D H Birnie

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes with synchronized left ventricular pacing: analysis of the adaptive CRT trial
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 10:1368-74. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Pacemaker or defibrillator surgery without interruption of anticoagulation
    David H Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    N Engl J Med 368:2084-93. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Clinical predictors of Fidelis lead failure: report from the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Committee
    David H Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, ON, Canada
    Circulation 125:1217-25. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Reasons for escalating pacemaker implants
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Cardiol 98:93-7. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for cervical and lumbar spondylosis in interventional electrophysiologists
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada Population Health Research Institute McMaster University, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:957-60. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Effect of lateral wall scar on reverse remodeling with cardiac resynchronization therapy
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 6:1721-6. 2009
  7. pmc Use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in Canadian and US survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    David H Birnie
    Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 177:41-6. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Bridge or continue Coumadin for device surgery: a randomized controlled trial rationale and design
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 24:82-7. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Complications associated with defibrillation threshold testing: the Canadian experience
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 5:387-90. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Reduced septal glucose metabolism predicts response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Road, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7, Canada
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:73-83. 2012

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Publications38

  1. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes with synchronized left ventricular pacing: analysis of the adaptive CRT trial
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 10:1368-74. 2013
    ..The randomized double-blind adaptive cardiac resynchronization therapy trial demonstrated noninferiority of the aCRT algorithm compared to echocardiography-optimized BVP (control)...
  2. doi request reprint Pacemaker or defibrillator surgery without interruption of anticoagulation
    David H Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    N Engl J Med 368:2084-93. 2013
    ..There have been few results from clinical trials to support the safety and efficacy of this approach...
  3. doi request reprint Clinical predictors of Fidelis lead failure: report from the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Committee
    David H Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, ON, Canada
    Circulation 125:1217-25. 2012
    ..We sought to perform a comprehensive analysis of all potential predictors in a multicenter study...
  4. ncbi request reprint Reasons for escalating pacemaker implants
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Cardiol 98:93-7. 2006
    ..In conclusion, age-adjusted implantation rates increased progressively over the study period. This escalating implantation rate is primarily attributable to increasing implantation for SND...
  5. doi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for cervical and lumbar spondylosis in interventional electrophysiologists
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada Population Health Research Institute McMaster University, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:957-60. 2011
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  6. doi request reprint Effect of lateral wall scar on reverse remodeling with cardiac resynchronization therapy
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 6:1721-6. 2009
    ..Some studies have shown that the global extent of LV scar is important, whereas others found the size of the septal or lateral wall scar to be key...
  7. pmc Use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in Canadian and US survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    David H Birnie
    Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 177:41-6. 2007
    ..We compared and contrasted the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy in Canada and the United States among adults who survived a cardiac arrest...
  8. ncbi request reprint Bridge or continue Coumadin for device surgery: a randomized controlled trial rationale and design
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 24:82-7. 2009
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  9. doi request reprint Complications associated with defibrillation threshold testing: the Canadian experience
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 5:387-90. 2008
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Reduced septal glucose metabolism predicts response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Road, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7, Canada
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:73-83. 2012
    ..Therefore, this study's objective was to assess whether greater septal R-MM pattern predicts response to CRT...
  11. doi request reprint No long-term psychological morbidity living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator under advisory: the Medtronic Marquis experience
    David H Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Europace 11:26-30. 2009
    ..It is unclear whether there is important psychological morbidity associated with living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) under advisory and whether this should be factored into decision-making...
  12. ncbi request reprint The problem of non-response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    David H Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 21:20-6. 2006
    ..This article will review the data regarding the frequency of the problem of non-response to cardiac resynchronization therapy and then discuss the postulated reasons and potential solutions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Left atrial vein pacing: a technique of biatrial pacing for the prevention of atrial fibrillation
    David Birnie
    Ottawa Heart Institute and the Ottawa Hospital
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:240-5. 2004
    ..Furthermore, these smaller leads would obviously allow deeper advancement into the LA veins with the potential advantages of greater interatrial synchronization and lead stability and lesser far-field R wave sensing...
  14. pmc Increased titres of anti-human heat shock protein 60 predict an adverse one year prognosis in patients with acute cardiac chest pain
    D H Birnie
    Department of Medical Cardiology, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
    Heart 91:1148-53. 2005
    ..To assess whether antibodies to human heat shock protein 60 (anti-huhsp60) or to mycobacterial heat shock protein 65 (anti-mhsp65) predict an adverse one year prognosis in patients admitted with acute cardiac chest pain...
  15. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture triggering inappropriate ICD shocks
    Ernest W Lau
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4W7, Canada
    Europace 7:85-6. 2005
    ..The possible interaction between acupuncture and ICD therapy has not been previously investigated. A case of acupuncture triggering inappropriate shocks from the ICD is reported...
  16. ncbi request reprint Clinical trials, the renin angiotensin system and atrial fibrillation
    David H Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 21:368-75. 2006
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  17. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with severe congestive heart failure
    Darryl R Davis
    Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 21:413-7. 2005
