James V. Freeman, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Research Interests

Arrhythmias, Cardiac; Atrial Flutter; Cardiology; Heart Arrest; Quality of Health Care; Ventricular Fibrillation; Defibrillators, Implantable; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation

Public Health Interests

Cardiovascular Disease; Health Care Quality; Heart Disease

Research Organizations

Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine: Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

I am a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist, and I study the comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and clinical outcomes associated with cardiac arrhythmias and their treatments. , cardiac electrophysiology and exercise physiology. I have an NIH funded career development award (K23) to study the comparative effectiveness of ablation for atrial fibrillation compared with medical therapy for the prevention of long term adverse outcomes such as death and ischemic stroke. I am also conducting research sponsored by the American Heart Association and industry focused on ICD therapy, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation.

Specialized Terms: Arrhythmias; atrial fibrillation; atrial flutter; ventricular tachycardia; ventricular fibrillation; implantable cardioverter-defibrillator; cardiac ablation; outcomes research; cost-effectiveness

Extensive Research Description

1) Comparative effectiveness of catheter ablation vs medical therapy for atrial fibrillation

2) Symptoms associated with atrial fibrillation in patients in the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF)

3) Contemporary comparative effectiveness of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators vs medical therapy for decreasing mortality

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

James V. Freeman, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Cardiology-New HavenYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Second Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Yale Internal Medicine-Cardiology789 Howard Avenue
PO Box 208017

New Haven, CT 06520-8017

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