Electrophysiology

Joshua Cooper, MD, FACC, FHRS

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Temple University Hospital
Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Complex arrhythmia management and catheter ablation, including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia
  • Pacemaker, defibrillator (ICD) and biventricular devices
  • His-bundle pacing
  • Laser lead extraction
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • New ablation and implantable device technologies
  • Conditions associated with arrhythmias, including sarcoidosis and myotonic dystrophy
  • Inherited arrhythmia syndromes, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long QT, Brugada syndrome
  • Patient education and empowerment, with all medical decisions made by patient and doctor together
Education
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Training
  • Fellowship, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship, Cardiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Board Certification
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
Memberships
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
Awards and Honors
  • Harvard Scholar Award for Academic Achievement, Harvard University                         
  • Magna Cum Laude, Biochemistry, Harvard University                   
  • Dr. Richard S. Brookings Medical School Prize for Meritorious Academic Performance, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Missouri State Medical Association Award, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Edward Massie Prize for Excellence in Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Medical Fund Society Prize in Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Louis and Dorothy Kovitz Award in Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Arnold Dunne Award for “Extraordinary Care and Caring for Patients, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University
  • 1st Place, New England Electrophysiology Society Fellows’ Research Competition         
  • Fellowship, American College of Cardiology (FACC)        
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Cardiovascular Medicine Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Cardiology Course Teaching Award, Second Year Medical Students, University of Pennsylvania Medical School
  • Fellowship, Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS)                         
  • Outstanding Teaching in Cardiac Electrophysiology Award, Cardiovascular Medicine Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Outstanding Subspecialty Faculty Educator Award, Internal Medicine Department, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Trailblazer Award, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Top Doctors, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Philadelphia magazine, 2011-2018
  • Best Doctors in America®, Cardiovascular Disease, 2015-2016, 2017-2018

Videos

Joshua Cooper, MD – Cardiac Arrhythmia Treatment – Temple Heart & Vascular Institute

Publications

Publications

Cooper JM, Epstein LM.  Use of intracardiac echocardiography to guide ablation of atrial fibrillation.  Circulation 2001;104:3010-3013.

Cooper JM, Katcher MS, Orlov MV.  Implantable devices for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. N Engl J Med 2002;346:2062-2068.

Cooper JM, Stephenson EA, Berul CI, Walsh EP, Epstein LM.  Implantable cardioverter defibrillator lead complications and laser extraction in children and young adults with congenital heart disease: implications for implantation and management. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2003;14:344-349.

Sapp JL, Cooper JM, Soejima K, Sorrell, T, Lopera G, Satti DS, Koplan BA, Epstein LM, Edelman E, Rogers C, Stevenson WG.  Deep myocardial ablation lesions can be created with a retractable needle-tipped catheter.  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2004;27:594-599.

Sapp JL, Soejima K, Cooper JM, Epstein LM, Stevenson WG.  Ablation lesion size correlates with pacing threshold: a physiological basis for use of pacing to assess ablation lesions.  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2004;27:933-937.

Soejima K, Couper G, Cooper JM, Sapp JL, Epstein LM, Stevenson WG.  Subxiphoid surgical approach for epicardial catheter-based mapping and ablation in patients with prior cardiac surgery or difficult pericardial access.  Circulation 2004;110:1197-1201.

Cooper JM, Sapp JL, Tedrow U, Pellegrini CP, Robinson D, Epstein LM, Stevenson WG.  Ablation with an internally-irrigated RF catheter:  Learning how to avoid steam pops.  Heart Rhythm 2004;1:329-333.

Stevenson WG, Cooper J, Sapp J.  Optimizing RF output for cooled RF ablation.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2004;15:S24-27.

Cooper JM, Sauer WH, Verdino RJ.  Absent ventricular tachycardia detection in a biventricular ICD due to intradevice interaction with a rate smoothing pacing algorithm.  Heart Rhythm 2004;1:728-731.

