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Thames Valley Clinical Research Network
The clinical research delivery arm of the NHS
MD, MBChB, FRCP
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
- Consultant Cardiologist
- Clinical Lead for Cardiac Rhythm Management
Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for Cardiac Electrophysiology at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Research interests include emerging technologies and treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias.
Work currently being undertaken on global left atrial mapping to guide ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation, ultrasound and CT-guided imaging of ablation lesions and the impact of power settings on the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation.
The other main research area is in cardiac resynchronisation therapy to treat heart failure, with a particular interest in the electrophysiological and functional benefits of LV endocardial pacing.
Targeting Nonpulmonary Vein Sources in Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Identified by Noncontact Charge Density Mapping.
Willems S. et al, (2019), Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 12
Rationale and design of the PRAETORIAN-DFT trial: A prospective randomized CompArative trial of SubcutanEous ImplanTable CardiOverter-DefibrillatoR ImplANtation with and without DeFibrillation testing.
Quast A-FBE. et al, (2019), Am Heart J, 214, 167 - 174
Evaluating Real-World Clinical Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Receiving the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure Technology.
Boersma LV. et al, (2019), Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 12
Electrical latency predicts the optimal left ventricular endocardial pacing site: results from a multicentre international registry.
Sieniewicz BJ. et al, (2018), Europace, 20, 1989 - 1996
Thrombo-embolic events in left ventricular endocardial pacing: long-term outcomes from a multicentre UK registry.
Sawhney V. et al, (2018), Europace, 20, 1997 - 2002