Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

81 Patient Ratings
30 Patient Comments

Christopher J. McGann, M.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-0555 University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Christopher J. McGann, M.D., has appointments in both the Cardiology Division and Radiology Department at the University of Utah, where he has been a faculty member since 2002. He currently serves as the Section Chief of General Cardiology and the Director of Cardiovascular Imaging. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1994, completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in 1997 and a Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Utah in 2001. He continued with advanced training in cardiovascular imaging at Stanford University and is the Program Director for the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship at the University of Utah.

Dr. McGann has built a large clinical cardiology and cardiac imaging practice in Utah. His clinical interests include ischemic (coronary artery disease) and non-ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. McGann is boarded in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology and is level III trained in Cardiovascular CT and MRI.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Radiology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Clinical Radiology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
National Board of Echocardiography

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.8
My confidence in doctor
4.8
Time doctor spent with me
4.7
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.8
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.1
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

March 15, 2014

I appreciate that Dr McGann took the time to educate me about the current science re: lipids, pharmaceuticals & outcomes, and the lifestyle changes beyond the obvious that apply to me.

March 06, 2014

Dr McGann is an excellent doctor with excellent interpersonal interactions. I am so glad that he is my doctor. I really feel that he is on my side and that he is concerned for my welfare.

February 02, 2014

I have a secure, high regard for the staff in cardiology. My confidence in Dr. McGann, particularly, would certainly lead me to recommend other patients.

February 01, 2014

Very professional. I am confident in the Dr's expertise.

January 05, 2014

Excellent care!

December 09, 2013

Dr McGann is an excellent doctor and I completely trust the medical information and advice he provides.

December 02, 2013

More time was spent with me than I would have expected.

November 25, 2013

Dr. McGann showed genuine concern for my condition.

November 04, 2013

My new cardiologist is excellent.

September 10, 2013

Chris and I know one another well enough that our relationship is casual and comfortable. There are a lot of laughs.

July 16, 2013

Dr McGann is undoubtedly a very busy person but when he is in the exam room with me, I feel like I must be his only patient. He is focused on our conversation, never distracted, and demonstrates excellent listening skills. Dr McGann is personable and never speaks down to me.

July 08, 2013

Dr. McGann was friendly & serious at the same time. I appreciate the eye contact and he sat at the same level while explaining my tests results to me.

July 02, 2013

The staff took their time to answer any questions I had.

April 25, 2013

Highly Recommended (*__*)

April 20, 2013

I would give the whole clinical staff good marks

April 19, 2013

They all did a great job.

February 18, 2013

My husband was with me and we felt that the Dr. Mcgann was very considerate and attentive. He took into consideration questions about my condition and gave suggestions as to what he wanted to do and why. My condition is still a puzzle, but we feel he is trying to find out what causes my "pauses" as we call them are.

January 15, 2013

as mentioned previously, an XCLT Service (O_O)

January 14, 2013

very good

December 11, 2012

All of my immediate family sees Dr. McGann, so I know how good he is. I greatly appreciated the way he understood my questions and concerns and addressed them.

November 09, 2012

very good

November 07, 2012

Excellent Service (*+*)

October 05, 2012

Extremely competent and knowledgeable doctor, but still friendly and easy to communicate with!

October 05, 2012

It was a very postive over all experiance.

July 02, 2012

Super. Could not be better. Instills confidence in diagnosis and treatment

July 02, 2012

Dr. McGann is also an excellent care provider whom I would recommend to others.

April 28, 2012

The doctor always takes time to listen to and address all my concerns. He is excellent and I have complete confidence in him. He is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with

April 25, 2012

I have recommended Dr. McGann to several of my friends and family with heart problems. I have seen other Cardiologist at the Uof U and liked them all but he is my favorite

April 21, 2012

I have 100 % confidence in Dr. McGann. I tell everyone about how great he is!

March 30, 2012

Cardiologist was friendly, kind and wasn't rushed, which was appreciated.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Radiology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Clinical Radiology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
National Board of Echocardiography

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-7676 School of Medicine
Cardiology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Christopher J. McGann, M.D., is a cardiologist with appointments in both the Division of Cardiology Division and Department of Radiology at the University of Utah. Dr. McGann currently serves as the Section Head of General Cardiology and the Director of Cardiovascular Imaging with research interests in cardiovascular MRI. He is on the executive committee of the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management (CARMA) team and is a member of Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR) at the University of Utah.

Dr. McGann has active research projects in left atrial wall imaging, dynamic perfusion MRI , and real time imaging with MRI. He is co-investigator on several NIH RO1 grants titled “Compressed Sensing with Motion Models for MRI of Late Gadolinium Enhancement”, “Dynamic MRI for Myocardial Perfusion and Viability”, and “Model-based Reconstruction for Dynamic MRI”. He is also PI on several industry-sponsored grants including “Detection of coronary artery disease in patients with atrial fibrillation using regadenoson stress MRI” with funding from Astellas.

