4th Annual Contemporary, Challenging, and Controversial Issues in Electrophysiology

Co-Sponsored Event

CME: 11.50

- Duration: 2 Days

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Activity Description:

This case-based review, with leaders in clinical electrophysiology (EP), will provide guidance and a sophisticated understanding of management techniques for patients that EP physicians are likely to encounter.

Topics and presentations have been specifically chosen in areas that are controversial, unsettled, clinically or technically challenging, or undergoing an evolution in thinking. The program will include examples of cases that are difficult to manage in the early part of one’s career or when functioning without the benefits of colleagues and senior staff. We aim to have a thorough, robust and interactive discussion with the audience, one that should lead to practical and clinical advantages.

Registration Information:

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The Westin New York Hotel at Times Square, New York, USA

Course Directors/Faculty:

Jonathan Steinberg, MD, FHRS

Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS

Suneet Mittal, MD, FHRS

Ronald D. Berger, MD, PhD, FHRS

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the new AHA guidelines that impact the management of the AF patient.
  • Evaluate pre-, intra-, and post-procedure anticoagulation for ablation.
  • Describe how one should monitor for atrial fibrillation: the role of AECGs, ILRs, and VDD ICD leads.
  • Explore the role of hybrid ablation for advanced AF, the optimal strategy after failed PVI for PAF, the optimal method for PVI, the optimal technique for LAA closure.
  • Discuss lessons learned from extraction of Fidelis® and Riata® leads.
  • Develop an understanding of the use of the subcutaneous ICD in clinical practice.
  • Participate in a debate regarding appropriate use criteria for ICD implantation.
  • Develop knowledge of activation vs. substrate mapping, as well as strategies and the role of mechanical circulatory support, during VT ablation.
  • Explain what to do when VT ablation fails: cervical sympathectomy, renal denervation, or something else.

Target Audience:

Electrophysiology (EP) attendings, EP fellows, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals with an interest in EP

Contact Information:

Christine Archibald
Tel: 732-977-5887