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Title: ICE-Derived Left Atrial and Left Ventricular Endocardial and Myocardial Speckle Tracking Strain Patterns in Atrial Fibrillation at the Time of Radiofrequency Ablation

Credits: Jian-Fang Ren, Shiquan Chen, David J. Callans, Qiang Liu, Gregory Supple, David S. Frankel, Pasquale Santangeli, RuhongJiang, David Lin, Matthew Hyman, Lu Yu, Michael Riley, Yaxun Sun, Zuwen Zhang, Chan Yu, Robert D. Schaller, Sanjay Dixit, Bei Wang, Chenyang Jiang, Francis E. Marchlinski


Title: Same-Day Versus Next-Day Discharge Strategies for Left Atrial Ablation Procedures: A Parallel, Intra-Institutional Comparison of Safety and Feasibility

Credits: Matthew T. Brown , Mary M.Pelling, SorooshKiani , Faisal M. Merchant, MikhaelF. El-Chami , Angel R. Leon , Stacy Westerman , Anand Shah, Donna Wise , Michael S. Lloyd


Title: Pulmonary Vein Isolation Followed by AV node Ablation and CRT-P Implantation without Fluoroscopy in a Super Morbidly Obese Patient: A Case Report

Credits: Robert L. Percell, Jr, Matthew E. Johnson, RaghuveerDendi


Title: Diagnostic Tools to Assess Dysfunction of Autonomic Control of the Heart

Credits: Richard Sutton


Title: Effect of Intensive Blood Pressure Loweringon Incident Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Credits: Matthew J. Singleton, Lin Y. Chen, S. Patrick Whalen, Prashant D. Bhave, Elijah H. Beaty, Joseph Yeboah, Elsayed Z. Soliman


Title: Impact of Denervation by Heart Transplantation on Post-operative Atrial Fibrillation Susceptibility

Credits: Neeraj Sathnur , Jian-Ming Li , Darshan Krishnappa , David G Benditt


Title: Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation with Ventricular Pacing Results in Similar Spatial Catheter Stability as Compared to Ablation in Sinus Rhythm with Atrial Pacing

Credits: Matthew Dai MD, Chirag Barbhaiya MD,Anthony Aizer MD, Jonathan Hyde BS, Edward Kogan MD, Douglas Holmes MD, Scott Bernstein MD, Michael Spinelli MD, David S. Park MD PhD, Larry A. Chinitz MD, Lior Jankelson MD PhD


Title: Posterior Wall Isolationfor Atrial Fibrillation: Effects on Echocardiographic Parameters Of Cardiac Function

Credits: Xin Zhang MD, Neil Beri MD, Pankaj Malhotra MD, Rakhee Makhija MBBS, Eric Nordsieck MD, Adam Oesterle MD, Dali Fan MD, NayerehPezeshkian MD FHRS, Uma Srivatsa MBBS FHRS


Title: The Arrhythmic Substrate for Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Mitral Regurgitation

Credits: Matthew R. Schill, MD, Phillip S. Cuculich, MD, Christopher M. Andrews, MS, Ramya Vijayakumar, PhD, ChawannuchRuaengsri, MD, Matthew C. Henn, MD, Timothy S. Lancaster, MD, Spencer J. Melby, MD, Richard B. Schuessler, PhD, Yoram Rudy, PhD, and Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD


Title: Safety and Efficacy of Cryoballoon Ablation for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation in Diabetic Patients

Credits: Amr ABDIN, Christian-H. HEEGER, Kivanc YALIN, Francesco SANTORO, Natale Daniele BRUNETTI, Thomas FINK, Spyridon LIOSIS, Ben BRUEGGEMANN, Ahmad KEELANI, Huong lan PHAN, Makoto SANO, Vanessa SCIACCA, Evgeny LYAN, Dong AN, Roza MEYER-SARAEI, Feifan OUYANG, Karl-Heinz KUCK, Charlotte EITEL, Julia VOGLER, Roland Richard TILZ


Title: Anatomy Versus Physiology-Guided Ablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Abhishek Deshmukh MD, Li Zhong MD, Joshua Slusser, Peilin Xiao, Pei Zhang, David Hodge, Mélèze Hocini MD , Christopher McLeod MD , David Bradley MD , Thomas Munger MD Douglas Packer MD , Yong- Mei Cha MD


Title: Role of Interatrial Block Recognition: A closer look to the Bayés Syndrome

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurión


Title: Standardized Quantification of Vagal Denervation by Extracardiac Vagal Stimulation During Second Generation Cryoballoon Ablation: a Vein per Vein Analysis

