Gordon Ho

Title(s)Assistant Clinical Professor, Medicine
SchoolHealth Sciences
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    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CABS06/2006Bio-engineering
    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CAMD06/2010Doctor of Medicine
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA06/2013Internal Medicine - Residency
    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA06/2016General Cardiology - Fellowship
    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA06/2018Cardiac Electrophysiology - Fellowship

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    Gordon Ho, MD, is a physician-scientist developing novel technologies to improve personalized therapy of heart rhythm disorders. As a board certified cardiac electrophysiologist, he takes care of patients with fast, slow and irregular heart rhythms by performing minimally-invasive procedures to treat atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. Using his biomedical engineering background, Dr. Ho collaborates with researchers at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering to develop computer-based mapping techniques to improve patient-specific therapy of all arrhythmias. Secondly, he is studying how to use novel high resolution cardiac imaging techniques to improve accuracy of catheter and non-invasive ablation therapy of ventricular arrhythmias. Thirdly, he is investigating the mechanisms and targeted treatment of refractory atrial fibrillation. For these projects, he has been awarded research funding from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, and Abbott Laboratories. Dr. Ho has been published in medical journals including Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Clinical Electrophysiology.
    Dr. Ho completed internship and residency at Stanford University and fellowship training in general cardiology and advanced subspecialty training in cardiac electrophysiology at UCSD. He earned his medical degree and undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at UCSD. Dr. Ho is board certified in internal medicine, general cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology. He is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, American College of Cardiology, and member of the American Heart Association.

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    Career Development Award
    American Heart Association AHA 19CDA34760021Mar 1, 2019
    True 4DCT for Quantifying LV Dyssynchrony and Function for Targeting LV Lead Location in CRT
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL144678Jan 15, 2019 - Dec 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Ho G, Wettersten N, Greenberg B. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in patients with left ventricular assist devices: a shocking tale of survival. Eur J Heart Fail. 2019 Nov 25. PMID: 31769111.
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    2. Aldaas OM, Lupercio F, Han FT, Hoffmayer KS, Krummen D, Ho G, Raissi F, Birgersdotter-Green U, Feld GK, Hsu JC. Meta-analysis of Effect of Modest (=10%) Weight Loss in Management of Overweight and Obese Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Aug 22. PMID: 31540665.
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    3. Ho G, Bhatia P, Mehta I, Maus T, Khoche S, Pollema T, Pretorius VG, Birgersdotter-Green U. Reply: Lead-Adherent Echodensities: The Rule Rather Than the Exception! JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Jul; 5(7):868-869. PMID: 31320019.
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    4. Ho G, Bhatia P, Mehta I, Maus T, Khoche S, Pollema T, Pretorius VG, Birgersdotter-Green U. Prevalence and Short-Term Clinical Outcome of Mobile Thrombi Detected on Transvenous Leads in Patients Undergoing Lead Extraction. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Jun; 5(6):657-664. PMID: 31221351.
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    5. Tran M, Vincent L, Ho G, Kelly K, Bouvet M, Meier A. Critical Consideration of Myxedema Coma in the Postoperative Setting: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2019 Feb 15; 12(4):119-121. PMID: 30169383.
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    6. Schweis F, Ho G, Krummen DE, Hoffmayer K, Birgersdotter-Green U, Feld G. Transient complete heart block following catheter ablation of a left lateral accessory pathway. J Arrhythm. 2019 Feb; 35(1):155-157. PMID: 30805061.
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    7. Fu H, Ho G, Yang M, Huang X, Fender EA, Mulpuru S, Asirvatham R, Pretorius VG, Friedman PA, Birgersdotter-Green U, Cha YM. Outcomes of repeated transvenous lead extraction. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 10; 41(10):1321-1328. PMID: 30058073.
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    8. Ho G, Braun OÖ, Adler ED, Feld GK, Pretorius VG, Birgersdotter-Green U. Management of Arrhythmias and Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 07; 4(7):847-859. PMID: 30025683.
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    9. Ho G, Tran HA, Urey MA, Adler ED, Pretorius VG, Hsu JC. Successful ventricular tachycardia ablation in a patient with a biventricular ventricular assist device and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia using bivalirudin. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2018 Aug; 4(8):367-370. PMID: 30116710.
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    10. Ho G, Hoffmayer KS, Villongco CT, Vidmar D, Rappel WJ, Krummen DE. Successful ventricular fibrillation functional substrate ablation via a single vascular access site. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2018 May; 4(5):173-176. PMID: 29915711.
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    11. Ho G, Villongco CT, Yousefian O, Bradshaw A, Nguyen A, Faiwiszewski Y, Hayase J, Rappel WJ, McCulloch AD, Krummen DE. Rotors exhibit greater surface ECG variation during ventricular fibrillation than focal sources due to wavebreak, secondary rotors, and meander. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2017 Oct; 28(10):1158-1166. PMID: 28670858.
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    12. Krummen DE, Ho G. Left Atrial Venous Anatomy: A Map for Future AF Therapies. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 09; 3(9):1033-1036. PMID: 29759707.
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    13. Vidmar D, Krummen DE, Hayase J, Narayan SM, Ho G, Rappel WJ. Spatiotemporal Progression of Early Human Ventricular Fibrillation. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 12 11; 3(12):1437-1446. PMID: 29238755.
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    14. Krummen DE, Ho G, Villongco CT, Hayase J, Schricker AA. Ventricular fibrillation: triggers, mechanisms and therapies. Future Cardiol. 2016 05; 12(3):373-90. PMID: 27120223.
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    15. Krummen DE, Hayase J, Vampola SP, Ho G, Schricker AA, Lalani GG, Baykaner T, Coe TM, Clopton P, Rappel WJ, Omens JH, Narayan SM. Modifying Ventricular Fibrillation by Targeted Rotor Substrate Ablation: Proof-of-Concept from Experimental Studies to Clinical VF. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2015 Oct; 26(10):1117-26. PMID: 26179310.
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    16. Krummen DE, Bayer JD, Ho J, Ho G, Smetak MR, Clopton P, Trayanova NA, Narayan SM. Mechanisms of human atrial fibrillation initiation: clinical and computational studies of repolarization restitution and activation latency. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012 Dec; 5(6):1149-59. PMID: 23027797.
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    17. Krummen DE, Patel M, Nguyen H, Ho G, Kazi DS, Clopton P, Holland MC, Greenberg SL, Feld GK, Faddis MN, Narayan SM. Accurate ECG diagnosis of atrial tachyarrhythmias using quantitative analysis: a prospective diagnostic and cost-effectiveness study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010 Nov; 21(11):1251-9. PMID: 20522152.
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