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Final Program


Welcome Address

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all the participants of VeniceArrhythmias 2019.

For this 16th Anniversary of the International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias we expect more

than 1000 attendees, coming from over 60 countries.

The aim of the Workshop is to exchange the state-of-the-art information on the diagnosis and

management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, and to present and discuss the most recent

advances in the field of basic and clinical cardiac electrophysiology and pacing.

The Scientific program is developed within 3 days in 6 concurrent meeting rooms run by the most

worldwide recognized leaders for a total of about 70 sessions.

The program is organized in different sessions: from main symposia to debates, lectures, satellite

events, oral and poster communications and allied professionals program.

The meeting will also include special Corner Sessions on different topics, prepared in cooperation

with Scientific Societies or representatives of geographic areas, didactic teaching Core Curricula

with up-to-date information and relevant clinical implications.

Besides the scientific agenda, the Workshop will give you the opportunity to meet your colleagues,

discover the latest innovations of the sector and meet the representatives of medical companies.

We urge you not to miss, among the others, the Opening Ceremony with the Distinguished

Scientist and the Distinguished Teacher Golden Lionel Awards, the Best Abstract Awards (Best

Poster and Best Oral communication) and the Award in memory of Raffaella Pieri in Cenacolo

Room at Fondazione Cini on October 3rd.

The unique setting of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, our Congress venue, is an integrating part

of the whole VeniceArrhythmias experience: it certainly represents the ideal surrounding for

reflection and study and will definitely favour socialization and friendship between faculty and

attendees.

Finally, we invite you to fully appreciate your stay in the city by discovering the charming Venice’s

artistic treasures, and the many tourist attractions that this unique location can offer.

Wishing you a productive and memorable experience in Venice.

