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Augostini, Ralph MD


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473 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 293-4967

Email: augostini.1@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Associate Professor-Clinical, Cardiovascular Medicine

Physician, FGP-Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Licenses

1997 - present Diplomat: American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine
1999 - present Diplomat: American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine
1993 - 2003 Diplomat: American Board of Internal Medicine
1999 - 2017 Medical License: State Medical Board of Ohio
 

Chapters in Books

The supraventricular tachycardias.

Anti-tachycardia Devices

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy: Technical and Implant Issues

 

Degrees

1986 B.S., Alma College

1990 M.D., State University of New York - University at Buffalo

 

Editorial Activities

1993 - 1996 Clinical Relevance Reviewer, The American Board of Internal Medicine
1998 - present The Journal of Cardiac Electrophysiology
2000 - present Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (PACE)
2010 - present The Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
 

Honors

1982 Virginia B. Stauffer Memorial Scholarship.
1982 Presidential Scholarship.
1982 New York State Board of Regents Scholarship.
1982 - 1986 Deans List.
1985 Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.
1985 Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society.
1985 Frank G. Brooks Award for Biological Research. MIAA Biological Research Symposium.
1986 Angell Fellowship Award for Biological Research.
1986 Outstanding Senior Leadership Award.
1987 American Heart Association Student Summer Research Fellowship. American Heart Association.
1988 Emilie Davis Rodenberg Memorial Award for the Study of Diabetes and its Complications.
1988 Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence in Student Research.
1996 The Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Research Day Award, 1st Prize.
2010 - 2011 OSUMC Highest Performing Physicians.
2011 - 2012 Highest Performing Physicians, Ambulatory Surgery. Patient Recognition Award. Ohio State Univeristy Wexner Medical Center, Medical Staff Office.
 

Journal Articles

 

