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Christian Perzanowski, MD, FACC, FHRS

Christian Perzanowski, MD, FACC, FHRS joined Bay Area Cardiology and Vascular in 2011. He is board certified in both cardiovascular diseases and electrophysiology. He specializes in catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF), including more advanced forms of persistent AF. Dr Perzanowski obtained his ablation training for complex arrhythmias as well as cardiac rhythm device implants while completing a fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.
His main focus is on the treatment of atrial fibrillation, particularly the use of novel software to better characterize the underlying heart tissue, shorten the procedure duration, and enhance outcomes. The use of flouroscopy (“X­rays”) is very low with most of our procedures. He takes a very personal approach to each patient and is devoted to continued improvement in the care of patients with AF and other challenging arrhythmias. He enjoys participating in clinical research, and has presented at major electrophysiology meetings. While a fellow at Duke, he was inducted into Sigma Xi, the scientific research honor society. Dr Perzanowski continues to maintain a close relationship with Duke, and is on the board directors of the Duke University Cooperative Cardiovascular Society (DUCCS). He most recently served as an investigator for the NIH sponsored RAID trial.
Dr Perzanowski performs procedures at Brandon Regional and Tampa General Hospitals.
Selected Bibliography:
1. Perzanowski, C. The role of voltage mapping spontaneous reentrant atrial tachycardias of the left atrial dome in patients without a history of atrial fibrillation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 2016; 27:649­50
2. Perzanowski, C. AV delay optimization improves atrial transport in patients with restrictive diastolic dysfunction. International Journal of Cardiology 2013; 168:2908­9
3. Perzanowski, C. Balloon Dilatation Atrial Septostomy Permitting Difficult Transseptal Catheterization . The Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management 2012;3: 969–972
4. Perzanowski C1, Teplitsky L, Hranitzky PM, Bahnson TD. Real­time monitoring of luminal esophageal temperature during left atrial radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: observations about esophageal heating during ablation at the pulmonary vein ostia and posterior left atrium. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2006;17:166­70.