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

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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

Axelsson, J, Wieslander, B, Jablonowski, R, Klem, I, Nijveldt, R, Schelbert, EB, Sörensson, P, Sigfridsson, A, Chaudhry, U, Platonov, PG, Borgquist, R, Engblom, H, Strauss, DG, Arheden, H, Atwater, BD, and Ugander, M. "Ejection fraction in left bundle branch block is disproportionately reduced in relation to amount of myocardial scar." Journal of Electrocardiology 51, no. 6 (November 1, 2018): 1071-1076.

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Friedman, DJ, and Atwater, BD. "Peeling back of left bundle branch refractoriness facilitates mapping of a hemodynamically unstable atrial flutter." Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 29, no. 9 (September 2018): 1319-1320.

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29697172
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Wieslander, B, Xia, X, Jablonowski, R, Axelsson, J, Klem, I, Nijveldt, R, Maynard, C, Schelbert, EB, Sörensson, P, Sigfridsson, A, Chaudhry, U, Platonov, PG, Borgquist, R, Engblom, H, Couderc, J-P, Strauss, DG, Atwater, BD, and Ugander, M. "The ability of the electrocardiogram in left bundle branch block to detect myocardial scar determined by cardiovascular magnetic resonance." Journal of Electrocardiology 51, no. 5 (September 2018): 779-786.

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30177312
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Loring, Z, Friedman, DJ, Sun, AY, and Atwater, BD. "Pitfalls in programming: The HV and VH intervals in his bundle pacing." Journal of Electrocardiology 51, no. 5 (September 2018): 776-778.

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30177311
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Friedman, DJ, Emerek, K, Søgaard, P, Vejdani-Jahromi, M, Kisslo, J, and Atwater, BD. "The mechanical and hemodynamic effects of left ventricular pacing in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and left bundle branch block." Journal of Electrocardiology 51, no. 5 (September 2018): 859-862.

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30177329
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Emerek, K, Friedman, DJ, Sørensen, PL, Hansen, SM, Larsen, JM, Risum, N, Thøgersen, AM, Graff, C, Kisslo, J, Søgaard, P, and Atwater, BD. "Vectorcardiographic QRS area is associated with long-term outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy." Heart Rhythm (August 28, 2018).

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30170227
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Sze, E, Samad, Z, Dunning, A, Campbell, KB, Loring, Z, Atwater, BD, Chiswell, K, Kisslo, JA, Velazquez, EJ, and Daubert, JP. "Impaired Recovery of Left Ventricular Function in Patients With Cardiomyopathy and Left Bundle Branch Block (vol 71, pg 306, 2018)." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY 71, no. 11 (March 20, 2018): 1296-1296.

Scholars@Duke

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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