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Benjamin J Scherlag

TitleRegents Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
DepartmentHeart Rhythm Institute
Address1200 Everett Dr
Oklahoma City OK 73104-5047
Phone405/271-9696
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    R01HL032191     (SCHERLAG, BENJAMIN J)May 1, 1984 - Apr 30, 1988
    NIH/NHLBI
    NEW METHODS FOR TESTING EFFICACY OF ANTIARRHYTHMIC DRUGS
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21AT001694     (SCHERLAG, BENJAMIN J)Jul 1, 2003 - Mar 31, 2006
    NIH/NCCIH
    Towards a Non-Invasive Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Liu Y, Scherlag BJ, Fan Y, Xia W, Huang H, Po SS. Acetylcholine-Atropine Interactions: Paradoxical Effects on Atrial Fibrillation Inducibility. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2017 Jun; 69(6):369-373. PMID: 28328743.
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    2. Patterson E, Scherlag BJ. Slow antegrade excitation and delayed retrograde activation through an "inexcitable zone": A basis for arrhythmia formation in infarcted myocardium ex vivo. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2017 Jun 01. PMID: 28570022.
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    3. Scherlag BJ. To the Editor- His bundle pacing. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Apr; 14(4):e49. PMID: 28065830.
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    4. Stavrakis S, Dyer JW, Koomson E, Scherlag BJ, Bhardwaj B, Lazzara R, Po SS. Spectral Analysis of Baseline Electrocardiogram During Atrial Fibrillation Predicts Response to Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy in Patients With Persistent Atrial Fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016 Aug 10. PMID: 27506321.
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    5. Scherlag BJ, Lazzara R. Functional aspects of His bundle physiology and pathophysiology: Clinical implications. J Electrocardiol. 2017 Jan - Feb; 50(1):151-155. PMID: 27539164.
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    6. Scherlag BJ. When nerves go awry: The multiple ways to treat atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2016 Nov; 13(11):2118. PMID: 27424077.
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    7. Lo LW, Chang HY, Scherlag BJ, Lin YJ, Chou YH, Lin WL, Chen SA, Po SS. Temporary Suppression of Cardiac Ganglionated Plexi Leads to Long-Term Suppression of Atrial Fibrillation: Evidence of Early Autonomic Intervention to Break the Vicious Cycle of "AF Begets AF". J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jul 05; 5(7). PMID: 27381759.
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    8. Stavrakis S, Dyer JW, Scherlag BJ, Khan Z, Yeung P, Chohan J, Po SS. Spectral Analysis of Electrocardiograms in Patients with Inducible Atrial Fibrillation after Catheter Ablation Predicts Sinus Rhythm Maintenance. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2017 Jan; 22(1). PMID: 27226336.
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    9. Scherlag BJ, Sun J, He B, Po SS. Optimal Sites for Renal Artery Denervation: Relation to atrial fibrillation ablation. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Apr 15; 209:330-1. PMID: 26922295.
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    10. Li H, Murphy T, Zhang L, Huang B, Veitla V, Scherlag BJ, Kem DC, Yu X. ß1-Adrenergic and M2 Muscarinic Autoantibodies and Thyroid Hormone Facilitate Induction of Atrial Fibrillation in Male Rabbits. Endocrinology. 2016 Jan; 157(1):16-22. PMID: 26517045.
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    11. Li H, Zhang L, Huang B, Veitla V, Scherlag BJ, Cunningham MW, Aston CE, Kem DC, Yu X. A peptidomimetic inhibitor suppresses the inducibility of ß1-adrenergic autoantibody-mediated cardiac arrhythmias in the rabbit. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2015 Dec; 44(3):205-12. PMID: 26446828.
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    12. Scherlag BJ. Ablation of Ganglionated Plexi in the Long Term: Is Half a Loaf as Good as None? Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Oct; 8(5):1014-6. PMID: 26487622.
