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IBHRE-Cardiac Device Education and Self-Assessment (CDESA) Course

Developed by IBHRE, an independent certification board and global leader in heart rhythm management credentialing, the Cardiac Device Education and Self-Assessment (CDESA) Course includes 18 information-packed modules, case studies, and a post assessment based on IBHRE’s Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) Exam Blueprint found in the Certification Candidate Handbook. Click here to view course demo.

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AF Summit 2018

The 2018 AF Summit program provides a comprehensive review of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation and evolving therapies that are shaping the field. Earn up to 4.5 CME credits 

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How I Map Atrial Fibrillation: Cases to Illustrate Competing Approaches 

Confused by the ever-expanding array of mapping tools in AF? Come listen to the experts in the field of AF mapping talk about how they use commercially available technologies in daily practice and how AF mapping develops our knowledge of mechanisms.

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Heart Rhythm On Demand 2018

The Heart Rhythm Society's 39th Annual Scientific Sessions showcase the very latest in pacing, defibrillation, clinical arrhythmia management, ablation, pharmacology, genetics, basic science, and health policy - presented by world-renowned scientists, researchers and innovators in the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology.

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AF Summit 2018

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The 2018 AF Summit program provides a comprehensive review of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation and evolving therapies that are shaping the field. 

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Heart Rhythm Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AMA has determined that physicians not licensed in the United States who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

  • Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, CCDS 
  • Jeremy N. Ruskin, MD 
  • Pierre Jais, MD
  • Douglas L. Packer, MD, FHRS 
  • Ulrich Schotten, MD, PhD 
  • Vivek Y. Reddy, MD
  • Shih-Ann Chen, MD
  • Albert L. Waldo, MD, FHRS, CCDS
  • Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS
  • Gerhard Hindricks, MD 
  • Ellen Hoffmann, MD
  • D. Wyn Davies, MD, FHRS
  • David J. Callans, MD, FHRS, CCDS 

 

Journal CME/HeartRhythm Journal: December 2018 Vol. 15, Issue 12: Electrical isolation of the left atrial appendage increases the risk of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack regardless of postisolation flow velocity

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Electrical isolation of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is associated with a lower rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence in patients undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). However, LAA isolation can significantly impair LAA contractility. This study was performed to evaluate whether electrical isolation of the LAA is associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

Yun Gi Kim, MD
Jaemin Shim, MD
Suk-Kyu Oh, MD
Kwang-No Lee, MD
Jong-Il Choi, MD
Young-Hoon Kim, MD

Accreditation

The Heart Rhythm Society designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  The method of participation is online/electronic only.

The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical  Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

How I Map Atrial Fibrillation: Cases to Illustrate Competing Approaches

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  • Faculty

Confused by the ever-expanding array of mapping tools in AF? Come listen to the experts in the field of AF mapping talk about how they use commercially available technologies in daily practice and how AF mapping develops our knowledge of mechanisms.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Heart Rhythm Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AMA has determined that physicians not licensed in the United States who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Meleze Hocini, MD
Boulogne-Billancourt Cedex, France

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS
Indiana Univ School of Medicine, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indianapolis, IN

Francis Marchlinski, MD, FHRS
Hospital of the Univ of Pennsylvania, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center, Austin, TX

Anticoagulation for AF in 2018: Current Status and Unresolved Issues

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Anticoagulation for AF in 2018: Current Status and Unresolved Issues

This mini-course provides six presentations that address the physicians understanding of all the benefits and limitations of available anticoagulants for the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.

Complimentary CME credits - Earn up to 1.75 CME credits 

Learning Objectives

  • To explain how to prescribe anticoagulants appropriately in AF patients.

  • To identify appropriate patients for anticoagulation

  • To outline the best strategy for anticoagulation in patients undergoing CIED implant or AF ablation

  • To recognize the problems with DOAC underdosing and overdosing.

