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Eric Buch, MD


Eric Buch, MD

UCLA Physician Eric Buch, MD specializes in Cardiovascular Disease.
Cardiovascular Disease
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 206-2235
Fax Number
(310) 825-2092

UCLA Cardiology
100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008
Cardiac Electrophysiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2008 - 2008
Cardiovascular Disease, UCLA School of Medicine, 2004 - 2007
Internal Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2001 - 2003
Internal Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2000 - 2001
Medical Degree
MD, UCSD School of Medicine, 2000
Ablation (Catheter), Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, Electrophysiology, Implantable Defibrillator, Pacemaker, Radiofrequency Ablation
Research Interest
--Atrial fibrillation
--Catheter ablation of arrhythmias
--Stroke prevention
--Pacemaker and defibrillator lead extraction
Awards & Recognition
1. Outstanding Procedural Teaching Award, UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, 2011
2. Outstanding Fellow in Clinical Care, UCLA Division of Cardiology, 2006
3. Regents Scholar, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1996 – 2000
4. Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 1994
5. Meyer Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Stanford University, 1994
6. President’s Award for Academic Excellence, Stanford University, 1991
7. National Merit Scholar, 1990
1. Horowitz BN, Vaseghi M, Mahajan A, Cesario DA, Buch E, Valderrabano M, Boyle NG, Ellenbogen KA, Shivkumar K. Percutaneous intrapericardial echocardiography during catheter ablation: a feasibility study. Heart Rhythm. 2006;3:1275-1282.
2. Lellouche N, Boyle N, DeDiego C, Cesario DA, Vaseghi M, Buch E, Mahajan A, Wiener I, Shivkumar K. Effect of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy on the persistence of atrial fibrillation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2007;18:71-74.
3. Lellouche N, De Diego C, Vaseghi M, Buch E, Cesario DA, Mahajan A, Wiener I, Fonarow GC, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K. Cardiac resynchronization therapy response is associated with shorter duration of atrial fibrillation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2007;30:1363-1368.
4. Buch E, Vaseghi M, Cesario DA, Shivkumar K. A novel method for preventing phrenic nerve injury during catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm. 2007;4:95-98.
5. Buch E, Lellouche N, De Diego C, Vaseghi M, Cesario DA, Fujimura O, Wiener I, Child JS, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K. Left ventricular apical wall motion abnormality is associated with lack of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm 2007;4:1300-5.
6. Lellouche N, Buch E, Celigoj A, Siegerman C, Cesario D, De Diego C, Mahajan A, Boyle NG, Wiener I, Garfinkel A, Shivkumar K. Functional characterization of atrial electrograms in sinus rhythm delineates sites of parasympathetic innervation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;50:1324-31.
7. Buch E, Nakahara S, Shivkumar K. Intra-pericardial balloon retraction of the left atrium: a novel method to prevent esophageal injury during catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm. 2008; 5(10):1473-5.
8. Cesario D, Kedia R, Desai N, Aboulhosn J, Uslan D, Boyle N, Fujimura O, Shehata M, Buch E, Shivkumar K. Device extraction in adults with congenital heart disease. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009;32(3):340-5.
9. Buch E, Nakahara S, Shivkumar K. A diagnostic maneuver during narrow-complex tachycardia: What is the arrhythmia mechanism? Heart Rhythm. 2009;6(5):716-717.
10. Buch E, Tung R, Shehata M, Shivkumar K. Alternating cycle length during narrow-complex tachycardia: What is the mechanism? J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009;20(9):1071-1073.
11. Bradfield J, Buch E, Tung R, Shivkumar K. Recurrent irregular tachycardia that consistently terminates on a P wave: what is the mechanism? J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010;21(9):1062-1063.
12. Nakahara S, Tung R, Ramirez RJ, Buch E, et al. Characterization of the arrhythmogenic substrate in ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy: implications for catheter ablation of hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia. J Am Coll Cardiol 2010;55:2355-65.
13. Nakahara S, Ramirez RJ, Buch E, et al. Intrapericardial balloon placement for prevention of collateral injury during catheter ablation of the left atrium in a porcine model. Heart Rhythm. 2010;7(1):81-87.
14. Michowitz Y, Nakahara S, Bourke T, Buch E, Vaseghi M, C DED, Wiener I, Mahajan A, Shivkumar K. Electrophysiological differences between the epicardium and the endocardium of the left atrium. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011;34(1):37-46.
15. Tung R, Nakahara S, Maccabelli G, Buch E, Wiener I, Boyle NG, Carbucicchio C, Bella PD, Shivkumar K. Ultra high-density multipolar mapping with double ventricular access: a novel technique for ablation of ventricular tachycardia. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011;22(1):49-56.
16. Bradfield J, Buch E, Shivkumar K. Three dissociated rhythms after ablation of an atypical right atrial flutter. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011;22(4):477.
17. Michowitz Y, Lellouche N, Contractor T, Bourke T, Wiener I, Buch E, Boyle N, Bersohn M, Shivkumar K. Defibrillation threshold testing fails to show clinical benefit during long-term follow-up of patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator
implantation. Europace. 2011;13(5):683-8.
18. Mathuria NS, Vaseghi M, Buch E, Shivkumar K. Successful ablation of an epicardial ventricular tachycardia using a surgical ablation tool. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2011;4(6):e84-6.
19. Mathuria N, Buch E, Shivkumar K. Pleuropericardial fistula formation after prior epicardial catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012;5(1):e18-9.
20. Buch E, Shivkumar K. Epicardial catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Minerva Med. 2009;100(2):151-157.
21. Shivkumar K, Buch E, Boyle N. Nonpharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation: Role of the pulmonary veins and posterior left atrium. Heart Rhythm. 2009;6(12):S5-S11.
22. Buch E, Nakahara S, Boyle N, Shivkumar K. Epicardial catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics. 2010;2(1):113-120.
23. Buch E, Boyle NG, Belott PH. Patient page: pacemaker and defibrillator lead extraction. Circulation. 2011;123(11).
24. Buch E, Boyle N, Shivkumar K. Guiding Lesion Formation During Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation. In Huang and Wood, eds. Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias, 2ed. Elsevier; 2010.
25. Buch E, Boyle N, Shivkumar K. Principles of mapping and ablation. In Steinberg J, Mittal S, eds. Electrophysiology: The Basics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009.
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