Miguel Valderrábano, FACC, MD
Dr. Valderrábano came to Houston from Los Angeles where he was director of the Implanted Devices Clinic at the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Valderrábano received his medical degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) School of Medicine in Madrid, Spain, and internal medicine training at UCLA. He completed his cardiology and electrophysiology training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was chief cardiology fellow. He then joined the faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Description of Research
Dr. Valderrábano’s research and clinical interests focus on finding new and more effective treatments for atrial fibrillation, including epicardial mapping and ablation. His research has been funded by grants from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Areas of Expertise
Atrial fibrillation Epicardial mapping Ablation
Education & Training
Research Fellowship, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA SCOR Group
Clinical Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Internship, UCLA - West Los Angeles VA Medical Center
MD, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Active Clinical Trials
Approaches to Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Device Design, Performance, and Limitations
Dave, AS & Valderrábano, M 2018, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol 13, no. 3, pp. 106-113. DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-13-3-106
Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device–Related Thrombus: Certainties and Uncertainties *
Valderrábano, M 2018, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 71, no. 14, pp. 1537-1539. DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.01.077
Robotically Guided Left Ventricular Biopsy to Diagnose Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A Multidisciplinary Innovation Leading to First-in-Human Case
Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, B & Valderrábano, M 2018, Circulation: Heart Failure, vol 11, no. 3, pp. e004627. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.117.004627
Multipolar electrode spline embolization
Hussain, MA & Valderrábano, M 2017, HeartRhythm Case Reports. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2017.10.014
Ligament of Marshall arrhythmogenesis and vein of Marshall ethanol: A problem with a solution
Valderrábano, M 2018, Heart Rhythm, vol 15, no. 1, pp. 25-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.09.013