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OR-Live, Inc.

April 21, 2009 12:33 ET

Live Interactive Webcast: Reality EP - Tackling Left Atrial Tachycardias After Catheter Ablation for AF

April 22, 2009 at 6:00 PM CDT From Chicago, Hosted by the Heart Rhythm Society With Footage Obtained From University of Chicago Medical Center

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - This Heart Rhythm Society live webcast will feature video of an ablation procedure for a patient left atrial tachycardia post atrial fibrillation ablation procedure.

2.0 AMA-PRA Category 1 CME credits are available for this program.

2.0 CE credits are available for this program.

Expert Faculty:

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, MS

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Bradley P. Knight, MD, FACC, FHRS

University of Chicago Medical Center

Sofiane Benali, CVT/CCT

University of Chicago Medical Center

Target Audience:

--  Cardiac electrophysiologists
--  Cardiac surgeons
--  Pediatric electrophysiologists
--  Other cardiologists
--  Physician assistants
--  Nurse practitioners
--  Registered nurses
--  Members of industry

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

--  Identify common sources of atrial flutter after a left atrial ablation
    for AF
--  Prepare a strategy for difficult repeat transseptal punctures
--  Recognize the proper approach to left atrial flutters using activation
    patterns and pacing maneuvers
--  List methods to isolate recovered pulmonary vein fascicles

Patient Medical History

The patient is a 67-year-old woman with medically-refractory idiopathic atrial fibrillation and typical atrial flutter since 1998. The patient underwent pulmonary vein isolation and ablation of the cavotricuspid isthmus on August 19th, 2008. The patient now has atypical appearing atrial flutter, most likely from the left atrium, which is refractory to propafenone and cardioversion.

Highlights of the Procedure

--  Challenges related to transseptal catheterization for repeat left-
    sided procedures
--  Reisolation of recovered pulmonary vein potentials during redo
--  Value of initial pacing maneuvers with periodic reconfirmation to
    identify the mechanism of tachycardias after atrial fibrillation ablation

This program is part of the Heart Rhythm Society's AF 360® Initiative.


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Contact Information

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