Anatomy for electrophysiologists


This course aims to provide the foundation for understanding the anatomy of the heart and spatial relationships of cardiac structures as viewed by cardiac electrophysiologists. It also discusses recent developments in cardiac imaging for electrophysiologists.

This course is suitable for doctors training to specialise in cardiac electrophysiology, for technicians and support professionals working in electrophysiology laboratories, for personnel working in industry, and is a refresher/update course for the experienced practitioner.

See this year's course programme below.

Anatomy for Electrophysiologists has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 10 category one (external) CPD credit(s).


21 March 2023


Royal Brompton Hospital, Fulham Road, London, SW3 6HP



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Objective: To understand details of anatomy relevant to mapping/EP interventions for arrhythmias, e.g. SVT, AF, VT, FAT

Format: Lectures, Live video demonstrations and Hands-on examination of heart specimens

Faculty: Prof Yen Ho, Cardiac Morphology; Prof Sabine Ernst, Cardiology (Electrophysiology); Dr Karen McCarthy, Cardiac Morphology, Royal Brompton Hospital


09.00 – 09.30   Welcome (with tea/coffee)

09.30 – 09.45   Basics –spatial relationships of chambers, valves, and the neighbourhood by Yen Ho

09.45 – 11.00   Clinical anatomy of the atria and atrial septum by Sabine Ernst & Yen Ho

11.00 – 12.00   Clinical anatomy of ventricles and outflow tracts, coronary veins by Sabine Ernst & Yen Ho

12.00 – 12.15   Discussion, Q&A

12.15 – 13.00   Lunch

13.00 – 13.20   Cardiac conduction system - normal or abnormal by Yen Ho

13.20 – 14.00   Right atrium, septum, left atrium – subtle but important features by Yen Ho

14.00 – 14.30   Ventricles – normal or abnormal by Yen Ho

14.30 – 14.50   Break – tea/coffee

14.50 – 15.15   Hands-on - animal hearts by Yen Ho & Karen McCarthy

15.15 – 16.00   Congenital heart malformations: essentials relevant to EP by Yen Ho

16.00 – 16.30   Hands-on – normal and abnormal heart specimens by Yen Ho & Karen McCarthy

16.30 – 17.00   Q&A, Wrap-up.