Publications list for Professor Gemma Figtree

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  • Mazhar, J., Murphy, J., Figtree, G., Hansen, P., Nelson, G., Bhindi, R. (2013), Optical coherence tomography (OCT) as an adjunct to percutaneous coronary intervention; a single centre experience. International Journal of Cardiology. , e49-52. [Abstract]
  • Grieve, S., Lonborg, J., Mazhar, J., Tan, T., Ho, E., Liu, C., Lay, W., Gill, A., Kuchel, P., Bhindi, R., Figtree, G. (2013), Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of rapid VCAM-1 up-regulation in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. European Biophysics Journal. 42(1), 61-70. [Abstract]
  • Figtree, G., Bagnall, R., Abdulla, I., Buchholz, S., Galougahi, K., Yan, W., Tan, T., Neil, C., Horowitz, J., Semsarian, C., Ward, M. (2013), No association of G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 5 or β-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a large Australian cohort. European Journal of Heart Failure. 15(7), 730-733. [Abstract]
  • Liu, C., Karimi Galougahi, K., Weisbrod, R., Hansen, T., Ravaie, R., Nunez, A., Liu, Y., Fry, N., Garcia, A., Hamilton, E., Sweadner, K., Cohen, R., Figtree, G. (2013), Oxidative Inhibition of The Vascular Na(+)-K(+) Pump Via Nadph Oxidase-Dependent β1- Subunit Glutathionylation: Implications For Angiotensin Ii-Induced Vascular Dysfunction. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 28(65C), 563-572. [Abstract]
  • Lawley, C., Mazhar, J., Grieve, S., Figtree, G. (2013), Visualizing pericardial inflammation in Dressler's syndrome with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. International Journal of Cardiology. , e32-33. [Abstract]
  • Liu, C., Fry, N., Hamilton, E., Chia, K., Garcia, A., Karimi Galougahi, K., Figtree, G., Clarke, R., Bungaard, H., Rasmussen, H. (2013), Redox-dependent regulation of the Na(+)-K(+) pump: New twists to an old target for treatment of heart failure. Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology. 61, 94-101. [Abstract]
  • Cockburn, J., Wilkes, N., Figtree, G., Ward, M., Bhindi, R., Hansen, P. (2013), Use of optical coherence tomography to guide treatment of an undeployed stent trapped in the right coronary artery to cover a proximal stent outflow dissection. International Journal of Cardiology. , e163-e166. [Abstract]
  • McMahon, R., Siow, W., Bhindi, R., Soo Hoo, S., Figtree, G., Hansen, P., Nelson, G., Rasmussen, H., Ward, M. (2013), Left bundle branch block without concordant ST changes is rarely associated with acute coronary occlusion. International Journal of Cardiology. 167(4), 1339-1342. [Abstract]
  • Puckeridge, M., Chapman, B., Conigrave, A., Grieve, S., Figtree, G., Kuchel, P. (2013), Stoichiometric Relationship between Na(+) Ions Transported and Glucose Consumed in Human Erythrocytes: Bayesian Analysis of (23)Na and (13)C NMR Time Course Data. Biophysical Journal. 104(8), 1676-1684. [Abstract]
  • Karimi Galougahi, K., Liu, C., Garcia, A., Fry, N., Hamilton, E., Rasmussen, H., Figtree, G. (2013), Protein kinase-dependent oxidative regulation of the cardiac Na+-K+ pump: Evidence from in vivo and in vitro modulation of cell signalling. The Journal of Physiology. 591(Pt2), 2999-3015. [Abstract]
  • Kanagaratnam, L., Lee, A., Whalley, D., Figtree, G. (2013), Overcoming Artifacts and Fears: Electrophysiology Study and Radiofrequency Ablation in a Parkinsonian Patient with Supraventricular Tachycardia and a Brain Neurostimulator. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 36(1), e1-e3. [Abstract]
  • Mazhar, J., Lawley, C., Gill, A., Grieve, S., Figtree, G. (2013), Visualizing pericardial inflammation as the cause of acute chest pain in a patient with a congenital pericardial cyst: the incremental diagnostic value of cardiac magnetic resonance. European Heart Journal. 34(19), 1413. [Abstract]
