Associate Professor Pramesh Kovoor

Associate Professor
Medicine, Westmead Clinical School
Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research

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Selected grants

2009

  • The Australian Heart Eye Study (AHES); Mitchell P, Thiagalingam A, Kovoor P, Liew G, Rochtchina E; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2006

  • Noncontact biventricular mapping and intramural ablation in a chronic ovine model of septal ventricular tachycardia; Kovoor P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Chik, W., Chan, J., Ross, D., Wagstaff, J., Kizana, E., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P., Thomas, S. (2014). Atrial Tachycardias Utilizing the Ligament of Marshall Region Following Single Ring Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 37(9), 1149-1158. [More Information]
  • Nalliah, C., Zaman, S., Narayan, A., Sullivan, J., Kovoor, P. (2014). Coronary artery reperfusion for ST elevation myocardial infarction is associated with shorter cycle length ventricular tachycardia and fewer spontaneous arrhythmias. Europace, 16(7), 1053-1060. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Narayan, A., Thiagalingam, A., Sivagangabalan, G., Thomas, S., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2014). Long-Term Arrhythmia-Free Survival in Patients with Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction and No Inducible Ventricular Tachycardia Post Myocardial Infarction. Circulation, 129(8), 848-854. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S., Thakkar, J., Kovoor, P., Thiagalingam, A., Ross, D. (2014). Sedation for Electrophysiological Procedures. PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 37(6), 781-790. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Narayan, A., Thiagalingam, A., Sivagangabalan, G., Thomas, S., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2014). Significance of Repeat Programmed Ventricular Stimulation at Electrophysiology Study for Arrhythmia Prediction after Acute Myocardial Infarction. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 37(7), 795-802. [More Information]
  • Close, G., Newton, P., Fung, S., Denniss, A., Halcomb, E., Kovoor, P., Stewart, S., Davidson, P. (2014). Socioeconomic Status and Heart Failure in Sydney. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 23, 320-324. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Kovoor, P. (2014). Sudden cardiac death early after myocardial infarction: pathogenesis, risk stratification, and primary prevention. Circulation, 129(23), 2426-2435. [More Information]
  • Sivagangabalan, G., Chik, W., Zaman, S., Stafford, W., Hayes, J., Denman, R., Young, G., Sanders, P., Kovoor, P. (2013). Antitachycardia Pacing for Very Fast Ventricular tachycardia and Low-Energy Shock for Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Implantable Defibrillators. The American Journal of Cardiology, 112(8), 1153-1157. [More Information]
  • Trivedi, S., Lim, T., Barry, M., Byth Wilson, K., Ross, D., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2013). Clinical evaluation of a new technique to monitor return electrode skin temperature during radiofrequency ablation. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 36(3), 307-314. [More Information]
  • Hsieh, C., Chia, E., Huang, K., Lu, J., Barry, M., Pouliopoulos, J., Ross, D., Thomas, S., Kovoor, P. (2013). Evolution of Ventricular Tachycardia and Its Electrophysiological Substrate Early After Myocardial Infarction: An Ovine Model. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 6(5), 1010-1017. [More Information]
  • Chik, W., Barry, M., Thavapalachandran, S., Midekin, C., Pouliopoulos, J., Lim, T., Sivagangabalan, G., Thomas, S., Ross, D., McEwan, A., Kovoor, P., Thiagalingam, A. (2013). High Spatial Resolution Thermal Mapping of Radiofrequency Ablation Lesions Using a Novel Thermochromic Liquid Crystal Myocardial Phantom. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 24(11), 1278-1286. [More Information]
  • Pouliopoulos, J., Chik, W., Kanthan, A., Sivagangabalan, G., Barry, M., Fahmy, P., Midekin, C., Lu, J., Kizana, E., Thomas, S., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2013). Intramyocardial Adiposity After Myocardial Infarction: New Implications of a Substrate for Ventricular Tachycardia. Circulation, 128(21), 2296-2308. [More Information]
  • Macintyre, C., Heywood, A., Kovoor, P., Ridda, I., Seale, H., Tan, T., Gao, Z., Katelaris, A., Siu, H., Lo, V., Lindley, R., Dwyer, D. (2013). Ischaemic heart disease, influenza and influenza vaccination: a prospective case control study. Heart, 99(24), 1843-1848. [More Information]
