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EP101 - A Program for Incoming EP Fellows

Training in electrophysiology is overwhelming and it can be challenging to know where to begin and how to organize an approach to the field.  Through an in-kind educational grant from Boston Scientific, HRS has made available an introductory course for EP.  This course is helpful to general cardiology fellows, electrophysiology fellows and allied professional staff starting a career in electrophysiology.  The course is designed to help progress the participant through the basics of electrophysiology and then to develop more complex topics. Completing this course will provide an excellent practical foundation for understanding clinical electrophysiology.

Course Director

Mark Estes, III, MD
UPMC Heart and Vascular Insititute 
Presbyterian Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

Co- Director
Joshua M. Cooper, MD
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Program Outline

Section I

Introduction to the EP Study and Intracardiac Electrograms 

Josh Cooper, MD
Fundamentals of EP Studies:  Venous Access, Catheter Selection and Placement, Sheaths, Use of ICE
Fermin Garcia, MD
Basic Stimulation Protocols and Electrophysiologic Evaluations
Josh Cooper, MD

Section II

SA and AV Node, His Purkinje System: Anatomy, Evaluation, Autonomics and Therapy

Dan Cooper, MD
Basic Electrophysiology: 101 Principles for the Clinician 
Gordon Tomaselli, MD 
Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes
Mark Estes III, MD

Section III

Techniques of Differentiating Tachycardias
Brad Knight, MD
Biophysics of Catheter Ablation 
Ed Gerstenfeld, MD
Workshop:  Entrainment, Maneuvers, Biophysics
Entrainment - Jeff Winterfield, MD

Maneuvers - Brad Knight, MD
Biophysics - Ed Gerstenfeld, MD 
Catheter Ablation of Atrial Flutter
Brad Knight, MD

Section IV

Catheter Ablation Accessory Pathways
Warren “Sonny” Jackman, MD
Catheter Ablation of AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia 
Josh Cooper, MD

Workshop:  Ablation Accessory Pathways, A Flutter, AVNRT
Accessory Pathways - Warren “Sonny” Jackman, MD
Atrial Flutter -
Greg Michaud, MD

AVNRT - Josh Cooper, MD
Ablation of Atrial Tachycardia
Warren “Sonny” Jackman, MD

AF Ablation
Greg Michaud, MD

Workshop:  Ablation AT, AF
AT Ablation - Warren “Sonny” Jackman, MD
AF Ablation - Greg Michaud, MD

Section V

Wide Complex Tachycardias: Idiopathic VTs, Bundle Branch Reentry, Antidromic Tachycardias: Mechanisms, ECG Manifestations, Invasive Assessment, and Ablation

Kevin Makati, MD
Ventricular Tachycardia in Ischemic and Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Wendy Tzou, MD
Workshop: Wide Complex Tachycardias, VT Ablation
VT - Wendy Tzou, MD
WCT and VT  - Mark Estes, III, MD
Ventricular Tachycardia - Eunjeong Kim
ECG Localization of Accessory Pathways - Edward Chu

Section VI

Basic Concepts and Engineering Aspects of Cardiac Pacing S
Susan Kim, MD
CRT-D: State of the Art 
Suneet Mittal, MD
Stroke Risk Reduction in Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation Patients
Devi Nair, MD

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
Contains: 6 Courses
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