SHRS fellowship 2018

MANual vs. automatIC Local Activation time annotation for guiding Premature Ventricular Complex ablation procedures (MANIaC-PVC Study). A randomized, multi-center study.

Doctor Cheryl Teres will start this study in Barcelona, Spain at the institution of Professor Antonio Berruezo. This is an important project that will add to our understanding how modern IT can be of value to our daily clinical work.

Doctor Teres will start her work in Barcelona in automn 2018. Thereafter she will return at the institution currently working, the university hospital in Geneva under the guidance of Professor Dipen Shah.

Cheryl Teres, M.D.

SHRS fellowship 2017

Miss Anna Lam, M.D., received the SHRS fellowship 2017 for her project entitled: „Predicting Cardiac Events in Patients with Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator for Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: Assessment of Myocardial Wall Thinning by Contrast-Enhance Computed Tomography”. The fellowship allows Miss Lam to realize her project at the Hôpital Cardiologique Haut-Lévêque in Bordeaux, France.

Miss Lam worked in the cardiology Department of the University Hospital of Berne and plans to return there after she finished her project in Bordeaux.

The project will be supervised by Prof. Pierre Jaïs, a renowned expert of cardiac imaging and electrophysiology. The project comprises a collaboration between the institutions in Berne and Bordeaux, which allows a knowledge transfer in the future.

Anna Lam, M.D.

SHRS fellowship 2016

The SHRS fellowship 2016 was awarded to Tilman Perrin M.D., fellow at the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland. The grant will allow Dr Perrin to absolve a fellowship at the University Hospital la Timone in Marseille, France.

The main interest of the fellowship will focus on CIED infections and explantation. Professor Jean Claude Deharo, head of the EP department at the Hospital la Timone, is an internationally acknowledged expert in CIED management.  A position in the team of Professor Haran Burri at the University Hospital in Geneva, Switzerland, ensures the knowledge transfer to Switzerland.

The research plan is entitled “Management of cardiac implantable electronic device reimplantation in pacemaker-dependent patients explanted for infection” and will take place under supervision of Professor Deharo.

In the meantime the project was finished successfully.

1) Perrin T., et al., Comparison of epicardial versus endocardial reimplantation in pacemaker-dependent patients with device infection, Europace 2017; Link

2) Perrin T., et al., Does Defibrillation Testing Influence Outcomes After CRT-D Implantation? A Cause-of-Death Analysis from the DAI-PP Study, Int J Cardiol.2016; 221:951-6. Link

3) Perrin T., et al., Theophilline as an adjunct to control malignant ventricular arrhythmia associated with early repolarization, PACE 2018; 41: 444-446. Link

4) Perrin T., et al., on behalf of the THORN trial investigators; Role of ICD monitoring in the management of inappropriate ventricular arrhythmia diagnosis: the THORN trial, Europace Congress (oral abstract) 2018 ; submitted for publication.

Tilman Perrin M.D.

SHRS fellowship 2014

The first SHRS fellowship could be awarded in 2014 to Annina Vischer M.D., fellow at the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland. The fellowship allowed Miss Vischer to work on her research project at the Heart Hospital, University College London.

During her stay in London Miss Vischer investigated the association between ARVC genotype and phenotype, especially its influence on arrhythmia. Furthermore a collaboration between Swiss and British heart centers could be established.

The research project is entitled "Genotype-Phenotype associations in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy, with a focus on the arrhythmic risk" and was supervised by professors McKenna und Pantazis.

In the meantime the project completed successfully, a scientific report on the project can be found here.

Annina Vischer M.D.