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  1. The promise of cardiac neuromodulation: can computational modelling bridge the gap?

Liu MB, Ajijola OA.J Physiol. 2023 Aug 3. doi: 10.1113/JP285309. Online ahead of print.PMID: 37535053

  1. Photogrammetry of Perfusion-Fixed Heart: Innovative Approach to Study 3-Dimensional Cardiac Anatomy.

Sato T, Hanna P, Ajijola OA, Shivkumar K, Mori S.JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2023 Jul 26:S2405-500X(23)00513-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2023.07.002. Online ahead of print.PMID: 37516938

  1. From the Heart Rhythm Society's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.

Tamirisa KP, Dye CA, Patel K, Chrispin J, Parham TA, Fradley MG, McLemore-McGregor R, Hsu JC, Frazier-Mills CG, Sogade FO, Ajijola OA, Fontaine JM, Volgman AS, Thomas KL.Heart Rhythm. 2023 Jul;20(7):1098-1100. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2023.04.013.PMID37393098 

  1. Juneteenth in STEMM and the barriers to equitable science.

Mays A, Byars-Winston A, Hinton A Jr, Marshall AG, Kirabo A, August A, Marlin BJ, Riggs B, Tolbert B, Wanjalla C, Womack C, Evans CS, Barnes C, Starbird C, Williams C, Reynolds C, Taabazuing C, Cameron CE, Murray DD, Applewhite D, Morton DJ, Lee D, Williams DW, Lynch D, Brady D, Lynch E, Rutaganira FUN, Silva GM, Shuler H, Saboor IA, Davis J, Dzirasa K, Hammonds-Odie L, Reyes L, Sweetwyne MT, McReynolds MR, Johnson MDL, Smith NA, Pittman N, Ajijola OA, Smith Q, Robinson RAS, Lewis SC, Murray SA, Black S, Neal SE, Andrisse S, Townsend S, Damo SM, Griffith TN, Lambert WM, Clemons WM Jr.Cell. 2023 Jun 8;186(12):2510-2517. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2023.05.016. Epub 2023 Jun 8.PMID: 37295396

  1. Thoracic Spinal Cord Neuroinflammation as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Pulmonary Hypertension.

Razee A, Banerjee S, Hong J, Magaki S, Fishbein G, Ajijola OA, Umar S.Hypertension. 2023 Apr 24. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.122.20782. Online ahead of print.PMID: 37092338

  1. Tiered sympathetic control of cardiac function revealed by viral tracing and single cell transcriptome profiling.

Sharma S, Littman R, Tompkins JD, Arneson D, Contreras J, Dajani AH, Ang K, Tsanhani A, Sun X, Jay PY, Herzog H, Yang X, Ajijola OA.Elife. 2023 May 10;12:e86295. doi: 10.7554/eLife.86295. Online ahead of print.PMID: 37162194 

  1. Sinus arrest during radiofrequency ablation from the inferoseptal process of the left ventricle: Proposed mechanisms of an uncommon finding.

Mircea AA, Mori S, Ajijola OA, Khakpour H.HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2023 Feb 10;9(5):291-295. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2023.01.015. eCollection 2023 May.PMID: 37324967

  1. The derivative of tissue activation as a marker of arrhythmogenic myocardium.

Temma T, Lux RL, Yoshie K, Hayase J, Bradfield JS, Shivkumar K, Ajijola OA.Heart Rhythm. 2023 Feb;20(2):261-271. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2022.10.013. Epub 2022 Oct 18.PMID: 36270579

  1. Editorial commentary: Atrial fibrillation and stroke: The journey continues.

Chung WH, Ajijola OA.Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2023 Jan;33(1):30-31. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2021.12.016. Epub 2021 Dec 31.PMID: 34979177 


  1. Clinical predictors and implications of cardiac inflammation detected on positron emission tomography (PET) in patients referred for premature ventricular complex (PVC) ablation.

Chung WH, Hayase J, Do DH, Dixit N, Ajijola O, Buch E, Boyle N, Shivkumar K, Bradfield JS.J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2022 Dec 13. doi: 10.1007/s10840-022-01446-z. Online ahead of print.PMID: 36510109

  1. Autonomic nervous system and arrhythmias in structural heart disease.

Sridharan A, Bradfield JS, Shivkumar K, Ajijola OA.Auton Neurosci. 2022 Dec;243:103037. doi: 10.1016/j.autneu.2022.103037. Epub 2022 Sep 24.PMID: 36201902 

  1. Detection of inflammation using cardiac positron emission tomography for evaluation of ventricular arrhythmias: An institutional experience.

Hayase J, Do DH, Liang JJ, Kim M, Lee B, Ajijola O, Buch E, Boyle N, Shivkumar K, Bradfield JS.Heart Rhythm. 2022 Dec;19(12):2064-2072. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2022.07.021. Epub 2022 Aug 3.PMID: 35932988

  1. Metrics of high cofluctuation and entropy to describe control of cardiac function in the stellate ganglion.

Gurel NZ, Sudarshan KB, Hadaya J, Karavos A, Temma T, Hori Y, Armour JA, Kember G, Ajijola OA.Elife. 2022 Nov 25;11:e78520. doi: 10.7554/eLife.78520.PMID: 36426848

  1. Towards a Leadless Wirelessly Controlled Intravenous Cardiac Pacemaker.

Anwar U, Ajijola OA, Shivkumar K, Markovic D.IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2022 Oct;69(10):3074-3086. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2022.3161415. Epub 2022 Sep 19.PMID: 35320081

  1. Irreversible electroporation for cardiac ablation: Optimizing cell type-specific effects.

Masuyama K, Ajijola OA.J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2022 Sep;33(9):2062-2063. doi: 10.1111/jce.15637. Epub 2022 Aug 16.PMID: 35924473

  1. Racial and ethnic disparities in arrhythmia care: A call for action.

Thomas KL, Garg J, Velagapudi P, Gopinathannair R, Chung MK, Kusumoto F, Ajijola O, Jackson LR 2nd, Turagam MK, Joglar JA, Sogade FO, Fontaine JM, Krahn AD, Russo AM, Albert C, Lakkireddy DR.Heart Rhythm. 2022 Sep;19(9):1577-1593. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2022.06.001. Epub 2022 Jul 14.PMID: 35842408

  1. Painless cardioversion/defibrillation: Are we there yet?

Do D, Ajijola OA.Heart Rhythm. 2022 Jul;19(7):1174-1175. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2022.03.1231. Epub 2022 Apr 4.PMID: 35390534

