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  • 1. Monday, February 08, 2010 09:30 - 18:45 Registration, Continental Breakfast 10:30 - 18:45 Mini-Courses (Courses I & II) 10:30 - 18:45 Course I: How to Ablate Cardiac Arrhythmias Hall B Faculty Guy Amit, MD Cardiology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Division of Pediatric Cardiology Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Vice Chair, Cardiovascular Division, Innovations Program Director, EP Fellowship Program, Rochester, MN, USA Riccardo Cappato, MD Chief, Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Center, Policlinico San Donato, University of Milan, Milan, Italy Martin Fiala, MD, PhD Associated Professor of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic Paul A. Friedman, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA Edward Gerstenfeld, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director Experimental Electrophysiology Research Laboratory, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA Gerhard Hindricks, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Director, Department of Electrophysiology, University Leipzig, Heart Center, Germany Chun Hwang, MD Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University, Director of Electrophysiology, Utah Valley Medical Center, UT, USA Luc J. Jordaens, MD, PhD Professor of Cardiology, Director, Clinical Electrophysiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands David Luria, MD Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel Douglas L. Packer, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA Antonio Raviele, MD Chief Cardiovascular Department, Arrhythmia Center & Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Ospedale dell'Angelo, Mestre-Venice, Italy The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 23
  • 2. Monday, February 08, 2010 Faculty (Cont.) Amiran S. Revishvili, MD, PhD Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Head, Department of Tachyarrhythmias & Clinical EP, Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Russian Academy of Medical Science, Moscow, Russia Shimon Rosenheck, MD Director, EP & Pacing Unit, Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel Moshe Swissa, MD Director, Pacing & EP Unit, Cardiology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel 10:30 - 12:00 1st Session: Clinical and EP Aspects of AF Ablation Hall B Chairs: Amiran S. Revishvili, MD, PhD, Russia Shimon Rosenheck, MD, Israel Thanks to non-restricted educational grant from BIOSENSE WEBSTER, JOHNSON & JOHNSON MEDICAL, ISRAEL 10:30 Current Ablation Strategies for Longstanding Persistent AF Martin Fiala, MD, PhD Czech Republic 10:50 Early and Late Recurrences of Paroxysmal and Persistent AF: Incidence, Mechanisms, Clinical Significance and Treatment Gerhard Hindricks, MD, PhD Germany 11:10 Recurrence After Ablation of Longstanding Persistent AF: When and How to Deal with It? Riccardo Cappato, MD Italy 11:30 Q & A, Interactive Discussion with Faculty and Participants 12:00 - 12:15 Break The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 24
  • 3. Monday, February 08, 2010 12:15 - 14:00 2nd Session: Clinical and EP Aspects of AF Ablation Hall B Chairs: David Luria, MD, Israel Douglas L. Packer, MD, USA 12:15 Use of New Mapping/Imaging Tools for Direct Visusalization during Cardiac Ablation Edward Gerstenfeld, MD USA 12:35 How to do AF Ablation from Ligament of Marshall Chun Hwang, MD USA 12:50 Elderly Patient with AF: PV Isolation vs. Ablate and Pace Luc J Jordaens, MD, PhD The Netherlands 13:10 Monitoring after AF Ablation: Clinical Implications Gerhard Hindricks, MD, PhD Germany 13:30 Q & A, Interactive Discussion with Faculty and Participants 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch (3rd Floor) 15:00 - 16:30 3rd Session: Clinical and EP Aspects of AF Ablation Hall B Chairs: Guy Amit, MD, Israel Riccardo Cappato, MD, Italy Thanks to non-restricted educational grant from RAFA LABORATORIES LTD. The session is under auspices of European Cardiac Arrhythmias Society (ECAS) 15:00 Image Integration in Advanced Mapping: Have We Increased Safety and Accuracy? Douglas L Packer, MD USA 15:20 How to Define Success of AF Ablation Ricardo Cappato, MD Italy 15:40 Anticoagulation after Successful AF Ablation: for All, for Few, or Never? Antonio Raviele Italy 16:00 Q & A and Interactive Discussion: Dabigatran and Other Novel Agent vs. Warfarin 16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 25
  • 4. Monday, February 08, 2010 17:00 - 18:30 4th Session: How to Ablate Ventricular Arrhythmias Hall B Chairs: Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, USA Moshe Swissa, MD, Israel 17:00 Results of Ischemic VT Ablation Gerhard Hindricks, MD, PhD Germany 17:20 Mapping and Ablation of Outflow Tract VT (RVOT, LVOT, Ao Cusp, GCV) Samuel J Asirvatham, MD USA 17:40 Epicardial VT Ablation Paul A Friedman, MD USA 18:00 Mapping and Ablation of Arrhythmias in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Edward Gerstenfeld, MD USA Q&A 19:00 Get-Together Reception (3rd Floor) The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 26
  • 5. Monday, February 08, 2010 10:30 - 18:45 Course II: CRT - How to Manage CHF Patient Before, During and Hall C After Implantation A Joint Symposium of the WGs on Heart Failure, Echocardiography and Pacing/Electrophysiology Faculty Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA Angelo Auricchio, MD, PhD Professor of Cardiology, Director Electrophysiology & Heart Failure Program, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland Tuvia Ben Gal, MD Director, Heart Failure Unit, Department of Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel Maria Grazia Bongiorni, MD Director, Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy Poul Erik Bloch-Thomsen, MD, PhD Professor of Cardiology, Cardiology Department, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark Michael Glikson, MD Associated Professor of Cardiology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Director of Pacing & Electrophysiology, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Orly Goitein, MD Head, Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel Jay N. Gross, MD Professor of Medicine, Director, Pacemaker Service, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA Ashraf Hamdan, MD Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center,Tel Hashomer, Israel Vladimir Khalameizer, MD Director, EP & Pacing Unit, Cardiology Department, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel Andrzej Kutarski, MD, PhD Professor of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland Randy A. Lieberman, MD Associate Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University School of Medicine, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA Charles J. Love, MD Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Rhythm Device Services, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA Mariavittoria Pitzalis, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Director of HF Program, Division of Cardiology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA Avinoam Shiran, MD Director, Echocardiography, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 27
  • 6. Monday, February 08, 2010 Faculty (Cont.) Peter Sogaard, MD, DMSc Professor of Cardiology, Director of Cardiac Imaging, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark Chaim Yosefy, MD Associated Professor of Cardiology, Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology Unit, Barzilai Medical Center Campus Ben-Gurion University, Ashkelon, Israel Panos E. Vardas, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Chief, Cardiology Department, Heraklion University Hospital, Greece 10:30 - 12:00 1st Session: Main Concepts of CRT: Update Hall C Chairs: Tuvia Ben Gal, MD, Israel Poul Erik Bloch Thomsen, MD, PhD, Denmark 10:30 Recent CRT Trials and Their Potential Impact on Guidelines Angelo Auricchio, MD, PhD Switzerland 10:45 The European CRT Survey: Israeli Experience Tuvia Ben Gal, MD Israel 11:00 When Should I Refer the Patient to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy? Vittoria Pitzalis Heart Institute, Cardiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA 11:15 Unapproved and Controversial Indications for CRT Panos E Vardas, MD, PhD Greece 11:30 What to Do with Patients Not Responding to CRT? Jay N Gross, MD USA 11:45 Q&A 12:00 - 12:15 Break The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 28
  • 7. Monday, February 08, 2010 12:15 - 14:00 2nd Session: Imaging in CRT Hall C Chairs: Avinoam Shiran, MD, Israel Peter Sogaard, MD, DMSc, Denmark Thanks to non-restricted educational grant from ST. JUDE MEDICAL 12:15 How Should Dyssynchrony Be Evaluated if at All? Lessons from the PROSPECT Trial Peter Sogaard, MD, DMSc Denmark 12:35 The Role of MRI in CRT and CRT-D Ashraf Hamdan, MD Israel 12:50 3-D Echo Make CRT Evaluation Easy Chaim Yosefy, MD Israel 13:05 Role of CT Orly Goitein, MD Israel 13:20 Is There Still a Role for AV and VV Intervals Optimization and Should They be Echo Based? Peter Sogaard, MD, DMSc Denmark 13:40 Q & A, Interactive Discussion with Faculty and Participants 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch (3rd Floor) The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 29
  • 8. Monday, February 08, 2010 15:00 - 16:30 3rd Session: Various Aspects of Implantation Technique Hall C Chairs: Randy A. Lieberman, MD, USA Vladimir Khalameizer, MD, Israel 15:00 The Anatomy of the Coronary Sinus Venous System and Implications for Implanter Samuel J Asirvatham, MD USA 15:20 Tips & Tricks for Successful Implantation CRT Devices Randy A Lieberman, MD USA 15:40 Difficulties with Venous Access during Implantation Charles J Love, MD USA 16:00 In Quest of the Best Pacing Site for LV Lead: Do We Need It? Randy A Lieberman, MD USA 16:20 Q&A 16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 30