  • Mayorchak, Y., Paterson, H., Ryan, J., Byth Wilson, K., Robinson, L., Kovoor, P., Denniss, A. (2013). Mammary artery to saphenous vein composite T grafts for coronary artery bypass: late follow-up. The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery: a journal on cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery, 54(4), 531-536. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Pouliopoulos, J., Raisi, S., Sullivan, J., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P., Swinnen, J. (2013). Novel use of NavX three-dimensional mapping to guide renal artery denervation. EuroIntervention, 9(6), 687-693. [More Information]
  • Lin, A., Brennan, P., Sadick, N., Kovoor, P., Lewis, S., Robinson, J. (2013). Optimisation of coronary angiography exposures requires a multifactorial approach and careful procedural definition. British Journal of Radiology, 86(1027), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Hsieh, C., Chia, E., Huang, K., Lu, J., Barry, M., Pouliopoulos, J., Ross, D., Thomas, S., Kovoor, P. (2013). Primary Radiofrequency Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia Early after Myocardial Infarction: Evaluation in an Ovine Model. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 6(6), 1215-1221. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Kumar, S., Sulllivan, J., Narayan, A., Thiagalingam, A., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2013). Significance of Inducible Very Fast Ventricular Tachycardia (Cycle Length 200-230ms) after Early Reperfusion for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 6(5), 884-890. [More Information]
  • Chik, W., Barry, M., Malchano, Z., Wylie, B., Pouliopoulos, J., Huang, K., Lu, J., Thavapalachandrian, S., Robinson, D., Saadat, V., Thomas, S., Ross, D., Kovoor, P., Thiagalingam, A. (2012). In Vivo Evaluation of Virtual Electrode Mapping and Ablation Utilizing a Direct Endocardial Visualization Ablation Catheter. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 23(1), 88-95. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Kumar, S., Narayan, A., Sivagangabalan, G., Thiagalingam, A., Ross, D., Thomas, S., Kovoor, P. (2012). Induction of ventricular tachycardia with the fourth extrastimulus and its relationship to risk of arrhythmic events in patients with post-myocardial infarct left ventricular dysfunction. Europace, 14(12), 1771-1777. [More Information]
  • Kumar, S., Sivagangabalan, G., Thiagalingam, A., West, E., Narayan, A., Sadick, N., Ong, A., Kovoor, P. (2011). Effect of reperfusion time on inducible ventricular tachycardia early and spontaneous ventricular arrhythmias late after ST elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Heart Rhythm, 8(4), 493-499. [More Information]
  • Prasad, S., See, V., Brown, P., McKay, T., Narayan, A., Kovoor, P., Thomas, L. (2011). Impact of Duration of Ischemia on Left Ventricular Diastolic Properties Following Reperfusion for Acute Myocardial Infarction. The American Journal of Cardiology, 108(3), 348-354. [More Information]
  • O'Loughlin, A., Byth Wilson, K., French, J., Richards, D., Hennessy, A., Denniss, A., Kovoor, P. (2011). The compression type of coronary artery motion in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction and normal controls: a case-control study. BMC Research Notes, 4, 51-55. [More Information]
  • Sivagangabalan, G., Barry, M., Huang, K., Lu, J., Pouliopoulos, J., Thomas, S., Ross, D., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2010). Bipolar ablation of the interventricular septum is more efficient at creating a transmural line than sequential unipolar ablation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 33(1), 16-26. [More Information]
  • Kumar, S., Sivagangabalan, G., Zaman, S., West, E., Narayan, A., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2010). Electrophysiology-guided defibrillator implantation early after ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Heart Rhythm, 7(11), 1589-1597. [More Information]
  • Kumar, S., Sivagangabalan, G., Choi, M., Eipper, V., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2010). Long-Term Outcomes of Inducible Very Fast Ventricular Tachycardia (Cycle Length 200-250 ms) in Patients With Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 21(3), 262-269. [More Information]
  • Kumar, S., Sivagangabalan, G., Hsieh, C., Ryding, A., Narayan, A., Chan, H., Burgess, D., Ong, A., Sadick, N., Kovoor, P. (2010). Predictive Value of ST Resolution Analysis Performed Immediately Versus at Ninety Minutes After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. The American Journal of Cardiology, 105(4), 467-474. [More Information]
  • Pouliopoulos, J., Sivagangabalan, G., Barry, M., Thiagalingam, A., Huang, K., Lu, J., Byth Wilson, K., Kovoor, P. (2010). Revised non-contact mapping of ventricular scar in a post-infarct ovine model with validation using contact mapping and histology. Europace, 12(6), 881-889. [More Information]
