George H. Crossley, III, M.D.

Faculty Appointments
Professor of Medicine
M.D., Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GeorgiaM.S., Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, GeorgiaB.S., Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Montgomery JA, Ellis CR, Crossley GH. Extraction of looped transvenous pacing leads to reduce tricuspid regurgitation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol [print-electronic]. 2017 Mar 3/31/2017; PMID: 28369957, DOI: 10.1111/pace.13085, ISSN: 1540-8159.

Crossley GH. Letter by Crossley Regarding Article, "What I Wish Clinicians Knew About Industry … and Vice Versa" [letter]. Circulation. 2017 Feb 2/28/2017; 135(9): e144. PMID: 28242646, PII: CIRCULATIONAHA.116.025977, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.025977, ISSN: 1524-4539.

Crossley GH. Further evidence that remote monitoring is cost-effective: It's time for all to adopt [editorial]. Heart Rhythm [print-electronic]. 2017 Jan; 14(1): 58. PMID: 27670630, PII: S1547-5271(16)30806-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2016.09.023, ISSN: 1556-3871.

McGuinn EM, Bhatia N, O'Leary JM, Crossley GH, Rottman JN. Emergent use of an MRI-conditional external pacemaker in a patient with sinus arrest facilitating diagnosis of a temporal lobe neoplasm. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2016 Jul; 2(4): 296-9. PMID: 28491694, PMCID: PMC5419830, PII: S2214-0271(16)00013-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2016.01.012.

Crossley GH, Sorrentino RA, Exner DV, Merliss AD, Tobias SM, Martin DO, Augostini R, Piccini JP, Schaerf R, Li S, Miller CT, Adler SW. Extraction of chronically implanted coronary sinus leads active fixation vs passive fixation leads. Heart Rhythm [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun; 13(6): 1253-9. PMID: 26829114, PII: S1547-5271(16)00132-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2016.01.031, ISSN: 1556-3871.

Montgomery JA, Abdallah W, Yoneda ZT, Brittain E, Aznaurov SG, Parvez B, Adkins K, Whalen SP, Estrada JC, Shen S, Crossley GH, Kanagasundram A, Saavedra P, Ellis CR, Lawson M, Darbar D, Shoemaker MB. Measurement of diffuse ventricular fibrosis with myocardial T1 in patients with atrial fibrillation. J Arrhythm [print-electronic]. 2016 Feb; 32(1): 51-6. PMID: 26949431, PMCID: PMC4759117, PII: S1880-4276(15)00112-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.joa.2015.08.005, ISSN: 1880-4276.

Montgomery JA, Kanagasundram AN, Clair WK, Rottman JN, Crossley GH. Sudden Cardiac Death Despite a Functional Cardioverter-Defibrillator: The Case for Early and Aggressive Therapy for Ventricular Tachycardia in Selected Patients. J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol [print-electronic]. 2016 Jan; 27(1): 120-4. PMID: 26511459, DOI: 10.1111/jce.12867, ISSN: 1540-8167.

Crossley GH, Biffi M, Johnson B, Lin A, Gras D, Hussin A, Cuffio A, Collier JL, El-Chami M, Li S, Holloman K, Exner DV. Performance of a novel left ventricular lead with short bipolar spacing for cardiac resynchronization therapy: primary results of the Attain Performa quadripolar left ventricular lead study. Heart Rhythm [print-electronic]. 2015 Apr; 12(4): 751-8. PMID: 25533587, PII: S1547-5271(14)01474-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.12.019, ISSN: 1556-3871.

Crossley GH, Ellis CR. Safe identification of the ERI state in St. Jude Medical Identity® family pacemakers [editorial]. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol [print-electronic]. 2015 Apr; 38(4): 415-6. PMID: 25601424, DOI: 10.1111/pace.12568, ISSN: 1540-8159.