Your sincerely,

Antonio Raviele Andrea Natale Sakis Themistoclakis

MD, FEHRA, FESC, FHRS MD, FACC, FESC, FHRS MD

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People and venue

Congress Venue

Presidents

Antonio Raviele

ALliance to Fight Atrial

fibrillation - ALFA

Venice-Mestre, Italy

Andrea Natale

Texas Cardiac

Arrhythmia Institute

St. David’s

Medical Center

Austin, USA

Sakis Themistoclakis

Unit of Electrophysiology

and Cardiac Pacing

Ospedale dell’Angelo

Venice-Mestre, Italy

ALliance

to Fight Atrial

fibrillation

Scientific Secretariat

Antonio Rossillo

Cardiology Department

Ospedale San Bortolo

Vicenza, Italy

Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

Venice, Italy, www.cini.it

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People and venue

Organizing Committee

Program Committee

President Giuseppe Dal Ben, Italy

Members Amin Al-Ahmad, USA

Mohamed Bassiouny, USA

Cristiano Breda, Italy

J. David Burkhardt, USA

Robert C. Canby, USA

Francesco Caprioglio, Italy

Paolo China, Italy

Andrea Corrado, Italy

Vittorio Dorrucci, Italy

G. Joseph Gallinghouse, USA

Giuseppe Grassi, Italy

Rodney Horton, USA

Francesco Lazzari, Italy

Domenico Mangino, Italy

Elena Marras, Italy

Lucio Michieletto, Italy

Andrea Natale, USA

Antonio Raviele, Italy

Fausto Rigo, Italy

Antonio Rossillo, Italy

Javier E. Sanchez, USA

Michele Tessarin, Italy

Sakis Themistoclakis, Italy

Guerrino Zuin, Italy

A. Al-Ahmad

Austin,

USA

S. Beheiry

Austin,

USA

E. Aliot

Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy,

France

D.G. Benditt

Minneapolis,

USA

J.M. Almendral

Madrid,

Spain

J.J. Blanc

Brest,

France

A. Ardashev

Moscow,

Russia

M.G. Bongiorni

Pisa,

Italy

J.J. Bax

Leiden,

the Netherlands

G. Boriani

Modena,

Italy

G.L. Botto

Milan,

Italy

S. Boveda

Toulouse,

France

J. Brachmann

Coburg,

Germany

H. Calkins

Baltimore,

USA

A.J. Camm

London,

UK

R. Cappato

Rozzano,

Italy

S.A. Chen

Taipei,

Taiwan

L. Colín-Lizalde

Mexico City,

Mexico

W. Davies

London,

UK

T.F. Deering

Atlanta,

USA

R. De Ponti

Varese,

Italy

L. Di Biase

New York,

USA

I. Efimov

Washington,

USA

A.E. Epstein

Philadelphia,

USA

B. Freedman

Sydney,

Australia

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People and venue

Program Committee

Program Committee

F. Giada

Noale,

Italy

M.R. Gold

Charleston,

USA

R. Gopinathannair

Overland Park,

USA

W. Jung

Villingen-Schwenningen,

Germany

J.M. Kalman

Melbourne,

Australia

R.A. Sansalone

Buenos Aires,

Argentina

G. Scaboro

Venice-Mestre,

Italy

M. Scanavacca

São Paulo,

Brazil

M.M. Scheinman

San Francisco,

USA

S. Sharma

London,

UK

C. Kennergren

Gothenburg,

Sweden

Y.H. Kim

Seoul,

South Korea

D.R. Lakkireddy

Kansas City,

USA

M. Lunati

Milan,

Italy

F.E. Marchlinski

Philadelphia,

USA

W.K. Shen

Phoenix,

USA

K. Shivkumar

Los Angeles,

USA

W.G. Stevenson

Nashville,

USA

S. Themistoclakis

Venice-Mestre,

Italy

N. Varma

Cleveland,

USA

M.F. Márquez

Mexico City,

Mexico

N.F. Marrouche

New Orleans,

USA

S. Mittal

New York,

USA

A. Natale

Austin,

USA

Y.S. Oh

Seoul,

South Korea

A. Verma

Newmarket,

Canada

E.G. Vester

Düsseldorf,

Germany

P. Vijayaraman

Wilkes-Barre,

USA

S. Viskin

Tel Aviv,

Israel

A.A. Wilde

Amsterdam,

the Netherlands

B. Olshansky

Iowa City,

USA

O. Oseroff

Buenos Aires,

Argentina

E.N. Prystowsky

Indianapolis,

USA

A. Raviele

Venice-Mestre,

Italy

M. Refaat

Beirut,

Lebanon

F. Zanon

Rovigo,

Italy

W. Zareba

Rochester,

USA

S. Zhang

Beijing,

China

A. Revishvili

Moscow,

Russia

R.P. Ricci

Rome,

Italy

A. Rossillo

Vicenza,

Italy

A.M. Russo

Camden,

USA

E. Saad

Rio de Janeiro,

Brazil

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Endorsements & Auspices

People and venue

Co-sponsored by:

Invited Faculty

Under the Patronages of:

Under the auspices of:

