Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

170 Patient Ratings
134 Patient Comments

Nassir F. Marrouche, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

170 Patient Ratings
134 Patient Comments



  • Arabic
  • English
  • German

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Dr. Marrouche has dedicated his career to developing innovative research and clinical practices to advance patient care, diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias. In 2009, at the University of Utah, he created the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center (CARMA) bringing together a cross-departmental team of physicians, scientists, researchers, MRI and imaging specialists dedicated to working collaboratively to answer the questions: What if we treated patients proactively instead of reactively? Moreover, what if we could predict and prevent a stroke in a patient before it happens?

Under the guidance of Dr. Marrouche, the CARMA Center developed the Utah Classification System enabling electrophysiologists and cardiologists to deliver individualized care to arrhythmia patients. The CARMA Center also conducted the international DECAAF study. The standard of care was to ablate around the pulmonary vein. The DECAAF study showed that ablation of the veins did not predict outcome. In fact, the most important predictor of outcome, along with stage of atrial fibrosis, was the degree of ablation of the fibrotic tissue. Rather than targeting the pulmonary veins, procedures which ablated fibrotic tissue produced better outcomes. In addition to presenting his research across the globe, he is the director of the annual international Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 22, 2017

The best!

January 16, 2017

Spent most of our time with Will Cho, PA

January 14, 2017

I appreciate him talking loud for me as I had forgotten my hearing aids.

January 12, 2017

Great job!

December 12, 2016

I'm not likely to recommend the care provider only because I seldom discuss such particulars with anybody. If it came to that, I might suggest to a friend to check out the U of U cardiologists, but I don't anticipate having such an occasion.

December 09, 2016

Sometimes I got the impression that they thought I knew where they were going with the conversation on treatment. I had to ask questions to be sure I was on the same page with them.

November 26, 2016

The medical assistant and the doctor were efficient and courteous with us, the only drawback was at checkout and getting his blood drawn for a test.

November 06, 2016

arrogant non caring talked down to me

November 05, 2016

he is very busy and is out of town a lot

November 05, 2016

as a doctor myself, I have been very pleased with the care provided by the University of Utah and Dr. Marrouche. I have recommended patients to him.

October 30, 2016

My experience was less than ideal. Firstly there was the unsettling struggle to keep my gown in place as described in the prior section. There was an overall sense of rushing, probably due to appointments having stacked up. Dr. Marrouche did answer the questions I asked but there was such a sense of time pressure that it was hard to clearly think through my questions, make sure I understood what he was saying and respond to the information he gave me. I did feel he listened to me and took me seriously but I left lacking clarity about some post-procedure symptoms I was asking about.

October 24, 2016

I was disappointed that Dr. M did not come and visit with me at anytime after the procedure and before I was discharged.

September 23, 2016

No complaint at all. I think all staff are very kind with good caring mood to me.

September 14, 2016

dr mourche is great but i wont be back

September 11, 2016

We were so behind (120 minutes) by the time I was seen - and I was so incredibly annoyed that it was not a productive visir.

August 22, 2016

Dr. Marrouche has an excellent reputation. However, today he was in a big hurry. He was trying to be nice/accessible, but I could tell he wanted to move on. I don't ask questions well under that kind of circumstance, so came away feeling a bit "information undernourished". I was not mis or mal treated.

August 22, 2016

Needs to have more time with the Dr. in during the appointment.

August 16, 2016

I thought the Doctor and his assistants had a good demeanor about them, looked and acted professional, and seemed to genuinely care about my physical problem at hand.

August 12, 2016

i'll do the follow up and my choices could change

August 12, 2016

dr marrouché is known to be the best. I trust his judgement

August 11, 2016

he simply needs to communicate better. when I always had to talk through his committee, it doesn't give me very much confidence in his caring towards me. but, I also know that he is horrendously busy. I am still very appreciative to have him as my cardiologist.

July 30, 2016

after meeting with team, I felt hopeful and confident about my treatment.

July 27, 2016

I really like Dr. Marrouche and hope the U doesn't lose him.

July 27, 2016

Care provider is outstanding!

July 17, 2016

Mister Nassir F. Marrouche is an incredible and Wonderful Human Being. He has been called: Mister Sacred Hands" (*_*) Besides being Friendly, Knowledgeable, Professional and very helpful to assist my Lovely Wife with Her Heart, He has also been concerned about My Wife's Health (O)__(O)

July 09, 2016

the doctor was behind schedule by 60 min so he did not have time to explain. I think he an excellent Doctor but he did not have enough time to discuss but let me know my next step in the process.

