Prof. Ernst is a German cardiac electrophysiologist with special expertise in complex arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmia both in paediatric and adult patients.
She is one of the pioneers of remote magnetic navigation and has established this technique from its’ initiation to clinical routine using state-of-the-art equipment including advanced 3D mapping techniques. Especially patients with congenital heart disease, complex anatomy and drug-refractory arrhythmias are benefitting from these advances and form a major emphasis in Prof. Ernst’s clinical work. She is also a strong advocate for radiation protection measures which does not only benefit her patients but also the cath lab staff. She performs all of her procedures with low or ZERO fluoroscopy.
Besides being well-published in peer-reviewed journals, Prof. Ernst published a book on “Anatomy for Cardiac Electrophysiologists” together with Prof. Siew Yen Ho (Cardiac Morphology, Imperial College) in 2012, which is now also available in Chinese.
In the last years, Prof. Ernst’s research has focused on novel imaging techniques to visualize the autonomic nervous system to better understand its’ role for the initiation and maintenance of cardiac arrhythmia as well as telerobotic interventions & artificial intelligence.