Bergin, James D.

James D. Bergin

James D. Bergin

Primary Appointment

Professor, Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine

Contact Information


Telephone: 434-982-4247
Email: jdb5r@virginia.edu

Research Interests

Pathophysiology and treatment of heart failure.

Research Description



Principal Investigator. Medtronic REDUCE Heart Failure Study - Reducing Decompensation Events Utilizing Intracardiac Pressures in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure / Chronicle ICD. The study utilizes an extra ICD lead for measuring pulmonary pressures in patients with heart failure

Co-Investigator. ICD use was associated with reduced mortality in both ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy and in patients with implantable defibrillators: mortality data and mechanistic insights from the Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial (SCD-HeFT).

Co-Investigator. Rationale and Design of the Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Vasopressin Antagonism in Heart Failure: Outcome Study with Tolvaptan (EVEREST)

Principal Investigator. HDE - DeBakey VAD Child Ventricular Assist System, 2005.

Selected Publications