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Core Concepts in EP 2022
Description
Core Concepts in EP is designed to serve as a wide audience within the EP community, not only U.S. physicians preparing to certify or recertify. It is intended to be an indispensable tool for providing a fundamentally sound EP knowledge base. 

Course Highlights

Over 20 recorded didactic lectures with nine case-based workshops delivered by leading experts covering:
  • Basic cardiac and intracardiac electrophysiology
  • Pharmacology of antiarrhythmic drugs
  • Noninvasive testing for arrhythmias
  • Atrial and other supraventricular tachycardias
  • Catheter ablation
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • Cardiac pacing
  • Intracardiac ultrasound in EP
  • Transseptal catheterization techniques
  • Pericardial access for epicardial mapping and ablation
  • Complications of EP procedures - avoidance and management


Program Details

Welcome and Overview of Course


Session I: Basic Science and Fundamentals of Electrophysiology

  • Basic Electrophysiology Principles for the Clinician
  • Inherited Ion Channelopathies
  • Sinoatrial and Atrioventricular Nodes and His-Purkinje System: Anatomy, Evaluation, Autonomics and Therapy
  • Retrograde Conductions
  • Workshop #1: Electrocardiographic/Electrophysiologic Correlations
    • Physiology and Conduction
    • Basic Science and Channelopathies
    • Basic Science

Session II: Invasive Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Use of Overdrive Pacing/Entrainment in Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Principles of Entrainment: Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Techniques of Differentiating SVT Mechanisms: Part I
  • Techniques of Differentiating SVT Mechanisms: Part II
  • Workshop #2: Entrainment and SVT Maneuvers
    • SVT Maneuvers Cases
    • Entrainment Cases  – VT
    • Entrainment Cases – SVT
  • Catheter Ablation of Atrial Tachycardia and Typical Atrial Flutter
  • Physiology, Mapping and Catheter Ablation of Accessory Pathways
  • Workshop #3: SVT Mechanisms/Maneuvers
  • Physiology of Catheter Ablation of AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia
  • Special Workshop: 12 Lead ECG for PVC and VT Localization

Session III: Invasive Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Ventricular Tachycardia: Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy and other Unique VT Syndromes
  • Workshop #4: SVT and VT Invasive/Noninvasive Correlation
  • Wide Complex Tachycardias: Idiopathic VTs, Bundle Branch Reentry, Antidromic Tachycardias – Mechanisms, ECG Manifestations, Invasive Assessment and Ablation
  • Workshop #5: Invasive/Noninvasive Correlation

Session IV: Noninvasive Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Antiarrhythmic Drugs: Part I
  • Antiarrhythmic Drugs: Part II - Case Scenarios
  • Workshop #6: Electrocardiographic/Electrophysiological Correlations
  • Mechanisms, Pharmacologic, and Non-Pharmacologic Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Biophysics of Catheter Ablation
  • Workshop #7: Electrocardiographic/Electrophysiological Correlations, Atrial Fibrillation, Clinical Scenarios and Syndromes

Session V: Clinical Scenarios/Device Management

  • Implantable Devices: Evaluation, Management and Troubleshooting
  • Workshop #8: Device Cases
  • Workshop #9: Arrhythmia Case Studies/Putting It All Together for the Board
  • Testable Concepts