Darghosian L, Free M, Li J, Gebretsadik T, Bian A, Shintani A, McBride BF, Solus J, Milne G, Crossley GH, Thompson D, Vidaillet H, Okafor H, Darbar D, Murray KT, Stein CM. Effect of omega-three polyunsaturated fatty acids on inflammation, oxidative stress, and recurrence of atrial fibrillation. Am. J. Cardiol [print-electronic]. 2015 Jan 1/15/2015; 115(2): 196-201. PMID: 25465932, PMCID: PMC4276435, PII: S0002-9149(14)02010-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.10.022, ISSN: 1879-1913.

Cowie MR, Sarkar S, Koehler J, Whellan DJ, Crossley GH, Tang WH, Abraham WT, Sharma V, Santini M. Development and validation of an integrated diagnostic algorithm derived from parameters monitored in implantable devices for identifying patients at risk for heart failure hospitalization in an ambulatory setting. Eur. Heart J [print-electronic]. 2013 Aug; 34(31): 2472-80. PMID: 23513212, PMCID: PMC3743068, PII: eht083, DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/eht083, ISSN: 1522-9645.

Biffi M, Exner DV, Crossley GH, Ramza B, Coutu B, Tomassoni G, Kranig W, Li S, Kristiansen N, Voss F. Occurrence of phrenic nerve stimulation in cardiac resynchronization therapy patients: the role of left ventricular lead type and placement site. Europace [print-electronic]. 2013 Jan; 15(1): 77-82. PMID: 22848075, PII: eus237, DOI: 10.1093/europace/eus237, ISSN: 1532-2092.

Sarkar S, Koehler J, Crossley GH, Tang WH, Abraham WT, Warman EN, Whellan DJ. Burden of atrial fibrillation and poor rate control detected by continuous monitoring and the risk for heart failure hospitalization. Am. Heart J. 2012 Oct; 164(4): 616-24. PMID: 23067922, PII: S0002-8703(12)00455-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.ahj.2012.06.020, ISSN: 1097-6744.

Crossley GH, Poole JE, Rozner MA, Asirvatham SJ, Cheng A, Chung MK, Ferguson TB, Gallagher JD, Gold MR, Hoyt RH, Irefin S, Kusumoto FM, Moorman LP, Thompson A. The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)/American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Expert Consensus Statement on the perioperative management of patients with implantable defibrillators, pacemakers and arrhythmia monitors: facilities and patient management this document was developed as a joint project with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Heart Rhythm. 2011 Jul; 8(7): 1114-54. PMID: 21722856, PII: S1547-5271(10)01387-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2010.12.023, ISSN: 1556-3871.

Crossley GH, Poole JE, Rozner MA, Asirvatham SJ, Cheng A, Chung MK, Ferguson TB, Gallagher JD, Gold MR, Hoyt RH, Irefin S, Kusumoto FM, Moorman LP, Thompson A. The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)/American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Expert Consensus Statement on the perioperative management of patients with implantable defibrillators, pacemakers and arrhythmia monitors: facilities and patient management: executive summary this document was developed as a joint project with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Heart Rhythm. 2011 Jul; 8(7): e1-18. PMID: 21722852, PII: S1547-5271(11)00584-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.05.010, ISSN: 1556-3871.

Poole JE, Fishbein D, Crossley GH. ICD implantation and evidence-based patient selection [letter]. JAMA. 2011 Apr 4/20/2011; 305(15): 1537; author reply 1539-40. PMID: 21505127, PII: 305/15/1537, DOI: 10.1001/jama.2011.456, ISSN: 1538-3598.

Crossley GH, Boyle A, Vitense H, Chang Y, Mead RH, . The CONNECT (Clinical Evaluation of Remote Notification to Reduce Time to Clinical Decision) trial: the value of wireless remote monitoring with automatic clinician alerts. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol [print-electronic]. 2011 Mar 3/8/2011; 57(10): 1181-9. PMID: 21255955, PII: S0735-1097(10)05068-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2010.12.012, ISSN: 1558-3597.

