Miguel Valderrábano, MD, FACC

Lois and Carl Davis Centennial Chair I, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Professor of Cardiology, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, Department of Cardiology
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Research Lab


Biography

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.

Description of Research

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).

Areas Of Expertise

Atrial fibrillation Epicardial mapping Ablation
Education & Training

Research Fellowship, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA SCOR Group
Clinical Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Internship, UCLA - West Los Angeles VA Medical Center
MD, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Publications

Severity of Ischemic Stroke After Left Atrial Appendage Closure vs Nonwarfarin Oral Anticoagulants
Turagam, MK, Kawamura, I, Neuzil, P, Nair, D, Doshi, S, Valderrabano, M, Hala, P, Della Rocca, D, Gibson, D, Funasako, M, Ha, G, Lee, B, Musikantow, D, Yoo, D, Flautt, T, Dukkipati, S, Natale, A, Gurol, ME, Halperin, J, Mansour, M & Reddy, VY 2024, , JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 270-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2023.10.012

Ventricular septal defect as a complication of bipolar radiofrequency ablation for ventricular tachycardia
Maher, TR, Raza, AS, Tapias, C, Garcia, F, Reynolds, MR, Chaudry, GM, Saenz, LC, Valderrábano, M & dAvila, A 2024, , Heart Rhythm, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 950-955. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2024.01.052

Validation of Noninvasive Left Atrial Stiffness Against Left Atrial Operating Chamber Stiffness by Cardiac Catheterization
Mathias, IS, Rahi, W, Ramos, A, Na, J, Angulo, C, Rothstein, P, Lador, A, Schurmann, P, Dave, A, Valderrabano, M & Nagueh, SF 2024, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2024.03.004

Persistent and Recurrent Device-Related Thrombus After Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Incidence, Predictors, and Outcomes
Mesnier, J, Simard, T, Jung, RG, Lehenbauer, KR, Piayda, K, Pracon, R, Jackson, GG, Flores-Umanzor, E, Faroux, L, Korsholm, K, Chun, JKR, Chen, S, Maarse, M, Montrella, K, Chaker, Z, Spoon, JN, Pastormerlo, LE, Meincke, F, Sawant, AC, Moldovan, CM, Qintar, M, Aktas, MK, Branca, L, Radinovic, A, Ram, P, El-Zein, RS, Flautt, T, Ding, WY, Sayegh, B, Benito-González, T, Lee, OH, Badejoko, SO, Paitazoglou, C, Karim, N, Zaghloul, AM, Agarwal, H, Kaplan, RM, Alli, O, Ahmed, A, Suradi, HS, Knight, BP, Alla, VM, Panaich, SS, Wong, T, Bergmann, MW, Chothia, R, Kim, JS, Pérez de Prado, A, Bazaz, R, Gupta, D, Valderrábano, M, Sanchez, CE, El Chami, MF, Mazzone, P, Adamo, M, Ling, F, Wang, DD, ONeill, W, Wojakowski, W, Pershad, A, Berti, S, Spoon, DB, Kawsara, A, Jabbour, G, Boersma, LVA, Schmidt, B, Nielsen-Kudsk, JE, Freixa, X, Ellis, CR, Fauchier, L, Demkow, M, Sievert, H, Main, ML, Hibbert, B, Holmes, DR, Alkhouli, M & Rodés-Cabau, J 2023, , JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, vol. 16, no. 22, pp. 2722-2732. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2023.09.017

Gender-Related Differences in Atrial Substrate in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Van Leuven, O, Bergonti, M, Spera, FR, Ferrero, TG, Nsahlai, M, Bilotta, G, Tijskens, M, Boris, W, Saenen, J, Huybrechts, W, Miljoen, H, González-Juanatey, JR, Martínez-Sande, JL, Vandaele, L, Wittock, A, Heidbuchel, H, Valderrábano, M, Rodríguez-Mañero, M & Sarkozy, A 2023, , American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 203, pp. 451-458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.06.095

Anterior mitral line in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation and anterior scar: A multicenter matched comparison—The MiLine study
Bergonti, M, Spera, FR, Ferrero, TG, Nsahlai, M, Bonomi, A, Boris, W, Saenen, J, Huybrechts, W, Miljoen, H, Vandaele, L, Wittock, A, Heidbuchel, H, Valderrábano, M, Rodríguez-Mañero, M & Sarkozy, A 2023, , Heart Rhythm, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 658-665. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2023.01.009

Very High-Power Short-Duration, Temperature-Controlled Radiofrequency Ablation in Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: The Prospective Multicenter Q-FFICIENCY Trial
Q-FFICIENCY Trial Investigators 2023, , JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 468-480. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2022.10.019

