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David Casavant, MD

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Department:
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Research
Division
Critical Care Medicine Research
Hospital Title:
Associate in Critical Care Medicine, Associate in Pain Medicine
Academic Title:
Instructor in Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Research Overview

Dr. Casavant's research focuses on the use of telemedicine to augment home care of pediatric patients on home ventilation.

Publications

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  1. Casavant DW, McManus ML, Parsons SK, Zurakowski D, Graham RJ. Trial of telemedicine for patients on home ventilator support: feasibility, confidence in clinical management and use in medical decision-making. J Telemed Telecare. 2014 Dec; 20(8):441-9.
  2. Renella R, Stickney C, Keswani M, Mancuso T, Casavant D, Ferguson M, Narla A. Fulminant thrombotic microangiopathy in pediatrics: where diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas meet. Am J Hematol. 2012 Aug; 87(8):816-8.
  3. Chung EH, Casavant D, John RM. Analysis of pacing/defibrillator lead failure using device diagnostics and pacing maneuvers. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009 Apr; 32(4):547-9.
  4. Sweeney MO, Ellenbogen KA, Casavant D, Betzold R, Sheldon T, Tang F, Mueller M, Lingle J. Multicenter, prospective, randomized safety and efficacy study of a new atrial-based managed ventricular pacing mode (MVP) in dual chamber ICDs. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2005 Aug; 16(8):811-7.
  5. Prodhan P, Casavant D, Medlock MD, Yager P, Kim J, Noviski N. Inhaled nitric oxide in neurogenic cardiopulmonary dysfunction: implications for organ donation. Transplant Proc. 2004 Nov; 36(9):2570-2.
  6. Sweeney MO, Shea JB, Fox V, Adler S, Nelson L, Mullen TJ, Belk P, Casavant D, Sheldon T. Randomized pilot study of a new atrial-based minimal ventricular pacing mode in dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Heart Rhythm. 2004 Jul; 1(2):160-7.
  7. Stephenson EA, Casavant D, Tuzi J, Alexander ME, Law I, Serwer G, Strieper M, Walsh EP, Berul CI. Efficacy of atrial antitachycardia pacing using the Medtronic AT500 pacemaker in patients with congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Oct 1; 92(7):871-6.
  8. Haffajee CI, Chaudhry GM, Casavant D, Pacetti PE. Efficacy and tolerability of automatic nighttime atrial fibrillation shocks in patients with permanent internal atrial defibrillators. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Apr 1; 89(7):875-8.
  9. Collins RF, Haugh C, Casavant D, Sheth N, Brown L, Hook B. Rate dependent far-field R wave sensing in an atrial tachyarrhythmia therapy device. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2002 Jan; 25(1):112-4.
  10. Monahan KM, Hadjis T, Hallett N, Casavant D, Josephson ME. Relation of induced to spontaneous ventricular tachycardia from analysis of stored far-field implantable defibrillator electrograms. Am J Cardiol. 1999 Feb 1; 83(3):349-53.
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  12. Monahan K, Casavant D, Rasmussen C, Hallet N. Combined use of a true-bipolar sensing implantable cardioverter defibrillator in a patient having a prior implantable spinal cord stimulator for intractable pain. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1998 Dec; 21(12):2669-72.
  13. Casavant D, Haffajee C, Stevens S, Pacetti P. Aborted implantable cardioverter defibrillator shock during facial electrosurgery. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1998 Jun; 21(6):1325-6.
  14. Hallett N, Monahan K, Casavant D, Epstein L, Josephson M. Inadequacy of qualitative implantable cardioverter defibrillator electrogram analysis to distinguish supraventricular from ventricular tachycardia due to electrogram changes during normally conducted complexes. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1997 Jun; 20(6):1723-6.
  15. Haffajee CI, Casavant DA. Should unipolar pacemaker leads be banned? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1997 Jun; 20(6):1744-5; author reply 1747-8.
  16. Haffajee C, Casavant D, Desai P, Moon R, Voukydis P, Pacetti P. Combined third-generation implantable cardioverter defibrillator with permanent unipolar pacemakers: preliminary observations. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1996 Feb; 19(2):136-42.
  17. Roy SH, De Luca CJ, Casavant DA. Lumbar muscle fatigue and chronic lower back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1989 Sep; 14(9):992-1001.
  18. Kantarci S, Casavant D, Prada C, Russell M, Byrne J, Haug LW, Jennings R, Manning S, Blaise F, Boyd TK, Fryns JP, Holmes LB, Donahoe PK, Lee C, Kimonis V, Pober BR. Findings from aCGH in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH): a possible locus for Fryns syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2006 Jan 1; 140(1):17-23.
  19. Deshmukh P, Casavant DA, Romanyshyn M, Anderson K. Permanent, direct His-bundle pacing: a novel approach to cardiac pacing in patients with normal His-Purkinje activation. Circulation. 2000 Feb 29; 101(8):869-77.
  20. Deshmukh P, Casavant D, Anderson K, Romanyshyn M. Stable electrical performance of high efficiency pacing leads having small surface, steroid-eluting pacing electrodes. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1999 Nov; 22(11):1599-603.
  21. Fogel R, Pirzada F, Casavant D, Boone J, Bowman A, Steinhaus D, Gilbert M, Vlietstra R, Belott P, Parsonnet V, Tilton G, White M. Initial experience with 1.5-mm2 high impedance, steroid-eluting pacing electrodes. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1996 Feb; 19(2):188-96.
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