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    13. Zhang L, Po SS, Wang H, Scherlag BJ, Li H, Sun J, Lu Y, Ma Y, Hou Y. Autonomic Remodeling: How Atrial Fibrillation Begets Atrial Fibrillation in the First 24 Hours. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2015 Sep; 66(3):307-15. PMID: 25970842.
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    14. Stavrakis S, Humphrey MB, Scherlag BJ, Hu Y, Jackman WM, Nakagawa H, Lockwood D, Lazzara R, Po SS. Low-level transcutaneous electrical vagus nerve stimulation suppresses atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Mar 10; 65(9):867-75. PMID: 25744003; PMCID: PMC4352201.
    15. Stavrakis S, Nakagawa H, Po SS, Scherlag BJ, Lazzara R, Jackman WM. The role of the autonomic ganglia in atrial fibrillation. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Mar-Apr; 1(1-2):1-13. PMID: 26301262.
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    16. Scherlag BJ. The many facets of electrical stimulation of vagus nerves. Exp Physiol. 2015 Mar; 100(3):230. PMID: 25720662.
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    17. Sun J, Scherlag BJ, He BO, Shen X, Gao M, Zhang L, Li Y, Po SS. Electrical Stimulation of Vascular Autonomic Nerves: Effects on Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, and Arrhythmias. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Jul; 38(7):825-30. PMID: 25640056.
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    18. Li H, Kem DC, Zhang L, Huang B, Liles C, Benbrook A, Gali H, Veitla V, Scherlag BJ, Cunningham MW, Yu X. Novel retro-inverso peptide inhibitor reverses angiotensin receptor autoantibody-induced hypertension in the rabbit. Hypertension. 2015 Apr; 65(4):793-9. PMID: 25691619; PMCID: PMC4359052.
    19. Zhang L, Huang B, Scherlag BJ, Ritchey JW, Embi AA, Hu J, Hou Y, Po SS. Structural changes in the progression of atrial fibrillation: potential role of glycogen and fibrosis as perpetuating factors. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2015; 8(2):1712-8. PMID: 25973058; PMCID: PMC4396299.
    20. Huang B, Scherlag BJ, Yu L, Lu Z, He B, Jiang H. Renal sympathetic denervation for treatment of ventricular arrhythmias: a review on current experimental and clinical findings. Clin Res Cardiol. 2015 Jul; 104(7):535-43. PMID: 25596725.
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    21. Gao M, Zhang L, Scherlag BJ, Huang B, Stavrakis S, Hou YM, Hou Y, Po SS. Low-level vagosympathetic trunk stimulation inhibits atrial fibrillation in a rabbit model of obstructive sleep apnea. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Apr; 12(4):818-24. PMID: 25533582.
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    22. Yu L, Dyer JW, Scherlag BJ, Stavrakis S, Sha Y, Sheng X, Garabelli P, Jacobson J, Po SS. The use of low-level electromagnetic fields to suppress atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Apr; 12(4):809-17. PMID: 25533588.
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    23. Embi AA, Scherlag BJ. An endocrine hypothesis for the genesis of atrial fibrillation: the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis response to stress and glycogen accumulation in atrial tissues. N Am J Med Sci. 2014 Nov; 6(11):586-90. PMID: 25535608; PMCID: PMC4264295.
    24. Embi AA, Scherlag BJ, Ritchey JW. Glycogen and the propensity for atrial fibrillation: intrinsic anatomic differences in glycogen in the left and right atria in the goat heart. N Am J Med Sci. 2014 Oct; 6(10):510-5. PMID: 25489563; PMCID: PMC4215488.
    25. Huang B, Yu L, Scherlag BJ, Wang S, He B, Yang K, Liao K, Lu Z, He W, Zhang L, Po SS, Jiang H. Left renal nerves stimulation facilitates ischemia-induced ventricular arrhythmia by increasing nerve activity of left stellate ganglion. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014 Nov; 25(11):1249-56. PMID: 25066536.