  • 9. Monday, February 08, 2010 17:00 - 18:45 4th Session: How to Deal with Difficult Lead Implantation and Hall C Extraction Chairs: Michael Glikson, MD, Israel Charles J. Love, MD, USA Thanks to non-restricted educational grant from SPECTRANETICS 17:00 Practical Approach to Device Implantation to Prevent the Need for Lead Extraction Jay N Gross, MD USA 17:20 What Is New in the Recent HRS Extraction Expert Consensus Paper – an Overview Charles J Love, MD USA 17:35 The Use of the Jugular Approach Maria Grazia Bongiorni, MD Italy 17:50 Choosing the Right Tool for the Right Patient Randy A Lieberman, MD USA 18:05 Case Presentations Faculty and Andrzej Kutarski, MD, PhD, Poland 19:00 Get-Together Reception (3rd Floor) The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 31
  • 10. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 07:00 - 19:00 Registration 07:00 - 08:15 Early Morning Session by MEDTRONIC ISRAEL Hall A 08:30 - 17:00 Pediatric Cardiology Sessions Faculty Charles Berul, MD Chief, Division of Cardiology, Children's National Medical Center Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA Leonard Blieden, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel Andrew Davis, MD Department of Cardiology, The Royal Children's Hospital, Associate Professor/Honorary Principal Fellow, Melbourne University, Australia Rami Fogelman, MD Director, Pacing & EP Unit, Cardiology Department, Schneider Children Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel Richard A. Friedman, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Chief (Interim) Pediatric Cardiology, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA Joel A. Kirsh, MD Cardiology, Hospital for Sick Children, Faculty of Medicine, Associate Professor Pediatrics Department, University of Toronto, Canada Abraham Lorber, MD Cardiology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel Abraham Matitiau, MD Pediatric Cardiology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel Azaria Rein, MD Head, Pediatric Cardiology, Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel Eric Rosenthal, MD Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Evelina Children's Hospital, London, UK Maria A. Shkolnikova, MD, PhD Professor of Pediatrics, Head, Federal Russian Center for Children's Arrhythmia and Research Institute for Sick Children, Moscow, Russia John K. Triedman, MD Senior Associate in Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Eli Zalzstein, MD Associated Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Pediatric Cardiology, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel Nili Zucker, MD Cardiology Department, Schneider Children Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 32
  • 11. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 08:30 - 10:30 S1 - 1st Session: Pediatric Cardiology - Diagnosis and Treatment of Hall F Arrhythmias in Children Chairs: Rami Fogelman, MD, Israel Abraham Lorber, MD, Israel 08:30 ECG Screening in the Young Richard A Friedman, MD USA 08:50 Mapping and Ablation of Complex Atrial Tachycardia in Congenital Heart Disease John K Triedman, MD USA 09:10 Making Sense of the Long QT Syndrome in the Genetic Era Eric Rosenthal, MD UK 09:30 A Common Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Can Exacerbate Long QT Type 2 Syndrome Leading to Sudden Infant Death Eyal Nof 1,2 , Jonathan M Cordeiro 2 , Guillermo J Perez 2 , Fabiana S Scornik 2 , Kirstine Calloe 2,3 , Barry Love 4 , Elena Burashnikov 2 , Gabriel Caceres 2 , Gunsburg Moshe 5 , Charles Antzelevitch 2 1 Heart Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, 2 Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Utica, NY, USA, 3 Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4 Cardiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY, USA, 5 Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Brookdale University Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, USA 09:40 Diagnosis and Treatment of Inherited Arrhythmias in Children Charles Berul, MD USA 10:00 Q&A The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 33
  • 12. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 08:30 - 10:30 S2 - Mechanisms, Risk Factors and New Directions in Therapy of Hall C Atrial Fibrilaltion Chairs: Bernard Belhassen, MD, Professor of Cardiology, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler-School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, Medtronic Zipes Chair of Cardiology, Director, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA 08:30 New Concepts in AF: Neural Mechanism and Calcium Dynamics Peng-Sheng Chen, MD USA 08:50 Electrogram-Based Guidance into AF Mechanisms and Ablation Omer Berenfeld, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Center for Arrhythmia Research, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 09:10 Inflammation, Obesity, and OSA: Role in AF Paul A Friedman, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA 09:30 Ablation of Ganglionated Plexi in Patients with AF: Technique and Rationale Samuel J Asirvatham, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA 09:50 AF Ablation - How to Maximize Success and Minimize Complications Edward Gerstenfeld, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director Experimental Electrophysiology Research Laboratory, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA 10:10 Pharmacologic vs. Ablation Therapy in the Management of AF: Who and When - Panel and Open Discussion Moderator: Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, USA The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 34
  • 13. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 08:30 - 10:30 S3 - Abstracts Session I Hall G Chairs: Dante Antonelli, MD, Department of Cardiology, Central Emek Hospital, Afula, Israel Andrew Krumerman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine Attending, Arrhythmia Service, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA 08:30 QT-Stretching:" The Response of The QT Interval to the Brief Tachycardia Provoked by Standing. A Bedside Test for Diagnosing Long QT Syndrome Sami Viskin 1 , Pieter G Postema 2 , Zahurul A Bhuiyan 2 , Raphael Rosso 3 , Jonathan M Kalman 3 , Jitendra K Vohra 3 , Milton E Guevara-Valdivia 4 , Manlio M Marquez 5 , Evgeni Kogan 1 , Michael Glikson 6 , Boris Strasberg 7 , Arthur A.M Wilde 2 1 Cardiology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel - Aviv, Israel, 2 Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 3 Cardiology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 4 Cardiology, CMN La Raza IMSS, Mexico D.F, Mexico, 5 Cardiology, Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia “Ignacio Chavez, Mexico D.F, Mexico, 6 Cardiology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, 7 Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel 08:42 Repolarization Patterns are Unstable in Patients with Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy and ICD Vladimir Shusterman Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 08:54 Does Permanent Cardiac Stimulation trough Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Secretion Influences Basic Parameters of Renal Function? Janusz Sielski, Dr 1 , Marianna Janion, Prof 1 , Zenon Gawor, Prof 2 , Jerzy Bobiarski, Dr 3 , Katarzyna Ciuraszkiewicz, Dr 1 1 Cardiovascular Disease, CCU, Hospital Kielce, Kielce, 2 Department of Internal Medicine Nephrology and Dializotherapy, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, 3 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland 09:06 The Clinical Significance of Ventricular Arrhythmias during an Exercise Test in Amateur Athletes and in Competitive Athletes Therese Fuchs 1 , Amram Torjman 3 , Luba M Galitskaya 2 , Rutie Pilz-Burstein 2 1 Cardiology, Arrhythmia service, Assaf Harofeh Med.CTR, Zrifin, 2 Sport medicine department, Wingate Institute, Netanya, 3 Behavioral sciences, College of management, Rishon-Letzion, Israel 09:18 Permanent Septum Interventriculare Pacing for Bradycardia Patients: Four Years of Clinical Supervision Inna Govor, Viktor Anasovich Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiac Pacing, Regional Cardiology Clinic, Gomel, Belarus The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 35
  • 14. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 08:30 - 10:30 S3 - Abstracts Session I (Cont.) Hall G 09:30 Predictors and Treatment Response with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) in Patients with Heart Failure: Long Term Follow Up Miry Blich, Mahmoud Suleiman, Ibrahim Marai, Tawfiq Zeidan Shwiri, Monther Boulos Cardiology, Pacing and Electrophysiology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel 09:42 Permanently Implanted ICD Lead Extraction – Is It More Dangerous than PM Lead Extraction? Barbara Malecka 1 , Andrzej Kutarski 2 , Marcin Grabowski 3 , Agnieszka Kolodzinska 3 1 Electrocardiology, Jagiellonian University, Cracov, 2 Cardiology, Medical University, Lublin, 3 Cardiology, Medical University, Warsaw, Poland 09:54 The Intracardiac Lead Abrasions – In Spotlights of Microscopic Evaluation Agnieszka Kolodzinska 1 , Andrzej Kutarski 2 , Marcin Grabowski 1 , Barbara Malecka 3 , G Opolski 1 1 Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, 2 Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Lublin, 3 Department of Electrocardiology, Jagiellonian University of Cracov, Poland 10:06 Ventricular Rate Smoothing Pacing in Chronic Brady-Tachy AF Andrzej Oszczygiel, MD, Michal Chudzik, MD, Jerzy Krzysztof Wranicz, MD, PhD, Marcin Rosiak, MD, Krzysztof Kaczmarek, MD Cardiology Clinic, Electrophisiology, Sterling Memorial Hospita, Lodz, Poland 10:18 Evaluation Left Ventricular Dyssyhchrony with the Aid of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography Marina Zemlyanova, Evgenij Suslina, Irina Philippova, Andrej Semagin, The Chief of department, Yjkov Tracht, Sergey Kchokchlunov, The Head Chief Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Surgery, Regional Cardiac Care Clinic, Samara, Russia 08:30 - 10:00 S4 - Allied Professionals I Hall B The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 36
