MD, University Of Vienna Medical School, Austria, 1989 - 1998
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Cardiology, 2003 - 2006
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Electrophysiology, 2006 - 2007
- Internship & Residency
Korneuburg Hospital, Austria, Rotating, 1999 - 2000
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Internal Medicine, 2000 - 2003
- Board Certifications
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology - Certified, 2007
Subspecialty Board Of Cardiovascular Disease - Certified, 2006
Get to Know Me
What are some of the specific conditions you treat?
Atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, sinusnode dysfunction, atrioventricular block.
What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?
Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, including biventricular devices/CRT; ablation, including hybrid ablation for difficult-to-treat atrial fibrillation; cardioversion.
What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?
I believe that patience and empathy are equally as important as knowledge and skills.
I have always been fascinated by how the complex human body works and how to intervene when it doesn't work the way it should. Also, I like that, as a doctor, I’m in a very humanistic role and always working to make others feel better and live longer.
I am also a member of Valley's "Heart Care for Women."
Publications & Research
Comparison of Endovascular Versus Epicardial Lead Placement for Resynchronization Therapy
American Journal of Cardiolog
Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections: Incidence, Risk Factors, and the Effect of the AigisRx Antibacterial Envelope
Comparative Safety of Periablative Anticoagulation Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation: Data from a Large Multicenter Study
Long Term ECG Monitoring Using an Implantable lLop recorder up for the Detection of Atrial Fibrillation After Cavotricuspid Isthmus Ablation in Patients with Atrial Flutter
Very Long-term Outcome after Initially Successful Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
Dressler's Syndrom after Hybrid Ablation
Finding mechanism as and risk factors for potential late complication of hybrid ablation.
Ranolazine Can Enhance Amiodarone Effect
Potentiation of amiodarone's antiarrhythmic effects with addition of ranolazine for treatment of atrial fibrillation.
WRAPIT - Using an antibiotic pouch to reduce infection risk associated with the device implantation.
Ranolazine to reduce ventricular arrhythmias.
A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Omecamtiv Mecarbil on Mortality and Morbidity in Subjects With Chronic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction.
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