  1. Studying Cardiac Neural Network Dynamics: Challenges and Opportunities for Scientific Computing.

Gurel NZ, Sudarshan KB, Tam S, Ly D, Armour JA, Kember G, Ajijola OA.Front Physiol. 2022 Apr 29;13:835761. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.835761. eCollection 2022.PMID: 35574437

  1. Association of Generalized Anxiety Disorder With Autonomic Hypersensitivity and Blunted Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Activity During Peripheral Adrenergic Stimulation: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Teed AR, Feinstein JS, Puhl M, Lapidus RC, Upshaw V, Kuplicki RT, Bodurka J, Ajijola OA, Kaye WH, Thompson WK, Paulus MP, Khalsa SS.JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 1;79(4):323-332. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.4225.PMID: 35107563

  1. Pearls of wisdom for aspiring physician-scientist residency applicants and program directors.

Gallagher EJ, Rockey DC, Kontos CD, Vyas JM, Brass LF, Hu PJ, Isales CM, Ajijola OA, Rathmell WK, Conlin PR, Baiocchi RA, Kazmierczak BI, Akabas MH, Williams CS.JCI Insight. 2022 Mar 22;7(6):e158467. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.158467.PMID: 35315364 

  1. Chronic Kidney Disease: A Nerve-Racking Situation for the Heart.

Ajijola OA.Circ Res. 2022 Mar 18;130(6):829-830. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.122.320858. Epub 2022 Feb 25.PMID: 35209720 

  1. Research Opportunities in Autonomic Neural Mechanisms of Cardiopulmonary Regulation: A Report From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institutes of Health Office of the Director Workshop.

Mehra R, Tjurmina OA, Ajijola OA, Arora R, Bolser DC, Chapleau MW, Chen PS, Clancy CE, Delisle BP, Gold MR, Goldberger JJ, Goldstein DS, Habecker BA, Handoko ML, Harvey R, Hummel JP, Hund T, Meyer C, Redline S, Ripplinger CM, Simon MA, Somers VK, Stavrakis S, Taylor-Clark T, Undem BJ, Verrier RL, Zucker IH, Sopko G, Shivkumar K.JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2022 Jan 26;7(3):265-293. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2021.11.003. eCollection 2022 Mar.PMID: 35411324

  1. Electrophysiology and Arrhythmogenesis in the Human Right Ventricular Outflow Tract.

Aras K, Gams A, Faye NR, Brennan J, Goldrick K, Li J, Zhong Y, Chiang CH, Smith EH, Poston MD, Chivers J, Hanna P, Mori S, Ajijola OA, Shivkumar K, Hoover DB, Viventi J, Rogers JA, Bernus O, Efimov IR.Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2022 Mar;15(3):e010630. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.121.010630. Epub 2022 Mar 3.PMID: 35238622 

  1. Lessons Learned From the Use of the Most Significant Change Technique for Adaptive Management of Complex Health Interventions.

Ohkubo S, Mwaikambo L, Salem RM, Ajijola L, Nyachae P, Sharma MK.Glob Health Sci Pract. 2022 Feb 28;10(1):e2100624. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-21-00624. Print 2022 Feb 28.PMID: 35294391 

  1. Surgical ablation after stereotactic body radiation therapy for ventricular arrhythmias.

Hayase J, Chin R, Kwon M, Cao M, Hu P, Ajijola O, Boyle N, Shivkumar K, Bradfield JS.HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2021 Nov 3;8(2):73-76. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2021.10.006. eCollection 2022 Feb.PMID: 35242541

  1. Afferents Nerves in Atrial Fibrillation: Going Beyond Fight or Flight.

Hanna P, Ajijola OA.JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2022 Feb;8(2):165-167. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2022.01.013.PMID: 35210072

  1. Educational Pathways for Black Students in Science, Engineering, and Medicine: Exploring Barriers and Possible Interventions: Proceedings of a Workshop.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Policy and Global Affairs; Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine; Laurencin CT, Whitacre P, Holden LM, Bridges CR Jr, Ajijola O, editors.Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2022 Jan 31.PMID: 3517154


  1. Autonomic modulation of ventricular electrical activity: recent developments and clinical implications.

van Weperen VYH, Vos MA, Ajijola OA.Clin Auton Res. 2021 Dec;31(6):659-676. doi: 10.1007/s10286-021-00823-4. Epub 2021 Sep 30.PMID: 34591191

  1. Combination Biomarkers for Risk Stratification in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure Biomarkers Prognostication in HF.

Feng Z, Akinrimisi OP, Gornbein JA, Truong QA, Das S, Singh JP, Ajijola O.J Card Fail. 2021 Dec;27(12):1321-1327. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.05.028. Epub 2021 Jun 19.PMID: 34153460

  1. Aorticorenal ganglion as a novel target for renal neuromodulation.

Hori Y, Temma T, Wooten C, Sobowale C, Tahmasian S, Chan C, Swid MA, Zuckerman JE, Peacock W, Ajijola OA.Heart Rhythm. 2021 Oct;18(10):1745-1757. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2021.06.1192. Epub 2021 Jun 26.PMID: 34182169

  1. Cardiac afferent signaling partially underlies premature ventricular contraction-induced cardiomyopathy.

Hori Y, Temma T, Wooten C, Sobowale C, Chan C, Swid M, Ajijola OA.Heart Rhythm. 2021 Sep;18(9):1586-1595. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2021.04.004. Epub 2021 Apr 9.PMID: 33845214

  1. Non-invasive stereotactic body radiation therapy for refractory ventricular arrhythmias: an institutional experience.

Chin R, Hayase J, Hu P, Cao M, Deng J, Ajijola O, Do D, Vaseghi M, Buch E, Khakpour H, Fujimura O, Krokhaleva Y, Macias C, Sorg J, Gima J, Pavez G, Boyle NG, Steinberg M, Shivkumar K, Bradfield JS.J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2021 Sep;61(3):535-543. doi: 10.1007/s10840-020-00849-0. Epub 2020 Aug 15.PMID: 32803639

  1. A novel metric linking stellate ganglion neuronal population dynamics to cardiopulmonary physiology.

Sudarshan KB, Hori Y, Swid MA, Karavos AC, Wooten C, Armour JA, Kember G, Ajijola OA.Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2021 Aug 1;321(2):H369-H381. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00138.2021. Epub 2021 Jul 2.PMID: 34213390

  1. Ferumoxytol-enhanced magnetic resonance T1 reactivity for depiction of myocardial hypoperfusion.

Colbert CM, Le AH, Shao J, Currier JW, Ajijola OA, Hu P, Nguyen KL.NMR Biomed. 2021 Jul;34(7):e4518. doi: 10.1002/nbm.4518. Epub 2021 Apr 8.PMID: 33830561

  1. Did giraffe cardiovascular evolution solve the problem of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction?

Natterson-Horowitz B, Baccouche BM, Mary J, Shivkumar T, Bertelsen MF, Aalkjær C, Smerup MH, Ajijola OA, Hadaya J, Wang T.Evol Med Public Health. 2021 Jun 11;9(1):248-255. doi: 10.1093/emph/eoab016. eCollection 2021.PMID: 34447575

  1. Key dimensions of post-traumatic stress disorder and endothelial dysfunction: a protocol for a mechanism-focused cohort study.

