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Moussa C. Mansour, MD

  • Associate Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory
  • Director, Atrial Fibrillation Program

617-726-5557

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Overview

Departments

Cardiology

Medicine

Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Catheter ablation for permanent atrial fibrillation
  • Catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
  • Laser and cryo-balloon ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Implantation of cardiac devices for stroke prevention
  • Medical treatment of atrial fibrillation
  • Catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardia
  • Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (biventricular pacing)
  • Implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy
  • Pacemaker therapy
Medical Education
  • MD, American University of Beirut
  • Residency, Detroit Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital|Fellowship, SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Foreign Languages
  • Arabic
  • French
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Male

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Biography

Moussa Mansour, MD, is the Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory and Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Mansour is an active clinical consultant in all aspects of heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, bradycardia and other abnormal rhythms. Dr. Mansour performs a large number of catheter ablation procedures and implants pacemakers and defibrillators to treat different arrhythmias.

Dr. Mansour has published extensively in the field of cardiac arrhythmia, specifically the area of Atrial Fibrillation. He is involved in cutting edge research and currently participating in the development of new catheters for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Mansour's area of research is catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. He is participating in numerous studies with the objective of finding safer and more effective ways to treat this arrhythmia. Some of the tools he is investigating are the cryo-balloon and the LASER balloon for pulmonary vein isolation. Dr Mansour is also involved in NIH-sponsored research aiming at defining the indications for atrial fibrillation ablation and identifying patients groups who will benefit from the procedure and comparing it to pharmacological treatment. Another area of research that Dr Mansour is involved in is stroke prevention for atrial fibrillation using non-pharmacological tools such as the left atrial apendage occlusion device, which may have significant value for patients taking warfarin.
Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Mansour M, Refaat M, Heist K, Mela T, Cury R, Holmvang G , Ruskin J. Three-Dimensional Anatomy of the Left Atrium by Magnetic Resonance Angiography Implications for Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 2006;(17):719-723

Mansour M, Reddy V, Singh V, Mela T, Rasche V, Ruskin J. Three-dimensional reconstruction of the coronary sinus using rotational angiography. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2005 Jun;16(6):675-6.

Mansour M, Holmvang G, Ruskin J. Usefulness of Imaging Techniques in Preparation of Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 2004;15:1107-1108

Mansour M, Ruskin J, Keane D. Efficacy and Safety of Segmental Ostial versus Circumferential Extra-Ostial Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 2004; 15:532-537.

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News & Events

  • MGHers honored with Bowditch Prize

    Three MGHers were honored Feb. 24 with this year's Bowditch Prize, named for the self-taught 19th century celestial navigator Nathaniel Bowditch, who helped raise funds for the construction of the MGH in the early 1800s.

  • Study combines two minimally invasive procedures to treat atrial fibrillation

    A new clinical trial is now underway at the MGH to investigate whether combining two catheter-based procedures will improve the long-term outcome in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder. The MGH is the first hospital in New England – and only the second in the nation – to pair renal artery sympathetic denervation with pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for patients with atrial fibrillation and hypertension.

  • Massachusetts General Hospital combines two minimally invasive procedures to treat atrial fibrillation

    A new clinical trial is now underway at the Massachusetts General Hospital to investigate whether combining two endovascular catheter-based procedures will improve the long-term outcome in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder. Mass General is the first hospital in New England – and only the second in the nation – to pair renal artery sympathetic denervation with pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for patients with atrial fibrillation and hypertension.

  • New Procedure Treats Atrial Fibrillation Without Blood Thinners

    Ed Cleary came to Massachusetts General Hospital in June 2012 to get his AFib treated. He had tried taking a blood thinner to help manage his AFib, but bled too much. Fortunately, he qualified for a new procedure now being used for the first time in New England by Mass General Hospital.

  • Integrated Model Speeds Understanding of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

    The Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular, and Stroke Care integrates services to accelerate advances in stroke-related atrial fibrillation research and patient care.

  • Freezing atrial fibrillation in its tracks

    Cryoballoon ablation is a new procedure available at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center that is showing promise as an alternative therapy to treat atrial fibrillation, a type of heart rhythm disorder.

  • Heart device may replace the need for long-term blood thinning medications

    Mass General Heart Center physicians are evaluating a new medical device that shows promise in preventing strokes among patients with atrial fibrillation.

Contact

Electrophysiology Lab/Arrhythmia Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-5557
Fax: 617-724-1241

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