Credits: Thiago Guimarães Osório, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Riccardo Maj, Hugo-Enrique Coutiño, Erwin Ströker, Juan Sieira, Francesca Salghetti, Muryo Terasawa, Paul-Adrian C?lburean, Alessandro Rizzo, Gianluca Borio, Oriana Scala, Alessio Galli, Pedro Brugada, Carlo de Asmundis


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: Intermittent Nonhabitual Coffee Consumption and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Credits: Jennifer Xu, Wenjun Fan, Matthew J. Budoff, Susan R. Heckbert, Ezra A. Amsterdam, Alvaro Alonso, Nathan D. Wong


Title: A Meta-Regression Analysis of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in Patients with Systolic Heart Failure

Credits: Thiago Mohammed Ruzieh, Morgan K. Moroi, Nader M. Aboujamous, Mehrdad Ghahramani, Gerald V. Naccarelli, Matthew Nudy, Khalil Kanjwal, Andrew J Foy


Title: The Association Between Atrial Fibrillation and Endurance Physical Activity: How Much is Too Much?

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurión , José C. Candia , Karina E. Scavenius , Laura B. García, Judith M. Torales, Luís Marcelo Miño


Title: Clinical Discussions in Antithrombotic Therapy Management : A Delphi Consensus Panel

Credits: Gabriello Marchetti, Emanuele Bertaglia, Alberto Camerini, Giuseppe De Angelis, Lucia Filippucci, Antonio Maggi,Sebastiano Marra, Carlo Racani, Carlo Serrati


Title: Warfarin Use and Mortality, Stroke, and Bleeding Outcomes in a Cohort of Elderly Patients with non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Bradshaw Pamela J, Hung Joseph, Knuiman Matthew, Briffa Thomas G, Nedkoff Lee, Katzenellebogen Judith M, Rankin Jamie M, Sanfilippo Frank M


Title: Comparison of Cryoballoon and Hybrid Surgical Posterior Wall Isolation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation to Conventional Ablation.

Credits: Eric Nordsieck MD*, Xin J. Zhang MD*, Pankaj Malhotra MD, Dali Fan MD*, Nayereh G. Pezeshkian MD* FHRS and Uma N. Srivatsa MBBS, MAS, FHRS*


Title: Safety and Long-Term Success of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Using THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH® Catheter: Real-World Experience

Credits: Tom De Potter, Hugo Van Herendael, Richard Balasubramaniam, Matthew Wright, Decebal-Gabriel La?cu, Sharad C. Agarwal, Baohui Zhang, Lee Ming Boo, Antonio Pani


Title: Relationship of Atrial Fibrillation to Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation

Credits: Abdullah Sayied Abdullah MBBS, MSc, George Eigbire MD, Mohamed Ali MD, Mohanad Awadalla MBBS, Abdul Wahab MD, Hisham Ibrahim MBBS, MRCP, Amr Salama MD, Richard Alweis, MD


Title: Predictors of Long-Term outcome in Patients Undergoing a First Repeat Ablation Consisting Solely of Re-isolation of Reconnected Pulmonary Veins

Credits: Juan-Pablo Abugattas MD1,2, Bruno Schwagten MD, PhD1, Jeroen De Cocker MD1, Hugo-Enrique Coutiño, MD2, Francesca Salghetti, MD2, Varnavas Varnavas, MD, PhD2, Erwin Ströker MD2, Juan Sieira MD, PhD2, Michael Wolf MD1, Pedro Brugada MD, PhD2, Carlo de Asmundis MD PhD2, Gian-Battista Chierchia MD, PhD2, Yves De Greef, MD, PhD1,2.


Title: Remote Monitoring of Atrial High Rate Episodes in Pacemaker Patients. The RAPID Study Design

Credits: Vincenzo Russo MD PhD, Anna Rago MD, Vincenzo Tavoletta MD, Valter Bianchi MD, Cristina Carella MD, Giuseppe Ammirati MD, Aniello Viggiano MD, Stefano De Vivo MD, Antonio Rapacciuolo MD PhD, Gerardo Nigro MD PhD, Antonio D’Onofrio MD FESC


Title: CAlifornia study of ABLation for Atrial Fibrillation:re-hospitalization for Cardiac Events (CAABL-CE)

Credits: Uma N Srivatsa MD, MAS, Guibo Xing PhD, Ezra Amsterdam MD, Nipavan Chiamvimonvat MD,Nayereh Pezeshkian MD, MPH, Dali Fan MD, Richard H White MD


Title: Prospective Evaluation of Lesion Index-Guided Pulmonary Vein Isolation Technique in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: 1-Year Follow-Up.

