Riata Leads Issue Webinar


- Duration: 90 minutes

Activity Description:

This on demand webinar is in response to the Medical Device Advisory  issued by St. Jude Medical and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Class I Recall .  Moderated by Dr. Mark Estes, leading experts in the field discuss patient characteristics, implantation techniques, risk stratification, policy and regulatory considerations to help improve lead performance and patient outcomes.

Registration Information:

Access to the recording of the
Riata Leads Issue Webinar
is now available!


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Course Directors/Faculty:


  • N.A. Mark Estes III, MD, FHRS, CCDS
    Professor of Medicine, Director, New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
    Tufts Medical Center
    Boston, MA


  • Mitchell J. Shein, MS, CCDS
    Chief, Pacing, Defibrillation and Leads Branch
    Division of Cardiovascular Devices
    Food and Drug Administration
    Silver Spring, MD
  • Laurence M. Epstein, MD
    Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS, CCDS
    Director, Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • George H. Crossley, III, MD, FHRS, CCDS
    Mid State Cardiology of St. Thomas Heart
    Nashville, TN
  • Charles J. Love, MD. FHRS, CCDS
    Director, Cardiac Rhythm Device Services
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
    The Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OH

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain the most current and complete information on Riata lead performance
  • Understand clinical risk stratification
  • Define the monitoring and radiographic screening strategies
  • Explore the risks and benefits of replacement strategies
  • Understand reporting recommendations and planned research
  • Discuss how to safely manage the care of patients with Riata leads


The Heart Rhythm Society provides a forum for the open exchange and discussion of research results and scientific advancements in the field of cardiovascular pacing and electrophysiology; however, the Society makes no representation or warranty as to the truth, originality, or accuracy of the information presented in this program. Nor are the views expressed by the individual speakers necessarily the views of the Society. The Heart Rhythm Society supports the ACCME's policy on evidence-based content and encourages faculty to adhere to these standards when planning a presentation.

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Contact Information:

Russell Werlinich

Tel: 202-464-3400

Hardware / Software Requirements:

  • Software Requirement – Microsoft Windows Media Player
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  • Operating System Requirement: Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows 7 Intel® Pentium® III 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent) 128MB or RAM Mac OS Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 or above Intel Core TM Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor 128MB of RAM Plug-in Microsoft Windows Media Player