AA

Arrhythmia Alliance

www.aa-internaonal.org

Città

metropolitana

di Venezia

AFA

Atrial Fibrillation

Association

AIAC

Associazione Italiana

di Aritmologia e

Cardiostimolazione

ALFA

ALliance to Fight

Atrial Fibrillation

ANCE

Associazione

Italiana Cardiologi

Extraospedalieri

ANMCO

Associazione

Nazionale Medici

Cardiologi Ospedalieri

ARCA

Associazione

Regionale Cardiologi

Ambulatoriali

ECAS

European Cardiac

Arrhythmia Society

EURA

EurAsian

Arrhythmology

Association

GIEC

Gruppo Intervento

Emergenze

Cardiologiche

Ministero della Salute

MENA

HRS

Comune

di Venezia

GITIC

Gruppo Italiano

Infermieri di Area

Cardiovascolare

IHRS

Indian Heart Rhythm

Society

ISHNE

International

Society for Holter

& Noninvasive

Electrocardiology

JHRS

Japanese Heart

Rhythm Society

KOREAN HRS

Korean Heart

Rhythm Society

MENA HRS

Middle East and

North Africa Heart

Rhythm Society

OPI

Ordine delle

Professioni

Infermieristiche

di Venezia

RSSA

All Russian

Scientific Societies

of Arrhythmology,

Electrophysiology

and Pacing

SADEC

Sociedad Argentina

de Electrofisiología

Cardíaca

Regione Veneto

Azienda ULSS 3

Serenissima

SIC SPORT

Società Italiana di

Cardiologia dello

Sport

SMC

Sociedad Mexicana

de Cardiologia

SOBRAC

Sociedade Brasileira

de Arritmias

Cardíacas

SOMEEC

Sociedad Mexicana

de Electrofisiología

y Estimulación

Cardiaca

STARS

Syncope Trust

and Reflex Anoxic

Seizures

StopAfib

StopAfib Association

TAIWAN HRS

Taiwan Heart

Rhythm Society

TSRM PSTRP

Ordine dei Tecnici

sanitari di radiologia

medica e delle

professioni sanitarie

tecniche, della

riabilitazione e della

prevenzione delle

province di Venezia

e Padova

WSA

World Society of

Arrhythmias

T. Aksu / Derince, Turkey

A. Al-Ahmad / Austin, USA

C.M. Albert / Boston, USA

P. Alboni / Ferrara, Italy

E. Aliot / Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France

J.M. Almendral / Madrid, Spain

G. Al-Mohani / Muscat, Oman

F. Andreotti / Rome, Italy

E. Anter / Boston, USA

A. Ardashev / Moscow, Russia

G. Bagliani / Foligno, Italy

A. Baranchuk / Kingston, Canada

M. Barbierato / Venice-Mestre, Italy

M.T. Barrio-López / Madrid, Spain

A. Bayés de Luna / Barcelona, Spain

S. Beheiry / Austin, USA

D.G. Benditt / Minneapolis, USA

A. Berruezo / Barcelona, Spain

E. Bertaglia / Padua, Italy

A.A. Bhimani / Atlanta, USA

J.J. Blanc / Brest, France

C. Bonanno / Vicenza, Italy

A. Bonso / Feltre, Italy

G. Boriani / Modena, Italy

A. Boscolo Anzoletti / Chioggia, Italy

G.L. Botto / Milan, Italy

B.J. Boukens / Amsterdam, the Netherlands

S. Boveda / Toulouse, France

J. Brachmann / Coburg, Germany

J. Bradfield / Los Angeles, USA

M. Brignole / Lavagna, Italy

K. Brown / Austin, USA

E. Bruschetta / Pordenone, Italy

J.D. Burkhardt / Austin, USA

H. Calkins / Baltimore, USA

D.J. Callans / Philadelphia, USA

L. Calò / Rome, Italy

D. Calvo / Oviedo, Spain

R. Cappato / Rozzano, Italy

F. Caprioglio / Vicenza, Italy

A. Capucci / Ancona, Italy

C. Carbucicchio / Milan, Italy

J.N. Catanzaro / Jacksonville, USA

G. Cavalli / Venice-Mestre, Italy

F. Cecchi / Florence, Italy

Y.M. Cha / Rochester, USA

K.C. Chang / Taichung, Taiwan

M.G. Chelu / Salt Lake City, USA

S.A. Chen / Taipei, Taiwan

C.C. Cheng / Tainan, Taiwan

P. China / Venice-Mestre, Italy

F.P. Chung / Taipei, Taiwan

L. Colín Lizalde / Mexico City, Mexico

G. Conte / Lugano, Switzerland

L. Corò / Conegliano, Italy

J.L. Cox / Chicago, USA

A.B. Curtis / Buffalo, USA

V. Cutaia / Venice-Mestre, Italy

A. Cutolo / Venice-Mestre, Italy

F. D’Ascenzi / Siena, Italy

T.F. Deering / Atlanta, USA

V. Delgado / Leiden, the Netherlands

A. Dello Russo / Ancona, Italy

R. De Ponti / Varese, Italy

T. De Potter / Aalst, Belgium

V. De Rossi / Venice-Mestre, Italy

L. Di Biase / New York, USA

M. Di Biase / Foggia, Italy

A. Di Cori / Pisa, Italy

G. Di Pasquale / Bologna, Italy

M. Disertori / Trento, Italy

A. D’Onofrio / Naples, Italy

F. Drago / Rome, Italy

M. Dzeshka / Grodno, Belarus

I. Efimov / Washington, USA

Z.A. Eldadah / Washington D.C., USA

C. Ellis / Nashville, USA

A.E. Epstein / Philadelphia, USA

L. Fauchier / Tours, France

A. Fedorowski / Malmö, Sweden

S. Feigofsky / Carroll, USA

L. Fileti / Ravenna, Italy

B. Freedman / Sydney, Australia

R. Furlan / Rozzano, Italy

F. Gaita / Turin, Italy

F.C. Garcia / Philadelphia, USA

M. Gasparini / Rozzano, Italy

F. Giada / Noale, Italy

C. Gianni / Austin, USA

M.R. Gold / Charleston, USA

J.R. Gómez-Flores / Mexico City, Mexico

R. Gopinathannair / Overland Park, USA

G. Grassi / Venice, Italy

C. Grasso / Venice-Mestre, Italy

M. Grimaldi / Acquaviva delle Fonti, Italy

D. Hachul / São Paulo, Brazil

M.H. Hamdan / Madison, USA

R.N.W. Hauer / Utrecht, the Netherlands

M. Hocini / Bordeaux, France

R.P. Horton / Austin, USA

C. Hwang / Provo, USA

J. Jalife / Ann Arbor, USA

J. Jiménez-Candil / Salamanca, Spain

W. Jung / Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

S. Kääb / Munich, Germany

Y.I. Karpenko / Odessa, Ukraine

D.G. Katritsis / Athens, Greece

C. Kennergren / Gothenburg, Sweden

Y.H. Kim / Seoul, South Korea

B.P. Knight / Chicago, USA

K.H. Kuck / Hamburg, Germany

A. Kutarski / Lublin, Poland

D.R. Lakkireddy / Kansas City, USA

F.M. Leonelli / Tampa, USA

