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Title: Atrial Fibrillation as a Presenting Symptom of Cardiac Sarcoid
Credits: Ali Hussain, Alvin C. Yiu, Uzoagu A. Okonkwo, John-paul O’shea
Title: Does Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion by an Epicardial Clipinfluence Left Atrial Hemodynamics? Pilot Results of Invasive Intra-Cardiac Measurements
Credits: Samuel Heuts, John H. Heijmans, Mark La Meir and Bart Maesen
Title: Exploring the Association Between Physical Activity and Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses
Credits: Andreas Müssigbrodt, Alireza Sepehri Shamloo, John Mandrola, Jawdat Abdulla, Hakeem Ayinde, Cristian Ricci, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Chun Shing Kwok, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Andrea Natale, Jedrzej Kosiuk, Tiago Luiz Luz Leiria, Simon Kircher, Nikolaos Dagres, Sergio Richter, Arash Arya1, Andreas Bollmann, Gerhard Hindricks, and Michael Doering
Title: High Power Ultra Short Duration Ablation with HD Grid Improves Freedom from Atrial Fibrillation and Redo Procedures Compared to Circular Mapping Catheter
Credits: John D. Day MD, Brian Crandall MD,Sriharsha Kanuri MD, , Michael Cutler DO, Ph.D, Jeffrey Osborn MD, Jared Miller MD,Charles Mallender MD,DhanunjayaLakkireddy MD
Title: Extreme Obesity is Associated with Low Success Rate of Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation
Credits: Toshimasa Okabe, MD, Benjamin Buck, MD, Samuel A. Hayes MD, Thura T.Harfi MD, MPH, Muhammad R. Afzal, MD, Jaret Tyler, MD, Mahmoud Houmsse, MD, Steven J. Kalbfleisch, MD, Raul Weiss, MD, John D. Hummel, MD, Ralph S. Augostini, MD, Emile G. Daoud, MD
Title: Thromboembolic Outcomes of Different Anticoagulation Strategies for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in the Setting of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Systematic Review
Credits: Matthew R. Lozier, Alexandra M. Sanchez, John J. Lee, Elie M. Donath, Vicente E. Font, Esteban Escolar
Title: Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Training in Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Credits: Zachary M. DeBoard, Thomas K. Varghese Jr, John R. Doty, Craig H. Selzman
Title: The Impact of Repeated Cardioversions for Atrial Fibrillation on Stroke, Hospitalizations, and Catheter Ablation Outcomes
Credits: Victoria Jacobs, Heidi T. May, Tami L. Bair, Brian G. Crandall , Michael J. Cutler DO, John D. Day , Viet Le , Charles Mallender, Jeffrey S. Osborn , J. Peter Weiss, T. Jared Bunch
Title: Incidence of Atrial Fibrosis in Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation Patients and its Impact on Recurrence after Pulmonary Vein Antral Isolation
Credits: Ayman Morttada Abd El Moteleb, Osama Ali Diab, , John Kamel Zarif, Ahmed Nabil Ali
Title: Successful Denovo Implantation and Explanation of an Old Malfunctioning Micratm Leadless Pacemaker
Credits: Muhammad R. Afzal, MD, Tawseef Dar, MD, Mahmoud Houmsse, MD, Ralph Augostini, MD, Emile G. Daoud, MD, John Hummel, MD#
Title: Surgical Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage: The Past, The Present, The Future
Credits: John J. Squiers, MD, James R. Edgerton, MD
Title: Natural History of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Implanted at or after the Age of 70 years in a Veteran Population: A Single Center Study
Credits: Tarek Ajam, MD Vikas Kalra, MD Changyu Shen, PhD Xiaochen Li MS Sandeep Gautam, MD Thomas Kambur, MD Mamta Barmeda, BSc Kyle W. Yancey, MD Samer Ajam, MD Jason Garlie, MD John M. Miller, MD Rahul Jain, MD, MPH
Title: Atrial Fibrillation is Associated with Increased Pacemaker Implantation Rates in the Placement of AoRTic TraNscathetER Valve (PARTNER) Trial
Credits: Angelo B. Biviano, MD, Tamim Nazif, MD, Jose Dizon, MD, Hasan Garan, MD, Mark Abrams, MD, Jessica Fleitman, MD, Dua Hassan, MD, Samir Kapadia, MD, Vasilis Babaliaros, MDc, Ke Xu, PhD, Josep Rodes-Cabau, MD, Wilson Y. Szeto, MD, William F. Fearon, MD, Danny Dvir, MD, Todd Dewey, MD, Mathew Williams, MD, Steven Kindsvater, MD, Michael J. Mack, MD, John G. Webb, MD, D. Craig Miller, MD, Craig R. Smith, MD, Martin B. Leon, MD Susheel Kodali, MD
Title: Reducing the risk of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation with direct oral anticoagulants. Is one of these not like the others?
