Curriculum Vitae, Bruno Schwagten, MD, PhD
Bruno Schwagten was born in Mortsel, Belgium on December 16th 1976. After finishing his secondary school in Latin-Greek at the OLVE, Edegem, Belgium, he started his studies of Medicine in 1994 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. In 2001 he graduated cum laude and started a specialisation in Cardiology. During this period, he temporarily worked in a field hospital in Burkina Faso, Africa. He continued his clinical training in Cardiology in the Middelheim hospital Antwerp and the University hospital Antwerp, Belgium and he graduated as a cardiologist in September 2007.
In Oktober 2007, he started his fellowship in clinical Electrophysiology at the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands under the supervision of Prof. Dr. L. Jordaens. He completed his PhD thesis entitled `Faster, safer and better catheter ablation?` under the auspices of Prof. Dr. L. Jordaens and Prof. Dr. T. Szili-Torok.
He works as a cardiologist-electrophysiologist at the Middelheim hospital in Antwerp, Belgium. He is trained in working with all common tools used in electrophysiology such as cryotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, CARTO, Ensite and Rhythmia systems, but his major expertise is performing electrophysiologic procedures remotely using the Magnetic Navigation System.
He is a board member of the nucleus of the Belgium Heart Rhythm Association and co-founder of the Society of Cardiac Robotic Navigation. He is also the founder and director of OVERRSLAG, a patient organisation empowering people suffering from cardiac arrhythmias and targeting the creation of widespread awareness on cardiac arrhythmias.