He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1994, completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in 1997 and a Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Utah in 2001. Dr. McGann is boarded in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology and is level III trained in Cardiovascular CT and MRI. He continued with advanced training in cardiovascular imaging at Stanford University and is the Program Director for the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship at the University of Utah.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Cardiology
Fellow
Residency University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of Virginia
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Virginia
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. McGann CJ, Akoum N, Patel A, Kholmovski E, Revelo P, Damal K, Wilson BD, Cates J, Harrison A, Ranjan R, Burgon NS, Greene T, Kim D, DiBella EVR, Parker D, MacLeod RS, Marrouche N(2014)

    Atrial fibrillation ablation outcome is predicted by left atrial remodeling on MRI (published on line before print)

     Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 7(1),23-30
  2. Lingala SG, DiBella E, Adluru G, McGann CJ, Jacob (2013)Accelerating free breathing myocardial perfusion MRI using multi coil radial k-t SLR  Physics in Medicine and Biology, 58(2013),7909-7327
  3. Akoum N, Fernandez G, Wilson BD, McGann CJ, Kholmovski E, Marrouche N(2013)Association of atrial fibrosis quantified using LGE-MRI with atrial appendage thrombus and spontaneous contrast on trans-esophageal echocardiography in patients with atrial fibrillation  Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 24(10),1104-1109
  4. Bassett EC, Kholmovski EG, Wilson BD, DiBella EVR, Dosdall DJ, Ranjan R, McGann CJ, Marrouche NF, Kim (2013)Evaluation of Highly-Accelerated Real-Time Cardiac Cine MRI in Tachycardia [Epub ahead of print]  Magnetic Resonance in Medicine,
  5. Akkaya M, Higuchi K, Koopmann M, Damal K, Burgon N, Kholmovski E, McGann CJ, Marrouche (2013)Higher degree of left atrial structural remodeling in patients with atrial fibrillation and left ventricular systolic dysfunction  Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 24(5),485-91
  6. McGann CJ, Akoum N, Patel A, Kholmovski E, Revelo P, Damal K, Wilson BD, Cates J, Harrison A, Ranjan R, Burgon N, Greene T, Kim D, DiBella E, Parker D, MacLeod R, Marrouche N(2013)Radiation-induced myocardial injury visulized by LGE-MRI  Journal of the American College of Cardiology,
  7. Harrison A, Adluru G, Damal K, Shaaban AM, Wilson B, Kim D, McGann C, Marrouche NF, DiBella E(2013)Rapid ungated myocardial perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance: preliminary diagnostic accuracy ([Epub ahead of print)  Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 15(1),26
  8. DiBella EV, Chen L, Schabel MC, Adluru G, McGann C(2012)Myocardial perfusion acquisition without magnetization preparation or gating.  Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 67(3),609-13
  9. Chen L, Adluru G, Schabel MC, McGann CJ, Dibella E(2012)Myocardial perfusion MRI with an undersampled 3D stack-of-stars sequence.  Medical Physics, 39(8),5204-11
  10. Akoum N, McGann C, Vergara G, Badger T, Ranjan R, Mahnkopf C, Kholmovski E, Macleod R, Marrouche N(2012)Atrial Fibrosis Quantified Using Late Gadolinium Enhancement MRI is Associated With Sinus Node Dysfunction Requiring Pacemaker Implant  Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 23(1),44-50
  11. Daccarett M, McGann CJ, Akoum NW, MacLeod RS, Marrouche N(2011)MRI of the left atrium: predicting clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation.  Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 9(1),105-11
  12. Daccarett M, Badger TJ, Akoum N, Burgon NS, Mahnkopf C, Vergara G, Kholmovski E, McGann CJ, Parker D, Brachmann J, Macleod RS, Marrouche N(2011)Association of left atrial fibrosis detected by delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging and the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 57(7),831-8
  13. Gillespie HS, McGann CJ, Wilson B(2011)Noninvasive diagnosis of chemotherapy related cardiotoxicity.  Current Cardiology Reviews, 7(4),234-44
  14. Akoum N, Daccarett M, McGann C, Segerson N, Vergara G, Kuppahally S, Badger T, Burgon N, Haslam T, Kholmovski E, Macleod R, Marrouche (2011)Atrial fibrosis helps select the appropriate patient and strategy in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a DE-MRI guided approach.  Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 22(1),16-22.
  15. McGann, CJ, Kholmovski E, Blauer J, Vijayakumar S, Haslam T, Cates J, DiBella E, Burgon N, Wilson BD, Alexander A, Prastawa M, Daccarett M, Vergara G, Akoum N, Parker D, MacLeod R and Marrouche NF(2011)Dark regions of no-reflow on late gadolinium enhancement MRI result in scar formation after atrial fibrillation ablation  Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 5(58),177-85
  16. Vergara GR, Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski EG, Blauer JJ, Guttman MA, Gloschat C, Payne G, Vij K, Akoum NW, Daccarett M, McGann CJ, Macleod RS, Marrouche N(2011)Real Time MRI Guided Radiofrequency Atrial Ablation and Visualization of Lesion Formation at 3-Tesla.  Heart Rhythm, 8(2),295-303
