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The Lead Episode 57: A Discussion of EsophAguS Deviation During RadiofrequencY Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: The EASY AF Trial

Michael S. Lloyd, MD, FHRS, Emory University is joined by guest Christopher R. Ellis, MD, FHRS, Vanderbilt Heart and Stacy B. Westerman, MD, MPH, Emory University to discuss Esophageal deviation devices for AF Ablation.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss easy AF
Article Authors and Podcast Contributors
Article Authors
Raul Weiss, Jose Osorio, Devi Nair, Luis Aguinaga, Luis Arabia, Diego Alcivar, Amin Al-Ahmad, Gery Tomassoni, Omar Kahaly, Rohit Mehta, Chad Ward, Benjamin Holmes, Dilesh Patel, Ammar M. Killu, Thomas Munger, Michael Essandoh, Mahmoud Houmsse, Anil Rajendra, Gustavo Morales, John D. Hummel, Gokulakrishan Balasubramanian, and Emile G. Daoud

Podcast Contributors
Michael S. Lloyd, MD, FHRS, Emory University
Christopher R. Ellis, MD, FHRS, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular
Stacy B. Westerman, MD, MPH, Emory University
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Host Disclosure(s):
M. Lloyd: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting: Medtronic, Baylis Medical Company, Boston Scientific

Contributor Disclosure(s):
C. Ellis: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting: Boston Scientific, Abbott Medical, Research: Medtronic, Boehringer Ingelheim
S. Westerman: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting: Boston Scientific 

Staff Disclosure(s) (note: HRS staff are NOT in control of educational content. Disclosures are provided solely for full transparency to the learner):
S. Sailor: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
S. Colbert: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
0.25 ACE Credit
0.25 COP Credit
0.25 ABIM-MOC Point
0.25 ABP-MOC Point
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