Cleveland S, Reed K, Thomas JL, Ajijola OA, Ebrahimi R, Hsiai T, Lazarov A, Montoya AK, Neria Y, Shimbo D, Wolitzky-Taylor K, Sumner JA.BMJ Open. 2021 May 5;11(5):e043060. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043060.PMID: 33952541

  1. Cardiac sympathetic denervation and mental health.

Khalsa SS, Clausen AN, Shahabi L, Sorg J, Gonzalez SE, Naliboff B, Shivkumar K, Ajijola OA.Auton Neurosci. 2021 May;232:102787. doi: 10.1016/j.autneu.2021.102787. Epub 2021 Feb 14.PMID: 33631539 

  1. Single-cell transcriptomic profiling of satellite glial cells in stellate ganglia reveals developmental and functional axial dynamics.

van Weperen VYH, Littman RJ, Arneson DV, Contreras J, Yang X, Ajijola OA.Glia. 2021 May;69(5):1281-1291. doi: 10.1002/glia.23965. Epub 2021 Jan 12.PMID: 33432730

  1. Minimally Invasive Bilateral Stellate Ganglionectomy for Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia.

Elliott IA, DeJesus M, Dobaria V, Vaseghi M, Ajijola OA, Shivkumar K, Hoftman NN, Benharash P, Lee JM, Yanagawa J.JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Apr;7(4):533-535. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2020.12.001. Epub 2021 Jan 5.PMID: 33419708

  1. Minimally Invasive Bilateral Stellate Ganglionectomy for Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia.

Elliott IA, DeJesus M, Dobaria V, Vaseghi M, Ajijola OA, Shivkumar K, Hoftman NN, Benharash P, Lee JM, Yanagawa J.Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Apr;111(4):e295-e296. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.09.030. Epub 2021 Jan 5.PMID: 33419566

  1. Combined Imaging and In Silico Simulations to Predict Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy. 

Akinrimisi OP, Ajijola OA.JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Feb;7(2):250-252. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2020.11.023.PMID: 33602407

  1. Integrated electrophysiology care for patients with heart failure: An envisioned future.

Mason PK, Desai A, Ajijola OA, Amin AK, Barbhaiya C, Basil A, DeBiasi R, Dukes J, Fradley M, Ismail H, Jackson L 2nd, Mendelson T, Montgomery J, Orencole MP, Syed FF, Wan E, Zilinski J, Singh JP.Heart Rhythm. 2021 Feb;18(2):e51-e63. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.10.008. Epub 2020 Oct 13.PMID: 33065255

  1. Arrhythmic Risk Profile and Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation for Recurrent Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia After Ablation.

Dusi V, Gornbein J, Do DH, Sorg JM, Khakpour H, Krokhaleva Y, Ajijola OA, Macias C, Bradfield JS, Buch E, Fujimura OA, Boyle NG, Yanagawa J, Lee JM, Shivkumar K, Vaseghi M.J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Jan 19;10(2):e018371. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.018371. Epub 2021 Jan 14.PMID: 33441022

  1. COVID Highlights Another Crisis: Lack of Black Physicians and Scientists.

Daley GQ, Barabino GA, Ajijola OA, Bright CM, Rice VM, Laurencin CT.Med. 2021 Jan 15;2(1):2-3. doi: 10.1016/j.medj.2020.06.006. Epub 2020 Jun 24.PMID: 32838358

  1. Chemotherapy and Radiation-Associated Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction.

Teng AE, Noor B, Ajijola OA, Yang EH.Curr Oncol Rep. 2021 Jan 8;23(2):14. doi: 10.1007/s11912-020-01013-7.PMID: 33417078


  1. Estrogen-sensitive medial preoptic area neurons coordinate torpor in mice.

Zhang Z, Reis FMCV, He Y, Park JW, DiVittorio JR, Sivakumar N, van Veen JE, Maesta-Pereira S, Shum M, Nichols I, Massa MG, Anderson S, Paul K, Liesa M, Ajijola OA, Xu Y, Adhikari A, Correa SM.Nat Commun. 2020 Dec 11;11(1):6378. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-20050-1.PMID: 33311503 Free PMC article.

  1. 3D-Printed Coronary Implants Are Effective for Percutaneous Creation of Swine Models with Focal Coronary Stenosis.

Colbert CM, Shao J, Hollowed JJ, Currier JW, Ajijola OA, Fishbein GA, Duarte-Vogel SM, Dharmakumar R, Hu P, Nguyen KL.J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2020 Dec;13(6):1033-1043. doi: 10.1007/s12265-020-10018-3. Epub 2020 May 11.PMID: 32394352 Free PMC article.

  1. Circulating Neuropeptide Y as a Biomarker for Neuromodulation in Atrial Fibrillation.

Stavrakis S, Morris L, Takashima AD, Elkholey K, Van Wagoner DR, Ajijola OA.JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Nov;6(12):1575-1576. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2020.08.025.PMID: 33213819 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

  1. Editoral commentary: Atrial fibrillation: The road to sinus starts at the ear.

Sobowale CO, Do D, Ajijola OA.Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2020 Oct;30(7):440-441. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2019.11.005. Epub 2019 Nov 22.PMID: 31836411 No abstract available.

  1. Enteric Glia Modulate Macrophage Phenotype and Visceral Sensitivity following Inflammation.

Grubišić V, McClain JL, Fried DE, Grants I, Rajasekhar P, Csizmadia E, Ajijola OA, Watson RE, Poole DP, Robson SC, Christofi FL, Gulbransen BD.Cell Rep. 2020 Sep 8;32(10):108100. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2020.108100.PMID: 32905782 Free PMC article.

  1. Recurrent ventricular tachycardia after cardiac sympathetic denervation: Prolonged cycle length with improved hemodynamic tolerance and ablation outcomes.

