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Rachel Lampert

Rachel Lampert, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Lampert is Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology) and an electrophysiologist. Her research foci include the links between psychological stress and sudden cardiac death, and the use of heart rate variability to measure acute and chronic stress. A newer line of investigation involves developing and disseminating criteria for termination of implantable defibrillator (AICD) function in individuals with limited life expectancy. Dr. Lampert first-authored guidelines for the Heart Rhythm Society on the termination of AICD function, and is now studying the impact on practice of those guidelines.