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Heart Rhythm On Demand 2016/ Summits on Demand 2016

The Heart Rhythm Sessions On Demand product is available as an online product (with optional USB purchase) and is comprised of the sessions and presentations from Heart Rhythm 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Heart Rhythm On Demand has hundreds of hours of content at your finger tips, available when YOU want it.   Also available, online access to the AF, VT/VF, and Left Atrial Appendage Summits from the Heart Rhythm 2016 Scientific Sessions:

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Updated IBHRE Exam Prep Self-Assessment Program

The IBHRE Exam Prep Self-Assessment Program is designed for physicians and allied professionals preparing for the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiner’s (IBHRE) Certification Examination for Competency in Cardiac Rhythm Device Therapy (CCDS designation). The Program is revised and updated to align with the 2016 exam blueprint.

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Optimal ICD Programming and Testing: Strategies and Highlights from the International Consensus Document

Learn how to implement the consensus recommendations in your clinical practice. 

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Journal CME/HeartRhythm Journal

Adjunctive Ivabradine in Combination with Amiodarone: A Novel Therapy for Pediatric Congenital Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia
June 2016, Volume 13

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Journal CME/HeartRhythm Journal: July Vol. 13, Issue 7 - Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmia Originating at the Papillary Muscle Using an Automatic Pace-mapping Module

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Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) originating from the papillary muscle (VAPM) is characterized by multiple exits and morphological alternations. The conventional ablation strategy relies on activation mapping but the results might be suboptimal.

Yao-Ting Chang, M.D.
Yenn-Jiang Lin
Fa-Po Chung; Li-Wei Lo
Yu-Feng Hu
Shih-Lin Chang
Tze-Fan Chao
Jo-Nan Liao
Ta-Chuan Tuan
Chin-Yu Lin
Hsin-Yi Wang
Shih-Jie Jhuo
Chung-Hsing Lin
Allamsetty Suresh
Rohit Walia
Abigail L Te
Shinya Yamada
Shih-Ann Chen

The Heart Rhythm Society designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Optimal ICD Programming and Testing: Strategies and Highlights from the International Consensus Document

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The HRS/EHRA/APHRS/SOLAECE Expert Consensus Statement on Optimal Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Programming and Testing contains 32 consensus recommendations developed by a writing group of international experts. Learn how to implement these recommendations in your clinical practice by viewing this activity, presented by the document Chairs.

Laurent Fauchier, MD, PhD

Carlos Morillo, MD, FRCPC, FHRS

David Slotwiner, MD, FHRS

Martin Stiles, MBCHB, PhD

Bruce Wilkoff, MD, FHRS, CCDS

No CME credit is attached to this activity.

Journal CME/HeartRhythm Journal: June 2016 Vol. 13 - Adjunctive Ivabradine in Combination with Amiodarone: A Novel Therapy for Pediatric Congenital Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia

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Treatment of congenital junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) is often challenging. In the majority of patients affected, acombinationof =2 antiarrhythmic drugs is required for JET control. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of adjunctive ivabradine therapy for pediatric congenital JET.

Jana-Katharina Dieks, MD
Sophia Klehs, MD
Matthias J. Müller, MD
Thomas Paul, MD, FHRS
Ulrich Krause, MD

 

The Heart Rhythm Society designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Mapping and Ablation of Atrial Tachycardias and Atypical Flutters

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This learning pathway discusses the clinically relevant day-to-day challenges in mapping and ablation of atrial tachycardias and atypical flutters. Choose from multiple presentations that each focus on a different aspect and/or audience level of the topic via the HRS Learning Center.

Jonathan M. Kalman, MBBS, PhD, FHRS 
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Peter M. Kistler, MBBS, PhD
Alfred Hospital and Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Natasja De Groot, MD, PhD 
Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, FHRS
Cardiac Electrophysiology 
Univeristy of California, San Francisco

Fermin C.Garcia, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvannie, Philadelphia, PA

Pierre Jais, MD 
Hôpital Haut-Lévêque, Bordeaux, France

Mark McGuire, MBBS, PhD 
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia

CME/CE is NOT available for this activity

IBHRE Exam Prep Self-Assessment Program

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The IBHRE Exam Prep Self-Assessment Program is designed for physicians and allied professionals preparing for the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiner’s (IBHRE) Certification Examination for Competency in Cardiac Rhythm Device Therapy (CCDS designation).

Member - $450            Non-member - $650

 

The Self-Assessment Program will assist you in preparing for your certification examination by providing a 100-question practice module and a 100-question timed module.

Practice Module

  • Assess your knowledge with 100 questions based on the 11 competency areas outlined in the IBHRE Exam
  • Compare your initial practice score with those of your peers
  • Identify areas of strength and weakness with scores broken out by competency area
  • Review your answers and get immediate feedback and references for further study
  • Re-take the module as many times as you like
  • Complete questions at your own pace — No time limit
  • Log in and out of the system as needed — your previous work will be saved

Timed Module

  • Complete 100 questions in a real-time testing environment
  • Receive time warnings throughout the course
  • Get your total score when timed module is completed.
  • Note: Timed Module can only be taken and scored once

 

The account license is active for one year from date of purchase.

