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European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology

Editorial Board

Angelo Auricchio - Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Unit, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland; and Professor of Cardiology, University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany

Angelo Auricchio

Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Unit, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland; and Professor of Cardiology, University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany

Angelo Auricchio is Professor of Cardiology at University Hospital in Magdeburg, Germany and director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Unit at Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland. He is the immediate past President of European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA).

Moreover, he is co-directing the Center for Computational Medicine in Cardiology at Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. Furthermore, he is serving as Scientific Director at the Fondazione Ticino Cuore, an institution devoted to increase public awareness of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims and to improve the survival rate of victims of out-of hospital arrest.

He is the author of over 70 scientific review articles and book chapters and almost 200 original scientific papers.

He has served as a member of the Task Force for European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and as Chair of the EHRA Cardiac Rhythm Management Product Performance Task Force.

Claudio Tondo - Professor of Cardiology, Chairman, Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Center, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Milan, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, Italy

Claudio Tondo

Professor of Cardiology, Chairman, Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Center, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Milan, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, Italy

Erik Wissner - Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

Erik Wissner

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

Dr. Erik Wissner, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago serves as the Director of Electrophysiology in the Division of Cardiology. He has a particular interest in complex arrhythmia management and special expertise in catheter ablation of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. His research interests relate to the clinical assessment of novel mapping and ablation technologies.

Francisco Leyva - Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK; and Reader in Cardiology, University of Birmingham, UK

Francisco Leyva

Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK; and Reader in Cardiology, University of Birmingham, UK

Haran Burri - Cardiologist, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

Haran Burri

Cardiologist, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

Joachim R Ehrlich - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Section of Electrophysiology, JW Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Joachim R Ehrlich

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Section of Electrophysiology, JW Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Jose L Merino - Director of the Arrhythmia–Electrophysiology Research Unit, Hospital General Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain

Jose L Merino

Director of the Arrhythmia–Electrophysiology Research Unit, Hospital General Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain

Krzysztof J Filipiak - Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Krzysztof J Filipiak

Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland



Krzysztof J. Filipiak, MD, PhD, FESC, is a specialist in cardiology, internal medicine, hypertensiology, and clinical pharmacology. He graduated from the Medical University of Warsaw, starting his career in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, and subsequently in the 1st Chair and Department of Cardiology, where he currently holds professor position. Research and clinical internships in: Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Geneva, Milan. Since 2012, Prof. Filipiak is the Vice Dean for Science in the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw. In Polish Cardiac Society (PCS), prof. Filipiak was the Chairman of Polish Top Junior Cardiologists “Club 30”, Chairman of PCS Section for Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, member of the Main Board, and the Treasurer of PCS. In European Society of Cardiology, he is a member of two working groups: on Acute Cardiac Care and on Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Drug Therapy. Serves as the member of the Main Board in Polish Society of Hypertension. His main interests include: acute coronary syndromes, arterial hypertension, dyslipidaemias, heart failure, stable angina, cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, evidence-based medicine methodology. Co-editor of several textbooks, including first Polish complete monography on statins (“Statins – the clinical pharmacology”), and co-author of over 190 papers indexed in PubMed MEDLINE; according to Google Scholar database (April, 2015): 1640 citations, Hirsch index=18, i-10 index=36. Since 2012, the Editor-in-chief of KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA [Polish Heart Journal] – the official journal of PCS.

Lars Lund - Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Lars Lund

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Maria Grazia Bongiorni - Director of 2nd Cardiology Department, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy

Maria Grazia Bongiorni

Director of 2nd Cardiology Department, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy

Michael Gold - Michael E Assey Professor of Medicine and Director of Academic Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, US

Michael Gold

Michael E Assey Professor of Medicine and Director of Academic Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, US

Richard Schilling - Professor of Cardiology and Commercial and Strategy Director, Bart's Heart Centre, London, UK

Richard Schilling

Professor of Cardiology and Commercial and Strategy Director, Bart's Heart Centre, London, UK

Thorsten Lewalter - Professor of Internal Medicine-Cardiology, University of Bonn, Bonn; Head, Dept. of Medicine-Cardiology and Intensive Care, Isar Heart Center Munich, Germany

Thorsten Lewalter

Professor of Internal Medicine-Cardiology, University of Bonn, Bonn; Head, Dept. of Medicine-Cardiology and Intensive Care, Isar Heart Center Munich, Germany

Tom De Potter - Associate Director, Cardiovascular Center, OLV Hospital, Aalst, Belgium