  17. DiBella EV, Fluckiger JU, Chen L, Kim TH, Pack NA, Matthews B, Adluru G, Priester T, Kuppahally S, Jiji R, McGann C, Litwin S(2011)The effect of obesity on regadenoson-induced myocardial hyperemia: a quantitative magnetic resonance imaging study.  International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, 28(6),1435-44
  18. Mahnkopf C, Badger TJ, Burgon NS, Daccarett M, Haslam TS, Badger CT, McGann CJ, Akoum N, Kholmovski E, Macleod RS, Marrouche N(2010)Evaluation of the left atrial substrate in patients with lone atrial fibrillation using delayed-enhanced MRI: implications for disease progression and response to catheter ablation.  Heart Rhythm, 7(10),1475-81
  19. Akoum N, Daccarett M, McGann C, Segerson N, Vergara G, Kuppahally S, Badger T, Burgon N, Haslam T, Kholmovski E, Macleod R, Marrouche N(2010)Atrial Fibrosis Helps Select the Appropriate Patient and Strategy in Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: A DE-MRI Guided Approach.  Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 22(1),16-22
  20. Kuppahally SS, Akoum N, Badger TJ, Burgon NS, Haslam T, Kholmovski E, Macleod R, McGann C, Marrouche NF(2010)Echocardiographic left atrial reverse remodeling after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is predicted by preablation delayed enhancement of left atrium by magnetic resonance imaging.  American Heart Journal, 160(5),877-84
  21. Kuppahally SS, Akoum N, Burgon NS, Badger TJ, Kholmovski EG, Vijayakumar S, Rao SN, Blauer J, Fish EN, Dibella EV, Macleod RS, McGann C, Litwin SE, Marrouche NF(2010)Left Atrial Strain and Strain Rate in Patients with Paroxysmal and Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: Relationship to Left Atrial Structural Remodeling Detected by Delayed-Enhancement MRI.  Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging, 3(3),231-9
  22. Oakes RS, Badger TJ, Kholmovski EG, Akoum N, Burgon NS, Fish EN, Blauer JJ, Rao SN, DiBella EV, Segerson NM, Daccarett M, Windfelder J, McGann CJ, Parker D, MacLeod RS, Marrouche N(2009)Detection and quantification of left atrial structural remodeling with delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging in patients with atrial fibrillation.  Circulation, 119(13),1758-67
  23. Adluru G, McGann C, Speier P, Kholmovski EG, Shaaban A, Dibella EV(2009)Acquisition and reconstruction of undersampled radial data for myocardial perfusion magnetic resonance imaging.  Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 29(2),466-473
  24. Pack NA, Dibella EV, Wilson BD, McGann C(2008)Quantitative myocardial distribution volume from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 26(4),532-42
  25. McGann CJ, Kholmovski EG, Oakes RS, Blauer JJ, Daccarett M, Segerson N, Airey KJ, Akoum N, Fish E, Badger TJ, DiBella EV, Parker D, MacLeod RS, Marrouche N(2008)New magnetic resonance imaging-based method for defining the extent of left atrial wall injury after the ablation of atrial fibrillation.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 52(15),1263-71
  26. Pack NA, DiBella EV, Rust TC, Kadrmas DJ, McGann CJ, Butterfield R, Christian PE, Hoffman J(2008)Estimating myocardial perfusion from dynamic contrast-enhanced CMR with a model-independent deconvolution method.  Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 10(1),52
  27. Rust TC, DiBella EV, McGann CJ, Christian PE, Hoffman JM, Kadrmas D(2006)Rapid dual-injection single-scan 13N-ammonia PET for quantification of rest and stress myocardial blood flows.  Physics in Medicine and Biology, 51(20),5347-62
  28. McGann CJ, Tazelaar H, Cho SR, Al-Saghir Y, Shean F, Young W, Schaff (2005)In vivo detection of encapsulated intracardiac paraganglioma by delayed gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging  Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 7(2),371-375
  29. McGann CJ, Etheridge SP, Wall TS, Klein R(2004)Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy without fatty infiltration.  Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 15(3),371
  30. Di Bella EV, Wu YJ, Alexander AL, Parker DL, Green D, McGann C(2003)Comparison of temporal filtering methods for dynamic contrast MRI myocardial perfusion studies.  Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 49(5),895-902
  31. McGann CJ, Odelberg SJ, Keating M(2001)Mammalian myotube dedifferentiation induced by newt regeneration extract.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 98(24),13699-704
  32. Hirsch VM, McGann C, Dapolito G, Goldstein S, Ogen-Odoi A, Biryawaho B, Lakwo T, Johnson P(1993)Identification of a new subgroup of SIVagm in tantalus monkeys.  Virology, 197(1),426-30
  33. Johnson PR, Gravell M, Allan J, Goldstein S, Olmsted RA, Dapolito G, McGann C, London WT, Purcell RH, Hirsch V(1989)Genetic diversity among simian immunodeficiency virus isolates from African green monkeys.  Journal of Medical Primatology, 18(3-4),271-7
  34. Hirsch VM, Dapolito G, McGann C, Olmsted RA, Purcell RH, Johnson P(1989)Molecular cloning of SIV from sooty mangabey monkeys.  Journal of Medical Primatology, 18(3-4),279-85

