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Professor Prash Sanders

Telephone +61 8 8222 2723
Position Knapman Chair of Cardiology Research
Fax +61 8 8222 2722
Building RAH - McEwin Bldg
Floor/Room 5
Campus Royal Adelaide Hospital
Org Unit Medicine

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Professor Sanders has published over 240 peer-reviewed publications and has an H index of 42. Some of his recent publications are shown below. For a review of publication history:

Publications in 2013
1. Kumar S, Walters TE, Halloran K, Morton JB, Hepworth G, Wong CX, Kistler PM, Sanders P, Kalman JM. Ten-year trends in the use of catheter ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation versus the use of coronary intervention for the treatment of ischemic heart disease in Australia. Europace (In Press).

2. Brooks AG, Wilson L, Chia NH, Lau DH, Alasady M, Leong DP, Laborderie J, Roberts-Thomson KC, Young GD, Kalman JM, Sanders P. Accuracy and clinical outcomes of CT image integration with CARTO sound compared to electro-anatomical mapping for atrial fibrillation: a randomized controlled study. International Journal of Cardiology (In Press).

3. Wong CX, Sun MT, Cheng YH, Dang J, Barlow DS, Chia NH, Wong NX, Wong MX, Lau DH, Brooks AG, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Temporal and comparative outcomes of cardiac electrophysiology abstracts. American Journal of Cardiology (In Press). 4. Wong D, Leong DP, Khurana S, Puri R, Tayeb H, Sanders P. Severe mitral regurgitation due to right ventricular apical pacing. BMJ Case Reports (In Press). 5. Baumert M, Lambert E, Vaddadi G, Sari CI, Esler M, Lambert G, Sanders P, Nalivaiko E. Cardiac repolarisation variability in patients with postural tachycardia syndrome during graded head-up tilt. Clinical Neurophysiology (In Press). 6. Wong KKL, Tu J, Kelso RM, Worthley SG, Sanders P, Mazumdar J, Abbott D. Technique for cardiac flow component analysis. Medical Engineering & Physics (In Press). 7. Ganesan AN, Shipp NJ, Brooks AG, Kuklik P, Lau DH, Lim HS, Sullivan T, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Long term outcomes of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Heart Association 2013; 2: e004549. 8. Mahajan R, Pathak R, Lim HS, Willoughby SR, Sanders P. Does catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation eliminate the need for anticoagulation? Interventional Cardiology 2013; 5: 171-178. 9. Pathak R, Mahajan R, Sanders P. Evolving therapies for atrial fibrillation: focus on embolic stroke. Cardiology Today 2013; 3: 19-24. 10. Wong CX, Mahajan R, Pathak R, Twomey DJ, Sanders P. The role of pericardial and epicardial fat in atrial fibrillation: pathophysiology and ablation outcomes. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation 2013; 5: 37-43. 11. Ganesan AN, Kuklik P, Lau DH, Brooks AG, Baumert M, Lim WW, Thanigaimani S, Nayyar S, Mahajan R, Kalman JM, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Bipolar electrogram Shannon entropy at sites of rotational activation: implications for ablation of atrial fibrillation. Circulation, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology 2013; 6: 48-57. equal contribution 12. Lim HS, Willoughby SR, Schultz C, Gan C, Alasady M, Lau DH, Leong DP, Brooks AG, Young GD, Kistler PM, Kalman JM, Worthley MI, Sanders P.* Effect of atrial fibrillation on atrial thrombogenesis in humans: impact of rate and rhythm. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2013; 61: 852-860. *equal contribution 13. Nayyar S, Ganesan AN, Brooks AG, Sullivan T, Roberts-Thonson KC, Sanders P. Venturing into ventricular arrhythmia storm: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Heart Journal 2013; 34: 560-569. 14. Nayyar S, Young GD, Sanders P, Roberts-Thomson KC. Paradoxical ventricular activation sequence and para-hisian entrainment response: do they challenge the diagnosis? Circulation, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology 2013; 6: e1 - e6. 15. Abed HS, Samuel CS, Lau DH, Kelly DJ, Royce SG, Alasady M, Mahajan R, Kuklik P, Zhang Y, Brooks AG, Nelson AJ, Worthley SG, Abhayaratna WP, Kalman JM, Wittert GA, Sanders P. Obesity results in progressive atrial structural and electrical remodeling: implications for atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm 2013; 10: 90-100. 16. Nayyar S, Middeldorp ME, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Clatter on the electrocardiogram. Journal of Electrocardiology 2013; 46: 66-68. 17. Kalman JM, Sanders P, Brieger DB, Aggarwal A, Zwar NA, Tatoulis J, Tay AE, Wilson A, Branagan MG. National Heart Foundation of Australia consensus statement on catheter ablation as a therapy for atrial fibrillation. Medical Journal of Australia 2013; 198: 27-28. Abstracts in 2013
Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions (Denver, USA, May 2013) 1. Rangnekar G, Schultz C, Brooks AG, Middeldorp ME, Willoughby S, Roberts-Thomson K, Sanders P. Newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation is associated with endothelial dysfunction and inflammation: Implications for increased thrombotic risk. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S1. 2. Middeldorp ME, Mahajan R, Pathak R, Sanders P. Thyrotoxicosis occurring after the cessation of amiodarone: A need for ongoing surveillance. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S51. 3. Mahajan R, Smith AJ, Middeldorp ME, Wilson L, Pathak RK, Twomey DJ, Ganesan AN, Nayyar S, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Supraventricular tachycardia as a trigger for atrial fibrillation in a young cohort of patients referred for catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S77. 4. Nayyar S, Ganesan AN, Wilson L, Brooks AG, Chapman D, Kuklik P, Mahajan R, Baumert M, Young GD, Sanders P, Roberts-Thomson KC. High density mapping of ventricular scar- a comparison of ventricular tachycardia supporting channels with channels that do not support VT. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S85. 5. Schultz CD, Willoughby SR, Kumar S, Nair S, Sriastava A, Chandy S, John B, Sanders P. Acute improvements in left atria mechanical and vascular function following the reversal of chronic atrial stretch. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S161. 6. Schultz CD, Rangnekar G, Lim HS, Middeldorp ME, Brooks AG, Willoughby SR, Sanders P. Acute improvements in left atria mechanical and vascular function following the reversal of chronic atrial stretch. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S161-162. 7. Pathak RK, Abhayaratna WP, Wong C, Mahajan R, Ganesan A, Mehta A, Brooks AG, Alasady M, Sanders P. Biomarkers and recurrence of atrial fibrillation after successful cardioversion: Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S166. 8. McLellan AJ, Ling LH, Lee GA, Azzopardi S, Lee G, Kumar S, Wong MC, Lee JM, Walters RE, Looi KL, Halloran K, Stiles MK, Lever NA, Fynn SP, Heck PM, Sanders P, Morton JB, Kalman JM, Kistler PM. A minimal or maximal ablation strategy to achieve pulmonary vein isolation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: Acute outcomes. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S170-171. 9. Kuklik P, Molaee P, Ganesan AN, Brooks AG, Worthley SG, Sanders P. Regional assessment of atrial function in paroxysmal AF using 3D MRI geometry reconstruction. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S190. 10. Stolcman S, Brooks AG, Wilson L, Kuklik P, Middeldorp ME, Mahajan R, Pathak R, Ganesan AN, Nayyar S, Twomey D, Roberts-Thomson KC, Young GD, Sanders P. Measuring changes in AF dynamics with ablation: Is the mean atrial cycle length sufficient? Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S217. 11. Stolcman S, Brooks AG, Wilson L, Kuklik P, Middeldorp ME, Ganesan AN, Mahajan R, Pathak R, Nayyar S, Twomey D, Roberts-Thomson KC, Young GD, Sanders P. The changing dynamics of atrial cycle length prior to termination of AF during catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S217-218. 12. Rangnekar G, Brooks AG, Middeldorp ME, Kim J, Rasheed E, Drury K, Pancewicz E, Willoughby S, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Newly diagnosed paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: Triggers or substrate? Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S218. 13. Pathak RK, Abhayaratna WP, Mahajan R, Wong C, Ganesan A, Brooks A, Alasady M, Sanders P. The effect of inflammation on incident atrial fibrillation: Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S235. 14. Mahajan R, Brooks AG, Wood JP, Manavis J, Samuel C, Royce S, Grover S, Selvanayagam J, Roberts-Thomson KC, Young GD, Sanders P. Elevated atrial TGF-ß1 in obesity predicts atrial structural and electrophysiological remodeling in an obese ovine model. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S259. 15. Ganesan AN, Kuklik P, Brooks A, Mahajan R, Nayyar S, Pathak R, Wilson L, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Prospective evaluation of Shannon entropy mapping as an adjunctive atrial fibrillation ablation strategy to facilitate targeting of AF rotors. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S265. 16. Ganesan AN, Kuklik P, Brooks AG, Baumert M, Lim WW, Thanigaimani S, Nayyar S, Mahajan R, Roberts-Thomson K, Sanders P. Effect of electrogram recording conditions on Shannon entropy localization of the pivot zone of atrial fibrillation rotors. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S266. 