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

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  • On-Demand

Release Date: 8/1/2018

Expiration Date: 8/1/2019

  • Participation - no CE credit: 0


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.

Presentations include:

  • 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?


Learning Objectives

  • To discuss the details re the leadless device recall and battery reliability
  • How to manage implantation and extraction and to evaluate if implant criteria are adequate; 
  • Identify the role of leadless pacing when combined with SICD and used for CRT is unknown

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Fellows
  • Nurse


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

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