  • Sivagangabalan, G., Ong, A., Narayan, A., Sadick, N., Hansen, P., Nelson, G., Flynn, M., Ross, D., Boyages, S., Kovoor, P. (2009). Effect of Prehospital Triage on Revascularization Times, Left Ventricular Function, and Survival in Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. The American Journal of Cardiology, 103(7), 907-912. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Sivagangabalan, G., Narayan, A., Thiagalingam, A., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2009). Outcomes of early risk stratification and targeted implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation after st-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Circulation, 120(3), 194-200. [More Information]
  • Kumar, S., Hsieh, C., Sivagangabalan, G., Chan, H., Ryding, A., Narayan, A., Ong, A., Sadick, N., Kovoor, P. (2009). Prognostic Impact of Q Waves on Presentation and ST Resolution in Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated With Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. The American Journal of Cardiology, 104(6), 780-785. [More Information]
  • Sivagangabalan, G., Pouliopoulos, J., Huang, K., Barry, M., Lu, J., Thomas, S., Ross, D., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2009). Simultaneous biventricular noncontact mapping and ablation of septal ventricular tachycardia in a chronic ovine infarct model. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 2(4), 441-449. [More Information]
  • Pouliopoulos, J., Thiagalingam, A., Eipper, V., Campbell, C., Ross, D., KOVOOR, P. (2009). Transmural mapping of myocardial refractoriness and endocardial dispersion of repolarization in an ovine model of chronic myocardial infarction. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 32(7), 851-861. [More Information]
  • Prasad, S., Richards, D., Sadick, N., Ong, A., Kovoor, P. (2008). Clinical and Electrocardiographic Correlates of Normal Coronary Angiography in Patients Referred for Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. The American Journal of Cardiology, 102(2), 155-159. [More Information]
  • Sivagangabalan, G., Pouliopoulos, J., Huang, K., Lu, J., Barry, M., Thiagalingam, A., Ross, D., Thomas, S., Kovoor, P. (2008). Comparison of electroanatomic contact and noncontact mapping of ventricular scar in a postinfarct ovine model with intramural needle electrode recording and histological validation. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 1(5), 363-369. [More Information]
  • Chong, J., Ganesan, A., Eipper, V., Kovoor, P. (2008). Comparison of left ventricular ejection fraction and inducible ventricular tachycardia in ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated by primary angioplasty versus thrombolysis. The American Journal of Cardiology, 101(2), 153-157. [More Information]
  • Sivagangabalan, G., Eshoo, S., Eipper, V., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2008). Discriminatory therapy for very fast ventricular tachycardia in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 31(9), 1095-1099. [More Information]
  • Kovoor, P. (2007). Cardiology at Westmead Hospital from 1990 to 2007. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 16, 207-213. [More Information]
  • Kovoor, P., Daly, M., Pouliopoulos, J., Eipper, V., Dewsnap, B., Ross, D. (2007). Comparison of unipolar versus bipolar ablation and single electrode control versus simultaneous multielectrode temperature control. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 19(2), 85-93. [More Information]
  • Thyer, I., Kovoor, P., Wang, J., Taylor, B., Kifley, A., Lindley, R., Mitchell, P., Thiagalingam, A. (2007). Coronary Catheterisation Does Not Lead to Retinal Artery Emboli in Short-Term Follow-Up of Cardiac Patients. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 38(8), 2370-2372. [More Information]
  • Carstensen, S., Nelson, G., Hansen, P., Macken, L., Irons, S., Flynn, M., Kovoor, P., Soo Hoo, S., Ward, M., Rasmussen, H. (2007). Field triage to primary angioplasty combined with emergency department bypass reduces treatment delays and is associated with improved outcome. European Heart Journal, 28(19), 2313-2319. [More Information]
  • Ridda, I., MacIntyre, C., Lindley, R., McIntyre, P., Sullivan, J., Gilbert, G., Kovoor, P., Manolios, N., Fox, J. (2007). Predictors of pneumococcal vaccination uptake in hospitalized patients aged 65 years and over shortly following the commencement of a publicly funded national pneumococcal vaccination program in Australia. Human Vaccines, 3(3), 57-60. [More Information]
  • Kovoor, P., Daly, M., Mikhail, M., Eipper, V., Dewsnap, B., Ross, D. (2006). Change in size of lesions over 3 weeks after radiofrequency ablation of left ventricle. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 17(4), 411-414. [More Information]
  • Kovoor, P., Daly, M., Pouliopoulos, J., Byth Wilson, K., Dewsnap, B., Eipper, V., Yung, T., Uther, J., Ross, D. (2006). Comparison of radiofrequency ablation in normal versus scarred myocardium. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 17(1), 80-86. [More Information]
