Coffee + Cardiology

Akoum's Rhythm

June 06, 2022 UW Heart Institute / Dr. Nazem Akoum Season 1 Episode 12
Coffee + Cardiology
Akoum's Rhythm
Show Notes

In this week's episode we sit down with Nazem Akoum, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FHRS.

Dr. Akoum is now the UW Medicine Heart Institute's Electrophysiology Section Chief.   Before he made it to this incredible accomplishment, he was a child that grew up through the Lebanese Civil War and experienced loss of his brother with an aortic dissection from Marfan syndrome.  As the director of our Atrial Fibrillation clinic, he will be helping lead the way into its future as our section chief.

1:28 - How the journey began
8:08 - Passion for EP
11:45 - Math and EP
13:30 - Adjunct Professor in Bio-Engineering
22:10 - Multidisciplinary Research
23:49 - Atrial Fibrillation
26:13 - AFib Treatment Decision Making
30:28 - What imaging tells us
33:10 - Scarring and Ablation
36:12 - Lone Afib 
38:38 - Embolic Stoke of Undetermined Source
41:21 - Stroke Prevention hitting close to home
43:05 - EP Leadership 
45:35 - Future of UW EP

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