Tom De Potter

Associate Director, Cardiovascular Center, OLV Hospital, Aalst, Belgium

Heart International

Editor-in-Chief

Magdi El-Omar - BSc, MBBS, MRCP, MD. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Manchester Heart Centre and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Magdi El-Omar

BSc, MBBS, MRCP, MD. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Manchester Heart Centre and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Dr Magdi El-Omar is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Manchester Heart Centre, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. He graduated from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, in 1988, and undertook his postgraduate General Medical training in London and Oxford. He then completed his General Cardiology training in Birmingham, Oxford and Wales, before subspecialising in coronary intervention. The latter included a 2.5 year clinical/research fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and the New York University Medical Centre, New York, USA. During his time there, he worked closely with leaders in the field, including Drs Greg Stone, Martin Leon, Gary Roubin, Frederick Feit and Aaron Marcus.

Dr El-Omar has been involved in research for over 25 years. He undertook a 2-year British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellowship in basic science (diabetic cardiomyopathy in a rat model) in 1997-1998, which led to the award of an MD degree by the University of London. He has since been actively involved in clinical research, especially in the fields of acute coronary syndromes and coronary intervention. He has authored >65 peer-reviewed articles, mostly in high-impact journals. He has been local principal investigator for several land-mark, international multi-centre trials, e.g. HORIZONS-AMI, INFUSE-AMI, TOTAL, TWILIGHT, etc. He is actively involved in education and training and is a course co-director of the Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics conference in the USA.

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Rajesh Davé - MD, FACC, FSCAI. Chief Medical Executive, Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute, Chairman, Department of Cardiology and Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill (PA), USA

Rajesh Davé

MD, FACC, FSCAI. Chief Medical Executive, Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute, Chairman, Department of Cardiology and Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill (PA), USA

Dr. Rajesh Dave is a recognized leader in cardiovascular intervention, and currently serves as Chairman, Department of Cardiology and Chief Medical Executive of Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, PA, USA. He is founder and chairman of the Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics congress, known as C3. He is a frequent speaker for cardiovascular conferences around the world and has given hundreds of lectures. He is a pioneer in endovascular intervention, especially critical limb ischemia, limb salvage and carotid artery stenting. He has performed over 10,000 interventional procedures in his career. He has advised medical device start-ups regarding the designs of current and future products. He has served as Principal Investigator for a variety of clinical trials. He has authored many manuscripts and book chapters, and he serves on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals.

Editorial Board

Aloke Finn - Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, US

Aloke Finn

Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, US

Ameet Bakhai - Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Barnet, UK

Ameet Bakhai

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Barnet, UK

Armin A Zadeh - John Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore (MD), USA

Armin A Zadeh

John Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore (MD), USA

Danny Bluestein - Stony Brook University, New York City (NY), USA

Danny Bluestein

Stony Brook University, New York City (NY), USA

Dinesh Kalra - Division of Cardiology, Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, US

Dinesh Kalra

Division of Cardiology, Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, US

Divaka Perera - King's College London, London, UK

Divaka Perera

King's College London, London, UK

Eustachio Agricola - San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

Eustachio Agricola

San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

Eyvaz Abbasov - Baku Health Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

Eyvaz Abbasov

Baku Health Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

Gim Choo - Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gim Choo

Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kathleen Stergiopoulos - Stony Brook University, New York City (NY), USA

Kathleen Stergiopoulos

Stony Brook University, New York City (NY), USA

Michael Poon - Stony Brook University Hospital, New York City (NY), USA

Michael Poon

Stony Brook University Hospital, New York City (NY), USA

Nihar Desai - Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, US

Nihar Desai

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, US

Nilesh Balar - Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA

Nilesh Balar

Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA

Prakash Deedwania - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US

Prakash Deedwania

School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US

Ralph Brindis - The Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA, US

Ralph Brindis

The Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA, US

Richard Heuser - Department of Cardiology, University of Arizona School of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ, US

Richard Heuser

Department of Cardiology, University of Arizona School of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ, US

Samad Ghaffari - Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Samad Ghaffari

Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Sanjay Kaul - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (CA), USA

Sanjay Kaul

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (CA), USA

Sei Iwai - Westchester Medical Center. New York City (NY), USA

Sei Iwai

Westchester Medical Center. New York City (NY), USA

Smadar Kort - Stony Brook University, New York City (NY), USA

Smadar Kort

Stony Brook University, New York City (NY), USA