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    26. Scherlag BJ, Jackman WM. Unravelling the paradoxical effects of ganglia ablation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Aug; 7(4):570-2. PMID: 25140017.
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    27. Li H, Scherlag BJ, Kem DC, Benbrook A, Zhang L, Huang B, Cunningham MW, Lazzara R, Yu X. Atrial tachyarrhythmias induced by the combined effects of ß1/2-adrenergic autoantibodies and thyroid hormone in the rabbit. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2014 Aug; 7(6):581-9. PMID: 24903978.
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    28. Male S, Scherlag BJ. Role of neural modulation in the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation. Indian J Med Res. 2014 Apr; 139(4):512-22. PMID: 24927337; PMCID: PMC4078489.
    29. Li H, Scherlag BJ, Kem DC, Zillner C, Male S, Thirunavukkarasu S, Shen X, Benbrook A, Pitha JV, Lazzara R, Yu X. The Propensity for Inducing Atrial Fibrillation: A Comparative Study on Old versus Young Rabbits. J Aging Res. 2014; 2014:684918. PMID: 24719763; PMCID: PMC3955625.
    30. Stavrakis S, Jackman WM, Nakagawa H, Sun Y, Xu Q, Beckman KJ, Lockwood D, Scherlag BJ, Lazzara R, Po SS. Risk of coronary artery injury with radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation of epicardial posteroseptal accessory pathways within the coronary venous system. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Feb; 7(1):113-9. PMID: 24365648.
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    31. Li H, Scherlag BJ, Kem DC, Benbrook A, Shen X, Cunningham MW, Lazzara R, Aston CE, Yu X. Inducible cardiac arrhythmias caused by enhanced ß1-adrenergic autoantibody expression in the rabbit. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 Feb; 306(3):H422-8. PMID: 24271491; PMCID: PMC3920144.
    32. Scherlag MA, Scherlag BJ. A randomized comparison of pulmonary vein isolation with versus without concomitant renal artery denervation in patients with refractory symptomatic atrial fibrillation and resistant hypertension. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Sep 17; 62(12):1129-30. PMID: 23810880.
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    33. Scherlag BJ, Po SS. GP or no GP, is that the question? Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2013 Jun; 6(3):458-9. PMID: 23778247.
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    34. Liu Y, Scherlag BJ, Fan Y, Mao J, Hepler E, Varma V, Male S, Xia W, Huang H, Po SS. Experimental model of focal atrial tachycardia: clinical correlates. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Aug; 24(8):909-13. PMID: 23621576.
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    35. Lo LW, Scherlag BJ, Chang HY, Lin YJ, Chen SA, Po SS. Paradoxical long-term proarrhythmic effects after ablating the "head station" ganglionated plexi of the vagal innervation to the heart. Heart Rhythm. 2013 May; 10(5):751-7. PMID: 23357542.
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    36. Scherlag BJ, Scherlag MA. Letter to the editor in response to the Ukena et al. article regarding the effects of renal denervation on HR and AV conduction. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 30; 168(2):1535. PMID: 23290083.
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    37. Embi A, Scherlag BJ, Embi PJ, Menes M, Po SS. Targeted cellular ionic calcium chelation by oxalates: Implications for the treatment of tumor cells. Cancer Cell Int. 2012 Dec 08; 12(1):51. PMID: 23216811; PMCID: PMC3541088.
    38. Yu L, Scherlag BJ, Li S, Fan Y, Dyer J, Male S, Varma V, Sha Y, Stavrakis S, Po SS. Low-level transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve: a noninvasive approach to treat the initial phase of atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2013 Mar; 10(3):428-35. PMID: 23183191.
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    39. Li H, Scherlag BJ, Kem DC, Zillner C, Male S, Thirunavukkarasu S, Shen X, Pitha JV, Cunningham MW, Lazzara R, Yu X. Atrial tachycardia provoked in the presence of activating autoantibodies to ß2-adrenergic receptor in the rabbit. Heart Rhythm. 2013 Mar; 10(3):436-41. PMID: 23178688; PMCID: PMC3723380.
