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Title: From the Editors Desk
Title: Atrial Fibrillation Awareness â€“ How do we Tackle a Global Epidemic?
Credits: Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC
Title: Successful Percutaneous Closure of Traumatic Right Ventricular Free Wall Rupture Using Amplatzer Vascular Plug Devices
Title: Assessment of DNA Damage After Ionizing Radiation Exposure in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device Implantation or Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (The RADAR Study)
Credits: Mohit K.Turagam, MD, Venkat Vuddanda, MD, Donita Atkins , BSN, Rakesh Venkata, MBBS, Bhavya YarlagaddaMBBS, Himabindu Korra, MBBS, Jaya Pitchika, MBBS, Sudharani Bommana , MS and Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS
Title: Rate versus Rhythm Control in Patients with Normal to Mild Left Atrial Enlarge-ment: Insights from the AFFIRM Trial
Title: Cryoballoon-to-Pulmonary Vein Occlusion Assessment via Capnography Technique: Where Does Occlusion Testing by End-Tidal CO2 Measurement Fit as a Predictor of Long-Term Efficacy?
Title: Lifes Simple 7 Approach to Atrial Fibrillation Prevention
Credits: Nino Isakadze MD1, Pratik B. Sandesara MD2, Riyaz Patel MD, MRCP3, Jefferson Baer MD2, Ijeoma Isiadinso MD2, Alvaro Alonso MD,PhD4., Michael Lloyd MD, FACC2, Laurence Sperling MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASPC 2
Title: Esophageal Laceration Related to Mechanical Trauma from a General Purpose (Esophageal / Rectal) Temperature Probe Introducer Sheath During Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Title: Atrioventricular Nodal Catheter Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation Complicating Congestive Heart Failure
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: 3D Mapping for PVI- Geometry, Image Integration and Incorporation of Contact Force into Work Flow
Title: Arrhythmia-Induced Cardiomyopathy: Prevalent, Under-recognized, Reversible
Title: Congenital Absence of Left Atrial Appendage
Title: Management of Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Bleeding on Oral Anticoagulation Therapy-Role of Left Atrial Appendage Closure, Octreotide and More
Title: Leaks After Left Atrial Appendage Ligation with Lariatdevice: Incidence, Pathophysiology, Clinical Implications and Methods of Closure- A Case Based Discussion
Title: Long term Risk of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation and Ischemic Stroke after Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation Complicating Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Surgeries
Title: Resolution of AV block after ablation for atrial fibrillation
Title: CAlifornia Study of ABLation (CAABL): Utilization and Epidemiology after Index Hospitalization for non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation.
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
Title: How To Manage Oral Anticoagulation Periprocedurally During Ablations And Device Implantations
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: Left Ventricular Contractility Assessed by Global Longitudinal Strain is Inferior in Atrial Fibrillation Compared to Sinus Rhythm
Title: Atrial Fibrillation Ablation - Cryoballoon versus Radiofrequency: A Meta-analysis of 20 Clinical Trials
Title: JAFIB is on PUBMED now!
Title: Cryoablation for the treatment of drug refractory symptomatic atrial fibrillation: A regional medical center experience.
Title: World AFIB Day
Title: A Grand Tribute to a Pioneer in Electrophysiology
Credits: Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS
Title: Cardiac Plug I and Amulet Devices: Left Atrial Appendage Closure for Stroke Prophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation
Title: Conjoined Inferior Pulmonary Veins during Pulmonary Vein Isolation: Prevalence and Novel Approach for Pulmonary Vein Isolation with Cryoballoon
Title: Late Outcome Of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Program At Unity Point Health Methodist In Peoria Illinois
Title: Successful Ablation of Single Reentrant Ventricular Tachycardia Arising from Peri-Aortic Scar in a Patient with an Apparently Normal Heart
Title: Complete Isolation of the Left Atrial Posterior Wall (Box Lesion) to Treat Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Title: World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day – High Time to Spread the Word
Title: Rate control strategy elevated to primary treatment for atrial fibrillation: ¿Has the last word already been spoken?
Title: Exploring New Frontiers in Atrial Fibrillation
Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS
Title: Exploring Atrial Fibrillation Pathophysiology, Gender Differences and More…….
Title: The rate of complications associated with concomitant use of dabigatran with cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation
Title: Exploring New Frontiers
Title: Techniques to Improve Left Atrial Appendage Imaging
Title: Efficacy and safety of Dabigatran etexilate utilization with concomitant dual antiplatelet therapy in atrial fibrillation
Title: Presence of a Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus after successful surgical closure of the Left Atrial Appendage: A Case Report
Title: Building Atrial Fibrillation Awareness: Is it time to get beyond the Top Line?
