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Joshua M. Cooper, MD

 

Joshua M. Cooper, MD

 

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Professor, Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-5800

Email: joshua.cooper@tuhs.temple.edu

 

Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology

 

Educational Background:

 

AB (Magna Cum Laude), Biochemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1992

 

MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1996

 

Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 1999

 

Fellowship, Cardiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2002

 

Fellowship, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2003

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clinical and Research Interests:

 

  • Patient education
  • Arrhythmia evaluation and electrophysiology studies
  • Cardioversions
  • Catheter ablations for all types of arrhythmias
  • Pacemaker, defibrillator (ICD), and biventricular device implantations
  • Laser lead extractions
  • Consultations on complex arrhythmia or device-related medical or surgical management

 

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board certification(s):

  • Internal Medicine, 1999
  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2002
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2003

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professional AFFILIATIONS:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Heart Rhythm Society

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Selected Publications:

 

Mountantonakis SE, Tschabrunn CM, Cooper JM. Same-Day Contralateral Implantation of a Permanent Device after Lead Extraction for Isolated Pocket Infection. Europace 2013; In Press.

 

Betensky BP, Tschabrunn CM, Zado ES, Goldberg LR, Marchlinski FE, Garcia FC, Cooper JM. Long-term follow-up of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Heart Rhythm 2012;9:884-891.

 

Haqqani HM, Epstein LM, Cooper JM. Engineering and Construction of Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Leads. In: Ellenbogen KA, Wilkoff BL, Kay GN, Lau CP, eds. Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization Therapy. 4th Edition. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Publishing, 2011.

 

Cooper JM, Tzou W. Decrescendo AV node conduction can result in ventricular rate faster than atrial rate during atrial tachycardia: ICD electrogram analysis. Heart Rhythm 2010;7:282-284.

 

Wazni O, Epstein LM, Carrillo RG, Love C, Adler SW, Riggio DW, Karim SS, Bashir J, Greenspon AJ, DiMarco JP, Cooper JM, Onufer JR, Ellenbogen KA, Kutalek SP, Dentry-Mabry S, Ervin CM, Wilkoff BL. Lead extraction in the contemporary setting: The LExICon Study: An observational retrospective study of consecutive laser lead extractions. J Am Coll Cardiol 2010;55:543-554.

 

Cooper JM. Pacing and Defibrillation for Atrial Arrhythmias. In: Maisel WH, ed. Device Therapy in Heart Failure. Totowa, NJ, USA: Humana Press, 2009.

 

Cooper JM, Sapp JL, Robinson D, Epstein LM, Stevenson WG. A rewarming maneuver demonstrates the contribution of blood flow to electrode cooling during cooled RF ablation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2008;19:409-414.

 

Cooper JA, Cooper JM. New strategies for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2008;10:49-58.

 

Cooper JM, Kay GN. Basic Concepts of Pacing. In: Ellenbogen KA, Wood MA, eds. Cardiac Pacing and ICDs. 5th Edition. Malden, MA, USA: Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

 

Sapp JL, Cooper JM, Zei P, Stevenson WG. Large radiofrequency ablation lesions can be created with a retractable infusion-needle catheter. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2006;17:657-661.

 

Cooper JM. Cardiology Patient Pages: Palpitations. Circulation 2005;112:e299-e301.

 

Cooper JM, Sapp JL, Tedrow U, Pellegrini CP, Robinson D, Epstein LM, Stevenson WG. Ablation with an internally-irrigated RF catheter: Learning how to avoid steam pops. Heart Rhythm 2004;1:329-333.

 

Cooper JM, Katcher MS, Orlov MV. Implantable devices for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. N Engl J Med 2002;346:2062-2068.

 

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PUBMED PUBLICATIONS :


Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

24928485. Patel PJ, Ahlemeyer L, Freas M, Cooper JM, Marchlinski FE, Callans DJ, Hutchinson MD, Outflow tract premature ventricular depolarizations after atrial fibrillation ablation may reflect autonomic influences. J Interv Card Electrophysiol :()2014 Jun 14

24819193. Birnie DH, Sauer WH, Bogun F, Cooper JM, Culver DA, Duvernoy CS, Judson MA, Kron J, Mehta D, Cosedis Nielsen J, Patel AR, Ohe T, Raatikainen P, Soejima K, HRS Expert Consensus Statement on the Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias Associated With Cardiac Sarcoidosis. Heart Rhythm 11:7(1305-24)2014 Jul

24727582. Squara F, Chik WW, Benhayon D, Maeda S, Latcu DG, Lacaze-Gadonneix J, Tibi T, Thomas O, Cooper JM, Duthoit G, Development and validation of a novel algorithm based on the ECG magnet response for rapid identification of any unknown pacemaker. Heart Rhythm 11:8(1367-76)2014 Aug

