Richard Hongo, M.D. , Scientist; Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Assistant Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at CPMC

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

Leading electrophysiology studies to advance the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias

Research Overview

  • A member of the Cardiac Services and Electrophysiology Departments at CPMC, Dr. Hongo studies arrhythmias and anti-arrhythmic drug therapy, electrophysiology, the use of implant cardiac defibrillators, pacemakers and radiofrequency ablation in cardiac syndromes, and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
  • He is Assistant Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology lab within the Kanbar Cardiac Center, whose specialists are at the forefront of cardiac electrophysiology treatments, heart studies,  and clinical research.
  • Dr. Hongo lectures internationally on screening for arrhythmias, the current scope of therapy for cardiac electrophysiology, sudden cardiac death, and advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Training
 

Dr. Hongo received his M.D. from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. He completed a cardiology fellowship at California Pacific Medical Center, and a cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.


 

Publication Search

Publications

Mohanty S, Mohanty P, Natale V, Trivedi C, Gianni C, Burkhardt JD, Sanchez JE, Horton R, Gallinghouse GJ, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Al-Ahmad A, Biase LD, Natale A, Impact of weight loss on ablation outcome in obese patients with longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol

Mohanty S, Trivedi C, Gianni C, Della Rocca DG, Morris EH, Burkhardt JD, Sanchez JE, Horton R, Gallinghouse GJ, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Al-Ahmad A, Di Biase L, Natale A, Procedural findings and ablation outcome in patients with atrial fibrillation referred after two or more failed catheter ablations. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol

Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Mohanty P, Mohanty S, Sanchez JE, Trivedi C, Güneş M, Gökoğlan Y, Gianni C, Horton RP, Themistoclakis S, Gallinghouse GJ, Bailey S, Zagrodzky JD, Hongo RH, Beheiry S, Santangeli P, Casella M, Dello Russo A, Al-Ahmad A, Hranitzky P, Lakkireddy DR, Tondo C, Natale A, Reply: Factors Affecting Outcomes in Left Atrial Appendage Isolation by Catheter Ablation. J Am Coll Cardiol

Mohanty S, Mohanty P, Di Biase L, Trivedi C, Morris EH, Gianni C, Santangeli P, Bai R, Sanchez JE, Hranitzky P, Gallinghouse GJ, Al-Ahmad A, Horton RP, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Elayi CS, Lakkireddy D, Madhu Reddy Y, Viles Gonzalez JF, Burkhardt JD, Natale A, Long-term follow-up of patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and severe left atrial scarring: comparison between pulmonary vein antrum isolation only or pulmonary vein isolation combined with either scar homogenization or trigger ablation. Europace

Gökoğlan Y, Mohanty S, Gianni C, Santangeli P, Trivedi C, Güneş MF, Bai R, Al-Ahmad A, Gallinghouse GJ, Horton R, Hranitzky PM, Sanchez JE, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Lakkireddy D, Reddy M, Schweikert RA, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Tondo C, Burkhardt JD, Themistoclakis S, Di Biase L, Natale A, Scar Homogenization Versus Limited-Substrate Ablation in Patients With Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy and Ventricular Tachycardia. J Am Coll Cardiol

Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Mohanty P, Mohanty S, Sanchez JE, Trivedi C, Güneş M, Gökoğlan Y, Gianni C, Horton RP, Themistoclakis S, Gallinghouse GJ, Bailey S, Zagrodzky JD, Hongo RH, Beheiry S, Santangeli P, Casella M, Dello Russo A, Al-Ahmad A, Hranitzky P, Lakkireddy D, Tondo C, Natale A, Left Atrial Appendage Isolation in Patients With Longstanding Persistent AF Undergoing Catheter Ablation: BELIEF Trial. J Am Coll Cardiol

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Richard Hongo, M.D. , Scientist; Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Assistant Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at CPMC
Primary Research Interests
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Arrhythmias and anti-arrhythmic drug therapy
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Sudden cardiac death