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

Sutter, Joanne S., Yuliya Lokhnygina, James P. Daubert, Tristram Bahnson, Kevin Jackson, Jason I. Koontz, Albert Y. Sun, et al. “Safety and efficacy outcomes of left atrial posterior wall isolation compared to pulmonary vein isolation and pulmonary vein isolation with linear ablation for the treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation..” Am Heart J 220 (November 22, 2019): 89–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.11.010.

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31805423
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Tayal, Bhupendar, Patricia Fruelund, Peter Sogaard, Sam Riahi, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Brett D. Atwater, Gunnar Gislason, et al. “Incidence of heart failure after pacemaker implantation: a nationwide Danish Registry-based follow-up study..” Eur Heart J 40, no. 44 (November 21, 2019): 3641–48. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehz584.

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Atwater, Brett D., Kasper Emerek, Peter L. Sørensen, Steen M. Hansen, Zak Loring, Claus Graff, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Joseph Kisslo, Peter Søgaard, and Daniel J. Friedman. “PR Prolongation predicts inadequate resynchronization with biventricular pacing in left bundle branch block..” Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 42, no. 11 (November 2019): 1477–85. https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.13802.

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31509260
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Black-Maier, Eric, Alice Parish, Benjamin A. Steinberg, Cynthia L. Green, Zak Loring, Adam S. Barnett, Sana M. Al-Khatib, et al. “Predicting atrial fibrillation recurrence after ablation in patients with heart failure: Validity of the APPLE and CAAP-AF risk scoring systems..” Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 42, no. 11 (November 2019): 1440–47. https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.13805.

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31544956
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Friedman, Daniel J., Kasper Emerek, Steen Møller Hansen, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Peter L. Sørensen, Zak Loring, Joanne Sutter, et al. “Non-invasively quantified changes in left ventricular activation predict outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy..” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 30, no. 11 (November 2019): 2475–83. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14192.

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31535746
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Polcwiartek, Christoffer, Kristian Kragholm, Daniel J. Friedman, Brett D. Atwater, Claus Graff, Jonas B. Nielsen, Anders G. Holst, et al. “Long-Term Prognostic Value of Less-Stringent Electrocardiographic Q Waves and Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction Q Waves..” Am J Med, October 21, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.08.056.

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Loring, Zak, and Brett D. Atwater. “Editorial commentary: Harm from left bundle branch block: We are the tortoise, not the hare..” Trends Cardiovasc Med 29, no. 6 (August 2019): 343–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tcm.2018.11.001.

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Polcwiartek, Christoffer, Kristian Kragholm, Steen M. Hansen, Brett D. Atwater, Daniel J. Friedman, Carlo A. Barcella, Claus Graff, et al. “Electrocardiogram Characteristics and Their Association With Psychotropic Drugs Among Patients With Schizophrenia..” Schizophr Bull, June 20, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbz064.

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Friedman, Daniel J., Sean D. Pokorney, Rahul Khanna, Laura Goldstein, Brett D. Atwater, Tristram D. Bahnson, James P. Daubert, et al. “Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation With and Without On-Site Cardiothoracic Surgery..” J Am Coll Cardiol 73, no. 19 (May 21, 2019): 2487–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.02.036.

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Emerek, Kasper, Daniel J. Friedman, Peter L. Sørensen, Steen M. Hansen, Jacob M. Larsen, Niels Risum, Anna Margrethe Thøgersen, et al. “The Association of a classical left bundle Branch Block Contraction Pattern by vendor-independent strain echocardiography and outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy..” Cardiovasc Ultrasound 17, no. 1 (May 21, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12947-019-0160-4.

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31113440
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