  • 15. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 08:30 - 12:55 Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology Symposium Hall E Joint Symposium of the Israeli WGs of Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology/Pacing Faculty Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA Joseph DeGiovanni, MD Department of Cardiology, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, UK Elio Di Segni, MD Associate Professor of Cardiology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Paul A. Friedman, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA Michael Glikson, MD Associate Professor of Cardiology , Director of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Victor Guetta, MD Co-Director of Interventional Cardiology, Vice Chair of Heart Institute, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Gerhard Hindricks, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Director, Department of Electrophysiology, University Leipzig, Heart Center, Germany Ran Kornowski, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Interventional Cardiology Institute, Cardiology Department, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel Douglas L. Packer, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA Zoltan G. Turi, MD Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Director, Cooper Vascular Center, Director, Cooper Structural Heart Disease Program, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ, USA 08:30 - 10:30 S5 - Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology Symposium I - Hall E Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Chairs: Gerhard Hindricks, MD, PhD, Germany Ran Kornowski, MD, Israel 08:30 TAVI – Review of Current Indications and CoreValve Technique Victor Guetta, MD Israel 08:50 TAVI – The Edwards Experience Ran Kornowski, MD Israel The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 37
  • 16. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 08:30 - 10:30 S5 - Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology Symposium I - Hall E Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) (Cont.) 09:10 Anatomy of the Aortic Root, Considerations for Transcatheter Valve Therapy Elio Di Segni, MD Israel 09:30 Incidence, Predictors and Management of AV Block During TAVI Gerhard Hindricks, MD, PhD Germany 10:10 Q & A, Panel and Open Discussion 10:30 - 11:00 Continental Breakfast, Exhibition Visit & Poster View 11:00 - 13:00 S6 - Pediatric Cardiology II - Sudden Death Hall F Chairs: Richard A. Friedman, MD, USA Azaria Rein, MD, Israel 11:00 Advanced in the Imaging of ARVD Joel A Kirsh, MD Canada 11:25 Sudden Death in Pediatric Cardiomyopathies Andrew Davis, MD Australia 11:50 Clinical Investigation of Sudden Cardiac Death Survivors and their Family Members Joel A Kirsh, MD Canada 12:15 Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia in Children Maria A Shkolnikova, MD, PhD Russia 12:40 Q&A The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 38
  • 17. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:00 - 12:45 S7 - Awarded Case Presentations: Results of the Cardiology Fellow's Hall G Case Competition Chair: Jeffrey J. Goldberger, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA Failure to Deliver Appropriate ICD Therapy During Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia - an Illustration of Current Limitations of Arrhythmia Algorithm Classification Michael R Weber, MD Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA Discussant: Charles J. Love, MD Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Rhythm Device Services, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA A Novel Imaging Technique to Facilitate Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of an Accessory Pulmonary Vein Mohammad M Ansari, MD St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, MA, USA Discussant: Alan Kadish, MD Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA Multimodality Imaging for Ablation of Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation: Use of Electroanatomical Mapping to Guide Radiofrequency Ablation and Computer Tomography to Assess Endocardial Lesion Alejandro Jimenez, MD University of Maryland Medical Center, MD, USA Discussant: Edward Gerstenfeld, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director Experimental Electrophysiology Research Laboratory, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA Atrial Quiescence and Recalcitrant Ventricular Arrhythmias: An Unusual Presentation of SCN5A Mutation Keila Lopez, MD, MPH Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA Discussant: Melvin M. Scheinman, MD Professor of Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 39
  • 18. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:00 - 12:45 S7 - Awarded Case Presentations: Results of the Cardiology Fellow's Hall G Case Competition (Cont.) Ventricular Fibrillation in a 22-Year-Old Woman with Primary Carnitine(OCTN2) Deficiency: A Novel Mutation and in Vivo Evidence of Increased Oxidative Stress Michael J Mazzini Boston Medical Center, MA, USA Discussant: Peng-Sheng Chen, MD Medtronic Zipes Chair of Cardiology, Director, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA 11:00 - 12:55 S8 - Syncope & Arrhythmias Monitoring Hall D Chairs: Reuven Ilia, MD, Professor of Medicine, Ben Gurion University, Director, Cardiology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel Brian Olshansky, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, IA, USA 11:00 Application of the ESC Guidelines 2009 for the Diagnosis and Management of Syncope Brian Olshansky, MD Professor of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, IA, USA 11:20 Driving and Syncope Werner Jung, MD Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, Head, Department of Cardiology Schwarzwald-Baar Klinikum, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Freiburg, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany 11:40 Syncope and Pacing Charles J Love, MD Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Rhythm Device Services, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA 12:00 Tilt-table as Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tool in Patients with Neutrally-mediated Syncope: Pros and Cons Evidence Mariavittoria Pitzalis, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Director of HF Program, Division of Cardiology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA 12:20 Continuous Rhythm Monitoring in Patients with Unexplained Palpitations Eugene Crystal, MD Director, Arrhythmia Services Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada 12:40 Q&A 11:00 - 12:00 S9 - Allied Professionals II Hall B The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 40
  • 19. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:00 - 12:55 S10 - Joint Symposium of Interventional Cardiology and Hall E Electrophysiology WG's II - Left Atrial Appendage and PV Interventions Chairs: Paul A. Friedman, MD, USA Michael Glikson, MD, Israel Thanks to non-restricted educational grant from AGA MEDICAL 11:00 Anatomy of the Left Atrial Appendage as Related to Occlusion Devices Samuel J Asirvatham, MD USA 11:20 Percutaneous Closure – the Watchman experience Zoltan G Turi, MD USA 11:40 Percutaneous Closure – AGA Experience Joseph DeGiovanni, MD UK 12:00 Epicardial Left Atrial Appendage Closure Paul A Friedman, MD USA 12:20 Management of PV Stenosis and Occlusion Following AF Ablation Douglas L Packer, MD USA 12:40 Q & A, Panel and Open Discussion 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch (3rd Floor) 14:00 - 15:15 S11 - Pediatric Cardiology III - Implantable Devices for Treatment Hall F Brady - and Tachyarrhythmias Chairs: Leonard Blieden, MD, Israel Eli Zalzstein, MD, Israel 14:00 Alternative Approaches to Transvenous Pacing in Children and Congenital Heart Disease Eric Rosenthal, MD UK 14:20 Evidence for ICD Prescription in Adults with CHD Richard A Friedman, MD USA 14:40 Unique Aspects of ICD Implantation in Young Children and CHD Charles Berul, MD USA 15:00 Q&A The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 41
  • 20. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 13:00 - 15:15 Luncheon Satellites 13:00 - 15:15 Luncheon Satellite of BIOTRONIK: Home Monitoring: Going to the Hall C Next Challenges Faculty Michael Eldar, MD Professor of Cardiology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Director, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel Arjun Gururaj, MD Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Nevada Heart and Vascular Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA Christopher Piorkowski, MD University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Cardiology, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany Werner Jung, MD Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, Head, Department of Cardiology Schwarzwald-Baar Klinikum, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Freiburg, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany David Luria, MD Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel Melvin M. Scheinman, MD Professor of Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA Program Chairs: Michael Eldar, MD, Israel Melvin M. Scheinman, MD, USA Introduction Melvin M Scheinman, MD USA The Use of Home Monitoring for Our Most Challenging Patients Arjun Gururaj, MD USA How Should Home Monitoring be Implemented in the Guidelines? Werner Jung, MD Germany Where Home Monitoring Made the Difference (Case Review) David Luria, MD Israel Home Monitoring: What are Future Trends? Christopher Piorkowski, MD Germany Summary Michael Eldar, MD Israel The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 42
