KANSAS CITY HEART RHYTHM SYMPOSIUM 2018
August 18-19, 2018 | Sheraton Overland Park Hotel

Agenda

Saturday, August 18, 2018

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM Registration/Breakfast

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM

Introduction/Welcome – Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
 

Session I
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

Heart Rhythm Society – Building Stronger Roots for a Greater Global Impact!

Speaker – Dr. Thomas Deering

8:10 AM – 8:20 AM

I Can’t Get the LV Lead in for My CRT – What’s Next – New Surgical Epicardial Lead or HIS Bundle Pacing

Speaker – Dr. Andrew Krahn

8:20 AM – 8:30 AM

Does an ICD Have a Role in a Patient with a Left Ventricular Assist Device?

Speaker – Dr. Rakesh Gopinathannair

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Advances in Cardiac Re-synchronization Therapy – Beyond Multi-Polar, Multi-Site Pacing

Speaker – Dr. Sanjeev Saksena

8:40 AM – 8:50 AM

The Lead Extraction Magic Show – New Tricks and Tips From Houdini

Speaker – Dr. Yoaav Krauthammer

8:50 AM – 9:10 AM

Panel Discussion

Session II
9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

Pioneer in Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Award – Out of Sight – Out of Mind

Speaker Dr. John Camm

9:40 AM – 9:50 AM

Chicken or Egg? The Atrial Fibrillation – Heart Failure Conundrum – Impact of Ablation on Outcomes 

Speaker – Dr. Sanjeev Saksena

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM

Heart Rhythm Monitoring – How to Harness the Power of Holter’s, Patches, Event Recorders and Smart Device Platforms

Speaker – Dr. Paul Dorian

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Panel Discussion

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM

Break

Session III
10:40  AM – 10:50 AM

Are Implantable Loop Recorders Used to Their Full Potential

Speaker – Dr. Christine Albert

10:50  AM – 11:00 AM

Role of Primary Prevention ICD in Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Speaker – Dr. Michael Gold

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

Optimizing Subcutaneous ICD Treatment – Implantation Through Follow Up

Speaker – Dr. Andrea Russo

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel Discussion

Session IV
11:30 AM – 11:40 AM

My Patient with a Cardiac Device Needs and MRI! Safety Data for Non-Conditional/Conditional Devices and Abandoned Leads

Speaker – Dr. David Sandler

11:40 AM – 11:50 AM

Cyber-Security and Cardiac Devices – Fake News or Fact?

Speaker – Dr. David Slotwiner

11:50 AM –12:00 PM

Generator Replacement in Primary Prevention with Improved LVEF

Speaker – Christine Albert

12:00 PM –12:15 PM

Panel Discussion

12:15 PM –1:00 PM

Lunch Break

Session V
1:00 PM – 1:10 PM

My Atrial Fibrillation Patient has Gastrointestinal Bleeding – Management Strategy from the Gastroenterologist Vantage Point

Speaker – Dr. Prashanth Pandya

1:10 PM – 1:20 PM

Novel Oral Anticoagulation Versus Warfarin – Impact of Complications and Other Real World Issues on Safety and Efficacy

Speaker – Dr. Sanjeev Saksena

1:20 PM – 1:30 PM

My AF Patient Had an Embolic Event/Hemorrhage in the Brain – What Next?

Speaker – Dr. Iftehkar Ahmed

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM

Role of Remote Magnetic Navigation in Arrhythmia Therapy

Speaker – Dr. Peter Weiss

1:40 PM – 1:50 PM

Cardioversion After LAA Closure in AF Patients – Do you Really Need Oral Anticoagulants?

Speaker – Dr. Minglong Chen

1:50 PM – 2:10 PM

Panel Discussion

Session VI
2:10 PM – 2:20 PM

Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia Treatment – What Has Changed in the Last Decade

Speaker – Dr. Luigi Di Biase

2:20 PM – 2:30 PM

Does Detailed Autonomic Testing Really Help Manage Vasovagal Syncope – POTS and Others? 