  • Thyer, I., KOVOOR, P., Barry, M., Pouliopoulos, J., ROSS, D., Thiagalingam, A. (2006). Protection of the Coronary Arteries During Epicardial Radiofrequency Ablation with Intracoronary Chilled Saline Irrigation: Assessment in an In Vitro Model. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 17(5), 544-549.
  • Kovoor, P., Barry, M., Pouliopoulos, J., Ross, D., Thiagalingam, A. (2006). Protection of the coronary arteries during epicardial radiofrequency ablation with intracoronary chilled saline irrigation: Assessment in an in vitro model. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 17(5), 544-549. [More Information]
  • Kovoor, P., Lee, A., Carrozzi, F., Wiseman, V., Byth Wilson, K., Zecchin, R., Dickson, C., King, M., Hall, J., Ross, D., Uther, J., Denniss, A. (2006). Return to full normal activities including work at two weeks after acute myocardial infarction. The American Journal of Cardiology, 97(7), 952-958. [More Information]
  • Thiagalingam, A., Pouliopoulos, J., Barry, M., Salisbury, E., Pathmanathan, N., Boyd, A., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2005). A thermochromic dispersive electrode can measure the underlying skin temperature and prevent burns during radiofrequency ablation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 16(7), 781-788. [More Information]
  • Thiagalingam, A., Pouliopoulos, J., Barry, M., Boyd, A., Eipper, V., Yung, T., Maclean, F., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2005). Automated ventricular substrate mapping--evaluation in an ovine chronic myocardial infarction model. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 28(10), 1088-1097. [More Information]
  • Thiagalingam, A., Pouliopoulos, J., Barry, M., Boyd, A., Eipper, V., Yung, T., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2005). Cooled needle catheter ablation creates deeper and wider lesions than irrigated tip catheter ablation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 16(5), 508-515. [More Information]
  • Kovoor, P., Daly, M., Pouliopoulos, J., Dewsnap, B., Eipper, V., Ross, D. (2005). Effect of inter-electrode distance on bipolar intramural radiofrequency ablation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 28(6), 514-520. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S., Thiagalingam, A., Wallace, E., Kovoor, P., Ross, D. (2005). Organization of Myocardial Activation During Ventricular Fibrillation After Myocardial Infarction: Evidence for Sustained High-Frequency Sources. Circulation, 112(2), 157-163. [More Information]
  • Kovoor, P., Love, A., Hall, J., Kruit, R., Sadick, N., Ho, D., Adelstein, B., Ross, D. (2005). Randomized double-blind trial of sotalol versus lignocaine in out-of-hospital refractory cardiac arrest due to ventricular tachyarrhythmia. Internal Medicine Journal, 35(9), 518-25. [More Information]
  • Thiagalingam, A., Campbell, C., Boyd, A., Eipper, V., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2004). Cooled Intramural Needle Catheter Ablation Creates Deeper Lesions Than Irrigated Tip Catheter Ablation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 27(7), 965-970.
  • Kovoor, P., Daly, M., Campbell, C., Dewsnap, B., Eipper, V., Uther, J., Ross, D. (2004). Intramural Radiofrequency Ablation: Effects Of Electrode Temperature And Length. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 27(6 p1), 719-725.
  • Thiagalingam, A., Wallace, E., Boyd, A., Eipper, V., Campbell, C., Byth Wilson, K., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2004). Noncontact Mapping Of The Left Ventricle: Insights From Validation With Transmural Contact Mapping. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 27(5), 570-578.
  • Thiagalingam, A., Wallace, E., Campbell, C., Boyd, A., Eipper, V., Ross, D., Byth Wilson, K., Kovoor, P. (2004). Value Of Noncontact Mapping For Identifying Left Ventricular Scar In An Ovine Model. Circulation, 110(20), 3175-3180.
  • Thiagalingam, A., Campbell, C., Boyd, A., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2003). Catheter intramural needle radiofrequency ablation creates deeper lesions than irrigated tip catheter ablation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 26(11), 2146-2150.
  • Kovoor, P., Campbell, C., Wallace, E., Byth Wilson, K., Dewsnap, B., Uther, J., Ross, D., Eipper, V. (2003). Effects of simultaneous insertion of 66 plunge needle electrodes on myocardial activation, function and structure. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 26(10), 1979-1985.
  • Hall, J., Wiseman, V., King, M., Ross, D., Kovoor, P., Zecchin, R., Moir, F., Denniss, A. (2002). Economic evaluation of a randomised trial of early return to normal activities versus cardiac rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 11(1), 10-18.