  • 21. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 13:00 - 15:15 Lucheon Satellite of SANOFI AVENTIS: Drug Therapy for Atrial Hall I Fibrillation: Current Options and Future Promise Faculty Nahum Freedberg, MD Pacing and EP Unit, Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel Jeffrey J. Goldberger, MD Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA Amos Katz, MD Associated Professor of Cardiology, Director, Cardiology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel Aaron Lubetzky, MD National Hemophilia Center, Institute of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel Stanley Nattel, MD Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal, Director, Electrophysiology Research Program, Montreal Heart Institute Research Center, Montreal, QC, Canada Douglas L. Packer, MD Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA Program Chairs: Nahum A. Freedberg, MD, Israel Amos Katz, MD, Israel Douglas L. Packer, MD, USA Introduction Douglas L Packer, MD USA New Drug Treatment Approaches for AF: Rationale and Evidence to Date Stanley Nattel, MD Canada How Should We Change the Current Guidelines in View of the New Antiarrhythmic Medication Data? Douglas L Packer, MD USA Antithrombotic Therapy Past, Present and Future Amos Katz, MD Israel Peri-operative Management of Anticoagulation for Device Operations Aaron Lubetzky, MD Israel Debate: Should AF Ablation Be First Line Therapy for Patients Without Significant Heart Disease? Protagonist: Jeffrey J. Goldberger, MD, USA Antagonist: Douglas L. Packer, MD, USA The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 43
  • 22. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 Program (Cont.) Closing Remarks Douglas L Packer USA 12:20 - 14:00 S12 - Allied Professionals III Hall B 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch (3rd Floor) 15:15 - 15:30 Break, Exhibition Visit & Poster View 15:30 - 17:00 S13 - Pediatric Cardiology IV - Case Presentations Hall F Chairs: Abraham Matitiau, MD, Israel Nili Zucker, MD, Israel 15:30 A Near Drowning Andrew Davis, MD Australia The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 44
  • 23. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 15:30 - 17:00 S14 - Satellite Symposium of ST. JUDE MEDICAL/GAMIDA Hall B MEDEQUIP LTD. - AF-HF: How to Break the Circle Faculty Angelo Auricchio, MD, PhD Professor of Cardiology, Director Electrophysiology & Heart Failure Program, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland Poul Erik Bloch-Thomsen, MD, PhD Professor of Cardiology, Cardiology Department, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark Michael Glikson, MD Associated Professor of Cardiology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Director of Pacing & Electrophysiology, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Luc J. Jordaens, MD, PhD Professor of Cardiology, Director, Clinical Electrophysiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Douglas L. Packer, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA Christopher Piorkowski, MD University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Cardiology, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany Peter Sogaard, MD, DMSc Professor of Cardiology, Director of Cardiac Imaging, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark Program Chairs: Michael Glikson, MD, Israel Luc J. Jordaens, MD, PhD, The Netherlands AF-HF: What is New in Rate or Rhythm Control? Angelo Auricchio, MD, PhD Switzerland AF in CRT Patients to Ablate or not to Ablate? Christopher Piorkowski, MD Germany AF Ablation in the Presence of CHF Douglas L Packer, MD USA Implantable Monitor to Detect Arrhythmia Poul Erik Bloch-Thomsen, MD, PhD Denmark AF and ICDs How to Improve Your Management Luc J Jordaens, MD, PhD The Netherlands The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 45
  • 24. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 Program (Cont.) Timing Optimization Algorithms in CRT Peter Sogaard, MD, DMSc Denmark 15:30 - 17:00 S15 - 2nd Joint Russian-Israeli Symposium Hall G Chairs: Amiran S. Revishvili, MD, PhD, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Head,Department of Tachyarrhythmias & Clinical Electrophysiology, Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Russian Academy of Medical Science, Moscow, Russia I. Eli Ovsyshcher, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, Ben Gurion University, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel 15:30 Introduction 15:35 New Diagnostic Approach: How to Deal with Results of Genetic Tests Elena V Zaklyazminskaya, MD, PhD Petrovsky Russian Research Centre of Surgery, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia 15:55 Risk Stratification Patients with Nonischemic Ventricular Arrhythmias Marina V Noskova, MD, PhD Department of Tachyarrhythmias & Clinical Electrophysiology, Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Russian Academy of Medical Science, Moscow, Russia 16:15 Surgical Reconstruction of the Left Ventricle for Suppress Malignant Ischemic Ventricular Arrhythmias Michael M Alshibaya, MD, PhD Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Russian Academy of Medical Science, Moscow, Russia 16:35 Cardiomyopathy and Frequent VPCs: the Chicken and Egg Dilemma Michael Eldar, MD Professor of Cardiology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Director, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel 16:55 Closing Remarks 17:00 - 17:30 Coffee Break, Exhibition Visit & Poster View The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 46
  • 25. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 17:30 - 19:00 Plenary Session, Keynote Lectures Hall C Chairs: I. Eli Ovsyshcher, President of the Symposium Michael Eldar, Co-President of the Symposium Michael Glikson, Chair of Organizing Committee Gad Keren, President of the Israel Heart Society Chaim Lotan, President-Elect of the Israel Heart Society Opening Remarks I. Eli Ovsyshcher President of the Symposium Greetings: Gad Keren, President of the Israel Heart Society Douglas Packer, President-Elect, Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Angelo Auricchio, President-Elect, European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Riccardo Cappato, President, European Cardiac Arrhythmias Society (ECAS) Amiran Revishvili, President, Russian Society of Arrhythmology (RSA) Best Abstracts Awards 1st Award for the Best Abstract Incessant Focal Atrial Tachycardia: ECG and EP Characterisation and Occurrence of Cardiomyopathy Raphael Rosso, Caroline Medi, Jonathan M Kalman, Jitendra K Vohra, Joseph B Morton, Paul B Sparks, Andrew Teh, Geoffry Lee, Peter M Kistler Cardiology, Electrophysiology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 2nd Award for the Best Abstract: A Role for the IRX5 Transcription Factor Gene in Human Cardiac Eyal Nof 1,2 , Alejandra Guerchicoff 2 , Guido D Pollevick 2 , John N Wylie 3 , Ryan Pfeiffer 2 , Yuesheng Wu 2 , Elena Burashnikov 3 , Silvano Diangelo 4 , Brian Gaffney 5 , Benoit G Bruneau 3 , Charles Antzelevitch 2 1 Heart Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, 2 Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Utica, NY, USA, 3 Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA, 4 Instituto Cardiovascular de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina, 5 Mohawk Valley Heart Institute, Utica, NY, USA 3rd Award for Best Abstract: Optimization of Cardiac Function after Acute Infarction, by Pacing at Various Sites, in Acute Sheep Model Nitai Hanani, Eugene Kunichov, Avshalom Shenhav, Amir Landesberg Biomedical Engineering, Technion IIT, Haifa, Israel 4th Award for Best Abstract: Safety, Feasibility and Clinical Outcomes Using Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation Alon Yarkoni, Yosef Kahn, Francisco Gonzalez, Kenneth B Desser, Wilber Su Safety, Feasibility and Clinical Outcomes Using Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Pheonix, AZ, USA The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 47
  • 26. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 17:30 - 19:00 Plenary Session, Keynote Lectures (Cont.) Hall C 5th Award for Best Abstract: The Intracardiac Lead Abrasions – In Spotlights of Microscopic Evaluation Agnieszka Kolodzinska 1 , Andrzej Kutarski 2 , Marcin Grabowski 1 , Barbara Malecka 3 , G Opolski 1 1 Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, 2 Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Lublin, 3 Department of Electrocardiology, Jagiellonian University of Cracov, Poland Keynote Lectures Morton M. Mower Lecture: Cardiologic Implications from the Family of MADIT Trials Arthur J Moss, MD Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Heart Research Follow-up Program, Rochester, NY, USA Moving Beyond “Very Good”: Application of New Technologies to the Ablation of SVT John K Triedman, MD Senior Associate in Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School ,Boston, MA, USA 19:00 - 20:00 Cocktail Reception (Exhibition Area) 20:00 Presidential Dinner (Hall F) The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 48
  • 27. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 PS1 - Posters Session I 1 Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy – A Rare Complication of Dual Chamber Pacemaker Implantation Moti Haim, Gabi Greenberg, Jairo Kuznietz, Boris Strasberg Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach-Tikva, Israel 2 Dealing with the Latest Medtronic Recall - A single Center Experience Moti Haim, Jairo Kuznietz, Ronit Zabarsky-Shohat, Yosef Perek, Boris Strasberg Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel 3 Influence of Concomitant Therapies on Risk of Atypical Atrial Flutter Occurrence in Patients after Low-Speed Irrigated RFA for Atrial Fibrillation Yuri Belenkov, Eugeny Zhelyakov, Andrey Shavarov, Maxim Rybachenko, Andrey Ardashev Interventional Cardiology, EP, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia 4 Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation and Inflammation. Cause or Consequence? Ivana Burazor, Mirko Burazor, Marko Lazovic, Mirko Krstic, Tatjana Djeric, Lela Pesic, Vesna Atanaskovic, Jovan Djordjevic Clinical Center, Clinic for Cardiovascular Diseases, University Medical faculty, Nis, Serbia 5 Trends in Participation and Performance of Male and Female Participants in the Lidingoloppet 30km Cross-Country Race 1993-2007 Philip Aagaard, Anders Sahlen, Frieder Braunschweig Department of Cardiology, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden 6 Troponin T Elevation After Endurance Exercise is Related to Running Experience Independent of Run Time and Total Number of Heart Beats Philip Aagaard, Marcus Stahlberg, Anders Sahlen, Frieder Braunschweig Department of Cardiology, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden 7 Prevalence of Sudden Cardiac Death in Israeli Athletes in View of the 1997 Mandatory Medical-Screening Legislation Arie Steinvil 1 , Tamar Chundadze 1 , Dan Justo 1 , David Zeltser 1 , Ori Rogowski 1 , Samuel Viskin 2 1 Internal Medicine “D", 2 Cardiology department, Tel-Aviv Souraski Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel 8 Relative Shortening of Paced QRS Width Related to X-Ray Visualization of Cathodes in Patients with Permanent Atrial Fibrillation and Bifocal (BFP) or Biventricular (BVP) Stimulation Barbara Malecka, Andrzej Zabek, Andrzej Maziarz, Jacek Lelakowski Department of Electrocardiology, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 49