Credits: Paul P. Dobesh, John Fanikos
Title: Percutaneous Vacuum-assisted Thrombectomy Device Used for Removal of Large Vegetations on Infected Pacemaker and Defibrillator Leads as an Adjunct to Lead Extraction
Credits: Raymond Schaerf, Sasan Najibi, John Conrad
Title: Emergency covered stent implantation for rupture of a pulmonary vein after balloon angioplasty for postinterventional pulmonary vein stenosis
Credits: Sebastian Hilbert, MD, Silke John, MD, Frank-Thomas Riede, MD, Arash Arya, MD, Ingo Paetsch, MD, Cosima Jahnke, MD, Gerhard Hindricks, MD, Andreas Bollmann, MD, PhD
Title: Sotalol versus Amiodarone in Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Credits: John Somberg, MD, Janos Molnar, MD
Title: My Patient Taking A Novel Oral Anticoagulant Presents With Major GI Bleeding
Credits: Amartya Kundu, Partha Sardar, Jessica Huston, Parijat Sen, Saurav Chatterjee, Ramez Nairooz, John J. Ryan, Wilbert S. Aronow
Title: Conjoined Inferior Pulmonary Veins during Pulmonary Vein Isolation: Prevalence and Novel Approach for Pulmonary Vein Isolation with Cryoballoon
Credits: Estelle Torbey MD, Jonathan Spagnola MD , Rob Sangrigoli MD FHRS*, John Harding MD, FHRS*, Marcin Kowalski MD, FHRS
Title: Better Lesion Creation and Assessment During Catheter Ablation
Credits: Saurabh Kumar, Chirag R. Barbhaiya, Samuel Balindger, Roy M. John, Laurence M. Epstein, Bruce A. Koplan, Usha B. Tedrow, William G. Stevenson, Gregory F. Michaud
Title: Non-Invasive Estimation of Left Atrial Dominant Frequency in Atrial Fibrillation from Different Electrode Sites: Insight from Body Surface Potential Mapping
Credits: Marjan Bojarnejad, James R Blake, John Bourke, Ewan Shepherd, Alan Murray, Philip Langley
Title: Catheter Ablation without Fluoroscopy: Current Techniques and Future Direction
Credits: Amee M. Bigelow, MD, Grace Smith, MD, John M. Clark, MD
Title: New Technologies in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Credits: John Rickard, MD, MPH, Saman Nazarian MD, PhD
Title: Safety and Efficacy of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in Young Patients
Credits: Jane Dewire, Sunil Agarwal, Irfan K. Khurram, Joseph E. Marine, Ronald Berger, David Spragg, Hiroshi Ashikaga, John Rickard, Saman Nazarian, Hugh Calkins
Title: Left atrial thrombosis despite Dabigatran therapy
Credits: Anil Pandit, Fayaz A Hakim, Komandoor Srivathsan, John J Lynch
Title: Thinking outside the Box: Rotor Modulation in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Credits: Ruchir Sehra MD FHRS, Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PHD, FHRS,John Humme, MD
Title: Relationship of Ostial Pulmonary Vein Scar with Reduction in Pulmonary Vein Size after Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: An Observational Cohort Study
Credits: Thomas H. Hauser, MD, MMSc, MPH, Dana C. Peters PhD, John V. Wylie, MD, Catherine Lau, MD, Mark E. Josephson MD, Warren J. Manning, MD
Title: Left Atrial Anatomy in Patients Undergoing Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Credits: David Krum, MS, John Hare, BS, Carol Gilbert, RN, Indrajit Choudhuri, MD, Naoyo Mori, PhD, Jasbir Sra, MD
Title: Effect of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Credits: Sanjay Kumar MD, FASH, Sarah Qu MD, PhD, John T. Kassotis MD, FACP, FACC, FASA, FHRS
Title: Demographic characteristics and patterns of medication in atrial fibrillation patients in South-West Ontario: insights from a large primary care database.