    40. Stavrakis S, Scherlag BJ, Fan Y, Liu Y, Mao J, Varma V, Lazzara R, Po SS. Inhibition of atrial fibrillation by low-level vagus nerve stimulation: the role of the nitric oxide signaling pathway. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2013 Apr; 36(3):199-208. PMID: 23179922.
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    41. Liu Y, Scherlag BJ, Fan Y, Varma V, Male S, Chaudhry MA, Huang C, Po SS. Inducibility of atrial fibrillation after GP ablations and "autonomic blockade": evidence for the pathophysiological role of the nonadrenergic and noncholinergic neurotransmitters. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Feb; 24(2):188-95. PMID: 23066921.
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    42. Scherlag BJ. To the Editor--Disease modification by autonomic nerve stimulation. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Nov; 9(11):e22-3. PMID: 23032868.
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    43. He B, Scherlag BJ, Nakagawa H, Lazzara R, Po SS. The intrinsic autonomic nervous system in atrial fibrillation: a review. ISRN Cardiol. 2012; 2012:490674. PMID: 22778995; PMCID: PMC3385664.
    44. Mao J, Scherlag BJ, Liu Y, Fan Y, Varma V, Stavrakis S, Po SS. The atrial neural network as a substrate for atrial fibrillation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2012 Oct; 35(1):3-9. PMID: 22695762.
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    45. Stavrakis S, Scherlag BJ, Fan Y, Liu Y, Liu Q, Mao J, Cai H, Lazzara R, Po SS. Antiarrhythmic effects of vasostatin-1 in a canine model of atrial fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2012 Jul; 23(7):771-7. PMID: 22487376.
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    46. Stavrakis S, Scherlag BJ, Po SS. Autonomic modulation: an emerging paradigm for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012 Apr; 5(2):247-8. PMID: 22511657.
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    47. Liu Y, Scherlag BJ, Yagi T, Patterson E, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Po SS. Extra- and intracellular recordings from the avjunction: discerning the mechanisms for irregular ventricular responses during supraventricular arrhythmias. Acta Cardiol. 2012 Apr; 67(2):221-9. PMID: 22641980.
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    48. Jackman WM, Scherlag BJ. Nature of electrogram fractionation during atrial fibrillation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012 Feb; 5(1):5-7. PMID: 22334428.
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    49. Yu L, Scherlag BJ, Sha Y, Li S, Sharma T, Nakagawa H, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Jiang H, Po SS. Interactions between atrial electrical remodeling and autonomic remodeling: how to break the vicious cycle. Heart Rhythm. 2012 May; 9(5):804-9. PMID: 22214613.
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    50. Scherlag BJ, Nakagawa H, Lazzara R, Po SS. Learning without burning: emerging knowledge of the autonomic innervation of the heart. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Nov; 34(11):1457-9. PMID: 21883311.
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    51. Moers AM, Scherlag BJ, Niu G, Lu Z, Ghias M, Lazzara R, Jackman WM, Po SS. Pharmacological prevention and termination of focal atrial fibrillation. Europace. 2012 Mar; 14(3):426-30. PMID: 21933797.
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    52. Po SS, Scherlag BJ. CFAE: "I know it when I see it!" But what does it mean? J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2012 Jan; 23(1):34-5. PMID: 21914027.
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    53. Sha Y, Scherlag BJ, Yu L, Sheng X, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Po SS. Low-level right vagal stimulation: anticholinergic and antiadrenergic effects. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Oct; 22(10):1147-53. PMID: 21489033.
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    54. Sheng X, Scherlag BJ, Yu L, Li S, Ali R, Zhang Y, Fu G, Nakagawa H, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Po SS. Prevention and reversal of atrial fibrillation inducibility and autonomic remodeling by low-level vagosympathetic nerve stimulation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Feb 01; 57(5):563-71. PMID: 21272747.