Book Chapter

  1. McGann CJ, Gupta S, Benjamin (2006)Myocardial and pericardial diseases  ,
  2. McGann CJ, Yang PC, McConnell M(2005)Magnetic resonance coronary angiography  ,

Abstract

  1. Bassett EC, Kholmovski EG, Wilson BD, DiBella EVR, Dosdall DJ, Ranjan R, Marrouche NF, McGann CJ, Kim (2014)Evaluation of Highly-Accelerated Real-Time Cardiac Cine MRI in Tachycardia [Epub ahead of print]  , 27(2),175-182
  2. Suksaranjit, P, Velagapudi K, Damal K, Chang L, Rassa A, Bieging ET, Marrouche NF, Wilson BD, McGann C(2014)Incidental MRI findings of left ventricular myocardial scar in atrial fibrillation patients is associated with increased stroke risk (presented poster)  ,
  3. Chang, L, Suksaranjit P, Gangadhar M, Rassa A, Adluru G, Velagapudi K, Likhite D, Harrison A, Wilson BD, McGann CJ, Marrouche NF, DiBella (2014)Initial results of a new very rapid rest/regadenoson stress myocardial perfusion protocol in patients with atrial fibrillation (poster presented)  ,
  4. Cates J, Bieging E, McGann CJ, Rassa A, Morris A(2014)Left atrial spherical shape change in atrial fibrillation  ,
  5. Kim D, DiBella EV, Kholmovski E, Ranjan R, McGann CJ, Hong (2014)Synthetic LGE Derived from Cardiac T1 Mapping for Simultaneous Assessment of Focal and Diffuse Cardiac Fibrosis (poster presented)  ,
  6. Krezowski J, McGann CJ, Wilson BD, Marrouche NF, Akoum (2013)Cather ablation of atrial fibrillation is associated with decreased left atrial volumes and improved left ventricular filling pressures (poster presented)  , 2013(A14126),128
  7. McGann CJ, Patel A, Kholmovski E, Revelo P, Akoum N, Ranjan R, MacLeod R, Marrouche N(2013)Left Atrial Wall Structural Remodeling In Atrial Fibrillation Patients Demonstrated On Late Gadolinium Enhancement MRI Correlates With Surgical Biopsy Specimens (Poster Presented)  ,
  8. Velagapudi KN, Harrison A, Adluru G, Shaaban A, Wilson BD, Kim D, Marrouche NF, McGann CJ, DiBella EV(2013)Rapid Ungated CMR Perfusion Imaging to Evaluate Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with Arrhythmia  ,
  9. Akoum NW, Burgon N, McGann CJ, Kholmovski E, MacLeod R, Marrouche N(2013)Three Year Outcomes of Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation using the LGE-MRI Based Staging System (Poster Presented)  ,
  10. Adluru G, Harrison A, McGann C, DiBella EV(2012)A model-based approach for deformable registration of ungated cardiac perfusion MRI  ,
  11. Adluru G, Harrison A, McGann CJ, DiBella E(2012)A model-based approach for deformable registration of ungated cardiac perfusion MRI  ,
  12. Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski E, Ranjan R, Blauer J, Vij K, McGann CJ, Marrouche N(2012)Accuracy of detecting gaps in atrial RF ablation using LGE MRI  ,
  13. kholmovski E, Vijayakumar S, Ranjan R, Blauer J, Volland N, Payne G, Guttman M, Piferi P, McGann CJ, Marrouche N(2012)Application of blood pool contrast agent to visualize atrial lesion formation during RF ablation procedure  ,
  14. Chang L, Verma D, Kholmovski E, Vijayakumar S, Burgon N, Marrouche NF, McGann C(2012)Characterization of pulmonary vein stenosis by serial MRI after atrial fibrillation ablation  ,
  15. Kholmovski E, Vijayakumar S, McGann CJ, Marrouche N(2012)Comparison between immediately and next day post RF ablation MRI in patients with atrial fibrillation. (also a poster: SCMR 15th Annual Scientific Sessions, Orlando)  , 14(1),P200
