Gordon Ho

Title(s)Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine
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Address9500 Gilman Drive #
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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 R01HL144678Jan 15, 2019 - Dec 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Mentored Career Development Program
    NIH KL2TR001444Aug 13, 2015 - Apr 30, 2025
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Successful Noninvasive 12-Lead ECG Mapping-Guided Radiotherapy of Inaccessible Ventricular Tachycardia Substrate Due to Mechanical Valves. JACC Case Rep. 2023 Jun 07; 15:101870. Keyt LK, Atwood T, Bruggeman A, Mundt AJ, Feld GK, Krummen DE, Ho G. PMID: 37283824; PMCID: PMC10240275.
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    2. Association of isoproterenol infusion during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation with outcomes: insights from the UC San Diego AF Ablation Registry. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2023 Aug; 66(5):1243-1252. Aldaas OM, Darden D, Mylavarapu PS, Han FT, Hoffmayer KS, Krummen D, Ho G, Raissi F, Feld GK, Hsu JC. PMID: 36508065; PMCID: PMC10258224.
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    3. Mapping for nonpulmonary vein atrial fibrillation sources: The road to improved ablation outcomes. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2023 02; 34(2):345-347. Krummen DE, Ho G, Hsu JC. PMID: 36423245; PMCID: PMC9911363.
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    4. Forward-Solution Noninvasive Computational Arrhythmia Mapping: The VMAP Study. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2022 09; 15(9):e010857. Krummen DE, Villongco CT, Ho G, Schricker AA, Field ME, Sung K, Kacena KA, Martinson MS, Hoffmayer KS, Hsu JC, Raissi F, Feld GK, McCulloch AD, Han FT. PMID: 36069189; PMCID: PMC9509662.
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    5. Implantable loop recorder as a strategy following cardiovascular implantable electronic device extraction without reimplantation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2022 07; 45(7):853-860. Birs A, Darden D, Eskander M, Pollema T, Ho G, Birgersdotter-Green U. PMID: 35587876; PMCID: PMC9276635.
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    6. Characteristics and outcomes of recurrent atrial fibrillation after prior failed pulmonary vein isolation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2022 Sep; 64(3):715-722. Vanam S, Darden D, Munir MB, Aldaas O, Hsu JC, Han FT, Hoffmayer KS, Raissi F, Birgersdotter-Green U, Feld GK, Krummen DE, Ho G. PMID: 35169965; PMCID: PMC9378768.
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    7. Computational ECG mapping and respiratory gating to optimize stereotactic ablative radiotherapy workflow for refractory ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm O2. 2021 Oct; 2(5):511-520. Ho G, Atwood TF, Bruggeman AR, Moore KL, McVeigh E, Villongco CT, Han FT, Hsu JC, Hoffmayer KS, Raissi F, Lin GY, Schricker A, Woods CE, Cheung JP, Taira AV, McCulloch A, Birgersdotter-Green U, Feld GK, Mundt AJ, Krummen DE. PMID: 34667967; PMCID: PMC8505208.
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    8. Focal Atrial Tachycardia Originating From the Right Atrial Appendage Masquerading as Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia. JACC Case Rep. 2021 Sep 01; 3(11):1379-1381. Adabifirouzjaei F, DeMaria AN, Ho G. PMID: 34505076; PMCID: PMC8414541.
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    9. Association between specific antiarrhythmic drug prescription in the post-procedural blanking period and recurrent atrial arrhythmias after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0253266. Malladi CL, Darden D, Aldaas O, Mylavarapu PS, Eskander M, Lupercio F, Han FT, Hoffmayer KS, Raissi F, Ho G, Krummen D, Feld GK, Hsu JC. PMID: 34166392; PMCID: PMC8224843.
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    10. Association between early recurrences of atrial tachyarrhythmias and long-term outcomes in patients after repeat atrial fibrillation ablation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2022 Aug; 64(2):323-331. Darden D, Aldaas O, Malladi CL, Mylavarapu PS, Munir MB, Han FT, Hoffmayer KS, Raissi F, Ho G, Krummen D, Feld GK, Hsu JC. PMID: 33826085; PMCID: PMC9399025.
