Paul Mounsey, BM, BCh, PhD, MRCP, FACC
Old Infirmary, Cardiac/EP Suites
UNC Health Care Profile
Sewell/McAllister Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chronology: B.Sc (hons) Physiology: St. Thomas’s Medical School, UK, 1980; PhD: St. Thomas’s Medical School, UK, 1983; B.M. B.Ch.: University of Oxford, UK, 1987; Resident: University of Oxford, UK, 1987-1990; M.R.C.P: University of Oxford, UK, 1990; Cardiology Fellow: University of Newcastle, UK, 1990-1993; Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow: University of Virginia, 1993-1994; Lecturer in Cardiology: University of Oxford, 1994-1995; Senior Lecturer in Cardiology: University of Birmingham, UK, 1995-1996; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of Virginia, 1996-2001; Associate Professor of Medicine: University of Virginia, 2001-2007; Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2007-present.
As a cardio-electrophysiologist, I take care of patients with all kinds of heart rhythm disturbances. This puts me in a special position because I get to look after patients throughout the age range of life, from young children to the very elderly. Management of heart rhythm disturbances can be treated with medications, catheter-based forms of surgery, often called ablation, and with pacemakers and defibrillators. At UNC, we perform all of these techniques.
I perform all types of interventional procedures for heart rhythm disturbances, including catheter ablation, pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, lead extraction, and left atrial appendage occlusion. The latter is a novel technique for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients who cannot take anticoagulation medication. My research interests center around techniques for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation as well as the causes of sudden cardiac death in the community.
My special interests are in catheter ablation of very complex patients with atrial fibrillation. I specialize in seeing patients with very long-standing atrial fibrillation who require long and complex catheter ablation procedures or who require surgical and catheter-based procedures. In these latter procedures, I collaborate with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, principally Dr. Andy Kiser.
Mason PK, Mounsey JP. Common issues in sports cardiology. Clinics in Sports Medicine 2005;24:463-76.
Vernooy RA, Mounsey JP. Antiarrhythmic drug therapy for atrial fibrillation. Cardiology Clinics of North America. Editor: DE Haines. 2004;22:21-34.
Ferguson J, Mounsey JP, Supraventricular Tachycardia. In: MacKnight J Editor, Clinics in Sports Medicine, Washington. Elsevier. 2003.
Mounsey JP. Electrocardiographic criteria still useful for mapping of idiopathic right ventricular tachycardia. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 2003;14:8-9.