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Medicine/Division of Cardiology

Auroa Badin, MD

Electrophysiology

Personal Statement:

Dr. Badin is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at UT Health San Antonio. He is board certified in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology. He completed his cardiac electrophysiology fellowship training at the Ohio State University and joined UT Health in 2018. Dr. Badin is an expert in treating heart rhythm disorders and in performing complex ablation, implanting cardiac rhythm devices and laser lead extraction. He is a passionate teacher and leads several investigator initiated research in the field of Cardiac Electrophysiology. He also serves the editorial board of several peer reviewed journal including the Journal of American College of Cardiology: Electrophysiology and Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology.


Education

Board Certification: 12/12/2018 Cardiac Electrophysiology Board Certification
12/13/2016 Cardiovascular Disease Board Certification
10/15/2010 Internal Medicine Board Certification
ECFMG: 08/24/2006
State Medical License: Texas, Expiration 2021

Research

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

1-       Patients’ and Family Members’ Views on Pacemaker Reuse: an International Survey. A Hughey, MD, P Muthappan, MD, A Badin, T Crawfard, et al; Submitted Heart Rhythm Journal August 2020

2-       COVID-19 and the cardiovascular system: A review of current data, summary of best practices, outline of controversies and illustrative case reports. A Prasad, S Panhwar, A Badin, et al; Am Heart J. 2020 Jun 15;226:174-187. PMID: 32599258

3-       Rare but lethal short QT syndrome: most recent understanding of the disease. Qaysi M, Rico-Mesa J, Sovic W, Endo-Carvajal M, Badin A; Electron J Gen Med 2019;16(5):em154 (2019 Sept)

4-       Patients’ and Physicians’ Perceptions Regarding the Benefits of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation. Badin A, Parr AR, Baman TS, et al. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Feb PMID: 28054364

5-       Pacemaker reutilization for those in underserved nations: examining preliminary data and future prospects. Badin A, Baman T, Eagle K, and Crawford C, Interventional Cardiology 5, no. 6 (2013): 695-702. DOI 10.2217/ica.13.55

6-       Initiation and outcomes with Class Ic antiarrhythmic drug therapy; Gao X, Guha A, Badin A, Daoud E, et al. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal; December 2017. PMID: 29225010

7-       Feasibility of concomitant vacuum-assisted removal of lead-related vegetations and cardiac implantable electronic device extraction. Godara H, Jia KQ, Augostini RS, Badin A, Daoud E, et al; Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. July 2018. PMID: 29964312

8-       Perioperative management of oral anticoagulation in patients undergoing implantation of subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Afzal MR, Mehta D, Badin A, Daoud EG, Okabe T, et al; Heart Rhythm; April 2018, PMID: 29146276

9-       Atrial Fibrillation Originating From Recipient Left Atrium After an Orthotopic Heart Transplantation . Badin A, Tyler J, Kalbfleisch JS; Heart Rhythm; December 2017; PMID: 29296586

10-   T Wave Over-sensing From Postural Changes: A Rare Cause of Inappropriate Shock Form A Subcutaneous Defibrillator. Afzal MR, Badin A, Weiss R, Augostini R, Hummel J. Heart Rhythm Case Reports; 16 June 2017; doi.org/10.1016/j.hrcr.2017.04.004. PMID: 28840104

11-   Prevalence and Predictors of Inappropriate Anticoagulation In Patients With a CHA2DS2-VASc Score of 0 and Atrial Fibrillation. Saberian S, Badin A, Siebert V, Roy A, Banga S, Ghadiam HR, Wigant RR, Aggarwal A, Baman TS. Int J Cardiol. 2 August 2017; doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.07.108. PMID: 28807511

12-   Role of Exercise Electrocardiogram to Screen for T Wave Oversensing After Implantation of Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. Afzal MR, Evenson C, Badin A, et al. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Jun 14. PMID: 28624663

13-   ECG of the Month: 82-Year-Old Woman with Controlled HTN Presents with Recurrent Orthostatic Lightheadedness without Syncope Badin A, Beaudry D, Bailey S. http://www.acc.org. December, 2018

14-   ECG of the Month: A 67-Year-Old Woman with History of Breast Cancer is Admitted to Intensive Care for Pneumonia Badin A, Houmsse M http://www.acc.org. April, 2018

15-   Preventing Sudden Death in Patients with ARVC. Badin A, Weiss R. http://www.acc.org. June, 2018.

16-   A 19-Year-Old Basketball Player Presents With Recurrent Syncope While Exercising. Badin A, Weiss R. http://www.acc.org. September 12, 2017.

17-   Clinical decision making for pacemaker implantation following TAVR: lessons from a large single-institution cohort. Haddad D, Patel D, Badin A, Okabe T, et al  EP Europace, Volume 19, Issue suppl_3, 1 June 2017

18-   Right Ventricle Foreign Body: A Case of a Migrating Iliac Stent Entrapped in the Tricuspid Valve. Ibrahim M, Badin A. Journal of Medial Cases: November 14, 2014; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc1991w

19-   Asymptomatic Patient Presents with Family History of SCD. Badin A, Weiss R. http://www.acc.org. April 4, 2017.

