The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center is hosting a virtual international conference on complex cardiac arrhythmias

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EPLive2022 is a two-day conference attracting the world’s leading experts in cardiac electrophysiology

AUSTIN, TX, May 20, 2022 /CNW/ – June 2-3, 2022, the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) is hosting its Sixth International Symposium on Complex Arrhythmias at St. David’s Medical Center at EPLive2022.

EPLive is an intensive two-day educational meeting for clinical practicing cardiac electrophysiologists, members of various electrophysiology societies and general cardiologists interested in treating complex cardiac arrhythmias, a condition in which the heart beats irregularly or abnormally. Live cases will be streamed from St. David’s Medical Center’s new, state-of-the-art electrophysiology center along with expert commentary and will serve as the primary educational tool.

“We are honored to host our first in-person conference at the new, world-class electrophysiology center, which features six electrophysiology laboratories equipped with the latest technology,” said AndreaNatale, MD, FHRS, FACC, FESC, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, TCAI Executive Medical Director, and EP Live Course Director. By sharing real cases, we can make more effective advances in techniques and technologies that treat complex arrhythmias, and continue to improve care for patients around the world.

Arrhythmias are caused by problems with the heart’s electrical system. Many cardiac arrhythmias are treated with modern ablation procedures, which burn, freeze, or neutralize portions of the heart muscle where abnormal electrical impulses are causing irregular heartbeats. This EPLive conference is designed to help attendees better understand techniques used to treat atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, complex device implantation, and defective device removal.

It will consist of four sections: Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (A Fib), Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia (VT), Devices and Emerging Technologies. Sessions will consist of a combination of live and recorded cases from TCAI and some of the world’s leading research centers in the field including: Arrhythmia Center CardioInfantil Foundation (Colombia), Bengaluru (India), Cleveland Clinic, Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute, Mass General Hospital, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute (Texas), Methodist Hospital (Houston, Texas), Monzino Cardiology Center (Italy), Mt. Sinai Hospital (new York), Northwell Health (New York), Pacific Heart (California), Penn Heart and Vascular Center, UCLA, University of Arkansas medical center, University of Chicago Medicine, University of Colorado Medical school, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Vanderbilt University and Westside Regional Medical Center (Florida).

Cases include procedures such as FibA ablation and ablation of post-A-Fib atrial arrhythmias, VT ablation (endocardial and picardial), use of balloon catheters (cryo, apama, and laser), implantation of cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, use of a subcutaneous implant Cardioverter defibrillator, cardiac lead extraction and venoplasty. Additionally, the EPLive course will showcase new technologies developed by TCAI physicians, including electroporation and driverless dual-chamber pacing.

The conference will also focus on a variety of objectives, including:

  • Describe and apply techniques for mapping and ablating atrial arrhythmias.
  • Identify procedures to reduce complications and promote patient safety during atrial fibrillation ablation.
  • Understand the latest knowledge and guidelines for the management and treatment of arrhythmia through the use of new technologies.
  • Apply approaches that make the most effective use of emerging technologies proven to improve clinical outcomes.
  • Identify processes that could benefit from the integration of new technologies and promote safer procedures for the patient.
  • Establish procedures to reduce complications and promote patient safety during cardiac lead extraction.

In addition to the demonstrations by Dr. Natale, the EPLive conference includes presentations from several TCAI physicians, including course co-director AminAl-Ahmad, MD, and ShaneBailey, MD; Mohamed Bassiouny, MD; David Burkhardt, MD; David Burkland, MD; Robert Canby, MD; Joseph Gallinghouse, MD; Brian Greet, MD; Eric Hoenicke, MD; Rodney Horton, MD; Patrick Hranitzky, MD; Faraz Kerendi, MD; William Nesbitt, MD; Javier Sanchez, MD; Kamala Tamirisa, MD; Senthil Thambidorai, MD; David Tschopp, MD and Jason Zagrodsky, MD

Doctors receive a maximum of 14 hours of creditCM American Medical Association (AMA) Category 1 for attending the conference.

The EPLive2022 conference also includes a special program for scientists, EP graduation school, which takes place on June 4th and 5th. The live internship course brings together all the main aspects of a fellowship program (hands-on training, research opportunities, and clinical materials) in one platform, giving graduate fellows a unique opportunity to learn how to solve case scenarios in clinics. Electrophysiology grantees can observe up to 40 cases presented by world-leading experts, with commentary based on current evidence-based management strategies, and participate in a presentation where they present and defend a case before a panel of experts.

The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David’s Medical Center is one of the world’s most renowned medical research centers dedicated to the latest advances in the treatment of arrhythmias. The center is run by Dr. Natale, who is at the forefront of advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, directs numerous clinical trials and is involved in the development of new technologies and procedures.

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