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Title: Safety and Efficacy of Inpatient Initiation of Dofetilide Versus Sotalol for Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Bharath Yarlagadda, MD*, Venkat Vuddanda, MD*, Tawseef Dar, MD*, Mohammad-Ali Jazayeri, MD*, Valay Parikh, MD*, Mohit K. Turagam, MD#, Madhav Lavu MD, FHRS$, Sindhu Reddy Avula, MD¥, Donita Atkins, BS*, Sudharani Bommana, MPhil*, Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, FHRS, , Madhu Reddy Yeruva, MD, FHRS*, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS*


Title: Arrhythmia-Induced Cardiomyopathy: Prevalent, Under-recognized, Reversible

Credits: Rahul Dhawan, MD and RakeshGopinathannair, MD, MA, FHRS Department of Internal Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


Title: Congenital Absence of Left Atrial Appendage

Credits: Tawseef Dar1 MD, Bharat Yarlagadda1 MD, Vijendra Swarup2 MD, FACC, FHRS, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy1MD, FACC, FHRS.


Title: Management of Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Bleeding on Oral Anticoagulation Therapy-Role of Left Atrial Appendage Closure, Octreotide and More

Credits: Tawseef Dar1 MD, Bharat Yarlagadda MD1, James Vacek MD, Buddhadeb Dawn MD, FACC, FAHA, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy1MD, FACC, FHRS


Title: Leaks After Left Atrial Appendage Ligation with Lariatdevice: Incidence, Pathophysiology, Clinical Implications and Methods of Closure- A Case Based Discussion

Credits: Bharath Yarlagadda, MD, Valay Parikh, MD, Tawseef Dar, MD, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS


Title: Resolution of AV block after ablation for atrial fibrillation

Credits: Matthew Glassy MD, Nayereh Pezeshkian MD, MPH, FHRS, Yingbo Yang MD PhD, Uma Srivatsa MBBS, MAS, FACC, FHRS


Title: CAlifornia Study of ABLation (CAABL): Utilization and Epidemiology after Index Hospitalization for non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation.

Credits: Uma Srivatsa MBBS, MAS, FACC, FHRS, Beate Danielsen PhD, Ezra Amsterdama MD, Yingbo Yang MD PhD, Dali Fan MD,Nayereh Pezeshkiana MD, MPH, Richard H White MD


Title: Impact of Radiofrequency Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation on Pulmonary Vein Cross Sectional Area: Implications for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Vein Stenosis

Credits: Mohammad-Ali Jazayeri, Subba Reddy Vanga, Venkat Vuddanda, Mohit Turagam, Valay Parikh, Madhav Lavu, Sudharani Bommana, Donita Atkins, Jayanth Nath, Thomas Rosamond, James Vacek, Y. Madhu Reddy, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy


Title: Impact of Alcohol Consumption on Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes Following Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Credits: Waseem Y. Barham, MD, William H. Sauer, MD, FHRS, Blake Fleeman, MD, Michael Brunnquell, MD, Wendy Tzou, MD, FHRS, Ryan Aleong, MD, FHRS, Joseph Schuller, MD, FHRS, Matthew Zipse, MD, Christine Tompkins, MD, Duy T Nguyen, MD


Title: His Bundle Pacing Or Biventricular Pacing For Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy In Heart Failure: Discovering New Methods For An Old Problem

Credits: Parikshit S Sharma, MD, MPH, FACC, and Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, MD, FACC, FHRS


Title: How To Manage Oral Anticoagulation Periprocedurally During Ablations And Device Implantations

Credits: Sarah A Worsnick, PA-C, CCDS, CEPS, Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, MD, FHRS, FACC


Title: Basic Properties and Clinical Applications of the Intracardiac ECG

Credits: Francesco Zanon, MD, FESC, FHRS, Lina Marcantoni, MD, Gianni Pastore, MD, Enrico Baracca, MD, Silvio Aggio, MD, Franco Di Gregorio, Biol.Sc.D, Alberto Barbetta, E.Eng, Mauro Carraro, MD, Claudio Picariello, MD, Luca Conte, MD, Loris Roncon, MD