Russo AM, Sauer W, Gerstenfeld EP, Hsia HH, Lin D, Cooper JM, Dixit S, Verdino RJ, Nayak HM, Callans DJ, Patel V, Marchlinski FE.  Defibrillation threshold testing: Is it really necessary at the time of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator insertion?  Heart Rhythm 2005;5:456-461.

Sapp JL, Cooper JM, Zei P, Stevenson WG.  Large radiofrequency ablation lesions can be created with a retractable infusion-needle catheter.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2006;17:657-661.

Cooper JM, Garcia FC, Shandler RS.  Entrapment of pacemaker leads in bone.  Heart Rhythm 2006;3:872.

Sauer WH, Cooper JM, Lai RW, Verdino RJ.  Underestimation of pacing threshold as determined by an automatic ventricular threshold testing algorithm. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2006;29:1028-1030.

Sauer WH, Sussman, JS, Verdino RJ, Cooper JM.  Increasing left ventricular pacing output decreases interventricular conduction time in patients with biventricular pacing systems.  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2006;29:569-573.

Polin GM, Zado E, Nayak H, Cooper JM, Russo AM, Dixit S, Lin D, Marchlinski FE, Verdino RJ.  Proper management of pericardial tamponade as a late complication of implantable cardiac device placement.  Amer J Cardiol 2006;98:223-225.

Sauer WH, Alonso C, Zado E, Cooper JM, Lin D, Dixit S, Russo A, Verdino R, Ji S, Gerstenfeld EP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE.  Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in patients referred for atrial fibrillation ablation: Response to ablation that incorporates slow pathway modification. Circulation 2006;114:191-195.

Dixit S, Gerstenfeld E, Callans D, Cooper J, Lin D, Russo A, Verdino R, Patel V, Kimmel S, Ratcliffe S, Hsia H, Nayak H, Zado E, Ren JF, Marchlinski F.  Comparison of cool tip versus 8-mm tip catheter in achieving electrical isolation of pulmonary veins for long-term control of atrial fibrillation: A prospective randomized pilot study.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2006;17:1074-1079.

Mainigi SK, Cooper JM, Russo AM, Nayak H, Lin D, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Hsia HH, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Verdino RJ.  Elevated defibrillation thresholds in patients undergoing biventricular defibrillator implantation: Incidence and predictors. Heart Rhythm 2006;3:1010-1016.

Cooper JA, Cooper JD, Cooper JM.  Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: History, current practice, and future direction.  Circulation 2006;114:2839-2849.

Sauer WH, Garcia FC, Verdino RJ, Cooper JM.  Unusual pacing observed in a biventricular pacemaker with epicardial pacing leads. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2007;30:130-134.

Cooper JM, Sauer WH, Krautkramer MJ, Verdino RJ.  Covering sleeves can shield the high voltage coils from lead chatter in an integrated bipolar ICD lead. Europace 2007;9:137-142.

Singhal S, Cooper JM, Cheung AT, Acker MA.  Rib perforation from a right ventricular pacemaker lead.  Circulation 2007;115:391-392.

Gerstenfeld EP, Callans D, Dixit S, Lin D, Cooper J, Russo AM, Verdino R, Weiner M, Zado M, Marchlinski FE.  Characteristics of patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation:  trends over a seven-year period 1999-2005.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2007;18:23-28.

Mainigi SK, Sauer WH, Cooper JM, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Callans DJ, Russo AM, Verdino RJ, Lin D, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE.  Incidence and predictors of very late recurrence of atrial fibrillation after ablation.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2007;18:69-74.

Gerstenfeld EP, Dixit S, Bala R, Callans DJ, Lin D, Sauer W, Garcia F, Cooper J, Russo AM, Marchlinski FE.  Surface electrocardiogram characteristics of atrial tachycardias occurring after pulmonary vein isolation.  Heart Rhythm 2007;4:1136-1143.

Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Ratcliffe SJ, Cooper JM, Russo AM, Kimmel SE, Callans DJ, Lin D, Verdino RJ, Patel VV, Zado E, Marchlinski FE.  Single procedure efficacy of isolating all versus arrhythmogenic pulmonary veins on long-term control of atrial fibrillation: a prospective randomized study.  Heart Rhythm 2008;5:174-181.

