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Cynthia Carnes

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141N Parks Hall
500 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43210
Office Phone: (614) 292-1715


Lab Information

Parks Hall
500 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43210

Area of Expertise

Cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac pharmacology, arrhythmia mechanisms, cardiac myocyte patch clamping

Interest and Subspecialty

Ongoing research: Atrial fibrillation Oxidants and cardiac electrophysiology Heart failure and electrophysiology

Dr. Carnes received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Texas in 1983 and completed a combined Pharm.D. and residency program at the University of Utah in 1988. She completed a Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy fellowship at the Ohio State University in 1991 and received a Ph.D. in Pharmacy and Veterinary Clinical Sciences form the Ohio State University in 1996. She held research and teaching positions in Medical Biochemistry and Pharmacy from 1996 to 1998 at the Ohio State University. In 1998 she was appointed Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the Ohio State University. In 1999, she was named the Faculty Member of the Year by the Ohio State University Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 1999.

Recent Publications

1. Carnes CA, and Dech SJ. Dihydrotestosterone and cardiac inward rectifier potassium current. Int J Androl 2002; 25: 210-4.

2. Chung MK, Martin DO, Sprecher D, Wazni O, Kanderian A, Carnes CA, Bauer JA, Tchou PJ, Niebauer MJ, Natale A, Van Wagoner DR. C-reactive protein elevation in patients with atrial arrhythmias: Inflammatory mechanisms and persistence of atrial fibrillation. Circulation 2001; 104: 2886-2891.

3. Carnes CA, Chung MK, Nakayama T, Nakayama H, Baliga RS, Piao S, Kanderian A, Pavia S, Hamlin RL, McCarthy PM, Bauer JA, Van Wagoner DR. Ascorbate attenuates atrial pacing-induced peroxynitrite formation and electrical remodeling and decreases the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation. Circ Res 2001; 89: e32-e38.

4. Mihm, M.J., F. Yu, C.A. Carnes, P.J. Reiser, P.M. McCarthy, D.R. Van Wagoner, J.A. Bauer, Impaired myofibrillar energetics and oxidative injury during human atrial fibrillation. Circulation 2001;104:174-180.

5. Carnes CA, Mehdirad AA. Effects of Acidemia, Azimilide and the Combination on Defibrillation Energy Requirements. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 2000; 36: 283-287.


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