BiographyDr. 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, based primarily at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River where he is working to expand the cardiac arrhythmia service. He will continue his research activities at MGH which is focused on outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy as well as left atrial imaging in patient with atrial fibrillation.
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.
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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