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Arrhythmia - task force

Members

Manuel Castella

Arrhythmia - Task Force

Chair 2020-2023

BIOGRAPHY

Manuel Castella is a cardiovascular surgeon, Head of the Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Department at the Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona. Among all types of cardiac surgery, his main interest and fields of research are atrial fibrillation surgery and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Manuel Castella has co-leadered trials in thoracoscopic AFib ablation and he is member of the ESC EACTS Committee for the development of the Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation Management in 2016 and 2020. Since 2018, Dr. Castella is the Chairman of the Arrhythmia Surgery Task Force of EACTS. Other interest are port-access mitral repair and other types of minimally invasive surgery.

Syed Ahsan

Arrhythmia - Task Force

Member 2020-2021

Thorsten Hanke

Arrhythmia - Task Force

Member 2020-2021

Filip Rega

Arrhythmia - Task Force

Member 2020-2021

BIOGRAPHY

Filip Rega works as cardiac surgeon since 2007 at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium, where he is appointed Head of Clinic. His areas of interest are valvular pathology and congenital heart disease with for both a special interest in electrophysiology. He is director of the Leuven surgical heart transplant program. He is also appointed Full Professor at the KU Leuven, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Leuven, Belgium.

Piotr Suwalski

Arrhythmia - Task Force

Member 2020-2021