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    55. Yu L, Scherlag BJ, Dormer K, Nguyen KT, Pope C, Fung KM, Po SS. Autonomic denervation with magnetic nanoparticles. Circulation. 2010 Dec 21; 122(25):2653-9. PMID: 21135360.
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    56. Lu Z, Scherlag BJ, Niu G, Lin J, Fung KM, Zhao L, Yu L, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Jiang H, Po SS. Functional properties of the superior vena cava (SVC)-aorta ganglionated plexus: evidence suggesting an autonomic basis for rapid SVC firing. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010 Dec; 21(12):1392-9. PMID: 20455993.
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    57. Scherlag BJ, Nakagawa H, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Po SS. Non-pharmacological, non-ablative approaches for the treatment of atrial fibrillation: experimental evidence and potential clinical implications. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2011 Feb; 4(1):35-41. PMID: 21057908.
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    58. Lu Z, Scherlag BJ. Local electrocardiograms do not reflect the site of onset of atrial fibrillation. J Electrocardiol. 2010 Nov-Dec; 43(6):727. PMID: 20888009.
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    59. Yu L, Scherlag BJ, Li S, Sheng X, Lu Z, Nakagawa H, Zhang Y, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Jiang H, Po SS. Low-level vagosympathetic nerve stimulation inhibits atrial fibrillation inducibility: direct evidence by neural recordings from intrinsic cardiac ganglia. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Apr; 22(4):455-63. PMID: 20946225.
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    60. Li S, Zhang Z, Scherlag BJ, Po SS. Atrial Fibrillation in Athletes - The Story Behind The Running Hearts. J Atr Fibrillation. 2010 Mar-May; 2(5):231. PMID: 28496651.
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    61. Patterson E, Scherlag BJ, Lazzara R. Stable patterns of AH block arising from longitudinal dissociation and reentry within the superfused rabbit AV junction. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2010 Jun; 28(1):5-18. PMID: 20131089.
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    62. Li S, Scherlag BJ, Yu L, Sheng X, Zhang Y, Ali R, Dong Y, Ghias M, Po SS. Low-level vagosympathetic stimulation: a paradox and potential new modality for the treatment of focal atrial fibrillation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2009 Dec; 2(6):645-51. PMID: 19948505.
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    63. Ghias M, Scherlag BJ, Lu Z, Niu G, Moers A, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Po SS. The role of ganglionated plexi in apnea-related atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Nov 24; 54(22):2075-83. PMID: 19926016.
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    64. Nakagawa H, Scherlag BJ, Patterson E, Ikeda A, Lockwood D, Jackman WM. Pathophysiologic basis of autonomic ganglionated plexus ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Dec; 6(12 Suppl):S26-34. PMID: 19959140.
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    65. Lockwood D, Nakagawa H, Peyton MD, Edgerton JR, Scherlag BJ, Sivaram CA, Po SS, Beckman KJ, Abedin M, Jackman WM. Linear left atrial lesions in minimally invasive surgical ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation: techniques for assessing conduction block across surgical lesions. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Dec; 6(12 Suppl):S50-63. PMID: 19959145.
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    66. Po SS, Yu L, Scherlag BJ. Cardiac autonomic nervous system: a tug of war between the big brain and little brain--friends or foes? Heart Rhythm. 2009 Dec; 6(12):1780-1. PMID: 19959129.
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    67. Scherlag BJ, Nakagawa H, Patterson E, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Po SS. The Autonomic Nervous System and Atrial Fibrillation:The Roles of Pulmonary Vein Isolation and Ganglionated Plexi Ablation. J Atr Fibrillation. 2009 Aug-Sep; 2(2):177. PMID: 28496632.
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    68. Lu Z, Scherlag BJ, Lin J, Yu L, Guo JH, Niu G, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Jiang H, Po SS. Autonomic mechanism for initiation of rapid firing from atria and pulmonary veins: evidence by ablation of ganglionated plexi. Cardiovasc Res. 2009 Nov 01; 84(2):245-52. PMID: 19520703; PMCID: PMC2764506.