24533561. Riley MP, Zado E, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Bala R, Garcia FC, Callans DJ, Cooper JM, Verdino RJ, Dixit S, Marchlinski FE, Risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack after atrial fibrillation ablation with oral anticoagulant use guided by ECG monitoring and pulse assessment. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 25:6(591-6)2014 Jun

24372196. Cooper JM, Patel RK, Emmi A, Wang Y, Kirkpatrick JN, RV-only pacing can produce a Q wave in lead 1 and an R wave in V1: implications for biventricular pacing. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 37:5(585-90)2014 May

24237590. Aldhoon B, Frankel DS, Hutchinson MD, Callans DJ, Epstein AE, Dixit S, Riley MP, Lin D, Garcia FC, Supple GE, Cooper JM, Bala R, Deo R, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE, Unipolar voltage abnormality is associated with greater left ventricular dysfunction in ischemic cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 25:3(293-8)2014 Mar

23577826. Kapa S, Epstein AE, Callans DJ, Garcia FC, Lin D, Bala R, Riley MP, Hutchinson MD, Gerstenfeld EP, Tzou W, Marchlinski FE, Frankel DS, Cooper JM, Supple G, Deo R, Verdino RJ, Patel VV, Dixit S, Assessing arrhythmia burden after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using an implantable loop recorder: the ABACUS study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 24:8(875-81)2013 Aug

23421497. Frankel DS, Cooper JM, Sequential dual chamber extrastimulation provides clue to supraventricular tachycardia mechanism. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 24:5(593-5)2013 May

23276817. Frankel DS, Tschabrunn CM, Cooper JM, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Riley MP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Apical ventricular tachycardia morphology in left ventricular nonischemic cardiomyopathy predicts poor transplant-free survival. Heart Rhythm 10:5(621-6)2013 May

23128019. Hutchinson MD, Garcia FC, Mandel JE, Elkassabany N, Zado ES, Riley MP, Cooper JM, Bala R, Frankel DS, Lin D, Supple GE, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Efforts to enhance catheter stability improve atrial fibrillation ablation outcome. Heart Rhythm 10:3(347-53)2013 Mar

23103045. Campos B, Jauregui ME, Park KM, Mountantonakis SE, Gerstenfeld EP, Haqqani H, Garcia FC, Hutchinson MD, Callans DJ, Dixit S, Lin D, Riley MP, Tzou W, Cooper JM, Bala R, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE, New unipolar electrogram criteria to identify irreversibility of nonischemic left ventricular cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol 60:21(2194-204)2012 Nov 20

23059131. Tschabrunn CM, Haqqani HM, Cooper JM, Dixit S, Garcia FC, Gerstenfeld EP, Callans DJ, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE, Percutaneous epicardial ventricular tachycardia ablation after noncoronary cardiac surgery or pericarditis. Heart Rhythm 10:2(165-9)2013 Feb

23002195. Kron J, Sauer W, Schuller J, Bogun F, Crawford T, Sarsam S, Rosenfeld L, Mitiku TY, Cooper JM, Mehta D, Greenspon AJ, Ortman M, Delurgio DB, Valadri R, Narasimhan C, Swapna N, Singh JP, Danik S, Markowitz SM, Almquist AK, Krahn AD, Wolfe LG, Feinstein S, Ellenbogen KA, Efficacy and safety of implantable cardiac defibrillators for treatment of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis. Europace 15:3(347-54)2013 Mar

22640894. Deyell MW, Park KM, Han Y, Frankel DS, Dixit S, Cooper JM, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Garcia F, Bala R, Riley MP, Gerstenfeld E, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Predictors of recovery of left ventricular dysfunction after ablation of frequent ventricular premature depolarizations. Heart Rhythm 9:9(1465-72)2012 Sep

22516442. Frankel DS, Mountantonakis SE, Zado ES, Anter E, Bala R, Cooper JM, Deo R, Dixit S, Epstein AE, Garcia FC, Gerstenfeld EP, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Patel VV, Riley MP, Robinson MR, Tzou WS, Verdino RJ, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Noninvasive programmed ventricular stimulation early after ventricular tachycardia ablation to predict risk of late recurrence. J Am Coll Cardiol 59:17(1529-35)2012 Apr 24

22338670. Betensky BP, Tschabrunn CM, Zado ES, Goldberg LR, Marchlinski FE, Garcia FC, Cooper JM, Long-term follow-up of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Heart Rhythm 9:6(884-91)2012 Jun

