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Dan Blendea, MD, PhD


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Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Syncope
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • PhD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Residency, Bridgeport Hospital|Residency, University of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Fellowship, Bridgeport Hospital|Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital|Fellowship, University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • 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
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Dr. Blendea completed training in internal medicine, cardiology and earned his PhD degree at the Iuliu Hatieganu University in Romania, where he also served as a faculty member. He came to the US and re-trained in internal medicine and cardiology at Yale - Bridgeport Hospital, and completed a fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at MGH. He is an attending staff of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service. His research activities are focused on imaging in patients with atrial fibrillation, syncope, and outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

My clinical and research work focuses ontreatment of patients with heart failure and arrhythmias. My area ofproficiency is in the field of cardiac resynchronization therapy, where myefforts have led to improved device implantation strategies, resulting insuperior clinical outcomes.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Blendea D, Mansour M, Shah RV, Chung J, Nandigam V. Heist EK, Mela T, Reddy VY, Manzke R, McPherson CA, Ruskin J, Singh JP. Usefulness of high speed rotational coronary venous angiography during cardiac resynchronization therapy. Am J Cardiol 2007; 100: 1561-65.

Blendea D, Shah RV, Auricchio A, Nandigam V, Orencole M, Heist EK, Reddy V, McPherson C, Ruskin J, Singh JP. Variability of coronary venous anatomy in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy: a high speed rotational venography study. Heart Rhythm 2007; Sep;4(9):1155-62.

Blendea D, Blendea MC, Banker J, McPherson CA. Troponin-T elevation after implanted defibrillator discharge predicts survival. Heart 2009; 95:1153-1158.

Blendea D, Barrett CD, Heist EK, Ruskin JN, Mansour MC. Right atrial thrombus aspiration guided by intracardiac echocardiography during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology 2009;2:e18-e20.

Blendea D, Heist EK, Das S, Danik S, Barrett C, Mela T, Ruskin JN, Singh JP. Impact of tricuspid regurgitation and prior coronary bypass surgery on the geometry of the coronary sinus. A rotational coronary angiography study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2010; 21:436-40

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Electrophysiology Lab/Arrhythmia Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-5067
Fax: 617-726-3852

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