Clinical expertise

Professor Sabine Ernst is a consultant cardiologist and a cardiac electrophysiologist with specialist expertise in treating:

Professor Ernst is one of the pioneers of using remote magnetic navigation when performing cardiac ablation procedures. She has established this technique from its initiation to it becoming a routine clinical procedure using state-of-the-art equipment, including advanced three-dimensional mapping techniques.

The technique of remote magnetic navigation can particularly benefit patients with congenital heart disease, complex anatomy, and arrhythmias. These types of patients form a major part of Professor Ernst’s clinical work.


Please note, Professor Sabine Ernst is currently on maternity leave. Please visit our specialist’s page to view alternative consultants.

Professor Sabine Ernst is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, where she treats NHS and private patients.

She qualified in medicine in Germany and then continued her training in Los Angeles and Boston, USA, and Switzerland. She was the director of a magnetic navigation laboratory in Hamburg, Germany.

In 2007, she moved to London, became a specialist in cardiology, and joined Royal Brompton Hospital. She is the research lead in electrophysiology at the Trust and a reader at Imperial College London.


Professor Ernst’s research has focused on novel imaging techniques to visualise the autonomic nervous system. This aims to better understand the nervous system’s role in the development and management of cardiac arrhythmias.


Professor Sabine Ernst has published extensively in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and catheter ablation.

Together with Professor Yen Ho, Professor Sabine Ernst published a book entitled Anatomy for Cardiac Electrophysiologists.

Professor Ernst serves on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals, including:

  • Europace
  • Journal of Interventional Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
  • Herzschrittmacher und Elektrophysiologie [German]
  • Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology

Since 2013, she has been associate editor of Heart, an international peer-reviewed journal.


Professor Sabine Ernst is a reader in cardiology at Imperial College London.

She is a highly regarded speaker on innovation and technology at national and international conferences. She lectures on these subjects each year at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual congress.

Professor Ernst also regularly organises courses within the Trust and abroad. She actively collaborates with researchers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

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