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Peter Santucci
Peter Santucci
M.D., FACC, FAHA
Associate Professor
Fellowship Director, EPS
Medical Director, Implant Device Program
Cardiology
Specialties
Ablations for Arrhythmias, Pacemaker Devices, Arrhythmia, Defibrillator Devices, Ablation Catheter Applications for Complex Arrhythmias
Board Certifications
Cardiovascular Disease - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Publications
Al Chekakie,M. O.; Welles,C. C.; Metoyer,R.; Ibrahim,A.; Shapira,A. R.; Cytron,J.; Santucci,P.; Wilber,D. J.; Akar,J. G.Pericardial fat is independently associated with human atrial fibrillation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2010 ;56(10):784-788
Vasaiwala,S. C.; Finn,C.; Delpriore,J.; Leya,F.; Gagermeier,J.; Akar,J. G.; Santucci,P.; Dajani,K.; Bova,D.; Picken,M. M.; Basso,C.; Marcus,F.; Wilber,D. J.Prospective study of cardiac sarcoid mimicking arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2009 ;20(5):473-476
Santucci,P. A.; Varma,N.; Cytron,J.; Akar,J. G.; Wilber,D. J.; Al Chekakie,M. O.; Brysiewicz,N.Electroanatomic mapping of postpacing intervals clarifies the complete active circuit and variants in atrial flutter. Heart Rhythm 2009 ;6(11):1586-1595
Porter,M.; Spear,W.; Akar,J. G.; Helms,R.; Brysiewicz,N.; Santucci,P.; Wilber,D. J.Prospective study of atrial fibrillation termination during ablation guided by automated detection of fractionated electrograms. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2008 ;19(6):613-620
Akar,J. G.; Al Chekakie,M. O.; Fugate,T.; Moran,L.; Froloshki,B.; Varma,N.; Santucci,P.; Wilber,D. J.; Matsumura,M. E.Endothelial dysfunction in heart failure identifies responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy. Heart Rhythm 2008 ;5(9):1229-1235
Al Chekakie,M. O.; Akar,J. G.; Wang,F.; Al Muradi,H.; Wu,J.; Santucci,P.; Varma,N.; Wilber,D. J.The effects of statins and renin-angiotensin system blockers on atrial fibrillation recurrence following antral pulmonary vein isolation Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2007 ;18(9):942-946
Akar,J. G.; Al Chekakie,M. O.; Hai,A.; Brysiewicz,N.; Porter,M.; Varma,N.; Santucci,P.; Wilber,D. J.Surface electrocardiographic patterns and electrophysiologic characteristics of atrial flutter following modified radiofrequency MAZE procedures Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2007 ;18(4):349-355
Daniels,D. V.; Lu,Y. Y.; Morton,J. B.; Santucci,P. A.; Akar,J. G.; Green,A.; Wilber,D. J.Idiopathic epicardial left ventricular tachycardia originating remote from the sinus of Valsalva: electrophysiological characteristics, catheter ablation, and identification from the 12-lead electrocardiogram. Circulation 2006 ;113(13):1659-1666
Santucci,P. A.; Morton,J. B.; Picken,M. M.; Wilber,D. J.Electroanatomic mapping of the right ventricle in a patient with a giant epsilon wave, ventricular tachycardia, and cardiac sarcoidosis. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2004 ;15(9):1091-1094
Porter,M. J.; Morton,J. B.; Denman,R.; Lin,A. C.; Tierney,S.; Santucci,P. A.; Cai,J. J.; Madsen,N.; Wilber,D. J.Influence of age and gender on the mechanism of supraventricular tachycardia Heart Rhythm 2004 ;1(4):393-396
Education
Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency
Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Internal Medicine: General
Fellowship
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Cardiology
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Electrophysiology