Electrophysiology

Overview

Yale New-Haven Hospital provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient arrhythmia management services. Facilities include two electrophysiology laboratories for device-based and interventional electrophysiology management, operating rooms for pacemaker and ICD implantation, and numerous clinics for outpatient evaluation.

Current Research

Current electrophysiology research at Yale includes studies investigating:

Prevention of embolization from the left atrial appendage (LAA) in patients with atrial fibrillation

  • Amplatzer Cardiac Plug Trial – An evaluation of a percutaneously-delivered cardiac plug compared with medical therapy in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation

Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation

  • Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network Atrial Fibrillation Trial – A trial of surgical ablation versus no ablation for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation undergoing mitral valve surgery

MRI-compatible pacemakers

  • Medtronic Sure Scan Registry – A registry of patients implanted with the MRI-safe EnRhythm MRI and Advisa MRI Sure Scan pacing systems

ICD remote monitoring determinants and outcomes

  • An investigation of the determinants and impact of the use of remote monitoring technology in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) using the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry and Medicare claims databases.

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

  • An investigation of the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing CRT

Faculty