Hayase J, Dusi V, Do D, Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Lee JM, Yanagawa J, Hoftman N, Revels S, Buch EF, Khakpour H, Fujimura O, Krokhaleva Y, Macias C, Sorg J, Gima J, Pavez G, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K, Bradfield JS.J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2020 Sep;31(9):2382-2392. doi: 10.1111/jce.14624. Epub 2020 Jun 30.PMID: 32558054 Free PMC article.

  1. Incidence of recreational sports-related sudden cardiac arrest in participants over age 12 in a general African population.

Tchanana GMK, Ngantcha M, Yuyun MF, Ajijola OA, Mbouh S, Tchameni SCT, Suliman A, Bonny A.BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2020 Aug 23;6(1):e000706. doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000706. eCollection 2020.PMID: 32879735 Free PMC article.

  1. Cardiovascular autonomic reflex function after bilateral cardiac sympathetic denervation for ventricular arrhythmias.

Dusi V, Shahabi L, Lapidus RC, Sorg JM, Naliboff BD, Shivkumar K, Khalsa SS, Ajijola OA.Heart Rhythm. 2020 Aug;17(8):1320-1327. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.04.022. Epub 2020 Apr 20.PMID: 32325196 Free PMC article.

  1. Quantitative assessment of cardiovascular autonomic impairment in cancer survivors: a single center case series.

Noor B, Akhavan S, Leuchter M, Yang EH, Ajijola OA.Cardiooncology. 2020 Jul 28;6:11. doi: 10.1186/s40959-020-00065-9. eCollection 2020.PMID: 32742722 Free PMC article.

  1. Cardiac Pacing Training in Africa: Endorsed by the Africa Heart Rhythm Association (AFHRA): JACC International.

Rwebembera J, Jeilan M, Ajijola OA, Talle M, Sani MU, Karaye KM, Yuyun MF, Nel G, Akinyi L, Subahi S, Aboulmaaty M, Sogade F, Aoudia Y, Mbakwem A, Tantchou C, Salim M, Tayebjee MH, Poku JW, Vezi B, Kaviraj B, Ngantcha M, Chin A, Bonny A.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Jul 28;76(4):465-472. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.04.079.PMID: 32703517

  1. Neuromodulation Therapy in Heart Failure: Combined Use of Drugs and Devices.

Sobowale CO, Hori Y, Ajijola OA.J Innov Card Rhythm Manag. 2020 Jul 15;11(7):4151-4159. doi: 10.19102/icrm.2020.110705. eCollection 2020 Jul.PMID: 32724706 Free PMC article.

  1. Conversations With Legends in Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Ajijola OA, Zipes D.JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Jul;6(7):905.e1-905.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2020.06.003.PMID: 32703580 Free article. No abstract available.

  1. A Case of Ventricular Tachycardia Caused by a Rare Cardiac Mesenchymal Hamartoma.

Feng Z, Philipson D, Uzzell JP, Stein-Merlob A, Yang EH, Middlekauff HR, Lau RP, Fishbein GA, Bradfield JS, Ajijola OA.JACC Case Rep. 2020 Jun 17;2(7):1049-1055. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.04.038. eCollection 2020 Jun 17.PMID: 34317413 Free PMC article.

  1. The cardiac sympathetic co-transmitter neuropeptide Y is pro-arrhythmic following ST-elevation myocardial infarction despite beta-blockade.

Kalla M, Hao G, Tapoulal N, Tomek J, Liu K, Woodward L; ‘Oxford Acute Myocardial Infarction (OxAMI) Study’; Dall'Armellina E, Banning AP, Choudhury RP, Neubauer S, Kharbanda RK, Channon KM, Ajijola OA, Shivkumar K, Paterson DJ, Herring N.Eur Heart J. 2020 Jun 14;41(23):2168-2179. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz852.PMID: 31834357 Free PMC article.

  1. A Systematic Review of the Spectrum of Cardiac Arrhythmias in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Yuyun MF, Bonny A, Ng GA, Sliwa K, Kengne AP, Chin A, Mocumbi AO, Ngantcha M, Ajijola OA, Bukhman G.Glob Heart. 2020 May 8;15(1):37. doi: 10.5334/gh.808.PMID: 32923331 Free PMC article.

  1. The inaugural meeting of the Africa Heart Rhythm Association (AFHRA).

Jeilan M, Rwebembera J, Aden H, Akinyi L, Ajijola OA, Chin A, Kaviraj B, Karaye KM, Mbakwem A, Murage B, Ngatcha M, Salim M, Tantchou C, Nel G, Bonny A, Tayebjee M.Cardiovasc J Afr. 2020 May/Jun;31(3):162-164. doi: 10.5830/CVJA-2020-019.PMID: 32627802 Free PMC article.

  1. Prognostic impact of atrial rhythm and dimension in patients with structural heart disease undergoing cardiac sympathetic denervation for ventricular arrhythmias.

Dusi V, Sorg JM, Gornbein J, Gima J, Yanagawa J, Lee JM, Vecerek N, Vaseghi M, Bradfield JS, De Ferrari GM, Shivkumar K, Ajijola OA.Heart Rhythm. 2020 May;17(5 Pt A):714-720. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.12.007. Epub 2019 Dec 16.PMID: 31837474 Free PMC article.

  1. Cardiac arrhythmias in low- and middle-income countries.

Mkoko P, Bahiru E, Ajijola OA, Bonny A, Chin A.Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2020 Apr;10(2):350-360. doi: 10.21037/cdt.2019.09.21.PMID: 32420117 Free PMC article. Review.

  1. Cardiac arrhythmia services in Africa from 2011 to 2018: the second report from the Pan African Society of Cardiology working group on cardiac arrhythmias and pacing.

Bonny A, Ngantcha M, Yuyun MF, Karaye KM, Scholtz W, Suliman A, Nel G, Aoudia Y, Kane A, Moustaghfi A, Okello E, Houenassi M, Sonou A, Niakara A, Lubenga YR, Adoubi A, Russel J, Damasceno A, Touré AI, Kane A, Tabane A, Jeilan M, Mbaye A, Tibazarwa K, Ben Ameur Y, Diakité M, Subahi S, Kaviraj B, Sani MU, Ajijola OA, Chin A, Sliwa K.Europace. 2020 Mar 1;22(3):420-433. doi: 10.1093/europace/euz354.PMID: 31989158

  1. Coronary Sinus Neuropeptide Y Levels and Adverse Outcomes in Patients With Stable Chronic Heart Failure.

Ajijola OA, Chatterjee NA, Gonzales MJ, Gornbein J, Liu K, Li D, Paterson DJ, Shivkumar K, Singh JP, Herring N.JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Mar 1;5(3):318-325. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2019.4717.PMID: 31876927 

  1. Cardiac TRPV1 afferent signaling promotes arrhythmogenic ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction.

Yoshie K, Rajendran PS, Massoud L, Mistry J, Swid MA, Wu X, Sallam T, Zhang R, Goldhaber JI, Salavatian S, Ajijola OA.JCI Insight. 2020 Feb 13;5(3):e124477. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.124477.PMID: 31846438 Free PMC article.

