Dr Vishal Luther
Dr Vishal Luther, MBBS BSc MRCP PhD ECES ECDS
Responsibilities at LHCH
- Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist
- Regional SpR Training-Day programme lead
Area of Practice
- Heart Rhythm disorders
- Ablation for arrhythmias
- Pacemakers, ICDs and CRT
- General Cardiology
Special Clinical Interests
- 3D mapping & ablation of complex arrhythmias (esp. Atrial Tachycardia (AT) & Ventricular Tachycardia (VT))
- 3D mapping of Atrial and Ventricular Tachycardia
- PhD (British Heart Foundation - Imperial College London) and multiple publications for my research using Carto Ripple Mapping in these arrhythmias, now used in many EP labs throughout the world.
- Recipient of the prestigious Heart Rhythm Society 2019 “Eric Prystowsky Fellow Clinical Researcher Award” for the highest scoring abstract involving this research, & the Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society 2018 “Best Late Breaking Research Award.”
- Current Honorary clinical researcher within Imperial College, co-supervising a PhD in VT mapping.
Current Membership of Professional Regional and National Bodies
- European Heart Rhythm Association Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (ECES)
- European Heart Rhythm Association Cardiac Devices Specialist (ECDS)
- British Heart Rhythm Society (invited speaker 2018 - 2020).
- British Society of Echocardiography: Transthoracic Echo accreditation
Why choose LHCH?
Repeatedly recognized as “Outstanding” by the UK Care Quality Commission. Listed as one of the world’s best specialized hospitals (2021 - Newsweek). One of the highest volume heart rhythm centres in the country (NICOR), and first to obtain access to many of the latest advanced technologies. My family (wife and 2 children) moved up from London so I could have the privilege of working here.
Training and Education
- Medical School: University College London – Distinction in Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences & Clinical Practice. 1st class intercalated BSc.
- Cardiology Specialist Training, London North West Thames Deanery
- BHF Electrophysiology PhD Research fellow: Imperial College London
- Electrophysiology & Devices clinical fellow: Hammersmith/ St Marys Hospitals, London.
I am a keen educator:
- I am the founder and organise @CardioWebinar, an international programme of webinars (currently >40) from national experts, that have accelerated webinar-based education for training cardiologists since the COVID pandemic. https://twitter.com/CardioWebinar
- I am an active Advanced Life Support instructor and led the production of a simulation video of cardiac arrest in Covid-19 that has received well over 100,000 views.
- I am faculty for the “Arrhythmia Alliance” and “A-Fib Association” national Patient education days, regularly speaking to both small and large patient groups.
- I teach Electrophysiologists throughout Europe on Carto Ripple Mapping on behalf of Biosense Webster
Luther V et al. Ripple-AT Study: A multicentre and randomized study comparing 3D mapping techniques during atrial tachycardia ablations.
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2019 Aug;12(8):e007394
Luther V et al.. A Prospective Study of Ripple Mapping in Atrial Tachycardias: A Novel Approach to Interpreting Activation in Low-Voltage Areas.
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016 Jan;9(1):e003582.
Luther V et al. A Prospective Study of Ripple Mapping the Post-Infarct Ventricular Scar to guide Substrate Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia.
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016 Jun;9(6). pii: e004072
Luther V et al. Ripple mapping: Initial multicenter experience of an intuitive approach to overcoming the limitations of 3D activation mapping.
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2017.13308.
Luther V et al. Isthmus sites identified by Ripple Mapping are usually anatomically stable: A novel method to guide atrial substrate ablation?
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2018 Jan. doi: 10.1111/jce.13425.
Luther V et al . Visualizing Localized Reentry With Ultra-High Density Mapping in Iatrogenic Atrial Tachycardia: Beware Pseudo-Reentry.
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2017 Apr;10(4). pii: e004724.
Luther V et al. Non-randomised comparison of acute and long term outcomes of robotic versus manual ventricular tachycardia ablation in a single center ischemic cohort.
J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2015 Aug;43(2):175-85