20-   Recurrent Idiopathic Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: a case report and a review.  Badin A, Marrero M, Mungee S. The Physician 2013; 2(1):32-35. Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Inpatient Clinical Practice. Badin A, Weiss R. http://www.acc.org. January 3, 2017. CPC19

21-   Pregnancy-Induced Disorders Identify High-Risk Women who Benefit from Cardiovascular Screening: Results from the Women’s Heart Health Initiative, an OB/GYN Screening Pilot Program . Jennifer Y, Johnson J, Badin A, Mehran R, et al . J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;60(17_S):. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2012.08.392.

22-   Women Heart Health Initiative: Collaborative effort is the key. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions. Mungee S, Marrero M, Badin A, et al. 2012 May; 79(S1): S55. PMID: 22517780.

Peer-Reviewed Abstracts:

1-       Ventricular Bigeminy Causing Device-Induced Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Cheema M, Badin A, et al. Heart Rhythm, May 2020

2-       The Devil’s in The Rates: Adenosine Converting Atrial Flutter with 1:1 Conduction Into a Wide Complex Tachycardia. Rico J, Badin A, et al; American College of Cardiology, March 2020

3-       The Learning Curve For Implantation Of Pacemakers And Defibrillators Among Electrophysiology Fellows. Badin A, Afzal MR, Weiss R, et al. Heart Rhythm, May 2018

4-       Post-operative Atrial Fibrillation After Liver Transplantation: Rare but Beware;  Kendall G, Berenji N, Roy D, Badin A, Panday M,  Pillarisetti J, et al; Circulation. 2019;140:A12519, AHA November 2019

5-       Implantable Loop Recorders: Sensitive but Not Specific; AlQaysi M, Berenji N, Roy D, Kendall G, Badin A, , Lakkireddy D,  Pillarisetti J, et al. Circulation. 2019;140:A12032, AHA November 2019

6-       Safety of Direct Oral Anti-Coagulation Agents in Patients With Bio-Prosthetic Valves . Berenji N, Sheikh O, Kendall G, Roy D, , Badin A, Panday M,  Pillarisetti J, et al. Circulation. 2019;140:A13926, AHA November 2019

7-       Post Operative Atrial Fibrillation After Lung Transplant: Not That Benign. Berenji N, Roy D, Kendall G, Badin A, Panday M,  Pillarisetti J, et al. Circulation. 2019;140:A13959, AHA November 2019

8-       Extreme Obesity Is Associated with Low Success Rate of Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Buck B, Okabe T, Badin A, Daoud E, et al. Heart Rhythm, May 2018

9-       Risk Stratification Prior To Lead Extraction Reduces Incidence of Major Complications (rise Protocol) . Afzal MR, Badin A, Augostini R, et al; Heart Rhythm, May 2018

10-   Ipsilateral Lung Deflation Fails to Enhance Cryoablation. Badin A, Augostini R, Weiss R, Hummel J, et al. Heart Rhythm, May 2017

11-   Assessing Physicians’ Understanding of the 2014 Heart Rhythm Society Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation. Badin A et al. Heart Rhythm, May 2015.

12-   Patients’ and Healthcare Professionals’ Perceptions Regarding the Benefits of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation. Badin A et al.. Heart Rhythm, May 2015.

13-   Is It Save To Perform Atrial Fibrillation Ablation without Pre-Procedural Transesophageal Echocardiogram In Patients On Uninterrupted Anticoagulation? Afzal MR, Badin A, Houmsse M, et al.Heart Rhythm, May 2017

14-   Pregnancy-Induced Disorders Identify High-Risk Women who Benefit from Cardiovascular Screening: Results from the Women’s Heart Health Initiative, an OB/GYN Screening Pilot Program. Yu J, Badin A,  Vadde R, Sartori S, and Mehran R, et al. Circulation 2012;126:A19161, March 2018

15-   Routine Contrast Venogram and Trendelenburg Position Prior to Implantation of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices Significantly Reduces the Risk of Pneumothorax . Afzal MR, Badin A, Weiss R, Augostini R, et al. Heart Rhythm, May 2017

16-   Real World Clinical Experience with Wearable Cardiac Defibrillators at a Large Electrophysiology Program. Bossory L, Badin A, Hummel J, et al. Heart Rhythm, May 2017

17-   The Utility of Exercise Electrocardiogram After Implantation of Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. Evenson C, Afzal MR, Badin A, Weiss R, et al. Heart Rhythm, May 2017

18-   Role of Perfusion Catheter-based Lytic Therapy in Vein/ Challenging cases. Badin A et al. TCT Miami October 2012.

19-   Cutting the Edge with Cutting Edge technique: Challenging cases. Badin A et al. TCT Miami October 2012.

Awards & Accomplishments

  1. HRS EP Board Review Jeopardy Grand Prize winner (Chicago 8/2018).
  2. Outstanding Chief Fellow, UICOMP (2015).
  3. Outstanding Chief Resident, UICOMP (2012).
  4. Best teaching resident, (2009).
  5. Most academically oriented resident, (2010).
  6. Best Morning report award, (2008), (case presentations, monthly exams scores).
  7. The Pulse (a resident newsletter of Jersey City Medical Center): Chief Designer, Photographer, and author.
  8. University of Illinois Cardiovascular fellowship website development.
  9. Jersey City Medical Center, residency Website development.
  10. Top 10 medical students over 650 students (1999, 2000).