This free 30 minute presentation will cover the spectrum of rhythm control strategies with focused topics, including the recent update to the AF Guidelines, pharmacological treatment options, and the latest thinking on rate vs. rhythm control. A case-based format will be utilized to demonstrate clinical decision pathways and the pros and cons of various therapeutic options, including FDA-approved antiarrhythmic agents.

WASHINGTON, DC — New multicenter research reveals that female patients fail ablation procedures more often than male patients, according to a study published in the February edition of the HeartRhythm Journal, the official journal of the Heat Rhythm Society. The study also shows that males undergo catheter ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation five times as often as females and typically with significantly fewer complications.

WASHINGTON, DC — The Heart Rhythm Society applauds the introduction of Senate Resolution SRES 220 which calls for the designation of September as National Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Awareness Month. The resolution reinforces the need to raise awareness and garner support for initiatives affecting AF, a condition that impacts roughly 2.2 million Americans.

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2010 — New findings confirm atrial fibrillation (AF) is independently associated with the risk of all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s and other senile and vascular dementia types. According to a study published in the April edition of the HeartRhythm Journal, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, the presence of atrial fibrillation indicated higher mortality rates in all dementia subtypes; however, mortality risk was most prominent in the youngest population studied.

Over the four days of the meeting all the aspects of cardiac arrhythmias, from epidemiology, to pathophysiology, natural history of heart rhythms, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, will be simultaneously dealt in 11 different rooms by over 400 invited speakers, all internationally renowned leaders in the field of clinical arrhythmology, electrophysiology and cardiac pacing.