  • Figtree, G., Rasmussen, H., Liu, C. (2013), Oxidative regulation of the na+-k+ pump in cardiac physiology and pathology: clarifying the published evidence. Circulation Research. 112(1), e1. [Abstract]
  • Lonborg, J., Ward, M., Gill, A., Grieve, S., Figtree, G. (2013), Utility of cardiac magnetic resonance in assessing right-sided heart failure in sarcoidosis. BMC Medical Imaging. 13, 2. [Abstract]
  • Rayner, B., Figtree, G., Sabaretnam, T., Shang, P., Mazhar, J., Weaver, J., Lay, W., Witting, P., Hunyor, S., Grieve, S., Khachigian, L., Bhindi, R. (2013), Selective inhibition of the master regulator transcription factor egr-1 with catalytic oligonucleotides reduces myocardial injury and improves left ventricular systolic function in a preclinical model of myocardial infarction. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2(4), e000023. [Abstract]
  • Ho, E., Karimi Galougahi, K., Liu, C., Bhindi, R., Figtree, G. (2013), Biological markers of oxidative stress: Applications to cardiovascular research and practice. Redox Biology. 1(1), 483-491. [Abstract]


  • Murphy, J., Kozor, R., Figtree, G., Hansen, P., Rasmussen, H., Ward, M., Nelson, G., Bhindi, R. (2012), Procedural and in-patient outcomes in patients aged 80 years or older undergoing contemporary primary percutaneous coronary intervention. EuroIntervention. 8(8), 912-919. [Abstract]
  • Figtree, G., Karimi Galougahi, K., Liu, C., Rasmussen, H. (2012), Oxidative regulation of the Na(+)-K(+) pump in the cardiovascular system: Oxidative regulation of the cardiac Na(+)-K(+) pump. Free Radical Biology & Medicine. 53, 2263-2268. [Abstract]
  • Murphy, J., Kozor, R., Figtree, G., Ward, M., Bhindi, R. (2012), Percutaneous coronary intervention via the radial artery: comparison of procedural success in emergency versus non-emergency cases. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine. 13(5), 277-280. [Abstract]
  • Ward, M., Figtree, G. (2012), Letter by Ward and Figtree article, "mechanisms of myocardial infarction in women without angiographically obstructive coronary artery disease". Circulation. 126(6), e82. [Abstract]
  • Rowell, A., Figtree, M., Dimmick, S., Kotsiou, G., Grieve, S., Figtree, G. (2012), Recurrent right ventricular echinococcosis characterized by cardiac magnetic resonance. International Journal of Cardiology. , 293-294. [Abstract]
  • Huang, A., Mathur, M., Figtree, G. (2012), Cardiac magnetic resonance characterization of an iatrogenic left ventricular apical pseudo- aneurysm. European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging. 13(12), 1000. [Abstract]
  • Lay, W., Rayner, B., Sabaretnam, T., Figtree, G., Jackson, C., Hunyor, S., Bhindi, R. (2012), Activated protein C improves left ventricular remodelling after ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats. International Journal of Cardiology. 159(3), 246-248. [Abstract]
  • Liu, C., Garcia, A., Mahmmoud, Y., Hamilton, E., Galougahi, K., Fry, N., Figtree, G., Cornelius, F., Clarke, R., Rasmussen, H. (2012), Susceptibility of β1 Na+-K+ pump subunit to glutathionylation and oxidative inhibition depends on conformational state of pump. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287(15), 12353-12364. [Abstract]
  • Buchholz, S., Shakil, A., Figtree, G., Hansen, P., Bhindi, R. (2012), Diagnosis and management of patent foramen ovale. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 88(1038), 217-225. [Abstract]
  • Fong, L., Mathur, M., Bhindi, R., Figtree, G. (2012), Right atrial Merkel cell tumour metastasis characterization using a multimodality approach. European Heart Journal. 33(17), 2205. [Abstract]
  • Kozor, R., Nelson, G., Figtree, G. (2012), Extensive mid-wall myocardial oedema after aborted sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. International journal of cardiology. , e14-5. [Abstract]