Credits: Luca De Mattia, Martino Crosato, Stefano Indiani, Elena Causin, Claudia Licciardello, Paolo Antonio Maria Squasi, Alessandro De Leo, Vittorio Calzolari


Title: Real-Time Recordings in Cryoballoon Pulmonary Veins Isolation: Comparison Between the 25mm and the 20mm Achieve Catheters

Credits: Francesca Salghetti MD, Juan-Pablo Abugattas MD, Valentina De Regibus MD, Saverio Iacopino MD, Ken Takarada MD, Erwin Ströker MD, Hugo-Enrique Coutiño MD, Ian Lusoc MD, Juan Sieira MD , Lucio Capulzini MD , Giacomo Mugnai MD PhD , Vincent Umbrain MD, PhD, Stefan Beckers MD, Pedro Brugada MD, PhD, Carlo de Asmundis MD, PhD and Gian-Battista Chierchia MD, PhD


Title: Atrioventricular Nodal Catheter Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation Complicating Congestive Heart Failure

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurión, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACC, Karina Elizabeth Scavenius, MD, Laura B. García, MD, Luis Miño, MD, Alberto Marecos, MD, Orlando Sequeira, MD.


Title: Resolution of AV block after ablation for atrial fibrillation

Credits: Matthew Glassy MD, Nayereh Pezeshkian MD, MPH, FHRS, Yingbo Yang MD PhD, Uma Srivatsa MBBS, MAS, FACC, FHRS


Title: Atrioesophageal Fistula After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: A Single Center Series

Credits: Houman Khakpour, MD, Richard J. Shemin, MD, Jay M. Lee, MD, Eric Buch, MD, Noel G. Boyle, MD, PhD, Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD and Jason S. Bradfield, MD


Title: Monitoring esophageal temperature during catheter ablation

Credits: Antonio Fasano


Title: Ablation of Complex Fractionated Electrograms Improves Outcome in Very Long Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Claire Martin, James Curtain: Parag Gajendragadkar, David Begley, Simon Fynn, Andrew Grace, Patrick Heck, Munmohan Virdee, Sharad Agarwal


Title: CAlifornia Study of ABLation (CAABL): Utilization and Epidemiology after Index Hospitalization for non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation.

Credits: Uma Srivatsa MBBS, MAS, FACC, FHRS, Beate Danielsen PhD, Ezra Amsterdama MD, Yingbo Yang MD PhD, Dali Fan MD,Nayereh Pezeshkiana MD, MPH, Richard H White MD


Title: Thermal Field in Cryoablation Procedures for Pulmonary Veins Isolation: Importance of Esophageal Temperature Monitoring.

Credits: Antonio Fasano MD, Luca Anfuso MD, Giuseppe Arena MD, Claudio Pandozi MD


Title: Use of Acoustic Cardiography Immediately Following Electrical Cardioversion to Predict Relapse of Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Paul Erne, MD, Therese J Resink, PhD, Andrea Mueller, MD, Michael Coslovsky, PhD, Richard Kobza, MD, David Conen, MD, Peter Bauer, PhD, Patricia Arand, PhD.


Title: Apixaban-Induced Resolution of A Massive Left Atrial and Appendage Thrombosis in a Very Elderly Patient

Credits: Gloria Santangelo, Alfonso Ielasi, Pasquale Antonio Scopelliti, Francesco Pattarino, Maurizio Tespili1


Title: Impact of Alcohol Consumption on Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes Following Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Credits: Waseem Y. Barham, MD, William H. Sauer, MD, FHRS, Blake Fleeman, MD, Michael Brunnquell, MD, Wendy Tzou, MD, FHRS, Ryan Aleong, MD, FHRS, Joseph Schuller, MD, FHRS, Matthew Zipse, MD, Christine Tompkins, MD, Duy T Nguyen, MD


Title: Amiodarone-induced third degree atrioventricular block and extreme QT prolongation generating torsade des pointes in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Credits: Orlando Robert Sequeira, Nelson Javier Aquino, Nancy Beatriz Gómez, Laura Beatriz García, Cristina Cáceres, Oscar A. Lovera, Osmar Antonio Centurión


Title: Safety and necessity of thermal esophageal probes during radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation

