Heather Lynn Bloom, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Office: VAMC Ext: 6391

Phone: 404-321-6111

Fax: 404-329-4626

Email: heather.bloom@emory.edu

Biography

Dr. Heather Bloom is the Director of Electrophysiology services at the Atlanta VA medical center, and an assistant professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her MD degree from the University of Vermont in 1996. She did one year of general surgical training, then completed Internal Medicine training at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. Her Clinical Cardiology training was at University of California at Davis, 1999-2003, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Emory University, 2003-2005. She joined the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine in 2005.

Dr Bloom is currently involved with several trials examining the correlation of oxidative stress with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. She is particularly interested in oxidative stress as a potential predictor of arrhythmic events, and as a potentially modifiable risk factor for targeting new therapies for atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death.

Dr. Bloom attends on the CCU and Consult services at the Atlanta VAMC. In addition, she is always on service for in- and out-patient EP services, including arrhythmia management, electrophysiology studies and ablations, and device implantation and follow up.

Dr. Bloom provides monthly lectures to the house staff on Defibrillation and CPR. She provides a weekly ECG/EP conference for the general cardiology fellows. She does bedside and formal teaching on the CCU and consult services. Every month, Dr. Bloom has a general cardiology fellow on the EP service for whom she provides a series of clinical electrophysiology lectures.

Publications

Bloom H, Heeke B, Leon A, Mera F, Delurgio D, Beshai J, Langberg J.
Renal insufficiency and the risk of infection from pacemaker or defibrillator surgery.
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2006 Feb;29(2):142-5.
PMID: 16492298


Bloom HL.
Concise review of atrial fibrillation: treatment update considerations in light of AFFIRM and RACE.
Clin Cardiol. 2004 Sep;27(9):495-500. Review.
PMID: 15471159


Glatter KA, Chiamvimonvat N, Whitcomb C, Bloom H.
Images in cardiovascular medicine. Malignant vasovagal syncope.
Circulation. 2003 Jun 17;107(23):2987-8. No abstract available.
PMID: 12814986


Sabapathy R, Bloom HL, Lewis WR, Amsterdam EA.
Right precordial and posterior chest leads do not increase detection of positive response in electrocardiogram during exercise treadmill testing.
Am J Cardiol. 2003 Jan 1;91(1):75-7. No abstract available.
PMID: 12505576