Subba Reddy Vanga

M.D., M.R.C.P., R.V.P.I.

“The entire staff at Citrus Cardiology is dedicated to excellence in patient care, honesty and the highest standard of ethics.

Education

  • MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 2002
    Guntur Medical College, Guntur, India
  • MS Master of Science in Medical Informatics 2011
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL USA
  • MS-CR Master of Science in Clinical Research 2013
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS USA
  • MRCP (UK) Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

Current Board Certifications

  • Interventional Cardiology (2015) American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Endovascular Medicine (2015) American Board of Vascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine (2009) American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease (2014) American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Echocardiography (2013) National Board of Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology (2013) Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
  • RPVI (2013) American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Cardiac CT (2014) Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Professional Training

  • July 2014- June 2015 Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Jefferson University Hospital/Christiana Care Health System Newark, DE
  • July 2011 – June 2014 General Cardiology Fellow Jefferson University Hospital/Christiana Care Health System Newark, DE
  • June 2006 – June 2009 Internal Medicine Residency, St Luke’s Hospital,
    St. Louis, MO
  • Dec 2003 – May 2005 SHO in Geriatrics and Medicine, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, UK
  • June 2001 – Jun 2002 Internship, Government General Hospital, Guntur, India.

Research Experience

  • May 2013 – June 2013 Mentor, Delaware INBRE (Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Summer Internship program (Student: James Williams) Topic: Stroke Due to Interruption of Anticoagulant Therapy
  • July 2009 – June 2011 Cardiology/EP Research Fellowship, Mid-America Cardiology at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Dec 2006 – June 2009 Research Intern (intermittent), Mid-America Cardiology at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Honors, Scholarships and Awards

  • 2014 2nd Prize for Best Case Presentation at SCAI Fall Fellows Course
  • 2010 1st Prize in Manohar Sai Gowda Memorial Young Investigator Cardiovascular Research Award, Kansas City, KS
  • 1998 Merit certificate in Biochemistry Prize Examination, Guntur Medical College, Guntur, India

Medical Licenses

  • Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline Physician, MD, active

Professional Memberships

  • 2011-date American College of Cardiology (ACC) – Fellow in training member
  • 2014-date Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) – FIT member

Software Skills

  • Statistical Software: SAS, SPSS
  • Databases: MySQL and Microsoft ACCESS
  • Others: EndNote

Publications

  1. Lakkireddy D, Atkins D, Pillarisetti J, Ryschon K, Bommana S, Drisko J, Vanga SR, Dawn B. Effect of Yoga on Arrhythmia Burden, Anxiety, Depression and Quality of Life in Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: The ‘YOGA My Heart’ Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Mar 19;61(11):1177-82. PubMed PMID: 23375926.
  2. Lakkireddy D, Reddy YM, Di Biase L, Vanga SR, Santangeli P, Swarup V, Pimentel R, Mansour MC, D’Avila A, Sanchez JE, Burkhardt JD, Chalhoub F, Mohanty P, Coffey J, Shaik N, Monir G, Reddy VY, Ruskin J, Natale A. Feasibility and safety of dabigatran versus warfarin for periprocedural anticoagulation in patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation: results from a multicenter prospective registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Mar 27;59(13):1168-74. PubMed PMID: 22305113.
  3. Lakkireddy D, Nagarajan D, Di Biase L, Vanga SR, Mahapatra S, Bunch TJ, Day JD, Burkhardt DJ, Umbarger L, Dendi R, Pimentel R, Berenbom L, Emert M, Gerken A, Bommana S, Ray W, Atkins D, Murray C, Dawn B, Natale A. Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Mitral or Aortic Mechanical Prosthetic Valves – A Feasibility, Safety and Efficacy Study. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Feb 10. PubMed PMID: 21316485.
  4. Vanga SR, Bommana S, Kroll M, Lakkireddy D. Impedance Changes on Defibrillation Coils after Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Lead Damage or Electromechanical Interference? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010 Oct 28. PubMed PMID: 21029124.
  5. Reddy Vanga S, Good M, Howard PA, Vacek JL. Role of vitamin D in cardiovascular health. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Sep 15;106(6):798-805. PubMed PMID: 20816120.
  6. Vanga SR, Annpureddy C, Biria M, Lakkireddy D. Monomorphic outflow tract ventricular tachycardia unique presenting manifestation of Gitelman’s Syndrome. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation. 2010; http://dx.doi.org/10.4022/jafib.v1i10.560
  7. Vanga SR, Bommana S, Kroll MW, Swerdlow C, Lakkireddy D. TASER conducted electrical weapons and implanted pacemakers and defibrillators. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;2009:3199-204. Review. PubMed PMID: 19964055.
  8. Vanga SR, Vacek J, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy DR. Ventricular tachycardia storm–an atypical presentation of sarcoidosis exacerbation. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009 Nov 1;9(6):351-4. PubMed PMID: 19898658; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2766583.
  9. Prasad S, Pillarisetti J, Vanga S, Lakkireddy D. AV nodal reentrant tachycardia causing inappropriate ICD shocks in a patient with arrhythmogenic RV dysplasia. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009;9(1):60-3. Epub 2009 Jan 7. PubMed PMID: 19165361; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2615064.
  10. Biria M, Burnett M, Vanga S, Murray C, Ray W, Lakkireddy D. Use of complex fractionated atrial electrogram mapping system in mapping and ablating the atrial flutter of a transplanted heart. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008 Sep;31(9):1223-5. PubMed PMID: 18834478.
  11. Vanga S, Patel D, Li H, Lakkireddy D. Incessant right ventricular outflow tract ventricular tachycardia due to subacute postpartum thyroiditis. Europace. 2008 May;10(5):636-7. Epub 2008 Apr 9. PubMed PMID: 18403388.
  12. Vanga S, Biria M, Berenbom L, Vacek J, Lakkireddy D Skin Burn at the Site of Indifferent Electrode after Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of AV Node for Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation. 2008 July:1(2)124-7. doi: 10.4022/jafib.v1i1.406