 

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Heart Rhythm Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AMA has determined that physicians not licensed in the United States who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

A Certificate of Participation (for non-physicians) will be provided to individuals seeking credit from the following organizations which accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Note that participants are advised to contact their certifying body for specific information regarding credit submissions:

  • American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP) for elective credit
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for Category 2 credit
  • European Board of Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)
  • European CME Credits (ECMEC)

DISCLOSURE OF FACULTY’S COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP(S)

It is the policy of the Heart Rhythm Society to ensure balance, independent objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its certified educational activities. Everyone involved in the planning and participation of continuing medical education activities is required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content in his/her presentation(s) and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during his/her presentation(s). Detailed disclosure information will be available prior to the activity and in the activity slides.

Faculty

Joris R. de Groot, MD, PhD
Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cynthia M. Tracy, MD
George Washington Univ Medical Center 
Dept of Cardiology
Washington, DC

Benjamin A. Steinberg, MD, MHS, FHRS
University of Utah Cardiovascular Division
Sandy, UT

Mintu P. Turakhia, MD, MS
Stanford University / Palo Alto VA
Palo Alto, CA

David H. Birnie, MD
Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Richard J. Kovacs
Indiana University, IN



Disclosures

Planners –

Michael D. Ezekowitz, MD, PhD 
Compensation for Services; Bayer HealthCare, LLC, Boehringer Ingelheim, Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Johnson, Daiichi, Pfizer, Inc., Bristol Meyers Squibb. 
Research Grants; Pfizer, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim.

Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD, FHRS
Compensation for Services; OMEICOS Therapeutics, Sanofi Aventis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals (GSK), Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
Research Grants; Janssen Pharmaceuticals


Faculty –

Joris R. de Groot, MD, PhD
Compensation for Services; Bristol Meyers Squibb, St. Jude Medical, Bristol Meyers Squibb, AtriCure, Inc., Daiichi. 
Research Grants; AtriCure, Inc., St. Jude Medical

Cynthia M. Tracy, MD
Nothing to Disclose

Benjamin A. Steinberg, MD, MHS, FHRS
Compensation for Services; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bristol Meyers Squibb. 
Speaker's Bureau; Biosense Webster, Inc.
Research Grants; Boston Scientific Corp., Abbott Laboratories

Mintu P. Turakhia, MD, MS
Compensation for Services; Medtronic, Inc., Abbott, Cardiva Medical
Equity Interests/Stock Options – Non-Public; AliveCor, iBeat Inc. 
Research Grants; American Heart Association, Apple, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Cardiva Medical, Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Bristol Meyers Squibb.

David H. Birnie, MD
Research Grants; Boehringer Ingelheim, Medtronic, Inc., Bayer / Schering Pharma, Biotronik. 
Fellowship Support; St. Jude Medical, Biosense Webster, Inc., Medtronic, Inc.

Richard J. Kovacs
Compensation for Services; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, Cook Medical, Inc.
Research Grants; SIEMENS

Staff – 
Chloe Thomas – None

Russell Werlinich, CMP - None

Journal CME/HeartRhythm Journal: November 2018 Vol. 15, Issue 11: Stroke in Patients with Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infection Undergoing Transvenous Lead Removal

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Stroke can be a devastating complication in patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infection. Paradoxical septic embolism can occur in the presence of device leads and patent foramen ovale (PFO) via embolic dislodgement during transvenous lead removal (TLR). The aim of this study was to examine stroke and its associated factors in patients undergoing TLR for CIED infection.

Justin Z. Lee, MBBS
Pradyumna Agasthi, MBBS
Ahmed K. Pasha, MD
Claudia Tarin, APRN
Andrew S. Tseng, MD 
Nancy N. Diehl, BS
David O. Hodge, MS 
Christopher V. DeSimone, MD, PhD 
Ammar M. Killu, MBBS
Peter A. Brady, MD, FHRS
Krishna Kancharla, MD
Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FHRS
Komandoor Srivathsan, MD
Michael J. Osborn, MD, FHRS
Raul E. Espinosa, MD
Robert F. Rea, MD, FHRS
Malini Madhavan, MD
Christopher J. McLeod, MBChB, PhD, FHRS 
Win-Kuang Shen, MD, FHRS 
Yong-Mei Cha, MD, FHRS 
Paul A. Friedman, MD, FHRS
Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS
Siva K. Mulpuru, MD ,FHRS 

Accreditation

The Heart Rhythm Society designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  The method of participation is online/electronic only.

