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Cara Pellegrini, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentMedicine
Address401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 3178
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    Princeton University, Princeton, NJBA05/1997Ecology and Evolutionary Bio
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAMD05/2001Medicine
    Hosp of the Univ of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAResidency06/2004Internal Medicine
    UCSF, SF, CAFellowship06/2007Cardiology
    UCSF, SF, CAFellowship06/2009Cardiac Electrophysiology
    UCSF, SF, CAATCR Certificate06/2007Clinical Research
    UCSF, SF, CA06/2017CORO Leadership Collaborative
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    AHA Western States2006  - 2007Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant
    Bay Area Clinical Research Symposium2008Best Oral Presentation by a Jr. Scientist

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    Dr. Pellegrini is the Acting Chief of Cardiology and the Cardiology Fellowship Site Director at the SFVA. She is particularly interested in the management of atrial fibrillation, most especially among those with heart failure. Additional interests include POTS, and the utilization and impact of ambulatory ECG monitoring.

    Dr. Pellegrini is very involved with medical education, with a particular focus on the teaching of ECG interpretation. While she enjoys small group interactions, she delights in delivering engaging lectures to large groups. She is a member of the 2017 UCSF CORO Leadership Collaborative.


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    1. Ito H, Badhwar N, Patel AR, Hoffmayer KS, Moss JD, Pellegrini C, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Tanel RE, Hsia HH, Lee RJ, Marcus GM, Gerstenfeld EP, Scheinman MM. Use of Programmed Ventricular Extrastimulus During Supraventricular Tachycardia to Differentiate Atrioventricular Nodal Re-Entrant Tachycardia From Atrioventricular Re-Entrant Tachycardia. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Jul; 4(7):872-880. PMID: 30025686.
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    2. Dagres N, Chao TF, Fenelon G, Aguinaga L, Benhayon D, Benjamin EJ, Bunch TJ, Chen LY, Chen SA, Darrieux F, de Paola A, Fauchier L, Goette A, Kalman J, Kalra L, Kim YH, Lane DA, Lip GYH, Lubitz SA, Márquez MF, Potpara T, Pozzer DL, Ruskin JN, Savelieva I, Teo WS, Tse HF, Verma A, Zhang S, Chung MK, Bautista-Vargas WF, Chiang CE, Cuesta A, Dan GA, Frankel DS, Guo Y, Hatala R, Lee YS, Murakawa Y, Pellegrini C, Pinho C, Milan DJ, Morin DP, Nadalin E, Ntaios G, Prabhu MA, Proietti M, Rivard L, Valentino M, Shantsila A. European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)/Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)/Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS)/Latin American Heart Rhythm Society (LAHRS) expert consensus on arrhythmias and cognitive function: What is the best practice? J Arrhythm. 2018 Apr; 34(2):99-123. PMID: 29657586.
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    3. Loring Z, Hanna P, Pellegrini C. Longer Ambulatory ECG Monitoring Increases Identification of Clinically Significant Ectopy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 Jun; 39(6):592-7. PMID: 27005323.
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    4. Pellegrini C, Scheinman MM. Epidemiology and definition of inappropriate sinus tachycardia. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2016 Jun; 46(1):29-32. PMID: 26310298.
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    5. Pellegrini C, Scheinman MM. Bradycardia: sinus and AV node dysfunction. Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol. 2015 Sep; 26(3):175-91. PMID: 26264482.
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    6. Singh DK, Viswanathan MN, Tanel RE, Lee RJ, Lee BK, Marcus GM, Olgin JE, Han F, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Pellegrini C, Kawamura M, Gerstenfeld EP, Badhwar N, Scheinman M. His overdrive pacing during supraventricular tachycardia: a novel maneuver for distinguishing atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia from atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Aug; 11(8):1327-35. PMID: 24793458.
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    7. Schneider PM, Pellegrini C, Wang Y, Fein AS, Reynolds MR, Curtis JP, Masoudi FA, Varosy PD. Prevalence of guideline-directed medical therapy among patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator implantation in the National Cardiovascular Data Registry during the years 2006 to 2008. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jun 15; 113(12):2052-6. PMID: 24793671; PMCID: PMC4346333.
    8. Shalaby AA, Brumberg GE, Pointer L, Bekelman DB, Rumsfeld JS, Yang Y, Pellegrini C, Heidenreich PA, Keung E, Massie BM, Varosy PD. Depression and outcome among veterans with implantable cardioverter defibrillators with or without cardiac resynchronization therapy capability. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Aug; 37(8):994-1001. PMID: 24520992.
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    9. Pellegrini C. Can AV node ablation help save AV conduction? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Jul; 35(7):785-6. PMID: 22519423.
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    10. Dewland TA, Pellegrini C, Wang Y, Marcus GM, Keung E, Varosy PD. Dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator selection is associated with increased complication rates and mortality among patients enrolled in the NCDR implantable cardioverter-defibrillator registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Aug 30; 58(10):1007-13. PMID: 21867834.
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    11. Pellegrini C, Scheinman MM, Badhwar N. Idiopathic epicardial ventricular tachycardia with origin remote from vascular structures. J Electrocardiol. 2011 Nov-Dec; 44(6):792-5. PMID: 21419422.
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    12. Pellegrini C, Scheinman MM. Clinical management of ventricular tachycardia. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Sep; 35(9):453-504. PMID: 20887902.
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    13. Pellegrini C, Lee K, Olgin JE, Turakhia MP, Tseng ZH, Lee R, Badhwar N, Lee B, Varosy PD. Impact of advanced age on survival in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Europace. 2008 Nov; 10(11):1296-301. PMID: 18818212; PMCID: PMC2721725.
    14. Pellegrini C, Yeh RW, Olgin J, Lee BK. Episodic ventricular pacing with intact atrioventricular nodal function in a DDDR device: what is the rhythm and how can it be prevented? Heart Rhythm. 2008 Jun; 5(6):897-8. PMID: 18534376.
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