22306618. Jauregui Abularach ME, Campos B, Park KM, Tschabrunn CM, Frankel DS, Park RE, Gerstenfeld EP, Mountantonakis S, Garcia FC, Dixit S, Tzou WS, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Riley MP, Cooper JM, Bala R, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Ablation of ventricular arrhythmias arising near the anterior epicardial veins from the left sinus of Valsalva region: ECG features, anatomic distance, and outcome. Heart Rhythm 9:6(865-73)2012 Jun

22139886. Dixit S, Marchlinski FE, Lin D, Callans DJ, Bala R, Riley MP, Garcia FC, Hutchinson MD, Ratcliffe SJ, Cooper JM, Verdino RJ, Patel VV, Zado ES, Cash NR, Killian T, Tomson TT, Gerstenfeld EP, Randomized ablation strategies for the treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation: RASTA study. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:2(287-94)2012 Apr

22081990. Tschabrunn CM, Rosenbach M, Lavi N, Cooper JM, Allergic reaction to suture material after an ICD procedure: device infection mimicry. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:3(330-2)2012 Mar

21736660. Tzou WS, Zado ES, Lin D, Callans DJ, Dixit S, Cooper JM, Bala R, Garcia F, Hutchinson MD, Riley MP, Deo R, Gerstenfeld EP, Marchlinski FE, Sinus rhythm ECG criteria associated with basal-lateral ventricular tachycardia substrate in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:12(1351-8)2011 Dec

21616286. Betensky BP, Park RE, Marchlinski FE, Hutchinson MD, Garcia FC, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Cooper JM, Bala R, Lin D, Riley MP, Gerstenfeld EP, The V(2) transition ratio: a new electrocardiographic criterion for distinguishing left from right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia origin. J Am Coll Cardiol 57:22(2255-62)2011 May 31

21392586. Haqqani HM, Tschabrunn CM, Tzou WS, Dixit S, Cooper JM, Riley MP, Lin D, Hutchinson MD, Garcia FC, Bala R, Verdino RJ, Callans DJ, Gerstenfeld EP, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE, Isolated septal substrate for ventricular tachycardia in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy: incidence, characterization, and implications. Heart Rhythm 8:8(1169-76)2011 Aug

21131557. Hutchinson MD, Gerstenfeld EP, Desjardins B, Bala R, Riley MP, Garcia FC, Dixit S, Lin D, Tzou WS, Cooper JM, Verdino RJ, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Endocardial unipolar voltage mapping to detect epicardial ventricular tachycardia substrate in patients with nonischemic left ventricular cardiomyopathy. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:1(49-55)2011 Feb

20946231. Jacobson JT, Hutchinson MD, Cooper JM, Woo YJ, Shandler RS, Callans DJ, Tissue-specific variability in human epicardial impedance. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:4(436-9)2011 Apr

20335557. Tzou WS, Marchlinski FE, Zado ES, Lin D, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Cooper JM, Bala R, Garcia F, Hutchinson MD, Riley MP, Verdino R, Gerstenfeld EP, Long-term outcome after successful catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 3:3(237-42)2010 Jun

20097621. Bala R, Garcia FC, Hutchinson MD, Gerstenfeld EP, Dhruvakumar S, Dixit S, Cooper JM, Lin D, Harding J, Riley MP, Zado E, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Electrocardiographic and electrophysiologic features of ventricular arrhythmias originating from the right/left coronary cusp commissure. Heart Rhythm 7:3(312-22)2010 Mar

19939741. Cooper JM, Tzou W, Decrescendo atrioventricular node conduction can result in ventricular rate faster than atrial rate during atrial tachycardia: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator electrogram analysis. Heart Rhythm 7:2(282-4)2010

18363690. Nayak HM, Verdino RJ, Russo AM, Gerstenfeld EP, Hsia HH, Lin D, Dixit S, Cooper JM, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Ventricular tachycardia storm after initiation of biventricular pacing: incidence, clinical characteristics, management, and outcome. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:7(708-15)2008 Jul

18242549. Sauer WH, Lowery CM, Cooper JM, Lewkowiez L, Sequential dual chamber extrastimulation: a novel pacing maneuver to identify the presence of a slowly conducting concealed accessory pathway. Heart Rhythm 5:2(248-52)2008 Feb

18242535. Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Ratcliffe SJ, Cooper JM, Russo AM, Kimmel SE, Callans DJ, Lin D, Verdino RJ, Patel VV, Zado E, Marchlinski FE, Single procedure efficacy of isolating all versus arrhythmogenic pulmonary veins on long-term control of atrial fibrillation: a prospective randomized study. Heart Rhythm 5:2(174-81)2008 Feb

18081763. Cooper JM, Sapp JL, Robinson D, Epstein LM, Stevenson WG, A rewarming maneuver demonstrates the contribution of blood flow to electrode cooling during internally irrigated RF ablation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:4(409-14)2008 Apr

17420357. Singhal S, Cooper JM, Cheung AT, Acker MA, Images in cardiovascular medicine. Rib perforation from a right ventricular pacemaker lead. Circulation 115:14(e391-2)2007 Apr 10

17272336. Cooper JM, Sauer WH, Garcia FC, Krautkramer MJ, Verdino RJ, Covering sleeves can shield the high-voltage coils from lead chatter in an integrated bipolar ICD lead. Europace 9:2(137-42)2007 Feb

17241328. Sauer WH, Garcia FC, Verdino RJ, Cooper JM, Unusual pacing observed in a biventricular pacemaker with epicardial pacing leads. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:1(130-4)2007 Jan

17179033. Cooper JA, Cooper JD, Cooper JM, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: history, current practice, and future direction. Circulation 114:25(2839-49)2006 Dec 19

17081214. Mainigi SK, Sauer WH, Cooper JM, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Callans DJ, Russo AM, Verdino RJ, Lin D, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE, Incidence and predictors of very late recurrence of atrial fibrillation after ablation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:1(69-74)2007 Jan

16981932. Sauer WH, Cooper JM, Lai RW, Verdino RJ, Underestimation of pacing threshold as determined by an automatic ventricular threshold testing algorithm. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:9(1028-30)2006 Sep

16945792. Mainigi SK, Cooper JM, Russo AM, Nayak HM, Lin D, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Hsia HH, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Verdino RJ, Elevated defibrillation thresholds in patients undergoing biventricular defibrillator implantation: incidence and predictors. Heart Rhythm 3:9(1010-6)2006 Sep

16879626. Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Callans DJ, Cooper JM, Lin D, Russo AM, Verdino RJ, Patel VV, Kimmel SE, Ratcliffe SJ, Hsia HH, Nayak HM, Zado E, Ren JF, Marchlinski FE, Comparison of cool tip versus 8-mm tip catheter in achieving electrical isolation of pulmonary veins for long-term control of atrial fibrillation: a prospective randomized pilot study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:10(1074-9)2006 Oct

16836718. Sapp JL, Cooper JM, Zei P, Stevenson WG, Large radiofrequency ablation lesions can be created with a retractable infusion-needle catheter. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:6(657-61)2006 Jun

16831982. Sauer WH, Alonso C, Zado E, Cooper JM, Lin D, Dixit S, Russo A, Verdino R, Ji S, Gerstenfeld EP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in patients referred for atrial fibrillation ablation: response to ablation that incorporates slow-pathway modification. Circulation 114:3(191-5)2006 Jul 18

16828597. Polin GM, Zado E, Nayak H, Cooper JM, Russo AM, Dixit S, Lin D, Marchlinski FE, Verdino RJ, Proper management of pericardial tamponade as a late complication of implantable cardiac device placement. Am J Cardiol 98:2(223-5)2006 Jul 15

16818227. Cooper JM, Garcia FC, Shandler RS, Entrapment of pacemaker leads in bone. Heart Rhythm 3:7(872)2006 Jul

16784421. Sauer WH, Sussman JS, Verdino RJ, Cooper JM, Increasing left ventricular pacing output decreases interventricular conduction time in patients with biventricular pacing systems. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:6(569-73)2006 Jun

16267241. Cooper JM, Cardiology patient page. Palpitations. Circulation 112:18(e299-301)2005 Nov 1

15851247. Cooper JM, Sauer WH, Verdino RJ, Absent ventricular tachycardia detection in a biventricular implantable cardioverter-defibrillator due to intradevice interaction with a rate smoothing pacing algorithm. Heart Rhythm 1:6(728-31)2004 Dec

15851179. Cooper JM, Sapp JL, Tedrow U, Pellegrini CP, Robinson D, Epstein LM, Stevenson WG, Ablation with an internally irrigated radiofrequency catheter: learning how to avoid steam pops. Heart Rhythm 1:3(329-33)2004 Sep

15840466. Russo AM, Sauer W, Gerstenfeld EP, Hsia HH, Lin D, Cooper JM, Dixit S, Verdino RJ, Nayak HM, Callans DJ, Patel V, Marchlinski FE, Defibrillation threshold testing: is it really necessary at the time of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator insertion? Heart Rhythm 2:5(456-61)2005 May

15337702. Soejima K, Couper G, Cooper JM, Sapp JL, Epstein LM, Stevenson WG, Subxiphoid surgical approach for epicardial catheter-based mapping and ablation in patients with prior cardiac surgery or difficult pericardial access. Circulation 110:10(1197-201)2004 Sep 7

15271012. Sapp JL, Soejima K, Cooper JM, Epstein LM, Stevenson WG, Ablation lesion size correlates with pacing threshold: a physiological basis for use of pacing to assess ablation lesions. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:7(933-7)2004 Jul

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