The Smarter Heart

Sarah Fisher

Interviews, news and insights featuring world-leading cardiologists, electrophysiologists and cardiac researchers about how digital health innovations and advances in MedTech are impacting the screening, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

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Interview with Professor Helmut Puererfellner, Head of the Department of Electrophysiology and Senior Consultant at Ordensklinikum Linz, Austria
Apr 25 2023
Interview with Professor Helmut Puererfellner, Head of the Department of Electrophysiology and Senior Consultant at Ordensklinikum Linz, Austria
Professor Helmut Puererfellner, MD, FESC, FHRS  is interviewed by Happitech CEO and Founder Yosef Safi Harb.Professor Puererfellner is Head of the Department of Electrophysiology and Senior Consultant at Ordensklinikum Linz, Austria.  The department is a well-known institution for the treatment of all kinds of arrhythmias accepting patients from Austria and abroad. Professor Puererfellner is heavily involved in European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) since 2011 including a duty as Scientific Program Chair for the Annual Congress and was elected to the Executive Board as Treasurer for 2018-2020,  International Affairs Coordinator 2020-2022 and EHRA President Elect 2022-2024.Professor Puererfellner has 123 items in PubMed (National Library of Medicine) as of January 2024.A keen cyclist, singer and lover of music from The Beatles to Bach, Professor Puererfellner reflects on how, in his professional life,  personalised data generated from remote patient monitoring, and implanted and wearable devices can empower patients and democratise medicine but also overwhelm physicians.Professor Puerfellner describes several initiatives in which he and colleagues in the medical societies, MedTech and software development are working together to agree on standards and a common language to enable the presentation of the right data, from the right population of patients in the right place, at the right time to support clinical decision making and improve patient outcomes.