Credits: Antonio Fasano, Emeritus, Luca Anfuso, Stefano. Bozzi, Claudio Pandozi


Title: Efficacy and safety of Implantable Loop Recorder: experience of a center

Credits: Inês Silveira, Maria João Sousa, Nuno Antunes, Vânia Silva, Carla Roque, António Pinheiro-Vieira, Vítor Lagarto, António Hipólito-Reis, André Luz, Severo Torres


Title: Symptoms in Atrial Fibrillation: A Contemporary Review and Future Directions

Credits: Steven T. Heidt, Anna Kratz, Kayvan Najarian, Afton L. Hassett, Hakan Oral, Richard Gonzalez, Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, Daniel Clauw, Hamid Ghanbari


Title: Safety and Utility of Cardiac MRI in a Patient with Pericardial Effusion and a Recently Implanted Conventional Pacemaker

Credits: Hussam Ali, Gianluca Epicoco, Antonio Sorgente, Pierpaolo Lupo, Riccardo Cappato


Title: Emergency Department readmission in elderly patients after acute rhythm or rate control treatment for Atrial Fibrillation.

Credits: Bonora Antonio, Turcato Gianni, Franchi Elena, Dilda Alice, Taioli Gabriele, Serafini Valentina, Sivero Valentina, Zannoni Massimo, Ricci Giorgio, Olivieri Oliviero


Title: Left Atrial Appendage Tachycardia Termination With A LARIAT Suture Ligation

Credits: Moustapha Atoui, Jayasree Pillarisetti, Sandia Iskandar, Matthew Earnest, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy


Title: ICE guided CRT: is there evidence of reverse remodeling?

Credits: Antonio Rossillo, Angelo B. Ramondo


Title: Ablation of atrial fibrillation in combination with left atrial appendage occlusion in a single procedure. Rationale and technique

Credits: Ignacio García-Bolao, Naiara Calvo, Alfonso Macias, Joaquin Barba, Naihari Salterain, Pablo Ramos, Gabriel Ballesteros, Renzo Neglia


Title: Efficacy, high procedural safety and rapid optimization of cryoballoon atrial fibrillation ablation in the hands of a new operator

Credits: Eberhard Scholz, Patrick Lugenbiel, Patrick A. Schweizer, Panagiotis Xynogalos, Claudia Seyler, Edgar Zitron, Rüdiger Becker, Hugo A. Katus, Dierk Thomas


Title: Contact Force and Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Credits: Waqas Ullah, Richard Schilling, Tom Wong


Title: Pre-Implant Assessment for Optimal LV Lead Placement in CRT: ECG, Echo, or MRI?

Credits: Matthew J. Singleton, David D. Spragg.


Title: Radiation dose is significantly reduced by use of contact force sensing catheter during circumferential pulmonary vein isolation

Credits: Giuseppe Stabile, Antonio De Simone, Francesco Solimene, Assunta Iuliano, Vincenzo La Rocca, Vincenzo Schillaci, Alfonso Panella, Gergana Shopova, Felice Nappi, Francesco Urraro, Giovanni Russo, Giovanni Napolitano, Paola Chiariello


Title: Lack of atorvastatin protective effect against atrial fibrillation in CETP TaqIB2B2 genotype

Credits: Francesca Galati, Antonio Galati, Serafina Massari


Title: Cryptogenic stroke and role of loop recorder

Credits: Jordi Pérez-Rodon, MD, Jaume Francisco-Pascual, MD, Nuria Rivas-Gándara, MD, Ivo Roca-Luque, MD, Gabriel Acosta-Vélez, MD, Neus Bellera, MD, PhD, David García-Dorado, MD, PhD, Àngel Moya-Mitjans, MD, PhD


Title: Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia: transcatheter ablation or antiarrhythmic drugs?

Credits: Claudio Tondo, Corrado Carbucicchio, Antonio Dello Russo, Benedetta Majocchi, Martina Zucchetti, Francesca Pizzamiglio, Fabrizio Bologna, Fabio Cattaneo, Daniele Colombo, Eleonora Russo, Michela Casella


Title: Which is the appropriate arrhythmia burden to offer RF ablation for RVOT tachycardias?

Credits: Andreas Rillig, Tina Lin, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Roland Richard Tilz


Title: Rate control strategy elevated to primary treatment for atrial fibrillation: ¿Has the last word already been spoken?

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurión, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, Akihiko Shimizu, MD, PhD.


Title: Electrical Storm: Incidence, Prognosis and Therapy

Credits: Antonio. Sagone


Title: The Optimal Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation in Less Developed Countries

Credits: Xiaohan Fan, Shu Zhang


Title: New imaging technologies to characterize arrhythmic substrate.

