Publications & Research

Abstracts

Somani R, Carter AM, Cymbalista CM, Grant PJ. Altered Clot Formation and Lysis in First-Degree Relatives of South Asian Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Vascular Biology. 2005;42(2):51.

Somani R, Grant PJ, Kain K, Catto AJ, Carter AM. Complement Factor C3 is Elevated in South Asian Subjects and Correlates with Features of the Insulin Resistance Syndrome. Journal of Vascular Biology. 2005;42(2):62-63.

Somani R, Grant PJ, Carter AM. Complement Factor B and sC5b-9 are Elevated in First-Degree Relatives of South Asian Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Vascular Biology.2005;42(2):64.

Carter AM, Somani R, Howes JM, Shore A, Standeven KF, Grant PJ. Complement C3 is a Plasma Clot Component and Influences Clot Lysis. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2007;5(2):P-T-370.

Carter AM, Somani R, Howes JM, Shore A, Standeven KF, Grant PJ. Complement C3 is incorporated into fibrin clots and results in impaired fibrinolysis. Heart. 2008;94(2):43.

Carter AM, Schroeder V, Polkinghorne VR, Smith KA, Somani R, Standeven KF, Grant PJ. The Inflammatory Protein Complement C3 is a Novel Substrate for Factor XIII and Impairs Fibrin Clot Lysis. Circulation. 2009;120:S1099.

Richardson R, Somani R, Standeven KF, Carter AM. Decreased complement factor H is associated with cardiovascular risk in South Asian relatives of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Molecular Immunology. 2011;48(14):1728-1729.

Somani R, Michael KA, Stuart K, Aldworth-Gaumond K, Abdollah H, Simpson C, Baranchuk A, Redfearn D. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Reduces Ventricular High Rate Episodes But Not Atrial Arrhythmias. Journal of Heart Disease. 2012.

Somani R,  DeJong P, Michael K, Baranchuk A. Management Of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators In The Emergency Department: An Inappropriate Shock Following Transcutaneous Pacing. Canadian Journal of Cardiology.2012;28(5).

Caldwell JC, Somani R, Kim S, Winterborn A, Simpson CS, Abdollah H, Baranchuk A, Redfearn D, Michael KA. Biventricular Defibrillation May be More Effective Than the Conventional Can-To-Coil Approach. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2012;28(5):S325-S326.

Somani R, Michael KA, Stuart K, Aldworth-Gaumond K, Abdollah H, Simpson C, Baranchuk A, Redfearn D. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Reduces Ventricular High Rate Episodes But Not Atrial Arrhythmias. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2012;28(5):S329.

Somani R, Krahn AD, Healey JS, Chauhan VS, Birnie DH, Champagne J, Sanatani S, Ahmad K, Gerull B, Yee R, Skanes AC, Gula LJ, Leong-Sit P, Klein GJ, Gollob MH, Talajic M, Gardner M, Simpson CS. Procainamide Infusion in the Evaluation of Unexplained Cardiac Arrest and Familial Sudden Death: From the Cardiac Arrest Survivors with Preserved Ejection Fraction Registry (CASPER). Heart Rhythm. 2013;10(5):S88.

Somani R, Song W, Michael KA, Abdollah H, Simpson C, Baranchuk A, Redfearn D. A Novel Stepwise Ablation Strategy for the Management of Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2013;29(10):S180-S181.

Viskin S, Adler A, Strasberg B, Guevara-Valdivia ME, Somani R, Baranchuk A, Marquez MF, Scheinman M, Rosso R. Long QT Syndrome Complicating Atrio-Ventricular Block: Pro-arrhythmic Role Of Cardiac Memory. Heart Rhythm. 2014;11(5):S469.

Vali Z, Mistry A, Nicolson WB, Chu GS, Li X, Sandilands AJ, Somani R, Chelliah R, Chin D, Pathmanathan R, Stafford PJ, Ng GA. The changing trends in new ICD and CRT-D implants over the last 20 years at a single large tertiary cardiology centre. EP Europace. 2017; 19(1):i26.

Girach J, Armstrong S, Nath M, Somani R, Stafford PJ, Ng GA, Sandilands AJ. Evolution of PROMS data and what it tells us about patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. EP Europace. 2017;19(1):i18.

Varanasi S , Chu GS, Siddiqui MS, Man SHW, Somani R, Sandilands AJ, Stafford PJ, Ng GA. P wave duration and spectral analysis of signal averaged p wave: can this guide us in deciding the extent of af ablation required beyond pulmonary vein isolation? – A prospective study. EP Europace. 2017;19(3):iii366.

Varanasi S , Chu GS, Siddiqui MS, Man SHW, Somani R, Sandilands AJ, Stafford PJ, Ng GA. P wave duration and spectral analysis of signal averaged p wave: can this guide us in deciding the extent of af ablation required beyond pulmonary vein isolation? – A prospective study. EP Europace. 2017;19(1):i50.

