Bruce A Koplan

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a simple risk score to predict the need for permanent pacing after cardiac valve surgery
    Bruce A Koplan
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service Division of Cardiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:795-801. 2003
  2. pmc Ventricular tachycardia and sudden cardiac death
    Bruce A Koplan
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Section, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02446, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 84:289-97. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Heart failure decompensation and all-cause mortality in relation to percent biventricular pacing in patients with heart failure: is a goal of 100% biventricular pacing necessary?
    Bruce A Koplan
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Cardiovascular Division, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:355-60. 2009
  4. doi request reprint A randomized trial of the effect of automated ventricular capture on device longevity and threshold measurement in pacemaker patients
    Bruce A Koplan
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:1467-74. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Clinical and electrical performance of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene-covered defibrillator leads in comparison to traditional leads
    Bruce A Koplan
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:47-55. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Combined epicardial-endocardial approach to ablation of inappropriate sinus tachycardia
    Bruce A Koplan
    Division of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:237-40. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Survival in octogenarians receiving implantable defibrillators
    Bruce A Koplan
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service Division of Cardiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am Heart J 152:714-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Refractory ventricular tachycardia secondary to cardiac sarcoid: electrophysiologic characteristics, mapping, and ablation
    Bruce A Koplan
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:924-9. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia in nonischemic heart disease
    Michifumi Tokuda
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:992-1000. 2012
  10. pmc The long- and short-term impact of elevated body mass index on the risk of new atrial fibrillation the WHS (women's health study)
    Usha B Tedrow
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:2319-27. 2010

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a simple risk score to predict the need for permanent pacing after cardiac valve surgery
    Bruce A Koplan
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service Division of Cardiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:795-801. 2003
    ..The study objective was to develop and validate a simple risk score to predict postoperative permanent pacing (PPM) after valve surgery...
  2. pmc Ventricular tachycardia and sudden cardiac death
    Bruce A Koplan
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Section, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02446, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 84:289-97. 2009
    ..Catheter ablation may also be an option for appropriately selected patients with many forms of VT. This article discusses the etiologies and management of VT and its association with sudden death...
  3. doi request reprint Heart failure decompensation and all-cause mortality in relation to percent biventricular pacing in patients with heart failure: is a goal of 100% biventricular pacing necessary?
    Bruce A Koplan
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Cardiovascular Division, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:355-60. 2009
    ..The goal of this analysis was to determine the appropriate biventricular pacing target in patients with heart failure (HF)...
  4. doi request reprint A randomized trial of the effect of automated ventricular capture on device longevity and threshold measurement in pacemaker patients
    Bruce A Koplan
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:1467-74. 2008
    ..5 V above threshold. AC maintains this output and confirms capture on a beat-to-beat basis in bipolar and unipolar pacing and sensing...
  5. doi request reprint Clinical and electrical performance of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene-covered defibrillator leads in comparison to traditional leads
    Bruce A Koplan
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:47-55. 2008
    ..In the ENDOTAK RELIANCE G defibrillation lead, coils are covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) to prevent tissue ingrowth...
  6. ncbi request reprint Combined epicardial-endocardial approach to ablation of inappropriate sinus tachycardia
    Bruce A Koplan
    Division of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:237-40. 2004
    ..The anatomy and physiology of the sinus node is discussed, providing a basis for performing this procedure. This case provides an additional therapeutic option for a condition that often is difficult to manage...
  7. ncbi request reprint Survival in octogenarians receiving implantable defibrillators
    Bruce A Koplan
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service Division of Cardiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am Heart J 152:714-9. 2006
    ..Although clinical trials have expanded implantable defibrillator (ICD) indications, octogenarians have been poorly represented in these studies. Overall, survival in this subgroup is ill-defined...
  8. ncbi request reprint Refractory ventricular tachycardia secondary to cardiac sarcoid: electrophysiologic characteristics, mapping, and ablation
    Bruce A Koplan
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:924-9. 2006
    ..Cardiac sarcoidosis is a recognized cause of ventricular tachycardia (VT) and sudden death that has not been well studied...
