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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Specialty Areas

General cardiology; pacemaker (including biventricular) and defibrillator implantation; device extraction; catheter ablation for SVT, VT, and atrial fibrillation.

Education and Experience

MD: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1998; Internal Medicine residency: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1999-2001, Chief Resident, 2002-2003; Cardiology fellowship: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 2004-6; Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2009-2011; Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinical Fellowship and Clinical Instructor in Medicine, UNC, 2011-2015; Specialist Cardiologist, Aster DM Healthcare, 2015-2017; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UNC, 2017-present.

Selected Bibliography

Kumar P, Baker M, Gehi AK: Comparison of Single-coil and Dual-coil Implantable Defibrillators: a Meta-analysis. Accepted for publication in JACC: Clinical EP.

Kumar P, Bamimore AM, Schwartz J D, Chung EH, Gehi AK, Kiser AC, Hummel JP, Mounsey JP: Challenges and outcomes of posterior wall isolation for ablation of atrial fibrillation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(9):pii:e00e885.

Kumar P, Kiser AC, Gehi AK: Hybrid treatment of atrial fibrillation. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2015;58(2):213-20.

Kumar P, Mounsey JP, Chung EH: Adjusting voltage criteria can unmask conducting channels in a patient with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and ventricular tachycardia. HeartRhythm Case Reports 2015;1(5):275-278.

King DR, Mehta ND, Gehi AK, Pursell I, Mounsey P, Kumar P, Bamimore A, Chung EH: Minimally Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation Patients Derive Significant Symptom Relief Following Rate Control or Rhythm Control Therapy. J Clin Med Res 2015; 7(9):690-693.

Kumar P, Ferns SJ, Gehi AK: Residual atrial signal or late ventricular signal after accessory pathway ablation: how to resolve the problem? PACE, 2015; 38(5):641-4.
Kumar P, Patel A, Mounsey JP, Chung EH, Schwartz JD, Pursell I, Gehi AK: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction is an independent predictor of recurrent atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation. Am J Cardiol, 2014; 114(3):407-11.

Kumar P, Gehi AK: Sudden Change from Counterclockwise to Clockwise Flutter during Cavo-tricuspid Isthmus Ablation: What is the Mechanism? Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2013; 6(5):e68-70.
Kumar P, Schwartz JD: Device therapies in heart failure: new indications and future directions. Curr Cardiol Rev 2015; 11(1):33-41.

Kumar P, Gehi AK, Schwartz JD, Mounsey JP, Chung EH: Use of a Closed Loop Irrigated Catheter in Epicardial Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2013; 38(1):35-42.

Blendea D, Altman RK, Heist EK, Barrett C, Das S, Britt C, Orencole M, Kumar P, Upadhyay G, Mela T, Ruskin JN, Singh JP. Left ventricular lead placement targeting both the electrically and mechanically delayed segments can improve clinical outcomes. Heart Rhythm 2011; 8(5): S16.

Upadhyay G, Kumar P, Heist EK, Blendea D, Altman RK, Cavaliere C, Barrett CD, Singh JP. Right ventricular lead position optimization and acute hemodynamic response during cardiac resynchronization therapy: A feasibility study. Heart Rhythm 2011; 8(5): S73.

Baher A, Gehi AK, Kumar P, Chung E, Buck BH, Mounsey JP, Akar JG, Hummel JP. Recurrence Quantification Analysis to Distinguish Active From Passive Mechanisms of CFAEs During Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation 2015;132:A18637.

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