Sauer WH, Lowery CM, Cooper JM, Lewkowiez L.  Sequential dual chamber extrastimulation: a novel pacing maneuver to identify the presence of a slowly conducting concealed accessory pathway.  Heart Rhythm 2008;5:248-252.

Cooper JM, Sapp JL, Robinson D, Epstein LM, Stevenson WG.  A rewarming maneuver demonstrates the contribution of blood flow to electrode cooling during cooled RF ablation.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2008;19:409-414.

Chinitz JS,  Cooper JM, Verdino RJ.  Electrocardiogram voltage discordance: interpretation of low QRS voltage in only the limb leads.  J Electrocardiol 2008;41:281-286.

Nayak HM, Verdino RJ, Russo AM, Gerstenfeld EP, Hsia HH, Lin D, Dixit S, Cooper JM, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE.  Ventricular tachycardia storm after initiation of biventricular pacing: incidence, clinical characteristics, management and outcome.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2008;19:708-715.

Zado E, Callans DJ, Riley M, Hutchinson M, Garcia F, Bala R, Lin D, Cooper J, Verdino R, Russo AM, Dixit S, Gestenfeld E, Marchlinski FE. Long-term clinical efficacy and risk of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in the elderly.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2008;19: 621-626.

Tsai VW, Cooper J, Garan H, Natale A, Ptaszek LM, Ellinor PT, Hickey K, Downey R, Zei P, Hsia H, Wang P, Hunt S, Haddad F, Al-Ahmad A.  The efficacy of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in heart transplant recipients: results from a multicenter registry.  Circ Heart Fail 2009;2:197-201.

Cano O, Hutchinson M, Lin D, Garcia F, Zado E, Bala R, Riley M, Cooper J, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld E, Callans D, Marchlinski FE.  Electroanatomic substrate and ablation outcome for suspected epicardial ventricular tachycardia in left ventricular nonischemic cardiomyopathy.  J Am Coll Cardiol 2009;54:799-808.

Roux JF, Zado E, Callans DJ, Garcia F, Lin D, Marchlinski FE, Bala R, Dixit S, Riley M, Russo AM, Hutchinson MD, Cooper J, Verdino R, Patel V, Joy PS, Gerstenfeld EP.  Antiarrhythmics after ablation of atrial fibrillation (5A Study).  Circulation 2009;120:1036-1040.

Reinhold JA, Sanoski CA, Russo AM, Cooper JM, Spinler SA.  Torsades de pointes associated with methadone and voriconazole.  BMJ Case Reports 2009.  Published online 22 December 2009, doi:10.1136/bcr.07.2009.2119

Cooper JM, Tzou W.  Decrescendo AV node conduction can result in ventricular rate faster than atrial rate during atrial tachycardia: ICD electrogram analysis.  Heart Rhythm 2010;7:282-284.

Wazni O, Epstein LM, Carrillo RG, Love C, Adler SW, Riggio DW, Karim SS, Bashir J, Greenspon AJ, DiMarco JP, Cooper JM, Onufer JR, Ellenbogen KA, Kutalek SP, Dentry-Mabry S, Ervin CM, Wilkoff BL.  Lead extraction in the contemporary setting: The LExICon Study: An observational retrospective study of consecutive laser lead extractions.  J Am Coll Cardiol 2010;55:543-554.

Bala R, Garcia FC, Hutchinson MD, Gerstenfeld EP, Dhruvakumar S, Dixit S, Cooper JM, Lin D, Harding J, Riley MP, Zado E, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE.  Electrocardiographic and electrophysiologic features of ventricular arrhythmias originating from the right/left coronary cusp commissure.  Heart Rhythm 2010;7:312-322.

Diamond JM, Kotloff RM, Liu CF, Cooper JM.  Severe venous and lymphatic obstruction after single chamber pacemaker implantation in a patient with chest radiation therapy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2010;33:520-524.

Cooper JM, Mountantonakis S, Robinson ME.  Removing the twiddling stigma:  Spontaneous lead retraction without patient manipulation.  Europace 2010;12:1347-1348.