  16. DiBella EVR, Iyer S, Adluru G, Martin B, Likhite D, McGann CJ, Harrison (2012)Comparison of Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion from Self-gated and Gate Acquistions  ,
  17. DiBella E, Iyer SK, Adluru G, Martin B, Likhite D, McGann CJ, Harrison (2012)Comparison of Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion from Self-gated and Gated Acquisitions  ,
  18. Vijayakumar S, Walker J, Kholmovski E, Burgon N, Morris A, Cates J, McGann CJ, Marrouche N(2012)Correlation Between Left Atrial Volume Changes And Percentage Scar Measured 3-months Post RF Ablation  ,
  19. Vijayakumar S, Walker J, Kholmovski EG, Burgon N, Morris A, Cates J, McGann CJ, Marrouche N(2012)Correlation Between Left Atrial Volume Changes and Percentage Scar Measured 3 Month Post RF Ablation  ,
  20. Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski EG, McGann CJ, Marrouche N(2012)Dependence of Contrast to Noise Ratio between Ablation Scar and Other Tissues on Patient Heart Rate and Flip Angle for Late Gadolinium Enhancement Imaging of the Left Atrium  , 14(Suppl 1),O107
  21. Kim D, Harrison A, King W, Feng L, Bassett E, McGann CJ, Marrouche NF, Otazo (2012)Highly-accelerated, single breath-hold 3D Cine b-SSFP MRI with a combination of compressed sensing and parallel imaging  ,
  22. McGann CJ, Silva F, Patel A, Revelo P, Burgon N, Tek K, Kholmovski EV, Marrouche N(2012)Left Atrial Structural Remodeling On Lge MRI Correlates With Histology (also a poster)  , 59(13),E1235
  23. Walker J, Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski E, McGann CJ, Burgon N, Cates J, Morris A, Marrouche N(2012)Left Atrial Volume Measurements Before and AFter Left Atrial Ablation for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation  ,
  24. Walker J, Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski EG, Burgon N, Morris A, Cates J, McGann CJ, Marrouche N(2012)Left Atrial Volume Measurements Before and After Left Atrial Ablation for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. (also a poster: SCMR 15th Annual Scientific Sessions, Orlando)  , 14(1),P201
  25. Harrison A, Damal K, Burgon NS, Haslam MM, Glenn M, McGann CJ, Marrouche NF, Wilson B(2012)Left atrial late gadolinium enhancement following external beam radiation for lymphoma: a potential model for exploring radiation-related heart disease. (also a poster: 15th Annual SCMR Scientific Sessions: 2012, Orlando)  , 14(1),P187
  26. Kholmovski E, Vijayakumar S, McGann CJ, Marrouche N(2012)MRI of acute atrial lesions: Immediateley vs. next day post RF ablation MRI in patients with atrial fibrillation  ,
  27. Ramirez A, Burgon NS, Akoum N, McGann CJ, Wilson BD, Harrison A, Windfelder J, Marrouche N(2012)Predictors of MRI Enhancement of the Esophagus Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: A Case Control Study  , 9(5),S411-S412
  28. Chang L, Kholmovski E, Vijayakumar S, Burgon N, Anderson P, Marrouche NF, McGann C(2012)Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Detection by Early Cardiac MRI Post-Atriabl Fibrillation Ablation (also a poster. SCMR 15th Annual Scientific Session, Orlando)  , 14(S1),P208
  29. Harrison A, Adluru G, Wilson B, McGann CJ, DiBella (2012)Self-gated Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Perfusion Imaging compared with X-ray Angiography: A Pilot Study Alexis Harrison  , (14),O39
  30. Nitzel CM, Teddy BT, Gillespie HS, Rosen B, McGann C(2011)