Characterization of Atrial Substrate to Predict the Success of Pulmonary Vein Isolation: The Prospective, Multicenter MASH-AF II (Multipolar Atrial Substrate High Density Mapping in Atrial Fibrillation) Study
Bergonti, M, Spera, FR, Ferrero, TG, Nsahlai, M, Bonomi, A, Tijskens, M, Boris, W, Saenen, J, Huybrechts, W, Miljoen, H, González-Juanatey, JR, Martínez-Sande, JL, Vandaele, L, Wittock, A, Heidbuchel, H, Valderrábano, M, Rodríguez-Mañero, M & Sarkozy, A 2023, , Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 12, no. 1, e027795, pp. e027795. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.122.027795

Retrograde Coronary Venous Ethanol Infusion for Ablation of Refractory Left Ventricular Summit Arrhythmias
Flautt, T & Valderrábano, M 2023, , Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 63-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccep.2022.10.003

Acute and Long-Term Scar Characterization of Venous Ethanol Ablation in the Left Ventricular Summit
Fuentes Rojas, SC, Malahfji, M, Tavares, L, Patel, A, Schurmann, PA, Dave, AS, Tapias, C, Rodríguez, D, Sáenz, LC, Korolev, S, Papiashvili, G, Peichl, P, Kautzner, J, Blaszyk, K, Malaczynska-Rajpold, K, Chen, T, Santangeli, P, Shah, DJ & Valderrábano, M 2023, , JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 28-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2022.08.035

Successful ablation of ventricular tachycardia in a patient with Chagas disease using ethanol ablation in the coronary venous system: A case report
Flautt, T & Valderrábano, M 2023, , HeartRhythm Case Reports, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 109-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrcr.2022.11.011

Stellate ganglion instrumentation for pharmacological blockade, nerve recording, and stimulation in patients with ventricular arrhythmias: Preliminary experience
Lador, A, Wang, S, Schurmann, PA, Chihara, R, Dave, AS & Valderrábano, M 2023, , Heart Rhythm, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 797-805. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2023.02.024

Venous Ethanol Ablation Approaches for Radiofrequency-Refractory Cardiac Arrhythmias
Fuentes, S & Valderrábano, M 2023, , Current Cardiology Reports, vol. 25, no. 9, pp. 917-924. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11886-023-01914-6

Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation ablation with a novel temperature-controlled CF-sensing catheter: Q-FFICIENCY clinical and healthcare utilization benefits
Hussein, AA, Delaughter, MC, Monir, G, Natale, A, Dukkipati, S, Oza, S, Daoud, E, Di Biase, L, Mansour, M, Fishel, R, Valderrabano, M, Ellenbogen, K & Osorio, J 2023, , Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, vol. 34, no. 12, pp. 2493-2503. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.16093

Ventricular arrhythmias prior to continuous flow left ventricular assist device implantation were not associated with reduced 1-year mortality: a single-center experience
Pandat, S, Rothstein, P, Laird, R, Islam, M, Zaid, S, Truman, A, Bhimaraj, A, Yousefzai, R, Guha, A, Schurmann, P, Dave, A, Valderrábano, M & Mathuria, N 2023, , Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 705-707. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10840-023-01698-3

Chemical Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia Using Coronary Arterial and Venous Systems
Flautt, T & Valderrábano, M 2022, , Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 743-756. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccep.2022.08.002

Substrate Ablation by Multivein, Multiballoon Coronary Venous Ethanol for Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia in Structural Heart Disease
Valderrábano, M, Fuentes Rojas, SC, Lador, A, Patel, A, Schurmann, PA, Tapias, C, Rodríguez, D, Carlos Sáenz, L, Malahjfi, M, Shah, DJ, Mathuria, N & Dave, AS 2022, , Circulation, vol. 146, no. 22, pp. 1644-1656. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.060882

Substrate Ablation by Multivein, Multiballoon Coronary Venous Ethanol for Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia in Structural Heart Disease
Valderrábano, M, Fuentes Rojas, SC, Lador, A, Patel, A, Schurmann, PA, Tapias, C, Rodríguez, D, Carlos Sáenz, L, Malahjfi, M, Shah, DJ, Mathuria, N & Dave, AS 2022, , Circulation, vol. 146, no. 22, pp. 1644-1656. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.060882

Feasibility and Safety of Intracardiac Echocardiography Use in Transcatheter Left Atrial Appendage Closure Procedures
Zahid, S, Gowda, S, Hashem, A, Khan, MZ, Ullah, W, Kaur, G, Nasir, U, Rai, D, Faza, NN, Little, SH, Valderrabano, M & Goel, SS 2022, , Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, vol. 1, no. 6, 100510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jscai.2022.100510

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Without Fluoroscopy: Optimization by 4D Intracardiac Echocardiography
Flautt, T, Da-Wariboko, A, Lador, A, Patel, A, Guevara, M & Valderrábano, M 2022, , JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, vol. 15, no. 15, pp. 1592-1594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2022.05.008