Marek Jastrzębski

Head of the EP Lab and Professor

First Department of Cardiology, Interventional Electrocardiology and Hypertension, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland

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Personal History

Prof Marek Jastrzębski is a heart rhythm specialist, professor and head of the EP Laboratory at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. He was the first electrophysiologist in Poland.1, 4

In his spare time, Prof Jastrzębski enjoys classic photography, snowboarding and beekeeping.1


Academic History

In 1995, Prof Jastrzębski graduated from Jagiellonian University, where he also obtained his doctorate in Medicine in 2003 and pursued his specialisation training in cardiology in 2006.2, 5

His scientific interests and main directions of research include cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac electrostimulation, resynchronization therapy, His-Purkinje system stimulation, and clinical electrocardiography.3


Career Overview

Prof Jastrzębski is the head of the EP Laboratory in the 1st Department of Cardiology and Interventional Electrocardiology at Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum.

As the first electrophysiologist in Poland, he obtained both EHRA certificates (‘Clinical Cardiac Pacing’ in 2006 and ‘Invasive Electrophysiology’ in 2007) and both Polish Cardiac Society certificates (‘Expert in Electrophysiology’ and ‘Expert in Electrotherapy’). After short stays in several centres around Europe and the USA (London, St George's, Bad Krozingen, Germany, Lancaster, Pennsylvania), he introduced new treatment options in his EP lab and has performed over 6500 EP procedures.4

He has over 22 years of clinical experience, including over 5,000 self-performed interventional electrocardiology procedures (ablations, resynchronization, electrostimulation) and many pioneering procedures in the macroregion scale.2

Prof Jastrzębski has published over 200 papers and especially values his CRT research, the “VT score method” for diagnosis of wide QRS complex tachycardias and the introduction of the “programmed His bundle pacing” manoeuvre.4


Career Timeline

  • 1995 - Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Interventional Electrocardiology and Hypertension, University Hospital, Kraków, Poland
  • 2016 - Present: Professor, Jagiellonian University
  • Present: Head, EP Laboratory, Jagiellonian University


Areas of Speciality

  • Cardiac electrophysiology 
  • Cardiac electrostimulation
  • Resynchronization therapy
  • Clinical electrocardiography





Articles by Marek Jastrzębski, Head of the EP Lab and Professor

ECG and Pacing Criteria for Differentiating Conduction System Pacing from Myocardial Pacing

Marek Jastrzębski,


Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(3):172–80.