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    11. Electrical Substrate Ablation for Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation: Results of the AVATAR Study. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2021 03; 14(3):e008868. Krummen DE, Ho G, Hoffmayer KS, Schweis FN, Baykaner T, Rogers AJ, Han FT, Hsu JC, Viswanathan MN, Wang PJ, Rappel WJ, Narayan SM. PMID: 33550811; PMCID: PMC7990504.
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    12. Ablation of mitral annular flutter ablation utilizing a left atrial anterior line versus a lateral mitral isthmus line: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2022 Jan; 63(1):87-95. Aldaas OM, Lupercio F, Lin AY, Han FT, Hoffmayer KS, Raissi F, Ho G, Krummen D, Feld GK, Hsu JC. PMID: 33538952; PMCID: PMC8333257.
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    13. Early Versus Delayed Lead Extraction in Patients With Infected Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 06; 7(6):755-763. Lin AY, Saul T, Aldaas OM, Lupercio F, Ho G, Pollema T, Pretorius V, Birgersdotter-Green U. PMID: 33358664; PMCID: PMC8209117.
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    14. Meta-analysis of the Usefulness of Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. Am J Cardiol. 2021 03 01; 142:66-73. Aldaas OM, Lupercio F, Darden D, Mylavarapu PS, Malladi CL, Han FT, Hoffmayer KS, Krummen D, Ho G, Raissi F, Birgersdotter-Green U, Feld GK, Hsu JC. PMID: 33290688; PMCID: PMC7902199.
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    15. Linking Electrical Drivers With Atrial Cardiomyopathy for the Targeted Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. Front Physiol. 2020; 11:570740. Ho G, Lin AY, Krummen DE. PMID: 33281614; PMCID: PMC7689158.
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    16. Comparison of Outcomes After Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Versus Reduced Ejection Fraction. Am J Cardiol. 2020 12 01; 136:62-70. Aldaas OM, Malladi CL, Mylavarapu PS, Lupercio F, Darden D, Han FT, Hoffmayer KS, Krummen D, Ho G, Raissi F, Feld GK, Hsu JC. PMID: 32941815; PMCID: PMC7895309.
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    17. Effect of closed loop stimulation versus accelerometer on outcomes with cardiac resynchronization therapy: the CLASS trial. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2021 Sep; 61(3):479-485. Hsu JC, Darden D, Alegre M, Birgersdotter-Green U, Feld GK, Hoffmayer KS, Han F, Krummen D, Raissi F, Ho G, Taub PR, Urey MA, Adler E. PMID: 32757086.
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    18. Safety and Efficacy of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Extraction in Elderly Patients: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. Heart Rhythm O2. 2020 Oct; 1(4):250-258. Lin AY, Lupercio F, Ho G, Pollema T, Pretorius V, Birgersdotter-Green U. PMID: 33604584; PMCID: PMC7889020.
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    19. Antitachycardia pacing: A worthy cause? J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2020 10; 31(10):2727-2729. Ho G, Birgersdotter-Green U. PMID: 32700345; PMCID: PMC7875479.
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    20. Clinical factors associated with baseline history of atrial fibrillation and subsequent clinical outcomes following initial implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 06; 43(6):542-550. Giancaterino S, Nishimura M, Birgersdotter-Green U, Hoffmayer KS, Han FT, Raissi F, Ho G, Krummen D, Feld GK, Hsu JC. PMID: 32297348; PMCID: PMC7299732.
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    21. P2Y12 inhibitors with oral anticoagulation for percutaneous coronary intervention with atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart. 2020 04; 106(8):575-583. Lupercio F, Giancaterino S, Villablanca PA, Han F, Hoffmayer K, Ho G, Raissi F, Krummen D, Birgersdotter-Green U, Feld G, Reeves R, Mahmud E, Hsu JC. PMID: 32034008; PMCID: PMC7265981.
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    22. Ventricular arrhythmias in patients with biventricular assist devices. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2020 Sep; 58(3):243-252. Lin AY, Tran H, Brambatti M, Adler E, Pretorius V, Pollema T, Hsu JC, Feld GK, Hoffmayer K, Han F, Krummen D, Ho G. PMID: 31838665; PMCID: PMC7293581.
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    23. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in patients with left ventricular assist devices: a shocking tale of survival. Eur J Heart Fail. 2020 01; 22(1):29-31. Ho G, Wettersten N, Greenberg B. PMID: 31769111.