Title: Atrial Fibrillation Ablation - Cryoballoon versus Radiofrequency: A Meta-analysis of 20 Clinical Trials

Credits: Jalaj Garg MD FESC, Rahul Chaudhary MD, Chandrasekar Palaniswamy MD, Neeraj Shah MD MPH, Babak Bozorgnia MD FACC, Andrea Natale MD FACC FHRS FESC


Title: Emergency covered stent implantation for rupture of a pulmonary vein after balloon angioplasty for postinterventional pulmonary vein stenosis

Credits: Sebastian Hilbert, MD, Silke John, MD, Frank-Thomas Riede, MD, Arash Arya, MD, Ingo Paetsch, MD, Cosima Jahnke, MD, Gerhard Hindricks, MD, Andreas Bollmann, MD, PhD


Title: JAFIB is on PUBMED now!

Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS, Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FHR, FESC


Title: World AFIB Day

Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS


Title: A Grand Tribute to a Pioneer in Electrophysiology

Credits: Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS


Title: Outcomes of Cryoballoon Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: A Comprehensive Review

Credits: Arash Aryana, Mark R. Bowers, Padraig Gearoid O’Neill.


Title: Conjoined Inferior Pulmonary Veins during Pulmonary Vein Isolation: Prevalence and Novel Approach for Pulmonary Vein Isolation with Cryoballoon

Credits: Estelle Torbey MD, Jonathan Spagnola MD , Rob Sangrigoli MD FHRS*, John Harding MD, FHRS*, Marcin Kowalski MD, FHRS


Title: Successful Ablation of Single Reentrant Ventricular Tachycardia Arising from Peri-Aortic Scar in a Patient with an Apparently Normal Heart

Credits: Hiro Yamasaki, MD, Gerhard Hindricks, MD, FHRS, Arash Arya, MD, FHRS, Philipp Sommer, MD, FHRS, FESC


Title: Complete Isolation of the Left Atrial Posterior Wall (Box Lesion) to Treat Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Eduardo B. Saad, MD, PhD, FHRS, Charles Slater, MD, FHRS, RCES, CCDS, CEPS


Title: World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day – High Time to Spread the Word

Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS, Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FECS, FHRS


Title: Electroanatomical mapping of atrial fibrillation: Review of the current techniques and advances

Credits: Sascha Rolf, Andreas Bollmann, Jedrzej Kosiuk, Sergio Richter, Philipp Sommer, Arash Arya, Gerhard Hindricks, Emmanuel Koutalas


Title: Exploring New Frontiers in Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS


Title: Exploring Atrial Fibrillation Pathophysiology, Gender Differences and More…….

Credits: Dhanunjaya (DJ)Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS, Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC


Title: The rate of complications associated with concomitant use of dabigatran with cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation

Credits: Valay Parikh, M.D., Vratika Agarwal, M.B.B.S., Jharendra Rijal, M.B.B.S., Vinod Chainani, M.D., Soad Bekheit, M.D., Ph.D. FHRS, Marcin Kowalski, M.D.FACC, FHRS


Title: Exploring New Frontiers

Credits: Dhanunjaya (DJ)Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS, Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC


Title: Presence of a Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus after successful surgical closure of the Left Atrial Appendage: A Case Report

Credits: Junaid Bhutto, MD, Steven B. Feinstein, MD, FACC, FESC, Kousik Krishnan, MD, FACC, FHRS


Title: Advances in Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Strategies

Credits: Arash Aryana, Sheldon M. Singh, Shephal K. Doshi, André d’Avila


Title: Building Atrial Fibrillation Awareness: Is it time to get beyond the Top Line?

Credits: Sanjeev Saksena, MD FHRS FACC FAHA FESC FRSM


Title: Exploring the New Frontiers in the Left Atrial Appendage

Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS, Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC


Title: Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus Despite Anticoagulation

Credits: Viorel G. Florea, MD, PhD, DSc, Venkatakrishna N. Tholakanahalli, MD, FHRS, Selcuk A. Adabag, MD, MSa, Yellapragada Chandrashekhar, MD, DM


Title: Boston AF symposium moves to Orlando !

Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS, Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC


Title: Thinking outside the Box: Rotor Modulation in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Ruchir Sehra MD FHRS, Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PHD, FHRS,John Humme, MD


Title: Atrial Fibrillation, Alcohol, Obesity and more....

Credits: Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC


Title: The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Symposium

Credits: Dhanunjaya (DJ) Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS


Title: Anemia and Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Dhanunjaya (DJ)Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS


Title: Impact of metabolic syndrome on ablation-outcome in patients with atrial fibrillation: A systematic review

Credits: Sanghamitra Mohanty, MD, MS, Luigi Di Biase, MD PhD FHRS, Prasant Mohanty, MBBS, MPH, Pasquale Santangeli, MD, Bai Rong, MD FHRS, Trivedy Chintan, MD MPH, David Burkhardt, MD, Joseph G Gallinghouse, MD, Rodney Horton, MD, Javier E Sanchez, MD, Shane Bailey, MD, Jason Zagrodzky, MD, Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FESC, FHRS


Title: The Role of Pericardial and Epicardial Fat in Atrial Fibrillation Pathophysiology and Ablation Outcomes

Credits: Christopher X. Wong, MBBS, Rajiv Mahajan, MD, Rajeev Pathak, MBBS, Darragh J. Twomey, MBBS, Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FHRS


Title: Our Mission Towards Atrial Fibrillation Free World

Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS, Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC


Title: World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day – It’s About Time!

Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS


Title: Rate Control for Preventing Cardiovascular Events in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Credits: Thomas D. Callahan, MD, FACC, FHRS


Title: Is an atrial defibrillator still an option in treating patients with atrial fibrillation?

Credits: Ziad El Khoury MD, Deepak Bhakta MD FACP FACC FAHA FHRS


Title: Should Physicians Continue to Recommend Fish Oil for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation?

Credits: Victoria M. Robinson MBChB, BMedSci (Hons), Peter R. Kowey MD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA.


Title: Should Atrial Fibrillation Burden Be A Feature to Guide Thromboembolism Prophylaxis?

Credits: Molly Sachdev MD, MPH, Emile G. Daoud MD, FHRS.


Title: Effect of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Sanjay Kumar MD, FASH, Sarah Qu MD, PhD, John T. Kassotis MD, FACP, FACC, FASA, FHRS


Title: Phrenic Nerve and Esophageal Injury During Catheter Ablation

Credits: Shinsuke Miyazaki, MD, PhD, Yoshito Iesaka, MD, PhD, FHRS


Title: Association between BMI and QoL improvement in AF patients following catheter ablation

Credits: Martin Martinek, MD, Helmut Purerfellner, MD, FHRS, FESC


Title: Invasive Management of Atrial Fibrillation and the Elderly

Credits: Sandeep M. Patel, MD, Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS, FACC


Title: Is Isolation of Arrhythmogenic Pulmonary Veins Sufficient for the Long-term Efficacy of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation?

Credits: Sanjay Dixit MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS


Title: An Update on the Energy Sources and Catheter Technology for the Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Pawan K. Arora MBBS, James C. Hansen MD, Adam D. Price MD, Josef Koblish, Boaz Avitall MD PhD, FHRS


Title: Assessing Patient Management And Outcomes In Atrial Fibrillation: Does Your Health Insurance Plan Know More Than Your Doctor?

Credits: Sanjeev Saksena MD FHRS, April Slee, MS


Title: JAFIB : A comprehensive resource for Afib ....

Credits: Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FHRS


Title: Biatrial, 3-Dimensional Mapping of Human Atrial Fibrillation: Methodology and Clinical Observations

Credits: Nicholas D. Skadsberg, PhD, Rangadham Nagarakanti, MDb, Sanjeev Saksena, MD, FHRS, FACC, FESC


Title: The Phrenic Nerve and Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Procedures

Credits: Jennifer A. Mears, BS, Nirusha Lachman, PhD, Kevin Christensen, Samuel J. Asirvatham MD, FACC, FHRS


Title: Is Cryo A Better Energy Source Than Radiofrequency For AF Ablation In Preventing Esophageal Injury?

