California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

activation map above shows a left atrial flutter

The activation map above shows a left atrial flutter using the CARTO3 system by Biosense Webster. The colors indicate an electrical wavefront moving down the posterior wall of the left atrium and up the anterior wall of the left atrium.



CPMC’s cardiology clinical research team offers a broad range of expertise in the design and implementation of multi-center clinical trials in cardiovascular disease, heart failure, angina, atrial fibrillation, and the influence of sleep and circadian rhythm on cardiovascular disease.

A subset of cardiology research at CPMC focuses on the impact of treatment guidelines on quality of care, risk reduction strategies, and analysis of large datasets to determine risk predictions for various cardiology interventions.


Bruce Brent, M.D.
Sung Choi, M.D.
Steven Hao, M.D.
Richard H. Hongo, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Peter Hui, M.D.
Edward Kersh, M.D.
Brandon Lu, M.D.
Gary Milechman, M.D.
Andrea Natale, M.D.
Richard Shaw, Ph.D.
Brett Sheridan, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Trials at CPMC

Cardiology clinical trials

Related Programs at CPMC

Heart and Vascular Center

Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program