Defibrillation, or shock, can be the only way to stop certain heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, before they kill. If the heart beats too quickly, the chambers, or ventricles, will not have enough time to fill with blood and pump blood to the rest of the body, which can cause death. For people at high risk for the deadliest forms of arrhythmias – called ventricular tachycardia and ventricu­lar fibrillation – an internal “shocking” device may be the best protection against sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Twitter Chat sessions allow HRS members to engage with each other through an interactive social media channel. These sessions are led by subject matter experts and allow for a live open discussion on a specific topic on Twitter and a webinar-style platform. The sessions have a designated hashtag which attendees can tweet questions and comments before and during the scheduled event. Panelists then answer and debate in a live recorded webinar and respond on Twitter.

The Rhythm Management Summit will host 70 experienced EP physicians from the Middle East & North Africa regions to bring you talks on guidelines and advancements in devices, electrophysiology, and LAA closure technologies. Three international researchers will be the speakers at the summit, in addition to dedicated lectures for local EP societies to present cases and have an interactive discussions during this event.

The heart’s electrical system is responsible for making and conducting signals that trigger the heart to beat. These signals prompt the heart’s muscle to contract. With each contraction, blood is pumped throughout the body. The process begins in the upper chambers of the heart (atria), which pump blood into the lower chambers (ventricles).