Siddiqui S, Nicolson WB, Li X, Somani R, Sandilands AJ, Stafford PJ, Schlindwein FS, Ng GA. Prospective non-invasive evaluation of a novel ECG-based restitution biomarker for prediction of sudden cardiac death risk in ischaemic cardiomyopathy. EP Europace. 2017; 20(1):i9.

Armstrong S, Bracaloni L, Turner D, Chelliah R, Pathmanathan RK, Loke WI, Nicolson WB, Stafford PJ, Sandilands AJ, Somani R, Ng GA. The Clinical and Financial Impact Of a New Nurse-Led Service For Insertion Of Implantable Loop Recorders. EP Europace. 2018; 20(4):iv4-iv5.

Hussain S, Kovac J, Somani R. Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: Experience From A Single Tertiary Centre in The UK. EP Europace. 2018; 20(4):iv40–iv41.

Ihekwaba U, Chelliah R, Loke WI, Pathmanathan RK, Ng GA, Somani R. Leadless pacemaker implantation: Experience From A Single Tertiary Centre in The UK. EP Europace. 2018; 20(4):iv45-iv46.

Armstrong S, Bracaloni L, Turner D, Chelliah R, Pathmanathan RK, Loke WI, Nicolson WB, Stafford PJ, Sandilands AJ, Somani R, Ng GA. 6 Months Prospective Audit of Implantable Loop Recorders – What Does This Tell Us About Diagnostic Yield? EP Europace. 2018; 20(4):iv5.

Chu GS, Antoun I, Armstrong S, Sandilands AJ, Ng GA, Stafford PJ, Somani R. Assessing and improving quality of life data aggregation before and after AF ablation. EP Europace. 2018; 20(4):iv51.

Lazdam M, Sandilands AJ, Somani R, Ng GA, Stafford PJ. Real Life Experience of Cryoballoon Compared to Radiofrequency Ablation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. EP Europace. 2018;20(4):iv62.

Man SH, Lazdam M, Clayton L, Loke I, Somani R. Improvement in Pulmonary Artery Pressure and Response to Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy After Radiofrequency Ablation of Premature Ventricular Complexes at The Left Ventricular Summit in a Patient with Heart Failure. JACC. 2019. 73 (9 Supplement 1) 2790.

Man SH, Lazdam M, Clayton L, Loke I, Somani R. Pulmonary arterial pressure predicts heart failure decompensation from recent onset frequent premature ventricular complexes: improvement after radiofrequency catheter ablation. (EP Europace. 2019).

Vali Z, Mistry A, Lazdam M, Li X, Somani R, Stafford P, Sandilands A, Ng GA. Validation of a novel software application for non-invasive localisation of premature ventricular complexes (PVC) and ventricular tachycardia (VT) to guide catheter ablation. (EP Europace. 2019).

Armstrong S, Bracaloni L, Turner D, Chelliah R, Pathmanathan RK, Loke WI, Nicolson WB, Stafford PJ, Sandilands AJ, Somani R, Ng GA. The Clinical and Financial Impact Of a New Nurse-Led Service For Insertion Of Implantable Loop Recorders. (EP Europace. 2019).

Original Publications

Somani R, Grant PJ, Kain K, Catto AJ, Carter AM. Complement C3 and C-Reactive Protein Are Elevated in South Asians Independent of a Family History of Stroke. Stroke. 2006;37:2001-2006.

Ajjan R, Carter AM, Somani R, Kain K, Grant PJ. Ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk factors in healthy Caucasian and South Asian individuals with the metabolic syndrome. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2007;5:754-760.

Baranchuk A, Somani R, Simpson CS, Michael KA, Redfearn DP. Ablation of a left lateral accessory pathway in a patient with dextroposition of the heart. Cardiology Journal. 2012; 19(4):439-440.

Somani R, Baranchuk A, Guzman JC, Morillo CA. The role of Emergency Medical Services in the assessment and management of syncope. International Journal of Cardiology. 2012;154(3):368-369.

Barake W, Somani R, Baranchuk A. The Risk of Electromagnetic Interference from a Hearing Aid Device tested on a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device. RIA. 2012;1(2):290-292.

Somani R, Richardson VR, Standeven KF, Grant PJ, Carter AM. Elevated properdin and enhanced complement activation in first-degree relatives of South Asian subjects with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2012;35(4):894-899.

Howes JM, Richardson VR, Smith KA, Schroeder V, Somani R, Shore A, Hess K, Ajjan R, Pease RJ, Keen JN, Standeven KF, Carter AM. Complement C3 is a novel plasma clot component with anti-fibrinolytic properties. Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research. 2012;9(3):216-225.

Baranchuk A, Somani R. More Poles & More Configurations: Seeking the Holy Grail for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Editorial Comment on “Acute and Mid-Term Outcomes of Transvenous Implant of a New Left Ventricular Quadripolar Lead Versus Bipolar Leads for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Results From a Single Center Prospective Database” by Arias et al. Cardiology Journal. 2012;19(5):445-446.