    Discordant Stress Echocardiography Test Results with Normal Stress Echocardiogram Imaging Does Not Predict a Low Probability for Significant Coronary Artery Disease (also presented a poster).

     , 2011(124),A16750
  31. Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski EG, Ranjan R, Blauer J, Vij K, Volland N, Vergara G, Johnson K, Gardner G, Shea S, Patil S, Barbot J, McGann CJ, Piferi P, Lorenz C, Marrouche N(2011)Assessment of the Transmural Extent of Acute Atrial Lesions using Electrogram Amplitude vs. LGE-MRI; E-poster presented.  , (3731),
  32. Akoum N, Burgon N, Haslam T, McGann CJ, Kholmovski E, MacLeod R, Marrouche N(2011)Atrial Fibrillation Related Structural Remodeling Quantified Using LGE-MRI Affects that Left Atrium More Severely than the Right.  , 8(5S),S452
  33. Akoum N, Burgon N, Gardner GP, Anderson PA, Cates J, Kholmovski E, McGann CJ, MacLeod R, Marrouche N(2011)Atrial Fibrosis Assessed Using Delayed-Enhancement MRI Predicts Sinus Node Dysfunction Requiring Pacemaker Implant.  , 122(A16497),
  34. Akoum N, McGann C, Vergara G, Badger T, Ranjan R, Mahnkopf C, Kholmovski E, MacLeod R, Marrouche (2011)Atrial Fibrosis Quantified Using Late Gadolinium Enhancement MRI is Associated with Sinus Node Dysfunction Requiring Pacemaker Implant  , 10(1540),8167
  35. Kholmovski EG, Vijayakumar S, McGann CJ, Blauer JJ, Ranjan R, Vergara G, Payne G, Volland N, MacLeod RS, Marrouche N(2011)Characterization of Acute Atrial Lesions by Late Gadolinium Enhancement MRI; E-poster.  , (3732),
  36. McGann CJ, Khomovski EG, Blauer JJ, Vijayakumar S, Haslam TS, Cates JE, Akoum NW, DiBella EV, Burgon NS, Alexander AJ, Prastawa M, Parker DL, MacLeod RS, Marrouche N(2011)Dark Regions of No-Reflow on LGE-MRI Result in Permanent Scar Post Atrial Fibrillation Ablation; ISMRM 2011, Montreal, QC, Canada  , 1176
  37. Vergara G, Blauer J, Ranjan R, Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski E, Volland N, Payne G, Vij K, Guttman M, Akoum NW, McGann CJ, McLeod R, Marrouche N(2011)Feasibility of Electro-Anatomical Mapping and Ablation Concept Using 3-Tesla Real-Time MRI Guidance  ,
  38. Vergara G, Akoum N, Haslam TS, Burgon NS, Badger TJ, Gagandeep K, Ganguly J, Rizvi K, Ramierez A, Ranjan R, McGann CJ, McLeod R, Marrouche N(2011)Pulmonary Vein Isolation versus Posterior Wall Debulking in Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Early Stages of Atrial Tissue Remodeling and Fibrosis: a Prospective Randomized Study  , 8(58),S317
  39. Harrison, A, McGann CJ, Akoum N, Wilson B, Windfelder J, Spencer L, Burgon N, Marrouche N(2011)Renal Safety and the Risk of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis with Atrial Fibrillation Radiofrequency Ablation Shortly After Late Gadolinium Enhancement Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging  , 57(14),
  40. Blauer JJ, Vergara G, Ranjan R, Gardner G, Gloschat CR, Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski E, Volland NA, Payne G, McGann CJ, McLeod R, Marrouche N(2011)Structural Electroanatomical Mapping: Incorporation of MRI Based Detection of Tissue Structure into the Electrical Mapping Paradigm  , 8(5S),S380
  41. Vergara GR, Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski EG, Blauer JJ, Guttman MA, Gloschat C, Payne G, Vij K, Akoum NW, Daccarett M, McGann CJ, Macleod RS, Marrouche N(2010)Real Time MRI Guided Radiofrequency Atrial Ablation and Visualization of Lesion Formation at 3-Tesla.  ,
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  43. McMullan L, Vergara G, Haslam TS, Burgon NS, Kholmovski E, McGann CJ, Malasana G, Marrouche N(2010)Acute Abolition of Local Endocardial Left Atrial Electrograms Post Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Does Not Correlate with Appropriate or Transmural Lesion Formation as Detected Using Delayed-Enhancement MRI. (also a poster: Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions, Denver)  ,
  44. McGann CJ, Kholmovski E, Blauer J, Vijayakumar S, Gloschat C, DiBella E, Payne G, Vergara G, Badger T, MacLeod R, Parker D, Marrouche (2010)Acute Injury Immediately Post Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Defined by MRI.  , (12; Supp 1),
  45. Daccarett M, Schmidt M, Akoum N, Burgon N, Haslam T, Vergara G, McGann C, Brachmann J, MacLeod R, Marrouche N(2010)Assessment of Cryoballoon Ablation Lesion Formation Using DE-MRI in patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation  , (31),116
  46. Burgon NS, Badger TJ, Akoum NW, Vergara G, McMullan L, Adjei-Poku YA, Haslam TS, Fotheringham J, Kholmovski EG, MacLeod RS, McGann CJ, Marrouche N(2010)Assessment of the Left Atrial Substrate in Lone Atrial Fibrillation: Implications for Staging of Atrial Fibrillation. (also a poster: Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions, Atlanta)  ,
  47. Daccarett M, Badger T, Akoum N, Burgon NS, Haslam TS, Vergara G, Kholmovski E, McGann C, MacLeod RS, Marrouche N(2010)Association of Left Atrial Structural Remodeling Detected by Delayed-Enhancement MRI and the Risk of Stroke.  , 31718-19
