Cardiac Arrhythmias 2014:
An Interactive Update for Internal Medicine, Family Practice and Pediatrics
April 4, 2014
(20 min Presentations; All talks to contain 2-3 Multiple-Choice Questions)
Curriculum and faculty are subject to change.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introduction David G. Benditt, MD – Course Director
MORNING SESSION #1 Chair: Simon Milstein, MD
Annual ECG Primer: Can We Recognize Different Forms of SVT from the ECG Alone?
Scott Sakaguchi, MD
CHADS-Vasc: What Is It, and What Advantages Does It Offer?
Hongsheng Guo, MD
Atrial Fibrillation Thromboembolic Risk in East Asians: Findings from Japan AF and ARISTOTLE-East Asia
Quan Pham, MD
CASE STUDIES Moderator – Simon Milstein, MD
Panel: Selcuk Adabag, MD; Hongsheng Guo, MD; Quan Pham, MD; Scott Sakaguchi, MD
BREAK / EXHIBITS
MORNING SESSION #2 Chair: Selcuk Adabag, MD
Are the New Oral Anticoagulant Agents Safer than Warfarin?
Marco Guerrero, MD
Are Physicians Anticoagulating Atrial Fibrillation Patients According to the Guidelines?
Lin Yee Chen, MD
Stopping and Starting Anticoagulants Around Common Surgical and Dental Procedures. What Is
Dennis Zhu, MD
CASE STUDIES Moderator – Selcuk Adabag, MD
PANEL: Lin Yee Chen, MD; Marco Guerrero, MD; Dev Venugopal, MD; Dennis Zhu, MD
LUNCH and Case Questions from the Audience Moderator – David G. Benditt, MD
PANEL: All Faculty
AFTERNOON SESSION #1 Chair: Rehan Karim, MD
ICD Therapy in Low Ejection Fraction Patients: Are the Guidelines Being Followed?
Porur Somasundaram, MD
Reducing ICD Shocks: Why Is It Important and How?
Jimmie Li, MD, PhD
What is the Role for Subcutaneous ICDs? The Pros and Cons
Mevan Wiejetunga, MD
CASE STUDIES Moderator: Rehan Karim, MD
PANEL: Mehmet Akkaya, MD; Jimmie Li, MD, PhD; Porur Somasundaram, MD; Mevan Wiejetunga, MD
BREAK / EXHIBITS
AFTERNOON SESSION #2 Chair: Venkat Tholakanahalli, MD
Syncope and Collapse During Exercise in the Child and Adolescent: What Are the Likely Causes?
Parvin Dorotskar, MD
Arrhythmias After Repair of Congenital Heart Defects: What is Most Common?
Henri Roukoz, MD
How Does Mapping and Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia Work?
Venkat Tholakanahalli, MD
CASE STUDIES Moderator: David Benditt, MD
PANEL: Parvin Dorotskar, MD; Henri Roukoz, MD; Venkat Tholakanahalli, MD; Dev Venugopal, MD
Door Prizes, CME Credits, Adjournment David Benditt, MD, Course Director