  • 28. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 PS1 - Posters Session I (Cont.) 9 Influence of Dual Chamber Pacemakers on Ventricular Myocardium Heterogeneity in Patients with Cardiac Arrhythmia Elena Popova 2 , Svetlana Gorokhova 1 , Vladislav Baranovich 3 , Oleg Atkov 2 1 Department of Cardiology, Post-graduate Education Faculty, I.M.Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, 2 Department of Instrumental methods of Diagnostics, Biomedical Faculty, Russian State Medical University, 3 Department of Surgery, Medical Faculty, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia 10 17 Year Follow-up of Arrhythmia Patients Treated Efficiently with Immunosuppressive Drugs Jacek Bednarek, MD, Jacek Lelakowski, MD, Jakub Machejek, MD, Barbara Malecka, MD, Andrzej Zabek, MD Dept. of Electrocardiology, Cardiology Institute CMUJ, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland 11 Hybrid Approach to Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Electrophysiologically-Guided Minimally Invasive Surgical MAZE Yosef Kahn, Kathleen Benson, Alon Yarkoni, Francisco Gonzalez, Kenneth B Desser, Kenneth Fang, Wilber Su Cardiovascular Disease, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA 12 Safety, Feasibility and Clinical Outcomes Using Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation Alon Yarkoni, Yosef Kahn, Francisco Gonzalez, Kenneth B Desser, Wilber Su Cardiovascular Diseases, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA 13 Diverse Patterns of Exercise Heart Rate Response prior to and after Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation Yonatan Buber, Michael Glikson, David Bar Lev, Osnat Gurevitz, Michael Eldar, David Luria Heart Center, Electrophysiology, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel 14 Arrhythmic Disorders in Anorexia Nervosa Malka Yahalom, Dr 1,5 , Ludamila Sendler, Dr 2 , Marcelo Spitz, Dr 2 , Noif Heno, Dr 3 , Lea Even, Dr 3,5 , Rima Feldman, Dr 4 , Jacob Varkel, Dr 4 , Nathan Roguin, Dr 1,5 , Shaul Atar, Dr 1,5 1 Cardiology, Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya, 2 Children and Psychiatry, Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya, 3 Pediatrics, Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya, 4 Internal Medicine C, Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya, 5 Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel 15 New Methods to Generate Spiral Pair Sources Avinoam Rabinovitch 1 , Yaacov Biton 1 , Ira Aviram 1 , Doron Braunstein 2 , Menahem Friedman 3 1 Physics, Natural Sci, Ben-Gurion University, 2 Physics, Natural Sci, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, 3 Inform. Syst. Eng, Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 50
  • 29. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 PS1 - Posters Session I (Cont.) 16 Potential Implications Of Terminal Positive Deflections In Electrocardiographic Leads V1 Or V2 In Patients With Lone Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Stephen Winters, MD, Jay Curwin, MD, Jonathan Sussman, MD, Robert Coyne, MD, Jared Katz, Ronnie Ortiz, MD, Christine Ciprich, RN Cardiovascular Medicine, Electrophysiology, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, New York, USA 17 Unconventional Techniques for CRT Implantations, Does it Have to be Seldom? Yuri Karpenko 1 , Dmytro Volkov 2 1 Cardiac Surgery, Odessa Regional Hospital, Odessa State Medical University, Odessa, 2 Cardiac Surgery, Diagnostic, Institute of Surgery of AMS of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine 18 Successful Maze Procedure Recovers Secretion of proANP and NT-BNP in Patients with Permanent and Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Roman Batalov, Sergey Popov, Igor Antonchenko, Tatiana Suslova Heart Arrhythmia Depeartment, Scientific Institute of Cardiology, Tomsk, Russia 19 Efficacy of Pacing Therapy and RPR-Surgery for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomiopathy Tatiyana Vaikhanskaya, MD, Tatiyana Kaptsiukh, MD, Svetlana Komissarova, MD, Oleg Kovalenko, MD, Aleksander Shket, MD Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiac Treatment, Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Cardiology, Minsk, Belarus 20 Value of Early Re-ablation to Long-Term Outcome of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Amiran Revishvili, Farkhad Rzaev, Adil Baimbetov, Guldzayna Rashbaeva Interventional Treatment of Tachyarrhythmias, Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia 21 Multistage Approach for Treating Long Persisting Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Open Heart Surgery Indications Amiran Revishvili, Sergey Serguladze, Andrey Shmul, Georgy Matsonashvili Interventional Treatment of Tachyarrhythmias, Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia 22 Optimization of Biventricular Pacing Parameters in Patients with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Nikolay Lomidze, Alexey Grigoriev, Nikolay Neminushiy, Amiran Revishvili Interventional Treatment of Tachyarrhythmias, Bakoulev Scientific Center of Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia 23 Optimum AV Delay - is it Only a Haemodynamic Choice? Cristian Statescu, Radu Andy Sascau, Catalina Arsenescu Georgescu Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases Institute "Prof. G.I.M. Georgescu", Iasi, Romania The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 51
  • 30. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 PS1 - Posters Session I (Cont.) 24 Upgrade from VVI to DDD it Means Only Haemodynamic Improvement? Cristian Statescu, Radu Andy Sascau, Catalina Arsenescu Georgescu Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases Institute "Prof. G.I.M. Georgescu", Iasi, Romania 25 STAF – RFA Clinical Outcomes on 62 patients Lyudmil Boyadzhiev 1 , Anelia Nesheva 1 , Simona Stoichkova 2 1 Cardiac Surgery, 2 Anesthesia and Intensive Treatment, National Heart Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria 26 Different Pacing Methods for Patients with Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation after Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation Oskars Kalejs, MD, PhD 1 , Nikolajs Nesterovics, MD 1 , Maris Blumbergs, MD 1 , Ginta Kamzola, MD 1 , Kristine Jubele, MD 1 , Pavels Sipacevs, MD 1 , Maija Vikman, MD 1 , Aldis Strelnieks, MD 2 , Aivars Lejnieks, MD, PhD 2 1 Latvian Center of Cardiology, Arrhythmology, P. Stradins University Hospital, 2 Internal Medicine, Internal, Riga Eastern University Hospital, Riga, Latvia 27 Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Undersensing of Ventricular Fibrillation during Defibrillation Threshold Testing Mehmet K Aktas, David T Huang Cardiology, Electrophysiology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA 28 Atrial Preference Pacing in Patients with Sinus Node Dysfunction who have Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Piya Kasem-Suwan, Prishana Janluechai Medicine, Cardiac Centre, Vajira Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand 29 High-Degree Atrioventricular Block and Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Coincidence or Connection? Liat Samuelov-Kinori 1 , Eran Leshem-Rubinov 1 , Dror Lahav 1 , Oholi Touvia 1 , Ido Laron 2 , Dan Justo 3 1 Internal Medicine E, 2 Cerdiology, 3 Geriatric Medicine B, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel 30 Non-Invasive Assessment of Risk of Maignant Ventricular Arrythmias in Patients with Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Tatiyana Vaikhanskaya, MD, Svetlana Komissarova, MD, Tatiyana Koptuyh, PhD, Lyudmila Gul, PhD Cardiovascular Disease, Diagnostics and Treatment, RSPC Cardiology, Minsk, Belarus The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 52
  • 31. Tuesday, February 09, 2010 PS1 - Posters Session I (Cont.) 31 The Long – Term Effects of RVA and RVOT Pacing in Patients with Complete AV Block and Implanted Dual Chamber Cardiac Pacemakers Evgeniy Kropotkin, Eduard Ivanitsky, Julia Ivanitskaya, Mark Gankin, Tatyana Kasimtseva, Andrey Tsaregorodcev, Lubov Pristromova, Alexandr Fedorov, Dmitriy Zamanov, Nikolay Pynko, Sergey Antonov Interventional Arrhythmology, Regional Hospital, Krasnoyarsk, Russia The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 53
  • 32. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 07:00 - 17:00 Registration 07:00 - 08:15 Early Morning Session by ST. JUDE MEDICAL/GAMIDA Hall B MEDEQUIP LTD. 08:30 - 10:30 S16 - Sports and Arrhythmias I - Joint Workshop of Cardiologists, Hall D Sports and Family Physicians in Collaboration with the IDF Medical Corps - Screening for Athletic Activity and Fitness Chairs: BG Nahman Ash, MD, Surgeon General, IDF Medical Corps Naama Constantini, MD, Director-Sport Medicine Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel Michael Glikson, MD, Associate Professor of Cardiology, Director of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Yael Hass, MD, Clalit Health Services, Gan Yavne, Israel 08:30 The Dilemma of ECG Screening of Athletes and Soldiers Michael Glikson, MD Associate Professor of Cardiology , Director of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel 08:50 The Role of Exercise Testing before Physical Activity Rami Fogelman, MD Director, Pacing & EP Unit, Cardiology Department, Schneider Children Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel 09:10 Results of Massive ECG Screening of IDF Soldiers Emanuel Harari, MD, Dov Albukerk, Ohad Hochman IDF Medical Corps, Israel 09:30 How to Measure QT – Too Long? Too Short? Arthur J Moss, MD Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Heart Research Follow-up Program, Rochester, NY, USA 09:50 Israel Heart Society Recommendations for Pre-Participation Screening in Senior Amateur Athletes and Its Application to Fitness Centers Mickey Scheinowitz, PhD Associated Professor, Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel 10:05 Eligibility for Fitness Center Activity Haim Silber, MD Chief Cardiologist, Macabi Health Service, Israel The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 54
