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Dr. John Sapp L.

Associate Professor In the Faculty of Medicine

Dalhousie University

HQ Phone: (902) 494-2485

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Dalhousie University

6299 South Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H6


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Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region's intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the province of Nova Scotia, Dalhousie's 18,500 students and 6,000 faculty and staff fos ... more

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Employment History

Director of the Heart Rhythm Service At QEII Health Sciences Centre

Capital Health

Director of the Heart Rhythm Service and Director of the Heart Rhythm Laboratory

QEII Health Sciences Centre

Professor In Division of Cardiology

Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation


Cardiovascular Research Group

Active Medical Staff Member
N.S. Rehabilitation Center

Medical Integration Committee for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Capital Health District



Dalhousie graduate and former holder of the William M. Sobey Fellowship


Dalhousie University


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Dr. John Lewis Sapp

Dr. Sapp is a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, where he serves as Director of the Heart Rhythm Service and Director of the Heart Rhythm Laboratory. He is a Professor of Medicine at Dalhousie University where he is also cross-appointed to the Department of Physiology and Biophysics within the Faculty of Medicine. Clinical and research interests include methods for improving cardiac mapping and catheter ablation, management of ventricular tachycardia, and studies to better understand the relationship between heart failure and heart rhythm abnormalities.
Dr. Sapp is leading a multicentre multinational clinical trial of catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia, one of the most dangerous heart rhythm abnormalities.

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Department of Medicine: Clinical Divisions: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Dr. Brenda Joyce | Dr. E. R. Harrison | Dr. R. Lee Kirby | Dr. George Majaess | Dr. Deirdre McLean | Dr. J. J. P. Patil | Dr. John Sapp | Dr. Christine Short

Dr. John SappDr. Sapp completed his degree in medicine at Dalhousie University in 1968.After two years of practice as a Family Physician, he did his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alberta and Dalhousie University.Since 1974, he has been an active medical staff member of the N.S. Rehabilitation Center and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine of Dalhousie University.He is involved in a general practice of Physical Medicine with a special interest in Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.He is a member of the Medical Integration Committee for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Capital Health District.He continues to be actively involved with education of medical students and residents at Dalhousie University, as well as participating in administrative activities in the hospital and the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

"Ventricular tachycardia is a rapid ...

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"Ventricular tachycardia is a rapid heartbeat that often causes sudden death," says Dr. John Sapp (pictured left), the study's principal investigator and professor of cardiology at Dalhousie Medical School. "VT caused by heart attack scar can be very difficult to deal with, and can have quite a severe impact on both survival and quality of life."

Catheter ablation is a technique used to treat the dangerous heart rhythms by inserting wires into the heart to cauterize short circuits.
"Sometimes we use medication to manage VT. Sometimes we use catheter ablation," says Dr. Sapp, director of the Heart Rhythm Service at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, where the study was coordinated. "Until now, we really didn't know what the best treatment was when our first-line drug therapy didn't work as well as we'd hoped." For most, surgery better than high doses of drugs
The clinical trial involved 259 patients who had prior heart attacks, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and recurrent VT.
"Heart rhythm researchers and patients who live with VT worked together to discover that catheter ablation is a better option for most," says Dr. Sapp.
"Ablation carries a bit more up front procedural risk, but high doses of the medications we use in an attempt to control VT tend to cause more issues in the long-term," says Dr. Sapp.

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