Position: Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Location: London, UK
Prof. Ernst is a German cardiac electrophysiologist with a special expertise in complex arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmia both in paediatric and adult patients. Having studied Medicine in Germany, the United States and Switzerland, she worked for 10 years at the St. Georg Hospital in Hamburg, Germany. In 2005 she obtained her “Habiliation” on catheter ablation techniques for atrial fibrillation at the University of Hamburg-Eppendorf. In 2007, she accepted the position of Research Lead Electrophysiology at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in London and is a Professor of Practice (Cardiology) at the National Heart and Lung Institute of Imperial College since 2019.
She is one of the pioneers of remote magnetic navigation and has established this technique from its’ initiation to clinical routine using state of the art equipment including advanced 3D mapping techniques. Image integration from 3D acquisitions from magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography assist her in performing her interventions. Especially patients with congenital heart disease, complex anatomy and drug-refractory arrhythmias are benefitting from these advances and form a major emphasis in Prof. Ernst’s clinical work. She is also a strong advocate for radiation protection measures which does not only benefit her patients but also the cath lab staff. She performs all of her procedures with low or ZERO fluoroscopy.
Prof. Ernst published a book on “Anatomy for Cardiac Electrophysiologists” together with Prof. Siew Yen Ho (Cardiac Morphology, Imperial College) in 2012, which is now also available in Chinese.