Rhythms in History Podcast Collection

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Interview with José Jalife
José Jalife, MD, FHRS, is the Cyrus and Jane Farrehi Professor of Cardiovascular Research, Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular & Integrative Physiology, and Co-director of the University of Michigan Center for Arrhythmia Research. Dr. Jalife is known internationally for his research, which focuses on bringing sophisticated mathematical and biophysical concepts to increase the understanding of the mechanisms of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. (12:53 minutes)

Interview with Albert L. Waldo
Albert L. Waldo, MD, FACC has dedicated more than 40 years to the field of cardiac electrophysiology and is most known for entrainment, which has been useful for localizing components of the re-entry circuit for ablation. Dr. Waldo is currently the Walter H. Pritchard Professor of Cardiology and Medicine at Case Western University School of Medicine. (12:15 minutes)

Interview with Andrew L. Whit
Andrew L. Whit, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology at Columbia University, discusses highlights of his 40 year career in electrophysiology. (11:25 minutes)




Interview with Melvin M. Scheinman
Melvin M. Scheinman, MD is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Scheinman is one of the founding fathers of the field of cardiac electrophysiology and best known as the first person to have performed catheter ablation in humans. (10:15 minutes)

Interview with Mark E. Josephson
Mark E. Josephson, MD is a renowned cardiac electrophysiologist who has spent more than three decades advancing the EP field through his innovative work in ventricular tachyarrhythmias. He was one of the first electrophysiologists to map VT in the left ventricle and is a role-model for applying basic mechanisms into well-thought out therapies for patients. (12:56 minutes)

Interview with Gunter Breithardt
Gunter Breithardt, MD, FHRS has been a major contributor over the last 40 years to understanding and advancing the field of cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Breithardt recently retired from his position as Head of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the Hospital of the University of Münster, Germany. (13:17 minutes)

Interview with Gerard M. Guiraudon
Gerard M. Guiraudon, MD, Consultant of the Department of Cardiac Surgery, London Health Sciences Center, is one of the first pioneers to lead the way for the EP field in imaging surgery. (14:59 minutes)

Interview with Robert J. Myerburg
Robert J. Myerburg, MD is the Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami. He is an internationally-known expert on the understanding of sudden cardiac death and an expert in the use of implantable cardiac defibrillators. (13:04 minutes)

Interview with George J. Klein
George J. Klein, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario, is a major contributor and pioneer of early surgical approaches to cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Klein is also the inventor of the implantable loop recorder (Reveal rx). (12:00 minutes)

Interview with Hein J.J. Wellens
Hein J.J. Wellens, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor or Cardiology at the University of Maastricht, is a founding father of using invasive electrophysiologic studies to understand the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias. (16:29 minutes)

Interview with Michiel J. Janse
Michiel J. Janse, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Experimental Cardiology at the University of Amsterdam, has worked for over 40 years in cardiac arrhythmia research and is also a superb pianist in his spare time. (10:27 minutes)

Interview with John P. Boineau
John P. Boineau, MD, overcame severe dyslexia as a child to become a major contributor to the field of cardiac electrophysiology and the current Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. (12:37 minutes)

Interview with Ralph Lazzara
Ralph Lazzara, MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, has been involved with research in electrophysiology for more than 40 years. The general themes of Dr. Lazzara’s research are the clarification of mechanisms of various kinds of cardiac arrhythmias and the development of new therapeutic modalities, primarily in the field of pharmacotherapy and radiofrequency catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias. (11:02 minutes)

Interview with Maurits Allessie
Maurits Allessie, MD, PHD, is a basic scientist investigator with over 40 years of experience in the field. Dr. Allessie has made major contributions to heart rhythm professionals' understanding of cardiac arrhythmias, and has particularly contributed to the field's understanding of atrial fibrillation in the last 10 – 15 years. A highlight of Dr. Allessie's career is his involvement in the well-known experiment of inducing atrial fibrillation in a goat model. (12:45 minutes)

Interview with James L. Cox
James L. Cox, M.D. is Medical Director of ATS Medical, Inc. who once had the opportunity to play professional baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers, but, instead, chose to attend medical school. This choice led to Dr. Cox's extensive contributions to the field of cardiac arrhythmias. He is best known for the development of the Cox-Maze Procedure, which is considered the "gold standard" for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. In addition, Dr. Cox has been honored as one of only thirty "Pioneers in Cardiothoracic Surgery" for the first 50 years of the specialty. (17:36 minutes)

Interview with Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen, M.D. is a Professor of Pharmacology and Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and full-time cardiovascular researcher. Dr. Rosen discusses his contributions and fundamental observations that led to greater understanding of the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and a number of innovative anti-arrhythmic approaches. (13:16 minutes)

Interview with Victor Parsonnet
Dr. Victor Parsonnet, Medical Director of the Pacemaker and Defibrillator Evaluation Center and Director of Surgical Research at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, discusses his work in the field of cardiovascular surgery, including his accomplishment of becoming the first surgeon in New Jersey to install a pacemaker. Dr. Parsonnet also co-founded the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, which evolved into the Heart Rhythm Society. (13:53 minutes)

Interview with Ben Scherlag
Dr. Benjamin Scherlag, Professor of Medicine at the Oklahoma Health Science Center, discusses his beginning in electrophysiology and research that led to the development of the bundle recording technique in humans. This technique is now a standard procedure worldwide used in the analysis and diagnosis of many cardiac arrhythmias. (10:53 minutes)