Attila Roka

Fellow in cardiac electrophysiology- Massachusetts General Hospital -

Attila Roka graduated from Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary) as an MD in 2002, where he also earned a PhD in 2008. His current research interests are in vivo/in silico cardiac electrophysiology and optimization of device-based arrhythmia therapy. His collaborations include projects such as research on atrioventricular conduction in atrial fibrillation and pacemaker-based non-pharmacological rate control, avoidance of phrenic nerve stimulation during cardiac resynchronization therapy, use of remote monitoring to predict adverse events in patients with implanted defibrillators, and an international effort to investigate factors affecting utilization of cardiac resynchronization therapy in Europe. Currently he is a cardiovascular diseases fellow at the Hospital of St. Raphael (New Haven, CT, USA). He was awarded the Steve Kunos prize by the Arrhythmia Research and Treatment Foundation in 2008.

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Patients with implanted pacemakers or defibrillators are frequently encountered in various healthcare settings. As these devices may be responsible for, or contribute to a variety of clinically significant issues, familiarity with their function and potential complications facilitates patient management. This book reviews several clinically relevant issues and recent advances of pacemaker therapy: implantation, device follow-up and management of complications. Innovations and research on the frontiers of this technology are also discussed as they may have wider utilization in the future. The book should provide useful information for clinicians involved in the management of patients with implanted antiarrhythmia devices and researchers working in the field of cardiac implants.

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