The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical  Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Update on Leadless Pacing (as presented at Heart Rhythm 2018)

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Update on Leadless Pacing is comprised of presentations from Heart Rhythm 2018, held May 9 - 12 in Boston, MA.

The ability to pace the ventricle without a lead is only the beginning of a radical change in pacing therapies.  The technology is novel as well as the implanting technique and the follow up.  Also, one of the first leadless pacing technologies lead to an early recall and the reliability of the battery for this technology is undefined.  Lastly, the use of leadless pacing offers new strategies when combined with a subcutaneous ICD and placed in the LV for CRT therapy. These type of expanding indications for leadless pacing will radically change the approach to a broad population of patients.

  • Implantation techniques for safe and successful leadless pacemaker 
  • How to Implant a Leadless Pacemaker Anywhere in the Right Ventricle
  • Worldwide experience of managing a leadless pacemaker recall, extraction and follow up 
  • What have we learnt from the last 5 years of leadless pacing? Live and Learn
  • Tips and tricks for leadless pacemaker extraction 
  • My patient with intermittent complete heart block - leadless pacing or CRT? 
  • A mixed future - Combining S-ICD and leadless pacing 
  • ICD therapy and leadless pacing - initial experience 
  • When Will Leadless Pacing Be Ready For Prime Time in Children and ACHD Patients?

 

Rahul N.. Doshi
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Vivek Y.. Reddy
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Jacob S.. Koruth
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Derek V. Exner, MD, MPH, FHRS
Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
Calgary, Canada

Mina K.. Chung
Cleveland Clinic
Dept of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Lluis Mont, MD, PhD
Cardiovascular Institute - Hospital Clinic
University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Lucas V. A. Boersma, MD, PhD
St. Antonius Ziekenhuis
Nieuwegein, Netherlands

Ivan Cakulev, MD, FHRS
University Hospitals Cleveland
Div of Medicine, Cardiology
Cleveland, OH

AF Ablation – Pre and Intra Procedure Updates (as presented at Heart Rhythm 2018)

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AF Ablation – Pre and Intra Procedure Updatesy is comprised of presentations from Heart Rhythm 2018, held May 9 - 12 in Boston, MA.

Atrial fibrillation ablation has always been a moving target. There is an excess of data to review from hundreds of trials each year, and as technology continues to provide more and more tools and options, staying current becomes very difficult. This learning objective is intended to review the current state of atrial fibrillation ablation, and provide expert summary to simplify the excess of knowledge available.

Presentations include:

AF Ablation - Pre-Ablation

  • Low Voltage Tissue: Ablate, Encircle or Ignore 
  • Quantifying Atrial Fibrosis in The Electrophysiology Laboratory: The Role of High Density Mapping 
  • Identification of Potential Mechanisms Underlying the Persistence of Atrial Fibrillation: A Cased Based Approach 
  • Ablation of Rotors and Focal Sources Underlying Persistent AF: A Case Based Approach 
  • Subclinical AF in patients without pacemakers and defibrillators - Effective means of risk stratification
  • When do patients with atrial high rate episodes (or 'subclinical' atrial fibrillation) require oral anticoagulation?
  • Pill-in-the-pocket on demand oral anticoagulation - Are we there yet?
  • AF Ablation - Intra-procedure

Catheter Ablation of AF Drivers

  • None Pulmonary Vein Trigger ablation after pulmonary vein isolation to improve Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation ablation result
  • Additional sinus rhythm substrate modification beyond pulmonary vein isolation to improve Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation ablation result 
  • Non-PV Triggers in AF Ablation: Illustration Cases- How to provoke, Localize, and Ablate
  • Do I Need to Map Atrial Fibrillation? 
  • Impedance Decrease in Predicting Lesion Formation in Radiofrequency Left Atrial Ablation
  • Fire or ICE: Which, When and Who?
  • Catheter Ablation of AF: Lessons Learned 
  • Role of Esophageal Temperature Monitoring During Ablation, and Appropriate Testing if Atrioesophageal Fistula is Suspected