  1. Renal denervation as adjunctive therapy to cardiac sympathetic denervation for ablation refractory ventricular tachycardia.

Bradfield JS, Hayase J, Liu K, Moriarty J, Kee ST, Do D, Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Gima J, Sorg J, Cote S, Pavez G, Buch E, Khakpour H, Krokhaleva Y, Macias C, Fujimura O, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K.Heart Rhythm. 2020 Feb;17(2):220-227. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.09.016. Epub 2019 Sep 17.PMID: 31539629

  1. Cardiac pacing in sub-Saharan Africa.

Bonny A, Ajijola OA, Jeilan M, Sani M, Yousef Z, Yuyun MF, Karaye K, Nahib MA, Aoudia Y, Akinyi L, Ngantcha M, Subahi S, Sogade F, Chin A.Cardiovasc J Afr. 2020 Jan/Feb 23;31(1):3-4. doi: 10.5830/CVJA-2020-001. Epub 2020 Jan 14.PMID: 31995114


  1. Stylet-directed His bundle lead placement: Early days of an emerging contender.

Bender AB, Ajijola OA.Heart Rhythm. 2019 Dec;16(12):1832-1833. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.08.027. Epub 2019 Aug 30.PMID: 31476411 No abstract available.

  1. Hepatorenal protective effects of protocatechuic acid in rats administered with anticancer drug methotrexate.

Owumi SE, Ajijola IJ, Agbeti OM.Hum Exp Toxicol. 2019 Nov;38(11):1254-1265. doi: 10.1177/0960327119871095. Epub 2019 Aug 20.PMID: 31431087

  1. Cardiopulmonary Performance After Left Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation for Long QT Syndromes: Yes We Can!

Dusi V, Ajijola OA.JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Sep;5(9):1091-1092. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2019.08.005.PMID: 31537340 Free article. No abstract available.

  1. Ferumoxytol-Enhanced CMR for Vasodilator Stress Testing: A Feasibility Study.

Nguyen KL, Shao J, Ghodrati VK, Ajijola OA, Dharmakumar R, Finn JP, Hu P.JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Aug;12(8 Pt 1):1582-1584. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2019.01.024. Epub 2019 Mar 13.PMID: 30878418 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

  1. Neuromodulation Approaches for Cardiac Arrhythmias: Recent Advances.

Dusi V, Zhu C, Ajijola OA.Curr Cardiol Rep. 2019 Mar 18;21(5):32. doi: 10.1007/s11886-019-1120-1.PMID: 30887264


  1. Training the physician-scientist: views from program directors and aspiring young investigators.

Williams CS, Iness AN, Baron RM, Ajijola OA, Hu PJ, Vyas JM, Baiocchi R, Adami AJ, Lever JM, Klein PS, Demer L, Madaio M, Geraci M, Brass LF, Blanchard M, Salata R, Zaidi M.JCI Insight. 2018 Dec 6;3(23):e125651. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.125651.PMID: 30518696 Free PMC article.

  1. Ageing, the autonomic nervous system and arrhythmia: From brain to heart.

Chadda KR, Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Shivkumar K, Huang CL, Jeevaratnam K.Ageing Res Rev. 2018 Dec;48:40-50. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2018.09.005. Epub 2018 Oct 6.PMID: 30300712 

  1. Using reconditioned pacemakers to treat bradycardia in Africa.

Wunderly K, Yousef Z, Bonny A, Weatherwax KJ, Lavan B, Allmendinger C, Wasserman B, Samson G, Davis S, Nel G, Russell J, Akwanalo C, Sani MU, Chin A, Ajijola OA, Mayosi BM, Eagle KA, Crawford TC.Nat Rev Cardiol. 2018 Dec;15(12):725-726. doi: 10.1038/s41569-018-0076-y.PMID: 30209354 No abstract available.

  1. Mechanisms and management of refractory ventricular arrhythmias in the age of autonomic modulation.

Bradfield JS, Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Shivkumar K.Heart Rhythm. 2018 Aug;15(8):1252-1260. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2018.02.015. Epub 2018 Feb 14.PMID: 29454137 Review.

  1. Morphological Spectra of Adult Human Stellate Ganglia: Implications for Thoracic Sympathetic Denervation.

Kwon OJ, Pendekanti S, Fox JN, Yanagawa J, Fishbein MC, Shivkumar K, Lambert HW, Ajijola OA.Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2018 Jul;301(7):1244-1250. doi: 10.1002/ar.23797. Epub 2018 Feb 28.PMID: 29451372 Free PMC article.

  1. RNA Sequencing Reveals Novel Transcripts from Sympathetic Stellate Ganglia During Cardiac Sympathetic Hyperactivity.

Bardsley EN, Davis H, Ajijola OA, Buckler KJ, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K, Paterson DJ.Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 5;8(1):8633. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-26651-7.PMID: 29872217 Free PMC article.

  1. Phosphodiesterase 2A as a therapeutic target to restore cardiac neurotransmission during sympathetic hyperactivity.

Liu K, Li D, Hao G, McCaffary D, Neely O, Woodward L, Ioannides D, Lu CJ, Brescia M, Zaccolo M, Tandri H, Ajijola OA, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K, Paterson DJ.JCI Insight. 2018 May 3;3(9):e98694. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.98694.PMID: 29720569 Free PMC article.

  1. Estimating Cardiac Sympathetic Activity From Subcutaneous Nerve Recordings: More Than Skin Deep?

Dusi V, Ajijola OA.JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 May;4(5):696-698. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2018.03.019.PMID: 29798800 Free article. No abstract available.

  1. Cardiac vanilloid receptor-1 afferent depletion enhances stellate ganglion neuronal activity and efferent sympathetic response to cardiac stress.

Yoshie K, Rajendran PS, Massoud L, Kwon O, Tadimeti V, Salavatian S, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K, Ajijola OA.Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2018 May 1;314(5):H954-H966. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00593.2017. Epub 2018 Jan 16.PMID: 29351450 Free PMC article.