Title: COST-EFFECTIVENESS of ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ABLATION
Title: Exploring the New Frontiers in the Left Atrial Appendage
Title: Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus Despite Anticoagulation
Title: Boston AF symposium moves to Orlando !
Title: Thinking outside the Box: Rotor Modulation in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Title: Atrial Fibrillation, Alcohol, Obesity and more....
Credits: Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC
Title: The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Symposium
Title: Anemia and Atrial Fibrillation
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
Title: Our Mission Towards Atrial Fibrillation Free World
Title: Prevention of Stroke by Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Title: World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day – It’s About Time!
Title: Operative Technique and Atrial Tachyarrhythmias after Orthotopic Heart Transplantation
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?
Title: Should Physicians Continue to Recommend Fish Oil for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation?
Title: Should Atrial Fibrillation Burden Be A Feature to Guide Thromboembolism Prophylaxis?
Title: Post Ablation Left Atrial Tachycardia: Understanding mechanism, prevention and treatment.
Title: The Role of Atrial Remodeling in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: An Imaging Point of View for Predicting Recurrence.
Title: Effect of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Title: Phrenic Nerve and Esophageal Injury During Catheter Ablation
Title: Epicardial Fat and Atrial Fibrillation: A Review
Title: Association between BMI and QoL improvement in AF patients following catheter ablation
Title: Intravenous Corticosteroid Use Is Associated With Reduced Early Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation Following Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
Title: Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery: Benign or Deserving of Prophylaxis
Title: Atrial Fibrillation in the Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
Title: Invasive Management of Atrial Fibrillation and the Elderly
Title: Use of Ivabradine in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
Title: Atrial Fibrillation Susceptibility Alleles on Chromosome 4q25 Modulate Response to Catheter Ablation
Credits: Dawood Darbar MBChB, MD, 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: Dabigatran, a Direct Thrombin Inhibitor, in Atrial Fibrillation: Is it Already Time for a Change in Oral Anticoagulation Therapy?
Title: An Update on the Energy Sources and Catheter Technology for the Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
Title: Electrophysiological Changes of the Atrium in Patients with Lone Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Title: Monomorphic Outflow Tract Ventricular Tachycardia: Unique Presenting Manifestation of Gitelman’s Syndrome
Title: Assessing Patient Management And Outcomes In Atrial Fibrillation: Does Your Health Insurance Plan Know More Than Your Doctor?
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
Title: The Phrenic Nerve and Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Procedures
Title: Scenes from a CFAE: Complex Fractionated Atrial Electrogram Map in a Woman with Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Following Mechanical Mitral Valve Replacement
Title: Is Cryo A Better Energy Source Than Radiofrequency For AF Ablation In Preventing Esophageal Injury?
Title: Accurate Detection Of Left Atrial Thrombus Prior To Atrial Fibrillation Ablation In Patients With Therapeutic Anticoagulation: Does Transesophageal Echocardiography Beat Conventional Wisdom?
Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC
Title: 14th Annual Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium Proceedings – Technology Round Up
Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC
Title: Review on "Atrial Fibrillation Progression: New Insight in The Natural History of This Arrhythmia"
Credits: Sanjay Dixit MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS
Title: Atrial Fibrillation: The New Epidemic of the Ageing World
Title: Atrial fibrillation complicating congestive heart failure: Electrophysiological aspects and its deleterious effect on cardiac resynchronization therapy
Title: Left atrial image registration to guide catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: In the eye of the technology
Title: Atrial Remodeling And Atrial Fibrillation: Mechanistic Interactions And Clinical Implications
Affiliation: Director of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Unit at Rovigo General Hospital, Rovigo, Italy.
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.
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.
Affiliation: Associate Professor of Medicine Director, EP Training Program Queen?s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Board of trustees ISHNE, Council Member International Society of Electrocardiography (ISE), His area of interest is the link between AFib and Sleep Apnea
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, and Consultant Clinical Cardiologist at Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar. Research interests include; Atrial Fibrillation, Lipids, Resuscitation, Stroke and Novel Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy.
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.
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.
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.
Affiliation: Dr. Arshad Jahangir is Director of the Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging (CIRCA), Aurora University of Wisconsin Medical Group, Aurora Health Care. He is leading a team of multidisciplinary researchers in exploration of molecular mechanisms responsible for cardiovascular disease in the elderly and development of interventions to reduce such susceptibilities. Before joining Aurora Health Care nearly two years ago, Dr. Jahangir was Professor of Medicine, Consultant Cardiologist (Electrophysiology) and Director of the CardioGerontology Research Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, where he worked for 21 years, including Residency and Fellowship training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Affiliation: Ashraf Alqaqa is Cardiologist consultant received his medical degree from the University of Jordan. He finished residency and fellowship training at Seton Hall University, NJ, USA. Dr Alqaqa’s interest include Atrial Fibrillation, cardiovascular manifestations of HIV infection, ischemic heart disease, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, peripheral arterial disease, cardiovascular disease in women, and long QTc syndrome.
