Alexandru Costea

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

Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
231 Albert Sabin Way, MLC 0542
Medical Sciences Building
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone 513-558-4721
Fax 513-558-6899
Email alexandru.costea@uc.edu

Education

Medical Degree: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, RO, 1997

Internship: Fundeni Cardiology Institute Bucharest, RO, 1999 (Internal Medicine)

Internship and Residency: University of Louisville Louisville, KY, 2002 (Internal Medicine)

Fellowship: University of Louisville Louisville, KY, 2005 (Cardiovascular Disease)

Fellowship: St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis, IN, 2006 (Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiac Electrophysiology) (Certification Date: 11-10-2006 ) - (Recertification Date: to 10-05-2016 )

American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (Certification Date: 11-07-2005 ) - (Recertification Date: to 11-11-2015 )

Clinical Interests

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiology

Cardiovascular Disease

Nuclear Medicine

Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)

Cardiomyopathy

Specialities

Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Internal Medicine

Nuclear Cardiology

Positions and Work Experience

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

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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

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