Credits: Antonio Dello Russo, MD, PhD, Sergio Conti, MD, Ghaliah Al-Mohani, MD, Phd, Michela Casella, MD, PhD, Francesca Pizzamiglio, MD, Corrado Carbucicchio, MD, Stefania Riva, MD, Gaetano Fassini, MD, Massimo Moltrasio, MD, Fabrizio Tundo, MD, PhD, Martina Zucchetti, MD, Benedetta Majocchi, MD, Eleonora Russo, MD, Vittoria Marino, MD, Maria Antonietta Dessanai MD, Fabrizio Bologna, MD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, Andrea Natale, MD, Claudio Tondo , MD, PhD.


Title: Non-inducibility or termination as endpoints of atrial fibrillation ablation: What is the role?

Credits: Matthew Baker, Prabhat Kumar, James Hummel, Anil Gehi


Title: The Growing Culture of a Minimally Fluoroscopic Approach in Electrophysiology Lab

Credits: Michela Casella, Eleonora Russo, Francesca Pizzamiglio, Sergio Conti, Ghaliah Al-Mohani, Daniele Colombo, Victor Casula, Yuri D’Alessandra, Viviana Biagioli, Corrado Carbucicchio, Stefania Riva, Gaetano Fassini, Massimo Moltrasio, Fabrizio Tundo, Martina Zucchetti, Benedetta Majocchi, Vittoria Marino, Giovanni Forleo, Pasquale Santangeli, Luigi Di Biase, Antonio Dello Russo, Andrea Natale, Claudio Tondo


Title: Nonfluoroscopic Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Using Cryoballoon

Credits: Mansour Razminia, M.D., F.A.C.C., Hany Demo, M.D., Carlos Arrieta-Garcia, M.D., Oliver J. D’Silva, M.D., Theodore Wang, M.D., F.A.C.C., Richard F. Kehoe, M.D., F.A.C.C.


Title: The rate of complications associated with concomitant use of dabigatran with cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation

Credits: Valay Parikh, M.D., Vratika Agarwal, M.B.B.S., Jharendra Rijal, M.B.B.S., Vinod Chainani, M.D., Soad Bekheit, M.D., Ph.D. FHRS, Marcin Kowalski, M.D.FACC, FHRS


Title: Effect of catheter ablation on quality of life in atrial fibrillation

Credits: Jorge Gonzalez, Laurent Macle, Marc W. Deyell, Matthew T. Bennett, Marc Dubuc, Katia Dyrda, Peter G. Guerra, Paul Khairy, Blandine Mondesert, Léna Rivard, Denis Roy, Mario Talajic, Bernard Thibault, Jason G. Andrade


Title: Risks related to fluoroscopy radiation associated with electrophysiology procedures

Credits: Eugenio Picano, Emanuela Piccaluga, Renato Padovani, Claudio Antonio Traino, Maria Grazia Andreassi, Giulio Guagliumi


Title: Monitoring Atrial Fibrillation After Catheter Ablation

Credits: Giovanni B Forleo, MD PhD, MAssimo Moltrasio, MD, Michela Casella MD, PhD, Antonio Dello Russo MD, PhD, Getano Fassini, MD, Manfredi Tesauro, MD, PhD, Claudio Tondo, MD, PhD.


Title: Atrial fibrillation in heart failure: new directions in diagnosis, risk assessment and risk reduction.

Credits: Dr Richard Till, Prof artin Cowie


Title: Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence after Catheter Ablation

Credits: Gianluca Epicoco MD, Antonio Sorgente MD, PhD


Title: Efficacy and safety of Dabigatran etexilate utilization with concomitant dual antiplatelet therapy in atrial fibrillation

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurión, MD, PhD, FACC


Title: CETP TaqIB Polymorphism, Serum Lipid Levels and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation: a Case-Control Study

Credits: Francesca Galati, Antonio Galati, Maria P Bozzetti, Serafina Massari


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: Mid-term risk stratification of patients with a Myocardial Infarction and Atrial Fibrillation: beyond GRACE and CHADS.

Credits: Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência, Luís Paiva, Inês Almeida, Francisca Caetano, Paulo Dinis, António Leitão Marques


Title: Performance of the Cockcroft-Gault, MDRD and CKD-EPI formulae in non-valvular atrial fibrillation: which one should be used for risk stratification?

