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Dr Sabine Ernst

Dr Sabine Ernst

Consultant cardiologist

Reader in cardiology, Imperial 

College London

Lead  for electrophysiology research

Dr Sabine Ernst is a cardiac electrophysiologist with special expertise in complex arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmia in both pediatric and adult patients. 

She holds the position of research lead in electrophysiology at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and has been a Reader at Imperial College London since 2012.


Dr Ernst is one of the pioneers of remote magnetic navigation. She has established this technique from its initiation to becoming a clinical routine procedure using state-of-the-art equipment including advanced 3D-mapping techniques. Patients with congenital heart disease, complex anatomy and arrhythmias especially benefit from the technique and form a major part in Dr Ernst’s clinical work. 

More recently, Dr Ernst’s research has focused on novel imaging techniques to visualise the autonomic nervous system. This aims to better understand the nervous system’s role in the development and management of cardiac arrhythmias. 


Together with Professor Yen Ho, Dr Ernst  published a book entitled Anatomy for Cardiac Electrophysiologists, which is now also available in Chinese. She has published extensively in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and catheter ablation, and is a highly regarded speaker on innovation and technology at national and international conferences, lecturing on these subjects each year at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual congress. Dr Ernst also regularly organises courses within the Trust and abroad. 

Dr Ernst serves on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals, including Europace, the Journal of Interventional Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Herzschrittmacher + Elektrophysiologie [German], and Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. Since 2013, she has been associate editor of Heart. 

Royal Brompton

Sydney Street,
London SW3 6NP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121


Magnetic heart operation on Al Jazeera English

Watch a video clip of
Dr Sabine Ernst's groundbreaking work in magnetic catheter ablation

Watch Dr Sabine Ernst give a lecture on robotic navigation with 3D arrhythmia mapping for complex congenital heart disease ablation at the 17th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Read Dr Ernst's profile in the journal Circulation