AF Ablation - Pre-Ablation
Thomas Arentz, MD
Herz-Zentrum Bad
Krozingen, Germany

Elad Anter, MD
BIDMC, Cardiology
Boston, MA

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

John D. Hummel, MD, FHRS
Ohio State Univ.
Div of Cardiovascular Medicine
Columbus, OH

Andrea M. Russo, MD, FHRS
Director, Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services
Cooper University Hospital
Moorestown, NJ

Paulus Kirchhof
Professor
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Raghuveer Dendi, MD, FHRS
University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KS

AF Ablation - Intra-Procedure
Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center
Austin, TX

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, FHRS
Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Hospital
New York, NY

Christopher Piorkowski, MD
University of Dresden - Heart Center
Dresden, Germany

Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS
Hospital of the Univ of Pennsylvania
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Saurabh Kumar, MD, PhD
Westmead Hospital
University of Sydney
Westmead, Australia

Alexander Fürnkranz, MD
Düsseldorf University Hospital
Düsseldorf, Germany

Douglas L. Packer, MD, FHRS
Mayo Clinic - St. Mary's Hospital
Rochester, MN

Thomas Deneke, MD, PhD, FHRS
Herz-und Gefiss Klinik GmbH
Cardiology Clinic for Interventional EP
Bad Neustadt, Germany

Global Rhythm Exchange - Highlights from the 1st Annual Physiology of Pacing Symposium

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The 1st annual Physiology of Pacing Symposium 2017 is designed to provide the practicing clinician with specialization in cardiac electrophysiology with an in-depth understanding of selected, cutting-edge therapies in: 

  • His bundle pacing for narrow QRS patients as a means to prevent heart failure
  • His bundle pacing for wide QRS patients as a meand to achieve cardiac resynchronization 
  • Cardiac resychronization with leadless, multisite, and endocardial technology and strategies


This comprehensive educational symposium strives to educate clinicians with specialization in electrophysiology. The distinguished faculty for this event includes many of the foremost clinicians and experts in the country as well as internationally recognized guest faculty. Through focused didactics, panel discussion, and interactive dialogue, participants will gain both broad perspectives and detailed insights into physiologic pacing techniques and paradigms. Estimated symposium attendance is 105 participants.

 

Program Objectives

  • Outline current and emerging therapies for cardiac pacing with emphasis on physiologic mechanism and responses to cardiac resychronization therapy
  • Review the relationship between electrical stimulation of the heart with mechanics of myocardial contraction
  • Discuss the evolving role of His bundle pacing for standard permanent pacing as well as for cardiac resychronization
  • Review history and recent advances in His bundle pacing and emerging clinical situations and applications in the setting of narrow and wide QRS morphology patients
  • Describe challenges and tricks for implantation technique of permanent His bundle pacemaker
  • Review the relevant anatomy of the membranous septum, conduction system with relation to the right atrium andtricuspid valve
  • Explain the potential role of His bundle pacing for patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Summarize strategies and clinical evidence for the various approache to achieve cardiac resychronization including leadless technology, multisite pacing, and left ventricular endocardial pacing
  • Discuss strategies for improving current technologies and tools for cardiac resychronization

Title: Brief Intro: Welcoming remarks and Talk by Dr. Kenneth Ellenbogen and Dr. Roderick Tung (Duration: 5.57)

Title: His Bundle pacing: An Historical perspective
Faculty: B. Scherlag
Target Audience : Electrophysiologists, but also open for general cardiologists and electrophysiology fellows in training
Duration:15.32

Title: History and rationale for permanent His bundle pacing
Faculty: P. Deshmukh
Target Audience : Electrophysiologists, but also open for general cardiologists and electrophysiology fellows in training
Duration: 17.18

