Dr. Peter P Karpawich

Title: Cardiac Resynchronization Pacing for Heart Failure among Congenital Heart Patients: Patient Selection and Non-Invasive ECHO Imaging

Biography

Peter P. Karpawich, MSc, MD is the Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Services at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Professor at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He has expertise in Pediatric/Congenital Heart electrophysiology and pacing with extensive research in cardiac rhythm management, arrhythmia mapping and ablation therapies, pacemaker lead design technologies, alternate site mapping for optimization of paced myocardial function and resynchronization pacing for heart failure. He performed initial studies on the feasibility of His bundle pacing to improve physiologic pacing and low-threshold as well as steroid-eluting pacing leads. Dr Karpawich has contributed to over 280 scientific publications, textbook chapters and textbooks and is on the Editorial Boards and Reviewer of several peer-review international journals. He is Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics and recipient of awards for research and teaching.

 

Research Interest

He has expertise in Pediatric/Congenital Heart electrophysiology and pacing with extensive research in cardiac rhythm managementarrhythmia mapping and ablation therapies, pacemaker lead design technologies, alternate site mapping for optimization of paced myocardial function and resynchronization pacing for heart failure.

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