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Invited Faculty

Abstract Selection Committee

T. Lewalter / Munich, Germany

E.T. Locati / Milan, Italy

N. Lomidze / Moscow, Russia

C.J. Love / Baltimore, USA

M. Lunati / Milan, Italy

B. Maesen / Maastricht, the Netherlands

A. Malhotra / London, UK

J.M. Mandrola / Louisville, USA

D. Mangino / Venice-Mestre, Italy

R. Mantovan / Conegliano, Italy

R. Marazzi / Varese, Italy

F.E. Marchlinski / Philadelphia, USA

M.F. Márquez / Mexico City, Mexico

E. Marras / Venice-Mestre, Italy

A. Maschera / Venice-Mestre, Italy

A. Medeiros Domingo / Dübendorf, Switzerland

F. Migliore / Padua, Italy

S. Mittal / New York, USA

L. Molina / Mexico City, Mexico

J.D. Moss / San Francisco, USA

C. Napolitano / Pavia, Italy

A. Natale / Austin, USA

Y.S. Oh / Seoul, South Korea

B. Olshansky / Iowa City, USA

J. Osca / Valencia, Spain

O. Oseroff / Buenos Aires, Argentina

J.C. Pachon / São Paulo, Brazil

D.L. Packer / Rochester, USA

H.N. Pak / Seoul, South Korea

C. Pappone / San Donato Milanese, Italy

S. Parry / Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

R.S. Passman / Chicago, USA

A. Pelliccia / Rome, Italy

V. Pengo / Padua, Italy

M. Perazzolo Marra / Padua, Italy

E. Piotrowicz / Warsaw, Poland

R. Piotrowicz / Warsaw, Poland

J. Poku / Macon, USA

D. Poser / Pordenone, Italy

P.G. Postema / Amsterdam, the Netherlands

V. Probst / Nantes, France

A. Proclemer / Udine, Italy

R. Proietti / Padua, Italy

A. Quesada / Valencia, Spain

M. Rampado / Venice-Mestre, Italy

A. Raviele / Venice-Mestre, Italy

M.M. Refaat / Beirut, Lebanon

F. Regoli / Lugano, Switzerland

R.P. Ricci / Rome, Italy

C.A. Rinaldi / London, UK

J. Romero / New York, USA

F. Ronco / Venice-Mestre, Italy

A. Rossillo / Vicenza, Italy

R. Rosso / Tel Aviv, Israel

A.M. Russo / Camden, USA

S. Saksena / New Brunswick, USA

P. Sanders / Adelaide, Australia

R.A. Sansalone / Buenos Aires, Argentina

P. Santangeli / Philadelphia, USA

L. Santini / Rome, Italy

I. Savelieva / London, UK

G. Scaboro / Venice-Mestre, Italy

M. Scanavacca / São Paulo, Brazil

M.M. Scheinman / San Francisco, USA

R. Schnabel / Hamburg, Germany

C. Schulte / Austin, USA

P.J. Schwartz / Milan, Italy

S.F. Sears / Greenville, USA

L. Segreti / Pisa, Italy

P.S. Sharma / Chicago, USA

S. Sharma / London, UK

K. Shea / Austin, USA

R.S. Sheldon / Calgary, Canada

W.K. Shen / Phoenix, USA

H. Sievert / Frankfurt, Germany

V.A. Snezhitskiy / Grodno, Belarus

P. Sommer / Leipzig, Germany

J.S. Steinberg / Short Hills, USA

W.G. Stevenson / Nashville, USA

G.E. Supple / Philadelphia, USA

R. Sutton / Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco

A.K. Talib / Najaf, Iraq

S. Themistoclakis / Venice-Mestre, Italy

G. Thiene / Padua, Italy

C. Tondo / Milan, Italy

M. Toniolo / Udine, Italy

M. Tritto / Castellanza, Italy

T.C. Tuan / Taipei, Taiwan

M.P. Turakhia / Stanford, USA

W.S. Tzou / Aurora, USA

J.G. van Dijk / Leiden, the Netherlands

B.K. Velthuis / Utrecht, the Netherlands

R. Verlato / Camposampiero, Italy

A. Verma / Newmarket, Canada

E.G. Vester / Düsseldorf, Germany

P. Vijayaraman / Wilkes-Barre, USA

J.F. Viles-Gonzalez / Miami, USA

D. Viskin / Tel Aviv, Israel

S. Viskin / Tel Aviv, Israel

Z.I. Whinnett / London, UK

F. Zanon / Rovigo, Italy

G. Zanotto / Legnago, Italy

M. Zardini / Parma, Italy

W. Zareba / Rochester, USA

M. Zecchin / Trieste, Italy

P.J. Zimetbaum / Boston, USA

G. Zoppellaro / Venice, Italy

T. Aksu

A. Al-Ahmad

P. Alboni

J.M. Almendral

E. Arbelo

A. Ardashev

D.G. Benditt

A. Berruezo

E. Bertaglia

J.J. Blanc

A. Bonso

S. Boveda

J. Brachmann

M. Brignole

H. Calkins

D.J. Callans

R. Cappato

J.N. Catanzaro

G. Cavalli

S.A. Chen

P. China

L. Colín Lizalde

N. Dagres

G. Dandamudi

C. de Asmundis

R. De Ponti

A. Dello Russo

E.A. Epstein

M.R. Gold

J.R. Gómez-Flores

R.N.W. Hauer

M. Hocini

H.H. Hsia

C. Kennergren

R.A. Kenny

Y.H. Kim

A. Kutarski

D.R. Lakkireddy

E.T. Locati

M. Lunati

R. Marazzi

F.E. Marchlinski

M.F. Márquez

L. Molina

B. Olshansky

O. Oseroff

D.L. Packer

C. Piorkowski

P.G. Postema

V. Probst

A. Proclemer

A. Revishvili

R.P. Ricci

C.A. Rinaldi

A. Rossillo

R. Rosso

A. Rubboli

E. Saad

S. Saksena

P. Santangeli

L. Santini

I. Savelieva

M.M. Scheinman

P.S. Sharma

P. Sommer

W.G. Stevenson

R. Sutton

P. Vijayaraman

S. Viskin

A.L. Waldo

Z.I. Whinnett

W. Zareba

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General Information

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General Information

General Information

ABSTRACT BOOK

All the accepted abstracts (oral communications

and posters) will be published in the a special

on-line issue of the JICE.

AGE POLICY / CHILD CARE

Due to liability restrictions, no one under the

age of 12, including infants and toddlers, will

be allowed to attend the Workshop or to enter

the exhibition spaces at any time. If you are

interested in securing childcare during the

Workshop please speak with the concierge of

your hotel for local childcare references.

ALLIED PROFESSIONALS SESSIONS

Three sessions on clinical and managing

aspects of nursing in arrhythmology will be

held on October 3, 2019 in Barbantini Room.

The program will be available at

www.venicearrhythmias.org or can be

asked to the Organizing Secretariat.