Book Chapters

  1. Vanga SR, Vacek JL, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy DR. Interaction between Conducted Electrical Weapons and Implantable Cardiac Devices. In M W. Kroll (Ed.), TASER® Conducted Electrical Weapons: Physiology, Pathology, and Law. New York, NY: Springer. March 2009. ISBN: 0387854746.

Peer Reviewed Abstracts/Posters (Presented) Last 3 Years

ACC 2014

  1. Vanga SR, Kansara P, DiSabatino A, Weiss S, Weintraub W. Prevalence and Outcomes of Acute STEMI Patients Who Were on Chronic Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy at the Time of Presentation.
  2. Kansara P, Vanga SR, Weiss S, Rahman E, Weintraub WS. How Often Is Left Main or Left Anterior Descending Artery the Culprit Vessel in Patients Presenting with New or Presumed New Left Bundle Branch Block and Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome?

AHA 2012

  1. Reddy V, Malodiya A, Moussavi F, Vanga SR, Doorey A, Hosmane V, Moutsatsos G, Weintraub WS, Rahman E. Survival of Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients Resuscitated from Cardiac Arrest Depends on Initial Rhythm but not on the Presence of ST Elevation on Pre-cath ECG.

ACC 2012

  1. Ali, A, Murphy, D, Vanga, SR, DiSabatino, A, Weintraub, W, Rahman, E. Shorter Door to Balloon Time is Associated with Reduced Fluoroscopy Time and Contrast Volume in Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012 59: E468

AHA 2011

  1. Vanga SR, Vacek JL, Good M, Nath J, Bommana S, Nagarajan DV, et al. Abstract 16357: Deficiency of 25-Hydroxy Cholecalciferol Worsens the Risk Factor Profile but Confers Protection Against Atrial Fibrillation – The Vitamin-D Paradox? Circulation. 2011;124(21 Supplement): A16357.
  2. Lakkireddy D, Vanga SR, Bunch J, Dendi R, Day J, Mahapatra S, et al. Abstract 18282: Use of Percutaneous External Circulatory Support in Patients Undergoing Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation – a Multicenter Experience. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Supplement):A18282.
  3. Di Biase L, Gibson D, Themistoklakis S, Raviele A, Schweikert RA, Lakkireddy D, Vanga, SR, et al. Abstract 14360: Very Late Recurrences of Atrial Arrhythmia After Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: The Importance of Non Pv Triggers. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Supplement):A14360.
  4. Di Biase L, Santangelli P, Mohanty P, Burkhardt JD, Sanchez JE, Horton R, Vanga SR, et al. Abstract 14381: Preliminary Results from the SPECULATE Randomized Study: Effect of Amiodarone on the Procedure Outcome in Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Extended Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Supplement):A14381.
  5. Di Biase L, Tschopp D, Sanchez JE, Lakkireddy D, Vanga SR, Coffeen P, et al. Abstract 14277: Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Without Dabigratan Discontinuation: Preliminary Safety and Efficacy Data. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Supplement):A14277.

