Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
39 Beach Lagoon Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
This course will provide the cardiologist and electrophysiologist with an overview of all aspects of cardiovascular electrophysiology. Experts in each field will give in-depth didactics on state-of-the-art subjects in electrophysiology and device therapy. Each lecture will include questions and answers with an electronic response system. This course is designed specifically to ensure that graduating electrophysiology fellows are apprised of the key practical elements for arrhythmia and device management. The course design, which includes a comprehensive online syllabus, is also aimed at providing preparation for the electrophysiology boards or recertification. In-depth updates on the latest knowledge and advances in electrophysiology are also integrated into the course for the practicing electrophysiologist wishing to review and update. The full spectrum of electrophysiology practice will be reviewed ranging from basic arrhythmia mechanisms and pharmacology, to catheter diagnosis and therapy, and device-based treatments. There will also be special sessions reviewing maneuvers for arrhythmia diagnosis in the electrophysiology laboratory and ablation of atrial fibrillation.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the molecular basis of the action potential of the human heart
- Identify the EP characteristics of cardiac impulse propagation including anisotropy, cable theory, and spiral/scroll conduction
- Distinguish the clinical principles and theory of defibrillation and cardiac resynchronization
- Recognize the pharmacokinetic properties of antiarrhythmic drugs, including use dependence
- Recognize and describe the basic mechanisms of common LQTS, Brugada, short-QT, and J-wave syndromes
- Diagnose cardioinhibitory, vasodepressor, and vasovagal syncope syndromes and manage patients appropriately
- Formulate management approaches to the arrhythmia syndromes in congenital heart disease, sarcoid, and ARVD
- Apply 3-D mapping techniques to distinguish between reentrant vs. focal mechanisms of VT
- Develop evidence-based approaches for atrial fibrillation ablation
- Select and appropriately utilize maneuvers to differentiate AVNRT from JT and ORT in the EP lab
This course is intended for cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular fellows, electrophysiology fellows, and all practitioners involved in the care of complex arrhythmia patients in the outpatient and laboratory settings.