  1. Autonomic Regulation and Ventricular Arrhythmias.

Meng L, Shivkumar K, Ajijola O.Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2018 Apr 7;20(5):38. doi: 10.1007/s11936-018-0633-z.PMID: 29627871 Review.

  1. Hybrid surgical vs percutaneous access epicardial ventricular tachycardia ablation.

Li A, Hayase J, Do D, Buch E, Vaseghi M, Ajijola OA, Macias C, Krokhaleva Y, Khakpour H, Boyle NG, Benharash P, Biniwale R, Shivkumar K, Bradfield JS.Heart Rhythm. 2018 Apr;15(4):512-519. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.11.009. Epub 2017 Nov 11.PMID: 29132931

  1. Permanent His Bundle Pacing for Cardiac Resynchronization.

Huang WA, Wassie MA, Ajijola OA.Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2018 Mar 6;20(3):23. doi: 10.1007/s11936-018-0616-0.PMID: 29508149

  1. Managing ventricular arrhythmias after failed catheter ablation: Interrupting the reentrant loop of repeat ablation.

Yoshie K, Ajijola OA.Heart Rhythm. 2018 Jan;15(1):63-64. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.09.037. Epub 2017 Sep 25.PMID: 28958931


  1. Cardiac neuroanatomy - Imaging nerves to define functional control.

Hanna P, Rajendran PS, Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Andrew Armour J, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K.Auton Neurosci. 2017 Nov;207:48-58. doi: 10.1016/j.autneu.2017.07.008. Epub 2017 Jul 29.PMID: 28802636 Free PMC article. Review.

  1. Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia Can Be Effective for the Short-Term Management of Ventricular Tachycardia Storm.

Do DH, Bradfield J, Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Le J, Rahman S, Mahajan A, Nogami A, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K.J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Oct 27;6(11):e007080. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.007080.PMID: 29079570 Free PMC article.

  1. Inflammation, oxidative stress, and glial cell activation characterize stellate ganglia from humans with electrical storm.

Ajijola OA, Hoover DB, Simerly TM, Brown TC, Yanagawa J, Biniwale RM, Lee JM, Sadeghi A, Khanlou N, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K.JCI Insight. 2017 Sep 21;2(18):e94715. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.94715. eCollection 2017 Sep 21.PMID: 28931760 Free PMC article.

  1. Efficacy of Stellate Ganglion Blockade in Managing Electrical Storm: A Systematic Review.

Meng L, Tseng CH, Shivkumar K, Ajijola O.JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Sep;3(9):942-949. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2017.06.006.PMID: 29270467 Free PMC article.

  1. Permanent His-bundle pacing for cardiac resynchronization therapy: Initial feasibility study in lieu of left ventricular lead.

Ajijola OA, Upadhyay GA, Macias C, Shivkumar K, Tung R.Heart Rhythm. 2017 Sep;14(9):1353-1361. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.04.003. Epub 2017 Apr 8.PMID: 28400315.

  1. Characterization of Aortic Valve Closure Artifact During Outflow Tract Mapping: Correlation With Hemodynamics and Mechanical Valves.

Romero J, Ajijola O, Shivkumar K, Tung R.Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2017 Jun;10(6):e004845. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.116.004845.PMID: 28630170

  1. Premature Ventricular Contraction Coupling Interval Variability Destabilizes Cardiac Neuronal and Electrophysiological Control: Insights From Simultaneous Cardioneural Mapping.

Hamon D, Rajendran PS, Chui RW, Ajijola OA, Irie T, Talebi R, Salavatian S, Vaseghi M, Bradfield JS, Armour JA, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K.Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2017 Apr;10(4):e004937. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.116.004937.PMID: 28408652 Free PMC article.

  1. Sympathetic modulation of electrical activation in normal and infarcted myocardium: implications for arrhythmogenesis.

Ajijola OA, Lux RL, Khahera A, Kwon O, Aliotta E, Ennis DB, Fishbein MC, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K.Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Mar 1;312(3):H608-H621. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00575.2016. Epub 2017 Jan 13.PMID: 28087519


  1. Natriuretic peptides and peripheral autonomic neurotransmission: back to the A, B, and C's.

Ajijola OA, Shivkumar K, Habecker BA.Cardiovasc Res. 2016 Dec;112(3):619-621. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvw225. Epub 2016 Oct 23.PMID: 27979809

  1. Scar voltage threshold determination using ex vivo magnetic resonance imaging integration in a porcine infarct model: Influence of interelectrode distances and three-dimensional spatial effects of scar.

Tung R, Kim S, Yagishita D, Vaseghi M, Ennis DB, Ouadah S, Ajijola OA, Bradfield JS, Mahapatra S, Finn P, Shivkumar K.Heart Rhythm. 2016 Oct;13(10):1993-2002. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2016.07.003. Epub 2016 Jul 5.PMID: 27392944

  1. Physiological mechanisms of QRS narrowing in bundle branch block patients undergoing permanent His bundle pacing.

Teng AE, Massoud L, Ajijola OA.J Electrocardiol. 2016 Sep-Oct;49(5):644-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2016.07.013. Epub 2016 Jul 16.PMID: 27485351 Free PMC article. Review.

  1. Usefulness of His Bundle Pacing to Achieve Electrical Resynchronization in Patients With Complete Left Bundle Branch Block and the Relation Between Native QRS Axis, Duration, and Normalization.

Teng AE, Lustgarten DL, Vijayaraman P, Tung R, Shivkumar K, Wagner GS, Ajijola OA.Am J Cardiol. 2016 Aug 15;118(4):527-34. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.05.049. Epub 2016 May 28.PMID: 27344272 Free PMC article.

  1. Clinical neurocardiology defining the value of neuroscience-based cardiovascular therapeutics.

Shivkumar K, Ajijola OA, Anand I, Armour JA, Chen PS, Esler M, De Ferrari GM, Fishbein MC, Goldberger JJ, Harper RM, Joyner MJ, Khalsa SS, Kumar R, Lane R, Mahajan A, Po S, Schwartz PJ, Somers VK, Valderrabano M, Vaseghi M, Zipes DP.J Physiol. 2016 Jul 15;594(14):3911-54. doi: 10.1113/JP271870. Epub 2016 Jun 14.PMID: 27114333 Free PMC article. Review.


Ajijola OA, Hamon D.JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 Jun;2(3):340-342. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2016.01.005. Epub 2016 Mar 23.PMID: 27725967 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

  1. Heart Failure Therapies for End-Stage Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy.

Mukku RB, Fonarow GC, Watson KE, Ajijola OA, Depasquale EC, Nsair A, Baas AS, Deng MC, Yang EH.J Card Fail. 2016 Jun;22(6):439-48. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2016.04.009. Epub 2016 Apr 19.PMID: 27109619 Free article. Review.