Credits: Pawan K. Arora MBBS, James C. Hansen MD, Rakesh Latchamsetty MD, Boaz Avitall MD PhD FHRS


Title: Review on "Atrial Fibrillation Progression: New Insight in The Natural History of This Arrhythmia"

Credits: Sanjay Dixit MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS


  • Dr Francesco Zanon, MD, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Director of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Unit at Rovigo General Hospital, Rovigo, Italy.

  • Dr. Abraham G. Kocheril, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Christie Clinic Director of Athletes Cardiovascular Evaluation. Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Presence Covenant Medical Center. Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine. Professor of Medicine (with tenure), Director of Clinical Electrophysiology, Director of Athletes Cardiovascular Evaluation, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. Staff electrophysiologist, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL. Lecturer, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

  • Dr. Anil K. Gehi, MD , FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Anil Gehi is Assistant Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and the Director of the Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He completed medical and post-graduate training at the University of California San Francisco followed by a cardiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center and an electrophysiology fellowship at Emory University Medical Center. He performs a range of electrophysiology procedures including complex ablation and cardiac device implantation, with a particular interest and expertise in catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. His research focus encompasses all topics related to atrial fibrillation, including symptom management, stroke prevention, and ablation techniques.

  • Dr. Anne B. Curtis, MD , FACC, FHRS, FACP, FAHA.

    Affiliation: Dr. Curtis is the Charles and Mary Bauer Professor of Medicine, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a Past President of the Heart Rhythm Society and a recipient of their Distinguished Service Award. Her research interests include implantable device therapy and clinical trials in atrial fibrillation. She was the Principal Investigator of the Block HF trial and has been on the steering committees of many other trials of implantable device therapy. Dr. Curtis has over 270 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and reviews. She is a member of the Association of University Cardiologists.

  • Dr. Arash Aryana, MS, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Aryana is a classically-trained cardiac electrophysiologist at the Mercy General Hospital and Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute in Sacramento, California. He received his training at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. His research interests include catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia and left atrial appendage closure as alternative therapy to oral anticoagulation. Dr. Aryana serves as an international proctor for the procedure of cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation. In addition, he has a special interest in epicardial ablation. He is also the principal faculty and director of a nationally-recognized epicardial course which provides hands-on training to invasive cardiologists and cardiac electrophysiologists.

  • Dr. Davendra Mehta, MD , PhD, FACC, FRCP, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Chief of Arrhythmia Section, Mount Sinai St Luke’s Hospital. Dr Mehta is a graduate from India. He did cardiology training in the UK in Leicester. He did EP training at St George’s Hospital in London where he was awarded a PhD for work on non-ischemic VT and signal-averaging. He has been faculty and staff electrophysiologist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine for last 23 years.

  • Dr. David Spragg, MD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: He is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Director of Electrophysiology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His interests include strategies for treating atrial fibrillation, including catheter-based approaches. He is also interested in adjunctive techniques and therapies (including magnetic resonance imaging of the left atrium) to improve AF ablation outcomes.

  • Dr. Deepak Bhakta, MD FACC FAHA FHRS.

    Affiliation: Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Health Physicians

  • Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, F.A.C.C, FHRS.

    Affiliation: A board certified electrophysiology expert and practices at Mid-America Cardiology and The University of Kansas Hospital Clinics in Kansas City, KS, USA

  • Dr. Dierk Thomas, MD, FAHA, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Thomas is head of electrophysiology at the Department of Cardiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany. His research interests include molecular mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and novel therapeutic strategies.