17. Kalman J, Kumar S, Walters TE, Hepworth G, Kistler PM, Sanders P, Morton JB. Marked growth of catheter ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation over the past decade: A nationwide study with implications for health care policy, infrastructure and spending. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S288. 18. Wong CX, Sullivan T, Gan SW, Lee SW, Sun MT, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Fracture history is an independent predictor of incident atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S307. 19. Alasady M, Abhayaratna WP, Pathak RK, Chia N, Barlow D, Mahajan R, Lim H, Sanders P. The impact of coronary artery disease intervention on the incidence and prognosis of atrial fibrillation after acute myocardial infarction: A systematic review. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S307. 20. Lim HS, Willoughby SR, Schultz C, Alasady M, Lau DH, Mahajan R, Ganesan AN, Brooks AG, Roberts-Thomson KC, Young GD, Worthley MI, Sanders P. Platelet activation and endothelial dysfunction in patients with atrial fibrillation: Importance of co-morbid conditions. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S312. 21. Kuklik P, Lau DH, Alasady M, Ganesan AN, Mahajan R, Sanders P. Transient linking during AF depends on the AF substrate: Insights from high density mapping in models of chronic atrial remodeling. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S331. 22. Thanigaimani S, Lau DH, Brooks AG, Kuklik P, Mahajan R, Kuchel T, Sanders P. Reverse remodeling of the atrial substrate in a hypertensive ovine model: A chronic pharmacological intervention study. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S332. 23. Willoughby SR, Dickinson KM, Schultz CD, Clifton PM, Keogh JB, Worthley MI, Lau DH, Mahajan R, Sanders P. Impact of obesity and atrial fibrillation on arterial stiffness. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S379-380. 24. Verma A, Jiang CY, Betts TR, Chen J, Deisenhofer I, Mantovan R, Macle L, Morillo C, Sanders P. Changes in cycle length (CL) of atrial fibrillation are related to AF termination in patients undergoing catheter ablation of persistent AF: Insights from the multicenter, randomized STAR AF II trial. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S386. 25. Kuklik P, Lau DH, Ganesan AN, Alasady M, Mahajan R, Sanders P. Wave synchronization between left and right atria during AF: High density ovine mapping study in hypertensive, acute myocardial infarction and obesity models of atrial remodeling. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S399. 26. Mahajan R, Brooks AG, Shipp N, Thanigaimani S, Alasady M, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Epicardial and endocardial differences in electrophysiological remodeling of atria due to obesity and weight reduction. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: 401. 27. Thanigaimani S, Lau DH, Kuklik P, Brooks AG, Ganesan AN, Sanders P. Differences in bipolar electrogram characteristics during AF initiation and pre-termination: Comparing Shannon entropy with time and frequency domain measures. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S409. 28. Nayyar S, Baumert M, Hasan MA, Hunt J, Brooks AG, Young GD, Sanders P, Roberts-Thomson KC. Acute beta-adrenoceptor blockade fails to bring down repolarization instability in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy prone to ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S427. 29. Nayyar S, Kuklik P, Ganesan AN, Wilson L, Sullivan T, Brooks AG, Chapman D, Young GD, Sanders P, Roberts-Thomson KC. The standard model: A deductive strategy from multiple-deflection mapping in sinus rhythm for field localization of ventricular tachycardia supporting channels in ischemic cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S482-483. 30. Mahajan R, Brooks AG, Shipp N, Manavis J, Wood JP, Finnie J, Samuel C, Royce SG, Kuklik P, Alasady M, Lau DH, Selvanayagam JB, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. AF and obesity: Impact of weight reduction on the atrial substrate. Heart Rhythm 2013:10: S484. Awards in 2013
1. Dr Rajiv Mahajan, Heart Rhythm Society Young Investigator Award (Basic Science - First Prize); 2013.2. Ms Melissa Middeldorp, Best Abstract Prize by an Affiliate, Heart Rhythm Society; 2013.3. Dr. Han Lim, Parmley Prize, American College of Cardiology; 2013.4. Dr Darragh Twomey, Leo J. Mahar Electrophysiology Scolarship, University of Adelaide; 2013-2015.5. Prof Prash Sanders, NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship; University of Adelaide; 2013-2017.6. Dr. Han Lim, NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship; 2013-2016  

Entry last updated: Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013

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