Miguel Valderrábano, M.D.
M.D. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) School of Medicine, Madrid, Spain
Residency, UCLA-West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Valderrábano came to Houston from Los Angeles where he was director of the Implanted Devices Clinic at the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Valderrábano received his medical degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) School of Medicine in Madrid, Spain, and internal medicine training at UCLA. He completed his cardiology and electrophysiology training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was chief cardiology fellow. He then joined the faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Valderrábano’s research and clinical interests focus on finding new and more effective treatments for atrial fibrillation, including epicardial mapping and ablation. His research has been funded by grants from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Atrial fibrillation, epicardial mapping, ablation
Dave AS, Báez-Escudero JL, Sasaridis C, Hong TE, Rami T, Valderrábano M. Role of the Vein of Marshall in Atrial Fibrillation Recurrences After Catheter Ablation:: Therapeutic Effect of Ethanol Infusion. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2012 Mar 19. PMID: 22429895
Wang S, Chen J, Valderrábano M. Nutrient restriction preserves calcium cycling and mitochondrial function in cardiac myocytes during ischemia and reperfusion. Cell Calcium. PMID: 22424693
Báez-Escudero JL, Morales PF, Dave AS, Sasaridis CM, Kim YH, Okishige K, Valderrábano M. Ethanol Infusion the Vein of Marshall Facilitates Mitral Isthmus Ablation. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Mar 6. PMID: 22406143
Valderrábano M, Dave AS, Báez-Escudero JL, Rami T. Robotic catheter ablation of left ventricular tachycardia: initial experience. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Dec;8(12):1837-46. PMID: 21802391
Lumsden AB, Anaya-Ayala JE, Birnbaum I, Davies MG, Bismuth J, Cheema ZF, El Sayed HF, Seethamraju H, Loebe M, Valderrabano M. Robot-assisted stenting of a high-grade anastomotic pulmonary artery stenosis following single lung transplantation. J Endovasc Ther. 2010 Oct;17(5):612-6. Erratum in: J Endovasc Ther. 2010 Dec;17(6):A6. PMID: 20939718