Dr. Ian Santoro is currently accepting new patients at the following Capital Cardiology Associates location:

Dr. Ian Santoro grew up in Massachusetts. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA in 1980. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Chicago. He then completed a Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Santoro is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing. His practice includes clinical cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. His area of expertise is the treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, or heart rhythm disorders, including the management of patients with pacemakers and cardiac defibrillators. Dr. Santoro’s primary interest is radiofrequency catheter ablation, a curative procedure for rhythm disorders, with a special interest in ablation of atrial fibrillation and implantation of the Boston Scientific Watchman device.

He works primarily at St. Peter’s Hospital and secondarily at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY.

Dr. Santoro is married to Carol R. Santoro, MD, and has two children.

Education:
1976-1980 B.A. English and American Literature
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

1980-1982 Research, Department of Cell Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

1982-1986 Medical Degree
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY

1986-1989 Internship and Residency
Department of Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

1989-1991 Fellowship, Cardiovascular Diseases
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

1991-1993 Fellowship, Cardiac Electrophysiology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing

Professional Society Memberships:
Member, American College of Physicians
Member, American Medical Association
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society
Medical Society of the State of New York

Specialties:
Cardiac Arrhythmias, Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation, Cardiac Pacemakers and Defibrillators
Faculty: St.Peter’s Hospital, Albany Medical Center Hospital

Publications
Santoro IH, Lang RM, “Iatrogenic Air Embolism Causing the Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome”. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis. 1989; 17:84-86.

Santoro IH, Lang RM, “Pulsus Paradoxus: A Definition Revisited”. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 1991;4 (4):408-412

Santoro IH, Soble JS, Bump TE. “Rhythm Disturbances”. Principals of Critical Care. McGraw-Hill Book Company. 1503-24, 1992

Nakagawa H, Beckman K, McClelland J, Wang X, Arruda M, Santoro IH, et al. “Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Idiopathic Left Ventricular Tachycardia Guided by a Purkinje Potential”. Circulation. 1993:88: 2607-17.

Abstracts
“Lack of Late Angiographic Effects of Left Circumflex Coronary Artery After Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Left Free-Wall Accessory Pathways”. Abdalla I, Wang X, Beckman K, McClelland J, Lazzara R, Hazlitt A, Santoro IH, Arruda N, Hirao K, Widman L, Jackman W. PACE, 1993: 16 (4)

“ECG Algorithm for Predicting Sites of Successful Radiofrequency Ablation of Accessory Pathways”. Arruda M, Wang X, McClelland J, Beckman K, Widman L, Hazlitt R, Santoro IH, Abdalla I, Sweidan R, Singh A, Nakagawa H, Hirao K, Lazzara R, Jackman W. PACE 1993: 16 (4)

“Importance of Recording Accessory Pathway Potentials in Patients Undergoing Repeat RF Catheter Ablation After Failed Initial Procedure”. Beckman K, Wang X, McClelland J, Lazzara R, Hazlitt HA, Santoro IH, Arruda M, Abdulla I, Sweidan R, Singh A, Harao K, Nakagawa H, Widman L, Gossinger H, Jackman W. PACE 1993: 16 (4)

“Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Atrial Tachycardias in the Region of the Sinus Node”. Gossinger H, Wang X, Beckman K, McClelland J, Lazara R, Arruda M, Santoro IH, Abdalla I, Sweidan R, Singh A, Hazlitt AH, Hirao K, Nakagawa H, Widman L, Jackman W. PACE 1993: 16 (4)

“Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Common Type Atrial Flutter”. Nakagawa H, McClelland J, Beckman K, Wang X, Lazzara R, Hazlit HA, Santoro IH, Arruda M, Abdalla I, Singh A, Sweidan R, Gossinger H, Hirao K, Widman L, Jackman W. PACE 1993; 16 (4)

“Line of Conduction Block Extends From Inferior Vena Cava To Coronary Sinus Ostium in Common Atrial Flutter” Nakagawa H, McClelland J, Beckman K, Wang X, Lazzara R, Hazlitt HA, Santoro IH, Arruda M, Abdalla I, Singh A, Sweidan R, Gossinger H, Hirao K, Widman L, Jackman W. PACE, 1993: 16 (4)

“Purkinje Potential”. Nakagawa H, McClelland J, Beckman K, Wang X, Lazzara R, Hazlitt HA, Santoro IH, Arruda M, Abdalla I, Singh A, Sweidan R, Gossinger H, Hirao K, Widman L, Jackman W. PACE 1993: 16 (4)

