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Professor Bela Merkely

Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center, Budapest (Hungary)

Member of:

European Society of Cardiology
EAPCI
European Heart Rythm Association

Professor Béla Merkely is a Hungarian interventional and sport cardiologist, HF and EP specialist. He is the director of Semmelweis University’s Heart and Vascular Centre since 2007 and the current rector of Semmelweis University since 1 July 2018. Between 2010 and 2013 he was President of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology, since 2018 he is Honorary President of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology. He is also Honorary President of the Hungarian Heart Rhythm Association. Between 2014 and 2016 he was Councillor, between 2016 and 2018 he was Vice-President of the European Society of Cardiology. He played an important role in the organisation of the countrywide STEMI network in Hungary, due to which the rate of thrombolytic therapy for STEMI patients has decreased to <1%. As the director of Semmelweis University’s Heart and Vascular Centre, he is the leader of one of the largest heart transplant programs in Europe. He is the author of more than 500 peer-reviewed papers.

Innovations in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy: the extravascular ICD

Event: EHRA 2022

Topic: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)

Session type: Satellite Symposium

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Pacemakers and ICDs: controversies in device therapy

Event: EHRA 2021

Topic: Device Therapy

Session type: Debate Session

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Guidelines in Daily Practice - AMI-STEMI

Event: ESC CONGRESS 2019

Topic: Circulatory Support

Session type: Case-Based Session

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Lifestyle modifications in CIED patients

Event: EHRA 2019

Topic: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)

Session type: New ESC Guidelines

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What the busy cardiologist needs to know about recent advances in cardiology

Event: ESC Congress 2018

Topic: Other

Session type: Symposium

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Best clinical cases - Awards session

Event: ESC Congress 2018

Topic: Other

Session type: Clinical Cases

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Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy in 2018 (CRT)

Event: EHRA 2018

Topic: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Session type: How To ...

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Mitral regurgitation in the era of edge-to-edge percutaneous procedure

Event: EuroEcho-Imaging 2017

Topic: Heart valves

Session type: Moderated Posters

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Clinical Trial Update 2

Event: ESC CONGRESS 2017

Topic: Miscellaneous

Session type: Clinical Trial Update

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Four decades of ICD therapy - Lessons and dilemmas

Event: ESC CONGRESS 2017

Topic: Automatic implantable cardioverter / defibrillator

Session type: Symposium

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