4th Annual Duke Electrophysiology Summit: Advances in Arrhythmia Management: Novel AF Therapies and Appropriate Device Use
Onsite registration is available. We will accept VISA and Master Card payments.
This is Co-Sponsored by Duke School of Medicine and Heart Rhythm Society
Cardiologists and electrophysiologists face constantly evolving techniques and tools for diagnosing and treating patients with arrhythmia. Rapid change and new research make it difficult to ensure that electrophysiology diagnosis and treatment are consistent with the most current guidelines. Primary care physicians encounter patients with arrhythmia symptoms, heart failure, and syncope and must determine if patients are at risk of life-threatening arrhythmias or may otherwise benefit from referral to cardiologists or electrophysiologists. A lack of familiarity with current clinical guidelines regarding ICD implantation exists. There is a need to improve knowledge and competence among primary care physicians and cardiologists as it relates to current diagnosis and treatment guidelines for arrhythmia patients.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be better able to:
- Identify current and evolving approaches and their limitations for risk stratification of atrial fibrillation patients for thromboembolism, and safe and effective use of novel anticoagulation medications.
- Select appropriate atrial fibrillation patients for ablation or other invasive management approaches.
- Identify patients with possible arrhythmia-related symptoms and use ECG markers and other clinical factors to safely and effectively reassure, evaluate, manage, and/or refer.
Interpret intra-cardiac device electrograms.
All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by fax (919-668-7114; attn: Eva Wethington). Registration cancellations received on or before January 3 will be fully refunded minus a processing fee of 5 percent. Cancellation requests submitted between January 4 – January 13 will receive a 50 percent refund minus a processing fee of 5 percent. Cancellation requests received on or after January 14 will not be refunded.
In the event that the program is cancelled or postponed, we will not be responsible for any travel costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies or hotels.
- 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 8.50 Attendance