David S Frankel, MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
9 Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6801
Fax: 215-615-4350
BA (American History)
University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, 2000.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

ventricular tachycardia
atrial fibrillation
catheter ablation
supraventricular tachycardia
cardiac resynchronization therapy

Description of Research Expertise

ventricular tachycardia
atrial fibrillation
catheter ablation
supraventricular tachycardia
pacing-induced cardiomyopathy
cardiac resynchronization therapy

Selected Publications

Sugrue A, Frankel DS.: Look left, look right, look left again. Heart Rhythm Sep 2021.

Garg L, Pothineni NVK, Arroyo A, Rodriguez D, Garcia FC, Hyman MC, Kumareswaran R, Arkles JS, Schaller RD, Supple GE, Frankel DS, Riley MP, Nazarian S, Lin D, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE, Saenz LC, Santangeli P.: Interatrial septal tachycardias following atrial fibrillation ablation or cardiac surgery: Electrophysiological features and ablation outcomes. Heart Rhythm Sep 2021.

Cerantola M, Arkles J, Frankel DS.: Diagnostic Approach to Wide Complex Tachycardia. JAMA Intern Med 181: 1231-1233, Sep 2021.

Cherian TS, Schaller RD, Frankel DS.: Moving Beyond "Fib/Flutter" Am J Med Sep 2021.

Blandino A, Bianchi F, Frankel DS, Liang JJ, Mazzanti A, D'Ascenzo F, Masi AS, Grossi S, Musumeci G.: Safety and efficacy of catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia in elderly patients with structural heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Interv Card Electrophysiol Aug 2021.

Hyman MC, Papireddy M, Frankel DS.: Paroxysmal Atrioventricular Block. JAMA Intern Med 181: 1108-1109, Aug 2021.

Muser D, Nucifora G, Castro SA, Enriquez A, Chahal CAA, Magnani S, Kumareswaran R, Arkles J, Supple G, Schaller R, Hyman M, Dixit S, Lin D, Zado ES, Tschabrunn C, Callans DJ, Nazarian S, Frankel DS, Marchlinski FE, Santangeli P.: Myocardial Substrate Characterization by CMR T(1) Mapping in Patients With NICM and No LGE Undergoing Catheter Ablation of VT. JACC Clin Electrophysiol Jul 2021.

Cherian TS, Nazarian S, Frankel DS.: Everything That Wenckebachs Is Not the AV Node. JAMA Intern Med 181: 853-855, Jun 2021.

Smietana J, Frankel DS, Serletti JM, Arkles J, Pothineni NVK, Marchlinski FE, Schaller RD.: Subserratus implantation of the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Heart Rhythm Jun 2021.

Muser D, Nucifora G, Muser D, Nucifora G, Pieroni M, Castro SA, Casado Arroyo R, Maeda S, Benhayon DA, Liuba I, Sadek M, Magnani S, Enriquez A, Liang JJ, Sassone B, Desjardins B, Dixit S, Deo R, Garcia FC, Callans DJ, Frankel DS, Selvanayagam JB, Marchlinski FE, Santangeli P.: Prognostic Value of Nonischemic Ringlike Left Ventricular Scar in Patients With Apparently Idiopathic Nonsustained Ventricular Arrhythmias. Circulation 143: 1359-1373, Apr 2021.

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Last updated: 09/28/2021
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