  • Yan, W., Ward, M., Nelson, G., Figtree, G., Bhindi, R. (2012), Overcoming limited depth penetration of optical coherence tomography with wire bias. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. 5(1), e1-e2. [Abstract]


  • Galougahi, K., Harden, M., Maher, R., Gill, A., Bhindi, R., Grieve, S., Brady, P., Figtree, G. (2011), Incremental Diagnostic Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Characterization of a Cardiac Mass. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 58(10), e19. [Abstract]
  • Bhindi, R., Grieve, S., Figtree, G. (2011), Micromyocardial infarction in apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with obliterative coronary artery bridging. International journal of cardiology. 151(1), e24-5. [Abstract]
  • Montfort, J., Maher, R., Grieve, S., Figtree, G. (2011), Syringomyelia: A rare extracardiac contributor to syncope detected incidentally by CMR. International journal of cardiology. 150(2), e62-4. [Abstract]
  • Yu, C., Grieve, S., Brazier, D., Bhindi, R., Figtree, G. (2011), Post-infarct ventricular thrombus: a critical diagnosis made by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Heart, Lung & Circulation. , 372-373. [Abstract]
  • Bibert, S., Liu, C., Figtree, G., Garcia, A., Hamilton, E., Marassi, F., Sweadner, K., Cornelius, F., Geering, K., Rasmussen, H. (2011), FXYD proteins reverse inhibition of the Na-K pump mediated by glutathionylation of its {beta}1 subunit. The Journal of biological chemistry. 286(21), 18562-72. [Abstract]
  • Hamilton, E., Figtree, G., Rasmussen, H. (2011), Consideration of natriuretic peptide receptor C. Circulation Research. , e4; author reply e5. [Abstract]
  • Yu, C., Brazier, D., Bhindi, R., Figtree, G., Ward, M. (2011), Use of computer tomography coronary angiography in assessment of aorto-ostial coronary disease. International journal of cardiology. 147(1), 153-4. [Abstract]
  • Figtree, G., Lønborg, J., Grieve, S., Ward, M., Bhindi, R. (2011), Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for the interventional cardiologist. JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions. 4(2), 137-148. [Abstract]
  • Ho, E., Bhindi, R., Ashley, E., Figtree, G. (2011), Genetic analysis in cardiovascular disease: a clinical perspective. Cardiology in Review. 19(2), 81-89. [Abstract]


  • Bundgaard, H., Liu, C., Garcia, A., Hamilton, E., Huang, Y., Chia, K., Hunyor, S., Figtree, G., Rasmussen, H. (2010), {beta}3 Adrenergic Stimulation of the Cardiac Na+-K+ Pump by Reversal of an Inhibitory Oxidative Modification. Circulation. 122, 2699-708. [Abstract]
  • Lønborg, J., Mathur, M., Grieve, S., Bhindi, R., Ward, M., Lowe, H., McCrohon, J., Figtree, G. (2010), Constrictive pericarditis diagnosed by cardiac magnetic resonance. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 56(20), e39. [Abstract]
  • Robaei, D., Grieve, S., Nelson, G., Bhindi, R., Figtree, G. (2010), Cocaine-induced epicardial coronary artery thrombosis resulting in extensive myocardial injury assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. European heart journal. 31(20), 2446. [Abstract]
  • Figtree, G., Robinson, B., Channon, K., Watkins, H. (2010), Polymorphism upstream of estrogen receptor alpha reverses negative regulation of transcription. International journal of cardiology. 144(1), 86-8. [Abstract]
  • Buchholz, S., Ward, M., Bhindi, R., Nelson, G., Figtree, G., Grieve, S. (2010), Cardiac thrombi in stress (tako-tsubo) cardiomyopathy: more than an apical issue?. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. , 863-864. [Abstract]
  • Figtree, G., Guzik, T., Robinson, B., Channon, K., Watkins, H. (2010), Functional estrogen receptor alpha promoter polymorphism is associated with improved endothelial-dependent vasolidation. International journal of cardiology. 143(2), 207-8. [Abstract]