  • 33. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 08:30 - 10:30 S17 - Sudden Cardiac Death: Genetics, Mechanisms and Approach to Hall C Therapy Chairs: Alexander Battler, MD, Professor of Cardiology and David Halperne Chair in Cellular and Molecular Cardiology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel-Aviv University, Director, Cardiology Department, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel David S. Rosenbaum, MD, Professor of Medicine & Biomedical Engineering, Chief of Cardiology and Director, Heart & Vascular Center MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA Thanks to non-restricted educational grants from MEDTRONIC 08:30 Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death: Novel Therapeutic Approaches Andrew R Marks, MD Wu Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Founding Director, Helen and Clyde Wu Center for Molecular Cardiology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY, USA 08:50 Early Repolarization- Normal Variant or Sudden Death Marker? Stanley Nattel, MD Paul-David Chair in Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal, Director, Electrophysiology Research Program, Montreal Heart Institute Research Center, QC, Canada 09:10 Can We Identify Patients not Requiring ICD Among Those with LVEF<35-40%? David S Rosenbaum, MD Professor of Medicine & Biomedical Engineering, Chief of Cardiology and Director, Heart & Vascular Center MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA 09:30 Short QT syndrome: Genetics and Mechanisms Underlying Atrial and Ventricular Arrhythmias Samuel Viskin, MD Associated Professor of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler-School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel 09:50 Are AEDs any Good in Improving Outcome of Sudden Cardiac Arrest? Guenter Breithardt, MD Professor of Cardiology, University Hospital, Muenster, Germany 10:10 Q&A The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 55
  • 34. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 08:30 - 17:00 ECG Workshop for Cardiology Fellows Hall G Course Director: Melvin M. Scheinman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of California San Francisco, CA, USA Thanks to non-restricted educational grants from BIOTRONIK Objectives Upon completion of this workshop attendees will be able to: - Become more familiar with the latest understanding regarding the mechanisms underlying cardiac arrhythmias. - To learn diagnosis and treatment of various cardiac arrhythmias. - Become more familiar with electrocardiographic manifestations of supra- and ventricular arrhythmias. - Use of the ECG to diagnose patients with genetic arrhythmia syndromes. Faculty Guenter Breithardt, MD Professor of Cardiology, University Hospital, Muenster, Germany Peng-Sheng Chen, MD Medtronic Zipes Chair of Cardiology, Director, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA Edward Gerstenfeld, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director Experimental Electrophysiology Research Laboratory, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA Arthur J. Moss, MD Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Heart Research Follow-up Program, Rochester, NY, USA 08:30 - 10:30 S18 - ECG Workshop for Cardiology Fellows I Hall G Edward Gerstenfeld, MD, USA Alan Kadish, MD, USA 08:30 Introduction Melvin M Scheinman, MD USA 08:35 Mechanisms and Treatment of Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia Melvin M Scheinman, MD USA 09:00 Diagnoses and Treatment of Patients with Atrial Tachycardia and Atrial Flutter Edward Gerstenfeld, MD USA 09:25 Recognition and Treatment of Patients with AV Block Melvin M Scheinman, MD USA The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 56
  • 35. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 08:30 - 10:30 S18 - ECG Workshop for Cardiology Fellows I (Cont.) Hall G 09:50 Electrocardiographic Localization and Treatment of Idiopathic VT Edward Gerstenfeld, MD USA 10:15 Q&A 08:30 - 10:30 S19 - Abstracts Session II Hall H Chairs: Eugene Crystal, MD, Director, Arrhythmia Services Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada Malka Yahalom, MD, DSc, Director, Pacemaker Unit, Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya, Israel 08:30 A Role for the IRX5 Transcription Factor Gene in Human Cardiac Repolarization and Sudden Cardiac Death Eyal Nof 1,2 , Alejandra Guerchicoff 2 , Guido D Pollevick 2 , John N Wylie 3 , Ryan Pfeiffer 2 , Yuesheng Wu 2 , Elena Burashnikov 3 , Silvano Diangelo 4 , Brian Gaffney 5 , Benoit G Bruneau 3 , Charles Antzelevitch 2 1 Heart Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, 2 Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Utica, NY, USA, 3 Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA, 4 Instituto Cardiovascular de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina, 5 Mohawk Valley Heart Institute, Utica, NY, USA 08:42 The Cardio R® – a New Digital Loop Recorder for Improved Diagnosis of Patients with Suspected Symptomatic Arrhythmia. The 'SHL'-Telemedicine Experience in Israel Arie Roth 1,3,4 , Michael Berger 2 , Yigal Yanay 3 , Nomi Malov 3 , Mira Tamari 3 , Michal Golovner 3 1 Cardiology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, 2 Cardiology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, 3 SHL, Telemedicine, Tel-Aviv, 4 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel 08:54 Do Patients With Persistent Atrial Fibrillation and NYHA Class IV Heart Failure, With or Without Cardiac Cachexia, Benefit From Cardioversion to Sinus Rhythm ? Thiago Rodrigues 1 , Maria da Consolacao Moreira 1,2 , Eduardo Sternick 3 1 Cardiology, Center for Heart Failure, Felicio Rocho Hospital, 2 Cardiology, Heart Failure Unit, Hospital das Clinicas, 3 Cardiology, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Division, Biocor Instituto, Belo Horizonte, Brazil 09:06 Recurrent Arrhythmias, Arrhythmogenic Sources, and Results of Repeat Ablation in Patients with Primary Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Martin Fiala, Jan Chovancik, Jakub Pindor, Veronika Bulkova, Henryk Szymeczek, Stepan Krawiec, David Vavrik, Jaroslav Januska Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Hospital Podlesi, Trinec, Czech Republic The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 57
  • 36. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 08:30 - 10:30 S19 - Abstracts Session II (Cont.) Hall H 09:18 Left Atrial Voltage and Volume Characteristics at Repeat Ablation for Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Martin Fiala, Jan Chovancik, Jakub Pindor, Veronika Bulkova, Henryk Szymeczek, Stepan Krawiec, David Vavrik, Jaroslav Januska Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Hospital Podlesi, Trinec, Czech Republic 09:30 Circumferential Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. Five Year Cure Comparable to One Year Cure Raphael Rosso, Caroline Medi, Paul B Sparks, Joseph B Morton, Peter M Kistler, Karen Halloran, Jitendra K Vohra, Jonathan M Kalman Cardiology, Electrophysiology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 09:42 Medical Emergencies and Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) at Days (n-34) 0f Zero Geomagnetic Activity, 2002-2007 Elyiahu Stoupel 1 , Elchin S Babayev 2 , Evgeny Abramson 3 , Jaqueline Sulkes 3 1 Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petach Tikva, Israel, 2 Astrophysics, National Academy of Sciences, Baku, Azerbaijan, 3 Menagement Data Center, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel 09:54 Does Additional Left Atrial Septal Line Improve Outcome of Patients Undergoing Ablation for Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation? Evgeny Mikhaylov 1 , Tamas Szili-Torok 2 , Dmitry Lebedev 1 1 Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing, Almazov Federal Heart, Blood and Endocrinology Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2 Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 10:06 Differences in Autonomic Tone Modulation in Patients after Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Yuri Belenkov, Andrey Shavarov, Eugeny Zhelyakov, Andrey Ardashev Interventional Cardiology, EP, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia 10:18 Efficacy of Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Rheumatic Heart Disease Leonid Sternik, MD 1 , David Luria, MD 2 , Michael Glikson, MD 2 , Ateret Malachy, MA 1 , Maya First, MA 1 , Ehud Raanani, MD 1 1 Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, 2 Heart Institute, Electrophysiology & Pacing, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel 10:30 - 11:00 Continental Breakfast, Exhibition Visit & Poster View The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 58