2014

  • Chik, W., Chan, J., Ross, D., Wagstaff, J., Kizana, E., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P., Thomas, S. (2014). Atrial Tachycardias Utilizing the Ligament of Marshall Region Following Single Ring Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 37(9), 1149-1158. [More Information]
  • Nalliah, C., Zaman, S., Narayan, A., Sullivan, J., Kovoor, P. (2014). Coronary artery reperfusion for ST elevation myocardial infarction is associated with shorter cycle length ventricular tachycardia and fewer spontaneous arrhythmias. Europace, 16(7), 1053-1060. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Narayan, A., Thiagalingam, A., Sivagangabalan, G., Thomas, S., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2014). Long-Term Arrhythmia-Free Survival in Patients with Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction and No Inducible Ventricular Tachycardia Post Myocardial Infarction. Circulation, 129(8), 848-854. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S., Thakkar, J., Kovoor, P., Thiagalingam, A., Ross, D. (2014). Sedation for Electrophysiological Procedures. PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 37(6), 781-790. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Narayan, A., Thiagalingam, A., Sivagangabalan, G., Thomas, S., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2014). Significance of Repeat Programmed Ventricular Stimulation at Electrophysiology Study for Arrhythmia Prediction after Acute Myocardial Infarction. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 37(7), 795-802. [More Information]
  • Close, G., Newton, P., Fung, S., Denniss, A., Halcomb, E., Kovoor, P., Stewart, S., Davidson, P. (2014). Socioeconomic Status and Heart Failure in Sydney. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 23, 320-324. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Kovoor, P. (2014). Sudden cardiac death early after myocardial infarction: pathogenesis, risk stratification, and primary prevention. Circulation, 129(23), 2426-2435. [More Information]

2013

  • Sivagangabalan, G., Chik, W., Zaman, S., Stafford, W., Hayes, J., Denman, R., Young, G., Sanders, P., Kovoor, P. (2013). Antitachycardia Pacing for Very Fast Ventricular tachycardia and Low-Energy Shock for Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Implantable Defibrillators. The American Journal of Cardiology, 112(8), 1153-1157. [More Information]
  • Trivedi, S., Lim, T., Barry, M., Byth Wilson, K., Ross, D., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2013). Clinical evaluation of a new technique to monitor return electrode skin temperature during radiofrequency ablation. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 36(3), 307-314. [More Information]
  • Hsieh, C., Chia, E., Huang, K., Lu, J., Barry, M., Pouliopoulos, J., Ross, D., Thomas, S., Kovoor, P. (2013). Evolution of Ventricular Tachycardia and Its Electrophysiological Substrate Early After Myocardial Infarction: An Ovine Model. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 6(5), 1010-1017. [More Information]
  • Chik, W., Barry, M., Thavapalachandran, S., Midekin, C., Pouliopoulos, J., Lim, T., Sivagangabalan, G., Thomas, S., Ross, D., McEwan, A., Kovoor, P., Thiagalingam, A. (2013). High Spatial Resolution Thermal Mapping of Radiofrequency Ablation Lesions Using a Novel Thermochromic Liquid Crystal Myocardial Phantom. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 24(11), 1278-1286. [More Information]
  • Pouliopoulos, J., Chik, W., Kanthan, A., Sivagangabalan, G., Barry, M., Fahmy, P., Midekin, C., Lu, J., Kizana, E., Thomas, S., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2013). Intramyocardial Adiposity After Myocardial Infarction: New Implications of a Substrate for Ventricular Tachycardia. Circulation, 128(21), 2296-2308. [More Information]
  • Macintyre, C., Heywood, A., Kovoor, P., Ridda, I., Seale, H., Tan, T., Gao, Z., Katelaris, A., Siu, H., Lo, V., Lindley, R., Dwyer, D. (2013). Ischaemic heart disease, influenza and influenza vaccination: a prospective case control study. Heart, 99(24), 1843-1848. [More Information]
  • Mayorchak, Y., Paterson, H., Ryan, J., Byth Wilson, K., Robinson, L., Kovoor, P., Denniss, A. (2013). Mammary artery to saphenous vein composite T grafts for coronary artery bypass: late follow-up. The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery: a journal on cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery, 54(4), 531-536. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Pouliopoulos, J., Raisi, S., Sullivan, J., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P., Swinnen, J. (2013). Novel use of NavX three-dimensional mapping to guide renal artery denervation. EuroIntervention, 9(6), 687-693. [More Information]
  • Lin, A., Brennan, P., Sadick, N., Kovoor, P., Lewis, S., Robinson, J. (2013). Optimisation of coronary angiography exposures requires a multifactorial approach and careful procedural definition. British Journal of Radiology, 86(1027), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Hsieh, C., Chia, E., Huang, K., Lu, J., Barry, M., Pouliopoulos, J., Ross, D., Thomas, S., Kovoor, P. (2013). Primary Radiofrequency Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia Early after Myocardial Infarction: Evaluation in an Ovine Model. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 6(6), 1215-1221. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Kumar, S., Sulllivan, J., Narayan, A., Thiagalingam, A., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2013). Significance of Inducible Very Fast Ventricular Tachycardia (Cycle Length 200-230ms) after Early Reperfusion for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 6(5), 884-890. [More Information]