    69. Niu G, Scherlag BJ, Lu Z, Ghias M, Zhang Y, Patterson E, Dasari TW, Zacharias S, Lazzara R, Jackman WM, Po SS. An acute experimental model demonstrating 2 different forms of sustained atrial tachyarrhythmias. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2009 Aug; 2(4):384-92. PMID: 19808494.
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    70. Lin J, Scherlag BJ, Niu G, Lu Z, Patterson E, Liu S, Lazzara R, Jackman WM, Po SS. Autonomic elements within the ligament of Marshall and inferior left ganglionated plexus mediate functions of the atrial neural network. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009 Mar; 20(3):318-24. PMID: 19261040.
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    71. Zhang Y, Scherlag BJ, Lu Z, Niu GD, Yamanashi WS, Hogan C, Fields J, Ghias M, Lazzara R, Jackman WM, Po S. Comparison of atrial fibrillation inducibility by electrical stimulation of either the extrinsic or the intrinsic autonomic nervous systems. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2009 Jan; 24(1):5-10. PMID: 18810624.
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    72. Lu Z, Scherlag BJ, Lin J, Niu G, Fung KM, Zhao L, Ghias M, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Jiang H, Po SS. Atrial fibrillation begets atrial fibrillation: autonomic mechanism for atrial electrical remodeling induced by short-term rapid atrial pacing. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2008 Aug; 1(3):184-92. PMID: 19808412; PMCID: PMC2766842.
    73. Lin J, Scherlag BJ, Lu Z, Zhang Y, Liu S, Patterson E, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Po SS. Inducibility of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias along the ligament of marshall: role of autonomic factors. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008 Sep; 19(9):955-62. PMID: 18399969.
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    74. Zhou J, Scherlag BJ, Niu G, Hou Y, Lu Z, Zhang Y, Ding Y, Lazzara R, Jackman WM, Po SS. Anatomy and physiology of the right interganglionic nerve: implications for the pathophysiology of inappropriate sinus tachycardia. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008 Sep; 19(9):971-6. PMID: 18373665.
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    75. Lu Z, Scherlag BJ, Lin J, Niu G, Ghias M, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Jiang H, Po SS. Autonomic mechanism for complex fractionated atrial electrograms: evidence by fast fourier transform analysis. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008 Aug; 19(8):835-42. PMID: 18373603.
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    76. Patterson E, Scherlag BJ, Zhou J, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Coscia D, Po S. Antifibrillatory actions of cisatracurium: an atrial specific M2 receptor antagonist. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008 Aug; 19(8):861-8. PMID: 18363689.
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    77. Patterson E, Lu Z, Lin J, Scherlag BJ, Po SS, Coscia D, Lazzara R. Antifibrillatory properties of mivacurium in a canine model of atrial fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2008 Mar; 51(3):293-303. PMID: 18356695.
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    78. Scherlag BJ, Hou YL, Lin J, Lu Z, Zacharias S, Dasari T, Niu G, Ghias M, Patterson E, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Po SS. An acute model for atrial fibrillation arising from a peripheral atrial site: evidence for primary and secondary triggers. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008 May; 19(5):519-27. PMID: 18266671.
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    79. Lin J, Scherlag BJ, Zhou J, Lu Z, Patterson E, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Po SS. Autonomic mechanism to explain complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE). J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2007 Nov; 18(11):1197-205. PMID: 17916143.
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    80. Patterson E, Scherlag BJ, Lazzara R, Garrison GL, Berlin KD. Electrophysiologic actions of d,l-sotalol and GLG-V-13 in ischemically injured canine epicardium. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2007 Sep; 50(3):304-13. PMID: 17878760.