Leong-Sit P, Zado E, Callans DJ, Garcia F, Lin D, Dixit S, Bala R, Riley MP, Hutchinson MD, Cooper J, Gerstenfeld EP, Marchlinski FE.  Efficacy and risk of atrial fibrillation ablation before 45 years of age.  Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2010;3:452-457.

Riley MP, Zado E, Bala R, Callans DJ, Cooper J, Dixit S, Garcia F, Gerstenfeld EP, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Patel V, Verdino R, Marchlinski FE.  Lack of uniform progression of endocardial scar in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy and ventricular tachycardia.  Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2010;3:332-338.

Tzou WS, Marchlinski FE, Zado ES, Lin D, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Cooper JM, Bala R, Garcia F, Hutchinson MD, Riley MP, Verdino R, Gerstenfeld EP.  Long-term outcome after successful catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.  Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2010;3:237-242.

Leong-Sit P, Roux JF, Zado E, Callans DJ, Garcia F, Lin D, Marchlinski FE, Bala R, Dixit S, Riley M, Hutchinson MD, Cooper J, Russo AM, Verdino R, Gerstenfeld EP.  Antiarrhythmics after ablation of atrial fibrillation (5A Study): six month follow-up study.  Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2011;4:11-14.

Jacobson JT, Hutchinson MD, Cooper JM, Woo YJ, Shandler R, Callans DJ.  Tissue-specific variability in human epicardial impedance.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2011;22:436-439.

Van Herendael H, Garcia F, Lin D, Riley M, Bala R, Cooper J, Tzou W, Hutchinson MD, Verdino R, Gerstenfeld EP, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Tschabrunn CM, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE. Idiopathic right ventricular arrhythmias not arising from the outflow tract: prevalence, electrocardiographic characteristics, and outcome of catheter ablation.  Heart Rhythm 2011;8:511-518.

Hutchinson MD, Gerstenfeld EP, Desjardins B, Bala R, Riley MP, Garcia FC, Dixit S, Lin D, Tzou WS, Cooper JM, Verdino RJ, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE.  Endocardial unipolar voltage mapping to detect epicardial ventricular tachycardia substrate in patients with nonischemic left ventricular cardiomyopathy.  Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2011;4:49-55.

Cooper JM, Lavi N, Polin GM, Dixit S, Verdino RJ.  Temporary external ICD in the pacemaker dependent ventricular tachycardia patient.  Europace 2011;13:761-763.

Haqqani HM, Tschabrunn CM, Tzou WS, Dixit S, Cooper JM, Riley MP, Lin D, Hutchinson MD, Garcia FC, Bala R, Verdino RJ, Callans DJ, Gerstenfeld EP, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE. Isolated septal substrate for ventricular tachycardia in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy: Incidence, characterization, and implications.  Heart Rhythm 2011 In press.

Betensky BP, Park RE, Marchlinski FE, Hutchinson MD, Garcia FC, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Cooper JM, Bala R, Lin D, Riley MP, Gerstenfeld EP.  The v(2) transition ratio:  a new electrocardiographic criterion for distinguishing left from right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia origin.  J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:2255-2262.

Mountantonakis S, Frankel DS, Gerstenfeld EP, Dixit S, Lin D, Hutchinson MD, Riley M, Bala R, Cooper J, Callans D, Garcia F, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE.  Reversal of Outflow Tract Ventricular Premature Depolarization Induced Cardiomyopathy with Ablation: Effect of Residual Arrhythmia Burden and Preexisting Cardiomyopathy on Outcome.  Heart Rhythm 2011;10:1608-1614.

Tzou WS, Zado ES, Lin D, Callans DJ, Dixit S, Cooper JM, Bala R, Garcia F, Hutchinson MD, Riley MP, Deo R, Gerstenfeld EP, Marchlinski FE.  Sinus Rhythm ECG Criteria Associated with Basal-Lateral Ventricular Tachycardia Substrate in Patients with Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2011;12:1351-1358.