Affiliation: Dr. Farhad Farokhi received his medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences. He finished his internal medicine residency at the Grandview Hospital in Dayton, OH. He currently holds board certification in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology from the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine from the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, and Echocardiography from the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Farokhi’s clinical interests include Atrial Fibrillation, Catheter Ablation, Ventricular Arrhythmia, and Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LARIAT).
Affiliation: Dr. Rosen currently works as a cardiologist at Medstar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. MD. He completed cardiology fellowship at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Dr. Rosen received his MD degree at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel in 1984. After completing his residency and cardiology fellowship in Wolfson Medical Center, Israel, Dr. Rosen came to the United States and did research fellowship in Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. His main interest is advanced cardiac imaging, assessment of regional left ventricular function, and dyssynchrony. He published several papers in peer review journals, most of them are related to the MESA study.
Affiliation: Working in Eskisehir Osmangazi University Cardiology Department, Eskisehir-Turkey. Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Education Committee. Executive board member and the treasurer of the ESC Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA). Member of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Scientific Documents Committee. Council member of the International Society of Electrocardiology. Member of the Turkish Society of Cardiology Scientific Committee.
Affiliation: Dr. Carlo Pappone is currently Director of the Department of Arrhythmology at Maria Cecilia Hospital in Cotignola, Italy. He graduated, with honors, from the School of Medicine of “Federico II” Naples University in 1986 with the thesis: “Effects of iloprost in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction”. In 1986 he got his Medical Licensure with the score: 90/90 cum honors. In 1990 he achieved his Cardiology Specialty Degree with the thesis: Transcatheter radiofrequency ablation of post-infarction ventricular tachycardias obtaining the score of 70/70 with honoris.
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.
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.
Affiliation: Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Health Physicians
Affiliation: A board certified electrophysiology expert and practices at Mid-America Cardiology and The University of Kansas Hospital Clinics in Kansas City, KS, USA
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.
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
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).
Affiliation: Dr. Eli Gang is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He received his cardiology fellowship and clinical electrophysiology training at Columbia University. He is currently a member of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute as well as the Cardiovascular Medical Group, both in Los Angeles. The current areas of research interests include developing new modalities for remote navigation in the Electrophysiology Laboratory, as well as development of new catheter signal recording and processing technologies.
Affiliation: Cardiac Electrophysiology Services, Department of Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.
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.
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.
Affiliation: J. Thomas Heywood, MD, FACC: Medical Director, Advance Heart Failure and LVAD/MCS Program; Director, Heart Failure Recovery and Research Program, Co-Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program. Dr. Heywood’s research interest include Cardiorenal Syndrome, Implantable Hemodynamic Monitors and Heart Failure with Preserved Systolic Function.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Affiliation: Dr. Ren is an echocardiologist and consultant for the intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) training program for cardiac electrophysiology fellows in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, 1999-2015. Dr. Ren had previously served as Sinior investigator/Research Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University and Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Ren has been working with Dr. Marchlinski’s electrophysiology group since 1992 and has been the champion and pioneer related to the use of ICE for electrophysiological ablation procedures and focused his research efforts in this area.
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.
Affiliation: Dr Sami graduated from Cairo University in 1969. He emigrated to Canada in 1971. He specialized in cardiology and obtained his FRCP(c) in 1976 and has subsequently trained in clinical research and clinical electrophysiology at Stanford University, from 1977-1979. He is currently professor of medicine at McGill and a senior Cardiologist at the Mc Gill University Hospital Center (MUHC). His main interest is clinical arrhythmia management and research as well as teaching. He has published more than 200 manuscripts as well as numerous abstracts and book chapters on arrhythmias and antiarrhythmic drugs.
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
Affiliation: Dr. Razminia is medical director of the cardiac electrophysiology laboratory and program director of clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He has performed over 400 consecutive fluoroless catheter ablations in adult population since 2010. Dr. Razminia is a strong advocate for the fluoroless approach in the adult population and is teaching fellows as well as physicians from around the world his techniques.
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.
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.
Affiliation: Interventional Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist, Researcher at the Medical University of Innsbruck / Austria; Dr. Stuehlinger completed medical school at Medical University of Vienna / Austria, worked as research fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine / USA and received his Cardiology training at Medical University of Innsbruck / Austria. He published app. 50 scientific papers, his major research interests are vascular biology as well as new techniques in catheter ablation.
Affiliation: Miguel Valderrabano, MD, FACC, is currently the Director, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology; Department of Cardiology; Methodist DeBakey Heart Center; The Methodist Hospital System. Dr. Valderrabano is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the Program Director for the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship program at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine.