Credits: Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência, Catarina Faustino, Luís Paiva, Andreia Fernandes, António Leitão Marques


Title: Risk of Cardiovascular Events, Stroke, Congestive Heart Failure, Interstitial Lung Disease, and Acute Liver Injury: Dronedarone versus Amiodarone and Other Antiarrhythmics

Credits: Shujun Gao, Wanju Dai, Ling Zhang, Juhaeri Juhaeri, Yunxun Wang, Patrick Caubel


Title: Comparing Antiarrhythmic Drugs and Catheter Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Andreas Rillig, Tina Lin, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Roland Richard Tilz


Title: The progressive nature of atrial fibrillation: A rationale for early restoration and maintenance of sinus rhythm

Credits: Ashok J Shah, Meleze Hocini, Yuki Komatsu, Matthew Daly, Stephan Zellerhoff, Laurence Jesel, Sana Amaroui, Khaled Ramoul, Arnaud Denis, Nicolas Derval, Frederic Sacher, Pierre Jais, Michel Haissaguerre


Title: Role of Intracardiac echocardiography in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Credits: Antonio Dello Russo, MD PhD, Eleonora Russo, MD, Gaetano Fassini, MD, Michela Casella, MD PhD, Ester Innocenti, MD, Martina Zucchetti, MD, Claudia Cefalu’, MD, Francesco Solimene, MD, Gaetano Mottola, MD, Daniele Colombo, MD, Fabrizio Bologna, MD, Benedetta Majocchi, MD, Pasquale Santangeli, MD, Stefania Riva, MD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, Cesare Fiorentini, MD, Claudio Tondo, MD PhD


Title: Hybrid Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation - Where the Knife meets the Catheter

Credits: Antonio Curnis, MD, Gianluigi Bisleri, MD, Luca Bontempi, MD, Francesca Salghetti, MD, Manuel Cerini, MD, Alessandro Lipari, MD, Carlo Pagnoni, MD, Francesca Vassanelli, MD, Claudio Muneretto, MD


Title: The prevalence of low left atrial appendage emptying velocity and thrombus in patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation on uninterrupted peri-procedural warfarin therapy

Credits: Neil Herring, Stephen P. Page, Mohammed Ahmed, Melanie R. Burg, Ross J. Hunter, Mark J. Earley, Simon C. Sporton, James D. Newton, Nikant K. Sabharwal, Saul G. Myerson, Yaver Bashir, Tim R Betts, Richard J. Schilling, Kim Rajappan


Title: Atrial Fibrillation in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Credits: Jason C. Rubenstein, M.D., Michael P. Cinquegrani, M.D., Jennifer Wright, M.D.


Title: Risks from Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: A Review of Methods, Efficacy, and Safety

Credits: Richard Cheng MD, Melisa Chang, M.D., Chee Yuan Ng, M.D.


Title: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation - Worth the Effort?

Credits: António M Ferreira, MD, Pedro Carmo, MD, Pedro Adragão, MD, PhD.


Title: Body Mass Index and Quality of Life and Catheter Ablation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Ethan R. Ellis, M.D., Matthew R. Reynolds, M.D., M.Sc.


Title: The Use of Cryoballoon Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation: Simplifying Pulmonary Vein Isolation?

Credits: Gian Battista Chierchia, MD, Antonio Sorgente, MD, Andrea Sarkozy, MD, Carlo de Asmundis, MD, Pedro Brugada, MD, PhD


Title: Atrial Fibrillation in the Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurion MD, PhD, FACC


Title: Is AF Ablation Cost Effective?

Credits: William Martin-Doyle, BA, Matthew R. Reynolds, MD, MSc


Title: Dabigatran, a Direct Thrombin Inhibitor, in Atrial Fibrillation: Is it Already Time for a Change in Oral Anticoagulation Therapy?

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurión, MD, PhD, FACC


Title: Electrophysiological Changes of the Atrium in Patients with Lone Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurion, MD, PhD, FACC, Shojiro Isomoto, MD, PhD, Akihiko Shimizu, MD, PhD, FACC


Title: Atrial Fibrillation in Athletes - The Story Behind The Running Hearts

Credits: Shaolong Li, MD, Zhihui Zhang, MD, Benjamin J. Scherlag, PhD, Sunny S. Po, MD, PhD


Title: Level of natriuretic peptide Determines outcome in atrial fibrillation

Credits: Qi-xian Zeng MD, Ming-fen Wei MD, Wei Zhang MD PhD, Yun Zhang MD PhD, Jing-quan Zhong MD PhD


Title: C-Reactive Protein and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Credits: Venkata M Alla MD, Senthil Thambidorai MD, Kishlay Anand MD, MS, Aryan N Mooss MD, Richard Baltaro MD, Syed M Mohiuddin MD