2012

  • Chik, W., Barry, M., Malchano, Z., Wylie, B., Pouliopoulos, J., Huang, K., Lu, J., Thavapalachandrian, S., Robinson, D., Saadat, V., Thomas, S., Ross, D., Kovoor, P., Thiagalingam, A. (2012). In Vivo Evaluation of Virtual Electrode Mapping and Ablation Utilizing a Direct Endocardial Visualization Ablation Catheter. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 23(1), 88-95. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Kumar, S., Narayan, A., Sivagangabalan, G., Thiagalingam, A., Ross, D., Thomas, S., Kovoor, P. (2012). Induction of ventricular tachycardia with the fourth extrastimulus and its relationship to risk of arrhythmic events in patients with post-myocardial infarct left ventricular dysfunction. Europace, 14(12), 1771-1777. [More Information]

2011

  • Kumar, S., Sivagangabalan, G., Thiagalingam, A., West, E., Narayan, A., Sadick, N., Ong, A., Kovoor, P. (2011). Effect of reperfusion time on inducible ventricular tachycardia early and spontaneous ventricular arrhythmias late after ST elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Heart Rhythm, 8(4), 493-499. [More Information]
  • Prasad, S., See, V., Brown, P., McKay, T., Narayan, A., Kovoor, P., Thomas, L. (2011). Impact of Duration of Ischemia on Left Ventricular Diastolic Properties Following Reperfusion for Acute Myocardial Infarction. The American Journal of Cardiology, 108(3), 348-354. [More Information]
  • O'Loughlin, A., Byth Wilson, K., French, J., Richards, D., Hennessy, A., Denniss, A., Kovoor, P. (2011). The compression type of coronary artery motion in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction and normal controls: a case-control study. BMC Research Notes, 4, 51-55. [More Information]

2010

  • Sivagangabalan, G., Barry, M., Huang, K., Lu, J., Pouliopoulos, J., Thomas, S., Ross, D., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2010). Bipolar ablation of the interventricular septum is more efficient at creating a transmural line than sequential unipolar ablation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 33(1), 16-26. [More Information]
  • Kumar, S., Sivagangabalan, G., Zaman, S., West, E., Narayan, A., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2010). Electrophysiology-guided defibrillator implantation early after ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Heart Rhythm, 7(11), 1589-1597. [More Information]
  • Kumar, S., Sivagangabalan, G., Choi, M., Eipper, V., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2010). Long-Term Outcomes of Inducible Very Fast Ventricular Tachycardia (Cycle Length 200-250 ms) in Patients With Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 21(3), 262-269. [More Information]
  • Kumar, S., Sivagangabalan, G., Hsieh, C., Ryding, A., Narayan, A., Chan, H., Burgess, D., Ong, A., Sadick, N., Kovoor, P. (2010). Predictive Value of ST Resolution Analysis Performed Immediately Versus at Ninety Minutes After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. The American Journal of Cardiology, 105(4), 467-474. [More Information]
  • Pouliopoulos, J., Sivagangabalan, G., Barry, M., Thiagalingam, A., Huang, K., Lu, J., Byth Wilson, K., Kovoor, P. (2010). Revised non-contact mapping of ventricular scar in a post-infarct ovine model with validation using contact mapping and histology. Europace, 12(6), 881-889. [More Information]

