 Oct;12(10):e007545. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.119.007545. Epub 2019 Oct 15.


A Strategy of Lead Abandonment in a Large Cohort of Patients With Sprint Fidelis Leads.

Alqarawi W, Coppens J, Aldawood W, Ramirez FD, Redpath CJ, Nair GM, Nery PB, Davis DR, Abu Shama R, Aydin A, Klein A, Golian M, Schaller RD, Green MS, Birnie DH, Sadek MM.

JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Sep;5(9):1059-1067. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2019.07.006. Epub 2019 Aug 28.


The Final Scene of Act III of the AF Ablation Story: Always, Always Isolate the Pulmonary Veins.

Birnie DH, Sadek MM.

JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Aug;5(8):977-978. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2019.06.019. Epub 2019 Aug 19. No abstract available.


Imaging Cardiac Sarcoidosis With FLT-PET Compared With FDG/Perfusion-PET: A Prospective Pilot Study.

Martineau P, Pelletier-Galarneau M, Juneau D, Leung E, Nery PB, de Kemp R, Beanlands R, Birnie D.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Nov;12(11 Pt 1):2280-2281. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2019.06.020. Epub 2019 Aug 14. No abstract available.


Letter by Birnie et al Regarding Article, "Diagnostic Accuracy of Advanced Imaging in Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Implications for the Diagnosis of Isolated Cardiac Sarcoidosis".

Birnie DH, Nery PB, Beanlands R.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Aug;12(8):e009614. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.009614. Epub 2019 Aug 15. No abstract available.


Left atrial imaging and registration of fibrosis with conduction voltages using LGE-MRI and electroanatomical mapping.

Lee J, Thornhill RE, Nery P, Robert deKemp, Peña E, Birnie D, Adler A, Ukwatta E.

Comput Biol Med. 2019 Aug;111:103341. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2019.103341. Epub 2019 Jun 25.


To continue or stop oral anti-coagulation in higher-risk patients after a "successful" AF ablation; that is the question.

Birnie DH, Smith EE, Verma A.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019 Aug;30(8):1258-1260. doi: 10.1111/jce.14056. Epub 2019 Jul 18. No abstract available.


Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in cardiac sarcoidosis.

Kandolin R, Ekström K, Simard T, Hibbert B, Nery P, Lehtonen J, Kupari M, Birnie D.

Oxf Med Case Reports. 2019 May 31;2019(5):omz033. doi: 10.1093/omcr/omz033. eCollection 2019 May.


Adaptive cardiac resynchronization therapy is associated with decreased risk of incident atrial fibrillation compared to standard biventricular pacing: A real-world analysis of 37,450 patients followed by remote monitoring.

Hsu JC, Birnie D, Stadler RW, Cerkvenik J, Feld GK, Birgersdotter-Green U.

Heart Rhythm. 2019 Jul;16(7):983-989. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.05.012. Epub 2019 May 16.


Concomitant anti-platelet therapy in warfarin-treated patients undergoing cardiac rhythm device implantation: A secondary analysis of the BRUISE CONTROL trial.

Essebag V, AlTurki A, Proietti R, Healey JS, Wells GA, Verma A, Krahn AD, Simpson CS, Ayala-Paredes F, Coutu B, Leather R, Ahmad K, Toal S, Sapp J, Sturmer M, Kavanagh K, Crystal E, Leiria TLL, Seifer C, Rinne C, Birnie D; BRUISE CONTROL Investigators.

Int J Cardiol. 2019 Aug 1;288:87-93. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.04.066. Epub 2019 Apr 26.


Patient-specific labial fixed appliances: a step towards personalised orthodontic care?

Birnie D.

J Orthod. 2019 Jun;46(1_suppl):65-70. doi: 10.1177/1465312519840034. Epub 2019 Mar 27.


Comparison of Ajmaline and Procainamide Provocation Tests in the Diagnosis of Brugada Syndrome.

Cheung CC, Mellor G, Deyell MW, Ensam B, Batchvarov V, Papadakis M, Roberts JD, Leather R, Sanatani S, Healey JS, Chauhan VS, Birnie DH, Champagne J, Angaran P, Klein GJ, Yee R, Simpson CS, Talajic M, Gardner M, Yeung-Lai-Wah JA, Chakrabarti S, Laksman ZW, Sharma S, Behr ER, Krahn AD.

JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Apr;5(4):504-512. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2019.01.026. Epub 2019 Mar 27.


Adaptive Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Reduces Atrial Fibrillation Incidence in Heart Failure Patients With Prolonged AV Conduction: The Adaptive CRT Randomized Trial.

Gasparini M, Birnie D, Lemke B, Aonuma K, Lee KL, Gorcsan J 3rd, Landolina M, Klepfer R, Meloni S, Cicconelli M, Grammatico A, Martin DO.

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2019 May;12(5):e007260. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.119.007260. No abstract available.


Improving first shock success in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing electrical cardioversion: Authors' reply.

Ramirez FD, Sadek MM, Birnie DH.

