Andrea Natale graduated with a major in medicine and surgery from the University of Florence in 1989. He advanced his medical studies in the school of cardiology at the catholic university in Rome. Natale completed his studies and got employed as the head of Italian Airforce Physiopathology. In 2000, Andrea moved to Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where he became the Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratories, Medical Director of the Clinic’s Atrial Fibrillation Center, and the leader of Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing. Andrea left Cleveland to perform his role as a cardiologist at Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute in texas.
As a cardiologist, Natale focused on heart-related disorders. His area of interest was to study heart rhythms for atrial fibrillation problems, where he later designed a vein-ablation system to cure the abnormality. According to Andrea, atrial fibrillation is the most diagnosed heart problem. It results in abnormal heartbeats of the heart’s upper chambers leading to blood clots, heart failure, and even stroke because the blood does not flow to the lower chamber. The common cause of atrial fibrillation is obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Natale patented his system and developed another system for patients with failed conventional ablation. These systems help patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation–sudden heart beatings that stop within seven days. Natale partnered with Ninety One inc. to develop implantable and pacemakers cardiac devices to help treat heart-related problems. The partnership of Natale with Ninety One’s automated intelligence created cardiac instruments to help in arrhythmia diagnosing, monitoring, and treatment.
In 2012, Dr. Andrea Natale received the Humanitarian Frist award for having the humanitarian spirit and philanthropic work of the late Dr. Tomas Frist, given to individuals who show extra concern for the wellness of patients in the U.S. Besides that, Andrea was given Eric N. Prystowsky Advocate for Patients Award for his extraordinary contributions to solving atrial fibrillation disorders. In 2018, Andrea Natela received the Texas’ Star Healthcare Award for innovation and improvements in his profession.
Andrea Natale has been at the forefront in transforming lives for patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. His innovative ideas in creating machines to diagnose heart disorders have changed and saved many lives across the U.S. Andrea is indeed genuine philanthropic willing to help society reduce heart disorders.