Speaker – Dr. Andrea Russo

2:30 PM  –  2:40PM

TASER® Electrical Weapons and Cardiac Deaths – What Have We Learnt in the Last Decade

Speaker Dr. Mark Kroll

2:40 PM – 3:10 PM

Panel Discussion

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM

Break

Session VII
3:30 PM – 3:40 PM

How Can You Partner with Heart Rhythm Society?

Speaker – Ms. Christine Wurster

3:40 PM – 3:50 PM

Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion in Stroke Prophylaxis – Ongoing Clinical Trials

Speaker – Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

3:50 PM – 4:00 PM

It Must Be There for a Reason – What Will Go Wrong if the Left Atrial Appendage is Closed?

Speaker – Dr. Moussa Mansour

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM

AF Ablation and LAA Closure – Same Procedure or Sequential?

Speaker – Dr. Andrea Natale

4:10 PM – 4:20 PM

Managing Clots and Leaks After LAA Closure

Speaker – Dr. Jie Cheng

4:20 PM – 4:40 PM

Panel Discussion

Session XIII

4:40 PM – 5:30 PM 

Interesting Cases

Speakers – 

Dr. Chandra Vasamreddy

Dr. Deepak Bangalore

Dr. Omair Yousuf

Dr. Rhea Pimentel

 
 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Session IX
7:30 AM – 7:50 AM

Manohar Gowda Memorial Young Cardiovascular Researcher Award Presentation 

Session X
7:50 AM – 8:00 AM

Wearable External Defibrillators – Are We Overusing or Under Using

Speaker – Dr. David Slotwiner

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM

Routine Prophylactic AF Ablation Should be Performed While Ablating CTI Dependent AFL and Vice Versa

Speakers –  Dr. Andrea Natale & Dr. Paul Dorian

8:45 AM – 8:55 AM

Role of Hemodynamic Support During  Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Ablation – Choosing the Appropriate Patient

Speaker – Dr. Arash Aryana

8:55 AM – 9:05 AM

Myocarditis in Ventricular Arrhythmias – Insights from the MAVERIC Registry

Speaker – Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

9:05 AM – 9:15 AM

Intra-Procedural Tricks for an Effective and Safe PVC Ablation, Localization, Access and Ablation

Speaker – Dr. Minglong Chen

9:15 AM – 9:25 AM

Is Ablation Still Atrial Fibrillation’s Salvation? Lessons from CABANA

Speaker – Dr. Douglas Packer

9:25 AM – 9:35 AM

AF Ablation Post CABANA – The Non-Electrophysiologist Prospective

Speaker – Dr. Steve Marso

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM

Panel Discussion

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Break

Session XI
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM

Saving the Esophagus – Peri-procedural Strategies

Speaker – Dr. Vijay Swarup

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM

Balloon Based Therapies for Pulmonary Vein Isolation – Cryo, Laser and Radiofrequency Energy Ablation

Speaker – Dr. Gerhard Hindricks

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM

Adjunctive Therapies for Pulmonary Vein Isolation – Non-Paroxysmal AF – Amaze Study and More

Speaker – Dr. Luigi Di Biase

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM

Does Contact Force Catheter Improve the Safety and Effectiveness of Radiofrequency Ablation?

Speaker – Dr. Moussa Mansour

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion

Session XII
 
11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

Atrial Fibrillation and Dementia – Can We Save the Brain

Speaker – Dr. John Camm

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM

AF Surgery – Practical Approaches for 2018

Speaker – Dr. Ahmed Romeya

11:20 AM – 11:30 AM

Stem Cell Therapy for Pacing and Heart Failure

Speaker Dr. Buddhadeb Dawn

11:30 AM – 11:40 AM

Life Style Management for AF Prophylaxis and Therapy – Weight Loss, Exercise, Sleep Apnea and Recreational Drugs

Speaker – Dr. Thomas Deering

11:40 AM – 11:50 AM

Practical Tips for Epicardial Access Mapping and Ablation

Speaker – Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM

Safety and Efficacy of Leadless Pacemakers – Single/Dual Chamber, CRT, Ablate and Pacing Platforms

Speaker – Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Panel Discussion

 
12:20 PM

Closing remarks and adjourn

Speaker – Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

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