Europace. 2019 May 1;21(5):833-834. doi: 10.1093/europace/euz048. No abstract available.


Letter to the Editor regarding the paper "Cardioversion of atrial fibrillation in obese patients: Results from the Cardioversion-BMI randomized controlled trial".

Ramirez FD, Sadek MM, Birnie DH.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019 Sep;30(9):1762-1763. doi: 10.1111/jce.13910. Epub 2019 Mar 18. No abstract available.


Prevention of Arrhythmia Device Infection Trial: The PADIT Trial.

Krahn AD, Longtin Y, Philippon F, Birnie DH, Manlucu J, Angaran P, Rinne C, Coutu B, Low RA, Essebag V, Morillo C, Redfearn D, Toal S, Becker G, Degrâce M, Thibault B, Crystal E, Tung S, LeMaitre J, Sultan O, Bennett M, Bashir J, Ayala-Paredes F, Gervais P, Rioux L, Hemels MEW, Bouwels LHR, van Vlies B, Wang J, Exner DV, Dorian P, Parkash R, Alings M, Connolly SJ.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Dec 18;72(24):3098-3109. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.09.068.


Evaluation of a novel cardioversion intervention for atrial fibrillation: the Ottawa AF cardioversion protocol.

Ramirez FD, Sadek MM, Boileau I, Cleland M, Nery PB, Nair GM, Redpath CJ, Green MS, Davis DR, Charron K, Henne J, Zakutney T, Beanlands RSB, Hibbert B, Wells GA, Birnie DH.

Europace. 2019 May 1;21(5):708-715. doi: 10.1093/europace/euy285.


To continue or minimally interrupt direct oral anticoagulants around ablation for atrial fibrillation: that is the question.

Birnie DH.

Europace. 2019 Apr 1;21(4):531-532. doi: 10.1093/europace/euy278. No abstract available.


Postablation Atrial Fibrillation Burden and Patient Activity Level: Insights From the DISCERN AF Study.

Proietti R, Birnie D, Ziegler PD, Wells GA, Verma A.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Dec 4;7(23):e010256. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.118.010256.


Continued vs. interrupted direct oral anticoagulants at the time of device surgery, in patients with moderate to high risk of arterial thrombo-embolic events (BRUISE CONTROL-2).

Birnie DH, Healey JS, Wells GA, Ayala-Paredes F, Coutu B, Sumner GL, Becker G, Verma A, Philippon F, Kalfon E, Eikelboom J, Sandhu RK, Nery PB, Lellouche N, Connolly SJ, Sapp J, Essebag V.

Eur Heart J. 2018 Nov 21;39(44):3973-3979. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy413.


The Impact of Cardiac Rehabilitation on Mental and Physical Health in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Matched Case-Control Study.

Reed JL, Clarke AE, Faraz AM, Birnie DH, Tulloch HE, Reid RD, Pipe AL.

Can J Cardiol. 2018 Nov;34(11):1512-1521. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2018.08.035. Epub 2018 Aug 30.


Rationale and design of the randomized prospective ATLAS study: Avoid Transvenous Leads in Appropriate Subjects.

Mondésert B, Bashir J, Philippon F, Dubuc M, Amit G, Exner D, Joza J, Birnie DH, Lane C, Tsang B, Korley V, Spears D, Ling A, Djuric A, Crystal E, Hruczkowski T, Roux JF, Carroll S, Essebag V, Krahn AD, Healey JS.

Am Heart J. 2019 Jan;207:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2018.09.008. Epub 2018 Oct 9.


Which Patients With Cardiac Sarcoidosis Should Receive Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators: Some Answers but Many Questions Remain.

Birnie D, Ha A, Kron J.

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2018 Aug;11(8):e006685. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.118.006685. No abstract available.


Prevention of venous thrombosis after electrophysiology procedures: a survey of national practice.

Burstein B, Barbosa RS, Samuel M, Kalfon E, Philippon F, Birnie D, Mangat I, Redfearn D, Sandhu R, Macle L, Sapp J, Verma A, Healey JS, Becker G, Chauhan V, Coutu B, Roux JF, Leong-Sit P, Andrade JG, Veenhuyzen GD, Joza J, Bernier M, Essebag V.

J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2018 Dec;53(3):357-363. doi: 10.1007/s10840-018-0461-9. Epub 2018 Oct 8.


Prevalence and Significance of Tricuspid Regurgitation Post-Endocardial Lead Placement.

Anvardeen K, Rao R, Hazra S, Hay K, Dai H, Stoyanov N, Birnie D, Dwivedi G, Chan KL.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Mar;12(3):562-564. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.07.009. Epub 2018 Sep 12. No abstract available.


Completely nonfluoroscopic catheter ablation of left atrial arrhythmias and ventricular tachycardia.

Sadek MM, Ramirez FD, Nery PB, Golian M, Redpath CJ, Nair GM, Birnie DH.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019 Jan;30(1):78-88. doi: 10.1111/jce.13735. Epub 2018 Oct 22.


