John P. DiMarco

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Primary Appointment

Faculty Wage, Medicine- Cardiovascular Medicine

Education

  • Fellowship, Cardiology & Cardiac Electrophysiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Pharmacology & Critical Care Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • MD, Case Western Reserve University
  • PhD, Case Western Reserve University
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Research Interests

Cardiac electrophysiology, arrhythmias

Research Description

Cardiac electrophysiology, arrhythmias

Personal Statement

Cardiac electrophysiology, arrhythmias

Selected Publications

2017

Moss, T. J., Calland, J. F., Enfield, K. B., Gomez-Manjarres, D. C., Ruminski, C., DiMarco, J. P., . . . Moorman, J. R. (2017). New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in the Critically Ill. CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 45(5), 790-797. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000002325

2016

Swiryn, S., Orlov, M. V., Benditt, D. G., DiMarco, J. P., Lloyd-Jones, D. M., Karst, E., . . . Waldo, A. L. (2016). Clinical Implications of Brief Device-Detected Atrial Tachyarrhythmias in a Cardiac Rhythm Management Device Population: Results from the Registry of Atrial Tachycardia and Atrial Fibrillation Episodes. CIRCULATION, 134(16), 1130-1140. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.020252

Bilchick, K. C., Mealor, A., Gonzalez, J., Norton, P., Zhuo, D., Mason, P., . . . Salerno, M. (2016). Effectiveness of integrating delayed computed tomography angiography imaging for left atrial appendage thrombus exclusion into the care of patients undergoing ablation of atrial fibrillation. HEART RHYTHM, 13(1), 12-19. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.09.002

2015

Kramer, C. M., Appelbaum, E., Desai, M. Y., Desvigne-Nickens, P., DiMarco, J. P., Friedrich, M. G., . . . Neubauer, S. (2015). Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Registry: The rationale and design of an international, observational study of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, 170(2), 223-230. doi:10.1016/j.ahj.2015.05.013

Ezekowitz, M. D., Ellenbogen, K. A., DiMarco, J. P., Kaszala, K., Boddy, A., Geba, G. P., & Koren, A. (2015). A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized, multicenter study to assess the effects of dronedarone 400 mg twice daily for 12 weeks on atrial fibrillation burden in subjects with permanent pacemakers (vol 42, pg 69, 2015). JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 43(1), 101. doi:10.1007/s10840-015-0001-9

Driver, K., Chisholm, C. A., Darby, A. E., Malhotra, R., Dimarco, J. P., & Ferguson, J. D. (2015). Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmia During Pregnancy. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 26(6), 698-702. doi:10.1111/jce.12675

Ezekowitz, M. D., Ellenbogen, K. A., DiMarco, J. P., Kaszala, K., Boddy, A., Geba P, G., & Koren, A. (2015). A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized, multicenter study to assess the effects of dronedarone 400 mg twice daily for 12 weeks on atrial fibrillation burden in subjects with permanent pacemakers. JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 42(2), 69-76. doi:10.1007/s10840-014-9966-z

Hussain, S. K., Eddy, M. M., Moorman, L., Malhotra, R., Darby, A. E., Bilchick, K., . . . Ferguson, J. D. (2015). Major Complications and Mortality Within 30 Days of an Electrophysiological Procedure at an Academic Medical Center: Implications for Developing National Standards. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 26(5), 527-531. doi:10.1111/jce.12639

Porterfield, C., DiMarco, J. P., & Mason, P. K. (2015). Effectiveness of Implantation of a Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in a Patient With Complete Heart Block and a Pacemaker. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 115(2), 276-278. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.10.036

2014

Hussain, S., Moorman, L., Moorman, J. R., DiMarco, J. P., Malhotra, R., Darby, A., . . . Mason, P. K. (2015). Cost of a Recall of a Single-Center Experience Managing the Riata Defibrillator Lead. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 115(2), 206-208. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.10.028