“Prolongation of AH Interval During AV Junction Ablation: Evidence for Persistence of Slow AV Nodal Pathway Conduction from Posteroseptal Right Atrial Pacing”. Hirao K, McClelland J, Beckman K, Wang X, Lazzara R, Hazlitt HA, Santoro IH, Arruda M, Abdalla I, Singh A, Sweidan R, Gossinger H, Hirao K, Widman L, Jackman W. PACE, 1993: 16 (4)

“ECG Algorithm for Predicting Radiofrequency Ablation Site in Right-Sided Pathways”, Arruada M, Wang X, McClelland J, Beckman K, Widman L, Hazlitt HA, Santoro IH, Abdalla I, Sweidan R, Singh A, Nakagawa H, Hirao K, Calame J, Lazzara R, Jackman W. Journal of American College of Cardiology 1993; 21 (48A)

“Effect of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Accessory Pathways on Inducibility of Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter”. Nakagawa H, Beckman K, McClelland J, Wang X, Hirao K, Arruda M, Santoro IH, Oren J, Hazlitt HA, Abdalla I, Singh A, Sweidan R, Widman L, Lazzara R, Jackman W. Journal of American College of Cardiology 1993; 21 (2); 173A

“Prevalence of Slow AV Nodal Potentials in Patients without AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia”. Hazlitt HA, Beckman K, McClelland J, Wang X, Hirao K, Arruda M, Santoro IH, Abdalla I, Singh A, Sweidan R, Nakagawa H, Widman L, Lazzara R, Jackman W. Journal of American College of Cardiology 1993; 21 (2); 173A

“Cardiovascular Performance in Dialysis Patients Before and After Correction of Anemia with RHuEPO”. Fellner S, Santoro IH, Lang R, Neumann A. American Society of Nephrology, December 1990.

“Use of Erythropoietin to Assess the Pathophysiologic Mechanisms Regulating the High Cardiac Output State of Chronic Anemia.” Santoro IH, Neumann A, Borrow K, Fellner S, Lang R. Journal of American College of Cardiology, March 1991.

“Effect of Skin-Patch Location and Surface Area on Impedance During Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation”. Santoro IH, Wang X, McClelland J, Beckman K, Oren J, Arruda M, Roman C, Nakagawa H, Hirao K, Lazzara R. North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, May 1992; PACE 1992:15:580.

“ECG Algorithm for Predicting Radiofrequency Ablation Site in Posteroseptal Accessory Pathways”. Arruda M, Wang X, McClelland J, Beckman K, Santoro IH, Oren J, Roman C, Lazzara R, Jackman W. North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, May 1992; PACE 1992: 15:535.

“Direct Recordings of Right Atriofascicular Accessory Pathways (Mahaim) Potentials at the Tricuspid Annulus”. McClelland J, Jackman W, Beckman K, Wang X, Prior M, Oren J, Santoro IH, Roman C, Arruda M, Hazlitt HA, Lazzara R. North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, May 1992, PACE 1992:15:548

“Epicardial Posteroseptal Accessory Pathways Requiring Ablation from the Middle Cardiac Vein”. Oren J, McClelland J, Beckman K, Wang X, Santoro IH, Roman C, Arruda M, Nakagawa H, Hirao K, Lazzara R, Jackman W. North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, May 1992, PACE 1992; 15:580

“Sites of Successful Radiofrequency Ablation of Posteroseptal Accessory Pathways”. Wang X, Jackman W, McClelland J, Beckman K, Roman C, Oren J, Santoro IH, Arruda M, Nakagawa H, Hirao K, lazzara R. North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, May 1992; PACE 1992, 15:535.

“Retrograde Atrial Potential Amplitude at Successful Site of Concealed Left Free-Wall Accessory Pathways”, Santoro IH, Wang X, Beckman K, McClelland J, Oren J, Arruda M, Roman C, Nakagawa H, Hirao K, Jackman W. American Heart Association. November 1992; Circulation 1992; 86 (suppl) (4): I-191

“Left Free-Wall Accessory Pathways Which Require Ablation From the Coronary Sinus: Unique Coronary Sinus Electrogram Pattern”. Wang X, McClelland J, Beckman K, Oren J, Calame J, Roman C, Santoro IH, Arruda M, Nakagawa H, Hirao K, Lazzara R, Jackman W. American Heart Association, November 1992; Circulation 1992; 86 (suppl) (4) :1-581