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    81. Patterson E, Jackman WM, Beckman KJ, Lazzara R, Lockwood D, Scherlag BJ, Wu R, Po S. Spontaneous pulmonary vein firing in man: relationship to tachycardia-pause early afterdepolarizations and triggered arrhythmia in canine pulmonary veins in vitro. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2007 Sep; 18(10):1067-75. PMID: 17655663.
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    82. Hou Y, Scherlag BJ, Lin J, Zhang Y, Lu Z, Truong K, Patterson E, Lazzara R, Jackman WM, Po SS. Ganglionated plexi modulate extrinsic cardiac autonomic nerve input: effects on sinus rate, atrioventricular conduction, refractoriness, and inducibility of atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Jul 03; 50(1):61-8. PMID: 17601547.
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    83. Zhou J, Scherlag BJ, Edwards J, Jackman WM, Lazzara R, Po SS. Gradients of atrial refractoriness and inducibility of atrial fibrillation due to stimulation of ganglionated plexi. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2007 Jan; 18(1):83-90. PMID: 17229305.
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    84. Hou Y, Scherlag BJ, Lin J, Zhou J, Song J, Zhang Y, Patterson E, Lazzara R, Jackman WM, Po SS. Interactive atrial neural network: Determining the connections between ganglionated plexi. Heart Rhythm. 2007 Jan; 4(1):56-63. PMID: 17198991.
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    85. Rashid A, Hines M, Scherlag BJ, Yamanashi WS, Lovallo W. The effects of caffeine on the inducibility of atrial fibrillation. J Electrocardiol. 2006 Oct; 39(4):421-5. PMID: 16919674; PMCID: PMC2257921.
    86. Scherlag BJ, Patterson E, Po SS. The neural basis of atrial fibrillation. J Electrocardiol. 2006 Oct; 39(4 Suppl):S180-3. PMID: 16920142.
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    87. Scherlag BJ. Re: Vagal denervation and atrial fibrillation inducibility: epicardial fat pad ablation does not have long-term effects. Heart Rhythm. 2006 Oct; 3(10):1248; author reply 1248-9. PMID: 17018364.
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    88. Zhou J, Scherlag BJ, Yamanashi W, Wu R, Huang Y, Lazzara R, Jackman WM, Po SS. Experimental model simulating right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia: a novel technique to initiate RVOT-VT. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2006 Jul; 17(7):771-5. PMID: 16836676.
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    89. Patterson E, Lazzara R, Szabo B, Liu H, Tang D, Li YH, Scherlag BJ, Po SS. Sodium-calcium exchange initiated by the Ca2+ transient: an arrhythmia trigger within pulmonary veins. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Mar 21; 47(6):1196-206. PMID: 16545652.
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    90. Po SS, Scherlag BJ, Yamanashi WS, Edwards J, Zhou J, Wu R, Geng N, Lazzara R, Jackman WM. Experimental model for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation arising at the pulmonary vein-atrial junctions. Heart Rhythm. 2006 Feb; 3(2):201-8. PMID: 16443537.
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    91. Scherlag BJ, Po S. The intrinsic cardiac nervous system and atrial fibrillation. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2006 Jan; 21(1):51-4. PMID: 16355030.
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    92. Scherlag BJ, Nakagawa H, Jackman WM, Yamanashi WS, Patterson E, Po S, Lazzara R. Electrical stimulation to identify neural elements on the heart: their role in atrial fibrillation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2005 Aug; 13 Suppl 1:37-42. PMID: 16133854.
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    93. Patterson E, Scherlag BJ. Delineation of AV conduction pathways by selective surgical transection: effects on antegrade and retrograde transmission. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2005 Jul; 13(2):95-105. PMID: 16133836.
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    96. Scherlag BJ, Yamanashi WS, Amin R, Lazzara R, Jackman WM. Experimental model of inappropriate sinus tachycardia: initiation and ablation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2005 Jun; 13(1):21-9. PMID: 15976974.