  • Buchholz, S., Grieve, S., Maher, R., Figtree, G. (2010), Cocaine-induced myocardial injury seen as multiple mid-wall foci of late enhancement by contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. European heart journal. 31(11), 1422. [Abstract]
  • Grieve, S., Bhindi, R., Seow, J., Doyle, A., Turner, A., Tomka, J., Lay, W., Gill, A., Hunyor, S., Figtree, G. (2010), Microvascular obstruction by intracoronary delivery of mesenchymal stem cells and quantification of resulting myocardial infarction by cardiac magnetic resonance. Circulation. Heart Failure. 3(3), e5-6. [Abstract]
  • White, C., Liu, C., Garcia, A., Hamilton, E., Chia, K., Figtree, G., Rasmussen, H. (2010), Activation of cAMP-dependent signaling induces oxidative modification of the cardiac Na+-K+ pump and inhibits its activity. The Journal of biological chemistry. 285(18), 13712-20. [Abstract]
  • Rasmussen, H., Hamilton, E., Liu, C., Figtree, G. (2010), Reversible oxidative modification: implications for cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine. 20(3), 85-90. [Abstract]
  • Figtree, G., Thiruvallapan, N., Brereton, J., Whalley, D., Tofler, G. (2010), The effect of elevated right atrial pressure due to pulmonary emboli on detection of patent foramen ovale and potential paradoxical embolus. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine. 11(1), 61-63. [Abstract]
  • Testa, L., Biondi Zoccai, G., Valgimigli, M., Latini, R., Pizzocri, S., Lanotte, S., Laudisa, M., Brambilla, N., Ward, M., Figtree, G., Bedogni, F., Bhindi, R. (2010), Current concepts on antiplatelet therapy: focus on the novel thienopyridine and non-thienopyridine agents. Advances in Hematology. 2010, 595934. [Abstract]


  • Figtree, G., Noonan, J., Bhindi, R., Collins, P. (2009), Estrogen Receptor Polymorphisms: Significance to Human Physiology, Disease and Therapy. Recent patents on DNA & gene sequences. 0(0), 0. [Abstract]
  • Rasmussen, H., Figtree, G., Krum, H., Bundgaard, H. (2009), The use of beta3-adrenergic receptor agonists in the treatment of heart failure. Current opinion in investigational drugs. 10(9), 955-962. [Abstract]
  • Figtree, G., Liu, C., Bibert, S., Hamilton, E., Garcia, A., White, C., Chia, K., Cornelius, F., Geering, K., Rasmussen, H. (2009), Reversible Oxidative Modification. A Key Mechanism of Na+-K+ Pump Regulation. Circulation research. 105(0), 185-93. [Abstract]
  • Bhindi, R., Figtree, G. (2009), Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary-artery bypass grafting. The New England journal of medicine. , 2672; author reply 2674-5. [Abstract]
  • White, C., Figtree, G., Liu, C., Garcia, A., Hamilton, E., Chia, K., Rasmussen, H. (2009), Angiotensin II inhibits the Na+-K+ pump via PKC-dependent activation of NADPH oxidase. American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology. 296(4), C693-C700. [Abstract]
  • Figtree, G. (2009), Genetic Variants in Estrogen Signaling Pathways. Germany: VDM Verlag.


  • Figtree, G., Grieve, S., Speller, B., Geiger, M., Robinson, B., Channon, K., Ragoussis, J., Collins, P., Watkins, H. (2008), A commonly occurring polymorphism upstream of the estrogen receptor alpha alters transcription and is associated with increased HDL. Atherosclerosis. 199(2), 354-61. [Abstract]
  • William, M., Hamilton, E., Garcia, A., Bundgaard, H., Chia, K., Figtree, G., Rasmussen, H. (2008), Natriuretic peptides stimulate the cardiac sodium pump via NPR-C coupled NOS activation. American journal of physiology. Cell physiology. 294(4), C1067-73. [Abstract]
  • White, C., Hamilton, E., Garcia, A., Wang, D., Chia, K., Figtree, G., Rasmussen, H. (2008), Opposing effects of coupled and uncoupled NOS activity on the Na+-K+ pump in cardiac myocytes. American journal of physiology. Cell physiology. 294(0), C572-8. [Abstract]