There are no continuing medical education credits associated with this activity

The Self-Assessment Program will assist you in preparing for your certification examination by providing a 100-question practice module and a 100-question timed module.

Practice Module

  • Assess your knowledge with 100 questions based on the 11 competency areas outlined in the IBHRE Exam
  • Compare your initial practice score with those of your peers
  • Identify areas of strength and weakness with scores broken out by competency area
  • Review your answers and get immediate feedback and references for further study
  • Re-take the module as many times as you like
  • Complete questions at your own pace — No time limit
  • Log in and out of the system as needed — your previous work will be saved

Click HERE to:

  • Try Sample Questions
  • How to Use the Self-Assessment Program
  • More About the IBHRE Exam Self Assessment Program

Preparing for the New MACRA, Medicare MIPS & APM Payment Updates

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In April 2015, President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) that will dramatically change the face of the United States’ health care environment. The new law repeals the sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology for determining updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule and establishes:

- The annual positive or flat fee updates for 10 years and institutes a two-track fee update beginning in 2019.
- The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that consolidates existing Medicare quality programs.
- A pathway for physicians to participate in an Alternative Payment Model (APM).

This 30 min complimentary on-demand webinar, presented by David Slotwiner, MD, FHRS and Robert Jasak, JD, provide an overview of the program as it is detailed in the law. (Note: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will release the proposed regulations establishing the program in spring 2016 and the final regulations in Fall 2016.)

David J. Slotwiner, MD, FHRS
Chair, Health Policy Committee

Robert Jasak, JD
Vice-President
Coverage and Payment Policy
Hart Health Strategies, Inc.

This activity does not provide CME credits.

Barriers in Anticoagulation

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This learning pathway discusses the clinically relevant day-to-day challenges in anticoagulation management that may not be addressed in the guidelines, but are common in clinical practice.  Choose from six presentations available within this pathway via the HRS Learning Center.

Ralph Verdino, MD
Director, Cardiology Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and 
the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Cynthia Tracy, MD
Associate Director, Division of Cardiology
George Washington University Medical Center

Stuart J. Connolly, MD, FRCPC
Director, Division of Cardiology 
McMaster University 
Population Health Research Institute
Hamilton Health Sciences

David A. Vorchheimer, MD, FACP, FACC
Cardiologist
Montefiore Hospital

Charles Pollack, MA, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FESC, FAHA
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Provost
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

No CME is available for this activity. Participation credit only.

Imaging Technologies Applied to the EP Lab

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This learning pathway focuses on the utility of imaging technologies applied to the EP lab. Presentations provide useful tips for the use of intracardiac echography (ICE) to guide catheter ablation procedures (from basics of ICE imaging to more advanced tips on the use of ICE to guide complex ablation procedures). The utility of pre-procedural MRI to predict success of AF ablation as well as to guide AF ablation strategies is also discussed. This activity is complimentary.

The presentations are:

  • Utility of Pre-Procedural MRI Prior to Initial and Repeat AF Ablations (<22 minutes)
  • An overview of the role of MRI in assessing pre-ablation fibrosis and post-ablation atrial scar
  • Atrial MRI: The Impact on Techniques and Clinical Outcomes (<23 minutes)
  • A focus on the technical issues in obtaining a good artial MRI and the steps involved in processing atrial MRIs and the signal to noise ratio for pre- and post-ablations MRIs.
  • MRI Imaging of Scar: Is There Clinical Value? (<15 minutes)
  • (as presented at the 2015 AF Summit)
  • Debate Session :Protagonist and Antagonist (<38 minutes) 
  • This House Believes That Current Imaging Technologies Can Reliably Detect Artial Fibrosis
  • (as presented at HR2015)

Mark D. O'Neill, MB, BCh, BAO, DPhil, FHRS 
St. Thomas' Hospital & King's College London 
London, United Kingdom

Ravi Ranjan, MD, PhD, FHRS 
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD, FHRS 
University of Utah 
Salt Lake City, UT

No CME credit is available for this complimentary activity.

Implantation Procedure for a Subcutaneous Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (S-ICD)

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Description

This learning pathway discusses the pre-, intra-, and post- procedure care for the implantation of a subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD).   This activity is complimentary.

The presentations are:

  • Pre-Procedure S-ICD Assessment – duration <6 minutes
  • S-ICD Implantation Techniques – duration <10 minutes
  • Live Case - Implantation of a S-ICD – duration <25 minutes
  • Post-Procedure S-ICD Assessment – duration <5 minutes
  • S-ICD Versus a Transvenous ICD - Surgical Implantation – duration <15 minutes
  • Current Status of the S-ICD and Its Use in Pediatric Patients – duration 25 minutes

 

Raul Weiss, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Ohio State University Medical Center
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Emile Dauod, MD, FHRS
Professor of Internal Medicine
Ohio State University Medical Center
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Lyle Larson, PaC
University of Washington

Janice Till, MD
Royal Brompton Hospital
United Kingdom

No CME is available for this complimentary activity.

