Academics, researchers, and members of the medical community the world over look to medical research specialized journals to increase their knowledge on specific topics. Dr. Andrea Natale, currently the Executive Medical Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, is a world-renowned expert and sought-after lecturer and educator in the field of cardiac electrophysiology, the study and treatment of electrical abnormalities of the heart. His dedication to his work, research, and academic achievements have led cutting-edge publications in leading medical journals.
Dr. Andrea Natale Publications
Dr. Andrea Natale began his prestigious medical career in 1985 after graduating with honors from Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, School of Medicine and Surgery in Florence, Italy, followed by cardiology studies at the Catholic University School of Cardiology in Rome. Between 1987 and 1997, Natale’s work was featured in more than 60 articles across no less than 10 prestigious publications.
In the decades that followed, his research was featured more than 500 times and cited by academics and researchers nearly 10,000 times. To date, Natale has had more than 100 articles published in Circulation, a leading scientific journal from the American Heart Association. Articles featured in Circulation are related to research as well as the practice of treating cardiovascular diseases. Circulation also publishes papers specific to unique areas of cardiology, including arrhythmia and electrophysiology (specialties of Dr. Natale), cardiovascular interventions, and heart failure, among others. Dr. Andrea Natale has been published in Circulation discussing these topics more than 20 times.
In addition, articles highlighting the research and work of Dr. Natale can be found in several well-known publications, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, The American Journal of Cardiology, the American Heart Journal which is Circulation so this reference should be removed, JAMA, The New England Journal of Medicine, and many more. Since 1987, Natale’s work has been featured in more than 400 publications across 50 different medical journals.
Dr. Andrea Natale’s Research
Dr. Andrea Natale is considered one of the preeminent heart arrhythmia specialists in the world. For the duration of his 30+ year medical career, Natale has focused on research and innovation in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. His research led to the creation of a circumferential ultrasound pulmonary vein-ablation system to correct atrial fibrillation, for which he received a patent. He performed the procedure on the first five patients to ever receive the surgery. His research and work on atrial fibrillation (or AFib) have also led to the development of today’s current catheter-based treatments.
Throughout his career, Andrea Natale’s goal has been to help restore patients with AFib to a normal heart rhythm, allowing for improved overall quality of life. His research has led to the receipt of several awards, including Innovator of the Year for several years during his time at the Cleveland Clinic. Documentation of his research and related studies can be found in various medical texts, medical reference books such as The Handbook of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology: Clinical Case Review.
Peer reviewers are essential to the excellence and reliability of medical journals. Research articles presented in journals are designed to provide relevant, valid, clinically current evidence to guide patient-centered research and care. These articles, when reviewed by knowledgeable experts in the field, have the power to enhance the knowledge of others and encourage practitioners to provide the best, most patient-centered and evidence-based care possible. For this reason, journals and medical publications look to experts in the field to serve as reviewers and members of editorial boards. Reviews by members of the medical community who are subject matter experts help ensure that the articles and research published in a journal are of the highest quality.
Dr. Andrea Natale has served and, in many cases, continues to serve as a reviewer for multiple publications both in the United States and abroad, including many in which his own works have been featured. In the United States, Dr. Natale is a reviewer for the American Heart Journal, The New England Journal of Medicine, The American Journal of Cardiology, and the Journal of the American Heart Association, among several others. Internationally, he is listed as a reviewer for The British Medical Journal, the International Heart Journal, and the International Journal of Cardiology. Dr. Natale also reviews journal submissions for Lancet, which is published both internationally and in the United States.
Andrea Natale has also had the honor of serving as a guest editor and associate editor in chief for several publications over the years. Today, Dr. Natale remains an active member of several editorial boards, including those at the World Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management, Advances in Arrhythmias, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Journal of Interventional Electrophysiology, EP Lab Digest, JACC, the Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review, JAFIB, the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology JCE, and several others. In addition, Dr. Natale holds the title of editor in chief of the Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology.
About Dr. Andrea Natale
Andrea Natale began his decades-long career at Duke University, followed by the Cleveland Clinic. During his time there, he led the Department of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology and served as the medical director for the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Atrial Fibrillation before leaving Ohio. After a tenure as the Arrhythmia Center director at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and the executive director of the Al Sabah Arrhythmia Institute at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Medical Center in New York, Dr. Natale relocated to Texas, where he currently serves as the Executive Medical Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at Saint David’s Medical Center.
Throughout his career, Dr. Natale has dedicated himself to educating the future members of the medical community because the wellbeing of all his patients across the world is his main focus. Natale remains committed to ongoing research and innovation in the fields of electrophysiology and atrial fibrillation treatment.