Bala R, Ren JF, Hutchinson MD, Desjardins B, Tschabrunn C, Gerstenfeld EP, Deo R, Dixit S, Garcia FC, Cooper J, Lin D, Riley MP, Tzou WS, Verdino R, Epstein AE, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE.  Assessing epicardial substrate using intracardiac echocardiography during VT ablation.  Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2011;5:667-673.

Dixit S, Marchlinski FE, Lin D, Callans DJ, Bala R, Riley MP, Garcia FC, Hutchinson MD, Ratcliffe SJ, Cooper JM, Verdino RJ, Patel VV, Zado ES, Cash NR, Killian T, Tomson TT, Gerstenfeld EP. Randomized ablation strategies for the treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation: RASTA study.  Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2012;5:287-294.

Jauregui-Abularach ME, Campos B, Park KM, Tschabrunn CM, Frankel DS, Park RE, Gerstenfeld EP, Mountantonakis SE, Garcia FC, Dixit S, Tzou WS, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Riley MP, Cooper JM, Bala R, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE. Ablation of ventricular arrhythmias arising near the anterior epicardial veins from the left sinus of Valsalva region: ECG features, anatomic distance, and outcome.  Heart Rhythm 2012;9:865-873.

Deyell MW, Patel RK, Cooper JM.  Single channel ICD noise without loss of conductor circuit integrity.  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2012;35:616-621.

Tschabrunn CM, Rosenbach M, Lavi N, Cooper JM.  Allergic reaction to suture material after an ICD procedure: device infection mimicry.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2012;23:330-332. 

Betensky BP, Tschabrunn CM, Zado ES, Goldberg LR, Marchlinski FE, Garcia FC, Cooper JM.  Long-term follow-up of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.  Heart Rhythm 2012;9:884-891.

Lin D, Frankel DS, Zado ES, Gerstenfeld E, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Riley M, Hutchinson M, Garcia F, Bala R, Verdino R, Cooper J, Marchlinski FE. Pulmonary Vein Antral Isolation and Nonpulmonary Vein Trigger Ablation without Additional Substrate Modification for Treating Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2012;23:806-813.

Frankel DS, Mountantonakis SE, Zado ES, Anter E, Bala R, Cooper JM, Deo R, Dixit S, Epstein AE, Garcia FC, Gerstenfeld EP, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Patel VV, Riley MP, Robinson MR, Tzou WS, Verdino RJ, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE.  Noninvasive programmed ventricular stimulation early after ventricular tachycardia ablation to predict risk of late recurrence.  J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;59:1529-1535.

Anastasio N, Frankel DS, Deyell MW, Zado E, Gerstenfeld EP, Dixit S, Cooper J, Lin D, Marchlinski FE, Callans DJ. Nearly uniform failure of atrial flutter ablation and continuation of antiarrhythmic agents (hybrid therapy) for the long-term control of atrial fibrillation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2012;35:57-61.

Deyell MW, Park KM, Han Y, Frankel DS, Dixit S, Cooper JM, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Garcia F, Bala R, Riley MP, Gerstenfeld E, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE. Predictors of recovery of left ventricular dysfunction after ablation of frequent ventricular premature depolarizations.  Heart Rhythm 2012;9:1465-1472.

Maytin M, Carrillo RG, Baltodano P, Schaerf RH, Bongiorni MG, Di Cori A, Curnis A, Cooper JM, Kennergren C, Epstein LM. Multicenter experience with transvenous lead extraction of active fixation coronary sinus leads. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2012;35:641-647.

Campos B, Jauregui ME, Park KM, Mountantonakis SE, Gerstenfeld EP, Haqqani H, Garcia FC, Hutchinson MD, Callans DJ, Dixit S, Lin D, Riley MP, Tzou W, Cooper JM, Bala R, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE. New unipolar electrogram criteria to identify irreversibility of nonischemic left ventricular cardiomyopathy.  J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;60:2194-204

Frankel DS, Tschabrunn CM, Cooper JM, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Riley MP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE. Apical Ventricular Tachycardia Morphology in Left Ventricular Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Predicts Poor Transplant-Free Survival. Heart Rhythm 2013;10:621-6