July 02, 2016

I had to wait 110 days for this appointment and the doctor canceled it. While waiting for this appointment I have been to the ER 8 times. Including 3 cardio inversions. I changed doctors the next day

July 01, 2016

NP and aide spent great time explaining everything.

June 25, 2016

very considerate

June 22, 2016

I understand that surgeons have a very specific skill set and talent when it comes to fixing physical health issues, and I'm grateful for Dr. Marrouche's skill in taking care of my heart issues. The low marks above are specific to the interpersonal interaction with this visit. I don't know if it was because it was 5:00 and I had been waiting 2 hours and 20 minutes to see the doctor because he was running late, and I totally get it's the end of the day and people want to go home, but I had been waiting that long and to only have less than 60 seconds of FaceTime with the doctor felt disappointing to me.

June 04, 2016

Dr. Marrouche is very personable and friendly. It would be well were he able to be less rushed.

May 07, 2016

I was impressed that how quickly Dr. Marrouche was able to access and assess my heart monitored data coming from a 3rd party company especially since this is my initial contact on my condition. All information was clear and concise from both. The follow-up plan was discussed with me and all concerns addressed. I feel that I am in good hands with this very thorough and knowledgeable team!

March 30, 2016

First time visit for chest pain with exercise that was new to me also feeling increased arrhythmias. After a long wait, he came in and introduced hisself, immediate told be that I could probably benefit from an ablation, lets first do Holter and cardiac MRI then reevaluate. He was in room a few minute then out. He did not address my main concern of the chest pain lasting for 2-3 days.

March 26, 2016

I already have recommended him more than once.

March 18, 2016

Dr. Marrouche was as always friendly and professional .

February 20, 2016

I spent about 10 minutes with a nurse who did an EKG; about 5 minutes with a PA and about 3 minutes with my MD because I had a test scheduled in another building for which I could not be late. By the time the doctor came in, I had to leave in order to not be too late for my test.

January 30, 2016

I was told they would call me the next day and indicate the next steps in my procedure for treating AFIB. It is now 4 days after my appointment and I have not heard from them.

January 22, 2016

I have recommended Dr. Marrouche to friends and they love him!

January 15, 2016

Dr was very considerate and took time to evaluate background and current condition

December 16, 2015

I feel pleased to have Dr. Marrouche as my cardiologist. He is clear and to the point. I appreciate that. If I didn't understand a medical term, he "translated" it where I could understand. He said that I would be approached by the thrombosis clinic to best determine which medications might be best suited for me. Other tests, a stress test, an MRI, and a follow-up visit, were set up by the staff.

December 11, 2015

I spent an hour and a half waiting to see the dr. I saw the NP for about 20 min and then saw the actual dr for MAYBE two minutes. literally.

December 11, 2015

Once again, excellent care!

December 03, 2015

Doctor Nassir Marrouche is an XCLT, Professional, Experienced, Knowledgeable, Friendly and Caring Human Being. My Wife feels She is and has been takng care by one of the Best Doctors in the World. He is known now as: "The Blessed Hands" (*_*)

November 21, 2015

he was very concerned about my condition

October 22, 2015

Great experience.

October 21, 2015

The outcome of the treatment is excellent.

September 26, 2015

I always feel Dr. Marrouche has my best interest at heart, and wants to extend my life.

September 19, 2015

I already have recommended the provider to several people.

September 18, 2015

By far the worst care I have ever received from a doctor. He spent maybe 5 minutes, never answered a question or explained a thing, barely talked to us. The PA was great but Dr. Marrouche was ridiculous. I have never seen anything like it. Will NEVER go back and would NEVER recommend this doctor, if you can call him that. I went to him because of an article I read in Deseret News and I wish I could respond to that article. This experience was a complete joke.

August 30, 2015

I felt like I was in good hands.

August 22, 2015

I am confused. They fixed my heart twice for flutter and tried to induce the A-fib but couldn't and so I supposed they couldn't fix it unless it was A-fibbing. Now they say my heart doesn't to be in A-fib to fix A-fib because they can hit the classical spots--so I am happy to wait 3 months as my heart is in rhythm now.

July 29, 2015

I trust Dr. Marrouche and the PAs.