Reference Works

January 1995 Augostini RS, Pool DP, Leo HL, McCarthy PM, Chung MK."Sinus node function after cardiopulmonary bypass predicts the development of postoperative atrial fibrillation" . : I-141
January 1996 Chung MK, Augostini RS, Asher CR, Pool DP, Grady TA, Zikri M, Buehner SM, Weinstock M, McCarthy PM."A randomized, controlled study of atrial overdrive pacing for the prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary bypass surgery" . : I-90
January 1997 Augostini RS, Asher CR, Pool DP, Grady TA, Zikri M, Buehner S, Weinstock M, McCarthy PM, Chung MK."Atrial premature depolarizations are associated with atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery and atrial pacing leads to a proarrhythmic increase in ectopy" . : 1092
January 1998 Pinski SL, Augostini RS, Stein S, Sgarbossa EB, Trohman RG."A prospective, randomized, double-blind comparison of pacing with and without circadian function." . : 957
May 1999 Augostini RS, Brewer J, Love CJ, Ellenbogen KE, Deering TF, Swerdlow CD, Tchou PJ."Multicenter trial of a biphasic external defibrillation waveform" .
January 2000 Chung MK, Augostini RS, Asher CR, Pool DP, Grady TA, Zikri M, Buehner S, Weinstock M, McCarthy PM."The paradoxical proarrhythmia effect of atrial pacing for the prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery" . : 1057-1063
August 2002 Daoud EG, Kalbfleisch SJ, Augostini RS, Weiss R, Augostini RS, Duff SB, Polsinelli G, Castor J, Meta T."Implantation techniques and chronic lead parameters of biventricular pacing dual-chamber defibrillators" . : 964-970
May 2007 Augostini RS, Bean SL, Henderson D, Johnson WB, Chough SP, Athill C, McKenrie III JP."A Novel Lead Design Reduces Far Field R-Waves (FFRWs) and Decreases the Incidence of Inappropriate Automatic Modes Switch Episodes" . : 129-130
January 2007 Augostini RS, Bean SL, Henderson D, Johnson WB, Chough SP, Athill C, McKenrie III JP, Carlson M, Novel A."A Novel Lead Design Far Field R-Waves and Decreases the Incidence of Automatic Modes Switch Episodes" . : 81
May 2009 Doshi AA, Fitzpatrick A, Love CJ, Daoud EG, Kalbfleisch SJ, Augostini RS, Houmsse M, Hart DT, Liu Z, Weiss R, Rooney T, Schilling K, Danker J, Rhoades T, Gangasani A, Hummel JD."Identification of a Novel Mechanism for Inappropriate Accelerometer Activation during Diagnostic Fluoroscopy" . : S190
January 2010 Boyd JM, Southall R, Augostini RS, Daoud EG, Hart D, Houmsse M, Kalbfleisch SJ, Liu Z, Love CJ, Weiss R, Hummel JD."Evaluation of Complications during Planned Inpatient Initiation of Antiarrhythmic Medications" . : S280
January 2010 Hummel JD, Daoud EG, Joseph M, Kalbfleisch SJ, Weiss R, Houmsse M, Hart DT, Kim I, Koblish J, Augostini RS."Ablation Tips with Embedded Microelectrodes Provide Enhanced Spatial Resolution in a Canine Model" . : S211
January 2010 Augostini RS, Jagielski D, Michalkiewicz D, Ozarnecka D, Westlund R."Feasibility of Transvenous Left Phrenic Nerve Stimulation for Periodic Breathing in Heart Failure Patients" . : S435
January 2010 James K, Panteleon A, Augostini RS, Jagielski D, Michalkiewicz D."Transvenous Ventilation Monitoring Using Transthoracic Impedance and a Novel Lead Placement" . : S243
January 2010 Hummel JD, Kalbfleisch SJ, Joseph M, Kim I, Koblish J, Hart D, Houmsse M, Augostini RS, Weiss R, Daoud EG."Embedded Microelectrodes Enhance Pacing and Mapping of Scarred Myocardium in a Swine Model" . : S421
January 2010 Doshi A, Stohr E, Dutro M, Daoud EG, Weiss R, Augostini RS, Love CJ, Kalbfleisch SJ, Houmsse M, Hart DT, Hasan A, Liu Z, Rhodes T, Tyler J, Rhine D, Rooney T, Hummel JD."Initial Performance Data of a Defibrillation Lead Utilizing the Draft IS4 Connection System" . : S21
January 2011 Firstenberg MS, Rousseau J, Kalbfleisch SJ, Houmsse M, Augostini RS, Hummel JD, Higgins R, Daoud EG, Crestanello J, Sai-Sudhakar C, Sirak J, Love CJ."Incidence and Outcomes of Emergent Cardiovascular Surgery Following Major Complications during Electrophysiology Procedures" . : S37-S38
May 2011 Bittenbender PM, Parekh A, Stephens J, Tyler J, Amin A, Rhine D, Tsai S, Hamam I, Rhodes TE, Hart DT, Houmsse M, Kalbfleisch SJ, Liu ZG, Love CJ, Augostini RS, Hummel JD, Daoud EG, Weiss R."Outcomes with Remote Magnetic Navigation for Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation" .