Title: Tips and Tricks for HBP implantation
Faculty: G. Dandamudi & P. Vijayaraman
Target Audience : Electrophysiologists, but also open for general cardiologists and electrophysiology fellows in training
Duration: 23.18

Title: HBP for Narrow QRS and heart block: Who and when?
Faculty: P. Sharma F
Target Audience : Electrophysiologists, but also open for general cardiologists and electrophysiology fellows in training
Duration: 16.58

Title: HBP for ablate and pace: Who, When, and How?
Faculty: W. Huang 
Target Audience : Electrophysiologists, but also open for general cardiologists and electrophysiology fellows in training
Duration: 16.95

Title: Long-term outcomes with HBP
Faculty: F. Zanon
Target Audience : Electrophysiologists, but also open for general cardiologists and electrophysiology fellows in training
Duration: 15.42

Title: HBP for CRT: A crossover study
Faculty: D. Lustgarten
Target Audience : Electrophysiologists, but also open for general cardiologists and electrophysiology fellows in training
Duration: 16.28

To view full session content, please visit the 1st Annual Physiology of Pacing Symposium website.

Journal CME/HeartRhythm Journal: October 2018 Vol. 15, Issue 10: Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease: Preserved ejection fraction and sudden cardiac death

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Prior studies have shown that type 2 diabetes (DM2) is associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk among post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients. Since the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD) as well as DM2 have changed during the time course, we compared the incidence of SCD in DM2 and non-diabetic patients with CAD and preserved ejection fractions (EF) in a prospective observational study (ARTEMIS Study).

M. Juhani Junttila, MD
Antti M. Kiviniemia, PhD 
E. Samuli Lepojärvia, MD 
Mikko Tulppo, PhD
Olli-Pekka Piira, MD
Tuomas Kenttä, PhD
Juha S Perkiömäki, MD
Olavi H. Ukkola, MD
Robert J. Myerburg, MD
Heikki V. Huikuri, MD

Accreditation

The Heart Rhythm Society designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  The method of participation is online/electronic only.

The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical  Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Heart Rhythm On Demand 2018

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The Heart Rhythm Society's 39th Annual Scientific Sessions showcase the very latest in pacing, defibrillation, clinical arrhythmia management, ablation, pharmacology, genetics, basic science, and health policy - presented by world-renowned scientists, researchers and innovators in the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology.

Heart Rhythm 2018 offers a variety of session formats, including Featured Symposia, Core Curricula, Mini-Courses, How-To, Mini-Board Review, Debates, Case-Based Tutorials, Complication Theatre Sessions,Translational EP, Special Sessions, Joint Sessions, Hyde Park Corner, Meet the Experts Luncheon Panels, Abstract Presentations (Innovators, Poster, Oral and Moderated), Pioneers Unplugged, and Rapid Fire.

Continuing education credits are NOT available for this content

Summits On Demand 2018

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Summits On Demand from Heart Rhythm 2018 Scientific Sessions includes the Following:

AF Summit provides a comprehensive review AF ablation and evolving therapies that are changing the field. Session topics include the role of the autonomic nervous system in cause and management of AF, the ongoing challenge of longstanding persistent AF, and new technologies for AF ablation. Attendees will leave this session with advanced knowledge of this rapidly evolving field. 

VT/VF Summit provides a state-of-the-art discussion regarding all aspects of managing patients with ventricular arrhythmias.  Ablation of idiopathic VT in unusual anatomic locations, ablation of VT in structural heart disease, and an overview of the current knowledge regarding the sudden cardiac death syndrome will be discussed by experts in this field.

CIED Management Summit - Experts will cover practical aspects of His bundle lead implantation, leadless pacemaker placement, and CS lead and LV endocardial lead implantation. Each attendee will test their skills in recognition and device management again questions selected by the experts to test their skills in the field.

Continuing education credits are NOT available for this content

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Global Rhythm Exchange - Highlights From The 12th International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias: Pathophysiology & Therapy

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The 12th International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias: Pathophysiology & Therapy is hosted by the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology,University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA and the Division of Cardiology, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY.