Affiliation: Minglong Chen, MD. FHRS, FESC,Director of Cardiac EP,Vice-director of cardiology,Nanjing Medical University Hospital (Jiangsu Province Hospital).
Affiliation: Professor Osmar Antonio Centurion, is a cardiologist with expertise in Hemodynamics and Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Ablation. He is Professor of Medicine at the Facultad de Ciencias Médicas from the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay. He received is PhD degree in Cardiology, at the Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki, Japan in 1994. He is the Founding Member of Sociedad Latinoamericana de Cardiología Intervencionista (SOLACI). Author of more than 100 medical articles published in peer-reviewed American, European and Japanese journals in cardiology.
Affiliation: Cardiology Department, Clinic Hospital. Asuncion National University, Division of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias, Cardiovascular Institute, Sanatorio Migone-Battilana, Asuncion, Paraguay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Affiliation: Dr. Raffaele Corbisiero is the Chair of Pacing and Electrophysiology and Director of the Electromechanical Therapy Institute at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills NJ. He received specialty training in interventional cardiology at New York Medical College, and Electrophysiology training at Baystate Medical Center, western campus of Tufts. His research efforts include implantable defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization, and pacemakers and has published in multiple journals. He recently participated on an international panel on heart failure and CRT therapy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Affiliation: Dr. Sharon L. Mulvagh is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo College of Medicine, Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Director of Women’s Heart Clinic, and Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is a cardiologist and echocardiographer who is an active clinician investigator engaged in imaging research. She is an internationally recognized educator and speaker on cardiovascular imaging and women’s cardiovascular issues.
Affiliation: Dr. Tabitha Moe, MD FACC is an Adult Congenital Cardiologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital providing care to adults with congenital heart diseases, pregnancy and cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary hypertension. She completed medical school, Internal Medicine Residency, and a Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She then went on to complete a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Banner University School of Medicine. She joined Arizona Pediatric Cardiology in October 2014 as an Adult Congenital Cardiologist. Her research interests include single ventricle physiology, pulmonary hypertension and congenital heart disease, and cardiogenomics.
Affiliation: Dept of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute
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)
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.
Affiliation: Viorel Florea is a staff cardiologist at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. His main research interests focus on exercise physiology, ventricular remodeling, and prevention of heart failure. His research work has been presented at many international conferences and he has published in a variety of journals in multiple languages. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America, and the European Society of Cardiology.
Affiliation: Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Clinical Research Institute for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Showa University Karasuyama Hospital, and Director of Nuclear Stress Lab. Cardiac Unit, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Showa University School of Medicine.
Affiliation: Project instructor, Department of Cardiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Affiliation: Director, Electrophysiology – The Heart Center at PCH Clinical Associate Professor Child Health University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
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.
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
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.
Affiliation: Cardiologist and Arrhythmologist, Venice-Mestre, Italy. President of ALFA - Alliance to Fight Atrial Fibrillation and of the International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias - VeniceArrhyhtmias.
Affiliation: Prof Chu-Pak LAU, MD, FACC, FHRS Specialist in internal medicine Specialist in Cardiology Specialist in Critical Care Medicine.
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.
Affiliation: Associate Professor of Medicine Director of Electrophysiology Laboratory University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Affiliation: Director of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Unit at Rovigo General Hospital, Rovigo, Italy.
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
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.
Affiliation: Director of the Cardiovascular Department in the S. Filippo Neri Hospital in Rome. Presidency of the World Society of Arrhythmias (WSA). Vice-President of the European Cardiac Arrhythmias Society (ECAS) and Chairman of the Euro-Japan Arrhythmia Forum (EJAF)
Affiliation: Chief of Cardiac Surgery Division and Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Heller-Sacks Professor of Surgery in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.
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
Affiliation: Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SAHMRI, Australia.
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.
Affiliation: Dr. Nagarakanti is a board certified cardiac electrophysiologist and conducts full time practice in cardiac disorders with specialization in management of cardiac electrophysiology disorders. Dr. Nagarakanti had been a dedicated clinical researcher and was an investigator for several multinational trials such as Randomized Evaluation of Longterm anticoagulation therapy (RE-LY) and efficacy and safety of budiodarone in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PASCAL). He has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and textbook chapters. He received the “Best paper award” from American heart association for the cardioversion analysis paper in the Circulation journal, which received highest level of citation in 2011.
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
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.
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.
Affiliation: Dr. Salvatore Rosanio joined the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), Fort Worth, TX in December 2012 as Professor of Medicine and as Attending Cardiologist at John Peter Smith Hospital and Columbia Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Rosanio has authored and co-authored significant research contributions in the fields of stress echocardiography, invasive cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiac pacing published by the top journals in the field, such as Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine.
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