Meet the Interventional CRT faculty who have helped pioneer the interventional approach to CRT.
Seth J. Worley, MD, FHRS, FACC
Lancaster General Hospital
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Dr. Worley is an internationally recognized expert and key opinion leader in the advancement of cardiac resynchronization therapy. He is currently Director of the Interventional Implant Program, Heart Center, Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania. He holds a number of patents and is an innovator in the development of CRT delivery systems. Dr. Worley has been an investigator in landmark clinical trials, the author of numerous texts in cardiac electrophysiology, and a regular contributor to scientific journals. He is currently on the faculty of the Heart Rhythm Society. Dr. Worley has played a pivotal role in the refinement of lead implantation technique and the development of Interventional CRT.
“I moved to Interventional CRT because I was interested in finding a better way to help patients. It really could not be simpler than that.” – Dr. Worley
Kevin P. Jackson, MD, FHRS, FACC
Duke University Medical Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Center
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Dr. Jackson is a key opinion leader in the advancement of cardiac resynchronization therapy. He is currently Director of Duke Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Center, as well as Medical Director of Electrophysiology Services at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Dr. Jackson has been a principal investigator in landmark clinical trials, the author of numerous texts in cardiac electrophysiology, and a regular contributor to scientific journals. He is currently on the faculty of the Heart Rhythm Society. Dr. Jackson has played a leading role in the clinical study of Interventional CRT and the telescoping-support catheter system to improve the clinical response to biventricular pacing.
“What we noticed is that case time was cut in half, leads were more properly placed and we were able to perform implantation in a more diverse patient population when interventional techniques were used.” – Dr. Jackson
Raymond Cutro, Jr., MD, FHRS, CCDS
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
Tampa, Florida, USA
Dr. Cutro is the Director of the Catheterization Lab at James A. Haley VA Hospital, where he also serves as Chief of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Medicine for the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. Dr. Cutro has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and provides training on advanced Interventional CRT techniques for visiting physicians.