  9. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia in nonischemic heart disease
    Michifumi Tokuda
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:992-1000. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the outcomes after catheter ablation for nonischemic VT in a large cohort and to compare the electrophysiological findings and outcomes according to the type of underlying disease...
  10. pmc The long- and short-term impact of elevated body mass index on the risk of new atrial fibrillation the WHS (women's health study)
    Usha B Tedrow
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:2319-27. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to characterize the relationship between changes in body mass index (BMI) and incident atrial fibrillation (AF) in a large cohort of women...
  11. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic left ventricular scar burden predicts clinical outcomes following infarct-related ventricular tachycardia ablation
    Pipin Kojodjojo
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Heart Rhythm 10:1119-24. 2013
    ..Whether the amount of left ventricular scar (LVS) affects outcomes after VT ablation is not known...
  12. doi request reprint Transcoronary ethanol ablation for recurrent ventricular tachycardia after failed catheter ablation: an update
    Michifumi Tokuda
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:889-96. 2011
    ..After encouraging results with transcoronary ethanol ablation (TCEA), we began offering TCEA routinely when endocardial and epicardial RFCA failed or a deep intramural substrate was likely...
  13. pmc Acute failure of catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia due to structural heart disease: causes and significance
    Michifumi Tokuda
    Arrhythmia Unit, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000072. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to identify causes for failure in patients with structural heart disease and to assess the relation of this acute outcome to longer-term management and outcomes...
  14. doi request reprint Incidence and predictors of major complications from contemporary catheter ablation to treat cardiac arrhythmias
    Marius Bohnen
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Heart Rhythm 8:1661-6. 2011
    ..Updated understanding of the risks of catheter ablation is important because techniques have evolved for procedures treating non-life-threatening as well as potentially lethal arrhythmias...
  15. doi request reprint Reentrant ventricular tachycardia originating from the periaortic region in the absence of overt structural heart disease
    Koichi Nagashima
    Arrhythmia Unit, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:99-106. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that multiple morphologies (MMs) of inducible left ventricular outflow tract VT may indicate a scar-related VT that can mimic idiopathic VT...
  16. doi request reprint Ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death
    Roy M John
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 380:1520-9. 2012
    ..Advances in understanding of genetic arrhythmia syndromes and in technology for mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias, and enhanced algorithms in implantable devices for rhythm management, have contributed to improved outcomes...
  17. doi request reprint Percutaneous access of the epicardial space for mapping ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias in patients with and without prior cardiac surgery
    Kurt C Roberts-Thomson
    Department of Cardiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:406-11. 2010
    ..There is a paucity of data on the success rates of achieving percutaneous epicardial access in different groups of patients...
  18. doi request reprint Atrial arrhythmias after lung transplantation: epidemiology, mechanisms at electrophysiology study, and outcomes
    Vincent Y See
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:504-10. 2009
    ..Atrial arrhythmias (AAs) including atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial tachycardia (AT) are often observed after cardiothoracic surgery. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence and mechanism of AAs after lung transplantation...
  19. doi request reprint Outcomes of cardiac perforation complicating catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias
    Michifumi Tokuda
    Arrhythmia Unit, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:660-6. 2011
    ..The study aims to investigate the incidence, management, and hospital outcomes of cardiac perforation complicating catheter ablation for ventricular arrhythmias...
  20. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up in patients with presumptive Brugada syndrome treated with implanted defibrillators
    Daniel Steven
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:1115-9. 2011
    ..Risk stratification for patients with suspected Brugada syndrome (BS) remains difficult. Implantation of cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in high-risk patients provides continuous long-term arrhythmia protection...
  21. doi request reprint Mortality and safety of catheter ablation for antiarrhythmic drug-refractory ventricular tachycardia in elderly patients with coronary artery disease
    Keiichi Inada
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Heart Rhythm 7:740-4. 2010
    ..Radiofrequency catheter ablation is useful for reducing VT therapy in patients with an implantable defibrillator. The utility of radiofrequency catheter ablation in the elderly is not well defined...