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    97. Patterson E, Po SS, Scherlag BJ, Lazzara R. Triggered firing in pulmonary veins initiated by in vitro autonomic nerve stimulation. Heart Rhythm. 2005 Jun; 2(6):624-31. PMID: 15922271.
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    98. Qin C, Evans JM, Yamanashi WS, Scherlag BJ, Foreman RD. Effects on rats of low intensity and frequency electromagnetic field stimulation on thoracic spinal neurons receiving noxious cardiac and esophageal inputs. Neuromodulation. 2005 Apr; 8(2):79-87. PMID: 22151436.
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    99. Patterson E, Scherlag BJ. Fast pathway-His bundle connections in the rabbit heart. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2004 Apr; 10(2):121-9. PMID: 15014212.
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    100. Scherlag BJ, Yamanashi WS, Hou Y, Jacobson JI, Jackman WM, Lazzara R. Magnetism and cardiac arrhythmias. Cardiol Rev. 2004 Mar-Apr; 12(2):85-96. PMID: 14766023.
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    101. Scherlag BJ, Yamanashi WS, Yagi T, Patterson E, Lazzara R, Jackman WM. Variability of AV nodal potentials recorded, in vivo: direct demonstration of dual AV nodal physiology. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2004 Feb; 10(1):9-18. PMID: 14739744.
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    102. Saxena A, Jacobson J, Yamanashi W, Scherlag B, Lamberth J, Saxena B. A hypothetical mathematical construct explaining the mechanism of biological amplification in an experimental model utilizing picoTesla (PT) electromagnetic fields. Med Hypotheses. 2003 Jun; 60(6):821-39. PMID: 12699707.
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    103. Hasdemir C, Scherlag BJ, Yamanashi WS, Lazzara R, Jackman WM. Endovascular stimulation of autonomic neural elements in the superior vena cava using a flexible loop catheter. Jpn Heart J. 2003 May; 44(3):417-27. PMID: 12825809.
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    104. Lazzara R, Scherlag BJ. Mechanisms of monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in coronary artery disease. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2003 Apr; 8(2):87-92. PMID: 12766499.
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    105. Patterson E, Scherlag BJ. Slow:fast and slow:slow AV nodal reentry in the rabbit resulting from longitudinal dissociation within the posterior AV nodal input. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2003 Apr; 8(2):93-102. PMID: 12766500.
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    106. Nakagawa H, Jackman WM, Scherlag BJ, Lazzara R. Pulmonary vein isolation during atrial fibrillation: insight into the mechanism of pulmonary vein firing. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2003 Mar; 14(3):261-2. PMID: 12716107.
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    107. Patterson E, Scherlag BJ. Decremental conduction in the posterior and anterior AV nodal inputs. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2002 Oct; 7(2):137-48. PMID: 12397223.
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    108. Patterson E, Scherlag BJ. Anatomic and functional fast atrioventricular conduction pathway. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2002 Sep; 13(9):945-9. PMID: 12380938.
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    109. Scherlag BJ, Patterson E, Jackman WM, Lazzara R. The elusive extracellular AV nodal potential: studies from the canine heart, ex vivo. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2002 Aug; 7(1):39-52. PMID: 12391419.
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    110. Scherlag BJ, Yamanashi WS, Schauerte P, Scherlag M, Sun YX, Hou Y, Jackman WM, Lazzara R. Endovascular stimulation within the left pulmonary artery to induce slowing of heart rate and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Cardiovasc Res. 2002 May; 54(2):470-5. PMID: 12062352.
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    111. Patterson E, Scherlag BJ. Demonstration of the exact anatomic tachycardia circuit in the fast-slow form of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. Circulation. 2002 Apr 09; 105(14):e80-1; author reply e80-1. PMID: 11940558.
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    112. Scherlag BJ, Lazzara R. Is there longitudinal dissociation in the undamaged his bundle? In vitro studies in the normal canine heart. J Electrocardiol. 2000; 33 Suppl:83-6. PMID: 11265741.
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