Dr Stuart Thomas

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Medicine, Westmead Clinical School

Telephone 9845 5458
Fax 9845 8323

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Biographical details

Stuart Thomas is a cardiologist and Director of the Cardiac Laboratories at Westmead Hospital. He specialises in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders and particularly the treatment of atrial fibrillation. He was the Chairman of the Electrophysiology and Pacing Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and a Cardiac Society Board Member from 2009 to 2012. He is currently a director of the NSW Heart Foundation and Arrhythmia Alliance Australia.

Dr Thomas leads a research team focusing on improving outcomes for treatment of heart rhythm discorders. He is a Clinical Academic of the University of Sydney.

Research interests

Clinical and experimental cardiac electrophysiology

Selected grants

2009

  • The effect of left atrial radiofrequency ablation techniques for atrial fibrillation on left atrial function; Thomas S, Lim T, Thomas L; Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd/Cardio Vascular Lipid Research Grants (CVL).

2008

  • Circumvenous ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation; Thomas S, Ross D; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2007

  • ICD100 Intensified MyoCam CCD Video Camera + Controller IMGACQ IonOptix Digital Image acquisition software FCS2 Micro-Perfusion Pump+ Micro-Perfusion pump Rod Mounting Clamp; North K, Gunning P, Winlaw D, McMahon A, Thomas S, Butler T; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Circumvenous ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation; Thomas S; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

