Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Program Description

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing

Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing have become subspecialties within the Cardiology area because of their complexity and the very special skills required for the early recognition and appropriate treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and other electrical problems of the heart that can cause sudden arrhythmic death.

The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) gives a certification in Clinical Electrophysiology and in Cardiac Pacing after passing a voluntary examination, but there is no formal practical or long-lasting theoretical training for this certification.

The Postgraduate Training in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing is offered at the UZ Brussel and Vrije Universiteit Brussel under the direction of Prof. Dr. Pedro Brugada, Head of the Heart Rhythm Management Centre at Brussels, Course Director of the Heart Rhythm Management Fellows Development Program in Europe and Asian-Pacific and Vice-Chairman of the Certification Committee on Electrophysiology of the EHRA.

This practical and theoretical postgraduate training fills the gap in education that is required for the good practice of Clinical Electrophysiology and Pacing and prepares the Fellows for a successful certification. Prof. Brugada has trained Fellows in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing for almost 30 years, helping them to obtain very important cardiology positions in centres all over the world.


Fellows are expected to be involved 100 % in the activities of the Heart Rhythm Management Centre. This is a full-time engagement in Clinical and Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing according to a program that will be designed individually. The minimum training period is one academic year (200 effective training days, congress participation, publications and seminars).

Compulsory courses
  • Hands-on Training and Clinical Practice
  • Research
  • Self-study
  • Congress Participation and Publications
  • Interdisciplinary Seminars Physiology and Electrophysiology
  • Weekly Seminars Hearth Rhythm Management Centre

More details about the programme can be found here


This Postgraduate in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing - is offered within the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy - after a specialization in Cardiology.

Additionally, in order to be admitted, you need to be proficient in English.


In order to apply you have to fill in the online application form and submit all required documents as specified on the

applications website
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 21, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Belgium Brussels
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price Free