2015 Consensus Statement:Remote Interrogation & Monitoring of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices

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In 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society released the Expert Consensus Statement on Remote Interrogation and Monitoring for Cardiovascular Electronic Implantable Devices. In this 60 minute webinar, the document Chair, Dr. David J. Slotwiner, and Co-Chair, Dr. Niraj Varma, in collaboration with writing group member Dr. Renato Pietro Ricci present highlights from the expert consensus statement. They are joined by Dr. Bruce Wilkoff, Chair of the 2015 Expert Consensus Statement For Optimal ICD Programming and Testing.

Dr. David J. Slotwiner, Chair, 2015 Consensus Statement:Remote Interrogation & Monitoring of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices

Dr. Niraj Varma, Co-Chair, 2015 Consensus Statement:Remote Interrogation & Monitoring of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices

Dr. Renato Pietro Ricci, writing group member, 2015 Consensus Statement:Remote Interrogation & Monitoring of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices

Dr. Bruce Wilkoff, Chair, Chair of the 2015 Expert Consensus Statement For Optimal ICD Programming and Testing

No CME credit is awarded for this acitivity.

Mastering Cardiogenetics (Presented by Ambry Genetics)

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Ambry Genetics introduces Mastering Cardiogenetics, an on-demand webinar series for  healthcare providers offering an overview of cardiovascular genetics and the clinical utility of genetic testing.  The faculty for presentations are all presented by specialized, Board-certified genetic counselors practicing in the field. Mastering Cardiogenetics is intended to introduce electrophysiologists, cardiologists and other healthcare providers to cardiovascular genetics, as well as how to incorporate genetic testing and implement results from that testing.

Company-specific education products or programs may include sessions that are developed and produced by industry partners. These activities may include product-specific educational sessions, and are non-promotional and do not include continue medical education credits (CME).

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Navigating the Open Payments Program

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As required by law, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the Sunshine Act and developed the Open Payments Program. Manufacturers are required to submit annual data on payment and other transfers of value that they make to covered recipients. This information is released to the public on an annual basis in June. The Heart Rhythm Society is pleased to present a complimentary 15 minute webinar, presented by David Slotwiner, MD, FHRS and Richard Fogel, MD, FHRS, providing an overview of the program as well as step by step instructions on how to review and dispute the information submitted by the manufacturer.

The intended audiencefor this activity  is:

  • U.S. based cardiac electrophysiologists 
  • U.S. based cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellows 
  • U.S. based pediatric electrophysiologists 
  • U.S. based teaching hospital administrators

 

David Slotwiner, MD, FHRS 

Richard Fogel, MD, FHRS

No CME is awarded for this activity.

AFib Treatment Adherence Drives Outcomes

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The diagnosis and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation is increasing world-wide.  The following compilation of presentations address the impact of treatment adherence (both physician and patient) on outcomes and suggests ways to help providers increase the level of patient adherence to the treatment plan.

Presentations include:

  1. Treatment Adherence and Atrial Fibrillation (<15 minutes)
  2. Overview:  HRS/NSA 2014 Survey of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke:  Gaps in Knowledge and Perspective, Opportunities for Improvement (<15 minutes)
  3. Patient Outcomes According to Adherence to Treatment Guidelines for Rhythm Control of Atrial Fibrillation (<15 minutes)
  4. Preventing Strokes in AF:  Where Do We Stand?  (75 minutes)
  5. New Data to Improve AF Therapies (30 minutes)

This activity is intended for electrophysiologists, cardiologists, primary care providers, fellows, and allied health professionals.

No CME.  Participation credit only.

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IBHRE SAP and ABIM CCEP Online Study Module

The IBHRE Exam Prep Self-Assessment Program is designed for physicians and allied professionals preparing for the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiner’s (IBHRE) Certification Examination for Competency in Cardiac Rhythm Device Therapy (CCDS designation). The Program is revised and updated to align with the 2016 exam blueprint.

Self-Assessment and Exam Prep in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) consists of 100 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) style questions contributed by over 60 experts in the field, provides a comprehensive review and self-assessment of knowledge in the field of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Learning Pathways

Learning Pathways provide targeted education, presented in a variety of formats, that meets the changing dynamics of relevant topics in the EP field.

Mapping and Ablation of Atrial Tachycardias and Atypical Flutters

Implantation Procedure for a Subcutaneous Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (S-ICD)

Barriers in Anticoagulation

Imaging Technologies Applied to the EP Lab

Heart Rhythm On Demand

Heart Rhythm On Demand

  • Convenient online and mobile access, and optional USB for on-the-go access
  • Downloadable MP3 recordings and PDFs of speakers' slides
  • View a collection of electronic posters
  • Collect CME/CE credits

Summits On Demand

  • AF Summit
  • VT/VF Summit
  • Left Atrial Appendage Summit