January 2011 Augostini RS, Pelini M, Zhang S, Steycos S, Witsam S, Mowery K, Bremer J, Oza A."Performance of the Optisense Lead in Detecting Atrial Fibrillation: Results from the SENSE-AF Study" .
May 2011 Snider MJ, Boyd JM, Hirsch A, Houmsse M, Daoud EG, Hummel JD, Kalbfleisch SJ, Augostini RS, Weiss R, Hart DT, Love CJ, Liu ZG, Rhodes TE, Porter K, Carnes CA."Dronedarone: Real Life Experience And Follow Up" .
May 2011 Augostini RS, Jagielski D, Ponikowski P, Oldenburg O, Gutleben KJ, Michalkiewicz D, Karim R, Bart B, Jastrzebski M, Czarnecka D, Kusiak A, Abraham WT."Phrenic Nerve Stimulation for Central Sleep Apnea in Congestive Heart Failure Does Not Interfere with the Functioning of Existing Implantable Cardiac Devices" .
May 2011 Firstenberg MS, Abel E, Daoud EG, Kalbfleisch SJ, Houmsse M, Weiss R, Augostini RS, Hummel J, Uhrig J, Farneman M, Love CJ."Emergent Surgical Intervention to Manage Complications with Electrophysiology Procedures" .
February 2012 Zhang XL, Ding N, Wang H, Augostini RS, Yang B, Xu D, Ju W, Hou X, Li X, Ni B, Cao K, George I, Wang J, Zhang SJ.."Transvenous Phrenic Nerve Stimulation in Patients with Cheyne-Stokes Respiration and Congestive Heart Failure: A Safety and Proof-of-Concept Study" .
August 2012 Ponikowski P, Javaheri S, Michalkiewicz D, Bart BA, Czarnecka D, Jastrzebski M, Kusiak A, Augostini R, Jagielski D, Witkowski T, Khayat RN, Oldenburg O, Gutleben KJ, Bitter T, Karim R, Iber C, Hasan A, Hibler K, Germany R, Abraham WT.."Transvenous phrenic nerve stimulation for the treatment of central sleep apnoea in heart failure" . : 889-894
March 2013 Hamam, I MD; Daoud, E MD; Winner, M MD; Kamalov, G MD; Torres, J MD; Weiss, R MD; Kalbfleisch, S MD; Houmsse, M MD; Augostini, A MD; Love, C MD; Liu, Z MD; Tyler, J MD; Sachdev, M MD; Rhodes, T MD; Hummel, J MD."Arrhythmias" .
May 2015 Kumar, Sunil; Kline, David; Hummel, John D; Weiss, Raul; Daoud, Emile G; Amin, Anish; Augostini, Ralph S; Houmsse, Mahmoud; Tyler, Jaret; Okabe, Toshimasa; Garikipati Naga V; Liu, Zhenguo; Kalbfleisch, Steven J."Super-Response in Patients Undergoing CRT Upgrade for Significant RV Pacing" .
May 2015 Garikipati Naga V; Torres, Jose L; Okabe, Toshimasa; Kumar, Sunil; Amin, Anish; Liu, Zhenguo; Tyler, Jaret; Houmsse, Mahmoud; Augostini, Ralph S; Hummel, John D; Kalbfleisch, Steven J; Weiss, Raul; Daoud, Emile G."Importance of Routine Treadmill Exercise Stress Testing After Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation" .
May 2016 Garikipati, Naga V MD, MPH; Karve, Amrita MD; Okabe, Toshimasa MD; Shafiei, Fereidoon MD; Patel, Dilesh MD; Tyler, Jaret MD; Liu, Zhenguo MD; Houmsse, Mahmoud MD; Kalbfleisch, Steven MD, FHRS; Daoud, Emile MD, FHRS; Weiss, Raul MD, FHRS; Augostini, Ralph MD, FHRS; Hummel, John MD, FHRS."Tricuspid Regurgitation After Leadless Pacemaker Implantation" .
June 2016 Essandoh MK, Portillo JG, Weiss R, Otey AJ, Zuleta-Alarcon AN, Humeidan ML, Torres JL, Flores AS, Castellon-Larios K, Abdel-Rasoul M, Andritsos MJ, Perez WJ, Stein EJ, Turner KR, Dimitrova GT, Awad H, Bhandary SP, Tripathi RS, Joseph NC, Hummel JD, Augostini RS, Kalbfleisch SJ, Tyler JD, Houmsse M, Daoud EG.."Anesthesia care for subcutaneous implantable cardioverter/defibrillator placement: a single-center experience" . : 53-59
June 2016 Crossley GH, Sorrentino RA, Exner DA, Merliss AD, Tobias SM, Martin DO, Augostini RS, Piccini JP, Schaerf R, Li S, Miller CT, Adler SW."Extraction of chronically implanted coronary sinus leads active fixation vs passive fixation leads" . : 1253-1259
March 2017 Horner, S; Muhammad, AR; Matre, N; Patel, D; Badin, A; Godara, H; Kahwash, R; Liu, Z; Okabe, T; Tyler, J; Houmsse, M; Daoud, E; Kalbfleisch, SJ; Weiss, R; Hummel, J; Augostini, R."Comprehensive Strategy to Reduce the Incidence of Lead Dislodgement for Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices" .
March 2017 Muhammad, AR; Ackers, J; Hummel, J; Augostini, R."Safety of Implantation of a Leadless Pacemaker via Femoral Approach in the Presence of an Inferior Vena Cava Filter" .

