Locum Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist,
The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Jonathan Behar is currently a Locum Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals. He undertook subspecialty training at Barts Heart Centre in all elements of complex ablation and device implantation. He has led the introduction of some of the alternative pacing strategies whilst at Barts including His Bundle and Wireless LV Endocardial pacing. He also initiated and ran a cardiac devices multi disciplinary team meeting in order to address the needs of complex device patients. Jonathan undertook a PhD at St Thomas’ Hospital & King's College London, where he investigated the role of advanced cardiac imaging in guiding lead placement for heart failure patients undergoing cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT). He was one of the co-inventors for the GUIDE CRT platform which integrates cardiac MRI and X-Ray images to guide pacing lead implantation. The platform is being formally tested in multi-centre, international randomised clinical trial due to start this year. This state-of-the-art work was shortlisted for the 'Inventor Award' at the European Heart Rhythm Association Congress in Vienna 2017 and was highly commended by the Secretary of State for Health as part of the NHS Heroes campaign. Jonathan has a passion for addressing unmet clinical needs through translational and innovative solutions. He thoroughly enjoyed his first talk at the AGM in 2017 and is delighted to be invited back to talk about cardiac implantable devices.