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Title: Esophageal Laceration Related to Mechanical Trauma from a General Purpose (Esophageal / Rectal) Temperature Probe Introducer Sheath During Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Credits: Tawseef Dar, MD, Bharath Yarlagadda, MD, Cheen Alkhatib, MD, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS


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: 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: 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: Left Ventricular Contractility Assessed by Global Longitudinal Strain is Inferior in Atrial Fibrillation Compared to Sinus Rhythm

Credits: Bue F Ross Agner, MD, PhD, Michael G Katz, MD, Zachary R. Williams, MD, Ulrik Dixen, MD, PhD, Gorm B Jensen, MD, DMSc, Professor of Medicine, Karl Q Schwarz, FACC, MD, Professor of Medicine


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: JAFIB is on PUBMED now!

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


Title: Cryoablation for the treatment of drug refractory symptomatic atrial fibrillation: A regional medical center experience.

Credits: Robert Tonks, MD, Hiba-tul-kareem Sayed, MD, Ashley Adams, BA, William T. Smith, MD, FACC


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: Cardiac Plug I and Amulet Devices: Left Atrial Appendage Closure for Stroke Prophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Akhil Parashar MD, E. Murat Tuzcu MD FACC FSCAI, Samir R Kapadia MD FACC FSCAI.


Title: Late Outcome Of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Program At Unity Point Health Methodist In Peoria Illinois

Credits: Adel Mina, MD, FACC, Nicholas Warnecke PA-C


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: Rate control strategy elevated to primary treatment for atrial fibrillation: ¿Has the last word already been spoken?

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurión, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, Akihiko Shimizu, MD, PhD.


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: Techniques to Improve Left Atrial Appendage Imaging

Credits: ahar S. Abdelmoneim, M.B.B.C.h., M.Sc, MS, FESC, Sharon L. Mulvagh, MD, FASE,FACC


Title: Efficacy and safety of Dabigatran etexilate utilization with concomitant dual antiplatelet therapy in atrial fibrillation

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurión, MD, PhD, FACC


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

Credits: Sanjeev Saksena, MD FHRS FACC FAHA FESC FRSM


Title: COST-EFFECTIVENESS of ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ABLATION

Credits: Gulmira Kudaiberdieva, MD, FESC, Bulent Gorenek, MD, FESC, FACC


Title: Exploring the New Frontiers in the Left Atrial Appendage

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


Title: Boston AF symposium moves to Orlando !

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


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: Our Mission Towards Atrial Fibrillation Free World

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


Title: Prevention of Stroke by Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Athanasios J. Manolis, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, FAHA, Leonidas E. Poulimenos, MD, 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: Post Ablation Left Atrial Tachycardia: Understanding mechanism, prevention and treatment.

Credits: Carlo Pappone, MD, PhD, FACC, Vincenzo Santinelli MD


Title: The Role of Atrial Remodeling in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: An Imaging Point of View for Predicting Recurrence.

Credits: Yasushi Akutsu MD, PhD, FACC, FACP, FESC, Kaoru Tanno MD, PhD, Youichi Kobayashi MD, PhD, FESC


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: Epicardial Fat and Atrial Fibrillation: A Review

Credits: M. Obadah Al Chekakie MD. FACC, Joseph G Akar MD PhD


Title: Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery: Benign or Deserving of Prophylaxis

Credits: Stephen Westaby PhD, MS, FETCS, FESC, FACC


Title: Atrial Fibrillation in the Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurion MD, PhD, FACC


Title: Invasive Management of Atrial Fibrillation and the Elderly

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


Title: Use of Ivabradine in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

Credits: Jamil-Copley S, MRCP, Nagarajan DV, MRCP, Baig MK, MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC


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?

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurión, MD, PhD, FACC


Title: Electrophysiological Changes of the Atrium in Patients with Lone Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurion, MD, PhD, FACC, Shojiro Isomoto, MD, PhD, Akihiko Shimizu, MD, PhD, FACC


Title: Monomorphic Outflow Tract Ventricular Tachycardia: Unique Presenting Manifestation of Gitelman’s Syndrome

Credits: Subba Reddy Vanga, MD, Chandra Annapureddy, MD, Mazda Biria, MD, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD FACC


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: Scenes from a CFAE: Complex Fractionated Atrial Electrogram Map in a Woman with Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Following Mechanical Mitral Valve Replacement

Credits: James C. Hansen, MD, Abraham G. Kocheril, MD, FACC, FACP


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

Credits: Wilbert S. Aronow, MD, FACC, FAHA, Maciej Banach, MD, FESC, FASA


Title: Atrial fibrillation complicating congestive heart failure: Electrophysiological aspects and its deleterious effect on cardiac resynchronization therapy

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurión MD, PhD, FACC


Title: Left atrial image registration to guide catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: In the eye of the technology

Credits: Ósmar Antonio Centurión MD, PhD, FACC


Title: Atrial Remodeling And Atrial Fibrillation: Mechanistic Interactions And Clinical Implications

Credits: Bandar A Ghamdi, MD, Walid Hassan, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP, FAHA


  • 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. Adel Mina, MD, FACC.

    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. Adrian Baranchuk, MD FACC FRCPC.

    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

  • Dr. Amar M Salam, MBBS, FRCP (London), FACC, FESC.

    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.

  • 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. Arshad Jahangir, MD, FACC.

    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.

  • Dr. Ashraf Alqaqa, MD, FACC.

    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.

  • Dr. Ashraf Alqaqa,, MD, FACC.

    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).

  • Dr. Boaz Rosen, MD, FACC.

    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.

  • Dr. Bulent Gorenek, MD, FACC, FESC.

    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.

  • Dr. Carlo Pappone, MD, PhD, FACC.

    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.

  • 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. Deepak Bhakta, MD FACC FAHA FHRS.

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

  • 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. Eli Gang, MD, FACC, FAHA.

    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.

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

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

  • Dr. J. Thomas Heywood, MD , FACC.

    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.

  • 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. Jian-Fang Ren, MD, FACC.

    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.

  • 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. Magdi Sami, MB,BCH; FRCP(C), FACC, FAHA.

    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.

  • Dr. Mansour Razminia, MD, FACC.

    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.

  • 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. Markus Stuehlinger, MD, FACC.

    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.

  • Dr. Miguel Valderrábano, MD, FACC.

    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.

  • Dr. Osmar A. Centurion, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC.

    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.

  • Dr. Osmar Antonio Centurión, MD, PhD, FACC.

    Affiliation: Cardiology Department, Clinic Hospital. Asuncion National University, Division of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias, Cardiovascular Institute, Sanatorio Migone-Battilana, Asuncion, Paraguay.

  • Dr. Raffaele Corbisiero, MD, FACC.

    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.

  • 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. Sharon L. Mulvagh, MD, FASE, FACC.

    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.

  • Dr. Tabitha Moe,, MD, FESC.

    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.

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

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

  • Dr. Viorel G. Florea, MD, PhD, DSc, FACC.

    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.

  • Dr. Yasushi Akutsu, MD, FACP, FACC, FESC.

    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.

  • Edward K. Rhee, MD, FACC, FAAP, CEPS, .

    Affiliation: Director, Electrophysiology – The Heart Center at PCH Clinical Associate Professor Child Health University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

  • 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. Fei Lu, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS.

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

  • 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. Massimo Santini, MD, FESC, FACC, FACA.

    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)

  • Dr. Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, FACC.

    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.

  • 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. Rangadham Nagarakanti, MD, FACC.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Salvatore Rosanio, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC.

    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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