View select highlights from the October 13 - 14, 2017 conference - 

 

Program Objectives

Provide a review of new information on the basic pathophysiology of ventricular arrhythmias.

Provide an in-depth understanding of current management strategies used for the care of ventricular arrhythmias in various disease states, including non-pharmacological therapies such as implantable device and catheter ablation techniques.

His Bundle Pacing for Cardiomyopathy Patients: An Alternative to CRT?  (duration <12 minutes)
Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD

Complete Epi-Endo Circuit Delineation of Human VT  (duration <14 minutes)
Roderick Tung, MD

Management of Anticoagulation Issues and Bleeding  (duration <11 minutes)
William G. Stevenson, MD

Flecainide Therapy for PVC-Related Cardiomyopathy  (duration <9 minutes)
David Frankel, MD

Imaging for Risk Stratification for Mild-Moderate LV Dysfunction in NICM  (duration <12 minutes)
Sanjay Prasad, MD

Does ARVC Always Progress? Adverse Remodeling versus More Scar  (duration <13 minutes)
Francis Marchlinski, MD

New Insights from the Hopkins ARVC Registry  (duration <12 minutes)
Hugh Calkins, MD

Anatomy/Ablation of LV Summit VT  (duration <12 minutes)
Samuel Asirvatham, MD

To view full session content, please visit the 12th International Symposium website.

Optimizing CRT and New Advances

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Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is more than merely biventricular pacing in patients with ventricular conduction delay and systolic heart failure.  With the introduction of new lead technology and pacing algorithms, prescribing CRT becomes more complex.  Ultimately, the goal is a patient-specific biventricular pacing regimen that optimizes response and clinical care. 

This series of CRT lectures is presented by international experts offering their opinions regarding controversial topics in CRT with the intent to provide a review of the literature as well as helpful guidance for specific challenging clinical scenarios.

HRS Members - Complimentary (after log in)

Non-Members - $29 USD

Learning Pathway presentations* include:

  • Resynchronization Therapy Controversies - Permanent Pacing for Severe Conduction Tissue Disease in Patients with Mild LV Dysfunction: To Resynchronize or Not? – duration total <18 minutes
  • Revisiting CRT in mild heart failure: Long-term outcomes mandate a more aggressive approach–duration < 19 minutes
  • Permanent Pacing in a Patient with High Degree AV Block and Preserved Ejection Fraction: Is CRT the Way to Go? – duration <18 minutes
  • Debate - His Bundle Pacing After AVJ Ablation – duration <45 minutes
  • It's Not All About the Lead: Integrating Programming and New Device Technology – duration <98 minutes
    • The Role of LV-Only Pacing in Improving CRT Outcome – duration <25 minutes
    • Rationale and Methods for Achieving AV and VV Optimization – duration <22 minutes
    • Multisite Pacing Do's & Don’ts – duration <27 minutes
    • Optimal Programming for Shock Reduction in CRT Patients – duration <24 minutes
  • Echocardiography Vs Non-invasive Hemodynamic Optimization of AV and VV delay for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: The Prospective, multi-centre, randomized, cross-over, non-inferiority BRAVO study.British Randomized Controlled Trial of AV and VV Optimization ("BRAVO") study – duration <20 minutes
  • Impact of Remote Monitoring on Outcome and Survival in CRT Patients – duration <24 minutes
  • Future Directions in CRT: The Impact of Pacing Site on Outcome – duration <20 minutes
  • Infective Complications of CRT in Responder and Superresponder - Periprocedural Management – duration <25 minutes
  • CRT: Emerging Methods and Technology – duration <34 minutes
    • Wireless LV Endocardial Stimulation for Cardiac Resynchronization: Long-term (12 month) Experience of Clinical Efficacy and Clinical Events from Two Centers – duration <16 minutes
    • Leadless LV endocardial stimulation for CRT: Final Outcomes of the Safety and Performance of Electrodes implanted in the Left Ventricle (SELECT-LV) Study – duration <18 minutes
  • How the Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach Can Get the LV Lead in the Best Location – duration <18 minutes
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients with Fontan Physiology and Heart Block – duration <13 minutes

