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Dr Rajeev Pathak

Telephone +61 8 8222 2723
Position Electrophysiology Fellow & Doctoral Candidate
Email rajeev.pathak@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8222 2722
Building RAH - McEwin Bldg Department of Cardiology
Floor/Room 5
Campus Royal Adelaide Hospital
Org Unit Medicine

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Awards & Achievements

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS

1) William W. Parmley Award (Young Author achievement award), ACC, 2016
2) Samuel A. Young Clinical Investigator Award, AHA, Winner, November 2015
3) NIMMO Award for clinical research, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Winner 2015
4) Ralph Reader (Young Investigator award) presentation, Winner, August 2015
5) Late Breaking Clinical Trial, CARDIOSTIM, European Heart Rhythm Association, 2015
6) Late Breaking Clinical Trial, American College of Cardiology, 2015
7) Eric N. Prystowsky Fellow Clinical Research award, Heart Rhythm Society 2014
8) NIMMO, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Finalist 2014
9) Australian Post Graduate Award, 2012-2015

 

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

1. NHMRC Early career fellowship award, 2016-2019
2. University of Pennsylvania, 2015-2017
3. RACP Bushells Travelling Fellowship award, First Prize, 2006
4. McCredie-Wilcken Scholarship (Top ranked candidate), CSANZ, 2015
5. CSANZ AHA Travelling Fellowship, 2015
6. CSANZ travelling fellowship, 2015
7. Leo Maher Electrophysiology Scholarship, 2012-2015
8. Lions Medical Research Scholarship, 2012-2015
9. Australian Post Graduate Award, 2012-2015
10. SAHMRI Postdoctoral fellowship scholarship, 2015
11. University of Adelaide Florey postdoctoral fellowship award, 2015

 

 

Publications

ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS

1. Pathak, RK., Middeldorp, M., Meredith, M., Mehta, A., Lau, D., Sanders, P. Impact of CARDIOrespiratory FITness on Arrhythmia Recurrence in Obese Individuals with Atrial Fibrillation: The CARDIO-FIT Study. Journal of American college of Cardiology, 2015,65(20):2159-2169. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.03.002
2. Pathak, RK., Middeldorp, M., Meredith, M., Mehta, A., Lau, D., Sanders, P. Long-Term Effect of Goal directed Weight management in Atrial Fibrillation Cohort: A long-term follow-up Study (LEGACY Study). Journal of American college of Cardiology, 2015, 66(9):985-996. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.06.488
3. Pathak, RK., Middeldorp, M., Lau, D., Sanders, P. Aggressive Risk factor REduction STudy for Atrial Fibrillation (ARREST-AF Observational Cohort): implications for the outcome of ablation. Journal of American college of Cardiology, 2014; 64(21):2222-2231.
4. Pathak, RK; Mahajan, R; Lau, D; Sanders, P. Sleep Apnea and Cardiac Arrhythmia: A Timely Wake-Up Call! SLEEP, Vol. 38, No. 7, 2015
5. Pathak, RK, Lau DH, Sanders, P. The implications of obesity for cardiac arrhythmia: mechanisms and management. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, February 2015, Volume 31, Issue 2, Pages 203-210, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2014.10.027
6. A Elliott; R Mahajan; R K Pathak; D Lau; P Sanders. Exercise Training and Atrial Fibrillation: Further Evidence for the Importance of Lifestyle Change, Circulation,2016, doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.020800
7. Lau, DH; Schotten, U; Mahajan, R; Antic, N; Hatem, S; Pathak, RK; Hendriks, JH; Kalman, JM; Sanders, P. Novel mechanisms in the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation: practical applications. European Heart Journal. 2015. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehv375.
8. Elliott A, Pathak RK, Middeldrop, ME, Meredith M, Lau D, Mahajan R, Sanders P. Low cardiorespiratory fitness predicts arrhythmia recurrence in patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation. European Heart Journal. 2015 Aug 1 (Vol. 36, pp. 332-332)
9. Wong CX., Lee SW., Mahajan,R., Rangnekar,G., Pathak, RK, Twomey,D., Schultz,C., Ganesan,AN., Brooks,AG., Roberts-Thomson,KC., Brown,A., Lau,DH., Sanders,P. Underuse and Overuse of Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: A Study in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians. International Journal of Cardiology July 2015,Volume 191, Pages 20-24. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.03.064
10. Wong CX., Lee SW., Sullivan,T., Mahajan,R., Pathak, RK, Twomey,D., Ganesan,AN., Roberts-Thomson,KC., Lau,DH., Sanders,P. Obesity and the Risk of Incident, Post-operative and Post-ablation Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis of 626,603 Individuals in 51 studies. Journal of American college of Cardiology- Electrophysiology, 2015;1(3):139-152. doi:10.1016/j.jacep.2015.04.004
11. Wong CX, Lee SW, Gan S, Mahajan R, Pathak RK, Brooks AG, Roberts-Thomson KC, Brown A, Lau DH, Sanders P. Guideline adherence to anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation: a study in indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. European Heart Journal. 2015 Aug 1 (Vol. 36, pp. 1080-1080).
12. Parthiban,N; Esterman, A; Mahajan, R;Twomey, D; Pathak, RK; Lau, D; Roberts-Thomson K; Young, G; Sanders, P; Ganesan, A. Remote Monitoring of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Outcomes
13. Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC), 2015 (accepted manuscript)
14. Ganesan, A., Nandal, S., Lüker, J., Pathak, RK., Mahajan, R., Twomey, D., Lau, DH., Sanders, P. A Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Concomitant Left Ventricular Impairment: Systematic Review of Efficacy and Effect on Ejection Fraction. Heart, Lung, and Circulation, March 2015, Vol 24, Pages 2, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2014.09.012
15. Pathak, R., Mahajan, R., Sanders, P. Evolving therapies for Atrial Fibrillation: Focus on embolic Stroke. Cardiology Today, 2013; 3 (1): 19-24
16. Pathak, R., Lau DH, Sanders, P. Structural and functional remodeling of the left atrium: clinical and therapeutic implications for atrial fibrillation. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation, 2013; 6 (4)
17. Mahajan, R., Pathak, R., Lim, H., Willoughby., Sanders,P. Does Catheter Ablation of atrial fibrillation eliminate need for anticoagulation? Interventional Cardiology, Future Medical. 2013 vol. 5 (2) pp. 171-178
18. Wong, CX., Mahajan, R., Pathak, R., Twomey, D., Sanders, P. The Role of Pericardial and Epicardial Fat in Atrial Fibrillation Pathophysiology and Ablation Outcomes. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation. 2013; 5(5): 37-43
19. Farshid, A., Pathak, R., Shadbolt, B., Arnolda, L., & Talaulikar, G. (2013). Diastolic function is a strong predictor of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. BMC Nephrology, 2013, vol.14(1), 280. Doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-14-280