DiMarco, J. P., O'Connor, P., Cohen, J. A., Reder, A. T., Zhang-Auberson, L., Tang, D., . . . Kappos, L. (2014). First-dose effects of fingolimod: Pooled safety data from three phase 3 studies. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS, 3(5), 629-638. doi:10.1016/j.msard.2014.05.005

Bilchick, K. C., Kuruvilla, S., Hamirani, Y. S., Ramachandran, R., Clarke, S. A., Parker, K. M., . . . Epstein, F. H. (2014). Impact of Mechanical Activation, Scar, and Electrical Timing on Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Response and Clinical Outcomes. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 63(16), 1657-1666. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2014.02.533

Fogel, R. I., Epstein, A. E., Estes, N. A. M. I. I. I., Lindsay, B. D., DiMarco, J. P., Kremers, M. S., . . . Russo, A. M. (2014). The Disconnect Between the Guidelines, the Appropriate Use Criteria, and Reimbursement Coverage Decisions The Ultimate Dilemma. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 63(1), 12-14. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2013.07.016

Hussain, S. K., Malhotra, R., & DiMarco, J. P. (2014). Left Atrial Appendage Devices for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH, 7(4), 458-464. doi:10.1007/s12265-014-9565-5

2013

Malhotra, R., Bilchick, K. C., & DiMarco, J. P. (2014). Usefulness of Pharmacologic Conversion of Atrial Fibrillation During Dofetilide Loading Without the Need for Electrical Cardioversion to Predict Durable Response to Therapy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 113(3), 475-479. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.10.031

Epstein, A. E., DiMarco, J. P., Ellenbogen, K. A., Estes, N. A. M., Freedman, R. A., Gettes, L. S., . . . Heart Rhythm Society. (2013). 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS focused update incorporated into the ACCF/AHA/HRS 2008 guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society.. Circulation, 127(3), e283-e352. doi:10.1161/cir.0b013e318276ce9b

Epstein, A. E., DiMarco, J. P., Ellenbogen, K. A., Estes, N. A. M., Freedman, R. A., Gettes, L. S., . . . Heart Rhythm Society. (2013). 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS focused update incorporated into the ACCF/AHA/HRS 2008 guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society.. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 61(3), e6-75. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2012.11.007

Givertz, M. M., Teerlink, J. R., Albert, N. M., Canary, C. A. W., Collins, S. P., Colvin-Adams, M., . . . Starling, R. C. (2013). Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Update on New and Emerging Evidence and Directions for Future Research. JOURNAL OF CARDIAC FAILURE, 19(6), 371-389. doi:10.1016/j.cardfail.2013.04.002

Abdelhadi, R. H., Saba, S. F., Ellis, C. R., Mason, P. K., Kramer, D. B., Friedman, P. A., . . . Hauser, R. G. (2013). Independent multicenter study of Riata and Riata ST implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads. HEART RHYTHM, 10(3), 361-365. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.10.045

2012

Moorman, L. P., Moorman, J. R., DiMarco, J. P., Malhotra, R., Darby, A., Bilchick, K., . . . Mason, P. K. (2013). Increasing lead burden correlates with externalized cables during systematic fluoroscopic screening of Riata leads. JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 37(1), 63-68. doi:10.1007/s10840-012-9760-8

2012 Writing Group Members., Tracy, C. M., Epstein, A. E., Darbar, D., DiMarco, J. P., Dunbar, S. B., . . . Society of Thoracic Surgeons. (2012). 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS focused update of the 2008 guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines.. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 144(6), e127-e145. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.08.032

Tracy, C. M., Epstein, A. E., Darbar, D., Dimarco, J. P., Dunbar, S. B., Estes, N. A. M., . . . Varosy, P. D. (2012). 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update of the 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines.. Heart rhythm, 9(10), 1737-1753. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.08.021

