Elena Arbelo Lainez

Languages: Spanish | Catalan | English | French | Italian


· Coordinator of the Family Cardiopathies and Syndromes Associated with Sudden Death Area at the Cardiovascular Institute of Clínic Barcelona

· Cardiologist at barnaclínic+

· Associate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona

· Coordinator of the European Network of Rare Heart Diseases (ERN Guard-Heart) at Clínic Barcelona

· Coordinator of the CSUR 37/ Family Cardiopathies at Clínic Barcelona

· European Coordinator of Area 1: Hereditary Arrhythmias in Adults and Children of the European Network of Rare Heart Diseases

  • Arritmias
  • Cardiología
  • Cardiología deportiva

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· Bachelor of Medicine, 2001, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

· Doctor of Medicine, 2007, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

· Master's in Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2009, Universitat Complutense de Madrid

· Master's in Research Methodology in Health Sciences, 2010, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

· Master's in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences, 2017, London School of Economics

· Master's in Hospital Management and Health Services, 2022, Universitat de Barcelona

· European Accreditation in Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2009, European Society of Cardiology

· Spanish Accreditation in Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2010, Sociedad Española de Cardiología

· European Accreditation in Cardiac Stimulation and Implantable Defibrillators, 2013, European Society of Cardiology

· Accreditation as Associate Professor, 2022, Agency for the Quality of the University System of Catalonia

· Training Stays:

- Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota, United States), 2004 - Advanced Echocardiography Training

- San Raffaele Hospital (Milan, Italy), 2006 - Advanced Electrophysiology Training

- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Harvard Medical School (Boston, Massachusetts, United States), 2008 - Advanced Electrophysiology Training

- Amsterdam UMC Location AMC (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2015 - Cardiovascular Genetics Training


· Over 14 years of experience and thought leader in the field of family cardiopathies, syndromes associated with sudden death, and cardiovascular genetics

· More than 15 years of experience in managing patients with cardiac arrhythmias


  • Family Cardiopathies and Syndromes Associated with Sudden Death:
    • Hereditary Arrhythmias/ Primary Arrhythmias/ Genetic Arrhythmias/ Channelopathies: Brugada Syndrome, Long QT Syndrome, Short QT Syndrome, Early Repolarization Syndrome, Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia, Familial Atrial Fibrillation, and other primary arrhythmic syndromes, idiopathic ventricular fibrillation.
    • Sudden Death: recovered (without identified etiology), familial sudden death (study of relatives with sudden death)
    • Myocardiopathies: arrhythmogenic, dilated, hypertrophic, etc.
    • Family Aortopathies: syndromic (Marfan, Loeys-Dietz) and non-syndromic
    • Cardiovascular Genetic Counseling
  • Arrhythmias:
    • Palpitations study
    • Supraventricular tachycardia
    • Atrial flutter
    • Atrial fibrillation
  • Others:
    • Arrhythmias and pregnancy
    • Family cardiopathies and pregnancy
    • Arrhythmias and sports
    • Family cardiopathies and sports


· Over 250 publications in international journals

· h-index: 55

· Over 150 invited conference presentations at international congresses

· 27 book chapters

· 2 books