The Ali Massumi Cardiac Arrhythmia Symposium

Saturday | February 15, 2020
Best Practices & State-of-the-Art Approaches

Overview & Enduring Resources

Course Director: Mohammad Saeed, MD

The Ali Massumi Cardiac Arrhythmia Symposium is designed to provide cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists, internists, fellows, cath lab technicians, family and general practitioners and associated professionals with state-of-the-art information on the fundamental mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and the best practice approaches to clinical diagnosis, evaluation, and management of abnormal heart rhythms.

Program Overview

The field of cardiac electrophysiology has evolved from a specialty that primarily managed arrhythmias with drug therapy to one with an expanded role of various nonpharmacologic therapies in detecting and terminating arrhythmias. Representative of this development are the rapidly evolving treatment options for patients with ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation (VT/VF), the most common cause of sudden cardiac death. Pharmacotherapy has not proven to be an adequate treatment option for many of these patients. Although implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are effective in terminating VT/VF, but repetitive shocks significantly impair quality of life, and inappropriate ICD shocks in patients with heart failure are associated with increased mortality. Percutaneous catheter ablation has evolved as a promising therapy, particularly in patients with recurrent VT refractory to drugs.

There have also been recent changes to the way we manage patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Guidelines for the use of anticoagulants have been updated and expanded. There are non-pharmacologic therapies now available to prevent embolic stroke in patients who are at increased risk of bleeding. Catheter ablation for AF has become a mainstream treatment option. New catheters with force sensing technology have improved outcomes and reduced complications.

Target Audiance

The Ali Massumi Cardiac Arrhythmia Symposium is designed to provide cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists, internists, fellows, cath lab technicians, family and general practitioners and associated professionals with state-of-the-art information on the fundamental mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and the best practice approaches to clinical diagnosis, evaluation, and management of abnormal heart rhythms.

Faculty

Mohammad Saeed, MD Course Director

Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Director, Texas Heart Institute Electrophysiology Fellowship Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Mehdi Razavi, MD Planning Committee

Director, Electrophysiology Clinical Research,
Texas Heart Institute
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Abdi Rasekh, MD Planning Committee

Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist,
Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas)

Hamid Afshar, MD

Cardiologist, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Texas Heart Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Samuel Asirvatham, MD

Consultant,
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine,
Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Program Director EP Fellowship Program
Director of Strategic Collaboration,
Center for Innovation Research Translation Cardiovascular Liaison

Electrophysiology Fellow, Texas Heart Institute Electrophysiology Fellowship Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
(Houston, Texas)

Electrophysiology Fellow, Texas Heart Institute Electrophysiology Fellowship Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
(Houston, Texas)

Texas Children's Hospital / Texas Adult Congenital
Heart Center, Combined Adult-Pediatric Cardiology / Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Texas Heart Rhythm Center
(Houston, Texas)

Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center; Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Texas Health Science Center
(Houston, Texas)

Cardiologist, Pediatric Cardiologist
Professor and Director Cardiovascular Institute
Medical Director, Clinical Electrophysiology
Loyola University Medical Center
(Maywood, Illinois)

Agenda

7:30am  Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00     Welcome

Session I

8:15 – 8:45   Permanent Pacing Post TAVR | Joanna Molina Razavi, MD

8:45 – 9:15    Subcutaneous ICD | Hamid Afshar, MD

9:15 – 9:45    Catheter ablation for AF: Radiofrequency vs Cryoablation | John Seger, MD

9:45 – 10:00   Panel Discussion with Q&A

10:00 – 10:15    Break

Session II

10:15 – 10:45  Ablation of PVCs in Patients without Obvious Heart Disease| Samuel Asirvatham, MD

10:45 – 11:15   Appendage Closure and PVI| Abdi Rasekh, MD

11:15 – 11:45   Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) | Mehdi Razavi, MD

11:45 – 12:00 p.m   Panel Discussion with Q&A

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch

Session III

1:00– 1:30  Catheter Ablation of VT in Cardiomyopathy | David Wilber, MD

1:30 – 2:00  Guidelines for ICD and Wearable External Defibrillators  | Nilesh Mathuria, MD

2:00 – 2:30  Case Presentations
Use of Intracardiac Ultrasound in EP Lab | David Burkland, MD
His-bundle Pacing: What is the Evidence | Brian Greet, MD

2:30 – 3:00  EP Jeopardy| Wilson Lam, MD

3:00 – 3:30  Closing Remarks & Adjourn

Objectives & Credit Designation

Credits Offered

6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patients who may be at high risk for development of AVB during a TAVR procedure as well as in the post-operative period.
  • Discuss alternative options for patients needing a cardiac rhythm device for treatment of ventricular arrhythmias
  •  Identify the advantages and disadvantages of Cryoablation vs Radiofrequency catheter ablation for AF.
  • Discuss the possible role of concomitant Left appendage closure and PVI to improve AF ablation procedure outcome.
  • Identify the role of VT ablation in the management of ventricular tachycardia.
  • Recognize POTS symptoms in order to appropriately assess and treat the disorder.

Lodging

There are several hotels in the Texas Medical Center:

Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Phone: 713-796-0080

Hilton Houston Plaza
6633 Travis Street
Phone: 713-313-4000

InterContinental Houston – Medical Center
6750 Main St, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-422-2779