 

Books/Chapters

20. Pathak, R., Roberts-Thomson, K., McGavigan, A. Ventricular tachyarrhythmia in structurally normal hearts: causes, mechanisms, manifestations and treatment options. Book Chapter In: Traykov, editors. "Tachycardia: Risk Factors, Causes and Treatment Options" Nova Science Publishers


Reply/Letters to Editor

21. R K Pathak; A Elliott; R Mahajan;D Lau; P Sanders. BMI Reduction Decreases AF Recurrence Rate in a Mediterranean Cohort. J American College of Cardiology. 2015;66(20):2265-2266. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.08.885
22. R K Pathak; A Mehta; D Lau; P Sanders. Going Over LEGACY With a Pinch of Salt
J American College of Cardiology. 2015;66(17):1946-1946. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.07.077
23. A Elliott; R K Pathak;D Lau; P Sanders. Benefit of Exercise in Atrial Fibrillation: Diastolic Function Matters! J American College of Cardiology. 2016;67(10):1258-1259. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.12.041
24. R K Pathak; A Elliott; R Mahajan;D Lau; P Sanders. Atrial Fibrillation Is an Obesity-Related Outcome, Requiring a Body Composition-Neutral Assessment of Cardiorespiratory Fitness. J American College of Cardiology. 2016;67(3):349-350. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.10.069