APP VA2019

VA 2019 is the innovative mobile app of

VeniceArrhythmias that makes quick and easy

to keep you up-to-date on the international

workshop. You will have the chance to

access the general info about the event and

its location, select the scientific sessions and

create your personal agenda, view real-time

presentations, locate exhibitors, consult the

entire scientific program including abstracts.

AWARDS

DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST AWARD

DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD

For VA2019 edition the Distinguished Scientist

Award has been assigned to Prof. José Jalife

and the Distinguished Teacher Award to Prof.

Mauricio Scanavacca. The Award Ceremony

will take place within the Opening

Ceremony.

The winners of the award of the previous

editions are:

Distinguished Scientist Award:

2017 Peter J. Schwartz

2015 Sami Viskin

2013 Francis E. Marchlinski

2011 Michel Haïssaguerre

2009 Joseph Brugada

2007 Karl Heinz Kuck

2005 Hein J.J. Wellens

Distinguished Teacher Award:

2017 Douglas L. Packer

2015 William G. Stevenson

2013 John A. Camm

2011 Melvin M. Scheinman

2009 Arthur J. Moss

2007 Eric N. Prystowsky

2005 Eligio Piccolo

BEST ABSTRACT AWARDS

Venice Arrhythmias 2019 will give two special

awards to those authors who have presented

the “Best Oral Communication” and the “Best

Poster”.

An Abstract Award Committee have been

selected the best works among the accepted oral

communications and posters. The winners will

be announced during the Opening Ceremony

AWARD

“in memory of Raffaella Pieri”

VA 2019 Organizing Committee and

Secretariat presents an award in memory of

Ms. Raffaella Pieri, who gave her outstanding,

year-long contribution to manage the relations

with exhibitors and support companies,

that will be given to the Twitter Star.

The winner will be awarded during the

Opening Ceremony with a plaque, and with

a charitable donation to a primary cancer

research foundation, made on his/her behalf.

BADGE INFORMATION / LOST BADGES

Badges are nominative, not transferable

and cannot be lent to anyone during

VeniceArrhythmias 2019. All participants

are kindly requested to wear their badge

throughout their permanence at the Congress

Venue. Delegates, presenters and Faculty

badge allows the entrance to all scientific

sessions (limited to seat availability), to the

exhibition spaces and to all other activities

open to individual participants. The Exhibitors

badge allows the entrance to the exhibition

and service spaces.

Please consider your badge as a valuable

ticket. In case of loss, the full registration

fee will be charged.

NO BADGE = NO ENTRY

General Information

BANKING

Bank services are available at the airport

and throughout the city, around Piazza San

Marco. Banks are generally open weekdays

from 8.30 to 13.30 and 1 hour during the

afternoon. Venice is well supplied with ATM,

most of which accept the major credit cards;

furthermore, money can be changed at the

airport Marco Polo, at the railway station Santa

Lucia, in currency exchange kiosks and hotels.

The monetary unit in Italy is Euro (€).

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Certificates of attendance will be available at

the Registration Desks from October 5, 2019.

Alternatively, you might ask the Organizing

Secretariat to e-mail it after the Congress.

CHANGES IN PROGRAM / ERRATUM

For scientific and/or technical reasons the

Scientific Program Committee, the Organizing

Committee and the Secretariat reserve the

right to make any change in the Workshop

program. The program in the VA2019 app will

be daily updated.

CLOAKROOM / LUGGAGE STORAGE

A free-of-charge cloakroom / luggage storage

is available at the Noviziato Room.

Opening hours:

October 3, 08.30-19.00

October 4, 08.30-19.00

October 5, 08.30-14.00

CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits

The National Commission for Continuing

Education of the Italian Ministry of Health has

assigned VeniceArrhythmias 2019 with 5,4

CME credits for the full congress (18 hours) for

the following disciplinary areas: Cardiology,

Cardiac Surgery, Emergency and First Aid

Service, General (Family Doctors) Medicine,

Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine,

Neurology and Sport Medicine

The attendance of the 90% of the total

accreditated hours is mandatory for

CME accreditation.

The credits will be available for all Italian MDs

- please refer to the Secretariat Desk. Credits

will be listed in the CME attendance certificate

issued after the end of the Workshop.

Moreover the congress has been given

5 credits for Allied Professional and for

Technicians of medical radiology who

will attend the sessions taking place on

October 3rd. The following conditions are

mandatory for CME accreditation:

- attendance throughout the Workshop of at

least 5 hours.

- fill-in the CME questionnaire during the

congress anf deliver it at the Secretariat

Desk before leaving the Congress

The credits will be available for Italian nurses

and for the Technicians of medical radiology.

Please refer to the Secretariat Desk.

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General Information

CONGRESS ORGANIZING SECRETARIAT

Before and after the Meeting:

Via Sassonia, 30 - 47922 Rimini - Italy

Phone +39.0541.305822

Fax +39.0541.305894

e-mail: scientific@venicearrhythmias.org

During the Meeting:

(October 3-5, 2019)

Adria Congrex at Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore - 30124 Venice - Italy

Phone: See VeniceArrhythmias 2019 Staff List

The Organizing Secretariat will be located in

the Arazzi Room. Staff members are available

at the Organizing Secretariat Desk to assist you

with any inquiry you may have. Staff members

are also available throughout the Fondazione

Giorgio Cini and can be identified by their

badges ’’staff’’.

