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The Lead Episode 15: A Discussion of Incidence and Management of Atrioventricular Conduction Disorders in a New-Onset Left Bundle Branch Block after TAVI: A Prospective Multi Center Study
Deepthy Varghese, MSN, FNP of Northside Hospital is joined by guests David B. De Lurgio, MD, FHRS, and Bradley Pitman, CCDS, PhD, BHSc, BSc, to discuss "Incidence and management of Atrioventricular conduction disorders in a new-onset left bundle branch block after TAVI: A prospective multi center study” published in Heart Rhythm Journal in May 2023.
Learning Objectives
  • Risk stratification of patients with a new left bundle branch block following TAVI procedure.
  • Cost effectiveness of empirical pacing therapy in this high risk group of patients.
Article Authors and Podcast Contributors
Article Authors
Grégoire Massoullié, MDm, Sylvain Ploux, MD, PhD, Géraud Souteyrand, MD, Pierre Mondoly, MD, PhD, Bruno Pereira, PhD, Nicolas Amabile, MD, PhD, Frédéric Jean, MD, Didier Irles, MD, Jacques Mansourati, MD, PhD, Nicolas Combaret, MD, PhD, Alexis Mechulan, MD, PhD, Marc Badoz, MD, Antoine Da Costa, MD, PhD, Pascal Defaye, MD, PhD, Pascal Motreff, MD, PhD, Guillaume Clerfond, MD, Pierre Bordachar, MD, PhD, and Romain Eschalier, MD, PhD

Podcast Contributors
Deepthy Varghese, MSN, ACNP, FNP, of Northside Hospital

David B. De Lurgio, MD, FHRS, of Emory St. Joseph Hospital
Bradley Pitman, CCDS, PhD, BHSc, BSc, of University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital

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All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Host Disclosure(s):
D. Varghese: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Contributor Disclosure(s):
D. De Lurgio: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Boston Scientific, Medtronic, AtriCure, Inc.

B. Pitman: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott, MicroPort Scientific, CathRx

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J. Glenn: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 
S. Sailor: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
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