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Dr. Heather L. Bloom

Dr. Heather L. Bloom, MD

Dr. Heather L. Bloom received her MD degree from the University of Vermont in 1996. She did one year of general surgical training, then completed Internal Medicine training at St. Marys Medical Center in San Francisco. Her clinical cardiology training was at the University of California at Davis, 1999-2003, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Emory University, 2003-2005. She joined the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine in 2005.

Dr. Bloom is currently involved with several trials examining the correlation of oxidative stress with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. She is particularly interested in oxidative stress as a potential predictor of arrhythmic events, and as a potentially modifiable risk factor for targeting new therapies for atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death.


  • Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine


  • Emory University School of Medicine


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Internship: Berkshire Medical Center
  • Residency: St. Mary's Hospital & Medical Center


The genomics of heart failure: design and rationale of the HERMES consortium. ESC Heart Fail Volume: 8 Page(s): 5531 - 5541 12/01/2021 Authors: Lumbers RT; Shah S; Lin H; Czuba T; Henry A; Swerdlow DI; Mlarstig A; Andersson C; Verweij N; Holmes MV

Use of healthcare claims to validate the Prevention of Arrhythmia Device Infection Trial cardiac implantable electronic device infection risk score. Europace Volume: 23 Page(s): 1446 - 1455 09/08/2021 Authors: Ahmed FZ; Blomstrm-Lundqvist C; Bloom H; Cooper C; Ellis C; Goette A; Greenspon AJ; Love CJ; Johansen JB; Philippon F

Genome-wide association and Mendelian randomisation analysis provide insights into the pathogenesis of heart failure. Nat Commun Volume: 11 Page(s): 163 01/09/2020 Authors: Shah S; Henry A; Roselli C; Lin H; Sveinbjrnsson G; Fatemifar G; Hedman K; Wilk JB; Morley MP; Chaffin MD

Multi-ethnic genome-wide association study for atrial fibrillation. Nat Genet Volume: 50 Page(s): 1225 - 1233 06/11/2018 Authors: Roselli C; Chaffin MD; Weng L-C; Aeschbacher S; Ahlberg G; Albert CM; Almgren P; Alonso A; Anderson CD; Aragam KG

A common variant alters SCN5A-miR-24 interaction and associates with heart failure mortality. J Clin Invest Volume: 128 Page(s): 1154 - 1163 03/01/2018 Authors: Zhang X; Yoon J-Y; Morley M; McLendon JM; Mapuskar KA; Gutmann R; Mehdi H; Bloom HL; Dudley SC; Ellinor PT