National Cardiovascular Institute & Slovak Medical University, Bratislava, SK
Prof Robert Hatala PhD, FESC, FACC, is head of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology and Director of the Arrhythmia and Pacing Centre at the National Cardiovascular Institute and Slovak Medical University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He obtained his MD degree at Comenius University, Bratislava and practiced several years abroad in both Canada and Europe. His main areas of interest are: catheter ablation in adults and children, atrial fibrillation, sudden cardiac death and heart failure. In 1995, he founded the first specialised arrhythmia center in Slovakia with more than 2,000 interventions annually and has extensive experience with implantable loop recorders.