Presentations

Delayed myoglobin release with coronary reperfusion and limited reflow.

Cardiac Electrocardiogram Interpretation

The Role of Electrophysiology Studies in Unexplained Syncope

Evaluation of Unexplained Syncope

The Role of Electrophysiology Studies

Drugs, Ablation and Hybrid Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Flutter: New Concepts and Management Strategies

Atrial Fibrillation Pulmonary Vein Ablation Therapy

Implant Techniques for Biventricular Therapy

Device Therapies for the Treatment of Severe Congestive Heart Failure

Atrial Fibrillation Case Studies

Device Therapies for Congestive Heart Failure

Implant Techniques: Biventricular Device Therapy

Review of Resynchronization Therapy and Optimizing CRT Therapy

Overview of Therapies Used in the Treatment of Heart Failure

Managing Atrial Fibrillation: Taking the Lead with Evidence-Based Medicine

Device Therapies for Congestive Heart Failure

Technical Aspects of Pacing

Device Implant Considerations

Biventricular Pacing Therapy in Cystine Heart Failure

Technical Aspects of Pacing

Rate Modulation/Sensor Technology

Device Implant Considerations

Identification of a Novel Mechanism for Inappropriate Accelerometer Activation during Diagnostic Fluoroscopy

Detection of Arrhythmias in Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke

Feasibility of Transvenous Left Phrenic Nerve Stimulation for Periodic Breathing in Heart Failure Patients

Review of the TRUST Trial for Ambulatory Surveillance of Implantable Cardiac Devices

Phrenic Nerve Stimulation for Central Sleep Apnea in Congestive Heart Failure Does Not Interfere with the Functioning of Existing Implantable Cardiac Devices

Performance of the Optisense Lead in Detecting Atrial Fibrillation: Results from the SENSE-AF Study

Performance of the Optisense lead in detecting atril fibrillation: results from the SENSE-AF study.

Performance of the Optisense lead in detecting atrial fibrillation: results from the SENSE-AF study.

Tools & Tricks for Challenging Lead Extractions

Update on Atrial Fibrillation Management

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation In Patients With Severely Depressed Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction May Prevent The Need Of ICD Implantation

Prevalence of Left Ventricular Dysfunction and Incidence of Tachycardia Induced Myopathy

Subcutaneous Cardiac Defibrillator In Patients with Congenital Heart Disease, A Single Center Experience

Real Life Cost Expenditure of Cryoablation verus Radiofrequency Ablation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

In-lab Complications With Cyroballoon vs Radiofrequency Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices: Past, Present, and Future

Sleep Apnea and Cardiac Arrhythmias: What’s the Connection?

 

Professional Activities

1999 - present Physicians Free Clinic. Columbus, OH.
2002 - present Biventricular Pacing Tutorial Session. Heart Rhythm Society. San Diego, CA.
2005 - present Invited Member, Mid-West Regional Advisory Committee for Product Development. St. Jude Medical Corporation.
2005 - present Invited Member, Medtronic Mid-West Regional Advisory Committee. Medtronic Corporation.
2005 - present Invited Member, Mid-West Business Strategy Advisory Board. Guidant Corporation.
2008 - present Invited Member / Proctor for Training. Cardiac Concepts, Inc..
2003 Invited Member, 8mm Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Flutter Study. BARD Corporation.
2005 Invited Member, EasyTrak4 Left Ventricular Lead Study Design Committee. Guidant Corporation.
1999 - 2006 Spectranetics LASER Sheath Extraction Technique.
1999 - 2006 Boston Scientific/Mid Ohio Cardiology and Vascular Consultants Transseptal Puncture Training Course.
2005 - 2010 Invited Member, Guidant Regional Advisory Committee. Guidant Corporation.