  • Dr. Duy Nguyen, MD, FHRS, FACC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Nguyen is Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology & Associate Director of Electrophysiology at University of Colorado, Denver. He directs the CU Translational EP Lab, whose goals are to evaluate novel ablation strategies, catheter designs, and molecular targets to enhance RF ablation in the management of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. His interests include ablation biophysics, complex VT and AF ablations, adult congenital heart disease, and left atrial appendage closure

  • Dr. Eduardo B. Saad, MD, PhD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Saad completed medical training and cardiology fellowship at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, followed fellowship in Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. Further PhD program and thesis was performed at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Main areas of scientific interest are in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachyarrhythmias as well as cardiac ressynchronization therapy and left atrial appendage occlusion. Currently Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing and Director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation at Hospital Pró-Cardíaco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Scientific Director of the Brazilian Society of Cardiac Arrhythmias (SOBRAC).

  • Dr. Gioia Turitto, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Cardiac Electrophysiology Services, Department of Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.

  • Dr. Girish M. Nair, MBBS, MD, MSc. (HRM), DM, FRCPC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Girish Nair graduated from the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER- a deemed University), Pondicherry, India. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Cardiology from the University of Delhi, India. He moved to Canada in 2002 and completed a clinical/research fellowship in Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology from the University of Toronto and associated Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Nair has also completed his MSc. in Health Research Methodology form McMaster University. He served as a faculty in the Division of Cardiology at McMaster University from 2004 to 2012. Dr. Nair joined the Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute at the rank of Associate Professor on the 1st of October 2012. Dr. Nair’s current research interests lie in the fields of Atrial Fibrillation, Sudden Cardiac Death and Ventricular tachycardia with a specific focus on evaluating treatment strategies and knowledge transfer. His clinical focus is on complex ablations including Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia and arrhythmias in the grown up congenital heart disease population.

  • Dr. Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr Hugh Calkins is the Nicholas J. Fortuin M.D. Professor of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also is the Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory, the Atrial Fibrillation Center, the Arrhythmia Service, and the Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his cardiology fellowship training at Johns Hopkins. Dr Calkins trained in electrophysiology at Johns Hopkins and at the University of Michigan. Dr Calkins has published more than 400 manuscripts and more than 50 book chapters. The focus of his research efforts have been on atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation, syncope, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Dr Calkins is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, Heart Rhythm, the Journal of Interventional Electrophysiology, and Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. He currently serves as the President elect of the Heart Rhythm Society.

  • Dr. Jacob I. Haft, MD.

    Affiliation: Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Attending Physician, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack New Jersey; Attending Physician, Saint Michaels Medical Center, Newark New Jersey ; Formerly Director and Chief of Cardiology, Saint Michaels Medical Center (for 24 years); FACP, FACC, FCCP, FAHA, FHRS. Research interests: Electrophysiology, Clinical arrhythmias, Coronary artery disease, Thrombosis, Platelets, Plaque rupture, Atrial fibrillation and stroke. (See pubmed.gov, Haft JI).

  • Dr. Jasbir S. Sra, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Sra is the medical director of electrophysiology for Aurora Cardiovascular Services and a clinical professor of medicine for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. He is the program director of Aurora’s Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program, one of the longest running and largest in Wisconsin. Dr. Sra is internationally recognized for setting a new standard in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

  • Dr. Jason Bradfield, MD, FACC FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr Jason Bradfield is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He has been on faculty at the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center since 2009 and is the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr Bradfield’s procedural and research expertise includes cardiac ablation of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, epicardial mapping and ablation, implantation of cardiac devices and laser lead extraction.

  • Dr. Jeff Healey, MD, MSc, FRCP(C), FHRS.

    Affiliation: Jeff Healey is the director of arrhythmia services at Hamilton Health Sciences, Professor of medicine at McMaster University and the Population Health Research Institute Chair in Cardiology Research. He is also the principal investigator and chair of the Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network (CSPIN), which is conducting a series of clinical trials related to atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention and will also support the development of new Canadian researchers in this field. He is the past co-chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Committee and past chair of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario’s Heart Rhythm Working group.

  • Dr. Kamal K. Sethi, MD, DM, FACC, FHRS, FCSI, FISE.

