With a medical career spanning more than 25 years, Dr. Sanjiv M. Narayan has been recognized as a leading a physician and a researcher in the field of cardiology. He is a faculty member at Stanford University, where he co-directs the school’s new Stanford Arrhythmia Center. Committed to active engagement in his field, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan is a longtime member of the Heart Rhythm Society.
According to a first-of-its-kind study presented at a Heart Rhythm Society scientific event, Wireless Stimulation Endocardially for cardiac resynchronization therapy (WiSE-CRT) has been proven to be safe for patients who were studied two years after having the device implanted. These tiny devices are the only current means of controlling heart pacing from inside the left ventricle of the heart, making use of ultrasound signals transmitted to an electrode placed in the ventricle itself. The study’s lead author, Simon James, MRCP, expressed pleasure with the study’s results, which represent the first real glimpse at the long-term feasibility of WiSE-CRT implants.