Somani R, Baranchuk A. Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: We need to do more. Editorial Comment on “Patients Initially Evaluated During Cardiac Catheterization May Not be Offered an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Despite Meeting Implantation Criteria” by Upadhya et al. RIA. 2012;3(1):25-27.

Almehairi M, Somani R, Michael KA, Baranchuk A. Alternating Atrial Pacing Cycle Length during Ventricular Tachycardia. What is The Mechanism? Heart Rhythm. 2013;10(10):1553-1555.

Somani R, Caldwell JC, Baranchuk A. Intermittent Preexcitation and Electrotonic Modulation of Repolarization as a Cause of Macroscopic T Wave Alternans. Global Journal of Medical research, Radiology, Diagnostic, Imaging and Instrumentation. 2013;13(2):1-2

Somani R, Krahn AD, Healey JS, Chauhan VS, Birnie DH, Champagne J, Sanatani S, Angaran P, Gow RM, Chakrabarti S, Gerull B, Yee R, Skanes AC, Gula LJ, Leong-Sit P, Klein GJ, Gollob MH, Talajic M, Gardner M and Simpson CS. Procainamide Infusion in the Evaluation of Unexplained Cardiac Arrest: From the Cardiac Arrest Survivors with Preserved Ejection Fraction Registry (CASPER). Heart Rhythm 2014;11(6):1047-1054.

Somani R, DeJong P, Michael K, Baranchuk A. An Unnecessary Shock from an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Following Transcutaneous Pacing. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2014;16(4):330-333.

Somani R, Mohajer K, Haley C, Simpson CS, Abdollah H, Baranchuk A, Redfearn DP and K Michael. The Periprocedural Use of Dabigatran in Patients Undergoing Left Atrial Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Cardiovascular Therapeutics. 2014;32(5):198-201.

Rosso R, Adler A, Strasberg B, Guevara-Valdivia ME, Somani R, Baranchuk A, Halkin A, Márquez MF, Oliver T, Scheinman M, Steinvil A, Belhassen B, Kazatsker M, Katz A and Viskin S. Long QT syndrome complicating atrio-ventricular block: Arrhythmogenic role of cardiac memory. Circulation: Arrhythmia Electrophysiology. 2014;7(6):1129-1135.

Almehairi M, Somani R, Ellenbogen K, Baranchuk A. Inappropriate detection of ventricular fibrillation in the presence of T-wave oversensing algorithm. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2015;38(3):407-410.

Somani R, Ng GA, Hobson NA, Redfearn DP and Caldwell JC. A Comparison of the Efficacy of Voltage-directed Cavotricuspid Isthmus Ablation Using Mini Versus Conventional Electrodes. The Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management. 2018;9:3198-3203.

Roberts PR, Pepper CB, Rinaldi CA, Bates M, Thornley A, Somani R, Abozguia K, Harris S, Rao A, Pedersen M, McComb J, Shepherd E, Moore P, Schilling R, Zaidi A. The Use of a Single Chamber Leadless Pacemaker for the Treatment of Cardioinhibitory Vasovagal Syncope – A United Kingdom Perspective. International Journal of Cardiology Heart & Vasculature. 2019;23:100349.

Ihekwaba UK, Stafford PJ, Somani R. Fluoroscopic Appearance of a Single-Wall Cryoballoon Breach During Pulmonary Vein Isolation. Journal of American College of Cardiology Case Reports. 2019; 1(2):259-260.

Presentations

Altered Clot Formation and Lysis in First-Degree Relatives of South Asian Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. British Junior Cardiologists’ Association – Cordis International Research Awards 2005 (London, UK).

Complement Factor B and sC5b-9 are Elevated in First-Degree Relatives of South Asian Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The European Meeting on Vascular Biology and Medicine 2005. (Hamburg, Germany).

Complement Factor C3 is Elevated in South Asian Subjects and Correlates with Features of the Insulin Resistance Syndrome. The European Meeting on Vascular Biology and Medicine 2005. (Hamburg, Germany).

Altered Clot Formation and Lysis in First-Degree Relatives of South Asian Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The European Meeting on Vascular Biology and Medicine 2005. (Hamburg, Germany).

Management Of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators In The Emergency Department: An Inappropriate Shock Following Transcutaneous Pacing. Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2012 (Toronto, Canada).

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Reduces Ventricular High Rate Episodes But Not Atrial Arrhythmias. Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2012 (Toronto, Canada).

An Unnecessary Shock Following Transcutaneous Pacing. Arrhythmia Update+ 2013 (Whistler, British Columbia, Canada).

Procainamide Infusion in the Evaluation of Unexplained Cardiac Arrest and Familial Sudden Death: From the Cardiac Arrest Survivors with Preserved Ejection Fraction Registry (CASPER). Heart Rhythm 2013 (Denver, Colorado).

Woodcock H, Varanasi SS, Pathmanathan RK, Sandilands AJ, Somani R. Ventricular tachycardia: An incidental finding in a “well man” clinic – Regional update in medicine conference, RCP East  midlands.

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