1st Annual Physiology of Pacing Symposium

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Activity Description:

The 1st annual Physiology of Pacing Symposium 2017 is designed to provide clinicians with an in-depth understanding of current methods and strategies to optimize physiological pacing of the heart. This one-day symposium will focus on His-bundle Pacing (HBP), an evolving pacing modality that has the most potential to achieve electrical excitation of the heart through the normal specialized conduction system. Participants will review the history and relevant anatomy of the conduction system with regard to HBP, with particular educational emphasis on tips and methods for successful implantation. The program will then serve to provide an overview of clinical applications that have been established and are currently being evaluated through clinical trials. Comparative clinical and/or surgical strategies to achieve cardiac resynchronization through leadless technology, multi-site pacing, and left ventricular endocardial pacing will be highlighted as well, with emphasis of physiologic considerations.


Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza Drive
Room 400
Chicago, IL 60611

Course Directors/Faculty:

Program Directors
Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, MD
Gopi Dandamudi, MD
Roderick Tung, MD
Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD
Benjamin Scherlag, MD 
Vivek J. Reddy, MD 
Weijian Huang, MD 
Daniel Lustgarten, MD, PhD
Eugenio Cingolani, MD
Olujimi Ajijola, MD, PhD 
Parikshit Sharma, MD, MPH 
Luigi Padeletti, MD 
Gaurav Upadhyay, MD 
Jagmeet Singh, MD, PhD 
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD
Michael R. Gold, MD, PhD
Pramod Deshmukh, MD
Francesco Zanon, MD
Niraj Varma, MD
Suneet Mittal, MD
Pierre Bordachar, MD

Learning 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 (HBP) for standard permanent pacing as well as for cardiac resychronization.
  • Review history and recent advances in His-bundle Pacing (HBP) and emerging clinical situations and applications in the setting of narrow and wide QRS morphology patients.
  • Describe challenges and methods for implantation technique of permanent His-bundle pacemaker.
  • Review the relevant anatomy of the membranous septum, conduction system with relation to the right atrium, and tricuspid valve.
  • Explain the potential role of His-bundle Pacing for patients with atrial fibrillation.
  • Summarize strategies and clinical evidence for the various approaches to achieve cardiac resychronization including leadless technology, multisite pacing, and left ventricular (LV) endocardial pacing.
  • Discuss strategies for improving current technologies and tools for cardiac resychronization.

Target Audience:

This educational activity is designed for electrophysiologists in practice, as well as fellows in training for clinical electrophysiology.

Contact Information:

Rossana Martinez
Tel: 773-834-5637