ABSTRACTS

1. Pathak RK, Middeldorp ME, Lau DH, Sanders P. Aggressive Risk factor REduction STudy: Implications for the Substrate for Atrial Fibrillation (ARREST-AF Substrate Study). Circulation, vol 132, Supp 3, 2015
2. Pathak RK, Middeldorp ME, Lau DH, Sanders P. Aggressive risk factor management reduces platelet activation and improves endothelial function in patients with AF: Implications on stroke risk. Heart Rhythm 2015
3. Pathak RK, Lau DH, Sanders Long term outcomes of Weight loss : implications on AF ablation outcomes . Heart Rhythm 2015
4. Pathak RK, Elliott A, Sanders Cardiorespiratory fitness and AF ablation outcomes, Heart Rhythm 2015
5. Pathak RK, Lau DH, Sanders Long term effects of goal directed weight management in AF Cohort- A long term follow up study (LEGACY), American College of Cardiology, 2015
6. Pathak RK, Middeldorp ME, Lau DH, Sanders P. Aggressive risk factor reduction study for atrial fibrillation (ARREST-AF): Implications for ablation outcomes. Heart Rhythm 2014:11: S75.
7. Pathak RK, Evans M, Middeldorp ME, Mehta A, Mahajan R, Twomey D, Ganesan AN, Abhayaratna W, Lau DH, Sanders P. Cost effectiveness of risk factor management in atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm 2014:11: S489.
8. Stolcman S, Twomey D, Mahajan R, Wilson L, Ganesan AN, Pathak RK, Lau DH, Sanders P. Focal atrial tachycardia originating from anterior interventricular vein-coronary sinus junction. Heart Rhythm 2014:11: S2.
9. Thanigaimani S, Mahajan R, Brooks AG, Kuklik P, Twomey DJ, Pathak RK, Kelly D, Sanders P, Lau DH. Tranilast has similar efficacy as antihypertensive drugs in the prevention of atrial remodeling in hypertensive sheep. Heart Rhythm 2014:11: S32.
10. Chapman DG, Mahajan R, Brooks AG, Ganesan AN, Kuklik P, Pathak RK, Twomey DJ, Lau DH, Sanders P. Activation mapping during organized AF shows similarities in persistent and paroxysmal patients. Heart Rhythm 2014:11: S52.
11. Wilson L, Lau D, Ganesan A, Stolcman S, Chapman D, Twomey D, Mahajan R, Pathak RK, Roberts-Thomson K, Young G, Sanders P. Left atrial diverticula: Frequency characteristics and clinical implications. Heart Rhythm 2014:11: S53.
12. Middeldorp ME, Mahajan R, Pathak RK, Twomey D, Ganesan A, Lau D, Sanders P. Device advisories: Premature termination of EnRhythm devices. Heart Rhythm 2014:11: S108.
13. Wilson L, Mahajan R, Kutieleh R, Stolcman S, Harrington J, Middeldorp ME, Ganesan A, Pathak RK, Twomey D, Lau D, Sanders P. Focal atrial tachycardia arising from a left atrial diverticulum. Heart Rhythm 2014:11: S425.
14. Ganesan AN, Twomey DJ, Foote J, Stolcman S, Harrington J, Mahajan R, Pathak RK, Young G, Roberts-Thomson KC, Lau DH, Sanders P. High density tip electrodes during radiofrequency ablation: Initial clinical experience for ablation of right atrial macroreentry. Heart Rhythm 2014:11: S359.
15. Twomey DJ, Brooks AG, Pathak RK, Rangnekar G, Schultz CD, Mahajan R, Middeldorp ME, Lee L, Ganesan AN, Lau DH, Sanders P. Higher atrial premature beat burden in patients with lone paroxysmal AF compared to those with an abnormal substrate. Heart Rhythm 2014:11: S230-231.
16. Stolcman S, Wilson L, Chapman D, Twomey D, Mahajan R, Ganesan AN, Pathak RK, Alasady M, Young GD, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Longer atrial refractory period in patients with atrial fibrillation remote from arrhythmia may reflect underlying structural remodeling. Heart Rhythm 2014:11: S174.
17. Stolcman S, Wilson L, Twomey D, Mahajan R, Ganesan AN, Pathak RK, Alasady M, Young GD, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Is atrial effective refractory period correlated with QT interval? Implications for atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm 2014:11: S498.
18. Ganesan AN, Kuklik P, Brooks A, Wilson L, Nayyar, S, Mahajan R, Pathak R, Twomey D, Sanders P. Directed ablation of regions of high Shannon entropy as potential marker of AF rotors: initial clinical experience. J Arrhythmia 2013; 29: i11.
19. Twomey DJ, Ganesan AG, Mahajan R, Stolcman S, Pathak R, Sanders P. High density mini-electrode mapping during ablation: first human experience during catheter ablation of cavo-tricuspid isthmus dependent macro-rentry. J Arrhythmia 2013; 29: i64.
20. Willoughby SR, Lau D, Schultz C, Nayyar S, Mahajan R, Pathak R, Middeldorp ME, Sanders P. Measurement of arterial stiffness in patients with atrial fibrillation. J Arrhythmia 2013; 29: i121.
21. Ganesan AN, Kuklik P, Brooks A, Wilson L, Nayyar, S, Mahajan R, Pathak R, Twomey D, Sanders P. Directed ablation of regions of high Shannon entropy as potential marker of AF rotors: initial clinical experience. J Arrhythmia 2013; 29: i11.
22. Pathak R, Middeldorp M, Mahajan R, Twomey D, Brooks A, Alasady M, Abhayaratna W, Kalman J, Sanders P. Importance of aggressive risk factor management on outcomes after AF ablation. Heart, Lung, and Circulation 2013: 22S: S114.