CREDIT CARDS

Major credit cards are accepted in hotels,

restaurants and shops. Should you like to pay

with credit card for a boat taxi, please inform

the driver immediately when you step in.

DISABILITIES

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini allows access

to people with disabilites and people on

wheelchairs taking into consideration that

there are gravel roads and small ramps in

the open spaces. An accompanying person

is advisable. Please ask the Organizing

Secretariat for more information and the

location of accessible spaces.

DISCLOSURE OF RELATIONSHIP POLICY

Faculty members and abstract presenters are

requested to display a slide at the beginning

of their resentation containing disclosure

information of relationship with the ’’Industry’’.

Such relationships include, but are not limited

to: member of the board of directors, advisory

board, or speakers’ bureau; participants in

industry sponsored research; recipient of

a research grant; employee; investor or a

consultant. Invited speakers have agreed that

their presentations will be objective, that they

will provide a balance view of diagnostic and

therapeutic options, and that discussion of any

off-label or investigational use of commercial

product will be disclosed to the audience.

ELECTRICITY

Electricity supplied is 220V/50Hz and power

sockets are of different types.

EXHIBITION SPACES

Several international companies are

present and dislocated in different areas

of the Congress Venue. Plan to visit the

exhibitors who will showcase the newest

and most innovative products available to

health care professionals working in cardiac

electrophysiology and arrhythmia devices.

FIRST AID

A first aid area is available in the Palladian area

of the congress venue. It is located next to the

main entrance on the bottom of the Scalone

del Longhena.

Please contact the Organizing Secretariat for

any assistance you may need.

FUTURE MEETING DESK

All programs of future events will be displayed

in the appropriate desk located in Arazzi

Room. Any distribution not confirmed by the

Organizing Secretariat will not be allowed.

INFORMATION DESK

The Organizing Secretariat will be available at

the information desk to assist you with your

questions and meeting needs.

INSURANCE

Responsibility cannot be accepted for

personal accidents, loss or damages to private

properties belonging to participants and

exhibitors.

Participants and exhibitors are advised to

make their own arrangements if they deem it

necessary.

LOST AND FOUND SERVICE

For any lost and found object and if you need

any assistance, please contact the Organizing

Secretariat located in the Arazzi Room.

NO-SMOKING POLICY

VeniceArrhythmias 2019 is a NO SMOKING

workshop; therefore, smoking is not allowed

in the meeting rooms, exhibition spaces and

restrooms.

Smoking is permitted in the outdoor spaces.

Your compliance is appreciated.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the congress is

English. No simultaneous translation will be

provided except from the Allied Professionals

Sessions taking place on October 3rd in

Barbantini Room.

OPENING CEREMONY

Friday October 3 at 12.00 included in the

registration fee.

The Workshop will be inaugurated by the

Congress Presidents, by Representatives of

the Italian and International Scientific Societies

and Study Groups that have granted their

patronage, by the City Mayor and other

Authorities.

During the Opening Ceremony the following

awards will be assigned:

- Distinguished Scientist Award

- Distinguished Teacher Award

- Best Poster Award

- Best Oral communication Award

- Award in memory of Raffaella Pieri

Moreover, Prof Jalife winner of the

Distinguished Scientist Award and Prof

Scanavacca winner of the Distinguished

Teacher Award, will give two special Opening

Ceremony lectures.

REGISTRATION DESK AND EXHIBITION

OPENING HOURS

October 2, 15.00-18.00

October 3, 08.30-19.00

October 4, 08.30-19.00

October 5, 08.30-14.00

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General Information

General Information

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

The oral communication sessions will be

held in different rooms as scheduled in the

Scientific Program. The presentation time

for oral communications will be approx. 8

minutes followed by 2 minutes for discussion.

All presenters are requested to keep to their

allotted time and be regularly registered.

Presenters must be in the session room at least

10 minutes before the start of the session and

must remain there until the end of the session.

Presentations will be given in English language

only, supported by video projections from

PC only.

POSTER SESSIONS

The abstract selected for poster presentations

will be displayed daily in the Poster Area from

9.30 to 18.00. Presenters needs to be nearby

their posters at the below scheduled times, to

explain their research and answer questions.

Posters will be grouped by subject and the

hours are as follows:

October 3

Poster Session 1: 10:00 - 18.00

Presenters available: 11:45 - 12:00

13:30 - 13:45

15:15 - 15:30

17:00 - 17:15

October 4

Poster Session 2: 09.30-18.00

Presenters available: 10:00 - 10:15

11:45 - 12:00

13:30 - 13:45

15:15 - 15:30

17:00 - 17:15

PROJECTION

Only PC data projection is available in every

room. All slides must be worded in English

only; please copy your work - prepared in

Power Point - on a USB Pendrive. The Slide

Centre will be available for speakers to

preview their slides and to become familiar

with the audiovisual equipment. The use of

personal laptops in the Workshop rooms is not

permitted.

To the attention of MAC Users! If your

presentation is on MAC computer, please

make sure to convert your presentation in pccompatible

Power Point. If that could not be

possible, you can use your MAC computer,

but we kindly urge you to bring an adapter

and meet the technicians in the Slide Centre

with large advance, to be sure that your

presentation runs properly or anticipate a

back-up solution.