  • 37. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:00 - 12:30 S20 - Sport and Arrhythmias II - Arrhythmic Disorders in Athletes Hall D Chairs: Josef Kautzner, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Head, Department of Cardiology, Institute for Clinical & Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic Zvi Vered, MD, Professor of Cardiology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Director, Department of Cardiology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel 11:00 Syncope in the Athlete Brian Olshansky, MD Professor of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, IA, USA 11:20 RVOT VPCs or VT Samuel Viskin, MD Associated Professor of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler-School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel 11:40 What to Do with Family Members of SCD Victims: Clinical and Genetic Workup Michael Arad, MD Head, Cardiac Genetic Laboratory, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel 12:00 Atrial Fibrillation in Athletes Samuel Levy, MD Professor of Cardiology, Mediterranean University, Marseille, France 12:20 Q&A 12:30 - 12:45 Break 11:00 - 12:30 S21 - Mechanisms and New Directions in Therapy - Joint Hall F Chinese-Israeli Symposium Chairs: I. Eli Ovsyshcher, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel Baofeng Yang, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, President of Harbin Medical University, China 11:00 Mechanisms Underlying the Development of Atrial Arrhythmias: Micro-RNA - Key to Revolutionary New Antiarrhythmic Therapies? Zhiguo Wang, PhD University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada 11:20 Asymptomatic AF -How Frequent is it and Clinical Implications Guenter Breithardt, MD Professor of Cardiology, University Hospital, Muenster, Germany The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 59
  • 38. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:00 - 12:30 S21 - Mechanisms and New Directions in Therapy - Joint Hall F Chinese-Israeli Symposium (Cont.) 11:40 Prevention of Stroke in AF: What Works, What Doesn't and Why? Stanley Nattel, MD Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal, Director, Electrophysiology Research Program, Montreal Heart Institute Research Center, Montreal, QC, Canada 12:00 Can We Improve the Results of AF Ablation? Riccardo Cappato, MD Chief, Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Center, Policlinico San Donato, University of Milan, Italy 12:20 Q&A 11:00 - 12:30 S22 - ECG Workshop for Cardiology Fellows II Hall G Chairs: Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, USA Jeffrey J Goldberger, MD, USA 11:00 Cellular Electrophysiology and Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias Peng-Sheng Chen, MD USA 11:25 Use of the ECG to Diagnose Patients with Genetic Arrhythmia Syndromes Arthur J Moss, MD USA 11:50 Natural History and Medical Management of Atrial Fibrillation Guenter Breithardt, MD Germany 12:15 Q&A 11:00 - 12:30 S23 - Workshop for Family Physicians II Hall H Thanks to the support of MEDTRONIC, LEVANT, BIOTRONIK and GAMIDA MEDEQUIP LTD. The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 60
  • 39. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:30 - 14:45 Luncheon Satellites 12:30 - 14:45 Luncheon Satellite of BOSTON SCIENTIFIC: From Mirowski to Hall C MADIT-CRT: A 30-years Saga Faculty Angelo Auricchio, MD, PhD Professor of Cardiology, Director Electrophysiology & Heart Failure Program, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland Michael Glikson, MD Associated Professor of Cardiology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Director of Pacing & Electrophysiology, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Michael Eldar, MD Professor of Cardiology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Director, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel Arthur J. Moss, MD Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Heart Research Follow-up Program, Rochester, NY, USA Seah Nisam Director, Medical Science, Boston Scientific CRM Europe, Brussels, Belgium Brian Olshansky, MD Professor of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, IA, USA Program Chairs: Michael Eldar, MD, Israel Angelo Auricchio, MD, PhD, Switzerland 30 years ICD: Technological and Therapeutically Milestones Seah Nisam Belgium MADIT Long-term and MADIT - CRT: Clinical Implications Arthur J Moss, MD USA Risk Stratification of "MADIT II" Patients – Is There Anything Beyond EF for Making the Decision? Michael Eldar, MD Israel Enhanced Clinical Outcomes via Minimization of RV Pacing: New Tools and Clinical Evidence Brian Olshansky, MD USA Improving ICD Outcome by New Algorithms and Technologies Michael Glikson, MD Israel The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 61
  • 40. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:30 - 14:45 Luncheon Satellite of MEDTRONIC: Advanced ICD Technology to Hall I Improve Patient Outcome Faculty Frieder Braunschweig, MD Cardiology Department, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden Josef Kautzner, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Head, Department of Cardiology, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic Randy A. Lieberman, MD Associate Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University School of Medicine,Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI,USA Arie Militianu, MD Director, Electrophysiology Joined Service, Haifa and West Galilee District & Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Clalit Health Services, Haifa, Israel Boris Strasberg, MD Associate Professor of Cardiology, Tel-Aviv University, Director, Electrophysiology and Pacing, Deputy Director, Cardiology Department, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel Program Chairs: Randy A. Lieberman, MD, USA Boris Strasberg, MD, Israel Innovative ICD Therapy Randy A Lieberman, MD USA Shock Reduction: Advance III, PainFree Prepare Study Josef Kautzner, MD, PhD Czech Republic Advance Diagnostic and HF Monitoring Frieder Braunschweig, MD Sweden Remote Monitoring Arie Militianu, MD Israel The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 62
  • 41. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:45 - 14:00 S24 - Sport and Arrhythmias III - What to Do with the Athlete with: Hall D Chairs: Andre Keren, MD, Professor of Medicine, Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel Andrew Krumerman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine Attending, Arrhythmia Service, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA 12:45 ARVD, Benign RVOT Arrhythmia and "Athlete RV Cardiomyopathy": What is Common and what is the Difference Monther Boulos, MD Director, EP Unit, Cardiology Department, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel 13:05 Brugada-like ECG Charles Antzelevitch, PhD Professor of Pharmacology, Executive Director/Director of Research, Gordon K. Moe Scholar, Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Utica, NY, USA 13:20 Early Repolarization Pattern Eyal Nof, MD Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel 13:40 Asymptomatic WPW Bernard Belhassen, MD Professor of Cardiology, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler-School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch 14:45 - 15:00 Break, Exhibition Visit & Poster View The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 63
  • 42. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 15:00 - 17:00 S25 - Sport and Arrhythmias IV - Case Presentations: Cardiac Hall D Disorders in Athletes Chairs: Haim Silber, MD, Chief Cardiologist, Maccabi Health Services, Israel Moti Haim, MD, Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel Aortic Stenosis: Presenter: Yael Hass, MD, Clalit Health Services, Gan Yavne, Israel Discussant: Einat Birk, MD, Director, Pediatric Cardiology, Schneider Children Medical Center, Petach, Tikva, Israel Dilated Aorta: Presenter: Lior Zeller, MD, Internal Medicine F, Soroka University Medical Center, Team Physician Hapoel "Crystal" Beer Sheva Discussant: Alexander Dadashev, MD, Staff Cardiologist, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit, Department of Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel Athlete with AF: Presenter: Raed Abu Shamaa, MD, Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Discussant: Mahmoud Suleiman, MD, Cardiology Department, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel Athlete with Exercise Induced Polymorphic VT: Presenter: Gal Dubnov-Raz, MD, MSc, Safra Children Hospital, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Discussant: Rami Fogelman, MD, Director, Pacing & EP Unit, Cardiology Department, Schneider Children Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel 15:00 - 17:00 S26 - Implantable Devices for Management Arrhythmias and HF Hall B Chairs: Jay N. Gross, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Pacemaker Service, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA Morris Mosseri, MD, Professor of Cardiology, Head of Cardiology Division, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel 15:00 New Horizons for Pacing- Cardiac Contractility Modulation for Treatment Heart Failure Alan Kadish, MD Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA 15:20 AF Detection and Prevention by Pacemakers – an Update Brian Olshansky, MD Professor of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, IA, USA 15:40 Subcutaneous ICD: Is It Practical? Goran Milasinovic, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Cardiology, Director of Pacemaker Center, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Belgrade, Serbia The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 64
  • 43. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 15:00 - 17:00 S26 - Implantable Devices for Management Arrhythmias and HF Hall B (Cont.) 16:00 Alternate Site RV Pacing – How to Do It and How Important Is It? Randy A Lieberman, MD Associate Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University School of Medicine, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA 16:20 Pitfalls of RV Pacing Minimization Algorithms Jay N Gross, MD Professor of Medicine, Director, Pacemaker Service, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA 16:40 Q & A, Discussion 15:00 - 17:00 S27 - ECG Workshop for Cardiology Fellows III Hall G Chair: Melvin M. Scheinman, MD, USA 15:00 Diagnoses and Treatment of Ischemic VT Guenter Breithardt, MD Germany 15:25 Challenging Cases for the Electrophysiology Fellows Panel: Guenter Breithardt, MD, Germany Edward Gerstenfeld, MD, USA The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 65
