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The Lead

An HRS member-led journal review podcast bringing you the latest EP updates on the go

The Lead is a weekly journal review podcast designed to keep you updated and informed on the EP field's latest publications and hottest topics. Key takeaways, in-depth interpretations, and informative interviews are all fitted into 15-minute time slots so that they fit easily into your busy schedule.

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Season Two Episodes (2024)

 

Episode 62: The Lead Live in Boston (A Triple Header!)

Discussion Topics:

Transvenous Extraction of Conduction System Pacing Leads: An International Multicenter (TECSPAM) Study
Safety, Efficacy, and Reliability Evaluation of a Novel Small-Diameter Defibrillation Lead: Global LEADR Pivotal Trial Results
Tachycardia Therapy and Endpoint Results of the First Modular, Intra-Body, Communicating, Subcutaneous Defibrillator-Leadless Pacemaker System: MODULAR ATP Interim Cohort

Host: Christopher Cheung, MD, MPH, Danesh Kella, MBBS, FHRS, and Deepthy Varghese, MSN, ACNP, FNP
Guests: Anish K. Amin, MD, FHRS, Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PhD, FHRS, Miguel A. Leal, MD, FHRS, Rajeev Kumar Pathak, MBBS, PhD, FHRS, Christopher Aldo A. Rinaldi, MBBS, MD. FHRS, Emily P. Zeitler, MD, MHS, FHRS
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Episode 61: A Discussion of Impact of Atrial Fibrillation Burden on Health Care Costs and Utilization

Discussion Topic: Impact of Atrial Fibrillation Burden on Health Care Costs and Utilization
Host: Bruce Koplan, MD, MPH, FHRS
Guests: Matthew R. Reynolds, MD, MS, FHRS and Esseim Sharma, MD
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Episode 60: A Discussion of Safety and Efficacy of Combining Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion With Another Cardiac Procedure

Discussion Topic: Safety and Efficacy of Combining Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion With Another Cardiac Procedure
Host: Deepthy Varghese, MSN, ACNP, FNP
Guests: Shephal K Doshi, MD and Devi G. Nair, MD, FHRS
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Episode 59: A Discussion of Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Device-Detected Atrial Fibrillation: A Study-Level Meta-Analysis of the NOAH-AFNET 6 ARTESiA Trials

Discussion Topic: Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Device-Detected Atrial Fibrillation: A Study-Level Meta-Analysis of the NOAH-AFNET 6 ARTESiA Trials
Host: Jason T. Jacobson, MD, FHRS
Guests: William H. Sauer, MD, FHRS, CCDS and Christian Thomas Ruff, MD
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Episode 58: A Discussion of Atrial Fibrillation Progression after Cryoablation versus Radiofrequency Ablation: The CIRCA-DOSE Trial

Discussion Topic: Atrial Fibrillation Progression after Cryoablation versus Radiofrequency Ablation: The CIRCA-DOSE Trial
Host: Janice Y. Chyou, MD, FHRS
Guests: Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FHRS and Julia H. Indik, MD, PhD, FHRS
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Episode 57: A Discussion of EsophAguS Deviation During RadiofrequencY Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: The EASY AF Trial

Discussion Topic:   EsophAguS Deviation During RadiofrequencY Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: The EASY AF Trial
Host: Michael S. Lloyd, MD, FHRS
Guests: Christopher R. Ellis, MD, FHRS and Stacy B. Westerman, MD, MPH
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Episode 56: A Discussion of Durability of Pulmonary Vein Isolation Using Pulsed-Field Ablation

Discussion Topic:  Durability of Pulmonary Vein Isolation Using Pulsed Field Ablation
Host: William H. Sauer, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Guests: Amin Al-Ahmad, MD, FHRS, CCDS and Jorge Romero, Jr., MD, FHRS
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Episode 55: A Discussion of Dynamic Electrocardiogram Changes are a Novel Risk Marker for Sudden Cardiac Death

Discussion Topic:  Dynamic Electrocardiogram Changes are a Novel Risk Marker for Sudden Cardiac Death
Host: Janice Y. Chyou, MD, FHRS
Guests: Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, FHRS and Marina Cerrone, MD
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Episode 54: A Discussion of Development and Validation of the DOAC Score: A Novel Bleeding Risk Prediction Tool for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation on Direct-Acting Oral Anti-Coagulants 