    ..Little is known about the long-term effects of this therapy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Ventricular tachycardia terminated by an ICD: is there more than what meets the eye?
    Ernest W Lau
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1656-8. 2004
  19. ncbi request reprint Appropriate result from an inappropriate ICD shock
    Darryl R Davis
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:1183-4. 2006
    ..The resultant ICD shock dislodged the patient from the electrical source, thus preventing injury or electrocution...
  20. doi request reprint Anticoagulation of patients on chronic warfarin undergoing arrhythmia device surgery: wide variability of perioperative bridging in Canada
    Andrew D Krahn
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton Health Sciences Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 6:1276-9. 2009
    ..In patients undergoing cardiac rhythm device surgery, it is common practice to discontinue oral anticoagulation and to perform heparin bridging in order to reduce the risk of bleeding and minimize the risk of thromboembolic events...
  21. pmc Tachycardiomyopathy: a diagnosis not to be missed
    N L Walker
    Section of Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
    Heart 90:e7. 2004
    ..Tachycardiomyopathy is a rare and potentially treatable cause of heart failure. A patient with a particularly severe case who had an excellent outcome is presented...
  22. doi request reprint Sudden death in a young man with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Stephen Pizzale
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1319-21. 2008
    ..Our patient died after probably initially receiving inappropriate ICD shocks for atrial fibrillation. We recommend that utmost efforts should be made to prevent shocks including repeated exercise testing to confirm suppression of PVT...
  23. doi request reprint Systematic assessment of patients with unexplained cardiac arrest: Cardiac Arrest Survivors With Preserved Ejection Fraction Registry (CASPER)
    Andrew D Krahn
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Circulation 120:278-85. 2009
    ..Provocative testing to unmask a phenotype is often necessary to detect primary electrical disease, direct genetic testing, and perform family screening...
  24. doi request reprint Utilization of a national network for rapid response to the Medtronic Fidelis lead advisory: the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Advisory Committee
    Andrew D Krahn
    London Health Sciences Centre University Campus, London, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 6:474-7. 2009
    ..The Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS) Device Advisory Committee was commissioned in 2006 to develop a mechanism for responding to advisories regarding cardiac rhythm device and lead performance...
  25. ncbi request reprint Successful ablation of a concealed parahisian accessory pathway using a remote magnetic navigation system following failure by conventional methods
    Darryl R Davis
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Rm H350 40 Ruskin St, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7, Canada
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 16:149-51. 2006
    ..Using conventional catheters, ablation of concealed parahisian accessory pathways may be difficult and high risk for heart block...
  26. ncbi request reprint Influence of gender on ICD implantation for primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death
    Darryl R Davis
    Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, H145 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4E9
    Europace 8:1054-6. 2006
    ..This study sought to investigate the influence of gender on access to ICD therapy and examine the influence of gender on subsequent ICD shock experience...
  27. ncbi request reprint One heart, two minds
    Ernest W Lau
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4W7, Canada
    Europace 7:535-6. 2005
    ..A case of complex atrial tachyarrhythmias following orthotopic heart transplantation is presented. The ablation strategy in such a situation and the outcome achieved are discussed...
  28. doi request reprint Paradigm of genetic mosaicism and lone atrial fibrillation: physiological characterization of a connexin 43-deletion mutant identified from atrial tissue
    Isabelle L Thibodeau
    Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Circulation 122:236-44. 2010
    ..In this study, we provide data supporting a novel paradigm that atrial tissue-specific genetic defects may be associated with sporadic cases of lone AF...
  29. ncbi request reprint Preexcitation masking underlying aberrant conduction: an atriofascicular accessory pathway functioning as an ectopic right bundle branch
    Ernest W Lau
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 1:497-9. 2004
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  30. pmc Evaluation of non-synonymous NPPA single nucleotide polymorphisms in atrial fibrillation
    Jason D Roberts
    Arrhythmia Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Europace 12:1078-83. 2010
    ..We sought to examine the associations of both rs5063 and rs5065 with AF in two separate North American cohorts of European ancestry...
  31. doi request reprint Predictors of fracture risk of a small caliber implantable cardioverter defibrillator lead
    Andrew C T Ha
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:437-43. 2010
    ..We sought to determine if there are clinical, procedural, or radiological features associated with a greater risk of subsequent lead fracture...
  32. pmc Rapid genetic testing facilitating the diagnosis of short QT syndrome
    Calum J Redpath
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 25:e133-5. 2009
    ..Consequently, the patient was diagnosed with SQTS and the recommendation of implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation was accepted by the patient before discharge from the hospital...
  33. doi request reprint Gain-of-function mutation of Nav1.5 in atrial fibrillation enhances cellular excitability and lowers the threshold for action potential firing
    Qiuju Li
    Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 380:132-7. 2009
    ..These novel biophysical observations provide molecular evidence linking cellular "hyperexcitability" as a mechanism inducing vulnerability to this common arrhythmia...
  34. pmc Molecular autopsy in the sudden cardiac death of a young woman: a first Canadian report
    Julie Rutberg
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 23:904-6. 2007
    ..Molecular genetic analysis of tissue retrieved from the regional coroner's office identified a novel missense mutation in the KCNH2 gene, a gene known to cause the long QT syndrome...
  35. doi request reprint Accelerating risk of Fidelis lead fracture
    David Farwell
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 5:1375-9. 2008
    ..In October 2007 the manufacturer suspended distribution of Sprint Fidelis leads secondary to high early fracture rates. Reprogramming of lead impedance alerts was recommended to try to reduce inappropriate shocks...
  36. ncbi request reprint Frequency of peripartum cardiomyopathy
    Lisa M Mielniczuk
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1765-8. 2006
    ..The estimated mortality of 1.36% to 2.05% (95% confidence interval 0.29% to 10.8%) is less than previously reported from most case series...
  37. ncbi request reprint If it is not broken, don't fix it: avoidance of right ventricular pacing in cardiac resynchronization therapy
    David H Birnie
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:505-6. 2007
  38. doi request reprint Outcome of the Fidelis implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead advisory: a report from the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Advisory Committee
    Andrew D Krahn
    London Health Sciences Center, University Campus, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5
    Heart Rhythm 5:639-42. 2008
    ..The Medtronic Sprint Fidelis family of leads has recently been the subject of a widespread advisory. Lead failure rates are estimated at 2.3% at 30 months, 2.6 times the failure rate of the reference Medtronic 6947 lead...