  1. Pathological effects of chronic myocardial infarction on peripheral neurons mediating cardiac neurotransmission.

Nakamura K, Ajijola OA, Aliotta E, Armour JA, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K.Auton Neurosci. 2016 May;197:34-40. doi: 10.1016/j.autneu.2016.05.001. Epub 2016 May 4.PMID: 27209472 Free PMC article.

  1. Role of Bilateral Sympathectomy in the Treatment of Refractory Ventricular Arrhythmias in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy.

Te Riele AS, Ajijola OA, Shivkumar K, Tandri H.Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016 Apr;9(4):e003713. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.115.003713.PMID: 27030701 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

  1. Central vs. peripheral neuraxial sympathetic control of porcine ventricular electrophysiology.

Yamakawa K, Howard-Quijano K, Zhou W, Rajendran P, Yagishita D, Vaseghi M, Ajijola OA, Armour JA, Shivkumar K, Ardell JL, Mahajan A.Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2016 Mar 1;310(5):R414-21. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00252.2015. Epub 2015 Dec 9.PMID: 26661096 Free PMC article.

  1. Myocardial infarction induces structural and functional remodelling of the intrinsic cardiac nervous system.

Rajendran PS, Nakamura K, Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Armour JA, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K.J Physiol. 2016 Jan 15;594(2):321-41. doi: 10.1113/JP271165. Epub 2015 Dec 15.PMID: 26572244

  1. Sudden cardiac death: We are not there yet.

Ajijola OA.Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2016 Jan;26(1):34-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2015.04.009. Epub 2015 Apr 17.PMID: 25983074 


  1. Incidence of abnormal positron emission tomography in patients with unexplained cardiomyopathy and ventricular arrhythmias: The potential role of occult inflammation in arrhythmogenesis.

Tung R, Bauer B, Schelbert H, Lynch JP 3rd, Auerbach M, Gupta P, Schiepers C, Chan S, Ferris J, Barrio M, Ajijola O, Bradfield J, Shivkumar K.Heart Rhythm. 2015 Dec;12(12):2488-98. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.08.014. Epub 2015 Aug 10.PMID: 26272522 Free PMC article.

  1. Prolonged high-power endocardial ablation of epicardial microreentrant VT from the LV summit in a patient with nonischemic cardiomyopathy.

Romero J, Ajijola OA, Boyle N, Shivkumar K, Tung R.HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2015 Sep 8;1(6):464-468. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2015.07.008. eCollection 2015 Nov.PMID: 28491608 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

  1. Hyper-response to cardiac resynchronization with permanent His bundle pacing: Is parahisian pacing sufficient?

Ajijola OA, Romero J, Vorobiof G, Suh WM, Shivkumar K, Tung R.HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2015 Nov;1(6):429-433. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2015.05.006. Epub 2015 Sep 3.PMID: 27722091 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

  1. Remodeling of stellate ganglion neurons after spatially targeted myocardial infarction: Neuropeptide and morphologic changes.

Ajijola OA, Yagishita D, Reddy NK, Yamakawa K, Vaseghi M, Downs AM, Hoover DB, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K.Heart Rhythm. 2015 May;12(5):1027-35. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.01.045. Epub 2015 Jan 30.PMID: 25640636 Free PMC article.

  1. Relationship between sinus rhythm late activation zones and critical sites for scar-related ventricular tachycardia: systematic analysis of isochronal late activation mapping.

Irie T, Yu R, Bradfield JS, Vaseghi M, Buch EF, Ajijola O, Macias C, Fujimura O, Mandapati R, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K, Tung R.Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Apr;8(2):390-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.114.002637. Epub 2015 Mar 4.PMID: 25740836 Free PMC article.

  1. Detecting and monitoring arrhythmia recurrence following catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.

Ajijola OA, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K.Front Physiol. 2015 Mar 27;6:90. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00090. eCollection 2015.PMID: 25870562 Free PMC article. Review.

  1. Augmentation of cardiac sympathetic tone by percutaneous low-level stellate ganglion stimulation in humans: a feasibility study.

Ajijola OA, Howard-Quijano K, Scovotti J, Vaseghi M, Lee C, Mahajan A, Shivkumar K.Physiol Rep. 2015 Mar;3(3):e12328. doi: 10.14814/phy2.12328.PMID: 25804262 Free PMC article.

  1. Sympathetic nerve stimulation, not circulating norepinephrine, modulates T-peak to T-end interval by increasing global dispersion of repolarization.

Yagishita D, Chui RW, Yamakawa K, Rajendran PS, Ajijola OA, Nakamura K, So EL, Mahajan A, Shivkumar K, Vaseghi M.Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Feb;8(1):174-85. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.114.002195. Epub 2014 Dec 22.PMID: 25532528


  1. Simulation Methods and Validation Criteria for Modeling Cardiac Ventricular Electrophysiology.

Krishnamoorthi S, Perotti LE, Borgstrom NP, Ajijola OA, Frid A, Ponnaluri AV, Weiss JN, Qu Z, Klug WS, Ennis DB, Garfinkel A.PLoS One. 2014 Dec 10;9(12):e114494. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114494. eCollection 2014.PMID: 25493967

  1. Coronary sinus biomarker sampling compared to peripheral venous blood for predicting outcomes in patients with severe heart failure undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy: the BIOCRT study.

Truong QA, Januzzi JL, Szymonifka J, Thai WE, Wai B, Lavender Z, Sharma U, Sandoval RM, Grunau ZS, Basnet S, Babatunde A, Ajijola OA, Min JK, Singh JP.Heart Rhythm. 2014 Dec;11(12):2167-75. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.07.007. Epub 2014 Jul 8.PMID: 25014756 Free PMC article.

  1. Cardiac sympathetic denervation in patients with refractory ventricular arrhythmias or electrical storm: intermediate and long-term follow-up.

Vaseghi M, Gima J, Kanaan C, Ajijola OA, Marmureanu A, Mahajan A, Shivkumar K.Heart Rhythm. 2014 Mar;11(3):360-6. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2013.11.028. Epub 2013 Nov 28.PMID: 24291775 Free PMC article.

  1. Synergistic application of cardiac sympathetic decentralization and comprehensive psychiatric treatment in the management of anxiety and electrical storm.

Khalsa SS, Shahabi L, Ajijola OA, Bystritsky A, Naliboff BD, Shivkumar K.Front Integr Neurosci. 2014 Jan 2;7:98. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2013.00098. eCollection 2014.PMID: 24427121 Free PMC article.