Title: Predictors of Success After a First Circumferential Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: T De Potter, MD, R Tavernier, MD, PhD, D Devos, MD, K Van Beeumen, MD, M Duytschaever, MD, PhD


Title: Atrial fibrillation complicating congestive heart failure: Electrophysiological aspects and its deleterious effect on cardiac resynchronization therapy

Credits: Osmar Antonio Centurión MD, PhD, FACC


Title: Left atrial image registration to guide catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: In the eye of the technology

Credits: Ósmar Antonio Centurión MD, PhD, FACC


Title: Review of "Long-term endurance sport practice increases the incidence of lone atrial fibrillation in men: a follow-up study"

Credits: Michela Madalosso, Antonio Raviele


Title: Review of "Antiarrhythmic Effect of Statin Therapy and Atrial Fibrillation : A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials"

Credits: Andrea Corrado, Antonio Raviele


Title: Intracardiac ECHO Integration With Three Dimensional Mapping: Role in AF Ablation

Credits: Yaariv Khaykin, MD, Allan Skanes, MD, Zaev A. Wulffhart, MD, Lorne Gula, MD, Bonnie Whaley, CVT, Richard Oosthuizen, Catherine Seabrook, RN, Marianne Beardsal, RN, Atul Verma, MD.


  • Antonio Fasano, MD.

    Affiliation: Antonio Fasano is a physicist, Professor Emeritus at the University of Florence, Italy, and a member of the National “Lincei” Academy in Rome. After his retirement, in 2011, he took on the position of Scientific Manager and Director of the R&D Department of the Company FIAB, based in Vicchio (Florence). He has developed models in a variety of fields (chemistry, food industry, oil industry, glass industry, material sciences, water management, monuments preservation, volcanology, etc.) and most recently in Medicine (hematology, angiology, tumor growth, dialysis, electrophysiology). For further details Please visit: http://web.math.unifi.it/users/fasano/home.html

  • Dr. Antonio Bonora, MD.

    Affiliation: Degree in Postgraduate School of Emergency Surgery at University of Verona, Italy. Research Doctor (PhD) in Molecular biology of inflammatory and neoplastic disease at University of Verona, Italy. Senior Assistant in the Emergency and Intensive Care Department of University Hospital of Verona, Italy. Appointed teacher in the Postgraduate School of Emergency Medicine of University of Verona, Italy. Main field of interest are basic and clinical researches on acute cardiovascular disease and up to now his attention is focused on the acute management of atrial fibrillation

  • Dr. Antonio Curnis, MD.

    Affiliation: Section of Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiology, Spedali Civili, University of Brescia Medical School, Brescia, Italy

  • Dr. Antonio Dello Russo, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Staff Member of the Unit of Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Center of Centro Cardiologico Monzino- University of Milan and Institute Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. Dr. Dello Russo is a dedicated clinician and researcher. He is focused on innovative advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation through the most advanced technologies such as robotic devices and specialized ablation catheters.

  • Dr. Antonio Fasano, MD.

    Affiliation: Antonio Fasano is a physicist, Professor Emeritus at the University of Florence, Italy, and a member of the National “Lincei” Academy in Rome. After his retirement, in 2011, he took on the position of Scientific Manager and Director of the R&D Department of the Company FIAB, based in Vicchio (Florence). He has developed models in a variety of fields (chemistry, food industry, oil industry, glass industry, material sciences, water management, monuments preservation, volcanology, etc.) and most recently in Medicine (hematology, angiology, tumor growth, dialysis, electrophysiology). For further details Please visit: http://web.math.unifi.it/users/fasano/home.html

  • Dr. Antonio Fasano,, MD.

    Affiliation: Antonio Fasano is a physicist, Professor Emeritus at the University of Florence, Italy, and a member of the National “Lincei” Academy in Rome. After his retirement, in 2011, he took on the position of Scientific Manager and Director of the R&D Department of the Company FIAB, based in Vicchio (Florence). He has developed models in a variety of fields (chemistry, food industry, oil industry, glass industry, material sciences, water management, monuments preservation, volcanology, etc.) and most recently in Medicine (hematology, angiology, tumor growth, dialysis, electrophysiology). For further details Please visit: http://web.math.unifi.it/users/fasano/home.html

  • Dr. Antonio Rossillo, MD.