Kron J, Sauer W, Schuller J, Bogun F, Crawford T, Sarsam S, Rosenfeld L, Mitiku TY, Cooper JM, Mehta D, Greenspon AJ, Ortman M, Delurgio DB, Valadri R, Narasimhan C, Swapna N, Singh JP, Danik S, Markowitz SM, Almquist AK, Krahn AD, Wolfe LG, Feinstein S, Ellenbogen KA. Efficacy and safety of implantable cardiac defibrillators for treatment of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis. Europace 2013;15:347-54

Frankel DS, Cooper JM. Sequential Dual Chamber Extrastimulation Provides Clue to Supraventricular Tachycardia Mechanism. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2013;24:593-5

Hutchinson MD, Garcia FC, Mandel JE, Elkassabany N, Zado ES, Riley MP, Cooper JM, Bala R, Frankel DS, Lin D, Supple GE, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE. Efforts to enhance catheter stability improve atrial fibrillation ablation outcome.  Heart Rhythm 2013;10:347-53.

Leong-Sit P, Robinson M, Zado ES, Callans DJ, Garcia F, Lin D, Dixit S, Bala R, Riley MP, Hutchinson MD, Cooper J, Gerstenfeld EP, Marchlinski FE. Inducibility of atrial fibrillation and flutter following pulmonary vein ablation.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2013;24:617-23.

Mountantonakis SE, Park RE, Frankel DS, Hutchinson MD, Dixit S, Cooper J, Callans D, Marchlinski FE, Gerstenfeld EP. Relationship between voltage map "channels" and the location of critical isthmus sites in patients with post-infarction cardiomyopathy and ventricular tachycardia.  J Am Coll Cardiol 2013;61:2088-95.

Kapa S, Epstein AE, Callans DJ, Garcia FC, Lin D, Bala R, Riley MP, Hutchinson MD, Gerstenfeld EP, Tzou W, Marchlinski FE, Frankel DS, Cooper JM, Supple G, Deo R, Verdino RJ, Patel VV, Dixit S. Assessing Arrhythmia Burden After Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Using an Implantable Loop Recorder: The ABACUS Study.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2013;24:875-878.

Mountantonakis SE, Tschabrunn CM, Deyell MW, Cooper JM. Same-Day Contralateral Implantation of a Permanent Device after Lead Extraction for Isolated Pocket Infection. Europace 2014;16:252-257.

Aldhoon B, Frankel DS, Hutchinson MD, Callans DJ, Epstein AE, Dixit S, Riley MP, Lin D, Garcia FC, Supple GE, Cooper JM, Bala R, Deo R, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE Unipolar voltage abnormality is associated with greater left ventricular dysfunction in ischemic cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2014;25:293-298.

Cooper JM, Patel RK, Emmi A, Wang Y, Kirkpatrick JN.  RV-only pacing can produce a Q wave in lead 1 and an R wave in V1: implications for bi-ventricular pacing.  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2014;37:585-90.

Riley MP, Zado E, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Bala R, Garcia FC, Callans DJ, Cooper JM, Verdino RJ, Dixit S, Marchlinski FE. Risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack after atrial fibrillation ablation with oral anticoagulant use guided by ECG monitoring and pulse assessment. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2014;25:591-6.

Birnie DH, Sauer WH, Bogun F, Cooper JM, Culver DA, Duvernoy CS, Judson MA, Kron J, Mehta D, Cosedis Nielsen J, Patel AR, Ohe T, Raatikainen P, Soejima K.  HRS expert consensus statement on the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias associated with cardiac sarcoidosis. Heart Rhythm 2014;11:1305-1323.

Squara F, Chik WW, Benhayon D, Maeda S, Latcu DG, Lacaze-Gadonneix J, Tibi T, Thomas O, Cooper JM, Duthoit G. Development and validation of a novel algorithm based on the ECG magnet response for rapid identification of any unknown pacemaker. Heart Rhythm 2014;11:1367-1376.

