Tom De Potter, MD
OLV Hospital, Aalst, Belgium
Dr. De Potter graduated in 2001 from the University of Leuven in Belgium and trained as a cardiologist in Aalst and Ghent University until 2007, and as an electrophysiologist in Barcelona and Hamburg until 2009. Since 2009, he joined the Cardiovascular Center Aalst, Belgium, where he currently serves as associate director, clinically active within the arrhythmia unit of the department. He has focused on developing a multimodality imaging approach to support complex arrhythmia treatment, using and combining existing and experimental technologies such as intracardiac echography, 3D mapping/navigation and rotational angiography. This has resulted in the arrhythmia unit becoming one of few European training centers for ventricular tachycardia ablation and the only center worldwide for training physicians on a minimal radiation workflow for atrial fibrillation ablation. As a spin-off, this imaging expertise has been translated to the structural heart program that has also resulted in the arrhythmia unit being selected as a training site for LAA closure and a study site for existing and novel devices for LAA closure.