*Paticipation only / continuing education credits/points NOT available for this activity

Faculty -
Maurizio Gasparini, MD
Rozzano-Milano
Italy

Anthony S. Tang, MD, FHRS
London, Ontario
Canada

Anne Curtis, MD, FHRS
Buffalo, New York

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS
Richmond, Virginia

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Seattle, Washington

Marye Gleva, FHRS
St. Louis, Missouri

Christophe Leclercq, MD
Rennes, France

Laurence D. Sterns, MD, FHRS
Victoria, British Columbia,
Canada

Zachary I Whinnett, BMBS, PhD
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Niraj Varma, MD, PhD
Cleveland, Ohio

Gery Tomassoni, MD, FHRS
Lexington, Kentucky

Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Cleveland, Ohio

Petr Neuzil, MD, PhD
Prague, Czech Republic

Vivek Y. Reddy, MD
New York, New York

Jamil Bashir, MD
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Edward O'Leary, MD
Boston, Massachusetts

CIED Learning Pathway - Heart Rhythm 2017

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  • Presentations / Faculty

The CIED Learning Pathway contains presentations from Heart Rhythm 2017, held on May 10 - 13 in Chicago, IL

Nonpharmacologic therapies for management of arrhythmias is expanding beyond merely pacemakers and defibrillators.  Advances in device technology now provide a host of features to assist with monitoring for disease, such as acute heart failure as well as occurrence of atrial arrhythmias even when asymptomatic.  These advances are especially impactful with remote monitoring, which provides prompt response to device-stored data. The future of implanted devices will likely be focused on monitoring physiologic parameters with the intent of early intervention to avert decompensation or adverse sequelae.

Earn up to 4.5 CME credits and 4.5 MOC points*

(*Each presentation is up to 0.5 CME credits/MOC points)

List Price

$125

Member

Complimentary

Non-Member

$125

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

1. To identify ICD indications for ischemic/nonischemic caridomyopathies and genetic heart disease
2. To understand how to optimize utilization of implantable loop recorders
3. To recognize varied techniques to enhance pacing therapy in patients with heart failure
4. Use of hemodynamic monitors in patients with conduction disease

The CIED Learning Pathway contains the following presentations from Heart Rhythm 2017:

How Do You Choose Which Implantable Loop Recorder to Whom?
Faculty - Sze-Yuan Michael Ooi, MBBS

How to program ILRs for different clinical conditions - improving yield! 
Faculty - Mevan N. Wijetunga, MD, FHRS

Patients with Reduced Left Ventricular Systolic Function 
Faculty - Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD, MHS, FHRS, CCDS

Patients with Non-ischemic and Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies
Faculty - Suraj Kapa, MD, FHRS

ICD in Patients with Genetic Heart Diseases
Faculty - Wojciech Zareba, MD, PhD

Dual Chamber Pacing: Understanding Ventricular Pacing Avoidance Algorithms
Faculty - Abhishek J. Deshmukh, MD

Is LV Only Pacing as Good as BIV Pacing? 
Faculty - Christophe Leclercq, MD, PhD

How to Optimize His Bundle Capture 
Faculty - Gopi Dandamudi, MD, FHRS

Pulmonary Arterial Pressure Monitors - Post Market Data
Faculty - William T. Abraham, MD

Clinical EP Learning Pathway - Heart Rhythm 2017

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  • Presentations / Faculty

The Clinical EP Learning Pathway is a collection of presentations from Heart Rhythm 2017 held May 10 - 13 in Chicago, IL.   This  pathway explores the role of anatomic variations for left atrial appendage closure and health economics of this procedure, the optimal management of patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation, ECG clues to help with arrhythmia diagnosis and the management of arrhythmias in heart failure and uncommon cardiomyopathies.