July 15, 2015

amazing the care the providers give make you feel very comfortable about treatment

June 21, 2015

I am very lucky to have been referred to Dr. Marrouche

June 15, 2015

Staff very courteous and informative.

June 10, 2015

good PA

May 25, 2015

Dr. Marrouche is truly a great one!

May 04, 2015

Nassir was fantastic

May 04, 2015

Dr. Marrouche expressed sincere concern during the appointment.

April 07, 2015

I am very confident in Dr. Marrouche and his team

February 27, 2015

I spent time with the NP and PA, by the time the Dr. arrived, he had already made decisions regarding my treatment. He didn't ask about my history or discuss my symptoms, just informed me of the method he would be using to "fix" the problem. Although, he presented it logically, it seems pretty extreme. I will likely go for a second opinion somewhere else.

February 21, 2015

My doctor is excellent. He knows his field. However, I can always tell that he is in a hurry. I assume that is because he is excellent and many want his time/expertise. I characterize my physicians as "sit-down" or "stand up" doctors. The worst case "stand up" doctors almost keep their hand on the exam room door handle. I have had sit down doctors who sit but do so briefly enough that they still are "stand up" doctors. I've also had doctors stand and talk with me long enough that I wanted to ask them to sit because I thought that they must be getting tired standing in one place. While my doctor in this case was a stand up doctor (hurried), I do feel that he wanted to give me excellent care. He was not passive about my situation. I would summarize by saying that he seemed to have full confidence that my status was fine and that he didn't need to spend much time with me but that he didn't spend enough time with me for me to leave with his level of confidence in my situation. In other words, I am leaning on what appeared to be his confidence in my condition rather than having my own confidence in my condition.

February 14, 2015

This eval should not reflect the care i received from the APRN. She was amazing and I would see her again in an instant. She would be getting all 4's and 5's on this evaluation. The Dr. however, was not impressive at all. I did not feel cared for, listened to, nor did I feel like he listened to his APRN or treated her with respect.

February 08, 2015

At this point I am confident and placing my trust in Dr. Marrouche that he will listen and take the time to get to the bottom of my issues. It would be good to have my life back again so that I could be active.

January 03, 2015


January 03, 2015

Sara was very thorough and fully addressed my concerns. Dr M has empathy and a bedside manner like no other.

December 12, 2014


November 08, 2014

I wish my care provider wouldhave have me an exit visit?

October 17, 2014

Very attentive, and listened to my questions and explanations.

August 13, 2014

since second appointment started late, my interaction time with doctor short and seemed rushed.

July 25, 2014

awesome is dr. marrow he , wow

July 20, 2014


July 09, 2014

I have recommended and will continue to do it.

June 24, 2014

Considering I went back into atrial fibrillation while still in the hospital , I was very disappointed I didn't get to have a visit with Doctor Marrouche after my ablation.

June 13, 2014

have already referred Dr. Marrouche several times

May 24, 2014

Dr. Marrouche is an amazing physician. I am also a physician, and was impressed with his demeanor, his caring, his time spent to answer my questions and concerns.

May 23, 2014

I trust completely

April 23, 2014

Provider was in the room less than one minute.

April 22, 2014

Dr. Marrouche and the Pacemaker Specialist were both extremely professional, answered my questions and did a great job referring me to the correct MD.

April 16, 2014

It is great to be attended to by the BEST

March 29, 2014

Dr. Marrouche and especially Jessiciah Windfelder always show care and concern. Heather Margarats always respond fast and answer all questions.

March 14, 2014

very good!

March 13, 2014

Mister Nassir Marrouche, "Blessed Hands" is an XCLT, Professional, Friendly and Knowledgeable Doctor. My Wife enjoys her visits with Him (*__*)

February 14, 2014

The nurse practitioner seemed fairly knowledgeable.

February 12, 2014

I could have used a bit more information / details relative to the go forward plan for resolution of my condition.

February 06, 2014


January 26, 2014

Already have recommended Maroche

January 17, 2014

a very positive experience

December 10, 2013

He seems to be the best heart doctor one could have. He was very kind and compassionate.

October 26, 2013

complete satisfaction.

October 14, 2013

excellent consultation from NP Sara.

October 10, 2013

I have complete confidence in Dr. Marrouche and enjoy visiting with him.

August 28, 2013

Dr M and your staff have provided me with 9 very good cardiac months and I am highly appreciative.