Mason, P. K., Lake, D. E., DiMarco, J. P., Ferguson, J. D., Mangrum, J. M., Bilchick, K., . . . Moorman, J. R. (2012). Impact of the CHA2DS2-VASc Score on Anticoagulation Recommendations for Atrial Fibrillation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 125(6). doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2011.09.030

Calkins, H., Kuck, K. H., Cappato, R., Brugada, J., Camm, A. J., Chen, S. -A., . . . Vardas, P. E. (2012). 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Recommendations for Patient Selection, Procedural Techniques, Patient Management and Follow-up, Definitions, Endpoints, and Research Trial Design. EUROPACE, 14(4), 528-606. doi:10.1093/europace/eus027

Calkins, H., Kuck, K. H., Cappato, R., Brugada, J., Camm, A. J., Chen, S. -A., . . . Wilber, D. (2012). 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for patient selection, procedural techniques, patient management and follow-up, definitions, endpoints, and research trial design. JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 33(2), 171-257. doi:10.1007/s10840-012-9672-7

Orlov, M. V., Swiryn, S., Benditt, D., DiMarco, J., Slawsky, M., Lioyd-Jones, D., . . . Waldo, A. (2012). Competitive Atrial Pacing is an Important Risk Factor for Occurrence of Atrial Fibrillation in Paced Patients: Analysis of RATE Registry Data. CIRCULATION, 126(21).

Ezekowitz, M. D., DiMarco, J., Kaszala, K., Ellenbogen, K., Boddy, A., & Koren, A. (2012). A Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Randomized, Multicenter Study to Assess the Effects of Dronedarone on Atrial Fibrillation Burden in Subjects with Permanent Pacemakers (HESTIA). CIRCULATION, 126(21).

Swiryn, S., Benditt, D. G., DiMarco, J. P., Lloyd-Jones, D. M., Orlov, M. V., Slawsky, M. T., . . . Waldo, A. L. (2012). Clinical Implications of Device-Detected Atrial Tachyarrhythmias: Results From the Registry of Atrial Tachycardia and Atrial Fibrillation Episodes in the Cardiac Rhythm Management Device Population (RATE). CIRCULATION, 126(23), 2792.

DiMarco, J. P., O'Connor, P., Cohen, J. A., Reder, A. T., Zhang-Auberson, L., Tang, D., . . . Kappos, L. (2012). Fingolimod treatment initiation experience: cardiac and Holter electrocardiogram findings from three phase 3 studies. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL, 18, 227-228.

Tracy, C. M., Epstein, A. E., Darbar, D., DiMarco, J. P., Dunbar, S. B., Estes, N. A. M. I. I. I., . . . Sweeney, M. O. (2012). 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update of the 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 60(14), 1297-1313. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2012.07.009

Tracy, C. M., Epstein, A. E., Darbar, D., DiMarco, J. P., Dunbar, S. B., Estes, N. A. M. I. I. I., . . . Varosy, P. D. (2012). 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update of the 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. CIRCULATION, 126(14), 1784-+. doi:10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182618569

Darby, A. E., & DiMarco, J. P. (2012). Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Structural Heart Disease. CIRCULATION, 125(7), 945-957. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.019935

Bunch, T. J., Darby, A., May, H. T., Ragosta, M., Lim, D. S., Taylor, A. M., . . . Mahapatra, S. (2012). Efficacy and safety of ventricular tachycardia ablation with mechanical circulatory support compared with substrate-based ablation techniques. EUROPACE, 14(5), 709-714. doi:10.1093/europace/eur347

2011

Estes, N. A. M., Sacco, R. L., Al-Khatib, S. M., Ellinor, P. T., Bezanson, J., Alonso, A., . . . Benjamin, E. J. (2011). American Heart Association atrial fibrillation research summit: a conference report from the American Heart Association.. Circulation, 124(3), 363-372. doi:10.1161/cir.0b013e318224b037