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    24. Meta-analysis of Effect of Modest (≥10%) Weight Loss in Management of Overweight and Obese Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2019 11 15; 124(10):1568-1574. Aldaas OM, Lupercio F, Han FT, Hoffmayer KS, Krummen D, Ho G, Raissi F, Birgersdotter-Green U, Feld GK, Hsu JC. PMID: 31540665; PMCID: PMC7089802.
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    25. Reply: Lead-Adherent Echodensities: The Rule Rather Than the Exception! JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 07; 5(7):868-869. Ho G, Bhatia P, Mehta I, Maus T, Khoche S, Pollema T, Pretorius VG, Birgersdotter-Green U. PMID: 31320019.
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    26. Prevalence and Short-Term Clinical Outcome of Mobile Thrombi Detected on Transvenous Leads in Patients Undergoing Lead Extraction. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 06; 5(6):657-664. Ho G, Bhatia P, Mehta I, Maus T, Khoche S, Pollema T, Pretorius VG, Birgersdotter-Green U. PMID: 31221351.
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    27. Critical Consideration of Myxedema Coma in the Postoperative Setting: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2019 Feb 15; 12(4):119-121. Tran M, Vincent L, Ho G, Kelly K, Bouvet M, Meier A. PMID: 30169383.
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    28. Transient complete heart block following catheter ablation of a left lateral accessory pathway. J Arrhythm. 2019 Feb; 35(1):155-157. Schweis F, Ho G, Krummen DE, Hoffmayer K, Birgersdotter-Green U, Feld G. PMID: 30805061; PMCID: PMC6373828.
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    29. Outcomes of repeated transvenous lead extraction. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 10; 41(10):1321-1328. Fu H, Ho G, Yang M, Huang X, Fender EA, Mulpuru S, Asirvatham R, Pretorius VG, Friedman PA, Birgersdotter-Green U, Cha YM. PMID: 30058073.
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    30. Management of Arrhythmias and Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 07; 4(7):847-859. Ho G, Braun OÖ, Adler ED, Feld GK, Pretorius VG, Birgersdotter-Green U. PMID: 30025683.
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    31. 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. Ho G, Tran HA, Urey MA, Adler ED, Pretorius VG, Hsu JC. PMID: 30116710; PMCID: PMC6092635.
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    32. Successful ventricular fibrillation functional substrate ablation via a single vascular access site. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2018 May; 4(5):173-176. Ho G, Hoffmayer KS, Villongco CT, Vidmar D, Rappel WJ, Krummen DE. PMID: 29915711; PMCID: PMC6003783.
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    33. 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. Ho G, Villongco CT, Yousefian O, Bradshaw A, Nguyen A, Faiwiszewski Y, Hayase J, Rappel WJ, McCulloch AD, Krummen DE. PMID: 28670858; PMCID: PMC7909714.
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    34. Spatiotemporal Progression of Early Human Ventricular Fibrillation. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 12 11; 3(12):1437-1446. Vidmar D, Krummen DE, Hayase J, Narayan SM, Ho G, Rappel WJ. PMID: 29238755; PMCID: PMC5725953.
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    35. Left Atrial Venous Anatomy: A Map for Future AF Therapies. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 09; 3(9):1033-1036. Krummen DE, Ho G. PMID: 29759707.
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    36. Ventricular fibrillation: triggers, mechanisms and therapies. Future Cardiol. 2016 05; 12(3):373-90. Krummen DE, Ho G, Villongco CT, Hayase J, Schricker AA. PMID: 27120223.
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    37. 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. Krummen DE, Hayase J, Vampola SP, Ho G, Schricker AA, Lalani GG, Baykaner T, Coe TM, Clopton P, Rappel WJ, Omens JH, Narayan SM. PMID: 26179310; PMCID: PMC4826737.
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    38. 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. Krummen DE, Bayer JD, Ho J, Ho G, Smetak MR, Clopton P, Trayanova NA, Narayan SM. PMID: 23027797; PMCID: PMC3833353.
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    39. 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. Krummen DE, Patel M, Nguyen H, Ho G, Kazi DS, Clopton P, Holland MC, Greenberg SL, Feld GK, Faddis MN, Narayan SM. PMID: 20522152; PMCID: PMC2970682.
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