Alexandru Costea

Alexandru I Costea

Professor of Clinical Medicine, 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

Medical Sciences Building

3054E

COM IM Cardiology B - 0542

Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
231 Albert Sabin Way, MLC 0542
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267

Education

Medical Degree, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy 1997

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Louisville Louisville, KY,

Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, University of Louisville Louisville, KY,

Fellowship, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis, IN,

Positions and Work Experience

- Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Electrophysiologist/Cardiologist, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Clinical Focus

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiology

Cardiovascular Disease

Nuclear Medicine

Specialities

Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Internal Medicine

Nuclear Cardiology

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiac Electrophysiology)

11/10/2006

American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)

11/07/2005

Research Support

Investigators:AI Costea Duke University Role:PI $139,631

Grant: #162060 site# 205 Investigators:Costea, Alexandru 02-17-2012 -02-16-2014 National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Catheter Ablation Versus Anti-arrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Trial Role:PI $39,327.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #2017 Subcontract DECAAF II Investigators:Costea, Alexandru 01-15-2018 -01-31-2021 General Electric Company Efficacy of DE-MRI-Guided Ablation vs. Conventional Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (DECAAF II) Role:PI $64,000.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #CV185-764 Investigator Sponsored Research Agreement Investigators:Arduser, Lora; Becker, Richard; Cogorno, Steven; Costanzo, Amy; Costea, Alexandru; Dixon, Estrelita; Eckman, Mark; Flaherty, Matthew; Harnett, Brett; Kleindorfer, Dawn; Kues, John; Leonard, Anthony; Schauer, Daniel 01-01-2020 -12-31-2021 Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. EHR embedded Decision Support Tool to Prevent Stroke in AF Role:Collaborator $414,724.31 Awarded Level:Industry

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

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

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

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

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

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; 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

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

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

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, ,

Honors and Awards

1995 -1997 Honors in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, and Endocrinology rotations

1991 -1997 Governmental Academic Performance Scholarships in Medical School

1987 -1991 Mathematics and Physics District Awards

Post Graduate Training and Education

1998-1999 Internal Medicine Internship, Fundeni Cardiology Institute, , Bucharest, Romania

1999-2002 Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, University of Louisville, , Louisville, Kentucky

2002-2005 Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship, University of Louisville, , Louisville, KY

2005-2006 Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Saint Vincent Hospital, , Indianapolis, IN

Keywords

heart, cardiac, heart disease, cardiovascular, cardiology

Contact Information

Academic - Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
231 Albert Sabin Way, MLC 0542
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-4721
Fax: 513-558-6899
alexandru.costea@uc.edu