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Doctor Pietro Francia

Sapienza University of Rome, Rome (Italy)

Member of:

European Society of Cardiology
European Heart Rythm Association

I am a cardiac electrophysiologist and assistant professor of Cardiology at the Division of Cardiology, St. Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome. My research focus is on sudden death and cardiomyopathies. My scientific journey started with a fascination for vascular biology at the Cardiovascular Research Centre of the University of Zurich (2002-2003), under the guidance of Prof. Thomas Luscher, focusing on the p66Shc signaling pathway. My career took a pivotal turn when I joined the Electrophysiology Centre of I.R.C.C.S San Donato in Milan (2006-2007) under Dr. Riccardo Cappato. I contributed to catheter ablation of AF and sudden cardiac death research. In 2022, I had a transformative experience spending 12 months at the Teknon Institute in Barcelona, under Dr. Antonio Berruezo's guidance. I engaged in clinical and research activities including ventricular arrhythmias in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, AF ablation using left atrial wall thickness guidance, and cardioneuroablation.

Scar architecture determinants of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a cardiac magnetic resonance study

Event: EHRA 2023

Topic: Diagnostic Methods

Session: Ventricular Arrhythmias and SCD - Round 1 - SCD


Predictors of acute effectiveness of subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator according to the implantation technique

Event: EHRA 2019

Topic: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)

Session: Rapid Fire 4: The shocking truth of device therapy


Exercise prescription in patients with implantable devices.

Event: EuroPrevent 2018

Topic: Sports Cardiology

Session: Safety and efficacy of old and new technologies for the prevention of sudden death in athletes


S-ICD eligibility according to a novel automated screening tool and agreement with the standard manual ECG morphology tool: a preliminary multicenter experience


Topic: Technical aspects (Sudden cardiac death and implantable defibrillators)

Session: Sudden cardiac death and implantable defibrillators


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