ACC 2011

  1. Di Biase L, Santangeli P, Burkhardt JD, Russo AD, Pelargonio G, Casella M, Santarelli P, Sanchez JE, Horton R, Bailey S, Gallinghouse J, Mohanty P, Vanga SR, Lakkireddy D, Bai R, Natale A. Anterior Interventricular Coronary Sinus Vein As The Only Site Of Origin Of Ventricular Tachycardia After Endo-epicardial Mapping.
  2. George S, Lakkireddy D, Vanga S, Bommana S, Wenzel B, Gussak I. Quantitative 3-Dimensional Electrocardiography Substantially Improves Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Type II Diabetic Patients.
  3. Lakkireddy D, Pillarisetti J, Atkins D, Vanga SR, Emert M, Pimentel R, Murray C, Bommana S, Ryschon K, Berenbom L, Dawn B, Dendi R, Drisko J. Impact of Yoga on Arrhythmia burden and Quality of Life (QoL) in Patients with Symptomatic Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: The Yoga My Heart Study.
  4. Vanga SR, Biria M, Pillarisetti J, Atkins D, Murray C, Chen W, Berenbom L, Emert M, Pimentel R, Dendi R, Bommana S, Vacek J, Dawn B, Di Biase L, Natale A, Lakkireddy D.. Radiofrequency Ablation Improves Quality of Life Scores Not Only in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation But their Significant Others Too!

Heart Rhythm 2011

  1. Di Biase L, Bai R, Mohanty P, Sanchez JE, Mohanty S, Burkhardt JD, Horton R, Bailey S, Zagrodzky J, Gallinghouse GJ, Santangeli P, Russo AD, Casella M, Pelargonio G, Riva S, Fassini G, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Lakkireddy D, Vanga SR, Schweikert RA, Gibson D, Lewis WR, Tondo C, Natale A. Atrial Fibrillation Triggers from The Coronary Sinus: Comparison Between Isolation Versus Focal Ablation.
  2. Di Biase L, Mohanty P, Bai R, Sanchez JE, Burkhardt JD, Santangeli P, Horton R, Gallinghouse GJ, Mohanty S, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Vanga SR, Biria M, Lakkireddy D, Elayi CS, Lewis WR,  Natale A. Left Atrial Appendage Isolation To Improve The Outcome In Patients With Long Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation And Severe Scarring.
  3. Natale A, Di Biase L, Bai R, Mohanty P, Sanchez JE, Mohanty S, Gallinghouse GJ, Horton R, Bailey SM, Zagrodzky JD, Russo AD, Casella M, Lakkireddy D, Hongo R, Vanga SR, Elayi CS, Beheiry S, Burkhardt D, Tondo C. Variant Of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Tachycardia Requiring Ablation From Multiple Sites
  4. Characterization and Radiofrequency Ablation Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients with Cocaine Use Unresponsive to Medical Therapy. Biria M, Mahapatra S, Vanga SR, Nagarajan DV, Bommana S, Dendi R, MohtashemiPour H, Emert M, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Lakkireddy D.
  5. Pillarisetti J, Reddy V, Kondur A, Mohamad T, Vanga S, Biria M, Bommana S, Nagarajan DV, Dawn B, Reddy M, Lakkireddy D. Postpartum Cardiomyopathy: Predictors of Recovery and Current State of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Use.
  6. Nagarajan DV, Vanga SR, Biria M, Chikkam V, Ittaman S, Shanberg D, Jeevanatham V, Berenbom LD, Emert M, Pimentel R, Dendi R, Unbarger L, Bommana S, Di Base L, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. Can CHADS2 Score Predict Outcomes of Radiofrequency Ablation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation?