Earn up to 5.5 CME credits and 5.5 MOC points*

(*Each presentation is up to 0.5 CME credits/MOC points)

List Price

$125

Member

Complimentary

Non-Member

$125

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

1. Assess the role of anatomic variations in LAA Closure and the impact of this procedure on health economics.
2. Impact and management of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure.
3. Use ECG clues to decipher arrhythmia origin and mechanism
4. Management of ventricular arrhythmias in end stage heart failure
5. Identify strategies for arrhythmia management in cardiomyopathies including infiltrative,Takotsubo cardiomyopathies and acute myocarditis

Clinical EP Learning Pathway include the following presentations from Heart Rhythm 2017:

From P Wave Morphology to the Site of Origin and Mechanism of SVT 
Faculty - Teiichi Yamane, MD, PhD, FHRS

12 Lead (Holter) ECG in “Polymorphic” VPC: Sort Out the Chaos Before You Treat It 
Faculty - Helmut Puererfellner, MD

How LAA Anatomical Variants Influence Procedure Success and Closure Device Selection 
Faculty - Vivek Y. Reddy, MD

Is LAA Closure a Cost Effective Alternative to Oral Anticoagulation?
Faculty - Mintu P. Turakhia, MD, MS

Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure: A Review of Studies Prior to 2016
Faculty - Albert L. Waldo, MD, FHRS, CCDS

Is There Still a Role for Anti-Arrhythmic Therapy in AF Patients with Heart Failure?
Faculty – Isabelle C. Van Gelder, MD, PhD

Stress Cardiomyopathy 
Faculty - Ilan S. Wittstein, MD

Acute Myocarditis 
Faculty - Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD

Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies 
Faculty - Christopher J. McLeod, MD, PhD, FHRS

Managing Ventricular Arrhythmias in End Stage Heart Failure: Pharmacologic Considerations 
Faculty - Ratika Parkash, MD, MS, FHRS

Managing Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients with End Stage Heart Failure: The Role of Catheter Ablation
Faculty - Frederic Sacher, MD, PhD

Catheter Ablation Learning Pathway - Heart Rhythm 2017

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Catheter Ablation Learning Pathway is comprised of presentations from Heart Rhythm 2017, held May 10 - 13 in Chicago, IL.

This activity delivers discussion of cutting-edge ablation strategies from professionals well versed in ablation guidelines, strategies and  techniques.  World experts In the field share their tips and tricks for complex anatomy, troubleshooting both the routing and rare cases.  Atrial fibrillation, accessory pathways, ventricular tachycardia and sudden death are all addressed in concise, bite-sized sessions packed with knowledge.

Earn up to 3.5 CME credits and 3.5 MOC points*

(*Each presentation is 0.5 CME Credits/MOC Points)

List Price

$125

Member

Complimentary

Non-Member

$125

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

1. To discuss effective mapping and ablation strategies to ablate Long RP Tachycardias and unusual accessory pathways
2. To review the evidence for the benefits of catheter ablation and risk factor modification for atrial fibrillation patients
3. To Explain How Imaging Tools can help aid in planning ablation in complex VT cases

Catheter Ablation Learning Pathway include the following presentations from Heart Rhythm 2017:

What is the Optimal Approach to Procedural Anticoagulation in 2017?
Faculty - Jasbir S. Sra, MD, FHRS

Risk Factor Modification for AF Ablation Patients: What is the Evidence in 2017?
Faculty - Dennis H. Lau, MD, FHRS, CCDS

Evidence for Stroke Prevention
Faculty - Ross Hunter, PhD, FESC

Evidence for Mortality Benefit
Faculty - Nassir F. Marrouche, MD, FHRS

How I Approach the Long RP Tachycardia
Faculty - Melvin Scheinman, MD, FHRS

Use Parahisian Pacing and Differential Pacing to Guide Ablation
Faculty - Mario Gonzalez, MD, FHRS

Tailoring the Intervention to Disease-Specific Arrhythmia Substrate: How Can Pre-Procedural Imaging Help Inform an Interventional Strategy for Ventricular Tachycardia?
Faculty - Antonio Berruezo, MD, PhD

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