August 28, 2013

we always say that we wish we lived closer to have the Dr care for me!

August 25, 2013

Highyly Recommended (*)__(*) Mr. Nassir Marrouche, aka "Mr. Wonderful", as My lovely Wife and I called Him, is a Very Professional, Friendly and Knowledgeable Doctor (O)__(O) He has completed three Ablation Procedures on My Wife (o?o) My Wife is Very happy because of it (0)_(0)

July 04, 2013

i recommend DR.Marrouche highly.

June 24, 2013

I highlay recommend Dr. Nassir Marrouche. His empathy with us was sincere. His skills and competency have proven to be extraordinary. Even he was deferential when told how exceptional his skills have proven to be. He is a particularly commendable asset to the hospital and his department.

June 04, 2013

Dr. Marouche is fabulous. He really wants to make sure you understand your problem(s) and the treatment he has planned. And, I think he's really worked on losing his accent as he's much easier to understand. :)

May 28, 2013

This has always been a great staff.

May 20, 2013

Dr M is a genius. Having to wait is not a factor that bothers me at all. He has followed my problems carefully and things are very much better since the ablation.

May 14, 2013

Always nice to talk with Dr. Marrouche, NP Jessiciah Winderfield or NP LeeAnn Williams

May 03, 2013

The best.

April 22, 2013

I am impressed with the entire staff and their professionalism

April 15, 2013

I would definitely recommend Dr. Marrouche and his staff.They are always professional, always up to date in their field and always respectful of the patient and their time!

March 12, 2013

I just need more explanation of the test given and future expectation.

February 12, 2013

Dr Marrouche and my Nurse Sara were both awesome! They were both all about business and making sure we get to the bottom of things. Overall great experience with the two.

January 14, 2013

Everyone was awesome. The nurse Melissa was exceptional. Jessiciah was particularly informative and knowledgeable

December 18, 2012

very good

November 26, 2012

The physician was in the room 5 minutes or less. He acted as though he was doing his job and nothing more. He was not at all friendly.

October 31, 2012

Would not dream of going to any other doctor for my heart problems. Have had bad experiences with others but never Dr. Marrouche.

October 29, 2012

I hope Dr. Marrouche is as good as he thinks he is. His bedside manner is rushed, strained, and one sided. I felt like I was imposing on his time.

October 23, 2012

I appreciate the conservative approach, and cessation of questionable medication prescribed by previoius caregiver.

October 18, 2012

Dr. Marouche and his staff are excellent and have treated me great!!!!

September 18, 2012

Very bad communicating

September 18, 2012

The care, concern and level of expertise in the cardiac clinic is exceptional

September 17, 2012

highly competant

September 10, 2012

the dr said he wanted to see me again in about 2 days, howerver the clinic made me an appoitment for 6 mo. I asked the clinic about the discrepincy, they said the dr is busy and doesn't really remember when he sees his patients.

August 13, 2012

Dr. Marrouche is an outstanding cardiologist he and his staff make sure you and your family understand fully what will take place. He is very caring and my husband loves to visit with him in arabic :)

August 13, 2012

We are incredibly happy with Dr Marrouche, and if we were answering this survey based solely on his care, the answers would have been all fives. We would recommend him to anyone, however each interaction we have had with Jessiciah has been ridiculous. She is condescending and unhelpful. She is unresponsive and difficult to work with, which interferes with treatment. Her actions at this visit directly impacted and delayed treatment by 2 days, and would have delayed it even further had another professional not intervened and corrected her errors. Her work was sloppy, and could have resulted in serious harm had it not been for a Pharmacist who caught her error, and spent 2 days trying to contact her to correct it.

July 23, 2012


June 11, 2012

Certainly, Dr. Marrouche is outstanding in his field and I appreciate that the University of Utah made such a service available. Please understand that I have the highest opinion greatest respect for Mr. Marrouche's skill and am grateful to have had him do my surgery. I probably would not be alive now without his knowledge and skill.

May 16, 2012

during my visits to UU I have been treated by MD's, PA's, NP's. ALL have been capable, compassionate, involved, and SMART

May 16, 2012

Love love love Dr. M and his staff. Only area for improvement is in coordinating scheduling of echo, MRI and next Dr. M visit -- needs nudging on my part to get that all done.

May 02, 2012

the best heart doctors in the state

May 02, 2012

very good

April 25, 2012

Have recommended Dr. Marrouche to several relatives and friends.

