Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Professor of Practice (Cardiology)







Chelsea WingRoyal Brompton Campus





Dr Sabine Ernst is a cardiac electrophysiologist with special expertise in complex arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmia in both paediatric and adult patients.

Sabine is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. She has been a Reader at Imperial College London since 2012.


Dr Ernst is one of the pioneers of remote magnetic navigation. She has established this technique from its initiation to becoming a clinical routine procedure using state-of-the-art equipment including advanced 3D-mapping techniques. Patients with congenital heart disease, complex anatomy and arrhythmias especially benefit from the technique and form a major part in Dr Ernst’s clinical work.

More recently, Dr Ernst’s research has focused on novel imaging techniques to visualise the autonomic nervous system. This aims to better understand the nervous system’s role in the development and management of cardiac arrhythmias.


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Profile in the medical journal Circulation

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Together with Professor Yen Ho, Dr Ernst published a book entitled Anatomy for Cardiac Electrophysiologists, which is now also available in Chinese. She has published extensively in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and catheter ablation, and is a highly regarded speaker on innovation and technology at national and international conferences, lecturing on these subjects each year at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual congress. Dr Ernst also regularly organises courses within the UK and abroad.

Dr Ernst serves on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals, including Europace, the Journal of Interventional Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Herzschrittmacher + Elektrophysiologie [German], and Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. Since 2013, she has been associate editor of Heart.



Ernst SIS, Ho SY, McCarthy K, 2016, Arrhythmia in adults with congenital heart defects : Atrial tachycardia, Herzschrittmacherther + Elektrophysiologie, Vol:27, ISSN:0938-7412, Pages:122-130

Hebe J, Ernst SIS, 2016, Arrhythmien bei angeborenen Herzfehlern im Erwachsenenalter, Herzschrittmachertherapie + Elektrophysiologie, Vol:27, ISSN:1435-1544, Pages:73-74

Ernst S, 2016, Multielectrode Pulmonary Vein Isolation Versus Single Tip Wide Area Catheter Ablation-Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation, Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Vol:9, ISSN:1941-3149

Roy K, Gomez-Pulido F, Ernst S, 2016, Remote Magnetic Navigation for Catheter Ablation in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease: A Review, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Vol:27, ISSN:1045-3873, Pages:S45-S56


Zhou X, Ernst S, Lee S, 2016, Path planning for robot-enhanced cardiac radiofrequency catheter ablation, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, IEEE

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