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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

Watson, G., Sutherland, J., Lacey, C., & Bridgman, P. (2019). A cross-over study of hyperventilation anxiety in stress cardiomyopathy and control patients. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 28(Suppl. 1), (pp. S1). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.05.006

Watson, G. M., Chan, C. W., Belluscio, L., Doudney, K., Lacey, C. J., Kennedy, M. A., & Bridgman, P. (2019). Comparing the variants of takotsubo syndrome: An observational study of the ECG and structural changes from a New Zealand tertiary hospital. BMJ Open, 9(5), e025253. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025253

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

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., Belluscio, L., Doudney, K., Lacey, C. J., Kennedy, M. A., & Bridgman, P. (2019). Comparing the variants of takotsubo syndrome: An observational study of the ECG and structural changes from a New Zealand tertiary hospital. BMJ Open, 9(5), e025253. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025253

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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 Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Watson, G., Sutherland, J., Lacey, C., & Bridgman, P. (2019). A cross-over study of hyperventilation anxiety in stress cardiomyopathy and control patients. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 28(Suppl. 1), (pp. S1). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.05.006

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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