M S Link

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Affiliation: Tufts Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Ventricular Arrhythmias in the North American Multidisciplinary Study of ARVC: Predictors, Characteristics, and Treatment
    Mark S Link
    Tufts Medical Center, Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Boston, Massachusetts Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 64:119-25. 2014
  2. pmc Commotio cordis
    Luis E Palacio
    Tufts University Family Medicine Residency, Malden, Massachusetts
    Sports Health 1:174-9. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of commotio cordis
    Mark S Link
    The Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 16:495. 2014
  4. pmc Acute exposure to air pollution triggers atrial fibrillation
    Mark S Link
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02459, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:816-25. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Athletes and arrhythmias
    Mark S Link
    Division of Medicine, Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:1184-9. 2010
  6. pmc Air pollution and the triggering of cardiac arrhythmias
    Mark S Link
    The Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 25:16-22. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Prevention of sudden cardiac death: return to sport considerations in athletes with identified cardiovascular abnormalities
    M S Link
    Tufts Medical Center, NEMC Box 197, 750 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Br J Sports Med 43:685-9. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Cell membrane stretch and chest blow-induced ventricular fibrillation: commotio cordis
    Christopher Madias
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1304-9. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Selective activation of the K(+)(ATP) channel is a mechanism by which sudden death is produced by low-energy chest-wall impact (Commotio cordis)
    M S Link
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 100:413-8. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Complications of dual chamber pacemaker implantation in the elderly. Pacemaker Selection in the Elderly (PASE) Investigators
    M S Link
    New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2:175-9. 1998

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Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Ventricular Arrhythmias in the North American Multidisciplinary Study of ARVC: Predictors, Characteristics, and Treatment
    Mark S Link
    Tufts Medical Center, Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Boston, Massachusetts Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 64:119-25. 2014
    ..Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is associated with sudden cardiac death. However, the selection of patients for implanted cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), as well as programming of the ICD, is unclear...
  2. pmc Commotio cordis
    Luis E Palacio
    Tufts University Family Medicine Residency, Malden, Massachusetts
    Sports Health 1:174-9. 2009
    ..This article presents the epidemiology, variables leading to commotio cordis, theories on predisposing factors, diagnosis, treatment, treatment outcomes, and return-to-play recommendations...
  3. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of commotio cordis
    Mark S Link
    The Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 16:495. 2014
    ..Prevention of commotio cordis is possible. Improved recognition and resuscitation have led to an improvement in outcome...
  4. pmc Acute exposure to air pollution triggers atrial fibrillation
    Mark S Link
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02459, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:816-25. 2013
    ..This study sought to evaluate the association of air pollution with the onset of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  5. doi request reprint Athletes and arrhythmias
    Mark S Link
    Division of Medicine, Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:1184-9. 2010
    ..Treatment strategies for athletes are focused for the return to athletics. Guidelines for treatment will be derived from the 36th Bethesda Guidelines for athletes, and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for athletes...
  6. pmc Air pollution and the triggering of cardiac arrhythmias
    Mark S Link
    The Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 25:16-22. 2010
    ..The data have been strongest with respect to ventricular arrhythmias but there is accumulating evidence that air pollution is also associated with supraventricular arrhythmias...
  7. doi request reprint Prevention of sudden cardiac death: return to sport considerations in athletes with identified cardiovascular abnormalities
    M S Link
    Tufts Medical Center, NEMC Box 197, 750 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Br J Sports Med 43:685-9. 2009
    ..Participation in competitive athletics for athletes with heart disease should generally follow the recently published 36th Bethesda Conference Eligibility Recommendations for Competitive Athletes with Cardiovascular Abnormalities...
  8. doi request reprint Cell membrane stretch and chest blow-induced ventricular fibrillation: commotio cordis
    Christopher Madias
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1304-9. 2008
    ..Disruption of cell cytoskeleton that anchors the cell membrane prior to precordial blows offers the opportunity to explore whether cell membrane deformation is critical to commotio cordis...
