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Dr Paul G. Bridgman

Clinical Senior Lecturer

MB ChB(Otago) MD(Otago) FRACP FCSANZ FASE

Email paul.bridgman@cdhb.health.nz

Cardiology Department
Christchurch Hospital
Private Bag 4710
Christchurch
New Zealand

Current Roles

  • Cardiologist, Christchurch Hospital
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Chairman, Cardiac Society of New Zealand
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Internal Medicine Journal
  • Advisor, Health and Disability Commissioner
  • Assessor, New Zealand Medical Council

Research Interests

  • Broken Heart Syndrome
  • Echocardiography
  • Clinical Cardiology

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Publications

Lacey, C. J., Doudney, K., Bridgman, P. G., George, P. M., Mulder, R. T., Zarifeh, J. J., Kimber, B., Cadzow, M. J., Black, M. A., Merriman, T. R., … Pearson, J. F., Cameron, V. A., & Kennedy, M. A. (2018). Copy number variants implicate cardiac function and development pathways in earthquake-induced stress cardiomyopathy. Scientific Reports, 8, 7548. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-25827-5

Watson, G. M., Chan, C. W., Doudney, K., & Bridgman, P. G. (2018). A population-based study of the diabetes paradox in stress cardiomyopathy. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1485), 88-89. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Watson, G., Chan, C., Doudney, K., Lacey, C., & Bridgman, P. (2018). The variants of Takotsubo Syndrome differ in more ways than just the echo pattern. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 27(Suppl. 1), (pp. S16). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.05.135

Bridgman, P. G. (2017). The fifth takotsubo variant. Echocardiography, 34(1), 122-123. doi: 10.1111/echo.13405

Bridgman, P. G., Judd, A. M., & White, S. C. (2017). Screening for sub-clinical stress cardiomyopathy and disaster ultrasound provision in the Kaikoura earthquake. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1458), 61-62. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Lacey, C. J., Doudney, K., Bridgman, P. G., George, P. M., Mulder, R. T., Zarifeh, J. J., Kimber, B., Cadzow, M. J., Black, M. A., Merriman, T. R., … Pearson, J. F., Cameron, V. A., & Kennedy, M. A. (2018). Copy number variants implicate cardiac function and development pathways in earthquake-induced stress cardiomyopathy. Scientific Reports, 8, 7548. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-25827-5

Williams, M. J. A., Harding, S. A., Devlin, G., Nunn, C., El-Jack, S., Scott, T., … on behalf of the ANZACS-QI Investigators, including Matsis, P., Smyth, D., Blake, J., Elliott, J., Lainchbury, J., Bridgman, P., Troughton, R., Wilkins, G., Green, B., Edmond, J., & Milburn, K. (2016). National variation in coronary angiography rates and timing after an acute coronary syndrome in New Zealand (ANZACS-QI 6). New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1428), 65-77. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Hii, T. B. K., Lainchbury, J. G., & Bridgman, P. G. (2015). Frailty in acute cardiology: Comparison of a quick clinical assessment against a validated frailty assessment tool. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 24(6), 551-556. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2014.11.024

Chan, C., Troughton, R., Elliott, J., Zarifeh, J., & Bridgman, P. (2014). One-year follow-up of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake stress cardiomyopathy cases. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1396). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lacey, C., Mulder, R., Bridgman, P., Kimber, B., Zarifeh, J., Kennedy, M., & Cameron, V. (2014). Broken heart syndrome: Is it a psychosomatic disorder? Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77(2), 158-160. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.05.003

Chan, C., Elliott, J., Troughton, R., Frampton, C., Smyth, D., Crozier, I., & Bridgman, P. (2013). Acute myocardial infarction and stress cardiomyopathy following the Christchurch earthquakes. PLoS ONE, 8(7), e68504. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068504

Zarifeh, J. A., Mulder, R. T., Kerr, A. J., Chan, C. W., & Bridgman, P. G. (2012). Psychology of earthquake-induced stress cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction and non-cardiac chest pain. Internal Medicine Journal, 42(4), 369-373. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02743.x

Hamid, A. K., Richards, A. M., Crozier, I. G., Lainchbury, J. G., Melton, I., Bridgman, P. G., Palmer, S. C., Frampton, C. M., & Nicholls, M. G. (2011). Prediction of cardiac rhythm 1 year following cardioversion for atrial fibrillation. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1343). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1343/4881/content.pdf

Bridgman, P. G., Ashrafi, A. N., Mann, S., Whalley, G. A., on behalf of the SCANZ collaborators. (2008). Survey of clinical echocardiography in New Zealand (SCANZ). New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1269). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1269/2924/content.pdf

Ellmers, L. J., Scott, N. J. A., Medicherla, S., Pilbrow, A. P., Bridgman, P. G., Yandle, T. G., Richards, A. M., … Cameron, V. A. (2008). Transforming growth factor-β blockade down-regulates the renin-angiotensin system and modifies cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction. Endocrinology, 149(11), 5828-5834. doi: 10.1210/en.2008-0165

Bridgman, P. G., Allington, M. D. E., & Ikram, H. (2006). Estrogen replacement therapy attenuates post-infarction left ventricular remodeling in rats. Journal of Applied Research, 6(3), 246-253.

