Brett David Atwater, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Dept Of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-8111
Email address brett.atwater@duke.edu

Optimization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Prediction of Sudden Cardiac Death

In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Electrophysiology, Duke University School of Medicine, 2008 - 2010
  • Fellow, Cardiology, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2005 - 2008
  • Resident, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2003 - 2005
  • Intern, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2002 - 2003
  • M.D., University of Chicago, 2002

Publications

Reitan, C, Chaudhry, U, Atwater, B, Jacobsson, J, Couderc, JP, Xia, X, Carlson, J, Platonov, PG, and Borgquist, R. "Semi-automated QRS score as a predictor of survival in CRT treated patients with strict left bundle branch block." Journal of Electrocardiology 51, no. 2 (March 1, 2018): 282-287.

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Atwater, BD, and Friedman, DJ. "Are We Approaching Chronotropy (In)competently?." JACC. Heart failure 6, no. 2 (February 2018): 114-116.

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29226813
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Friedman, DJ, Black-Maier, EW, Barnett, AS, Pokorney, SD, Al-Khatib, SM, Jackson, KP, Bahnson, TD, Ellis, CR, Atwater, BD, Lewis, RK, and Piccini, JP. "Left Atrial Appendage Electrical Isolation for Treatment of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis." JACC. Clinical electrophysiology 4, no. 1 (January 2018): 112-120.

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29600775
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Black-Maier, E, Ren, X, Steinberg, BA, Green, CL, Barnett, AS, Rosa, NS, Al-Khatib, SM, Atwater, BD, Daubert, JP, Frazier-Mills, C, Grant, AO, Hegland, DD, Jackson, KP, Jackson, LR, Koontz, JI, Lewis, RK, Sun, AY, Thomas, KL, Bahnson, TD, and Piccini, JP. "Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction." Heart rhythm (December 5, 2017).

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29222043
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Lakkireddy, D, Knops, R, Atwater, B, Neuzil, P, Ip, J, Gonzalez, E, Friedman, P, Defaye, P, Exner, D, Aonuma, K, Doshi, R, Sperzel, J, and Reddy, V. "A worldwide experience of the management of battery failures and chronic device retrieval of the Nanostim leadless pacemaker." Heart rhythm 14, no. 12 (December 2017): 1756-1763.

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28705736
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Sze, E, Dunning, A, Loring, Z, Atwater, BD, Chiswell, K, Daubert, JP, Kisslo, JA, Mark, DB, Velazquez, EJ, and Samad, Z. "Comparison of Incidence of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Among Patients With Left Bundle Branch Block Versus Those With Normal QRS Duration." The American journal of cardiology 120, no. 11 (December 2017): 1990-1997.

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28958452
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Atwater, BD, Wagner, GS, Kisslo, J, and Risum, N. "The electromechanical substrate for response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with right bundle branch block." Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE 40, no. 12 (December 2017): 1358-1367.

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29086988
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Chaudhry, U, Platonov, PG, Jablonowski, R, Couderc, J-P, Engblom, H, Xia, X, Wieslander, B, Atwater, BD, Strauss, DG, Van der Pals, J, Ugander, M, Carlsson, M, and Borgquist, R. "Evaluation of the ECG based Selvester scoring method to estimate myocardial scar burden and predict clinical outcome in patients with left bundle branch block, with comparison to late gadolinium enhancement CMR imaging." Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc 22, no. 5 (September 2017).

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28248005
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Wyrembak, J, Campbell, KB, Steinberg, BA, Bahnson, TD, Daubert, JP, Velazquez, EJ, Samad, Z, and Atwater, BD. "Incidence and Predictors of Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus in Patients Treated With Nonvitamin K Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin Before Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation." The American journal of cardiology 119, no. 7 (April 2017): 1017-1022.

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28153350
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Atwater, BD, Bacharova, L, Pahlm, O, and Swenne, CA. "Special issue of the Journal of Electrocardiology to commemorate Dr. Galen Wagner (1939-2016)." Journal of electrocardiology 50, no. 1 (January 2017): 1-2.

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27939927
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