RECORDINGS

The sessions in Canecolo Room will be

recorded by the appointed Congress Technical

Service. After the meeting, the video of the

sessions will be available on our website

www.venicearrhythmias.org

REGISTRATION DESK

The registration desk is located in the Arazzi

Room. For more details see the section

’’Opening hours’’.

REGISTRATION FEES

The registration fee for delegates and

presenters (€ 1.000,00 - Vat included)

includes:

- Attendance to all scientific sessions (limited

to seats availability)

- Entrance to the exhibition area

- Attendance to the Opening Ceremony

- Attendance certificate

- Badge and congress kit

- Attendance certificate and CME certificates

(if entitled to)

The registration fee for Allied Professionals

(€ 120,00 - Vat included) includes:

- Attendance to scientific sessions (limited to

allied professionals sessions)

- Entrance to the exhibition area

- Attendance to the Opening Ceremony

- Attendance certificate

- Badge and congress kit

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS

Venice is as safe as any other European city

and participants are advised to take the usual

sensible precautions. All hotels have security

facilities for valuables. To make your trip to

Venice safer and more enjoyable, please follow

three tips:

- Talk to the hotel concierge or hotel security

regarding the surrounding neighborhoods

and map out your route before you go

exploring.

- Never leave money, checks, credit cards, extra

room keys, or car keys in your hotel room -

take them with you, or leave them in the hotel

safety deposit box or your in-room safe.

- Do not leave laptops, cell phones, or any

valuables unattended anywhere in the

Congress Venue or in the meeting rooms.

The Organizing Secretariat is not responsible

for lost or stolen items.

SESSION CAPACITY

VeniceArrhythmias 2019 and the Organizing

Secretariat make every attempt to place the

sessions that may draw the largest attendance

in the largest meeting rooms when possible.

As the capacity of some rooms is limited, the

possibility of participation to all sessions is not

guaranteed.

SHUTTLE SERVICE

A free-of-charge shuttle service will be

provided from San Marco Square Area (San

Zaccaria Jolanda embark) to the Congress

Venue and vice versa. Detailed information

and scheduled times will be announced during

the Congress.

October 2 14.00 - 18.00

October 3 8.00 - 11.00

18.00 - 19.30

October 4 7.30 - 10.00

18.00 - 19.30

October 5 7.30 - 10.00

12.00 - 14.00

VENICEARRHYTHMIAS 2019 STAFF LIST

Rita Reggiani - Project Leader

+39.335.7188544

Lucia Bini / Ludovica Fontana -

Exhibition & Sponsors +39.333.4307875

Valentina Zanotti - Scientific Program & Faculty

+39.338.7956222

Silvana Surdo - Registration & Housing

+39.335.5920407

Please take note that these numbers are

available for VeniceArrhythmias 2019

from October 2nd to 5th included.

WI-FI

Free internet wi-fi will be provided anywhere in

the congress venue.

With compliments of

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Registration, Hotel & Practical Information

Registration, Hotel & Practical Information

Practical Information

How to reach the congress venue Fondazione Giorgio Cini

FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI Isola San Giorgio Maggiore - 30124 Venice - Italy

phone +39 041 5289900 - fax 39 041 5238540 - www.cini.it

Marco Polo

Airport

Tronchetto

Santa Lucia

Station

Canal Grande

H

Piazzale

Roma

San Marco

Canal Grande

Giudecca

San Giorgio Maggiore

Congress Venue

Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Venice Lido

How to arrive in Venice

Please visit www.venicearrhythmias.org for

practical and tourists information about Venice.

Visa/international attendee information

In addition to a passport, most international

participants will need a Visa. It is advisable

to contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate

regarding Visa and Health Certificate

requirements in your country of residence.

The Organizing Secretariat is available to send

you a Letter of Invitation for Visa Purposes. The

invitation is meant to help participants obtaining

a Visa, and is not a commitment on the part of

the organizers to provide any financial support.

The decision to grant a Visa belongs to the

Embassy/Consulate.

Climate and clothing

Venice has a mild and moderate climate. The

weather in October might be pleasant during the

day, a little bit colder at night. Formal clothing/

attire is requested at the Workshop sessions.

Electricity

Electricity supplied is 220V/50Hz and power

sockets are of different types.

No-smoking policy

Venice Arrhythmias 2019 is a NO SMOKING

workshop; therefore, smoking is not

allowed in the meeting rooms, exhibition

spaces and restrooms. Smoking is

permitted in the outdoor spaces.

Your compliance is appreciated.

Safety recommendations

Venice is as safe as any other European cities

and delegates are advised to take

the usual sensible precautions. All hotels have

security facilities for valuables.

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini is located on the

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, right in front

of St. Mark’s Square, in the heart of Venice.

ACTV public waterbus no. 2 takes you

directly to the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.

It is just 1 stop away from San Zaccaria

(near St. Mark’s Square).

Approximate duration of the journey:

From San Zaccaria: 3 minutes

From Tronchetto: 25 minutes

From Piazzale Roma: 35 minutes

From Santa Lucia Railway station: 45 minutes

From Marco Polo Airport:

Venice has a modern airport situated in the

mainland at Venice-Tessera.

