North Carolina A&T State University
NSF Engineering Research Center + Bioengineering Joint Seminar Series

Engineering Cardiac Arrhythmia Surgery


J. Paul Mounsey

The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

11 AM – 11:50 AM – Friday, February 21, 2014
McNair Hall Auditorium – College of Engineering



Catheter-based surgery for cardiac arrhythmias requires steerable instruments that can be deployed in the heart, means selectively to deliver energy to ablate cardiac tissue, and techniques to assure where the instruments are in 3D space – so that ablation will be done in the proper place.  This seminar will look at current technologies available to address these issues.

About the Speaker:

Dr. J. Paul Mounsey, BM, BCh, PhD, MRCP, FACC, is Professor of Medicine and Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Service, of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an international leader in cardiac electrophysiology. He graduated medical school and residency at the University of Oxford Medical School. He completed fellowships in cardiology at the University of Newcastle and in cardiac electrophysiology from University of Virginia. Dr. Mounsey specializes in cardiac electrophysiology including invasive and non-invasive treatment of all forms of cardiac arrhythmias including catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, SVT and ventricular tachycardia, pacer, defibrillator and biventricular device implantation, and lead extraction. Dr. Mounsey initiated the atrial fibrillation ablation program at Rex Hospital in the Research Triangle Area of NC.