E.Kevin Heist, M.D., Ph.D.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Cardiovascular Research Center, Research Institute
Physician
Medicine-Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
MD Stanford University School of Medicine 1998
PhD Stanford University, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 1998
atrial fibrillation; body surface potential mapping; cardiac pacing artificial; cardiac resynchronization therapy; cardiac resynchronization therapy devices; catheter ablation; heart failure; heart ventricles; ventricular tachycardia There are two major foci to my research efforts. The first focus is identification of predictors of outcome from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) to treat congestive heart failure. Optimization of these factors, including patient selection, device placement issues including lead site selection, device programming and patient follow-up, has been demonstrated to result in improved outcomes after CRT implantation. The second major focus is identification of anatomical and procedural variables associated with success of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular tachycardia (VT). I am actively pursuing investigation in both of these areas at the present time, and this work has resulted in multiple publications and presentations at national meetings.
Publications Clinical Profile
kheist@mgh.harvard.edu

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