    Affiliation: Prof. Sethi has been President of Cardiology Society of India and Member of Executive Council of Asia Pacific Society of Cardiology. He has been the editor of Indian Heart Journal, and is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology. He has been awarded several national awards and orations. He is a Fellow of American College of Cardiology, Fellow of Cardiological Society of India, Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society (USA) and Fellow of Indian Society of Electrocardiology.

  • Dr. Manoj N Obeyesekere, MBBS, MRCP, FRACP, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr Obeyesekere’s clinical expertise is in management of all forms of cardiac arrhythmias, including catheter ablation procedures and implantation of cardiac implantable electronic devices. His research interests include evaluation of substrate and risk of arrhythmia and implantable cardiac devices. Dr Obeyesekere is affiliated with several professional associations including the Heart Rhythm Society and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • Dr. Marcin Kowalski, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Marcin Kowalski is the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory and the Associate Director of Cardiac Fellowship Program at Staten Island University Hospital. His research interests include implantable device therapy and clinical trials in atrial fibrillation. His recent projects include prevention of injury of the phrenic nerve during cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation. His interests also include medical economic and increasing lab efficiency with reduction in operational costs.

  • Dr. Marco Scaglione, MD, PhD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Director of the Cardiology Division of Cardinal Massaia Hospital in Asti, Italy. His field of interest has focused on clinical arrhythmia and transcatheter ablation techniques. He’s currently directly involved in management and interventional procedures of arrhythmias in pediatric population and GUCH. In the last 22 years, his constant work has produced 74 publications published in national and international peer reviewed journals and several widely referred books and textbooks. To date he is actively involved in several professional national and international societies as the European Society in Cardiology.

  • Dr. Minglong Chen,, MD. FHRS, FESC.

    Affiliation: Minglong Chen, MD. FHRS, FESC,Director of Cardiac EP,Vice-director of cardiology,Nanjing Medical University Hospital (Jiangsu Province Hospital).

  • Dr. Park Chan-il, MD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr Park Chan-il received his M.D. from the faculty of Medicine, Geneva University in 2002. He started his training is cardiac electrophysiology at Geneva University hospital in Switzerland. He is currently a Senior Electrophysiology Fellow at University Heart Center of Freiburg-Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany.

  • Dr. Paul Broadhurst, MD FRCP FESC FHRS.

    Affiliation: Paul Broadhurst MD FRCP FESC FHRS has been Consultant Cardiologist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen since 2002. He is a graduate of the University of Dundee and trained in cardiology at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. His main clinical and research interests are in various aspects of clinical electrophysiology.

  • Dr. Philipp Sommer, MD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Consultant in the Dept. of electrophysiology; Clinic for Cardiology; Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Germany. Member of the European Society of Cardiology and Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society. Main interest is clinical electrophysiology, main research in imaging modalities.

  • Dr. Pyotr G Platonov, MD , PhD, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Pyotr Platonov is Professor of cardiology and senior cardiology consultant at Lund University and Skåne University hospital in Lund (Sweden). Main research interests include noninvasive electrocardiology and electrocardiography-based risk prediction in common cardiovascular conditions such as atrial fibrillation an congestive heart failure as well as inherited diseases associated with high risk of sudden cardiac death.

  • Dr. Rahul Jain, MD, MPH, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Adel Mina is board certified in Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is the Director of EP Lab, device clinics and EP services of Unity Point Health Methodist and Proctor in Peoria Illinois. He is the first to implant BIV ICD’s without Fluoroscopy (Near Zero) using 3 D mapping. Dr. Mina procedural and research expertise includes cardiac ablation of atrial arrhythmias, supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias as well as implantation of cardiac devices.

  • Dr. Rohit Loomba, MD, PhD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Rohit Loomba, is a pediatric cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin/Medical College of Wisconsin. He has a specific clinical interest in cardiac critical care and postoperative management of children and adults with congenital heart disease. Rohit also has a strong interest in the epidemiology of adult and pediatric cardiovascular disease and is extensively published in these areas.