  • 44. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 PS2 - Posters Session II 1 Vagal Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: Prevalence and Ablation Outcome in Patients without Structural Heart Disease Raphael Rosso, Paul B Sparks, Joseph B Morton, Peter M Kistler, Jitendra K Vohra, Karen Halloran, Caroline Medi, Jonathan M Kalman Cardiology, Electrophysiology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 2 Repeat Circumferential Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Recurrent Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: A Highly Effective Strategy Raphael Rosso, Caroline Medi, Paul B Sparks, Joseph B Morton, Karen Halloran, Jitendra K Vohra, Jonathan M Kalman Cardiology, Electrophysiology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 3 Correlation Analysis of ANP Concentration, Echocardiographic Left Atrial and Left Ventricular Dimensions and Renal Function Parameters in Patients after Permanent Pacemaker Implantation Janusz Sielski, Dr 1 , Marianna Janion, Prof 1 , Zenon Gawor, Prof 2 , Katarzyna Ciuraszkiewicz, Dr 1 , Maria Rebeka Sielska, Med. Stud 3 1 Cardiovascular Disease, CCU, Hospital Kielce, Kielce, 2 Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Dializotherapy, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, 3 Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland 4 Comparison of Amiodarone and Beta-Blocker Effects for Sinus Rhythm Maintenance in Patients after Radiofrequency Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Yuri Belenkov, Eugeny Zhelyakov, Andrey Shavarov, Maxim Rybachenko, Andrey Ardashev Interventional cardiology, EP, Lomonosov Moscow State university, Moscow, Russia 5 Risk Factors Associated with Atypical Atrial Flutter in Patients After Low Irrigated Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Yuri Belenkov, Andrey Shavarov, Eugeny Zhelyakov, Maxim Rybachenko, Andrey Ardashev Interventional Cardiology, EP, Lomonosov Moscow State university, Moscow, Russia 6 Is There Relationship between Coronary Artery Disease and Postablation Atrial Flutter in patients with Atrial Fibrillation? Andrey Ardashev, Andrey Shavarov, Eugeny Zhelyakov, Maxim Rybachenko, Yuri Belenkov Interventional Cardiology, EP, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia 7 Atrial Fibrillation in Young Patients: Anatomical Features and Results of Interventional Treatment Tamara Dzhordzhikiya, Svetlana Aleksandrova, Amiran Revishvili Interventional Treatment of Tachyarrhythmias, Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 66
  • 45. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 PS2 - Posters Session II (Cont.) 8 Lead’s Ligature Failure And Overmuch Of Lead’s Length In Right Heart – Can We Observe It Only? Andrzej Kutarski 1 , Barbara Malecka 3 , Marcin Grabowski 2 , Agnieszka Kolodzinska 2 1 Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, 2 Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, 3 Department of Electrocardiology, Jagiellonian University of Cracov, Cracov, Poland 9 Impact of Left Atrial Size on Outcome After Ipsilateral Block Isolation of Pulmonary Vein in Patients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Alexander Berkowitsch, PhD, Thomas Neumann, MD, Malte Kuniss, MD, Dmitri Pajitnev, MD, Damir Erkapic, MD, Christian Hamm, MD, Heinz-Friedrich Pitschner, MD Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany 10 Ouabain Attenuates Other Cardiac Steroids-Induced Cardiotoxicity Maoz Nesher 1 , Uri Shpolansky 1 , Nicola Viola 1,2 , Moran Dvela 1 , Haim Rosen 3 , David Lichtstein 1 1 Departments of Medical Neurobiology, Institute for Medical Research-Israel-Canada, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, 2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom, 3 Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Institute for Medical Research-Israel-Canada, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel 11 Reduced Dromotropic Response to Adenosine in the Short PR Interval, Normal QRS Complex Syndrome Ron Sela, MD 1 , Bruce Stambler, MD 2 1 Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya, Israel, 2 Medicine, Cardiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA 12 Coronary Angiography Application in Approach Selection for Cardiac Resynchronization Device Implantation Andrey Osadchiy, Valeriy Marinin, Dmitriy Lebedev Almazov’s Federal Heart, Blood and Endocrinology Centre, Arrhythmia Surgery, St. Petersburg, Russia 13 Comparison of Antitachycardia Pacing Efficacy in Patients with CAD and ARVD Eugeny Zhelyakov, Maxim Rybachenko, Andrey Shavarov, Yuri Belenkov, Andrey Aradshev Interventional Cardiology, EP, Lomonosov Moscow State university, Moscow, Russia 14 A Protective Thermo-Stabilizing Effect of Calstabin on RyR/Ca2+ Release Channels, and an in-vitro Prevention of Ca2+ Leak Ran Zalk, Jonathan Panitch, Andrew R Marks Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia Ubiversity Medical Center, New York, NY, USA The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 67
  • 46. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 PS2 - Posters Session II (Cont.) 15 Long-Term Effectiveness of Beta Blocker and Calcium Blocker Combination Therapy in Patients with CPVT Raphael Rosso 1 , Jonathan M Kalman 1 , Ori Rogowski 2 , Shmuel Diamant 3 , Amir Birger 3 , Simon Biner 2 , Bernard Belhassen 2 , Sami Viskin 2 1 Cardiology, Electrophysiology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 2 Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, 3 Pediatrics, Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel 16 Afterload Assessment with Versus without Central Venous Pressure: A Preliminary Clinical Comparison Glen Atlas 1 , Jay Burger 1 , Sunil Dhar 2 1 Anesthesiology, UMDNJ, 2 Mathematics, NJIT, Newark, USA 17 Carotid Sinus Reflex in Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography Maria Consolacao Moreira 1 , Joao Batista Gusmao 2 , Rose Mary L Silva 1 1 Internal Medicine, Cardiology, School of Medicine of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2 Cardiology, Felicio Rocho Hospital, Belo Horizonte, Brasil 18 Long-Term Results of ICD Implantation Nikolay Lomidze, Alexey Grigiriev, Nikolay Neminushiy, Amiran Revishvili Interventional Treatment of Tachyarrhythmias, Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia 19 Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Galina Savenkova, Sergey Krivolapov, Sergey Popov, Igor Antonchenko, Denis Lebedev Heart Arrhythmias, Research Institute of Cardiology, Tomsk, Russia 20 Shortening of Paced QRS Complex and Clinical Improvement Over a 12-Month Observation Period Following Upgrading of the Pacing System from Apical Right Ventricular Pacing to Bifocal Right Ventricular or Biventricular Pacing Barbara Malecka, Andrzej Zabek, Jacek Bednarek, Jacek Lelakowski Department of Electrocardiology, The John Paul II Hospital in Krakow, Krakow, Poland 21 Implantable Loop Recorder in Diagnosis of Unexplained Syncope – Our Experience Mirjana Zivkovic, Goran Milasinovic, Velibor Jovanovic, Sinisa Pavlovic, Vera Jelic, Zarko Calovic Pacemaker Center, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia 22 Prevalence of Electrocardiographic Abnormalities and Arrhythmias in a Friedreich's Ataxia Population Judith Finegold 1 , Paola Giunti 2 , William McKenna 1 , Perry Elliott 1 , Antonios Pantazis 1 1 The Heart Hospital, 2 Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 68
  • 47. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 PS2 - Posters Session II (Cont.) 23 Force Augmentation by Non-Excitatory Stimulation is Mediated by Calcium Accumulation within the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum, in the Rat Heart Amir Landesberg, Ilanit Itzhaki Biomedical Engineering, Technion IIt, Haifa, Israel 24 Experience of Tachyarrhythmias Treatment in Children Lilia Svintsova, PhD, Igir Kovalev, MD, Olga Murzina, PhD, Sergey Popov, MD Pediatric Cardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Tomsk, Russia 25 Optimization of Cardiac Function after Acute Infarction, by Pacing at Various Sites, in Acute Sheep Model Nitai Hanani, Eugene Kunichov, Avshalom Shenhav, Amir Landesberg Biomedical Engineering, Technion IIT, Haifa, Israel 26 A Dominant Role of the Generates Force in Modulating the Cardiac Action Potential in Rat Trabeculae Yael Yaniv, Amir Landesberg Biomedical Engineering, Technion IIT, Haifa, Israel 27 Clinical Experience with Implantable Loop Recorder - From Diagnosis to Treatment Ehud Kadmon, Jairo Kusniec, Moti Haim, Ronit Zabarsky, Boris Strasberg Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel 28 Permanent Left Ventricular-Based Pacing with Single-Pass VDD Lead Implanted via Coronary Sinus in a Patient with Complete Heart Block Zarko Calovic, MD, Gabrijela Nikcevic, MD, Velibor Jovanovic, MD, Srdjan Raspopovic, MD Cardiovascular Disease, Pacemaker Center, Klinical Center of Serbia, Berlgrade, Serbia 29 An Unusual Case of Cardiac Tamponade during CRT Pacemaker Implantation Zarko Calovic, MD, Velibor Jovanovic, MD, Gabrijela Nikcevic, MD, Srdjan Raspopovic, MD Cardiovascular Disease, Pacemaker Center, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia 30 Importance of Echocardiographic Optimization in CRT "Non Responders": Presentation of Six Patients with Significant Clinical Improvement after the Evaluation Gabrijela Nikcevic, MD, Zarko Calovic, MD, Velibor Jovanovic, MD, Srdjan Raspopovic, MD, Mirjana Zivkovic, MD, Goran Milasinovic, MD Cardiovascular Disease, Pacemaker Center, Clinical Center of Serbia, Berlgrade, Serbia 31 Atrial Fibrillation in Hospitalized Patients: A Retrospective Analysis Alexey Naimushin, MD 1 , Avi Livneh, Professor 2 1 Cardiology, Cardiology Wards, 2 Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Ward F, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat-Gan, Israel The 10th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arryhthmias and Device Therapy 69

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