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]
  • Al Raisi, S., Pouliopoulos, J., Barry, M., Swinnen, J., Thiagalingam, A., Thomas, S., Sivagangabalan, G., Chow, C., Chong, J., Kizana, E., Kovoor, P. (2014). Evaluation of lesion and thermodynamic characteristics of Symplicity and EnligHTN renal denervation systems in a phantom renal artery model. EuroIntervention, 10(2), 277-284. [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]
  • Thomas, S. (2013). Defining the Role of Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in Australia. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 22(9), 697-698. [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]
  • 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]
  • Thomas, S., Sanders, P. (2012). Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 21(6-7), 395-401. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S. (2012). How Cool is Cryoablation? Heart, Lung and Circulation, 21(8), 425-426. [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]
  • Lim, T., Koay, C., See, V., McCall, R., Chik, W., Zecchin, R., Byth Wilson, K., Seow, S., Thomas, L., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2012). Single-Ring Posterior Left Atrial (Box) Isolation Results in a Different Mode of Recurrence Compared to Wide Antral Pulmonary Vein Isolation on Long-Term Follow-Up: Longer Atrial Fibrillation-Free Survival Time but Similar Survival Time Free of Any Atrial Arrhythmia. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 5(5), 968-977. [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]
  • Hsieh, C., Thomas, S., Ross, D. (2010). Direct Transthoracic Access to the Left Ventricle for Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 3(2), 178-185. [More Information]
  • Ganesan, A., Wu, G., Liou, K., Pouliopoulos, J., Barry, M., Thomas, S. (2010). Evaluation of Noncontact Mapping By Comparison With Simultaneous Multisite Contact Recordings in Acute Ischemic Ventricular Fibrillation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 22(3), 334-339. [More Information]
  • Rahman, N., Chard, R., Thomas, S. (2010). Outcomes for surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation using cryoablation during concomitant cardiac procedures. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 90(5), 1523-1527. [More Information]
  • Lim, T., Wu, G., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2010). P-wave Measurements and Electrical Reconnection of the Posterior Left Atrium after Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 33(11), 1324-1334. [More Information]
  • McCall, R., Thomas, S. (2009). Esophageal Hematoma Complicating Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 20(2), 221-3. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S. (2009). Invited commentary. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 88(3), 807-808. [More Information]
  • Lim, T., Clout, R., Barry, M., Lu, J., Huang, K., Thomas, S. (2009). Percutaneous Microwave Ablation with a Long Side-Firing Antenna Array Can Successfully Treat a Nonsurgical Chronic Ovine Atrial Flutter Model. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 20(11), 1255-1261. [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]
  • Lim, T., Koay, C., McCall, R., See, V., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2008). Atrial arrhythmias after single ring isolation of the posterior left atrium and pulmonary veins for atrial fibrillation: mechanisms and management. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology, 1(2), 120-126.
  • 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]
  • Thomas, S. (2008). Dose-related effect of statins on atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery. Invited commentary. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 85(5), 1520. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S. (2008). Invited commentary. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 85(1), 48-9. [More Information]
  • Seow, S., Lim, T., Koay, C., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2007). Efficacy and late recurrences with wide electrical pulmonary vein isolation for persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation. Europace, 9(12), 1129-1133. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S., Lim, T., McCall, R., Ross, D. (2007). Electrical isolation of the posterior left atrial wall and pulmonary veins for atrial fibrillation: feasibility of and rationale for a single-ring approach. Heart Rhythm, 4(6), 722-730. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S. (2007). Operative and percutaneous procedures for cure of atrial fibrillation. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 16, 229-233. [More Information]
  • McCall, R., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2007). Structural Changes Following Linear Ablation in the Left Atrium for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 18, 1003. [More Information]
  • Kizana, E., Ginn, S., Smyth, C., Boyd, A., Thomas, S., Allen, D., Ross, D., Alexander, I. (2006). Fibroblasts modulate cardiomyocyte excitability: implications for cardiac gene therapy. Gene Therapy (Basingstoke), 13(22), 1611-1615. [More Information]
  • Lim, T., Jassal, I., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2006). Medium-term efficacy of segmental ostial pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of permanent and persistent atrial fibrillation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 29(4), 374-37. [More Information]
  • Sacher, F., Monahan, K., Thomas, S., Davidson, N., Adragao, P., Sanders, P., Hocini, M., Takahashi, Y., Rotter, M., Rostock, T., Ross, D., et al (2006). Phrenic nerve injury after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation: characterization and outcome in a multicenter study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 47(12), 2498-2503. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S., Hu, X. (2006). Pulmonary vein activation in atrial fibrillation and sinus rhythm. Europace, 8(12), 1031-1037. [More Information]
  • Chong, J., Kumar, S., Thomas, L., Thomas, S. (2006). Supraventricular ectopy and recurrence of atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion. Europace, 8(5), 341-344. [More Information]
  • Foster, S., Hunt, G., Thomas, S., Ross, D., Pearson, M., Malik, R. (2006). Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a young boxer dog with supraventricular tachycardia due to accessory pathway. Australian Veterinary Journal, 84(9), 326-333.
  • Bugge, E., Nicholson, I., Thomas, S. (2005). Comparison of bipolar and unipolar radiofrequency ablation in an in vivo experimental model. European Journal Of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 28(1), 76-80. [More Information]
  • Kizana, E., Ginn, S., Smyth, C., Thomas, S., Allen, D., Ross, D., Alexander, I. (2005). Fibroblasts Modulate Cardiomyocyte Excitability: Insights from Fibroblasts with Genetically Altered Connexin43 Expression. Journal of Gene Medicine, 7(point P8 on page 1127), 1127-1127.
  • Chua, R., Thomas, S. (2005). Infrequent syncope in a heavy vehicle driver. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 28(4), 346-7. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S. (2005). Invited commentary. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 80(3), 887. [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]
  • Thomas, S., Aggarwal, G., Boyd, A., Jin, Y., Ross, D. (2004). A Comparison Of Open Irrigated And Non-Irrigated Tip Catheter Ablation For Pulmonary Vein Isolation. Europace, 6(4), 330-335. [More Information]
  • Thomas, L., Thomas, S., Hoy, M., Boyd, A., Schiller, N., Ross, D. (2004). Comparison Of Left Atrial Volume And Function After Linear Ablation And After Cardioversion For Chronic Atrial Fibrillation. The American Journal of Cardiology, 93(2), 165-170. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S., Boyd, A., Aggarwal, G., Jin, Y., Ross, D. (2004). Percutaneous Pulmonary Vein Isolation For Treatment Of Atrial Fibrillation. Internal Medicine Journal, 34(8), 453-457.
  • Jin, Y., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2004). Pulmonary Vein Stenosis And Remodeling After Electrical Isolation For Treatment Of Atrial Fibrillation: Short- And Medium-Term Follow-Up. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 27(10), 1362-1370.
  • Thomas, S., Guy, D., Wallace, E., Crampton, R., Kijvanit, P., Eipper, V., Ross, D., Cooper, M. (2004). Rapid Loading Of Sotalol Or Amiodarone For Management Of Recent Onset Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation: A Randomized, Digoxin-Controlled Trial. American Heart Journal, 147(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Thomas, L., Boyd, A., Thomas, S., Schiller, N., Ross, D. (2003). Atrial structural remodelling and restoration of atrial contraction after linear ablation for atrial fibrillation. European Heart Journal, 24(21), 1942-1951. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S., Guy, D., Boyd, A., Eipper, V., Ross, D., Chard, R. (2003). Comparison of epicardial and endocardial linear ablation using handheld probes. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 75, 543-548.
  • Thomas, S., Kucera, J., Bircher-Lehmann, L., Rudy, Y., Saffitz, J., Kléber, A. (2003). Impulse propagation in synthetic strands of neonatal cardiac myocytes with genetically reduced levels of connexin43. Circulation Research, 92(11), 1209-1216. [More Information]
  • Guy, D., Boyd, A., Thomas, S., Ross, D. (2003). Increasing power verses duration for radiofrequency ablation with a high superfusate flow: implications for pulmonary vein ablation? Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 26(6), 1379-1385.
  • Thomas, S., Guy, D., Rees, A., Collins, L., Ross, D. (2001). Production of narrow but deep lesions suitable for ablation of atrial fibrillation using a saline-cooled narrow beam Nd:YAG laser catheter. Lasers in Surgery And Medicine, 28(4), 375-380.
  • Thomas, S., Nicholson, I., Nunn, G., Ross, D. (2001). Radiofrequency lesions produced by handheld temperature controlled probes for use in atrial fibrillation surgery. European Journal Of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 20, 1188-1193.