  9. ncbi request reprint Selective activation of the K(+)(ATP) channel is a mechanism by which sudden death is produced by low-energy chest-wall impact (Commotio cordis)
    M S Link
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 100:413-8. 1999
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  10. ncbi request reprint Complications of dual chamber pacemaker implantation in the elderly. Pacemaker Selection in the Elderly (PASE) Investigators
    M S Link
    New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2:175-9. 1998
    ..1% of patients and 4.4% of patients require a repeat surgical procedure. Other than advanced age and lower weight predicting for pneumothorax, there are no significant clinical predictors of complications...
  11. ncbi request reprint Impact directly over the cardiac silhouette is necessary to produce ventricular fibrillation in an experimental model of commotio cordis
    M S Link
    Center for the Cardiovascular Evaluation of Athletes, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 37:649-54. 2001
    ..In an experimental model of sudden death from chest wall impact (commotio cordis), we sought to define the chest wall areas important in the initiation of ventricular fibrillation (VF)...
  12. ncbi request reprint High incidence of appropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in patients with syncope of unknown etiology and inducible ventricular arrhythmias
    M S Link
    Division of Cardiology, New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 29:370-5. 1997
    ..This study evaluates the hypothesis that in patients with syncope of unknown origin, inducible ventricular arrhythmias are specific arrhythmias and therefore should be appropriately treated...
  13. ncbi request reprint Comparison of frequency of complications of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in children versus adults
    M S Link
    The Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Cardiol 83:263-6, A5-6. 1999
    ..At follow-up of 29 +/- 17 months, the incidence of recurrent arrhythmias was similar, but lead revisions and device infections were more common in the pediatric patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of low estrogen states in healthy women on dispersion of ventricular repolarization
    S Saba
    Tufts University School of Medicine New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 87:354-6, A9-10. 2001
    ..This finding could provide an explanation to the gender differences in susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmias, besides the difference in the incidence of coronary artery disease...
  15. ncbi request reprint Ventricular arrhythmias in the athlete
    M S Link
    The Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 16:30-9. 2001
    ..Furthermore, participation in competitive athletics for athletes with life-threatening arrhythmias or structural heart disease known to put the athlete at risk for life-threatening arrhythmias is usually prohibited...
  16. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of patients with syncope associated with coronary artery disease and a nondiagnostic electrophysiologic evaluation
    M S Link
    The Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Cardiol 83:1334-7. 1999
    ..Recurrent syncope is common, and frequently a bradyarrhythmia is found to be the cause. Treatment of selected patients (especially those with bundle branch blocks) with permanent pacemakers may be justified...
  17. ncbi request reprint Use of correlation waveform analysis in discrimination between anterograde and retrograde atrial electrograms during ventricular tachycardia
    S Saba
    Cardiology Division, Tufts University New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 12:145-9. 2001
    ..In this study, we used a new computer algorithm to perform correlation waveform analyses on intracardiac atrial electrograms to help distinguish between VT and sinus tachycardia...
  18. ncbi request reprint Improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest: the role of the automated external defibrillator
    J P Marenco
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, New England Medical Center, 750 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    JAMA 285:1193-200. 2001
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  19. ncbi request reprint ECG Findings in Active Patients: Differentiating the Benign From the Serious
    M Estes
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    Phys Sportsmed 29:67-74. 2001
    ..Further research is needed to effectively distinguish normal ECG changes in the athlete from changes that underlie cardiac disease. Improvements in identifying athletes at risk of serious or life-threatening arrhythmias are also needed...
  20. doi request reprint Marked variability in susceptibility to ventricular fibrillation in an experimental commotio cordis model
    Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St, Box 197, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Circulation 122:2499-504. 2010
    ..Using our model of commotio cordis, we evaluated individual animal susceptibility to VF induction and assessed animal characteristics that might be involved...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cardiac arrhythmias in the athlete
    M S Link
    The Center for Cardiovascular Evaluation of Athletes, The Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, New England Medical Center, Box 197, 750 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Cardiol Rev 9:21-30. 2001
    ..Ventricular arrhythmias that occur in the athlete without structural heart disease are not thought to be life threatening. Athletes with structural heart disease and syncope and those with exertional syncope merit a complete evaluation...
  22. ncbi request reprint Report of the NASPE policy conference on arrhythmias and the athlete
    N A Estes
    New England Medical Center Hospitals, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 12:1208-19. 2001
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