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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Medical Device Safety Communication announcing a firmware update that addresses 2 previously reported safety concerns. The update includes a battery performance alert and improved cybersecurity for certain high voltage implantable cardiac devices (ICDs and CRT-Ds). Abbott has sent a medical device advisory to physicians making them aware of the firmware update.

This symposium is designed for electrophysiologists, electrophysiology fellows-in training, cardiologists, and others interested in cardiac arrhythmias. It is our intent to present the latest results of basic and clinical research and information about ablation, imaging technologies and device therapies. This year’s event offers expanded case presentation sessions and interactive discussion, as well as the latest guidelines, didactic lectures and debate by national and international experts in the field.