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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: Rate versus Rhythm Control in Patients with Normal to Mild Left Atrial Enlarge-ment: Insights from the AFFIRM Trial
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Late Outcome Of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Program At Unity Point Health Methodist In Peoria Illinois
Title: Better Lesion Creation and Assessment During Catheter Ablation
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: Detection of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation Utilizing Novel Technology
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: The progressive nature of atrial fibrillation: A rationale for early restoration and maintenance of sinus rhythm
Credits: Ashok J Shah, Meleze Hocini, Yuki Komatsu, Matthew Daly, Stephan Zellerhoff, Laurence Jesel, Sana Amaroui, Khaled Ramoul, Arnaud Denis, Nicolas Derval, Frederic Sacher, Pierre Jais, Michel Haissaguerre
Title: Boston AF symposium moves to Orlando !
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: 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: Complex Fractionated Atrial Electrograms ablation in Atrial Fibrillation: A more selective yet simple setting of CARTO® algorithm
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: 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: Epicardial Fat and Atrial Fibrillation: A Review
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: 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: 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: 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 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. 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: Dr. Masi is a practicing general internist at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois. He is the Director of Health Services Research at NorthShore and conducts research in quality improvement, patient safety, and chronic disease management. He has a PhD in social service administration and studies the impact of social factors on health behaviors and outcomes.
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: Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Health Physicians
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. 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: Nicholas J. Fortuin M.D. Professor of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Affiliation: Professor of Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology, and Director of the Stroke Prevention & Atherosclerosis Research Centre, Robarts Research Institute, Western University, London, Canada. Professor Spence has devoted his entire career to stroke prevention. His interests include individualized therapy for resistant hypertension and nutrition in stroke prevention (including vitamin therapy to lower homocysteine). He was a co-discoverer of the effect of grapefruit on drug metabolism, and pioneered the measurement of carotid plaque burden by ultrasound for patient management, genetic research and evaluation of new therapies.
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: 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. Kathleen T. Hickey is a nurse practitioner in the Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Columbia University and is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Columbia University School of Nursing. Her main interests focus on cardiac genomics and improving the care and quality of life of patients living with cardiac arrhythmias. Her work has been supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has presented her work at many international conferences and published in a variety of journals. Dr. Hickey is the past president of the International Society of Nursing in Genetics (ISONG), and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Heart Association.
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 Barman is currently affiliated with Cardiac care center in Al Ahli Hospital Qatar. An internist by heart and specialist Cardiologist by profession, he has diverse clinical and leadership experience. Significant accomplishments in developing managed care services integrating delivery systems, improving quality and utilization management programs and coaching medical staff on healthcare business and practice issues.
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: 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: Chairman of Code Blue Committee and Staff Physician (academic hospitalist), Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona. Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona.
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. 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: 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. 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: 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: Prof Chu-Pak LAU, MD, FACC, FHRS Specialist in internal medicine Specialist in Cardiology Specialist in Critical Care Medicine.
Affiliation: Associate Professor of Medicine Director of Electrophysiology Laboratory University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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: 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 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.
Affiliation: Director, Cardiovascular Surgery, Yuri Kumiai General Hospital,Yuri-Honjo, Akita (2005-current) Director, Cardiovascular Surgery, Saiseikai Suita Hospital,Osaka (2003-2004) Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine(1999-2003) Oversea registrar, Cardiothoracic Suregery, St George Hospital, Australia (1996-1998) Oversea reserach fellow, St Thoma's Hospital, London, UK (1993-1995) Resident, Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Japan (1989-1992)
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