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]
  • Al Raisi, S., Pouliopoulos, J., Barry, M., Swinnen, J., Thiagalingam, A., Thomas, S., Sivagangabalan, G., Chow, C., Chong, J., Kizana, E., Kovoor, P. (2014). Evaluation of lesion and thermodynamic characteristics of Symplicity and EnligHTN renal denervation systems in a phantom renal artery model. EuroIntervention, 10(2), 277-284. [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]

2013

  • Thomas, S. (2013). Defining the Role of Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in Australia. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 22(9), 697-698. [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]
  • 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]

2012

  • Thomas, S., Sanders, P. (2012). Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 21(6-7), 395-401. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S. (2012). How Cool is Cryoablation? Heart, Lung and Circulation, 21(8), 425-426. [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]
  • Lim, T., Koay, C., See, V., McCall, R., Chik, W., Zecchin, R., Byth Wilson, K., Seow, S., Thomas, L., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2012). Single-Ring Posterior Left Atrial (Box) Isolation Results in a Different Mode of Recurrence Compared to Wide Antral Pulmonary Vein Isolation on Long-Term Follow-Up: Longer Atrial Fibrillation-Free Survival Time but Similar Survival Time Free of Any Atrial Arrhythmia. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 5(5), 968-977. [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]
  • Hsieh, C., Thomas, S., Ross, D. (2010). Direct Transthoracic Access to the Left Ventricle for Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 3(2), 178-185. [More Information]
  • Ganesan, A., Wu, G., Liou, K., Pouliopoulos, J., Barry, M., Thomas, S. (2010). Evaluation of Noncontact Mapping By Comparison With Simultaneous Multisite Contact Recordings in Acute Ischemic Ventricular Fibrillation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 22(3), 334-339. [More Information]
  • Rahman, N., Chard, R., Thomas, S. (2010). Outcomes for surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation using cryoablation during concomitant cardiac procedures. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 90(5), 1523-1527. [More Information]
  • Lim, T., Wu, G., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2010). P-wave Measurements and Electrical Reconnection of the Posterior Left Atrium after Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 33(11), 1324-1334. [More Information]

2009

  • McCall, R., Thomas, S. (2009). Esophageal Hematoma Complicating Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 20(2), 221-3. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S. (2009). Invited commentary. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 88(3), 807-808. [More Information]
  • Lim, T., Clout, R., Barry, M., Lu, J., Huang, K., Thomas, S. (2009). Percutaneous Microwave Ablation with a Long Side-Firing Antenna Array Can Successfully Treat a Nonsurgical Chronic Ovine Atrial Flutter Model. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 20(11), 1255-1261. [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]

2008

  • Lim, T., Koay, C., McCall, R., See, V., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2008). Atrial arrhythmias after single ring isolation of the posterior left atrium and pulmonary veins for atrial fibrillation: mechanisms and management. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology, 1(2), 120-126.
  • 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]
  • Thomas, S. (2008). Dose-related effect of statins on atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery. Invited commentary. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 85(5), 1520. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S. (2008). Invited commentary. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 85(1), 48-9. [More Information]

2007

  • Seow, S., Lim, T., Koay, C., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2007). Efficacy and late recurrences with wide electrical pulmonary vein isolation for persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation. Europace, 9(12), 1129-1133. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S., Lim, T., McCall, R., Ross, D. (2007). Electrical isolation of the posterior left atrial wall and pulmonary veins for atrial fibrillation: feasibility of and rationale for a single-ring approach. Heart Rhythm, 4(6), 722-730. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S. (2007). Operative and percutaneous procedures for cure of atrial fibrillation. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 16, 229-233. [More Information]
  • McCall, R., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2007). Structural Changes Following Linear Ablation in the Left Atrium for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 18, 1003. [More Information]

