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Seth H. Sheldon, M.D.

Professional Background

Dr. Seth Sheldon is an Assistant Professor and electrophysiology cardiologist at the University of Kansas Medical Center (University of Kansas Health System). He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed Inernal Medicine Residency and Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He finished an Electrophysiology Fellowship at the University of Michigan in 2016 and was an attending there before returning to the UKHS. He won several awards during training including the Outstanding Achievement Award during residency (faculty selected award for achievement in patient care, research, and education) and the "Golden Pacemaker Award" (Fellow of the Year).

Dr. Sheldon enjoys the breadth of EP practice. He has clinical expertise in:
-Atrial fibrillation ablation (including radiofrequency and cryoballoon -- in addition to participating in ongoing research in ablation delivery systems)
-Complex ventricular arrhythmia ablation (PVCs and VT)
-Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) ablation
-Device extraction (Laser and Mechanical removal)
-Device implantation (pacemakers, defibrillators/ICDs, cardiac resynchronization devices/CRTs, and implantable loop recorders)
-Inherited arrhythmia syndromes (Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Long QT, Brugada, Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy/ARVC, etc)

Education and Training
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas , Lawrence, Kansas
  • MD, Medical Doctorate, University of Kansas Medical Ctr, Kansas City , Kansas
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education , Rochester, MN
  • Clinical Fellowship, Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
  • Clinical Fellowship, Electrophysiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Clinical Fellowship, Electrophysiology - Instructor and Non-accredited fellowship year to complete 2 years of EP fellowship, University of Michigan
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Medical License , Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • Medical License , Missouri Board of Registration for Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Cardiology, Social Media Team, 2021 - Present
  • Heart Rhythm Society , Member, 2017 - Present
  • American College of Cardiology, Member, 2011 - Present



Dr. Sheldon is currently researching:

-Atrial fibrillation ablation technologies (participating in a multi-center prospective research trial)
-Atrial fibrillation in patients with liver disease
-ICD/CRT device therapy in patients with left ventricular assist devices, outcomes with subcutaneous ICDs
-Device implantation techniques for pacemakers/ICDs/CRTs (principal investigator for randomized controlled study)
-MRI in patients with pacemakers/ICDs/CRTs (principal investigator for prospective study assessing safety with abandoned/epicardial leads)
-Impact of medical therapy for heart failure on electrical heart activation

Current Research and Grants
  • Ultrasound Axillary Vein Access: Evaluation of Learning Curve for an Alternative Approach to Cardiac Device Implantation (wrote protocol and PI for KUMC prospective randomized controlled trial), N/A, PI
  • AF Ablation Protocol, N/A
  • LVAD-ICD Study - Wrote study protocol and PI for prospective KUMC study assessing impact of ICD sensing configuration on signal detection with LVAD, n/a, PI
  • MRI Safety - Wrote study protocol and PI for KUMC prospective research study assessing safety/efficacy of MRI with cardiac device and abandoned/epcardial leads, N/A, PI
  • CA-CIED Study - PI for study assessing safety of ablation in patients with recently placed pacemaker/defibrillator, N/A, PI
  • Sheldon, S., H, Latchamsetty, R, Morady, F, Bogun, F. 2017. Catheter ablation in patients with pleomorphic, idiopathic, premature ventricular complexes.. Heart rhythm, 14 (11), 1623-1628.
  • Sheldon, S., H, Gard, J., J, Asirvatham, S., J. 2010. Premature Ventricular Contractions and Non-sustained Ventricular Tachycardia: Association with Sudden Cardiac Death, Risk Stratification, and Management Strategies.. Indian pacing and electrophysiology journal, 10 (8), 357-71.
  • Sheldon, S., H, Cunnane, R, Lavu, M, Parikh, V, Atkins, D, Reddy, Y., M, Berenbom, L., D, Emert, M., P, Pimentel, R, Dendi, R, Lakkireddy, D., R. 2018. Perioperative hematoma with subcutaneous ICD implantation: Impact of anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapies.. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE.
  • Sheldon, S., H, Li , H., K, Asirvatham, S., J, McLeod, C., J. 2014. Parahisian pacing: technique, utility, and pitfalls.. Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing, 40 (2), 105-16.
  • Parikh, V, Sauer, A, Friedman, P., A, Sheldon, S., H. 2018. Management of cardiac implantable electronic devices in the presence of left ventricular assist devices.. Heart rhythm, 15 (7), 1089-1096.
  • Dar , T, Yarlagadda , B, Parikh, V, Reddy , Y., M, Sheldon, Seth. 2019. Intramural Anterolateral Mitral Annular Idiopathic and Venricular Tachycardia Successfully Ablated from the Atrium . Heart Rhythm Case Reports , 25 (5), 384-387.
  • Kella , D., K, Sheldon , S., H, Noheria , A, Padmanabhan , D, Munger, T, Asirvatham , S., J, Kapa , S. 2020. Defining the substrate for ventricular tachycardia ablation; the impact of rhythm at the time of mapping . Indian Pacing Electrophysiology Journal , 20 (4), 147-153.
  • Sheldon, S, Friedman, P., A, Hayes, D., L, Osborn, M., J, Cha, Y., M, Rea, R., F, Asirvatham, S., J. 2012. Outcomes and predictors of difficulty with coronary sinus lead removal.. Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing, 35 (1), 93-100.
  • Sheldon, S., H, Bunch, T., J, Cogert, G., A, Acker, N., G, Dalzell, C., M, Higgins, J., V, Espinosa, R., E, Asirvatham, S., J, Cha, Y., M, Felmlee, J., P, Watson, Jr, R., E, Anderson, J., L, Brooks, M., H, Osborn, J., S, Friedman, P., A. 2015. Multicenter study of the safety and effects of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with coronary sinus left ventricular pacing leads.. Heart rhythm, 12 (2), 345-9.
  • Jazayeri , M., A , Sheldon , S., H. 2020. Retrograde Tranvenous Ethanol Ablation of Refractory Premature Ventricular Contractions - Expanding the Electrophysiologists Toolbox . JACC: Case Reports, 2 (6), 979-981