Discussion Topic:  Development and Validation of the DOAC Score: A Novel Bleeding Risk Prediction Tool for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation on Direct-Acting Oral Anti-Coagulants
Host: Deepthy Varghese, MSN, ACNP, FNP
Guests: Gregory Lip, MD and Elaine Y. Wan, MD, FHRS
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Episode 53: A Discussion of Long-Term Outcomes of Resynchronization-Defibrillation for Heart Failure

Discussion Topic:  Long-Term Outcomes of Resynchronization-Defibrillation for Heart Failure
Host: William H. Sauer, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Guests: Akshay Suvas Desai, MD, MPH and Sunil Kapur, MD
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Episode 52: A Discussion of Retrieval of Chronically Implanted Dual-Chamber Leadless Pacemakers in an Ovine Model

Discussion Topic: Retrieval of Chronically Implanted Dual-Chamber Leadless Pacemakers in an Ovine Model
Host: Deepthy Varghese, MSN, ACNP, FNP
Guests: Mikhael F. El-Chami, MD, FHRS and Rohit Mehta, MD, FHRS
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Episode 51: A Discussion of Omnipolar versus Bipolar Mapping to Guide Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation

Discussion Topic: Omnipolar versus Bipolar Mapping to Guide Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation
Host: Jason T. Jacobson, MD, FHRS
Guests: Isabel Deisenhofer, MD, FHRS, and Jeffrey R. Winterfield, MD, FHRS
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Episode 50: A Discussion of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Prediction: the HARMS2-AF Risk Score

Discussion Topic: New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Prediction: the HARMS2-AF Risk Score
Host: Deepthy Varghese, MSN, ACNP, FNP
Guests: Sandeep K. Goyal, MD, FHRS and Andrea M. Russo, MD, FHRS
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Episode 49: A Discussion of Stroke and Bleeding Risks of Endocardial Ablation for Ventricular Arrhythmias 

Discussion Topic: Stroke and Bleeding Risks of Endocardial Ablation for Ventricular Arrhythmias
Host: William H. Sauer, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Guests: Uyanga Batnyam, MD and Usha B. Tedrow, MD, MS, FHRS
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Episode 48: A Discussion of Influence of Monitoring and Atrial Arrhythmia Burden on Quality of Life and Health Care Utilization in Patients Undergoing Pulsed Field Ablation: A Secondary Analysis of the PULSED AF Trial

Discussion Topic: Influence of Monitoring and Atrial Arrhythmia Burden on Quality of Life and Health Care Utilization in Patients Undergoing Pulsed Field Ablation: A Secondary Analysis of the PULSED AF Trial
Host: Deepthy Varghese, MSN, ACNP, FNP
Guests: Sammy Khatib, MD and William Whang, MD, FHRS
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Episode 47: A Discussion of Multicenter Retrospective Evaluation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices

Discussion Topic: Multicenter Retrospective Evaluation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices
Host: Peter F. Aziz, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P
Guests: David Bradley, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P and Henry Chubb, MA, MBBS, PhD, FHRS, CEPS-P
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Episode 46: A Discussion of Detecting Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation from an Electrocardiogram in Sinus Rhythm: External Validation of the AI Approach

Discussion Topic: Detecting Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation from an Electrocardiogram in Sinus Rhythm: External Validation of the AI Approach
Host: Deepthy Varghese, MSN, ACNP, FNP
Guests: Hawkins Gay, MD, MPH and Matthew Kalscheur, MD
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Episode 45: A Discussion of 2023 ACC/AHA/ACCP/HRS Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation...

Discussion Topic: 2023 ACC/AHA/ACCP/HRS Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation...
Host: Michael S. Lloyd, MD, FHRS
Guests: Faisal M. Merchant, MD, FHRS and David Duncker, MD, FHRS
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Episode 44: A Discussion of Intracardiac versus Transesophageal Echocardiography for Left Atrial Appendance Occlusion with Watchman FLX in the U.S.

Discussion Topic: Intracardiac versus Transesophageal Echocardiography for Left Atrial Appendance Occlusion with Watchman FLX in the U.S.
Host: William H. Sauer, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Guests: David Chang, MD and Sunil Kapur, MD
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Episode 43: A Discussion of Implantable Subcutaneous Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

Discussion Topic: Implantable Subcutaneous Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
Host: Peter F. Aziz, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P
Guests: Maully J. Shah, MBBS, FACC, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS and Johannes von Alvensleben, MD
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