  48. Vergara G, Sekhar A, Kalvaitis S, Akoum N, Burgon N, Haslam T, MacLeod R, McGann CJ, Marrouche N(2010)Correlation Between Electrial and Structural Atrial Remodeling in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Late Gadolinium Enhancement MRI Based Model  , 122(A21264),
  49. Badger TJ, Akoum N, Burgon N, Vergara G, Halsam TS, Fotheringham J, Kholmovski EG, MacLeod RS, McGann CJ. Marrouche N(2010)Correlation of Atrial Fibrillation Type with Structural Remodeling and Myocardial Tissue Thickness Using Late Gadolinium Enhancement MRI in Atrial Fibrillation Patients (also a poster. Heart Rhythm Society, San Francisco)  ,
  50. Litwin SE, Fluckiger J, Chen L, Kim TH, Pack N, Matthews B, McGann CJ, Jiji R, Kuppahally S, Priester T, and DiBella E(2010)Does Fixed-Dose Regadenoson Induce Comparable Myocardial Perfusion Reserve in Patients of Widely Varying Body Size? A Quantitative MRI Study  , 122(A14342),
  51. Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski EG, McGann CJ, Sommers D, DiBella EVR, Marrouche NF(2010)Effect of Contrast Dosage on Image Quality of MR Angiography and Late Gadolinium Enhancement Imaging of the Left Atrium. (also a poster: Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, Phoenix)  , (12 (Supp 1)),303
  52. Haslam TS, Badger N, Akoum N, Vergara G,Burgon N, Tek C, Fotheringham J, Kholmovski EG, MacLeod RS, McGann CJ, Marrouche N(2010)Evaluation of the Left Atrial Substrate and Age in Atrial Fibrillation Patients using Delayed-Enhancement MRI  ,
  53. McGann CJ, Kholmovski E, Blauer J, Shaaban A, Wilson B, Bertola J, Bohman C, DiBella E, MacLeod R, Parker D, Marrouche N(2010)Heterogeneous Tissue Injury After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Defined by LGE MRI  , 18588
  54. Vergara G, McMullan L, Kalvaitis S, Kholmovski EG, Vijayakumar S, Blauer JJ, Gloschat C, Lilbok K, Payne G, Akoum M, Daccarett M, Guttman M, Vij K, McGann CJ, MacLeod RS, Marrouche N(2010)Heterogeneous Tissue Injury After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation defined by Delayed Enhancement MRI  ,
  55. Daccarett M, Margetts H, Burgon N, Haslam T, Ganguli J, Vergara G, McMullen L, Kalvaitis S, Schmidt M, McGann CJ, Kholmovski E, MacLeod R, Marrouche N(2010)Left Atrial Structural Remodeling using DE-MRI Independently Predicts Strokes in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation  ,
  56. Badger TJ, Akoum N, Burgon NS, Vergara G, Haslam T, Fotheringham J, Kholmovski EG, MacLeod RS, McGann CJ, Marrouche N(2010)Left Atrial Wall Thickness and Its Relationship to Structural Remodeling and Recurrence Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation.  ,
  57. Vergara G, Kalvaitis S, Kholmovski E, Vijayakumar S, Blauer J, Gloschat C, Libok K, Payne G, Akoum N, McGann CJ, MacLeod R, Marrouche N(2010)MRI Characterization of Tissue Injury Progression After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation.  , 122(A21249),
  58. Mahnkopf C, Daccarett M, Mcgann M, Badger TJ, Kholmovski E, Haslam T, Burgon N, Macleod R, Akoum N, Marrouche (2010)MRI based lesion formation comparison between radiofrequency and cryoballoon ablation in patients with of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.  , 31142
  59. Mahnkopf C, Burgon NS, Haslam TS, Daccarett M, Badger TJ, McGann CJ, Akoum N, Kholmovski E, MacLeod R, Marrouche N(2010)Quantity of left atrial ablation scarring associated with recurrent atrial flutter vs. atrial fibrillation in patients with early stages of left atrial structural remodeling  , (31),1042
  60. Vergara GR, Kholmovski E, Vijayakumar S, Blauer J, Gloschat C, Lilbok K, Payne G, Kalvaitis S, Akoum N, Guttman M, Vij K, McGann CJ, MacLeod R, Marrouche N(2010)Radiofrequency Atrial Ablation and Visualization of Lesion Formation Under Real Time MRI Guidance  , 122(A21223),
  61. Vergara GR, Kholmovski E, Vijayakumar S, Blauer J, Gloschat C, Lilbok K, Payne G, Guttman MA, Vij K, McMullan L, Kalvaitis S, Akoum N, Daccarett M, McGann C, MacLeod R, Marrouche, N(2010)Real-Time magnetic resonance imaging-guided radiofrequency atrial ablation & visualation of lesion formation at 3-Tesla  , 8(2),295-303
  62. Kuppahally SS, Akoum N, Badger TJ, Burgon NS, Parker D, Haslam TS, MacLeod R, Kholmovski EG, McGann C, Marrouche NF(2010)Reverse Remodeling of Left Atrium after Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Early and Advanced Stages of Left Atrial Structural Remodeling by Delayed Enhancement-MRI  ,
  63. Mahnkopf C, Burgon N, Haslam T, McGann CJ, Vergara G, Akoum N, Kholmovski E, MacLeod R, Marrouche N(2010)Stroke is Associated With Higher Degree of ATrial Fibrosis in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Lessons Learned From DE-MRI  , 122(A20115),
  64. Kholmovski EG, Vijayakumar S, McGann C, Marrouche N(2010)Visualization of acute atrial injury by 3 Tesla MRI  , 18410
  65. Badger TJ, Adjei-Poku YA, Burgon NS, Akoum NW, Haslam TS, Brown NW, Kalvaitis S, Kholmovski EG, McGann CJ, MacLeod RS, and Marrouche N(2009)Remodeling of Left Atrial Scar and Closure of Gap Lesions Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Assessment With Delayed Enhancement MRI at One-Year Post-Procedure  , 2009(120),S704-S705
