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Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD

Director, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Program

Director, Holter Laboratory

Jag Singh, MD, PhD, is Director of the Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Program, Director of the Holter and Non-invasive Electrophysiology Laboratory, and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

  • Phone: 617-726-4662
Departments
Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Specialties

  • Heart Center
  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart Valve Program
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Program
Clinical Interests
Cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and pacemakers
Syncope
Drug-induced arrhythmias
Long QT syndrome
Cardiac arrhythmia
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, BJ Medical College
PhD, Oxford University
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Foreign Languages
Hindi
Marathi
Panjabi
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Jag Singh, MD, PhD, is Director of the Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Program and a staff cardiac electrophysiologist in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center. Dr. Singh received his medical degree from BJ Medical College, Pune University, India. He completed his internal medicine residency, and cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowships at Mass General. He also earned a doctorate from Oxford University, a master of science in clinical investigation from MIT and a research fellowship at the Framingham Heart Study. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Singh's research interests are in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, with an emphasis on device therapy for heart failure and catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. His investigative work has focused on improving patient selection strategies, multimodality imaging, lead implantation techniques and follow-up protocols for patients receiving device therapy. Dr. Singh is the national principal investigator on 4 studies and is also a member of steering committees for single and multicenter research studies. He also directs the coronary venous angiography core laboratory for several multicenter research studies. Dr. Singh is on the editorial board of medical journals and editor-in-chief of the Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascule Medicine. Dr. Singh is an internationally recognized speaker and frequently gives lectures at national and international educational forums. Dr. Singh has over a 180 publications inclusive of original research articles, clinical communications, text book chapters, review articles and editorials.

Research

  • Risk stratification for sudden cardiac death and worsening heart failure. Dr. Singh has done extensive work with the Framingham Heart Study and the MADIT Study group and published several landmark manuscripts.
  • Patient selection and predicting response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. Dr. Singh has developed and built a new multidisciplinary program at Massachusetts General Hospital to care for patients with heart failure and implanted devices. His research work has led to the development of a novel response score to predict clinical outcome in this patient group.
  • Coronary venous anatomy and novel ventricular lead implantation strategies. Dr. Singh has used novel rotational venography and imaging techniques to propose and substantiate new coronary venous anatomy classification and redefine the best views for lead implantation. Dr. Singh published on the importance of left ventricular lead position and developed new implantation protocols, some of which are being tested prospectively in clinical studies.
  • Image integration strategies and multimodality imaging for cardiac resynchronization therapy. Dr. Singh has done some novel work integrating computed tomography, ultrasound and fluoroscopy to create better clinical strategies to facilitate device implantation.
  • Device diagnostics and remote monitoring in heart failure patients. Dr. Singh's recent work has focused on the use of remote monitoring and device diagnostics to prognosticate and manage patients.
  • Newer drugs and catheter ablation strategies of atrial fibrillation. Dr. Singh is actively engaged in research examining newer drug therapies for atrial fibrillation. His research interests also examine novel approaches to enhance patient selection, imaging and ablative techniques for treating atrial fibrillation.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Singh JP et al. Abnormal rate adaptation of the QT interval is associated with hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy. J Am Coll Cardiol 1997;29:778.

Singh JP et al. Heritability of heart rate variability: the Framingham Heart Study. Circulation, 1999;99: 2251.

Singh JP et al. Factors influencing appropriate firing of the implanted defibrillator for ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation: findings from MADIT II. J Am Coll Cardiol 2005 46:1712.

Singh JP et al. Coronary venous anatomy: a segmental approach to aid cardiac resynchronisation therapy. J Am Coll Cardiol . 2005;46:68.

Heist EK et al, Singh JP. Usefulness of a Novel Response Score to Predict Hemodynamic and Clinical Outcome from Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Am J Cardiol. 2006;97:1732-6.

Singh JP, et al. Left ventricular lead electrical delay predicts response to cardiac resynchronization therapy Heart Rhythm. 2006;3:1285.

Tournoux F et al, Singh JP. Echocardiographic Measures of Acute Hemodynamic Response after Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Predict Long-term Clinical Outcome. European Heart Journal, 2007;28:1143.

Singh JP. Electrical Therapy for Advanced Heart Failure: Is it Time for a Multidisciplinary Approach or a New Subspecialty? Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2007;5:811.

Singh JP et al. Patient selection and classification for atrial fibrillation ablation: Thinking beyond duration. 2009;6:1522.

Upadhyay G et al, Singh JP. Cardiac Resynchronization in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: a Meta-analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies. J Am Coll Cardiol 2008;52:1239.

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Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-4662
Fax: 617-726-3852

Electrophysiology Lab/Arrhythmia Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-4662
Fax: 617-726-3852

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