Areas of Expertise
Cardiac arrhythmia. Palpitation. Atrial fibrillation. Catheter ablation. Ventricular and supraventricular tachycardia, including ventricular and atrial ectopics. Implantable simple and complex devices (i.e. pacemakers, defibrillators and biventricular pacing) and devices troubleshooting. Sudden cardiac death and congenital arrhythmias risk stratifications.
Cardiology Experience & Training
Dr. Boles joined Mater Private Network in 2017 after returning from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, where he completed two years of advanced fellowship training in arrhythmia management. His training included all aspects of invasive electrophysiology and intracardiac devices management.
After graduation, Dr. Boles completed his basic medical training and cardiology training through the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. He was trained in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda with cath lab duties in Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
From 2010 to 2014, Dr. Boles completed his cardiology training in many prominent hospitals in the UK. He worked in the Royal Free Hospital in London, Southampton University Hospital and Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital (which was in conjunction with Cambridge University).
Advanced Educations & Certifications
Dr. Boles completed a PhD degree from Umea University, Sweden, with his thesis in coronary artery disease. His work in this field was published in high impact international peer-reviewed journals and the work was presented in prestigious, world-distinguished cardiology meetings.
He also completed a taught master’s degree in cardiology from Trinity College Dublin, with a thesis about electrical cardiac remodelling in early stages of hypertension. In addition, he has a post-graduate degree from UCD in healthcare management. His basic MB, BCH degree from Cairo University.
In 2016, he achieved his certified-training programme in invasive electrophysiology and devices management in Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.
Sub-Speciality Clinical Interests
Arrhythmia and intracardiac devices management is the main focus of his work. This includes invasive ablations of all cardiac arrhythmias either complex (e.g. complex atrial fibrillation and ventricular ablations) or simple (e.g. supraventricular ablations). He also implants simple devices for slow heartbeats, associated with symptoms like fainting or syncope events. He is also expert in complex cardiac devices implant like resynchronisation devices implants to manage severe heart failure symptoms and intracardiac defibrillators implants for primary and secondary preventions of sudden cardiac death. He also provides dedicated arrhythmia diagnostic services either remotely or through minimally invasive loop recorder implants that has 100% detection abilities of rhythm disturbances. To add, he performs sudden cardiac death (SCD) screenings and management of cases through various investigations and includes drug provocation tests. His clinical work in this field led to a discovery of a gene sequence responsible for fatal cardiac arrhythmia. He also provided extensive review articles for management options in congenital arrhythmias.
Clinical Research & Professional Memberships
In addition to his main attention to clinical work, Dr. Boles has a strong academic profile with more than 50 publications as a first author, supervising author or co-author. He has also presented more than 25 presentations in international and national cardiology conferences in Ireland, various places in Europe and North America, some of which have also been presented with his students. Some of his publications were used and cited in international guidelines.
He has published a book as a main author about coronary artery dilatation - ‘A Disease Called Coronary Ectasia’ - and has co-authored another three cardiology books in the arrhythmia field.
His distinguished career was accredited with a fellow affiliation for the most prestigious leading international cardiology and arrhythmia committees; as a fellow to the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI), American Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) and European Heart Rhythm Association (FEHRA). His recognition as a fellow in cardiology’s leading societies enable him to participate continuously in principal strategies and international guidelines for arrhythmia and cardiac devices’ management worldwide.
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