February 28, 2012

all were very informative instructive and i was tired, irritable and hungry. everything was as it should be for any procedure. i have always had difficulties being patient ..thank you

February 22, 2012

The attending had the worst bedside manner I have ever experienced. He saw me for less then 3 minutes--- asked me several questions about my medical history without letting me respond. Told me the additional test he wanted and that he would call with the results. Then told me to have a nice day and left the room. I was never able to answer the questions he asked me nor able to ask him anything. He also said he disagreed with his fellow and that we would proceed how he wanted. I felt it was completely inappropriate to challenge his fellow in front of a patient and left me uncertain of who was the better judge of my condition-- the fellow who actually took the time to see me, but had less training, or the attending who had more training and spent no time even assessing my case? I would never return to see this doctor and I would never recommend him. When I go to the doctor, I expect to have to wait a long time and I expect to see the doctor very little. But this experience was far worse than any other I have had.

February 22, 2012

Excellent visit-- friendly and helpful.

February 08, 2012

Every one at the hospital was very professional and did a good job of taking care of me.

February 01, 2012

I always felt that they were genuinely concerned.

January 25, 2012

I was a little frustrated that I had specifically asked my provider if I should wear a holter when I was having palpitations, was told to just take my meds, and the resolution at my appointment was to wear the monitor. I could have had it done and been able to see the results by now.

January 11, 2012

We have had good exeperiences every time we meet with the doctors in cardiology.

January 04, 2012

I have recommended the provider to my friends.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Personalized Health Care
  • Cardiac Imaging to Improve Outcomes of Catheter Ablation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Advanced MRI Imaging
  • Development of techniques for imaging and analysis of 3D cardiac fields
  • Atrial Fibrillation

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2572 School of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship University of California
Residency Klinikum Coburg
Internal Medicine/Cardiology
Professional Medical University of Heidelberg


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. McGann C, Akoum N, Patel A, Kholmovski E, Revelo P, Damal K, Wilson B, Cates J, Harrison A, Ranjan R, Burgon NS, Greene T, Kim D, Dibella EV, Parker D, Macleod RS, Marrouche NF (2014). Atrial fibrillation ablation outcome is predicted by left atrial remodeling on MRI. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 7(1), 23-30.
  2. Parmar BR, Jarrett TR, Burgon NS, Kholmovski EG, Akoum NW, Hu N, Macleod RS, Marrouche NF, Ranjan R (2014). Comparison of left atrial area marked ablated in electroanatomical maps with scar in MRI. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 25(5), 457-63.
  3. Marrouche NF, Wilber D, Hindricks G, Jais P, Akoum N, Marchlinski F, Kholmovski E, Burgon N, Hu N, Mont L, Deneke T, Duytschaever M, Neumann T, Mansour M, Mahnkopf C, Herweg B, Daoud E, Wissner E, Bansmann P, Brachmann J (2014). Association of atrial tissue fibrosis identified by delayed enhancement MRI and atrial fibrillation catheter ablation: the DECAAF study. JAMA, 311(5), 498-506.
  4. Higuchi K, Akkaya M, Koopmann M, Blauer JJ, Burgon NS, Damal K, Ranjan R, Kholmovski E, Macleod RS, Marrouche NF (2013). The effect of fat pad modification during ablation of atrial fibrillation: late gadolinium enhancement MRI analysis. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol, 36(4), 467-76.
  5. Harrison A, Adluru G, Damal K, Shaaban AM, Wilson B, Kim D, McGann C, Marrouche NF, DiBella EV (2013). Rapid ungated myocardial perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance: preliminary diagnostic accuracy. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson, 15(1), 26.
  6. Akkaya M, Higuchi K, Koopmann M, Burgon N, Erdogan E, Damal K, Kholmovski E, McGann C, Marrouche NF (2013). Relationship between left atrial tissue structural remodelling detected using late gadolinium enhancement MRI and left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with atrial fibrillation. Europace, 15(12), 1725-32.
  7. R Ranjan, E Kholmovski, J Blauer, S Vijayakumar, N Volland, M Salama, D Parker, R MacLeod, N Marrouche (2012). Identification and Acute Targeting of Gaps in Atrial Ablation Lesion Sets Using a Real-Time Magnetic Resonance Imaging System. 10.1161/CIRCEP.112.973164 [doi]. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 5(6), 1130-1135.
  8. Akoum N, McGann C, Vergara G, Badger T, Ranjan R, Mahnkopf C, Kholmovski E, Macleod R, Marrouche N (2012). Atrial fibrosis quantified using late gadolinium enhancement MRI is associated with sinus node dysfunction requiring pacemaker implant. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 23(1), 44-50.
  9. Vergara GR, Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski EG, Blauer JJ, Guttman MA, Gloschat C, Payne G, Vij K, Akoum NW, Daccarett M, McGann CJ, Macleod RS, Marrouche NF (2011). Real-time magnetic resonance imaging-guided radiofrequency atrial ablation and visualization of lesion formation at 3 Tesla. Heart Rhythm, 8(2), 295-303.
  10. McGann C, Kholmovski E, Blauer J, Vijayakumar S, Haslam T, Cates J, DiBella E, Burgon N, Wilson B, Alexander A, Prastawa M, Daccarett M, Vergara G, Akoum N, Parker D, MacLeod R, Marrouche N (2011). Dark regions of no-reflow on late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging result in scar formation after atrial fibrillation ablation. J Am Coll Cardiol, 58(2), 177-85.
  11. Adluru G, Chen L, Kim SE, Burgon N, Kholmovski EG, Marrouche NF, Dibella EV (2011). Three-dimensional late gadolinium enhancement imaging of the left atrium with a hybrid radial acquisition and compressed sensing. J Magn Reson Imaging, 34(6), 1465-71.
  12. Vergara GR, McMullan L, Marrouche NF (2011). Right atrial perforation at the end of an atrial fibrillation ablation procedure. doi: 10.1093/europace/eur006©. Europace, 13(6), 901-2.
  13. Akoum N, Daccarett M, McGann C, Segerson N, Vergara G, Kuppahally S, Badger T, Burgon N, Haslam T, Kholmovski E, Macleod R, Marrouche N (2011). Atrial fibrosis helps select the appropriate patient and strategy in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a DE-MRI guided approach. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 22(1), 16-22.
  14. Daccarett M, Badger TJ, Akoum N, Burgon NS, Mahnkopf C, Vergara G, Kholmovski E, McGann CJ, Parker D, Brachmann J, Macleod RS, Marrouche NF (2011). Association of left atrial fibrosis detected by delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging and the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol, 57(7), 831-8.
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  6. Cole CR, Marrouche NF, Natale A (2002). Evaluation and management of ventricular outflow tract tachycardias. [Review]. Card Electrophysiol Rev, 6(4), 442-7.

