N. Alejandro (Alex) Barbagelata, MD

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine
Email address n.barbagelata@duke.edu

Medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires. Residency/Cardiology Fellowship at the Sanatorio Guemes/Favaloro Foundation. Cardiac cath fellow at the Sanatorio Guemes. International Scholar in Artificial Organs at the Cleveland Clinic. Duke Clinical Research Institute research fellow.

Faculty member in the Cardiology Division at the University of Texas Medical Branch with the rank of Assoc Professor of Medicine as CCU and Cardiac Cath Lab attending (invasive cardiologist) on all type of cardiovascular diseases Director or Associated Dir of the Advanced Heart Failure that included devices such as aquapheresis, 2.5 impella, Cardiac Power, and surgical such as being part of the approval team for destination therapy on Heart Mate II. UNOS primary physician in the Heart Transplant program 2011-2013. Current Adj Ast Professor Medicine/Cardiology at Duke University, member of the Board of Directors of DUCCS (a Duke Clinical Research organization). Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Postgraduate Program at the Universidad Catolica Argentina (UCA). Staff member Interventional Cardiology service at the Instituto del diagnostico y tratamiento, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Research Interest in Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure, percutaneous and surgical devices in heart failure. Early identification of STEMI such as criteria's for MI in LBBB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgarbossa's_criteria), new descriptors in Q wave/non Q wave, use of telemedicine for timeliness reperfusion. Co-editor of the book on “prehospital Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction” Member of the Int. Speaker Bureau AHA. Published more than 60 peer articles and more than 100 hundred abstract and speaker in a number of Scientific Meetings.

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), 1982

Publications

Muhlestein, Joseph Boone, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Charles F. Bethea, Harry W. Severance, Robert J. Mentz, Gregory W. Barsness, Alejandro Barbagelata, et al. “Feasibility of combining serial smartphone single-lead electrocardiograms for the diagnosis of ST-elevation myocardial infarction.” Am Heart J 221 (March 2020): 125–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.12.016.

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31986289
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Barbagelata, Alejandro, Charles F. Bethea, Harry W. Severance, Robert J. Mentz, David Albert, Gregory W. Barsness, Viet T. Le, et al. “Smartphone ECG for evaluation of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI): Design of the ST LEUIS International Multicenter Study.” J Electrocardiol 51, no. 2 (March 2018): 260–64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2017.10.011.

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29174099
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Muhlestein, Joseph Boone, Viet Le, David Albert, Fidela Ll Moreno, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Frank Yanowitz, Robert B. Vranian, et al. “Smartphone ECG for evaluation of STEMI: results of the ST LEUIS Pilot Study.” J Electrocardiol 48, no. 2 (March 2015): 249–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2014.11.005.

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25601407
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Escobar, E., and N. A. Barbagelata. Prehospital Management of ACUTE STEMI. An International Perspective. Joseph Alpert Editions, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Cena, M., T. Hudai, W. I. Khalife, and N. A. Barbagelata. “NEW IMPELLA CP (CARDIAC POWER ) DEVICE USED FOR CARDIAC SUPPORT IN PATIENT WITH CARDIOGENIC SHOCK DUE TO NONISCHEMIC CARDIOMYOPATHY.Case Report.” The International Journal of Angiology : Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc, December 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Carlsen, Esben A., Lia E. Bang, Lars Køber, David G. Strauss, Matias Amaral, Alejandro Barbagelata, Stafford Warren, and Galen S. Wagner. “Availability of a baseline Electrocardiogram changes the application of the Sclarovsky-Birnbaum Myocardial Ischemia Grade.” J Electrocardiol 47, no. 4 (July 2014): 571–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2014.02.010.

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24881971
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Sadat, K., M. Ahmad, Q. Cai, M. Morsy, N. Nanda, N. A. Barbagelata, and W. Khalife. “The Role of Echocardiography in Heart Failure, Part 1.” Consultant 54, no. 8 (2014): 614–17.

Scholars@Duke

Sadat, K., M. Ahmad, Q. Cai, M. Morsy, N. Nanda, N. A. Barbagelata, and W. Khalife. “The Role of Echocardiography in Heart Failure, Part 2.” Consultant 54, no. 9 (2014): 693–98.

Scholars@Duke

Cai, Qiangjun, Nilay Mehta, Elena B. Sgarbossa, Sergio L. Pinski, Galen S. Wagner, Robert M. Califf, and Alejandro Barbagelata. “The left bundle-branch block puzzle in the 2013 ST-elevation myocardial infarction guideline: from falsely declaring emergency to denying reperfusion in a high-risk population. Are the Sgarbossa Criteria ready for prime time?” Am Heart J 166, no. 3 (September 2013): 409–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2013.03.032.

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24016487
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Swedberg, Karl, James B. Young, Inder S. Anand, Sunfa Cheng, Akshay S. Desai, Rafael Diaz, Aldo P. Maggioni, et al. “Treatment of anemia with darbepoetin alfa in systolic heart failure.” N Engl J Med 368, no. 13 (March 28, 2013): 1210–19. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1214865.

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23473338
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