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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

Aditya Sharma - Heart and Vascular Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US

Aditya Sharma

Heart and Vascular Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US

Adnan Kastrati - German Heart Centre Munich, Munich, Germany

Adnan Kastrati

German Heart Centre Munich, Munich, Germany

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

Amir Kaki - Ascension St John Hospital, Detroit, MI, US

Amir Kaki

Ascension St John Hospital, Detroit, MI, US

Andreas Wali - Geisinger Holy Spirit Cardiology, Camp Hill, PA, US

Andreas Wali

Geisinger Holy Spirit Cardiology, Camp Hill, PA, US

Arasi Maran - Department of Interventional Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, US

Arasi Maran

Department of Interventional Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, US

Aravinda Nanjundapa - Department of Surgery, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV, US

Aravinda Nanjundapa

Department of Surgery, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV, US

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

Armin A Zadeh

John Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore (MD), US

Ashok Seth - Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India

Ashok Seth

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India

Barry Uretsky - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, US

Barry Uretsky

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, US

Bryan Kluck - Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA, US

Bryan Kluck

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA, US

Christian Ruff - Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, US

Christian Ruff

Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, US

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

Danny Bluestein

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

Darshak Karia - University Advanced Heart Failure, University Healthcare System, Augusta, GA, US

Darshak Karia

University Advanced Heart Failure, University Healthcare System, Augusta, GA, US

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 University Hospital, IRCCS, Milan, Italy

Eustachio Agricola

San Raffaele University Hospital, IRCCS, Milan, Italy

Eyvaz Abbasov - Baku Health Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

Eyvaz Abbasov

Baku Health Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

Gautam Kumar - Division of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, US

Gautam Kumar

Division of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, US

George Adams - Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular Research, Rex Hospital, University of North Carolina (UNC) Healthcare, Garner, NC, US

George Adams

Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular Research, Rex Hospital, University of North Carolina (UNC) Healthcare, Garner, NC, US

George Vetrovec - The Pauley Heart Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, US

George Vetrovec

The Pauley Heart Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, US

Gianluca Rigatelli - Department of Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Endoluminal Interventions Unit, Rovigo General Hospital, Rovigo, Italy

Gianluca Rigatelli

Department of Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Endoluminal Interventions Unit, Rovigo General Hospital, Rovigo, Italy

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

Gim Choo

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

Gustavo Samaja - Sanatorio Colegiales, CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gustavo Samaja

Sanatorio Colegiales, CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Huu Tam Truong - VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, CA, US

Huu Tam Truong

VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, CA, US

Imad Sheiban - Interventional Cardiology, P Pederzoli Hospital Peschiera del Garda, Verona, Italy

Imad Sheiban

Interventional Cardiology, P Pederzoli Hospital Peschiera del Garda, Verona, Italy

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

Kathleen Stergiopoulos

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

Ken Fujise - Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, US

Ken Fujise

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, US

Ki Park - Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US

Ki Park

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US

Kwan Lee - Division of Cardiology/Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, US

Kwan Lee

Division of Cardiology/Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, US

Lawrence Garcia - St Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton, MA, US

Lawrence Garcia

St Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton, MA, US

Matheen Khuddus - College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US

Matheen Khuddus

College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US

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

Michael Poon

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

Muhammad Raza - Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA, US

Muhammad Raza

Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA, US

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, US

Nilesh Balar

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

Peter Clemmensen - Department of General and Interventional Cardiology, University Heart Center, Hamburg, Germany

Peter Clemmensen

Department of General and Interventional Cardiology, University Heart Center, Hamburg, Germany

Peter Soukas - Cardiovascular Institute, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, US

Peter Soukas

Cardiovascular Institute, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, US

Pradeep Yadav - Department of Interventional Cardiology, Penn State Health - Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, US

Pradeep Yadav

Department of Interventional Cardiology, Penn State Health - Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, US

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

Pranav Patel - Division of Cardiology, University of California School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, US

Pranav Patel

Division of Cardiology, University of California School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, US

Raj Tayal - Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ, US

Raj Tayal

Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ, US

Rajesh Sachdeva - Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, US

Rajesh Sachdeva

Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 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

Saami Yazdani - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, US

Saami Yazdani

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, US

Sachin Kumar - Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation,the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, US

Sachin Kumar

Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation,the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, US

Samad Ghaffari - Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Samad Ghaffari

Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Samir Pancholy - The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, Scranton, PA, US

Samir Pancholy

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, Scranton, PA, US

Sandeep Nathan - Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, US

Sandeep Nathan

Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, US

Sanjay Kaul - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, US

Sanjay Kaul

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, US

Satoru Otsuji - Department of Cardiology, Higashi Takarazuka Satoh Hospital, Hyogo, Japan

Satoru Otsuji

Department of Cardiology, Higashi Takarazuka Satoh Hospital, Hyogo, Japan

Saurabh Sanon - Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, US

Saurabh Sanon

Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, US

Sei Iwai - Westchester Medical Center, New York, NY, US

Sei Iwai

Westchester Medical Center, New York, NY, US

Sheldon Goldberg - Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US

Sheldon Goldberg

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US

Smadar Kort - Stony Brook University, New York, NY, US

Smadar Kort

Stony Brook University, New York, NY, US

Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck - Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, Diako Deaconess Hospital, Flensburg, Germany

Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck

Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, Diako Deaconess Hospital, Flensburg, Germany

Timir Paul - Cardiovascular Research, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US

Timir Paul

Cardiovascular Research, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US

Tudor Vagaonescu - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, NJ, US

Tudor Vagaonescu

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, NJ, US

Valery Gelev - Cardiology Clinic, Tokuda Hospital Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

Valery Gelev

Cardiology Clinic, Tokuda Hospital Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

Wayne Zhang - Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US

Wayne Zhang

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US

William Boden - Veterans Association New England Healthcare System, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, US

William Boden

Veterans Association New England Healthcare System, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, US