Characterization of Low-Voltage Areas in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Insights From High-Density Intracardiac Mapping.

Nery PB, Al Dawood W, Nair GM, Redpath CJ, Sadek MM, Chen L, Green MS, Wells G, Birnie DH.

Can J Cardiol. 2018 Aug;34(8):1033-1040. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2018.04.008. Epub 2018 Apr 12.


Heart Transplantation for End-Stage Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Increasingly Used With Excellent Results.

Toma M, Birnie D.

Can J Cardiol. 2018 Aug;34(8):956-958. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2018.04.018. Epub 2018 Apr 25. No abstract available.


Mitral valve repair results in suppression of ventricular arrhythmias and normalization of repolarization abnormalities in mitral valve prolapse.

Alqarawi W, Birnie DH, Burwash IG.

HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2018 Mar 2;4(5):191-194. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2018.02.012. eCollection 2018 May. No abstract available.


Prevalence of left atrial appendage thrombus detected by transoesophageal echocardiography before catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients anticoagulated with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants.

Alqarawi W, Birnie DH, Spence S, Ramirez FD, Redpath CJ, Lemery R, Nair GM, Nery PB, Davis DR, Green MS, Beauchesne L, Chan K, Ascah K, Burwash I, Sadek MM.

Europace. 2019 Jan 1;21(1):48-53. doi: 10.1093/europace/euy129.


Bi-atrial fibrosis detected using three-dimensional late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with cardiac sarcoidosis.

Spence S, Pena E, Thornhill RE, Nery PB, Birnie DH.

Oxf Med Case Reports. 2018 May 16;2018(5):omy016. doi: 10.1093/omcr/omy016. eCollection 2018 May.


Differentiating Ventricular From Supraventricular Arrhythmias Using the Postpacing Interval After Failed Antitachycardia Pacing.

Bennett MT, Leader N, Sapp J, Parkash R, Gardner M, Healey JS, Thibault B, Sterns L, Essebag V, Birnie D, Sivakumaran S, Nery P, Andrade JG, Krahn AD, Tang A.

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2018 Apr;11(4):e005921. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.117.005921.


User-centered Development of a Decision Aid for Patients Facing Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Replacement: A Mixed-Methods Study.

Lewis KB, Birnie D, Carroll SL, Clark L, Kelly F, Gibson P, Rockburn L, Rockburn L, Stacey D.

J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2018 Sep/Oct;33(5):481-491. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000477.


Association between transthoracic impedance and electrical cardioversion success with biphasic defibrillators: An analysis of 1055 shocks for atrial fibrillation and flutter.

Sadek MM, Chaugai V, Cleland MJ, Zakutney TJ, Birnie DH, Ramirez FD.

Clin Cardiol. 2018 May;41(5):666-670. doi: 10.1002/clc.22947. Epub 2018 May 11.


The Optimal Anti-Coagulation for Enhanced-Risk Patients Post-Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation (OCEAN) trial.

Verma A, Ha ACT, Kirchhof P, Hindricks G, Healey JS, Hill MD, Sharma M, Wyse DG, Champagne J, Essebag V, Wells G, Gupta D, Heidbuchel H, Sanders P, Birnie DH.

Am Heart J. 2018 Mar;197:124-132. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2017.12.007. Epub 2017 Dec 8.


Bidirectional ventricular tachycardia in ischemic cardiomyopathy during ablation.

Yeo C, Green MS, Nair GM, Birnie DH, Nery PB, Sadek MM.

HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2017 Sep 5;3(11):527-530. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2017.08.005. eCollection 2017 Nov. No abstract available.


How common is isolated cardiac sarcoidosis? Extra-cardiac and cardiac findings on clinical examination and whole-body 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography.

Juneau D, Nery P, Russo J, de Kemp RA, Leung E, Beanlands RSB, Birnie DH.

Int J Cardiol. 2018 Feb 15;253:189-193. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.09.204.


Incorporating patients' preference diagnosis in implantable cardioverter defibrillator decision-making: a review of recent literature.

Lewis KB, Carroll SL, Birnie D, Stacey D, Matlock DD.

Curr Opin Cardiol. 2018 Jan;33(1):42-49. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000464. Review.


Reply: Using and Interpreting 18F-FDG PET/CT Images in Patients Referred for Assessment of Cardiac Sarcoidosis: The Devil Is in the Details.

Birnie D, Ohira H, Beanlands R.

J Nucl Med. 2017 Dec;58(12):2040. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.117.198226. Epub 2017 Oct 19. No abstract available.


Continuous optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy reduces atrial fibrillation in heart failure patients: Results of the Adaptive Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Trial.

Birnie D, Hudnall H, Lemke B, Aonuma K, Lee KL, Gasparini M, Gorcsan J 3rd, Cerkvenik J, Martin DO.

Heart Rhythm. 2017 Dec;14(12):1820-1825. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.08.017. Epub 2017 Sep 9.

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