Mason, P. K., Dimarco, J. P., Ferguson, J. D., Mahapatra, S., Mangrum, J. M., Bilchick, K. C., . . . Bergin, J. D. (2011). Sonication of Explanted Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices for the Diagnosis of Pocket Infections and Asymptomatic Bacterial Colonization. PACE-PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 34(2), 143-149. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02820.x

Collins, W., DiMarco, J. P., Zarbin, M., Auberson, L. Z., Francis, G., Tang, D. J., . . . Cohen, J. (2011). Summary of specific safety evaluations in clinical studies of fingolimod in multiple sclerosis: cardiovascular, ophthalmic, hepatic events and relationship between lymphocyte reduction and infections. JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, 258, 22.

Ferguson, J. D., Helms, A., Mangrum, J. M., & DiMarco, J. P. (2011). Ablation of Incessant Left Atrial Tachycardia Without Fluoroscopy in a Pregnant Woman. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 22(3), 346-349. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8167.2010.01847.x

Malhotra, R., West, J. J., Dent, J., Luna, M., Kramer, C. M., Mounsey, J. P., . . . Mahapatra, S. (2011). Cost and yield of adding electrocardiography to history and physical in screening Division I intercollegiate athletes: A 5-year experience. HEART RHYTHM, 8(5), 721-727. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2010.12.024

Irvine, J. N., LaPar, D. J., Mahapatra, S., DiMarco, J. P., & Ailawadi, G. (2011). Treatment of a malpositioned transcutaneous ventricular pacing lead in the left ventricle via direct aortic puncture. EUROPACE, 13(8), 1207-1208. doi:10.1093/europace/eur048

2010

Mason, P. K., Moorman, L., Lake, D. E., Mangrum, J. M., DiMarco, J. P., Ferguson, J. D., . . . Moorman, J. R. (2010). Gender and Racial Characteristics of Patients Referred to a Tertiary Atrial Fibrillation Center.. Journal of atrial fibrillation, 3(4), 301. doi:10.4022/jafib.301

Ailawadi, G., LaPar, D. J., Swenson, B. R., Maxwell, C. D., Girotti, M. E., Bergin, J. D., . . . Mahapatra, S. (2010). Surgically placed left ventricular leads provide similar outcomes to percutaneous leads in patients with failed coronary sinus lead placement. HEART RHYTHM, 7(5), 619-625. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2010.01.014

DiMarco, J. P., & Gold, M. R. (2010). Response to Coceani: Has CRT Earned a Class I Recommendation?. CIRCULATION-HEART FAILURE, 3(4), 559-560. doi:10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.110.957548

Fishman, G. I., Chugh, S. S., DiMarco, J. P., Albert, C. M., Anderson, M. E., Bonow, R. O., . . . Zheng, Z. -J. (2010). Sudden Cardiac Death Prediction and Prevention Report From a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Heart Rhythm Society Workshop. CIRCULATION, 122(22), 2335-2348. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.976092

Wazni, O., Epstein, L. M., Carrillo, R. G., Love, C., Adler, S. W., Riggio, D. W., . . . Wilkoff, B. L. (2010). Lead Extraction in the Contemporary Setting: The LExICon Study An Observational Retrospective Study of Consecutive Laser Lead Extractions. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 55(6), 579-586. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2009.08.070

Bunch, T. J., Weiss, J. P., Crandall, B. G., Day, J. D., DiMarco, J. P., Ferguson, J. D., . . . Mahapatra, S. (2010). Image Integration Using Intracardiac Ultrasound and 3D Reconstruction for Scar Mapping and Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 21(6), 678-684. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8167.2009.01680.x

Bilchick, K. C., Kamath, S., DiMarco, J. P., & Stukenborg, G. J. (2010). Bundle-Branch Block Morphology and Other Predictors of Outcome After Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Medicare Patients. CIRCULATION, 122(20), 2022-2U75. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.956011