  • Dr. Ruchir Sehra, MD FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Sehra is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist with an active interest in translating therapeutic innovations to clinical practice. He has been involved in the development of Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation (FIRM). Dr. Sehra currently sees patients at the San Diego VA Medical Center, and is Chief Medical Officer for Topera Inc.

  • Dr. Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Attended Christian Medical College in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India, followed by internship at Columbia University Hospital in New York City. Dr. Asirvatham was chief resident at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and completed fellowships at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is currently professor of Medicine and vice chair of the Division of Cardiology (Innovations) in the Department of Medicine and a consultant in Cardiac Electrophysiology in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Currently, Dr. Asirvatham is also Program Director for the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program at Mayo Clinic - Rochester.

  • Dr. Sandeep K. Jain, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Jain is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology with an interest in atrial fibrillation. He is the Director of the UPMC Passavant Electrophysiology Laboratory and Co-Director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation in the Heart and Vascular Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

  • Dr. Sanjeev Saksena, MD, FACC, FESC, FAHA, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Clinical Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School, Medical Director, Electrophysiology Research Foundation, Editor In Chief, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, Past President, Heart Rhythm Society.

  • Dr. Sanjiv M Narayan, MD, PhD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Narayan has been trained in software engineering and neuroscience in addition to Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Medicine. He maintains an internationally recognized clinical and research group, focused on clinical care that has led to unique ablation therapies for AF and ventricular arrhythmias. Dr. Narayan’s research in patient care has led to over 100 publications, over $4 M of funding, and several prizes and awards. Dr. Narayan is the Director of fellowship training in arrhythmia medicine at UCSD, and sits on National committees for fellowship training. He has been voted as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors, and has received teaching and national research awards for advancing patient-care. He maintains active board certification in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Medicine and Internal Medicine.

  • Dr. Seil Oh, MD, PhD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

  • Dr. Thomas D. Callahan, IV, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dept of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute

  • Dr. Thomas Pilcher, MD, MS, FHRS, CEPS.

    Affiliation: Thomas Pilcher is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah located at Primary Children’s Hospital. He received his MD degree and performed residency in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed pediatric cardiology and pediatric electrophysiology fellowships at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is an active member of PACES (Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society)

  • Dr. Uma N Srivatsa ,, MBBS, MAS, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Uma N Srivatsa MBBS, MAS, FHRS is an Associate Professor of Medicine , and program director for CCEP fellowship at University of California, Davis in Sacramento, CA. She performs wide range of EP procedures and has a special interest in epidemiological research.

  • Dr. Yoshiyasu Aizawa, MD, PhD, FAHA, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Project instructor, Department of Cardiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Prof. M ário Oliveira, MD , PhD, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Graduated from Lisbon University and trained in Cardiology at St Marta’s Hospital, in Lisbon. Prof. Mario Oliveira has a particular interest in cardiac electrophysiology, rhythm disorders, its control by catheter ablation and implantable devices. His post-graduation mastership was in Sports Medicine and his major research activities involve autonomic nervous system and arrhythmogenesis, particularly related to atrial fibrillation, heart failure, sudden cardiac death and syncope. Author/co-author of 90 papers and more than 300 abstracts, winner of 31 scientific prizes and member of several scientific societies. He is the Director of Pacing and Electrophysiology Unit at Santa Marta Hospital, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Principal Investigator at the Clinical and Translational Physiology Unit (Instituto de Medicina Molecular) in the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon.

  • Raymond H. M. Schaerf, MD, .

    Affiliation: Dr. Schaerf, a board certified thoracic surgeon and FHRS member is the chief of staff, chief of thoracic surgery, and director of lead management at Providence St Joseph Medical Center in Burbank California. He has a long history of performing lead extractions and was one of the recent HRS Consensus authors

  • Sotirios Nedios, MD, FHRS, .

    Affiliation: Affiliation: Dept. of electrophysiology; Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Germany. Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) and reviewer of several EP journals. Dr. Nedios’ main interest is clinical electrophysiology and his research concerns imaging modalities and novel technologies that help improve the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, especially catheter ablation.