Bridgman, P. G. (2006). Late presentation of a cardiomyopathy provoked by sudden emotional stress. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 15, 383-385.

Bridgman, P., Aronovitz, M. A., Kakkar, R., Oliverio, M. I., Coffman, T. M., Rand, W. M., … Patten, R. D. (2005). Gender specific patterns of left ventricular and myocyte remodeling following myocardial infarction in mice deficient in the angiotensin II type 1a receptor. American Journal of Physiology: Heart & Circulatory Physiology, 289, H586-H592.

Ikram, H., Rogers, S. J., Charles, C. J., Sands, J., Richards, A. M., Bridgman, P. G., & Gooneratne, R. (1997). An ovine model of acute myocardial infarction and chronic left ventricular dysfunction. Angiology, 48(8), 679-688. doi: 10.1177/000331979704800803

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Journal - Research Other

Watson, G. M., Chan, C. W., Doudney, K., & Bridgman, P. G. (2018). A population-based study of the diabetes paradox in stress cardiomyopathy. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1485), 88-89. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Bridgman, P. G. (2017). The fifth takotsubo variant. Echocardiography, 34(1), 122-123. doi: 10.1111/echo.13405

Bridgman, P. G., Judd, A. M., & White, S. C. (2017). Screening for sub-clinical stress cardiomyopathy and disaster ultrasound provision in the Kaikoura earthquake. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1458), 61-62. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Boon, K. J., & Bridgman, P. (2017). A cautionary perspective on the utility of the RoPE score in cryptogenic stroke patients with a patent foramen ovale. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1458), 54-55. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Chan, C., Bridgman, P., & Troughton, R. (2016). Favorable 5-year outcome of 21 Takotsubo stress cardiomyopathy cases triggered by an earthquake. JACC, 68(8), 877. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.05.074

Bridgman, P. G., Finsterer, J., Lacey, C., Kimber, B., Parkin, P. J., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2016). CTG-repeat expansions in the DMPK gene do not cause takotsubo syndrome [Short communication]. International Journal of Cardiology, 203, 107-108. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.10.112

Greaves, J. H., Leighton, J. D., Lainchbury, J. G., & Bridgman, P. G. (2015). Direct access GP referral for ETT functions as a virtual clinic. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1416). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Bellaney, L. M., Bridgman, P. G., Crozier, I. G., & Melton, I. C. (2013). Decline in echocardiographic optimisation of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) devices at Christchurch Hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1373). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Foo, E., Williams, D., Singh, H., Bridgman, P. G., McCall, J., & Connor, S. (2012). Successful management of a large air embolus during an extended right hepatectomy with an emergency cardiopulmonary bypass. HPB, 14(12), 871-873. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2012.00550.x

Bridgman, P. G., Chan, C. W., & Elliott, J. M. (2012). A case of recurrent earthquake stress cardiomyopathy with a differing wall motion abnormality. Echocardiography, 29(2), E26-E27. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01568.x

Bridgman, P. G., & Szer, J. (2010). Virtual everything [Editorial]. Internal Medicine Journal, 40(7), 473. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2010.02275.x

Cawood, T. J., Bridgman, P., Hunter, L., & Cole, D. (2009). Low-dose cabergoline causing valvular heart disease in a patient treated for prolactinoma [Letter to the editor]. Internal Medicine Journal, 39, 266-267. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.01920.x

Bridgman, P. G., & Ali, A. (2009). Leap of faith: From knowledge to safe practice [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1292). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1292/3543/content.pdf

Bridgman, P. G., & Earwaker, P. L. (2007). The case for echocardiography in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction in New Zealand [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1265). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1265/2813/content.pdf

Bridgman, P. G. (2007). ″I'm glad I'm not young anymore″: Not [Letter to the editor]. Internal Medicine Journal, 37(6), 426.

Doogue, M. P., Begg, E. J., & Bridgman, P. (2005). Clopidogrel hypersensitivity syndrome with rash, fever, and neutropenia. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 80(10), 1368-1370.

