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Department of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Health and Disease

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Alexandru Costea, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease; Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program; Director, Center for Electrophysiology, Rhythm Disorders and Electro-Mechanical Interventions, UC Heart, Lung, and Vascular Institute

Education/Credentials
  • Medical Degree: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Louisville
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease: University of Louisville
  • Fellowship, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology: St. Vincent Hospital

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiac Electrophysiology) 11/10/2006
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) 11/07/2005
  • American Board of Internal Medicine 08/20/2002
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology 10/24/2004
Contact Information
  • Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way, MLC 0542
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-4721
  • Fax 513-558-6899
  • Email alexandru.costea@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Zhou, Ying; Lower, Elyse E; Li, Hui-Ping; Costea, Alexandru; Attari, Mehran; Baughman, Robert P 2017. Cardiac Sarcoidosis: The Impact of Age and Implanted Devices on Survival. Chest, 151 1, 139-148

Costea, Alexandru 2016. Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation: Are We as Successful as We Believe We Are? Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology, ,

Eckman, Mark H; Lip, Gregory Y H; Wise, Ruth E; Speer, Barbara; Sullivan, Megan; Walker, Nita; Kissela, Brett; Flaherty, Matthew L; Kleindorfer, Dawn; Baker, Peter; Ireton, Robert; Hoskins, Dave; Harnett, Brett M; Aguilar, Carlos; Leonard, Anthony C; Arduser, Lora; Steen, Dylan; Costea, Alexandru; Kues, John 2016. Impact of an Atrial Fibrillation Decision Support Tool on thromboprophylaxis for atrial fibrillation. American heart journal, 176 , 17-27

Eckman, Mark H; Lip, Gregory Y H; Wise, Ruth E; Speer, Barbara; Sullivan, Megan; Walker, Nita; Kissela, Brett; Flaherty, Matthew L; Kleindorfer, Dawn; Baker, Peter; Ireton, Robert; Hoskins, Dave; Harnett, Brett M; Aguilar, Carlos; Leonard, Anthony; Arduser, Lora; Steen, Dylan; Costea, Alexandru; Kues, John 2016. Using an Atrial Fibrillation Decision Support Tool for Thromboprophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation: Effect of Sex and Age. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64 5, 1054-60

Costea, Alexandru I; Platonov, Pyotr G 2015. Rate modulation drugs in atrial fibrillation: what is the clinical impact? Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology, 26 2, 142-4

Eckman, Mark H; Wise, Ruth E; Naylor, Katherine; Arduser, Lora; Lip, Gregory Y H; Kissela, Brett; Flaherty, Matthew; Kleindorfer, Dawn; Khan, Faisal; Schauer, Daniel P; Kues, John; Costea, Alexandru 2015. Developing an Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Support Tool (AFGuST) for shared decision making. Current medical research and opinion, 31 4, 603-14

Eckman, Mark H; Wise, Ruth E; Speer, Barbara; Sullivan, Megan; Walker, Nita; Lip, Gregory Y H; Kissela, Brett; Flaherty, Matthew L; Kleindorfer, Dawn; Khan, Faisal; Kues, John; Baker, Peter; Ireton, Robert; Hoskins, Dave; Harnett, Brett M; Aguilar, Carlos; Leonard, Anthony; Prakash, Rajan; Arduser, Lora; Costea, Alexandru 2014. Integrating real-time clinical information to provide estimates of net clinical benefit of antithrombotic therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation. Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, 7 5, 680-6

Sanchez, Carlos E; Cilingiroglu, Mehmet; Leesar, Massoud A; Costea, Alexandru 2011. Biventricular pacing leading to coronary stent fracture. Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, 38 2, 208-9

Gerson, Myron C; Abdallah, Mouhamad; Muth, James N; Costea, Alexandru I 2010. Will imaging assist in the selection of patients with heart failure for an ICD? JACC. Cardiovascular imaging, 3 1, 101-10

Costea, Alexandru; Rardon, David P; Padanilam, Benzy J; Fogel, Richard I; Prystowsky, Eric N 2008. Complications associated with generator replacement in response to device advisories. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology, 19 3, 266-9

Costea, Alex; Bhat, Geetha 2004. Hyperhomocysteinemia and deep vein thrombosis in orthotopic heart transplantation: a case report. American journal of hematology, 77 2, 161-3

Bhat, Geetha; Costea, Alex . Reversibility of medically unresponsive pulmonary hypertension with nesiritide in a cardiac transplant recipient. ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992), 49 5, 608-10