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Hybrid Therapies for AF: Present and Future


  • Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, CCDS - Johns Hopkins Hospital 
  • Andrea Russo, MD, FHRS - Cooper University Hospital 


  • David DeLurgio, MD, FHRS -  Emory St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Andy Kiser, MBA, MD - St. Clair Cardiovascular Surgery Associates 
  • Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS - The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute at HCA Midwest Health
  • Dave Wilber, MD, FHRS - The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute at HCA Midwest Health
  • Luigi Di Biasi, MD, PhD, FHRS - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Suneet Mittal, BA, MD, FHRS - The Valley Hospital
Accreditation & Designation 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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Learning Objectives
At the end of the activity learners will be able to;

Recognize unmet treatment need in patients with advanced atrial fibrillation

Recognize the importance of non-pulmonary vein triggers
Understand left atrial appendage as a therapeutic target
Undertand the evolution of Hybrid Convergent Therapy
Discuss the future of hybrid approaches
Grant Acknowledgement

The Heart Rhythm Society gratefully acknowledges AtriCure, Inc.  for their support of this program.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for all health care providers who manage atrial fibrillation patients and conduct research in this area. 
Disclosure Policy

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.

Content Validation Policy
The Heart Rhythm Society takes steps to assure its learners and the public that the content of certified activities is accurate and reliable. The following principles are applied to the process of validating CME content. The content is peer-reviewed to ensure the following:
Fair Balance - that content is balanced among various options available for treatment and not biased toward a particular product or manufacturer.

Patient Treatment Recommendations - that patient treatment recommendations contained in the content are evidence-based, are appropriate for the target audience, and that the patient treatment recommendations contribute to overall improvement in patient care.

Scientific Validity - that scientific studies cited in the activity conform to standards accepted by the scientific community.

Learning Objectives - that the educational content supports the learning objectives of the activity, and that the objectives stated for performance-in-practice are actionable and measurable.

Omissions - that no seminal studies, data, or best evidence are missing

Faculty Disclosures 

  • Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, CCDS: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Abbott, AtriCure, Bosense Webster, Abbott. Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators only): Boston Scientific
  • Andrea Russo, MD, FHRS: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biosense Webster, Medtronic Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators only): Boston Scientific, MedyLinx. Royalty Income: Uptodate


  • David DeLurgio, MD, FHRS: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: AtriCure, Boston Scientific, Medtronic
  • Andy Kiser, MBA, MD: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: AtriCure, Angiodynamics
  • DJ Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee and Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators only): Abbott, Jenssen, AtriCure, SentreHeart, Biotronic, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific, Medtronic
  • David Wilber, MD, FHRS: Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators only): Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Inc. Abbott, AtriCure, Thermedi
  • Luigi Di Biasi, MD, PhD, FHRS: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Biosense Webster, Stereotaxis Inc, Medtronic, Biotronic, Abbott, Boston Scientific, Pfizer, Rhythm Management Group Corp. 
  • Suneet Mittal, BA, MD, FHRS: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Sentreheart, Abbott, Boston Scientific, Cardiva Medical, Medtronic, AtriCure
Staff Disclosures  
  • Tonia Jones: Nothing to Disclose
  • Pam Magnani: Nothing to Disclose
  • Obse Debela: Nothing to Disclose


Contact Information

CME Certificates

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 

Availability: On-Demand
Available Dec 02, 2020 to Dec 01, 2023
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit
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