Girish M Nair

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi A systematic review of randomized trials comparing radiofrequency ablation with antiarrhythmic medications in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Girish M Nair
    Division of Cardiology, Arrhythmia Service, McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:138-44. 2009
  2. doi Pacemaker-detected atrial fibrillation in patients with pacemakers: prevalence, predictors, and current use of oral anticoagulation
    Jeff S Healey
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 29:224-8. 2013
  3. doi Selective complex fractionated atrial electrograms targeting for atrial fibrillation study (SELECT AF): a multicenter, randomized trial
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:55-62. 2014
  4. doi Atrioesophageal fistula in the era of atrial fibrillation ablation: a review
    Girish M Nair
    Arrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    Can J Cardiol 30:388-95. 2014
  5. doi Identifying and Managing Premature Ventricular Contraction-Induced Cardiomyopathy: What, Why, and How?
    Wael A Alqarawi
    Arrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    Can J Cardiol . 2016
  6. doi Effect of Applying Force to Self-Adhesive Electrodes on Transthoracic Impedance: Implications for Electrical Cardioversion
    F Daniel Ramirez
    Arrhythmia Service, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 39:1141-1147. 2016
  7. ncbi Efficacy of adjunctive measures used to assist pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation: a systematic review
    Girish M Nair
    aArrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute bDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 32:58-68. 2017
  8. doi Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shock prevention does not reduce mortality: a systemic review
    Andrew H Ha
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 9:2068-74. 2012
  9. doi Radiation safety and ergonomics in the electrophysiology laboratory: update on recent advances
    Girish M Nair
    Arrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 31:11-22. 2016
  10. doi Does catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation increase or reduce neurological insult?
    Jeff S Healey
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 27:36-40. 2012

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Publications19

  1. doi A systematic review of randomized trials comparing radiofrequency ablation with antiarrhythmic medications in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Girish M Nair
    Division of Cardiology, Arrhythmia Service, McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:138-44. 2009
    ..Several randomized trials comparing RF ablation with antiarrhythmic medications have now been published...
  2. doi Pacemaker-detected atrial fibrillation in patients with pacemakers: prevalence, predictors, and current use of oral anticoagulation
    Jeff S Healey
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 29:224-8. 2013
    ..This study sought to determine the prevalence and predictors of pacemaker-detected AF and to document current oral anticoagulant use...
  3. doi Selective complex fractionated atrial electrograms targeting for atrial fibrillation study (SELECT AF): a multicenter, randomized trial
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:55-62. 2014
    ..This study compared generalized complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) ablation versus a selective CFAE ablation strategy targeting areas of continuous electric activity...
  4. doi Atrioesophageal fistula in the era of atrial fibrillation ablation: a review
    Girish M Nair
    Arrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    Can J Cardiol 30:388-95. 2014
    ..Eliminating esophageal injury during AF ablation is of utmost importance in preventing AEF. A high index of suspicion and early intervention is necessary to prevent fatal outcomes. ..
  5. doi Identifying and Managing Premature Ventricular Contraction-Induced Cardiomyopathy: What, Why, and How?
    Wael A Alqarawi
    Arrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    Can J Cardiol . 2016
    ..However, it is prudent to monitor LV function periodically because of the potential for deterioration of LV function observed during long-term follow-up in some subjects...
  6. doi Effect of Applying Force to Self-Adhesive Electrodes on Transthoracic Impedance: Implications for Electrical Cardioversion
    F Daniel Ramirez
    Arrhythmia Service, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 39:1141-1147. 2016
    ..We additionally assessed whether specific prompts could improve physicians' ECV technique...
  7. ncbi Efficacy of adjunctive measures used to assist pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation: a systematic review
    Girish M Nair
    aArrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute bDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 32:58-68. 2017
    ..We performed a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of studies evaluating the efficacy of adjunctive measures used during PVI in reducing recurrent atrial arrhythmias...
  8. doi Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shock prevention does not reduce mortality: a systemic review
    Andrew H Ha
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 9:2068-74. 2012
    ..Antiarrhythmic medications, catheter ablation, and enhanced ICD programming all may reduce ICD shocks, but whether shock reduction decreases mortality is unknown...
  9. doi Radiation safety and ergonomics in the electrophysiology laboratory: update on recent advances
    Girish M Nair
    Arrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 31:11-22. 2016
    ..In addition, interventional cardiac electrophysiologists have to perform procedures wearing heavy lead protection for prolonged periods, making them prone to cervical and lumbar spinal injuries...
  10. doi Does catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation increase or reduce neurological insult?
    Jeff S Healey
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 27:36-40. 2012
    ..This article will review the periprocedural and long-term risk of stroke and other adverse neurological outcomes in patients having catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation...
  11. ncbi Scar-based catheter ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation
    Pablo B Nery
    aDivision of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa Heart Institute bDepartment of Medical Imaging, The Ottawa Hospital cDepartment of Radiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 32:1-9. 2017
    ..To address the challenge of ablating patients with persistent atrial fibrillation, several approaches have been proposed. Atrial scar-based catheter ablation is a promising strategy for ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation...
  12. doi Automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator lead dislodgement resulting in sudden cardiac death: a case report
    Girish M Nair
    Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    Can J Cardiol 30:1460.e7-9. 2014
    ..This case highlights the need for intensive monitoring of subjects at high risk of AICD lead dislodgement for early detection and intervention. ..
  13. doi Ventricular arrhythmias in patients with heart failure secondary to reduced ejection fraction: a current perspective
    Girish M Nair
    Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 29:152-9. 2014
    ..To review the management of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with heart failure secondary to reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
  14. doi Predictors of atrio-ventricular conduction disease, long-term outcomes in patients with myotonic dystrophy types I and II
    Andrew H Ha
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:1262-9. 2012
    ..Patients with myotonic dystrophy (DM) have an annual mortality of approximately 3.5%, one-third of which is sudden cardiac death. The predictors of cardiac conduction disease in these patients are incompletely defined...
  15. ncbi Cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation: results from the Resynchronization for Ambulatory Heart Failure Trial (RAFT)
    Jeff S Healey
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Circ Heart Fail 5:566-70. 2012
    ..Cardiac resynchronization (CRT) prolongs survival in patients with systolic heart failure and QRS prolongation. However, most trials excluded patients with permanent atrial fibrillation...
  16. doi Selective CFAE targeting for atrial fibrillation study (SELECT AF): clinical rationale, design, and implementation
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:541-7. 2011
    ..Thus, there is interest in identifying more selective CFAE sites that are critical to AF perpetuation, minimizing the amount of adjuvant ablation that must be performed...
  17. doi Atrioventricular block as the initial manifestation of cardiac sarcoidosis in middle-aged adults
    Pablo B Nery
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 25:875-81. 2014
    ..Atrioventricular block (AVB) can be caused by several conditions, including cardiac sarcoidosis (CS). The prevalence of CS causing this presentation in a North American population has not been investigated and was the purpose of this study...
  18. doi Postoperative low-molecular-weight heparin bridging is associated with an increase in wound hematoma following surgery for pacemakers and implantable defibrillators
    Marlene Robinson
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:378-82. 2009
    ..Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is often used; however, wound hematoma is a common complication...
  19. ncbi Magnetoelectroanatomic mapping of arrhythmias in structural heart disease using a novel multielectrode catheter:
    Vijay S Chauhan
    Division of Cardiology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1077-84. 2004
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