Luis R. Scott, M.D., studies the effects of medical procedures and devices commonly used by the general population on the function of implantable cardiac devices (pacemakers and implantable defibrillators).
The most recent examples include radiation therapy and hybrid automobiles. In the latter, Dr. Scott developed a stationary model to mimic driving conditions of a moving automobile to study patients with implantable devices.
Dr. Scott is also interested in clinical outcomes after interventional treatment of atrial fibrillation.
Significance to patient care
Dr. Scott's research will help improve care for patients with implantable cardiac devices by better understanding their interaction with common environmental exposures to electromagnetic and electric fields.
In atrial fibrillation care, Dr. Scott's research contributes to understanding factors related to better outcomes for patients treated with interventional procedures.