Older Abstracts

Heart Rhythm 2007

  1. Vanga SR, Vaka S, Berenbom L, Emert M, Pimentel R, Freeman S, Kondur A, Lakkireddy D. (2007, May). Ventricular Tachycardia Storm – An Atypical Presentation of Sarcoidosis Exacerbation. Poster presented at: Heart Rhythm 2007; Denver, CO.
  2. Biria M, Berenbom L, Pimental R, Emert M, Vacek J, Vanga S, Newton D, Tha S, Verma A, Kreighbaum K, Words P, Kondur A, Nath J, Gupta K, Wazni O, Khan M, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. (2007, May). Impact of Pocket Revision on the Infection Rate in Patients Requiring Pocket Manipulation for Generator Replacement and/or Lead Replacement or Revision. Poster presented at: Heart Rhythm 2007; Denver, CO.
  3. Lakkireddy D, Rogers N, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Emert M, Vacek J, Newton D, Kreighbaum K, Parker D, Coltrain A, McMorris D, Words P, Vanga SR, Nath J, Gupta K.. (2007, May). Is Fluid Overload a Relevant Issue in Atrial Fibrillation with an Irrigated Tip Catheter? Poster presented at: Heart Rhythm 2007; Denver, CO.
  4. Lakkireddy D, Wallick D, Khasnis A, Antenacci J, Kowalewski W, Martin D, Chung M, Wazni O, Patel D, Vanga SR, Natale A, Tchou P.. (2007, May). Do Electrical Stun Guns (TASER-X26 ®) Affect the Functional Integrity of Implantable Pacemakers and Defibrillators?. Poster presented at: Heart Rhythm 2007; Denver, CO.

Heart Rhythm 2008

  1. Biria M, Pillarisetti J, Annapureddy C, Baryun E, Newton D, Kreighbaum K, Murray C, Staley J, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Vanga S, Vacek J, Emert M, Nath J, Rosamond T, Raxwal V, Mulhern K, Gupta K, Verma A, Lakkireddy D. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Alters Progression of Diastolic Dysfunction HRS Annual Session May 14-17, 2008 San Francisco CA
  2. Biria M, Pillarisetti J, Annapureddy C, Baryun E, Newton D, Kreighbaum K, Murray C, Staley J, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Vanga S, Vacek J, Emert M, Porter C, Genton R, Nath J, Gupta K, Lakkireddy D The Impact of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy on Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) Score in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure. Presented at HRSAnnual Session May 14-17, 2008 San Francisco CA

Heart Rhythm 2009

  1. Lakkireddy D, Pillarisetti J, Verma A, Pimentel R, Vanga S, Rajoli S, Berenbom L, Emert M, Dendi R, Rosamond T. Impact of Common Pulmonary Veins (CPV) on the Short Term Outcomes of Radiofrequency Catehter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Poster presented at 2009 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Session May 13-16, 2009 Boston, MA.
  2. Vanga S, Pillarisetti J, Biria M, Rajoli S, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Emert M, Dendi R, Lakkireddy D. Overcoming Fluid Overload After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation with an Open Irrigated Catheter: Role of Scheduled Diuresis and Electrolyte Replacement. Poster presented at 2009 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Session May 13-16, 2009 Boston, MA.

America Heart Association 2008

  1. Biria M, Abu-Salah T, Pescetto M, Annapureddy C, Pillarisetti J, Vanga S, Patel A, Watkins L, Ryschon K, Lakkireddy D, Gupta K Mild Troponin Elevation In subjects Presenting With Atrial Fibrillation With Rapid Ventricular Rate Is Associated With Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes 2008 AHA Annual Scientific Sessions November 8-12, 2008 New Orleans, LA

America Heart Association 2009

  1. Lakkireddy D, Biria M, Pillarisetti J, Verma A, Vanga S, Pimentel R, Emert M, Berenbom L, Dendi R. Sinus Node Dysfunction, Tachy-brady Rhythm, & Extensive Biatrial Scarring – Recognizing a New Clinical Syndrome of Atriomyopathy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. (Accepted for poster presentation at AHA Annual Scientific Sessions November, 2009).

Other Conferences 2008 – 2009

  1. Biria M, Annapureddy C, Newton D, Pillarisetti J, Baryun E, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Vanga S, Vacek J, Emert M, Nath J, Verma A, Khaykin Y, Natale A, Murray C, Staley J, Lakkireddy D Leukocytosis Post Atrial Fibrillation Ablation – Is There A Reason To Worry? 14th World Congress on Heart Disease – Presented at International Academy of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions 2008 July 26-29, 2008 Toronto, Ontario Canada
  2. Pillarisetti J, Patel A, Boc K, Sawers Y, Vanga S, Sayana H, Vacek J, Gupta K, Chen W, Nath J, Lakkireddy D            Evolution of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation to Persistent or Permanent Atrial Fibrillation: Predictors of Progression. Presented at 2009 Annual Conference of the Association for Clinical Research Training.

