Pasquale Vergara


Dr. Pasquale Vergara is a cardiologist-arrhythmologist in the Department of Cardiac Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology of the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele under the supervision of Dr. Paolo della Bella.

After graduating with honors from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Naples Federico II in 2001 and specializing in cardiology in 2005 from the same university, he received his MD in Medical Surgical Physiopathology of the Cardiorespiratory System and Related Biotechnologies from the Second University of Naples.

Clinically, Dr. Vergara is an expert in mapping and interventional treatment of complex arrhythmias. He also coordinates the Athletes' Arrhythmia Center, designed for both professional and amateur athletes. The doctor performs procedures for ablation of atrial fibrillation, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, and flutter of the left and right atria, ventricular extrasystoles, ventricular tachycardia, and implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, and CRT. Finally, he performs zero-X-ray procedures (procedures without the use of X-rays) and implants wireless biventricular devices.

As for research activities, it focuses, in particular, on: advanced methods of ventricular tachycardia ablation, predictors of successful catheter ablation, arrhythmias in athletes, arrhythmogenic dysplasia.

Dr. Vergara is also a member of the IVTCC (International Joint Group of the Center for Ablation of the Gastrointestinal Tract) (active) and the Atrial Fibrillation Research Group of the Italian Association of Arrhythmologists.

He is the author of several original scientific articles published in national and international journals and book chapters. His Hirsch Index is 22. He constantly participates as a speaker and moderator at national and international congresses of the industry.

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Latest publications

Are Atrial High-Rate Episodes Associated With Increased Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmias and Mortality?
J Am Coll Cardiol EP 2019;5:1197–208. DOI: 10.1016/j.jacep.2019.06.018 PubMed ID: 31648745
Vergara P, et al.
Nationwide survey on the current practice of ventricular tachycardia ablation.
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2019;20:597-605. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000000830. PMID:31318839 ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85070655747 WOS:000485539600003
Vergara P, et al.
Predictive score for identifying survival and recurrence risk profiles in patients undergoing ventricular tachycardia ablation: the I-VT score.
Circulation Arrhythmia Electrophysiology. 2018;11:e006730 DOI: 10.1161/CIRCEP.118.006730 PMID: 30562104.
Vergara P, Tzou WS, Tung R, Brombin C, Nonis A, Vaseghi M, Frankel D, Di Biase L, Tedrow U, Mathuria N, Nakahara S, Tholakanahalli V, Bunch TJ, Weiss JP, Dickfeld T, Lakireddy D, Burkhardt DJ, Santangeli P, Callans D, Natale A, Marchlinski F, Stevenson WG, Shivkumar K, Sauer WH, Della Bella P.
Predictors of zero x-ray ablation for supraventricular tachycardias in A nationwide multicenter experience.
Circulation Arrhythmia Electrophysiology 2018;11:e005592. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCEP.117.005592 PMID: 29874166 Scopus: 2-s2.0-85053418065 WOS: 000427863500003
Pani A, Belotti G, Vergara P.
Successful Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation In Patients With Electrical Storm Reduces Recurrences And Improves Survival.
Heart Rhythm. 2018;15:48-55 doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.08.022. PMID: 28843418;
Vergara P, Tung R, Vaseghi M, Brombin C, Frankel D, Di Biase L, Nagashima K, Tedrow U, Tzou WS, Sauer WH, Mathuria N, Nakahara S, Vakil K, Tholakanahalli V, Bunch TJ, Weiss JP, Dickfeld T, Vunnam R, Lakireddy D, Burkhardt JD, Correra A, Santangeli P, Callans D, Natale A, Marchlinski F, Stevenson WG, Shivkumar K, Della Bella P.
Freedom from recurrent ventricular tachycardia after catheter ablation is associated with improved survival in patients with structural heart disease: An International VT Ablation Center Collaborative Group study.
Heart Rhythm 2015; 12: 1997-2007.
Tung R, Vaseghi M, Frankel DS, Vergara P, DiBiase L, Nagashima K, Yu R, Vangala S, Tseng CH, Choi EK, Khurshid S, Patel M, Mathuria N, Nakahara S, Tzou WS, Sauer WH, Vakil K, Tedrow U, Burkhardt D, Tholakanahalli V, Saliaris A, Dickfeld T, Weiss JP, Bunch TJ, Reddy M, Kanmanthareddy A, Callans D, Lakkireddy D, Natale A, Marchlinski F, Stevenson WG, Della Bella P and Shivkumar K.
Outcomes of Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia Based on Etiology in Nonischemic Heart Disease: An International Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation Center Collaborative Study.
JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018;4:1141-1150. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2018.05.007. PMID: 30236386 Scopus: 2-s2.0-85052960048.
Vaseghi M, Hu TY, Tung R, Vergara P, Frankel DS, Di Biase L, Tedrow UB, Gornbein JA, Yu R, Mathuria N, Nakahara S, Tzou WS, Sauer WH, Burkhardt JD, Tholakanahalli VN, Dickfeld TM, Weiss JP, Bunch TJ, Reddy M, Callans DJ, Lakkireddy DR, Natale A, Marchlinski FE, Stevenson WG, Della Bella P, Shivkumar K.
Usefulness of electroanatomical mapping with contact force monitoring for accessory pathways ablation in pediatric population.
Pediatric Cardiol 2019;40(4):713-718. DOI: 10.1007/s00246-019-02051-0 PMID:30666358 Scopus:2-s2.0-85060336792 WOS:000463707500005
Gulletta S, Vergara P, Gigli L., D’Angelo G, Radinovic A, Barbaro CM, Trevisi N, and Della Bella P.
Late potentials abolition as an additional technique for reduction of arrhythmia recurrence in scar related ventricular tachycardia ablation.
J Cardiovasc Elec-trophysiol 2012;23:621-7.
Vergara P, Trevisi N, Ricco A, Petracca F, Baratto F, Cireddu M, Biscaglia C, Maccabelli G, Della Bella P.
The Subcutaneous ICD: A Niche Indication or the Next Contender of the Transvenous ICD?
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2013;24:83-5
Della Bella P, Vergara P.
Management of ventricular tachycardia in the setting of a dedicated unit for the treatment of complex ventricular arrhythmias. Long term outcome of the ablation procedure.
Circulation 2013;127:1359-68.
Della Bella P, Baratto F, Tsiachris D, Trevisi N, Vergara P, Bisceglia C,Petracca F, Carbucicchio C, Benussi S, Maisano F, Alfieri O, Pappalardo F, Zangrillo A, Maccabelli G.
Radiofrequency and cryoenergy endo-epicardical catheter and surgical approach for a case of incessant ventricular tachycardia ablation.
Europace. 2013;15(4):540.
Vergara P, Maisano F, Maccabelli G, Della Bella P.
Genetics can contribute to the prognosis of Brugada syndrome: a pilot model for risk stratification.
Eur J Hum Genet. 2013;21:911-7.
Sommariva E, Pappone C, Martinelli Boneschi F, Di Resta C, Rosaria Carbone M, Salvi E, Vergara P, Sala S, Cusi D, Ferrari M, Benedetti S.
Management of atrial fibrillation.
F1000Prime Reports 2014, 6:22 (doi:10.12703/P6-22)
Vergara P. and Della Bella P.
Acute and one year outcome of premature ventricular contraction ablation guided by contact force and automated pacemapping software.
Journal Arrhythmias 2019;35:542–549. DOI: 10.1002/joa3.12194 PMID: 31293706.
Capulzini L, Vergara P, et al.

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