Bridgman, P. G. (2003). Asymmetric myocardial thickening during acute myocarditis [Case report]. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 12(3), 199-200. doi: 10.1046/j.1444-2892.2003.00221.x

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Bridgman, P. G., Buckley, B., Davis, M., Green, B., Sasse, A., Tang, D., … White, S. (2016). New Zealand Guidelines for Adult Echocardiography 2015: The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1430), 105-107. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Bridgman, P. G. (2009). [Review of the book Complications of myocardial infarction]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1294). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1294/3592/content.pdf

Bridgman, P. (2004). The challenge of improving cardiac care in secondary centres [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1194). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1194/888/content.pdf

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Watson, G., Chan, C., Doudney, K., Lacey, C., & Bridgman, P. (2018). The variants of Takotsubo Syndrome differ in more ways than just the echo pattern. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 27(Suppl. 1), (pp. S16). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.05.135

Boon, K. J., & Bridgman, P. (2017). A cautionary perspective on the utility of the RoPE score and reported high risk echocardiographic features in managing cryptogenic stroke patients with a patent foramen ovale. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 26(Suppl. 1), (pp. S33-S34). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.05.086

Lamba, M., & Bridgman, P. (2017). Contemporary natural history of patients with severe and moderate to severe aortic regurgitation. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 26(Suppl. 1), (pp. S2). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.05.004

Lovatt, J., Troughton, R., Lainchbury, J., Bridgman, P., Chan, C., & Arshad, M. (2016). Prevalence and predictors of left atrial thrombus prior to DC cardioversion for atrial fibrilation >48 hrs duration: Do all patients need transoesophageal echocardiography? Heart, Lung & Circulation, 25(Suppl. 1), (pp. S29). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.05.074

Zarifeh, J., Mulder, R., Kerr, A., Chan, C., & Bridgman, P. (2016). The psychology of earthquake stress cardiomyopathy, non-cardiac chest pain, and myocardial infarction. In J. Deely & A. Dierckx (Eds.), Proceedings of the Inaugural People in Disasters Conference. (pp. 63). School of Psychology, Massey University. Retrieved from http://www.massey.ac.nz/~trauma/

Hii, T., Lainchbury, J., & Bridgman, P. (2015). Frailty in acute cardiology: Comparison of a quick clinical assessment against a validated frailty assessment tool. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 24(Suppl. 3), (pp. S382). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.04.085

Hii, T., Lainchbury, J., & Bridgman, P. (2015). Frailty in acute cardiology: Comparison of a quick clinical assessment against a validated frailty assessment tool. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 24(Suppl. 2), (pp. S84). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.04.085

Bridgman, P. (2013). Overview of myocardial infarction and the cardiac rehabilitation programme in Christchurch. Proceedings of the Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ) Annual Conference: Exercise Science for Health and Sport Performance. (pp. 25). Retrieved from http://www.sesnz.org.nz/Conference/

Chan, C., Bridgman, P., Troughton, R., & Elliott, J. (2012). Twenty-one cases of stress cardiomyopathy following the Christchurch, New Zealand 2011 earthquake: Self reported health outcome at 1 year. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 21(8), (pp. 482-483). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.03.023

Zarifeh, J., Mulder, R., Kerr, A. J., Chan, C. W., & Bridgman, P. G. (2012). The psychology of earthquake stress cardiomyopathy, non-cardiac chest pain and myocardial infarction. Proceedings of the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsP) & New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) Joint Conference: Tūtahitanga: Standing Together As One. (pp. 61). Retrieved from http://www.psychology.org.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=1585

Zarifeh, J. A., Mulder, R. T., Kerr, A. J., Chan, C. W., & Bridgman, P. G. (2011). The psychology of earthquake stress cardiomyopathy, non-cardiac chest pain and myocardial infarction. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 20(6), (pp. 418). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.03.109

Zarifeh, J., Mulder, R., Kerr, A., Chan, C., & Bridgman, P. (2011). The psychology of earthquake stress cardiomyopathy, non-cardiac chest pain and myocardial infarction. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 20(Suppl. 2), (pp. S43). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.05.109

Elliott, J. M., Chan, C., Daly, M. G., . . ., Troughton, R. W., & Bridgman, P. G. (2011). When the earth quakes, the heart breaks: Stress cardiomyopathy after a 6.3 earthquake. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 20(6), (pp. 379). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.03.021

Elliott, J., Chan, C., Chan, W., Daly, M., . . ., Troughton, R., & Bridgman, P. (2011). Multiple cases of stress cardiomyopathy after a destructive earthquake: When the earthquakes, the heart breaks. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 20(Suppl. 2), (pp. S209). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.05.514

Chan, C. W., Crozier, I. G., Bridgman, P. G., Lainchbury, J. G., Elliott, J. M., Troughton, R. W., Blake, J. W. H., McClean, D. R., Melton, I. C., & Smyth, D. W. (2011). Cardiology admissions following the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 20(6), (pp. 377-378). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.03.019

Millar, J. I., Cuthill, W. A., Greenberg, N., & Bridgman, P. G. (2006). Implementation of nurse referral for exercise tolerance testing in a chest pain assessment unit. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 15(3), (pp. 217). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2006.03.008

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