Crossley GH, Poole JE. More about pacemakers [letter]. J Am Dent Assoc. 2010 Sep; 141(9): 1053; author reply 1053-4. PMID: 20807900, PII: S0002-8177(14)60336-6, ISSN: 1943-4723.

Crossley GH, Exner D, Mead RH, Sorrentino RA, Hokanson R, Li S, Adler S, . Chronic performance of an active fixation coronary sinus lead. Heart Rhythm [print-electronic]. 2010 Apr; 7(4): 472-8. PMID: 20156616, PII: S1547-5271(10)00009-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2010.01.007, ISSN: 1556-3871.

Crossley GH, Chen J, Choucair W, Cohen TJ, Gohn DC, Johnson WB, Kennedy EE, Mongeon LR, Serwer GA, Qiao H, Wilkoff BL, . Clinical benefits of remote versus transtelephonic monitoring of implanted pacemakers. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2009 Nov 11/24/2009; 54(22): 2012-9. PMID: 19926006, PII: S0735-1097(09)03196-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2009.10.001, ISSN: 1558-3597.

Wilkoff BL, Love CJ, Byrd CL, Bongiorni MG, Carrillo RG, Crossley GH, Epstein LM, Friedman RA, Kennergren CE, Mitkowski P, Schaerf RH, Wazni OM, , . Transvenous lead extraction: Heart Rhythm Society expert consensus on facilities, training, indications, and patient management: this document was endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Heart Rhythm [print-electronic]. 2009 Jul; 6(7): 1085-104. PMID: 19560098, PII: S1547-5271(09)00562-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2009.05.020.

Crossley GH, Boyce K, Roelke M, Evans J, Yousuf D, Syed Z, Vicari R. A prospective randomized trial of defibrillation thresholds from the right ventricular outflow tract and the right ventricular apex. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009 Feb; 32(2): 166-71. PMID: 19170904, PII: PACE2198, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2008.02198.x, ISSN: 1540-8159.

Crossley GH, Aonuma K, Haffajee C, Shoda M, Meijer A, Bauer A, Boriani G, Svendsen J, Thomas S, Wiggenhorn C, Unterberg-Buchwald C, . Atrial fibrillation therapy in patients with a CRT defibrillator with wireless telemetry. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009 Jan; 32(1): 13-23. PMID: 19140908, PII: PACE2171, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2009.02171.x, ISSN: 1540-8159.

Chen J, Wilkoff BL, Choucair W, Cohen TJ, Crossley GH, Johnson WB, Mongeon LR, Serwer GA, Sherfesee L. Design of the Pacemaker REmote Follow-up Evaluation and Review (PREFER) trial to assess the clinical value of the remote pacemaker interrogation in the management of pacemaker patients. Trials. 2008 Apr 4/3/2008; 9: 18. PMID: 18387185, PMCID: PMC2311273, PII: 1745-6215-9-18, DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-9-18, ISSN: 1745-6215.

Crossley GH, Mead H, Kleckner K, Sheldon T, Davenport L, Harsch MR, Parikh P, Ramza B, Fishel R, Bailey JR, . Automated left ventricular capture management. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2007 Oct; 30(10): 1190-200. PMID: 17897121, PII: PACE840, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2007.00840.x, ISSN: 0147-8389.

Gammage MD, Lieberman RA, Yee R, Manolis AS, Compton SJ, Khazen C, Schaaf K, Oleson KA, Crossley GH, . Multi-center clinical experience with a lumenless, catheter-delivered, bipolar, permanent pacemaker lead: implant safety and electrical performance. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2006 Aug; 29(8): 858-65. PMID: 16923002, PII: PACE452, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2006.00452.x, ISSN: 0147-8389.

Crossley GH. Recent report of a new technique for left ventricular pacing [letter]. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2000 Jul; 23(7): 1189-91. PMID: 10914383, ISSN: 0147-8389.

