Tristram Dan Bahnson, MD

Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 7623 Hosp North, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-5441
In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Cardiology, Medicine, University of California - San Diego, 1989 - 1994
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of California - Davis, 1984 - 1986
  • M.D., University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine, 1984
  • B.Sc. (hons), Brown University, 1979


Teplitsky, L., P. D. Wolf, and T. D. Bahnson. “Esophageal heating during radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation is critically dependent on the atrial-esophagus fat layer thickness.” In Circulation, 112:U453–U453. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2005.


Strickberger, S Adam, John Ip, Sanjeev Saksena, Ken Curry, Tristram D. Bahnson, and Paul D. Ziegler. “Relationship between atrial tachyarrhythmias and symptoms.” Heart Rhythm 2, no. 2 (February 2005): 125–31.

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Hranitzky, P. M., I. Contrafatto, R. Kim, M. S. Ashar, and T. D. Bahnson. “MRI identifies significant variability in the anatomic relationship between the esophagus and left atrium in patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.” In Circulation, 110:418–418. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2004.


Prystowsky, Eric N., Imran Niazi, Anne B. Curtis, David J. Wilber, Tristram Bahnson, Kenneth Ellenbogen, Anwer Dhala, et al. “Termination of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia by tecadenoson (CVT-510), a novel A1-adenosine receptor agonist.” J Am Coll Cardiol 42, no. 6 (September 17, 2003): 1098–1102.

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Campbell, K. R., J. M. Whitehill, A. Hesselson, P. Gallagher, and T. D. Bahnson. “Dual-site or bi-atrial pacing does not enhance atrial activation as compared to pacing from novel single right atrial sites in humans.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 39:85A-85A. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2002.


Reynolds, M. R., M. E. Josephson, P. A. Friedman, T. Hadjis, R. Lemery, T. D. Bahnson, D. S. Cannom, and P. Zimetbaum. “Predictors of warfarin use in atrial fibrillation: Insights from the FRACTAL Registry.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 39:85A-86A. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2002.