2009

  • Sivagangabalan, G., Ong, A., Narayan, A., Sadick, N., Hansen, P., Nelson, G., Flynn, M., Ross, D., Boyages, S., Kovoor, P. (2009). Effect of Prehospital Triage on Revascularization Times, Left Ventricular Function, and Survival in Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. The American Journal of Cardiology, 103(7), 907-912. [More Information]
  • Zaman, S., Sivagangabalan, G., Narayan, A., Thiagalingam, A., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2009). Outcomes of early risk stratification and targeted implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation after st-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Circulation, 120(3), 194-200. [More Information]
  • Kumar, S., Hsieh, C., Sivagangabalan, G., Chan, H., Ryding, A., Narayan, A., Ong, A., Sadick, N., Kovoor, P. (2009). Prognostic Impact of Q Waves on Presentation and ST Resolution in Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated With Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. The American Journal of Cardiology, 104(6), 780-785. [More Information]
  • Sivagangabalan, G., Pouliopoulos, J., Huang, K., Barry, M., Lu, J., Thomas, S., Ross, D., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2009). Simultaneous biventricular noncontact mapping and ablation of septal ventricular tachycardia in a chronic ovine infarct model. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 2(4), 441-449. [More Information]
  • Pouliopoulos, J., Thiagalingam, A., Eipper, V., Campbell, C., Ross, D., KOVOOR, P. (2009). Transmural mapping of myocardial refractoriness and endocardial dispersion of repolarization in an ovine model of chronic myocardial infarction. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 32(7), 851-861. [More Information]

2008

  • Prasad, S., Richards, D., Sadick, N., Ong, A., Kovoor, P. (2008). Clinical and Electrocardiographic Correlates of Normal Coronary Angiography in Patients Referred for Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. The American Journal of Cardiology, 102(2), 155-159. [More Information]
  • Sivagangabalan, G., Pouliopoulos, J., Huang, K., Lu, J., Barry, M., Thiagalingam, A., Ross, D., Thomas, S., Kovoor, P. (2008). Comparison of electroanatomic contact and noncontact mapping of ventricular scar in a postinfarct ovine model with intramural needle electrode recording and histological validation. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 1(5), 363-369. [More Information]
  • Chong, J., Ganesan, A., Eipper, V., Kovoor, P. (2008). Comparison of left ventricular ejection fraction and inducible ventricular tachycardia in ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated by primary angioplasty versus thrombolysis. The American Journal of Cardiology, 101(2), 153-157. [More Information]
  • Sivagangabalan, G., Eshoo, S., Eipper, V., Thiagalingam, A., Kovoor, P. (2008). Discriminatory therapy for very fast ventricular tachycardia in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 31(9), 1095-1099. [More Information]

2007

  • Kovoor, P. (2007). Cardiology at Westmead Hospital from 1990 to 2007. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 16, 207-213. [More Information]
  • Kovoor, P., Daly, M., Pouliopoulos, J., Eipper, V., Dewsnap, B., Ross, D. (2007). Comparison of unipolar versus bipolar ablation and single electrode control versus simultaneous multielectrode temperature control. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 19(2), 85-93. [More Information]
  • Thyer, I., Kovoor, P., Wang, J., Taylor, B., Kifley, A., Lindley, R., Mitchell, P., Thiagalingam, A. (2007). Coronary Catheterisation Does Not Lead to Retinal Artery Emboli in Short-Term Follow-Up of Cardiac Patients. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 38(8), 2370-2372. [More Information]
  • Carstensen, S., Nelson, G., Hansen, P., Macken, L., Irons, S., Flynn, M., Kovoor, P., Soo Hoo, S., Ward, M., Rasmussen, H. (2007). Field triage to primary angioplasty combined with emergency department bypass reduces treatment delays and is associated with improved outcome. European Heart Journal, 28(19), 2313-2319. [More Information]
  • Ridda, I., MacIntyre, C., Lindley, R., McIntyre, P., Sullivan, J., Gilbert, G., Kovoor, P., Manolios, N., Fox, J. (2007). Predictors of pneumococcal vaccination uptake in hospitalized patients aged 65 years and over shortly following the commencement of a publicly funded national pneumococcal vaccination program in Australia. Human Vaccines, 3(3), 57-60. [More Information]