You may choose among the following

transportation options:

• ATVO Line no. 35: bus service to

Piazzale Roma, 20 minute-journey,

one-way ticket € 8,00

• Alilaguna service: blue and red motor

boat lines to San Marco Square,

60 minute journey,

one way ticket €15,00

• private water taxi to your hotel,

45-minute journey, € 110,00 one way

From Venice Santa Lucia

Railway Station:

Venice has two railway stations: Venice-

Mestre and Venice Santa Lucia. From Venice

Santa Lucia station you can use the ACTV

waterbuses that offer different transportation

schedules all day long. Private taxis are

available at the main exit of the station.

From A4 Motorway exit:

Follow the indications to Venice parking areas

of Tronchetto and/or Piazzale Roma where

you can find a variety of parking lots. From

there, you can reach San Marco Square by

waterbus no. 2.

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Train station

Casino

Venice

Venice Lido

Venetian Arsenal

St. Mark’s Square

Accademia Gallery

Santa Maria

della Salute Church

San Giorgio

Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Giudecca

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General Scientific

Overview

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General Scientific Overview

General Scientific Overview

Featured Symposia

Syncope & collapse: a 2019 summit

Symposia

Arrhythmias in the elderly

Arrhythmogenic hereditary syndromes

October 4 - Consiglio Room

October 5 - Consiglio Room

Program Chairs:

Sami Viskin / Tel Aviv, Israel

Arthur A. Wilde / Amsterdam, the Netherlands

• Brugada syndrome, an electrical disease or a

cardiomyopathy

• Long QT syndrome: an update

• Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

what’s new?

• Quinidine therapy: back from exile!

HF, CRT and… more: evolution of

technology and impact on the outcome

October 4 - Cipressi Room

October 5 - Cipressi Room

Program Chairs:

Michael R. Gold / Charleston, USA

Werner Jung / Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

• Controversial indications for CRT

• Novel pacing strategies to treat arrhythmias

and heart failure

• Non-response to CRT

Lead extraction and device infection

2019 update

October 3 - Cipressi Room

Program Chairs:

Maria Grazia Bongiorni / Pisa, Italy

Charles Kennergren / Gothenburg, Sweden

October 3 - Photographs Room

October 4 - Photographs Room

Program Chairs:

David G. Benditt / Minneapolis, USA

Brian Olshansky / Iowa City, USA

• Vasovagal syncope: mechanisms

• Vasovagal syncope: therapy

• Syncope due to autonomic dysfunction /

Differentiating syncope from seizure

• Syncope in the young and in the elderly:

peculiar aspects

• Syncope units and beyond

• Let’s discuss together: current guidelines,

difficult cases, and future perspectives

AF management: current issues

October 4 - Cenacolo Room

Program Chairs:

Andrea Natale / Austin, USA

Antonio Raviele / Venice-Mestre, Italy

Sakis Themistoclakis / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• AF & HF: recent advances in therapy

• AF: novel / controversial aspects

AF-Screen International Collaboration

Symposium

October 4 - Capriate Room

Program Chairs:

Giuseppe Boriani / Modena, Italy

Ben Freedman / Sydney, Australia

Antithrombotic therapy for cardiac

arrhythmias

October 3 - Cenacolo Room

Program Chairs:

Giuseppe Boriani / Modena, Italy

A. John Camm / London, UK

• Antithrombotic therapy for cardiac

arrhythmias: 10 years of DOACs use

• Antithrombotic therapy for cardiac

arrhythmias in specific clinical settings

October 3 - Capriate Room

Program Chairs:

Hugh Calkins / Baltimore, USA

Win-Kuang Shen / Phoenix, USA

• How does advanced age impact care?

Controversial issues in clinical pacing

October 5 - Cipressi Room

Program Chairs:

Andrew E. Epstein / Philadelphia, USA

Maurizio Lunati / Milan, Italy

• Controversial issues in clinical pacing:

should I, when should...

How to predict and prevent sudden death

in different clinical settings

October 3 - Consiglio Room

Program Chairs:

Giovanni Luca Botto / Milan, Italy

Eric N. Prystowsky / Indianapolis, USA

• How to predict and prevent sudden death:

patients without structural heart disease

• How to predict and prevent sudden death:

patients with structural heart disease

New tools and workflows for complex

arrhythmias: experiences and best

practices

October 4 - Cipressi Room

• Lead extraction and device infection:

technical and practical aspects

• Lead extraction and device infection: novel

aspects

• New tools and workflows for complex

arrhythmias: experiences and best practices

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General Scientific Overview

General Scientific Overview

Core Curricula

His bundle pacing: when something old

becomes new

October 5 - Cipressi Room

Sport & arrhythmias

October 5 - Photographs Room

Program Chairs:

Franco Giada / Noale, Italy

Sanjay Sharma / London, UK

Practical Sessions

Clinical cases: when a procedure becomes

a nightmare

October 4 - Capriate Room

International Scientific Societies -

VA Joint Sessions

APHRS-VA Joint Session

October 4 - Cenacolo Room

Program Chairs:

Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman / Wilkes-Barre, USA

Francesco Zanon / Rovigo, Italy

• Cardiovascular assessment of SD risk in

young athletes

• Updates in sports cardiology

Program Chairs:

Luigi Di Biase / New York, USA

Antonio Rossillo / Vicenza, Italy

Program Chairs:

Jonathan M. Kalman / