For Tim Betts, a career in medicine was a natural choice. After graduating he knew he wanted to be a cardiologist and, with a...
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy is executive medical director at The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute at HCA Midwest Health, Kansas, USA. He holds the title Professor...
Luigi Di Biase is a prominent electrophysiologist, section head of Electrophysiology, director of Arrhythmia Services, and professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the Albert Einstein...
Nassir Marrouche is a prominent electrophysiologist, executive director of the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management (CARMA) Centre at the University of Utah in Salt...
Sabine Ernst (lead electrophysiology research/consultant cardiologist, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital, London, UK and associate lead for Cardiac Imaging in the Biomedical Research Unit...
Carlos Morillo (Calgary, Canada) was one of the first physicians to document the potential of ablation of the pulmonary vein region as a strategy...
Thomas F Deering (Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, USA) considers that the biggest challenge in electrophysiology (EP) is to “move from the volume to the...
Seth J Worley (senior consultant, Cardiac Rhythm Device Management, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA) considers that...
Jeremy Ruskin (Boston, USA), professor of medicine Harvard Medical School and director emeritus of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory at Mass...
Etienne Aliot (Nancy, France) has always been fascinated by the work of surgeons. This fascination set him on his path through medical school. He...
George Van Hare (The Louis Larrick Ward professor of Pediatrics and director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA), has worked towards advancing paediatric electrophysiology, as a recognised specialty, in the paediatric cardiology world and the electrophysiology world. He considers that working as a paediatric electrophysiologist is a "rewarding" experience, because it has allowed him to diagnose and cure at a very early stage. He talks to C
A leading heart rhythm expert in Australia, Jonathan M Kalman directs both clinical and research groups in the Department of Cardiac Arrhythmias at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne, Australia. In this interview, he recalls details of the first curative ablation procedure for atrial fibrillation in Australia and talks about the impact of lifestyle modification in atrial fibrillation management.
Michael Glikson (Tel Hashomer, Israel) has contributed to the development of technologies for CRT, modern lead extraction, advanced mapping ablation of AF and VT and LAA occlusion. Glikson's current projects as president of the Israel Heart Society and co-president of the International Dead Sea Symposium (IDSS) on Innovations in Cardiac Arrhythmias and Device Therapy reflect his innovative approach in the field. He speaks to Cardiac Rhythm News about these projects, other highlights in his
Cecilia Linde speaks to Cardiac Rhythm News about her work on a research platform for new onset heart failure in Stockholm, the highlights of this year's EHRA EUROPACE - Cardiostim Congress and her views on what is needed to improve cardiac care in Europe.
William Gold spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about his involvement in various clinical trials, his views on the upcoming treatment options for heart failure and the highlights of this year's HRS meeting.
While Hung-Fat Tse's initial research interests focused on device therapy for cardiac arrhythmias, he has dedicated his career to the development of cardiovascular regenerative medicine.
Massimo Santini performed the first fulguration of the atrioventricular node of resistant supraventricular tachycardia in Italy; he also implanted a pacemaker in the Italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, 10 years ago. Santini speaks to Cardiac Rhythm News about his views on advances in antiarrhythmic drugs, genetics and cardiac arrhythmias, and ECG screening.
Nick Linker is president-elect of the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) and programme director of Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC). He tells Cardiac Rhythm News about his leadership in the re-design of the BHRS certification process, his goals for his presidential tenure, the key aspects of running a successful electrophysiology department and the highlights of this year's HRC.
Richard Fogel, president-elect of the Heart Rhythm Society and chief executive officer at St Vincent Medical Group, considers he entered the field of electrophysiology at "the perfect time" when radiofrequency ablation and implantable cardiac defibrillators were emerging as a therapy to treat cardiac rhythm disorders. He spoke with Cardiac Rhythm News about this work, his interests in research and policy and the highlights of this year's Heart Rhythm Society's scientific sessions.
Anne Curtis is past president (2005-2006) of the Heart Rhythm Society. She has been involved in various clinical trials in electrophysiology including her most recent trial, BLOCK HF, and is currently a member of different editorial boards in the field. She spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about her career achievements, memorable cases and the major challenges executing a trial.
Antonio Raviele (Venice, Italy), cofounder of the VeniceArrhythmias congress, implanted the first intravenous defibrillator lead in Italy. He spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about this experience, his current research, his projects dedicated to enhance awareness on cardiac arrhythmias and the highlights of VeniceArrhythmias 2013
Andreas Goette is the chair of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Europace Scientific Programme Committee. He spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about his research in molecular electrophysiology, a subject which was absent 15 years ago. He also gave his views on antiarrhytmic drugs and catheter ablation technology, and spoke about the highlights of EHRA Europace 2013.
John D Day is the medical director at Intermountain Heart Rhythm Specialists, Utah, USA. He spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about his career achievements, the atrial fibrillation ablation programme at the Intermountain Heart Institute, his research on atrial fibrillation and Alzheimer's disease.
Gregory YH Lip, Birmingham, UK, talked to Cardiac Rhythm News about the highlights of his career, including his mother as his biggest influence, and the recent update to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation.
Anne Gillis, current president of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), talked to Cardiac Rhythm News about her career achievements, her plans for the HRS and the role of the society to encourage women into electrophysiology.
Chu-Pak Lau, honorary clinical professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, talked to Cardiac Rhythm News about rate-responsive pacemakers, the potential role of gene therapy in managing atrial fibrillation, and leadless pacing.
Hugh Calkins, chair of the upcoming Heart Rhythm 2012─Scientific Sessions Program Committee, spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about his career highlights, Heart Rhythm 2012, and the new consensus document on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation.
Angelo Auricchio, president of the European Heart Rhythm Association, reviews the highlights of his impressive career with Cardiac Rhythm News.
Andrea Natale, co-president of Venice Arrhythmias (9-12 October 2011), is one of the pioneers in ablation of atrial fibrillation, he spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about this as one of his proudest moments, he also told who inspired him into electrophysiology and what is expected for Venice Arrythmias 2011.
Hein Heidbuchel, director of Electrophysiology at the University Hospital Leuven, spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about his career, influences and proudest moments. He also described the innovations that shaped his career, new technologies and EP education.
Douglas Packer spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about his career, family, his presidency of the Heart Rhythm Society, new technologies and the CABANA trial.
Peter Schwartz tells Cardiac Rhythm News about loving his research, being best man at a patient's wedding and having an article about golf published in a medical journal.
Panos Vardas from Greece, president of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and president-elect of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) spoke to Cardiac Rythm News about his passion for Cardiology, his biggest achievements and plans to lead the ESC.
Josep Brugada speaks to Cardiac Rhythm News about his career, his proudest moments and his association with Barcelona FC.
Bruce L Wilkoff, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA, has been involved in the development of several cardiac devices. He tells Cardiac Rhythm News which of them he considers the most important.
Fred Morady spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about his influences, areas of research, and activities outside medicine: building furniture at home and downsizing to a Cessna 182.
Silvia G Priori spoke to Cardiovascular News about her career, research, joy in spending time with her two children, and the occasion she took...
Riccardo Cappato, from Milan, Italy, spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about his career, advances in cardiac rhythm management, and his passion for crime fiction.
Stanley Nattel, Montreal, Canada, spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about his career, the challenges facing electrophysiology, and the future of the research on drugs for arrhythmias.
John Camm talks about his many career achievements including his highlights, research activities and involvement in patient groups.
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