2006

  • Kovoor, P., Daly, M., Mikhail, M., Eipper, V., Dewsnap, B., Ross, D. (2006). Change in size of lesions over 3 weeks after radiofrequency ablation of left ventricle. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 17(4), 411-414. [More Information]
  • Kovoor, P., Daly, M., Pouliopoulos, J., Byth Wilson, K., Dewsnap, B., Eipper, V., Yung, T., Uther, J., Ross, D. (2006). Comparison of radiofrequency ablation in normal versus scarred myocardium. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 17(1), 80-86. [More Information]
  • Thyer, I., KOVOOR, P., Barry, M., Pouliopoulos, J., ROSS, D., Thiagalingam, A. (2006). Protection of the Coronary Arteries During Epicardial Radiofrequency Ablation with Intracoronary Chilled Saline Irrigation: Assessment in an In Vitro Model. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 17(5), 544-549.
  • Kovoor, P., Barry, M., Pouliopoulos, J., Ross, D., Thiagalingam, A. (2006). Protection of the coronary arteries during epicardial radiofrequency ablation with intracoronary chilled saline irrigation: Assessment in an in vitro model. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 17(5), 544-549. [More Information]
  • Kovoor, P., Lee, A., Carrozzi, F., Wiseman, V., Byth Wilson, K., Zecchin, R., Dickson, C., King, M., Hall, J., Ross, D., Uther, J., Denniss, A. (2006). Return to full normal activities including work at two weeks after acute myocardial infarction. The American Journal of Cardiology, 97(7), 952-958. [More Information]

2005

  • Thiagalingam, A., Pouliopoulos, J., Barry, M., Salisbury, E., Pathmanathan, N., Boyd, A., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2005). A thermochromic dispersive electrode can measure the underlying skin temperature and prevent burns during radiofrequency ablation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 16(7), 781-788. [More Information]
  • Thiagalingam, A., Pouliopoulos, J., Barry, M., Boyd, A., Eipper, V., Yung, T., Maclean, F., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2005). Automated ventricular substrate mapping--evaluation in an ovine chronic myocardial infarction model. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 28(10), 1088-1097. [More Information]
  • Thiagalingam, A., Pouliopoulos, J., Barry, M., Boyd, A., Eipper, V., Yung, T., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2005). Cooled needle catheter ablation creates deeper and wider lesions than irrigated tip catheter ablation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 16(5), 508-515. [More Information]
  • Kovoor, P., Daly, M., Pouliopoulos, J., Dewsnap, B., Eipper, V., Ross, D. (2005). Effect of inter-electrode distance on bipolar intramural radiofrequency ablation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 28(6), 514-520. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S., Thiagalingam, A., Wallace, E., Kovoor, P., Ross, D. (2005). Organization of Myocardial Activation During Ventricular Fibrillation After Myocardial Infarction: Evidence for Sustained High-Frequency Sources. Circulation, 112(2), 157-163. [More Information]
  • Kovoor, P., Love, A., Hall, J., Kruit, R., Sadick, N., Ho, D., Adelstein, B., Ross, D. (2005). Randomized double-blind trial of sotalol versus lignocaine in out-of-hospital refractory cardiac arrest due to ventricular tachyarrhythmia. Internal Medicine Journal, 35(9), 518-25. [More Information]

2004

  • Thiagalingam, A., Campbell, C., Boyd, A., Eipper, V., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2004). Cooled Intramural Needle Catheter Ablation Creates Deeper Lesions Than Irrigated Tip Catheter Ablation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 27(7), 965-970.
  • Kovoor, P., Daly, M., Campbell, C., Dewsnap, B., Eipper, V., Uther, J., Ross, D. (2004). Intramural Radiofrequency Ablation: Effects Of Electrode Temperature And Length. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 27(6 p1), 719-725.
  • Thiagalingam, A., Wallace, E., Boyd, A., Eipper, V., Campbell, C., Byth Wilson, K., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2004). Noncontact Mapping Of The Left Ventricle: Insights From Validation With Transmural Contact Mapping. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 27(5), 570-578.
  • Thiagalingam, A., Wallace, E., Campbell, C., Boyd, A., Eipper, V., Ross, D., Byth Wilson, K., Kovoor, P. (2004). Value Of Noncontact Mapping For Identifying Left Ventricular Scar In An Ovine Model. Circulation, 110(20), 3175-3180.

2003

  • Thiagalingam, A., Campbell, C., Boyd, A., Ross, D., Kovoor, P. (2003). Catheter intramural needle radiofrequency ablation creates deeper lesions than irrigated tip catheter ablation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 26(11), 2146-2150.
  • Kovoor, P., Campbell, C., Wallace, E., Byth Wilson, K., Dewsnap, B., Uther, J., Ross, D., Eipper, V. (2003). Effects of simultaneous insertion of 66 plunge needle electrodes on myocardial activation, function and structure. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 26(10), 1979-1985.

2002

  • Hall, J., Wiseman, V., King, M., Ross, D., Kovoor, P., Zecchin, R., Moir, F., Denniss, A. (2002). Economic evaluation of a randomised trial of early return to normal activities versus cardiac rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 11(1), 10-18.

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