National Cerebral and Cardiovascular


Division of Arrhythmia

To want toTrainee

Training programs

The Division of Arrhythmia has 3 training programs:

  1. Residency in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
  2. Specialist-in-training course
  3. Short-term training course


Click here for details.

During the residency in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, residents treat patients with arrhythmia for at least 3 months mainly as physicians in charge of the ward. Residents can also perform electrophysiologic studies (EPS) and closely observe and learn EPS, ablation, and device implantation procedures.

Lectures on various topics related to arrhythmia are held every week. Residents can listen to staff members who give lectures at many academic meetings or seminars.

Division of Arrhythmia conference schedule

Inpatient case conference Arrhythmia conference
Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture

Lecture topics from this fiscal year

  • Diagnosis and treatment of Brugada syndrome
  • Application of ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Treatment of heart failure using devices

Residents can conduct clinical research by first consulting the attending physician regarding issues they confront in diagnosis and treatment of their patients during residency. Many studies by residents have been presented at international meetings of organizations such as American Heart Association and Heart Rhythm Society and have been published in English-language journals.

Specialist-in-training course

Click here for details.

This is a two-year specialized training course in the field of arrhythmia. Trainees can engage almost exclusively in practice related to arrhythmia.

Training for EPS and ablation is aimed at mastering catheter techniques under the supervision of the attending physician and developing the skills that enable trainees to perform basic catheter ablation independently in two years.

Trainees operate the potential analysis device or three-dimensional mapping device independently and learn to determine the mechanism of arrhythmia or optimal site for treatment.

Trainees participate in surgeries for pacemakers, ICDs, and CRT-Ds as assistants and learn the techniques. They can also learn how to read ICD and CRT-D data and how to respond when these devices are activated.

Trainees are given topics for clinical research and receive instructions on how to present at international meetings or publish papers in English-language journals. Every year, our trainees are presenting at international meetings of organizations such as the AHA and Heart Rhythm Society and publishing papers in many English-language journals.

  • From specialists-in-training

Short-term training course

Trainees can observe or receive short-term training on topics of their choice such as general consultation for arrhythmia, complicated ablation for atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia, and device implantation. If you wish to receive training, please make inquiries to the Medical Section, Medical Research and Business Development Division, NCVC, or the Head of the Division of Arrhythmia, Kengo Kusano.

Phone: 06-6833-5012 (ex. 2210 or 2227)

Attending conferences

Conferences regarding cases of arrhythmia throughout the hospital are held at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Visual Information Center on the third floor of the administrative building. Courses of treatment for various cases of arrhythmia from the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, or Department of Perinatal and Pediatric Cardiology are discussed. Physicians from outside our hospital are welcome to attend.

Because the schedule can vary for reasons such as academic meetings or practice, please make inquiries to the Head of the Division of Arrhythmia, Kengo Kusano, in advance if you wish to attend a conference.

Phone: 06-6833-5012 (ex. 2227)
(Note: Please be careful not to call the wrong number.)

  • See here for research and performance.

last updated : 2021/10/05

Site setting