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“The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel”


Journal Publications, Book Chapters and Abstracts

Using Information Technology to Improve Public Health. Master of Public Health Thesis. 1998. 


The medical malpractice risk associated with bariatric surgery. Casey BE, Civello KC Jr, Martin LF, O'Leary JP. Obes Surg. 1999 Oct;9(5):420-5.


Will patients use a computer to give a medical history? Dugaw JE Jr, Civello K, Chuinard C, Jones GN.

J Fam Pract. 2000 Oct;49(10):921-3.


Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine Textbook. 2004. Mitral Valve Disease Chapter. 


The effects of altering time delays of coupled pacing during acute atrial fibrillation. Yamada H, Popović ZB, Martin DO, Civello KC, Wallick DW. Heart Rhythm. 2006 Jun;3(6):722-7


Remote magnetic navigation: human experience in pulmonary vein ablation.

Di Biase L, Fahmy TS, Patel D, Bai R, Civello K, Wazni OM, Kanj M, Elayi CS, Ching CK, Khan M, Popova L, Schweikert RA, Cummings JE, Burkhardt JD, Martin DO, Bhargava M, Dresing T, Saliba W, Arruda M, Natale A. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Aug 28;50(9):868-74.


The magnitude of reverse remodelling irrespective of aetiology predicts outcome of heart failure patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy.Di Biase L, Auricchio A, Sorgente A, Civello K, Klersy C, Faletra F, Riedlbauchova L, Patel D, Arruda M, Schweikert RA, Martin DO, Saliba WI, Moccetti T, Wilkoff BL, Natale A. Eur Heart J. 2008 Oct;29(20):2497-505.

Prognostic value of electrocardiographic measurements before and after cardiac resynchronization device implantation in patients with heart failure due to ischemic or nonischemic cardiomyopathy. Iler MA, Hu T, Ayyagari S, Callahan TD 4th, Civello KC, Thal SG, Wilkoff BL, Chung MK.

Am J Cardiol. 2008 Feb 1;101(3):359-63


The impact of myocardial viability on the clinical outcome of cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Riedlbauchová L, Brunken R, Jaber WA, Popová L, Patel D, Lánská V, Civello K, Cummings J, Burkhardt JD, Saliba W, Martin D, Schweikert R, Wilkoff BL, Grimm R, Natale A.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009 Jan;20(1):50-7.


Combined Endocardial and Epicardial Ablation for Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation: Single Center Experience in 100+ Consecutive Patients. Civello KC, Smith CA, Boedefeld, W. Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management. 2013 Sep.


Cost-effectiveness of the convergent procedure and catheter ablation for non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.Anderson LH1, Black EJCivello KCMartinson MSKress DC. J Med Econ. 2014 Apr 23. 

Reverse Left Atrial Remodeling and Improved Systolic Function after Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation. NASPE Abstract 2004. 


Benefits of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Extend to Patients with Mechanical Dyssynchrony due to Right Ventricular Pacing. NASPE Abstract 2004 


Effect of High Voltage Stimulation on Left Ventricular Torsional Deformation in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. American College of Cardiology American College of Cardiology Abstract 2004. 


Effect of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy on the Left Ventricular Torsional Deformation in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. American College of Cardiology Abstract 2004. 


Usefulness of Plasma BNP to Determine Responders and Non-Responders of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. NASPE Presentation 2005 


Evidence of Inflammatory and Hemodynamic Remodeling After Biventricular Device Implantation for Heart Failure. NASPE Presentation 2005 


Axillary Vein Puncture Access Causes a Unique Lead Failure Mechanism. NASPE Poster 2005 


Survival After Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Evidence For Inflammation As A Predictor Of Mortality In Patients With Heart Failure After Bi-Ventricular Device Implantation. NASPE Presentation 2005 


Validation of an Institutionally Accepted Standardization of the Coronary Sinus Tributaries and Left Ventricular Myocardial Segments. HRS 2006 Featured Abstract 


Positron Emission Tomography Scan Abnormalities Do Not Predict Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Abstract American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2006 

Clinical Research

Stop AF, Medtronic

Principal Investigator

Odysseus, Sanofi-Aventis



CAP STOPS AF, nContact Surgical, Inc.

Principal Investigator


System Longevity Study, Medtronic



Lead 4396, Medtronic



Lead 4196, Medtronic



Bradycare, St. Jude Medical



Provide, St. Jude Medical



Optimum, St. Jude Medical

Principal Investigator

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