Case Report

  1. Guenther J, Marrouche N, Ruef J (2007). Ablation of atrial flutter by the femoral approach in the absence of inferior vena cava. Europace, 9(11), 1073-4.
  2. Chacko M, Marrouche NF, Bhatt DL (2004). Asymptomatic acute inferior ST elevation myocardial infarction from thermal injury complicating radiofrequency ablation for atrioventricular re-entrant tachycardia. J Invasive Cardiol, 16(9), 504-5.
  3. Mansour M, Marrouche N, Ruskin J, Natale A, Keane D (2003). Incessant nonreentrant tachycardia due to simultaneous conduction over dual atrioventricular nodal pathways mimicking atrial fibrillation in patients referred for pulmonary vein isolation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 14(7), 752-5.
  4. Girod JP, Marrouche N, Chen MS, Natale A (2003). Moricizine induced increase in pacing threshold. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol, 26(1 Pt 1), 110-1.


  1. Higuchi K, Marrouche NF (2012). Still looking for the right mechanism as a target during ablation of atrial fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 23(6), 601-3.
  2. Pandit A, Marrouche NF (2009). Cardiac magnetic resonance in the world of the cardiac electrophysiologist: the road to real-time cardiac magnetic resonance. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 2(3), 317-8.
  3. Akoum N, Marrouche NF (2009). Real-time imaging in electrophysiology: from intra-cardiac echo to real-time magnetic resonance imaging. Europace, 11(5), 539-40.
  4. Segerson N, Lim T, Marrouche NF (2008). Towards optimization of imaging for ablation of atrial fibrillation: the search for a gold standard. Heart Rhythm, 5(7), 965-7.

Global Impact

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Residency Klinikum Coburg
Internal Medicine/Cardiology
Resident Germany
Professional Medical University of Heidelberg
M.D. Germany


Institution Description Country
Klinikum Coburg Director, Atrial Fibrillation Program Germany

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