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Tiffany Armbruster, AGNP-C

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Division of Cardiology

Specialty Areas: Cardiac electrophysiology; cardiology.

Chronology: BS: University of North Carolina, Nursing, 2003; MS, University of North Carolina, Nursing, 2013; Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, 2013.

Tiffany Armbruster focuses on cardiac rhythm management in patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. She also manages the pre- and post-procedure care for patients receiving implantable devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators.

As a key member of UNC Electrophysiology, Tiffany’s expertise includes inpatient management of patients undergoing cardiac procedures, such as ablation, percutaneous coronary intervention, and structural heart interventions.

Selected Bibliography:

Armbruster TS, Guise K, Abu-el-haija B, Gehi AK, Chung E, Gilliam F, Mounsey JP, Hummel, JP. Effect of dose reduction for QT prolongation on efficacy of dofetilide therapy. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the Heart Rhythm Society conference May 2016, San Francisco, California.

Thompson TS, Bode W, Gehi AK. Transient complete heart block and ventricular asystole following chest wall trauma. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the Heart Rhythm Society conference May 2014, San Francisco, California.

Thompson TS, Barksdale DJ, Sears SF, Mounsey JP, Pursell I, Gehi AK. The effect of anxiety and depression on symptoms attributed to atrial fibrillation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol (in press [Epub ahead of print]).

Thompson TS, Barksdale DJ, Sears SF, Mounsey JP, Pursell I, Gehi AK. The effect of anxiety and depression on symptoms attributed to atrial fibrillation. May 2013 Heart Rhythm Society, Denver, Colorado abstract poster presentation.

Goli NM, Thompson TS, Sears SF, Mounsey JP, Chung E, Schwartz J, Wood K, et al. Educational attainment is associated with atrial fibrillation symptom severity. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2012; 35:1090-1096.

Thompson TS, Gehi AK. Low educational attainment is associated with worsened atrial fibrillation symptom severity. May 2011 Heart Rhythm Society, San Francisco, California abstract poster presentation.

Presentations:

“Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation,” UNC Heart and Vascular Conference, Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC, February 26, 2013 .

“Convergent Atrial Fibrillation Ablation,” UNC nursing CUE conference, UNC Hospital,Chapel Hill, NC, January 28, 2013.

“Rhythm and blues: An overview of pacing and defibrillation,” UNC nursing CUE conference, UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC, July 2010.