23. Mahajan R, Smith A, Middeldorp M, Wilson L, Pathak R, Twomey D, Ganesan A, Lau D, Roberts-Thomson K, Sanders P. Supraventricular tachycardia as a trigger for atrial fibrillation in a young cohort of patients referred for catheter ablation. Heart, Lung, and Circulation 2013: 22S: S120-121.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. 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.
29. 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.
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. Wong CX, Brooks AG, Sun MT, Lau DH, Leong DP, Pathak R, Mahajan R, Worthley MI, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Global variation in the incidence of myocardial infarction: Increasing nationwide trends in Australia from 1993-2010. Circulation 2012; 21S: 126.
33. Pathak RK, Abhayaratna WP, Mehta A, Lau D, Alasady M, Sanders P. Biomarkers and recurrence of atrial fibrillation after successful cardioversion: Results of a meta-analysis. Circulation 2012; 21S: 126.
34. Wong CX, Sun MT, Mahajan R, Pathak R, Leong DP, Lau DH, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Obesity and the risk of atrial fibrillation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Circulation 2012; 21S: 126.
35. Pathak RK, Abhayaratna WP, Mehta A, Lau DH, Alasady M, Sanders P. The effect of inflammation on incident atrial fibrillation: Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis. Circulation 2012; 21S: 126.
36. Wong CX, Sun MT, Pathak R, Mahajan R, Lau DH, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Body mass index predicts postoperative atrial fibrillation: Results of a contemporary meta-analysis. Circulation 2012; 21S: 126.
37. Pathak RK, Abhayaratna WP, Sen J, Mahajan R, Nayyar S, Ganesan A, Brooks A, Lau DH, Alasady M, Sanders P. The effect of inflammation on incident atrial fibrillation: Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Arrhythmia 2012; 28: D-4, 226.
38. Mahajan R, Brooks A, Shipp N, Abed H, Thanigaimani S, Alasady M, Ganesan A, Nayyar S, Pathak R, Roberts-Thomson K, Sanders P. Obesity and atrial fibrillation: Endocardial electroanatomic and structural remodelling with obesity in an ovine model. J Arrhythmia 2012; 28: D-8, 230.
39. Pathak RK, Abhayaratna WP, Sen J, Brooks A, Mahajan R, Nayyar S, Ganesan A, Lau D, Alasady M, Sanders P. Biomarkers and recurrence of atrial fibrillation after successful cardioversion: Results of a meta-analysis and systematic review. J Arrhythmia 2012; 28: E-15, 250.
40. Mahajan R, Lim H, Brooks A, Alasady M, Nayyar S, Ganesan A, Abed H, Pathak R, Roberts-Thomson K, Waddy P, Sanders P. Left atrial appendage closure in patients with contra-indication to warfarin. J Arrhythmia 2012; 28: E-15, 497.
41. Brooks A, Kuklik P, Ganesan A, Mahajan R, Baumert M, Nayyar S, Pathak R, Roberts-Thomson K, Sanders P. Point-by-point CFAE mapping: Are we mapping region specific or temporal variance? J Arrhythmia 2012; 28: A-16, 607.
42. Alasady M, Abhayaratna WP, Pathak RK, Chia N, Mehta A, Nayyar S, Mahajan R, Lim HS, Roberts-Thomson KC, Sanders P. Impact of coronary artery disease intervention on the incidence and prognosis of atrial fibrillation after acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review. Heart Rhythm 2012: 9: S310.
43. Pathak, R., Alasady, M., Talaulikar, G., & Farshid, A. Clinical Variables Predictive of Mortality in ESRD Patients. Heart, Lung and Circulation 2011, Volume 20, supplement 2, Pages S203-S204
44. Pathak, R., Cox, L., Marley, P., & Farshid, A. Pre-hospital Diagnosis of STEMI and Impact on Door to Balloon Time (TCH-AMI Study). Heart, Lung and Circulation 2011, Vol. 19,Supplement 2, Page S147
45. Pathak, R., Farshid, A., Alasady, M., Talaulikar, G., & Arnolda, L. Which Echocardiographic Parameters Predict Mortality in ESRD Patients? Heart, Lung and Circulation 2011, Vol. 20,Supplement 2, Page S198.
46. Chia, P, Pathak, R., Samantha, R., & Farshid, A. Predictors of Severity of Angiographic Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with First Presentation of ACS. Heart, Lung and Circulation 2010, Vol. 19, Supplement 2, Page S265

 

Professional Associations

American heart Association

Heart Rhythm Society 

European Heart Rhythm Society

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zeland

Community Engagement

 

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CategoriesMedicine & Medical Research
ExpertiseArrhythmia Atrial Fibrillation Cardiac Arrhythmias Palpitation Sudden Cardiac Death Cardiac Arrest Cardiac Risk Factors
NotesACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS 1) Eric N. Prystowsky Fellow Clinical Research award, Heart Rhythm Society 2014 2) Australian Post Graduate Award, 2012-2015 3) Leo Maher Electrophysiology Scholarship, 2012-2015 4) Lions Medical Research Scholarship, 2012-2015 ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide FRACP, Royal Australasian college of Physician, 2012 MBBS
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