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Dan Blendea, MD, PhD

  • Phone: 617-726-5067
Department of Medicine


  • Heart Center
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Clinical Interests
Atrial fibrillation
Ventricular tachycardia
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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, American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Not Accepting New Patients

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. His research activities are focused on imaging in patients with atrial fibrillation, syncope, and outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy.


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

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

Phone: 617-726-5067
Fax: 617-726-3852