  22. doi request reprint Effect of therapeutic INR on activated clotting times, heparin dosage, and bleeding risk during ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Sandeep Gautam
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 45 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:248-54. 2011
    ..Heparin is administered during the procedure, but the effect of elevated INR on heparin requirements and target activation clotting times (ACT) ≥ 350 seconds during ablation is unknown...
  23. doi request reprint Coronary artery injury due to catheter ablation in adults: presentations and outcomes
    Kurt C Roberts-Thomson
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 120:1465-73. 2009
    ..Currently, only anecdotal information exists on the presentation and outcome of coronary arterial injury after ablation procedures...
  24. doi request reprint Resetting criteria during ventricular overdrive pacing successfully differentiate orthodromic reentrant tachycardia from atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia despite interobserver disagreement concerning QRS fusion
    Jonathan Z Rosman
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Heart Rhythm 8:2-7. 2011
    ..The end of the TZ is marked by the first beat with a stable QRS morphology but is a subjective assessment. Disagreement concerning this beat may change tachycardia diagnosis...
  25. doi request reprint ICD lead proarrhythmia cured by lead extraction
    Joseph C Lee
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:613-8. 2009
    ..However, clinical trials report higher rates of appropriate ICD therapies in implanted patients than untreated patient mortality rates would predict...
  26. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of atrial arrhythmias after cardiac transplantation: findings at EP study utility of 3-D mapping and outcomes
    Eyal Nof
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 24:498-502. 2013
    ..Management of atrial arrhythmias (AA) in orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) patients is challenging...
  27. doi request reprint Quality of life with atrial fibrillation: do the spouses suffer as much as the patients?
    Marius Bohnen
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:804-9. 2011
    ..Other chronic diseases are known to not only affect the patient but to also impact the QoL of persons living with them. Scant data exist on the QoL effect of AF in spouses/significant others (SOs)...
  28. doi request reprint Ventricular tachycardia ablation: evolution of patients and procedures over 8 years
    Frederic Sacher
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 1:153-61. 2008
    ..We investigated the substrate, procedure, and outcome evolution of all patients referred for VT ablation during the past 8 years...
  29. pmc Influence of systolic and diastolic blood pressure on the risk of incident atrial fibrillation in women
    David Conen
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Circulation 119:2146-52. 2009
    ..The influence of systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) on incident atrial fibrillation (AF) is not well studied among initially healthy, middle-aged women...
  30. doi request reprint Management of ventricular tachycardia complicating cardiac surgery
    William G Stevenson
    Arrhythmia Service, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:S66-9. 2009
    ..The electrocardiographic characteristics of the arrhythmia and clinical characteristics of the patient are important considerations in the immediate and long-term management considerations...
  31. ncbi request reprint Sustained ventricular tachycardia associated with corrective valve surgery
    Robert E Eckart
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Circulation 116:2005-11. 2007
    ..The causes of sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) after cardiac valve surgeries have not been studied extensively, although bundle-branch reentry has been reported...
  32. ncbi request reprint ICD Implantation in Patients With Ischemic Left Ventricular Dysfunction
    Jaydutt B Patel
    Jaydutt B Patel, MD Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 11:3-9. 2009
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  33. ncbi request reprint Incidence of nonphysiologic short VV intervals detected by the sensing integrity counter with integrated bipolar compared with true bipolar leads: clinically inconsequential or cause for concern?
    Justin Ng
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 39:281-5. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that IBP ICD leads by virtue of a larger "antennae" may generate more NPSVVIs on than TBP leads, leading to more false-positive SIC counts...
  34. ncbi request reprint Cardiology patient page. Atrial flutter
    Melissa Boyer
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 112:e334-6. 2005
  35. ncbi request reprint Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia after repair of congenital heart disease: electroanatomic identification of the critical right ventricular isthmus
    Katja Zeppenfeld
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Circulation 116:2241-52. 2007
    ..Insights into the relation between anatomic isthmuses identified by delineating unexcitable tissue using substrate mapping techniques and critical reentry circuit isthmuses might facilitate ablation...