Crossley GH. Cardiac pacing leads. Cardiol Clin. 2000 Feb; 18(1): 95-112, viii. PMID: 10709688, ISSN: 0733-8651.

Crossley GH, Kiger LA, Haisty WK, Simmons TW, Zmijewski M, Fitzgerald DM. False-positive behavior with the dP/dt sensing pacemaker: a rare complication of a physiological sensor. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1997 Oct; 20(10 Pt 1): 2492-5. PMID: 9358493, ISSN: 0147-8389.

Crossley GH, Fitzgerald DM. Estimating defibrillator longevity: a need for an objective comparison [editorial]. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1997 Aug; 20(8 Pt 1): 1897-901. PMID: 9272525, ISSN: 0147-8389.

Crossley GH, Gayle DD, Simmons TW, Haisty WK, Bailey JR, Davis-O'Brien K, Hammon JW, Fitzgerald DM. Reprogramming pacemakers enhances longevity and is cost-effective. Circulation. 1996 Nov 11/1/1996; 94(9 Suppl): II245-7. PMID: 8901754, ISSN: 0009-7322.

Crossley GH, Gayle DD, Bailey JR, Haisty WK, Simmons TW, Fitzgerald DM. Defibrillator twiddler's syndrome causing device failure in a subpectoral transvenous system. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1996 Mar; 19(3): 376-7. PMID: 8657603, ISSN: 0147-8389.

Fitzgerald DM, Hawthorne HR, Crossley GH, Simmons TW, Haisty WK. Effects of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter on the signal-averaged electrocardiogram. Am. J. Cardiol. 1996 Jan 1/15/1996; 77(2): 205-9. PMID: 8546097, PII: S0002-9149(96)90602-5, ISSN: 0002-9149.

Fitzgerald DM, Hawthorne HR, Crossley GH, Simmons TW, Haisty WK. P wave morphology during atrial pacing along the atrioventricular ring. ECG localization of the site of origin of retrograde atrial activation. J Electrocardiol. 1996 Jan; 29(1): 1-10. PMID: 8808519, PII: S0022-0736(96)80105-1, ISSN: 0022-0736.

Crossley GH, Brinker JA, Reynolds D, Spencer W, Johnson WB, Hurd H, Tonder L, Zmijewski M. Steroid elution improves the stimulation threshold in an active-fixation atrial permanent pacing lead. A randomized, controlled study. Model 4068 Investigators. Circulation. 1995 Nov 11/15/1995; 92(10): 2935-9. PMID: 7586262, ISSN: 0009-7322.

Crossley GH. Reporting a single center's results with the Teletronics Accufix model of active fixation leads [letter]. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1995 Feb; 18(2): 374-5. PMID: 7731888, ISSN: 0147-8389.

Crossley GH, Reynolds D, Kay GN, Ferguson TB, Lamas G, Messenger J, Zmijewski M, Brinker JA. Treatment of patients with prior exit block using a novel steroid-eluting active fixation lead. Model 4068 Investigators. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1994 Nov; 17(11 Pt 2): 2042-6. PMID: 7845815, ISSN: 0147-8389.

Crossley GH, Dismukes WE. Central nervous system epidermoid cyst: a probable etiology of Mollaret's meningitis. Am. J. Med. 1990 Dec; 89(6): 805-6. PMID: 2252048, ISSN: 0002-9343.

Jannett TC, Kay GN, Crossley GH. Modeling and closed-loop pharmacologic control of the ventricular rate during induced atrial fibrillation in anesthetized dogs. Biomed Instrum Technol. 1990 Nov; 24(6): 445-50. PMID: 1979756, ISSN: 0899-8205.

Faught RE, Chandra-Sekar B, Bonnin JM, Crossley GH. A 34-year-old man with recent onset of ataxia. Ala J Med Sci. 1986 Oct; 23(4): 408-13. PMID: 3789312, ISSN: 0002-4252.