  1. Ventricular tachycardia in ischemic heart disease substrates.

Ajijola OA, Tung R, Shivkumar K.Indian Heart J. 2014 Jan-Feb;66 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):S24-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2013.12.039. Epub 2014 Jan 3.PMID: 24568826 


  1. Modulation of regional dispersion of repolarization and T-peak to T-end interval by the right and left stellate ganglia.

Vaseghi M, Yamakawa K, Sinha A, So EL, Zhou W, Ajijola OA, Lux RL, Laks M, Shivkumar K, Mahajan A.Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Oct 1;305(7):H1020-30. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00056.2013. Epub 2013 Jul 26.PMID: 23893168 Free PMC article.

  1. Focal myocardial infarction induces global remodeling of cardiac sympathetic innervation: neural remodeling in a spatial context.

Ajijola OA, Yagishita D, Patel KJ, Vaseghi M, Zhou W, Yamakawa K, So E, Lux RL, Mahajan A, Shivkumar K.Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Oct 1;305(7):H1031-40. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00434.2013. Epub 2013 Jul 26.PMID: 23893167 Free PMC article.

  1. The genetics of the J wave patterns.

Ajijola OA, Sun AY.J Electrocardiol. 2013 Sep-Oct;46(5):395-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2013.06.025.PMID: 23981304 Review. No abstract available.

  1. Electrical homogenization of ventricular scar by application of collagenase: a novel strategy for arrhythmia therapy.

Yagishita D, Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Nsair A, Zhou W, Yamakawa K, Tung R, Mahajan A, Shivkumar K.Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2013 Aug;6(4):776-83. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.113.000448. Epub 2013 Jul 19.PMID: 23873142 Free PMC article.

  1. Effect of stellate ganglia stimulation on global and regional left ventricular function as assessed by speckle tracking echocardiography.

Zhou W, Yamakawa K, Benharash P, Ajijola O, Ennis D, Hadaya J, Vaseghi M, Shivkumar K, Mahajan A.Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Mar 15;304(6):H840-7. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00695.2012. Epub 2013 Jan 18.PMID: 23335795 Free PMC article.

  1. Functional differences between junctional and extrajunctional adrenergic receptor activation in mammalian ventricle.

Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Zhou W, Yamakawa K, Benharash P, Hadaya J, Lux RL, Mahajan A, Shivkumar K.Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Feb 15;304(4):H579-88. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00754.2012. Epub 2012 Dec 15.PMID: 23241324 


  1. Extracardiac neural remodeling in humans with cardiomyopathy.

Ajijola OA, Wisco JJ, Lambert HW, Mahajan A, Stark E, Fishbein MC, Shivkumar K.Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012 Oct;5(5):1010-116. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.112.972836. Epub 2012 Aug 23.PMID: 22923270 Free PMC article.

  1. Bilateral cardiac sympathetic denervation: why, who and when?

Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Mahajan A, Shivkumar K.Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2012 Aug;10(8):947-9. doi: 10.1586/erc.12.93.PMID: 23030281 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

  1. Sympathetic innervation of the anterior left ventricular wall by the right and left stellate ganglia.

Vaseghi M, Zhou W, Shi J, Ajijola OA, Hadaya J, Shivkumar K, Mahajan A.Heart Rhythm. 2012 Aug;9(8):1303-9. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.03.052. Epub 2012 Mar 27.PMID: 22465457

  1. Cardioprotection of electroacupuncture against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury by modulation of cardiac norepinephrine release.

Zhou W, Ko Y, Benharash P, Yamakawa K, Patel S, Ajijola OA, Mahajan A.Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 May 1;302(9):H1818-25. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00030.2012. Epub 2012 Feb 24.PMID: 22367505 Free article.

  1. Neural remodeling and myocardial infarction: the stellate ganglion as a double agent.

Ajijola OA, Shivkumar K.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Mar 6;59(10):962-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.11.031.PMID: 22381433 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

  1. Bilateral cardiac sympathetic denervation for the management of electrical storm.

Ajijola OA, Lellouche N, Bourke T, Tung R, Ahn S, Mahajan A, Shivkumar K.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jan 3;59(1):91-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.09.043.PMID: 22192676 


  1. A new electrocardiographic marker for sympathetic nerve stimulation: modulation of repolarization by stimulation of stellate ganglia.

Ramirez RJ, Ajijola OA, Zhou W, Holmström B, Lüning H, Laks MM, Shivkumar K, Mahajan A.J Electrocardiol. 2011 Nov-Dec;44(6):694-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2011.07.030. Epub 2011 Sep 13.PMID: 21917265

  1. Genetic and clinical correlates of early-outgrowth colony-forming units.

Shaw SY, Cheng S, Cupples LA, Larson MG, McCabe EL, Ngwa JS, Wang YA, Martin RP, Klein RJ, Hashmi B, Ajijola OA, Lau E, O'Donnell CJ, Vasan RS, Cohen KS, Wang TJ.Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2011 Jun;4(3):296-304. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.110.958470. Epub 2011 Apr 14.PMID: 21493818 


  1. Inpatient vs. elective outpatient cardiac resynchronization therapy device implantation and long-term clinical outcome.

Ajijola OA, Macklin EA, Moore SA, McCarty D, Bischoff KE, Heist EK, Picard M, Ruskin JN, Dec GW, Singh JP.Europace. 2010 Dec;12(12):1745-9. doi: 10.1093/europace/euq319. Epub 2010 Sep 18.PMID: 20852289


  1. Voluntary running suppresses proinflammatory cytokines and bone marrow endothelial progenitor cell levels in apolipoprotein-E-deficient mice.

Ajijola OA, Dong C, Herderick EE, Ma Q, Goldschmidt-Clermont PJ, Yan Z.Antioxid Redox Signal. 2009 Jan;11(1):15-23. doi: 10.1089/ars.2008.2092.PMID: 18837653 


  1. Usefulness of cardiac resynchronization therapy in the management of Doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy.

Ajijola OA, Nandigam KV, Chabner BA, Orencole M, Dec GW, Ruskin JN, Singh JP.Am J Cardiol. 2008 May 1;101(9):1371-2. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2007.12.037. Epub 2008 Mar 10.PMID: 18435975


  1. CD40 ligand: not bad to the bone (marrow), after all.

Ajijola OA, Goldschmidt-Clermont PJ, Satterwhite LL.Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2005 Jun;25(6):1088-90. doi: 10.1161/01.ATV.0000169538.64914.70.PMID: 15923539