Credits: Robert J Petrella, MD, PhD, Luc Sauriol, PhD
Title: Gender and Racial Characteristics of Patients Referred to a Tertiary Atrial Fibrillation Center
Credits: Pamela K. Mason, MD, Liza Moorman, RN, ACNP-BC, Douglas E. Lake, PhD, J. Michael Mangrum, MD, John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD, John D. Ferguson, MBChB, MD, Srijoy Mahapatra, MD, Kenneth C. Bilchick, MD, David Wiggins, BS, RN, J. Paul Mounsey, MD, PhD, J. Randall Moorman, MD
Title: Cardiac Image Registration: Rotational Error Correction and Gated Stabilization for Cardiac Motion
Credits: Jasbir S. Sra, MD, Elisabeth Soubelet, PhD, Regis Vaillant, PhD, David Krum, MS, John Hare, BS, Barry Belanger, PhD, Indrajit Choudhuri, MD, Anwer Dhal, MD, Vikram Nangia, MD, M. Eyman Mortada, MD, Atul Bhatia, MD, Zalmen Blanck, MD, Ryan Cooley, MD, Masood Akhtar, MD
Title: Atrial Fibrillation in Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy - Antiarrhythmics, ablation and more!
Credits: Gangadhar Malasana MD, John D. Day MD, T. Jared Bunch MD
Title: Presence of left atrial appendage thrombus in patients presenting for left atrial ablation of atrial fibrillation despite pre-operative anticoagulation.
Credits: Joseph P. de Bono, Sacha Bull, John Paisey, David Tomlinson, Kim Rajappan, Yaver Bashir, Harald Becher, Timothy R Betts
Title: Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in patients with obesity
Credits: John V. Wylie, Jr., MD, Mark E. Josephson, MD
Title: Sinus Node Dysfunction in Atrial Fibrillation: Cause or Effect?
Credits: Anna Kezerashvili, MD, Andrew K. Krumerman, MD, John D. Fisher MD
Affiliation: Dr. John Clark from Akron Children’s Hospital is an Associate Professor of Medicine at North Eastern Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. He is a pediatric cardiac electrophysiologist and the director of the pediatric arrhythmia center at Akron Children’s Hospital. He has more than 15 years of work experience in pediatric electrophysiology. Dr. Clark is among the first in the world to perform a fluoroless ablation and he continues to advocate for a zero fluoroscopy approach, having completed more than 500 pediatric ablations without the use of fluoroscopy. His research interests encompass innovative advances and strategies related to zero fluoroscopy ablations including procedures in complex congenital heart patients and pregnancy.
Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, Section for Cardiac Electrophysiology
Affiliation: John Somberg is currently a Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Rush University in Chicago. He also serves as Chief the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and the Director of the Masters in Clinical Research Program at Rush University. Dr. Somberg is the Editor of the American Therapeutics and has served for 14 years on the Circulatory Device Advisory Panel with the FDA. Dr. Somberg completed a cardiology fellowship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard Medical School, ran the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Albert Einstein and was the Chief of Cardiology at the Chicago Medical School prior to his current position. His areas of specialization are anti-arrhythmic pharmacology and drug and device development.
Affiliation: He is an IBHRE certified cardiac device specialist and a University Research Lecturer and British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK. In addition to clinical research, he runs a basic science research program into the autonomic control of cardiac excitability and arrhythmias supported by the British Heart Foundation.
Affiliation: Pawel T. Matusik, M.D., Ph.D., has special medical and scientific interests in electrocardiology, geriatrics and basic sciences in cardiovascular medicine. He is a member of the European Society of Cardiology, European Heart Rhythm Association and "Club 30" of the Polish Cardiac Society.
Affiliation: Dr. Gilutz Harel received his M.D. degrees from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel at 1980. He was appointed as a director of the intensive coronary cardiac care unit at 1995 at the Soroka University Medical Center, a 1000-bed tertiary care and university hospital, affiliated with the Ben-Gurion University. At 1996-97 he was a visiting professor at the cardiovascular division at Stanford University where he had training in IVUS (Paul Yock) and passively participated in the research group of John Cook).
Affiliation: Dr. Fontaine is Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and Director of the Arrhythmia Services. He attained an M.B.A. in the specialty of Healthcare management from the Lebow College of Business and is a life-time member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society (Summa cum Laude). He served on the Clinical Trials Review Committee and the Electrical Signaling and Ion transport and Arrhythmia study section at the NIH; and also holds ad hoc positions on the editorial board of several journals and is a manuscript reviewer for several peer-review journals. Among his professional interests are cardiac resynchronization therapy, risk stratification of patients for sudden cardiac arrest and the evaluation and management of patients with syncope. He is active in the performance of device implantation and complex ablation procedures.
Affiliation: Dr. Salvatore Rosanio joined the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), Fort Worth, TX in December 2012 as Professor of Medicine and as Attending Cardiologist at John Peter Smith Hospital and Columbia Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Rosanio has authored and co-authored significant research contributions in the fields of stress echocardiography, invasive cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiac pacing published by the top journals in the field, such as Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine.
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