    Affiliation: Staff member EP Section of Cardiology Department, San Bortolo Hospital of Vicenza, Italy. Medicine Graduation in 1999, University of Milan, Italy. Cardiology Degree in 2003, University of Padua, Italy. Chairman of Young EP section of Italian Society of Arrhythmology and Cardiac Pacing. Scientific Secretary of Venice Arrhythmias congress. Clinical Experience in Electrophysyology and Catheter Ablation, Cardiac Pacing and Transvenous Lead Extraction. Author or co-author of more than 40 of published articles on pacing and electrophysiology.

  • Dr. Antonio Sagone, MD.

    Affiliation: Cardiology Department, Luigi Sacco Hospital, Milan, Italy.

  • Dr. Antonio Sorgente, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Sorgente graduated at the University of Bari (Italy) and completed a fellowship in cardiology at the same University. He earned a PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of L’Aquila and attended a postgraduate course in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Heart Rhythm Center, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He was furthermore research fellow in basic and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston. He is now a consultant in Cardiac Electrophysiology in the Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Center, Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy.

  • Dr. Bonora Antonio, MD.

    Affiliation: Degree in Postgraduate School of Emergency Surgery at University of Verona, Italy. Research Doctor (PhD) in Molecular biology of inflammatory and neoplastic disease at University of Verona, Italy. Senior Assistant in the Emergency and Intensive Care Department of University Hospital of Verona, Italy. Appointed teacher in the Postgraduate School of Emergency Medicine of University of Verona, Italy. Main field of interest are basic and clinical researches on acute cardiovascular disease and up to now his attention is focused on the acute management of atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Heather S. Kennedy, DNP, APRN-BC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Heather Kennedy is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the Arrhythmia Clinic at the San Antonio VA Medical Center. She recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University Alabama Capstone College of Nursing. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from the United States Air Force Academy and Master’s of Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She served in the US Air Force for 8 years and functioned as a nurse practitioner in internal medicine and cardiology, as well as functioned as a hospitalist in the surgical intensive care unit. Her clinical interests include cardiac rhythm management and heart failure treatment.

  • Dr. Li-Wei Lo, MD.

    Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University in 1999 and then received cardiology and electrophysiology training at Taipei Veterans General hospital. Dr. Lo is currently attending physician in Taipei Veterans General hospital and assistant professor of medicine at school of medicine, National Yang-Ming University. Dr. Lo’s research interest included autonomic regulation of arrhythmia.

  • Dr. Matthew R. Reynolds, M.D., M.Sc.

    Affiliation: Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  • Dr. Osmar A. Centurion, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC.

    Affiliation: Professor Osmar Antonio Centurion, is a cardiologist with expertise in Hemodynamics and Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Ablation. He is Professor of Medicine at the Facultad de Ciencias Médicas from the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay. He received is PhD degree in Cardiology, at the Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki, Japan in 1994. He is the Founding Member of Sociedad Latinoamericana de Cardiología Intervencionista (SOLACI). Author of more than 100 medical articles published in peer-reviewed American, European and Japanese journals in cardiology.

  • Dr. Osmar Antonio Centurión, MD, PhD, FACC.

    Affiliation: Cardiology Department, Clinic Hospital. Asuncion National University, Division of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias, Cardiovascular Institute, Sanatorio Migone-Battilana, Asuncion, Paraguay.

  • Dr. Roland Richard Tilz, MD.

    Affiliation: He is a consultant cardiac electrophysiologist at Asklepios Klinik St. Georg in Hamburg, Germany. His main interests include strategies for treating ventricular and atrial tachyarrhythmias with a focus on catheter-based approaches for treatment of atrial fibrillation, particularly pulmonary vein isolation including experience with remote robotic navigation systems.

  • Dr. Shih-Ann Chen, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Shih-Ann Chen, MD from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan, is Professor of Medicine at National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology in Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, also Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA. He has more than 20 years of work experience in arrhythmology. Shih-Ann Chen is one among the first two pioneers in the world to develop the atrial fibrillation ablation technique. His outstanding academic achievements include investigation of the pathophysiology of focal atrial tachycardia, thoracic veins as atrial fibrillation initiator, and ablation technique for atrial fibrillation. In the year 2010, he was honored with Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship from the American College of Cardiology, USA.

  • Dr. Shu Zhang, MD.

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100037, People’s Republic of China.

  • Dr. Antonio Raviele, MD, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Cardiologist and Arrhythmologist, Venice-Mestre, Italy. President of ALFA - Alliance to Fight Atrial Fibrillation and of the International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias - VeniceArrhyhtmias.

  • Dr. Matthew Baker, MD.

    Affiliation: Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow at the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Baker has an active interest in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and will be pursuing subspecialty training at UNC. He completed his internal medicine training at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

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