  66. Oakes RS, Kholmovski E, DiBella EV, Segerson N, McGann CJ, MacLeod RS, Marrouche N(2008)Application of DE-MRI to assess the LA myocardium composition in AF patients  ,
  67. Akoum N, Oakes RS, Badger TJ, Fish EN, Blauer JJE, McGann CJ, Shaaban A, Rao S, Sessions J, DiBella EVR, Kholmovski Eg, Vijayakumar S, MacLeod RS, Marrouche N(2008)Correlation between Left Atrial Structural Remodeling with Persistence and Recurrence in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. (also a poster: Heart Rhythm Society, San Francisco)  ,
  68. Adluru G, DiBella E, McGann C(2008)Data Acquisition and Reconstruction of Undersampled Radial MR Myocardial Perfusion  ,
  69. Blauer JE, Oakes RS, Burgon N, McGann CJ, Badger TJ, Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski E, DiBella EVR, Marrouche NF, MacLeod R(2008)MRI Assessment and Quantification of Left Atrial Lesions Following Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation.  ,
  70. McGann CJ, DiBella E, Wilson B, Kholmovski E, MacLeod R, Segerson N, Daccarett M, Parker D, Windfelder J, Marrouche N(2008)MRI to Detect and Follow Regression of Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus  ,
  71. Pack N, DiBella E, McGann C, Rust T Kadrmas D, Butterfield R, Christian P, Hoffman J(2008)Myocardial Blood Flow Estimation Using a Model-Independent Deconvolution Method at 3T MRI: Comparison to?13N-ammonia PET  ,
  72. Badger TJ, Oakes RS, Fish NE, Blauer JJE, McGann CJ, MacLeod RS, Marrouche, NF(2008)New MRI Method to Detect Abnormal Electrical Tissue Using Delayed Enhancement MRI: Correlation with Electro-Anatomical Voltage Maps.  ,
  73. Badger TJ, Oakes RS, Fish EN, Blauer JJE, Daccarett M, Segerson N, Akoum N, McGann CJ, MacLeod RS, Marrouche N(2008)New MRI Method to Predict Successful Radiofrequency Ablation in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.  , 1895
  74. Oakes RS, Badger TJ, Fish EN, Daccarett M, McGann CJ, Blauer JE, DiBella EVR, Kholmovski E, MacCleod RS, Marrouche N(2008)Use of Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Identify Myocardial Healing Following Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation.  ,
  75. McGann CJ, Khoumovski E, DiBella EV, MacLeod R, Parker D, Daccarret M, Marrouche N(2007)Magnetic Resonance Imaging Detects Chronic Left Atrial Wall Imaging Post Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation  , (116:II),392
  76. McGann C, Khoumovski E, Oakes R, Dibella E, MacLeod R, Parker D, Fish B, Daccarret M, Segerson N, Marrouche (2007)Magnetic Resonance Imaging Detects Chronic Left Atrial Wall Injury Post Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation  ,
  77. Oakes RS, Badger TJ, Fish E, Blauer JE, Holmovski EG, McGann CJ, Marrouche NF, MacLeod R(2007)Visualizaton of Fibrotic Low Voltage Tissue Utilizing Delayed Enhancement MRI in the Left Atrium. (also a poster: Mountain West Biomedical Engineering Conference, Park City)  ,
  78. Pack N, DiBella EV, McGann C(2006)A dual bolus imaging method for the estimation of myocardial distribution volume  ,
  79. DiBella EV, Pack N, McGann C(2006)Kinetic models and blood signal modeling for dynamic cardiac MRI perfusion studies  ,
  80. McGann CJ, Pack N, Buswell H, Gilbert M, Bader F, DiBella E(2006)Quantitative perfusion at 3 tesla: comparison of regional flow reserves in long and short axis views  , 8103-104
  81. Arai T, Hendry SL, Dylla JS, Yamane T, Terashima M, J.M. Greve, McGann CJ, McConnell MV, Weissman IL, Conolly SM, R.C. Robbins, P.C. Yan(2005)In Vivo MR evaluation of the restorative effects of four mESC types in mouse model of acute myocardial infarction  ,
  82. Arai T, Kutschka I, Hendry, Chen I, McGann CJ, Terashima M, Greve JM, McConnell MV, Robbins RC, Yang P(2005)In vivo MR evaluation of embryonic cardiomyoblast tissue graft in rodent acute myocardial infarction model of heterotopic heart transplantation  ,
  83. McGann C, Puchalski M, Buswell H, DiBella (2004)Accurate Measures of Cardiac Output and Stroke Volume by Phase Contrast MRI in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease: Validation by Right Heart Catheterization  , 6 (1)169-170
  84. Vijayakumar S, DiBella EVR, McGann CJ, Olpin JD, Buswell (2004)Performance of a two compartment model methodology for myocardial perfusion imaging  , 1847
  85. DiBella EVR, Wu YJ, Alexander AL, Parker DL, Green D, McGann C(2003)A Comparison of temporal filtering methods for myocardial perfusion studies  , 49(5),895-902
  86. DiBella EVR, Kadramas DJ, Vomocil B, McGann C(2003)FDG Cardiac Imaging with Hybrid PET  , 44(5)210

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Clinical Trials

  • Regadenoson in stress MRI
    Keywords: stress MRI, coronary artery disease, adenosine, regedenoson
    Status: Enrolling by invitation Principal Investigator: Chris McGann
  • Rapid Cine MRI
    Keywords: Atrial fibrillation, A Fib, Heart Failure, Echo, Echocardiography, MRI
    Status: Recruiting Principal Investigator: Daniel Kim

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