  • Dr. Antonio Raviele, MD, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Cardiologist and Arrhythmologist, Venice-Mestre, Italy. President of ALFA - Alliance to Fight Atrial Fibrillation and of the International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias - VeniceArrhyhtmias.

  • Dr. Chu-Pak Lau, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Prof Chu-Pak LAU, MD, FACC, FHRS Specialist in internal medicine Specialist in Cardiology Specialist in Critical Care Medicine.

  • Dr. Dipen Shah, MD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Shah started his career in cardiac electrophysiology in Bordeaux, France with Pr. Haissaguerre. Since the last 6 years Dr. Shah has ran the Cardiac Electrophysiology Unit at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. His research interests center on atrial reentry arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation technology and mechanisms of atrial arrhythmias.

  • Dr. Fei Lu, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Associate Professor of Medicine Director of Electrophysiology Laboratory University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

  • Dr. Francesco Zanon, MD, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Director of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Unit at Rovigo General Hospital, Rovigo, Italy.

  • Dr. Gerald V. Naccarelli, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Bernard Trabin Chair in Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Cardiology, and Associate Clinical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

  • Dr. John M. Fontaine, MD, MBA, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Fontaine is Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and Director of the Arrhythmia Services. He attained an M.B.A. in the specialty of Healthcare management from the Lebow College of Business and is a life-time member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society (Summa cum Laude). He served on the Clinical Trials Review Committee and the Electrical Signaling and Ion transport and Arrhythmia study section at the NIH; and also holds ad hoc positions on the editorial board of several journals and is a manuscript reviewer for several peer-review journals. Among his professional interests are cardiac resynchronization therapy, risk stratification of patients for sudden cardiac arrest and the evaluation and management of patients with syncope. He is active in the performance of device implantation and complex ablation procedures.

  • Dr. Peter R. Kowey, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology Jefferson Medical College Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Main Line Health System The William Wikoff Smith Chair in Cardiovascular Research Lankenau Hospital and Medical Research Center Wynnewood, PA

  • Dr. Rajiv Mahajan, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACP, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SAHMRI, Australia.

  • Dr. Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, MA, FHRS.

    Affiliation: I am currently Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Louisville and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. I am board certified in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology and hold a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. I am an elected Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) and serve as a member of the Arrhythmia Sub-committee for the NIH Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN), Heart Rhythm Society Communications Committee, and Arrhythmias and Electrocardiography Committee of the American Heart Association. Additionally, I am an editorial board member for the Journal of innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management and serve as a peer-reviewer for leading cardiovascular journals such as Circulation Research, Heart Rhythm, and Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, among others.

  • Dr. Riccardo Cappato, MD, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Director of the Centre of Clinical Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese in Milan, Italy. President of the European Cardiac Arrhythmias Society (ECAS), Co-Director and Organizer of Europe AF Congress

  • Dr. Roberto De Ponti, MD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: He specialized in Cardiology four years later. Currently, he is professor of Cardiology and chief electrophysiologist at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. Since the beginning, he devoted himself to invasive and non-invasive evaluation of cardiac arrhythmias. His research and clinical practice focus on interventional electrophysiology and catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias with particular emphasis on complex arrhythmias, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, 3D mapping, and simulation for electrophysiology training.

  • Dr. Roger A. Winkle, M.D. FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Director of Electrophysiology at Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City California and founder of Silicon Valley Cardiology, E. Palo Alto California. He was trained as an electrical engineer. His early interests were in the clinical pharmacology of antiarrhythmic drugs and ambulatory ECG monitoring. He subsequently helped refine the implantable defibrillator to make it a clinically viable option by developing the first tiered-therapy defibrillator and he introduced defibrillation threshold testing, the transvenous defibrillation lead and the biphasic defibrillation waveform. He has founded several companies in Silicon Valley. Current research interests include improving the safety and efficacy of atrial fibrillation ablation and anticoagulation in the peri-ablation period.


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