2006

  • Kizana, E., Ginn, S., Smyth, C., Boyd, A., Thomas, S., Allen, D., Ross, D., Alexander, I. (2006). Fibroblasts modulate cardiomyocyte excitability: implications for cardiac gene therapy. Gene Therapy (Basingstoke), 13(22), 1611-1615. [More Information]
  • Lim, T., Jassal, I., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2006). Medium-term efficacy of segmental ostial pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of permanent and persistent atrial fibrillation. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 29(4), 374-37. [More Information]
  • Sacher, F., Monahan, K., Thomas, S., Davidson, N., Adragao, P., Sanders, P., Hocini, M., Takahashi, Y., Rotter, M., Rostock, T., Ross, D., et al (2006). Phrenic nerve injury after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation: characterization and outcome in a multicenter study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 47(12), 2498-2503. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S., Hu, X. (2006). Pulmonary vein activation in atrial fibrillation and sinus rhythm. Europace, 8(12), 1031-1037. [More Information]
  • Chong, J., Kumar, S., Thomas, L., Thomas, S. (2006). Supraventricular ectopy and recurrence of atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion. Europace, 8(5), 341-344. [More Information]
  • Foster, S., Hunt, G., Thomas, S., Ross, D., Pearson, M., Malik, R. (2006). Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a young boxer dog with supraventricular tachycardia due to accessory pathway. Australian Veterinary Journal, 84(9), 326-333.

2005

  • Bugge, E., Nicholson, I., Thomas, S. (2005). Comparison of bipolar and unipolar radiofrequency ablation in an in vivo experimental model. European Journal Of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 28(1), 76-80. [More Information]
  • Kizana, E., Ginn, S., Smyth, C., Thomas, S., Allen, D., Ross, D., Alexander, I. (2005). Fibroblasts Modulate Cardiomyocyte Excitability: Insights from Fibroblasts with Genetically Altered Connexin43 Expression. Journal of Gene Medicine, 7(point P8 on page 1127), 1127-1127.
  • Chua, R., Thomas, S. (2005). Infrequent syncope in a heavy vehicle driver. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 28(4), 346-7. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S. (2005). Invited commentary. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 80(3), 887. [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]

2004

  • Thomas, S., Aggarwal, G., Boyd, A., Jin, Y., Ross, D. (2004). A Comparison Of Open Irrigated And Non-Irrigated Tip Catheter Ablation For Pulmonary Vein Isolation. Europace, 6(4), 330-335. [More Information]
  • Thomas, L., Thomas, S., Hoy, M., Boyd, A., Schiller, N., Ross, D. (2004). Comparison Of Left Atrial Volume And Function After Linear Ablation And After Cardioversion For Chronic Atrial Fibrillation. The American Journal of Cardiology, 93(2), 165-170. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S., Boyd, A., Aggarwal, G., Jin, Y., Ross, D. (2004). Percutaneous Pulmonary Vein Isolation For Treatment Of Atrial Fibrillation. Internal Medicine Journal, 34(8), 453-457.
  • Jin, Y., Ross, D., Thomas, S. (2004). Pulmonary Vein Stenosis And Remodeling After Electrical Isolation For Treatment Of Atrial Fibrillation: Short- And Medium-Term Follow-Up. Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 27(10), 1362-1370.
  • Thomas, S., Guy, D., Wallace, E., Crampton, R., Kijvanit, P., Eipper, V., Ross, D., Cooper, M. (2004). Rapid Loading Of Sotalol Or Amiodarone For Management Of Recent Onset Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation: A Randomized, Digoxin-Controlled Trial. American Heart Journal, 147(1), 1-6. [More Information]

2003

  • Thomas, L., Boyd, A., Thomas, S., Schiller, N., Ross, D. (2003). Atrial structural remodelling and restoration of atrial contraction after linear ablation for atrial fibrillation. European Heart Journal, 24(21), 1942-1951. [More Information]
  • Thomas, S., Guy, D., Boyd, A., Eipper, V., Ross, D., Chard, R. (2003). Comparison of epicardial and endocardial linear ablation using handheld probes. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 75, 543-548.
  • Thomas, S., Kucera, J., Bircher-Lehmann, L., Rudy, Y., Saffitz, J., Kléber, A. (2003). Impulse propagation in synthetic strands of neonatal cardiac myocytes with genetically reduced levels of connexin43. Circulation Research, 92(11), 1209-1216. [More Information]
  • Guy, D., Boyd, A., Thomas, S., Ross, D. (2003). Increasing power verses duration for radiofrequency ablation with a high superfusate flow: implications for pulmonary vein ablation? Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 26(6), 1379-1385.

2001

  • Thomas, S., Guy, D., Rees, A., Collins, L., Ross, D. (2001). Production of narrow but deep lesions suitable for ablation of atrial fibrillation using a saline-cooled narrow beam Nd:YAG laser catheter. Lasers in Surgery And Medicine, 28(4), 375-380.
  • Thomas, S., Nicholson, I., Nunn, G., Ross, D. (2001). Radiofrequency lesions produced by handheld temperature controlled probes for use in atrial fibrillation surgery. European Journal Of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 20, 1188-1193.

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