Michel Haïssaguerre

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Michel Haïssaguerre
Born (1955-10-05) 5 October 1955 (age 64)
NationalityFrench
CitizenshipFrance
Known forcontributions in the area of atrial fibrillation ablation
AwardsLouis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine (2010)
[Prix Robert Debré (1982), Prix de l’Information Cardiologique (1990), and the Prix Ela Medical (1992), Pioneer in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology by HRS (2004 the Nylin Award 2002 (Swedish Society of Cardiology), the Best Scientist Award Grüntzig 2003 (European Society of Cardiology), the Pioneer in Cardiac Electrophysiology award 2004 (North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology), and the Mirowski Award 2009 for excellence in clinical cardiology and electrophysiology)
Scientific career
FieldsCardiac electrophysiology
InstitutionsHôpital Cardiologique du Haut–Lévèque

Michel Haïssaguerre (born 5 October 1955) is a French cardiac electrophysiologist.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Bayonne, France. He became a Professor of Cardiology in 1994. His present position is Professor at the Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut–Lévèque, BordeauxPessac. Haïssaguerre serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals of cardiology, including European Heart Journal, Circulation, Europace, the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Journal of Interventional Cardiology, and Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology.

Awards[edit]

Haïssaguerre has received a number of honors and awards, including the Prix Robert Debré (1982), the Prix de l’Information Cardiologique (1990), the Prix Ela Medical (1992) the Nylin Award 2002 (Swedish Society of Cardiology), the Best Scientist Award Grüntzig 2003 (European Society of Cardiology).[1] In 2004, Haïssaguerre received the Pioneer in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology award by the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE) – currently the Heart Rhythm Society, and the Mirowski Award 2009 for excellence in clinical cardiology and electrophysiology. In 2010 he was awarded the Scientific Grand Prize of the Lefoulon-Delalande Foundation.[2]

Areas of research[edit]

Haïssaguerre's research has focused on abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), with particular interest in treatments for atrial fibrillation. He was the first to identify that in many cases atrial fibrillation is triggered by abnormal electrical impulses originating from the pulmonary veins.[3][4] He pioneered the use of radiofrequency catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation using the technique of pulmonary vein isolation to prevent this abnormal electrical activity from reaching the atria. This technique underlies methods now used worldwide to treat atrial fibrillation.[3]

Haïssaguerre has published more than 400 publications in peer-reviewed cardiology journals dealing mainly with radiofrequency ablation of tachyarrhythmias.

Publications[edit]

  • Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation, Wiley-Blackwell, 2008, ISBN 978-1-4051-6349-1
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: The State of the Art Based on the Venicechart International Consensus Document, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2007, ISBN 978-1-4051-8038-2
  • Thoracic Vein Arrythmias: Mechanisms and Treatment, Blackwell Futura, 2004, ISBN 978-1-4051-1888-0
  • Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias, Blackwell Futura, 2002, ISBN 978-0-87993-498-9
  • Pulmonary Vein Recordings: A Practical Guide to the Mapping & Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation, Remedica, 2002, ISBN 978-1-901346-41-1

Scientific papers[edit]

Haïssaguerre M, Jaïs P, Shah DC, Takahashi A, Hocini M, Quiniou G, Garrigue S, Le Mouroux A, Le Métayer P, Clémenty J. Spontaneous initiation of atrial fibrillation by ectopic beats originating in the pulmonary veins. New England Journal of Medicine. 1998 Sep 3;339(10):659-66. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lüderitz, Berndt, 1940- (2005). Profiles in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Pub. ISBN 9780470994917. OCLC 184983481.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Michel Haïssaguerre". Institut de France. Grands Prix des Fondations. 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  3. ^ a b Bunch, T. Jared; Cutler, Michael J. (February 2015). "Is pulmonary vein isolation still the cornerstone in atrial fibrillation ablation?". Journal of Thoracic Disease. 7 (2): 132–141. doi:10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2014.12.46. ISSN 2072-1439. PMC 4321067. PMID 25713728.
  4. ^ a b Haïssaguerre, M.; Jaïs, P.; Shah, D. C.; Takahashi, A.; Hocini, M.; Quiniou, G.; Garrigue, S.; Le Mouroux, A.; Le Métayer, P. (1998-09-03). "Spontaneous initiation of atrial fibrillation by ectopic beats originating in the pulmonary veins". The New England Journal of Medicine. 339 (10): 659–666. doi:10.1056/NEJM199809033391003. ISSN 0028-4793. PMID 9725923.
  • Profiles in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology by Berndt Lüderitz. Wiley-Blackwell, 2005.