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HRS Roundtable: Managing Risk of Premature and Rapid Battery Depletion

Activity Type:

  • On-Demand

Release Date: 11/17/2016

Expiration Date: 5/14/2017

  • Participation - no CE credit: 1

Description

 

On October 11, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication alerting health care providers and patients about premature battery depletion in a subset of St. Jude Medical ICD and CRT-D devices.

During this 70 min on-demand webinar, Dr. Gold, Dr. Van Hare, Dr. Slotwiner from the HRS, Dr. Carlson from St Jude Medical, Dr. Selzman and Ms. Paulsen from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration answer the questions submitted during a HRS-hosted Twitter Chat held on October 24, 2016. Among the questions addressed are:

  • Are issues related to lithium clusters unique to the St Jude Medical ICDs and CRT- D manufactured between January 2010 and May 2015? Are you aware of other device models or manufacturers that are affected?
  • How frequently we should interrogate the patients that have existing device?
  • Should all affected patients be on remote monitoring?
  • Were measures taken after May 2015 to mitigate the problem of premature battery depletion?

For more information about this safety alert, please visit the Society’s Safety Alert Resource Center.

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain the details of the safety alert.
  • Understand the implications for patients. 
  • Discuss and answer the questions that were submitted during the twitter chat. 

 

Faculty & Disclosures

Faculty

Michael R. Gold, MD, PhD, FHRS
President
Heart Rhythm Society

George F. Van Hare, MD, FHRS
President-Elect
Heart Rhythm Society

David J. Slotwiner, MD, FHRS
Chair, Health Policy Committee
Heart Rhythm Society

Mark D. Carlson, MD, FHRS
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President Global Clinical Affairs
St Jude Medical

Jessica Paulsen
Branch Chief
Implantable Electrophysiology Devices Branch
Division of Cardiovascular Devices
Office of Device Evaluation
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Kimberly Selzman, MD, FHRS
Medical officer
Implantable Electrophysiology Devices Branch
Division of Cardiovascular Devices
Office of Device Evaluation
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Disclosures

Michael R. Gold, MD, PhD, FHRS
Heart Rhythm Society
Nothing to Disclose

George F. Van Hare, MD, FHRS
Heart Rhythm Society
Nothing to Disclose

David J. Slotwiner, MD, FHRS
Heart Rhythm Society
Nothing to Disclose

Jessica Paulsen
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Nothing to Disclose

Kimberley Selzman, MD, FHRS
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Nothing to Disclose

Mark Carlson, MD, MA
St Jude Medical
Nothing to Disclose

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