Special Technology Sessions

  • Transseptal Catheterization
  • Complications of Electrophysiologic Studies – Avoidance and Treatment
  • Use of Intracardiac Ultrasound in Electrophysiology Procedures
  • Pericardial Access for Epicardial Mapping and Ablation
  • Cardiac Conduction System Pacing – Theory and Practice
  • Electroanatomical Mapping – Principles and Pitfalls
Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the current guidelines related to evaluation and management of patients with cardiac rhythm disturbances
  2. Describe the role of electrophysiologic testing in managing patients with brady arrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias
  3. Identify the advantages and limitations of diagnostic electrophysiologic methods
  4. Identify the role of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of arrhythmias
  5. Recognize the basic electrophysiology and genetics of inherited conditions associated with cardiac arrhythmias
  6. Recognize clinical, electrocardiographic, and electrophysiologic characteristics of specific cardiac arrhythmia syndromes
  7. Interpret complex electrophysiologic and electrocardiographic tracings
  8. Interpret stored electrograms from pacemakers and ICDs
  9. Understand the role, utility and limitations of imaging (fluoroscopy, intracardiac echocardiography, electroanatomic mapping) in electrophysiologic procedures
  10. Understand different methods of safely accessing left atrium with transseptal techniques, and pericardial space for electrophysiologic procedures
  11. Describe potential complications of electrophysiologic procedures, how to avoid them when possible and remedy them when they occur
Target Audience
Clinical Cardiac EPs
Directors of EP Labs
Cardiologists
Non-US physicians preparing for EP certification exams
Physicians seeking a comprehensive overview of electrophysiology
Faculty
John M. Miller, MD, FHRS
Indiana University School of Medicine I Director, Clinical Cardiac EP

Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS
Vanderbilt University Medical School Chief, Arrhythmia Science I Professor of Medicine

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center I Cardiology Chair

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS
Mayo Clinic I Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

David J. Callans, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, FHRS
University of California, San Francisco I Professor

Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, FHRS
Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona I Attending Physician

Barry London, MD, PhD
University of Iowa I Professor

Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Cardiac Electrophysiology I Professor of Medicine

William M. Miles, MD, FHRS
University of Florida I Professor of Medicine

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS
University of Washington School of Medicine I Faculty

William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center I Professor of Medicine

Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, FHRS
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine I Professor of Medicine

Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS
University of Chicago I Associate Professor of Medicine

Pugazhendi Vijayaraman, MD, FHRS
Geisinger Heart Institute 
CME Statements

Accreditation Statement

The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Designation Statement

The Heart Rhythm Society designates this Other (blended internet live and enduring material) activity for a maximum of 37 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Statement

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) StatementSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 37 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

 

 

Deadline to Report MOC Points to ABIM 

ABIM MOC Points: Claim your points before December 31, 2022.

 

 

Disclosure of Faculty's Commercial Relationship(s)

CME Disclosure Policy

The Heart Rhythm Society is committed to the provision of Continuing Medical Education (CME) that is balanced, objective, and evidence-based. The Heart Rhythm Society adheres to the Standards for Commercial Support (SCS) of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) which requires that those individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity (including planners, faculty, authors, committee members, content reviewers, editors, and staff) disclose all relevant* financial relationships (for self and for individual's spouse/partner) with an ACCME-defined commercial interest** from the preceding 12 months.

 

Any individual who refuses to disclose financial relationships is disqualified from participating in HRS educational activities. Employees and Owners of ACCME-defined commercial interests can have no role in the planning or implementation of CME activities related to their products or services without a special exception from the HRS Chief Learning Officer that is granted only in specific circumstances that meet stringent ACCME requirements.

All relevant financial relationships are reviewed and mitigated.  


Faculty Disclosures

Samuel J. Asirvtham, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: St. Jude Medical, Medtronic, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Biosig Technologies, MediLynx

Intellectual Property Rights: AliveCor

David J. Callans, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Medtronic, Best Doctors, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Impulse Dynamics USA, Thermedical, Biosense Webster, Inc., Baylis Medical Company, BioSig, Mediasphere Medical, Coherex, Abbott Medical
Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators Only): Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Inc., Biotronik, Abbott
Other Financial Relationships: Wolters Kluver (author)

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Kestra, Inc., Hylomorph, Biotronik, MediLynx, Impulse Dynamics USA, Abbott, Biosense Webster, Inc., Milestone Pharmaceuticals
Royalty Income: Elsevier

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biosense Webster, Inc., Medtronic, Abbott, Boston Scientific

Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators only): Biosense Webster, Inc., Farapulse

Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Elsevier, Medtronic, Inc.


Barry London, MD, PhD
Nothing Relevant to Disclose.


Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Biosense Webster, Inc., Philips


Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott, Mediasphere Medical, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, Medtronic


William M. Miles, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Medtronic

Fellowship Support: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, Biosense Webster, Inc., Biotronik

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Inc., Biotronik, BioSig, Medtronic, Abbott, Ablacon, Inc. 

Royalty Income: Elsevier
Fellowship Support: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Inc.

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: EBR Systems

Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators only): Kestra, Inc., AtriCure, Inc., Biotronik
Royalty Income: Elsevier

William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS
Stocks - Publicly Traded: Apple Inc.

Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, FHRS
Ownership/Partnership/Principal: Domicell, LLC

Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott, AtriCure, Inc., Biotronik, Medtronic


Pugazhendi Vijayaraman, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott, Medtronic, Biotronik, Boston Scientific

Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators only): Medtronic
Fellowship Support: Medtronic


The content reviewers have the following disclosures. All relevant financial relationship disclosures have been mitigated.

Daniel V. Alexander, DO, FHRS, CCDS
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Emad F. Aziz, DO, MBChB, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biotronik, Impulse Dynamics USA
Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators Only): Impulse Dynamics USA, MicroPort Scientific Corporation, Boston Scientific, EBR Systems

Edmond M. Cronin, MBChB, FHRS, CEPS-A, CCDS
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Christopher V. DeSimone, MD, PhD, FHRS
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Jonathan Walter Dukes, MD
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Medtronic, BMS/Pfizer Alliance, Biosense Webster, Inc., Biotronik
Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators Only): Boston Scientific

Ethan Fry, DO
Nothing relevant to disclose.

James K. Gabriels, MD
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Celine Galagher, BSN, MS, PhD, RN
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Dicky A. Hanafy, MD, PhD
Nothing relevant to disclose.

David W. Ho, BS, MD, MS
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Henry D. Huang, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: CardioFocus, Inc., Biosense Webster, Inc.
Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators Only): Medtronic

Ayman A. Hussein, MD, FHRS
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Vanessa M. Kalis, DNP, ACNP, RN
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Hiro Kawata, MD, PhD, FHRS, CEPS-A
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biotronik

Danesh Kella, MBBS, FHRS
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Ioanna Koniari, MD, PhD, DPhil, CCDS, CEPS-A
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Michael S. Lloyd, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Medtronic, Boston Scientific

Faisal M. Merchant, MD, FHRS
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Daniel P. Morin, MD, MPH, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott

Duy Thai Nguyen, MA, MD, FHRS
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Hoang H. Nguyen, MD
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Julius Obergassel
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Crstiano F. Pisani, MD, PhD
Speakers' Bureau: Biosense Webster, Inc.

Leon M. Ptaszek, MD, PhD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Inc., World Care Clinical Consultants, Moderna Therapeutics, Abbott, Neutrace, Aquaheart

Sandeep A. Saha, MD, MS, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Medtronic
Speakers' Bureau: Medtronic

Abhijeet Singh, MD
Nothing Relevant to Disclose.

Felix O. Sogade, MD, FHRS
Stocks - Publicly Traded: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Medtronic, Abiomed

Komandoor S. Srivathsan, MD
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott

Kara Stout, DO, MPH
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Anthony Trela, MSN, CPNP, RN, FHRS, CCDS
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Deepthy Varghese, MSN, FNP
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Juan Carlos Zerpa Acosta, MD
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott


The following Heart Rhythm Society Staff have nothing relevant to disclose:
Sarah Albright Alfano, MD, MBA, MPH
Michele Anderson
Jordan Glenn
Molly Holt
Pam Magnani
Sarah Sailor
Stephen Sye

Contact Information
CME Certificates will be awarded and available to download and print following the completion of the course and the course evaluation. Should you have any questions regarding your CME certificate, please contact CME@HRSonline.org 
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Jul 22, 2025
Cost: Member: $1,150.00
Non-Member: $1,650.00
Credit Offered:
37 CME Credits
37 COP Credits
37 ABIM-MOC Points
37 ABP-MOC Points
Contains: 7 Courses
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