Patel PJ, Ahlemeyer L, Freas M, Cooper JM, Marchlinski FE, Callans DJ, Hutchinson MD. Outflow tract premature ventricular depolarizations after atrial fibrillation ablation may reflect autonomic influences.  J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2014;41:187-192.

Kron J, Sauer W, Mueller G, Schuller J, Bogun F, Sarsam S, Rosenfeld L, Mitiku TY, Cooper JM, Mehta D, Greenspon AJ, Ortman M, Delurgio DB, Valadri R, Narasimhan C, Swapna N, Singh JP, Danik S, Markowitz SM, Almquist AK, Krahn AD, Wolfe LG, Feinstein S, Ellenbogen KA, Crawford T. Outcomes of patients with definite and suspected isolated cardiac sarcoidosis treated with an implantable cardiac defibrillator.
J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2015;43:55-64. 

Benhayon D, Lugo R, Patel R, Carballeira L, Elman L, Cooper JM. Long-term Arrhythmia Follow-up of Patients with Myotonic Dystrophy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2014;26:305-310. 

Deyell MW, Cooper JM. VT reduction with ablation: A transitive relation to mortality rate? Heart Rhythm 2015;12:2008-2009.

Cooper JM, Gerasimon GG, Deyell MW.  Uhl’s Anomaly: Cardiac Features and ICD Implantation.  JACC Clin Electrophys 2016;2:393-394.

Arkles J, Cooper J. The Emerging Roles of Leadless Devices.  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2016;18:14.

Seki M, LaCanna R, Powers JC, Varkas C, Liu F, Berretta R, Chacko G, Holten J, Jadiya P, Wang T, Arkles JS, Cooper JM, Houser SR, Huang J, Patel VV, Recchia FA.  Class I Histone Deacetylase Inhibition for the Treatment of Sustained Atrial Fibrillation.  J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2016;358:441-449. 

Strickberger AA, Canby R, Cooper JM, Coppess M, Doshi R, John R, Connolly AT, Roberts G, Karst E, Daoud EG. Association of anti-tachycardia pacing or shocks with survival in 69,000 patients with an implantable defibrillator.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2017;4:416-422.

Liang JJ, Schaller RD, Modi DS, Enriquez A, Supple GE, Cooper JM.  Low lateral thoracic site for cardiac implantable electronic device implantation: A viable alternative in patients with limited access options after infected device extraction. Heart Rhythm 2017;14:1506-1514.

Schaller RD, Cooper JM.  Salvage of focally infected ICD system by in-situ hardware sterilization. Heart Rhythm Case Reports 2017;3:431-435.

Sadek MM, Cooper JM, Frankel DS, Santangeli P, Epstein AE, Marchlinski FE, Schaller RD.  Utility of Intracardiac Echocardiography during Transvenous Lead Extraction: Intracardiac Echocardiography and Lead Extraction.  Heart Rhythm 2017;14:1779-1785.

Kossidas K, Kalman R, Follis, WP, Cooper JM. Managing crosstalk between a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator and a dual chamber unipolar pacemaker system. Heart Rhythm Case Reports 2017, In press.

Ratings & Reviews

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4.9 / 5.0

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6 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    August 21, 2018
    Spent an hour + explaining my heart condition and replacement of my defibrillator.
  • 5.0
    May 23, 2018
    Dr. Cooper was amazing, the best doctor I've seen.
  • 5.0
    May 21, 2018
    Dr. Cooper is an excellent physician. It's a relief to me to have someone as intelligent, knowledgeable, caring, and open-minded for my doctor.
  • 5.0
    April 29, 2018
    Dr Cooper and staff are always above and beyond the call of duty! Exceptional care and service from the EP and overall staff at Temple. I couldnt be more pleased with my experiences at TH, especially with the Ekectrophysiolofy folks, starting with Dr Cooper and Dr Retugae!!
  • 5.0
    April 04, 2018
    I have been very impressed with the compassion and caring that Dr. Cooper has showed me and my family. I also highly respect his skills & expertise in electrophysiology, especially ablations. He is an awesome physician!
  • 5.0
    February 03, 2018
    Dr. Cooper and his team are outstanding.
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