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Alexandru I. Costea, MD

Professor of Clinical

Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease; Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program; Director, Center for Electrophysiology, Rhythm Disorders and Electro-Mechanical Interventions, UC Heart, Lung, and Vascular Institute

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Medical Degree: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Internship: Fundeni Cardiology Institute
  • Internship and Residency: University of Louisville
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville
  • Fellowship: St. Vincent Hospital
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiac Electrophysiology) (Certification Date: 20061110) - (Recertification Date: 20161005)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (Certification Date: 20051107) - (Recertification Date: 20151111)

Specialties

Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Internal Medicine
Nuclear Cardiology

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiology

Cardiovascular Disease

Nuclear Medicine

Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)

Cardiomyopathy

Peer Reviewed Publications

Zhou, Ying; Lower, Elyse E; Li, Hui-Ping; Costea, Alexandru; Attari, Mehran; Baughman, Robert P 2017. Cardiac Sarcoidosis: The Impact of Age and Implanted Devices on Survival. Chest, 151 1, 139-148

Costea, Alexandru 2016. Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation: Are We as Successful as We Believe We Are? Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology, ,

Eckman, Mark H; Lip, Gregory Y H; Wise, Ruth E; Speer, Barbara; Sullivan, Megan; Walker, Nita; Kissela, Brett; Flaherty, Matthew L; Kleindorfer, Dawn; Baker, Peter; Ireton, Robert; Hoskins, Dave; Harnett, Brett M; Aguilar, Carlos; Leonard, Anthony C; Arduser, Lora; Steen, Dylan; Costea, Alexandru; Kues, John 2016. Impact of an Atrial Fibrillation Decision Support Tool on thromboprophylaxis for atrial fibrillation. American heart journal, 176 , 17-27

Eckman, Mark H; Lip, Gregory Y H; Wise, Ruth E; Speer, Barbara; Sullivan, Megan; Walker, Nita; Kissela, Brett; Flaherty, Matthew L; Kleindorfer, Dawn; Baker, Peter; Ireton, Robert; Hoskins, Dave; Harnett, Brett M; Aguilar, Carlos; Leonard, Anthony; Arduser, Lora; Steen, Dylan; Costea, Alexandru; Kues, John 2016. Using an Atrial Fibrillation Decision Support Tool for Thromboprophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation: Effect of Sex and Age. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64 5, 1054-60

Costea, Alexandru I; Platonov, Pyotr G 2015. Rate modulation drugs in atrial fibrillation: what is the clinical impact? Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology, 26 2, 142-4

Eckman, Mark H; Wise, Ruth E; Naylor, Katherine; Arduser, Lora; Lip, Gregory Y H; Kissela, Brett; Flaherty, Matthew; Kleindorfer, Dawn; Khan, Faisal; Schauer, Daniel P; Kues, John; Costea, Alexandru 2015. Developing an Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Support Tool (AFGuST) for shared decision making. Current medical research and opinion, 31 4, 603-14

Eckman, Mark H; Wise, Ruth E; Speer, Barbara; Sullivan, Megan; Walker, Nita; Lip, Gregory Y H; Kissela, Brett; Flaherty, Matthew L; Kleindorfer, Dawn; Khan, Faisal; Kues, John; Baker, Peter; Ireton, Robert; Hoskins, Dave; Harnett, Brett M; Aguilar, Carlos; Leonard, Anthony; Prakash, Rajan; Arduser, Lora; Costea, Alexandru 2014. Integrating real-time clinical information to provide estimates of net clinical benefit of antithrombotic therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation. Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, 7 5, 680-6

Sanchez, Carlos E; Cilingiroglu, Mehmet; Leesar, Massoud A; Costea, Alexandru 2011. Biventricular pacing leading to coronary stent fracture. Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, 38 2, 208-9

Gerson, Myron C; Abdallah, Mouhamad; Muth, James N; Costea, Alexandru I 2010. Will imaging assist in the selection of patients with heart failure for an ICD? JACC. Cardiovascular imaging, 3 1, 101-10

Costea, Alexandru; Rardon, David P; Padanilam, Benzy J; Fogel, Richard I; Prystowsky, Eric N 2008. Complications associated with generator replacement in response to device advisories. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology, 19 3, 266-9

Costea, Alex; Bhat, Geetha 2004. Hyperhomocysteinemia and deep vein thrombosis in orthotopic heart transplantation: a case report. American journal of hematology, 77 2, 161-3

Bhat, Geetha; Costea, Alex . Reversibility of medically unresponsive pulmonary hypertension with nesiritide in a cardiac transplant recipient. ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992), 49 5, 608-10