ACC 2010

  1. Vanga SR, Pillarisetti J, Guda R, Feldkamp M, Rosamond T, Vacek JL, Dawn B, Lakkireddy DR. Left Atrial Appendage Far Field Potentials Mimicking Left Superior Pulmonary Vein Potentials After Pulmonary Vein Isolation: Proximity Matters. Accepted to present at ACC Annual Conference 2010 in Atlanta GA, March 2010.
  2. Biria M, Vanga SR, Lakkireddy D, Howard P, Vacek J. Predictive Factors For Survival in Patients with Diastolic Dysfunction of Varying Severity Who Do Not Have Systolic Dysfunction or Symptoms of Heart Failure. Accepted to present at ACC Annual Conference 2010 in Atlanta GA, March 2010.

Heart Rhythm 2010

  1. Vanga SR, Rosamond T, Feldkamp M, Lakkireddy D. Narrowing of Pulmonary Vein Ostial Dimensions After Isolation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: True Stenosis or Volume Reduction?
  2. Vanga SR, Bicknell D, Dendi R, Pimentel R, Berenbom L, Emert M, Gerken A, Newton D, Natale A, Di Biase L, Dawn D, Lakkireddy D. Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) for Sinus Rhythm Restoration in Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Mitral or Aortic Mechanical Prosthetic Valves – Feasibility, Safety and Efficacy.
  3. Subramaniyam P, Vanga SR, Guda R, Kumari P, Murray C, Dendi R, Pimentel R, Berenbom L, Emert M, Salmons J, Lakkireddy D. Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Phantom Shocks and Lead Failure in Patients with Medtronic Sprint Fidelis ICD Leads.
  4. Pillarisetti J, Biria M, Reddy N, Murray C, Patel P, Vanga SR, Subramaniyam P, Dendi R, Pimentel R, Emert M, Berenbom L, Vacek J, Lakkireddy D. Elevated Beta Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Is it a Predictor of Successful Ablation or a Mere Function of Point in Time Atrial Rhythm?
  5. Biria M, Vanga SR, Abu-Salah T, Pescetto M, Annapureddy C, Pillarisetti J, Patel A, Watkins L, Lakkireddy D, Gupta K. Atrial Fibrillation with Rapid Ventricular Response in the Emergency Rooms: The Value of Routine Cardiac Marker Measurements!
  6. Biria M, Vanga SR, Patel A, Watkins L, Porter C, Dendi R, Emert M, Pimentel R, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy D. The Effect of CRT on KCCQ Score.
  7. Biria M, Vanga SR, Patel A, Watkins L, Porter C, Dendi R, Emert M, Pimentel R, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy D. Ability of KCCQ for prediction of response to CRT implantation.

AHA 2010

  1. Di Biase L, Lakkireddy D, Mohanty P, Vanga SR, Nagarajan DV, Sanchez J, Gallinghouse JJ, Bailey S, Zagrodzky J, Horton R, Hao S, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Elayi C, Mohanty S, Bai R, Gibson D, Burkhardt JD, Natale A. Patients with Paroxysmal and New Onset Persistent Atrial Fibrillation and Severe Left Atrial Scarring: Outcome With and Without Ablation of Extra Pulmonary Veins Triggers.
  2. Vanga SR, Good M, Lakkireddy D, Howard P, Vacek JL. Vitamin D Deficiency and Supplementation: Impact on Cardiovascular Morbidity and Overall Mortality
  3. Lakkireddy D, Di Biase L, Vanga SR, Nagarajan DV, Swarup V, Verma A, Burkhardt JD, Bommana S, Dawn B, Natale A. Radiofrequency Ablation of Premature Ventricular Ectopy Can Improve Left Ventricular Function and Heart Failure Class in Non-Responders of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.
  4. Vanga SR, Koerber S, Di Biase L, Verma A, Bommana S, Swarup V, Natale A, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Prevalence of Fragmented QRS Complexes in Non-Ischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patients and Long Term Prognosis.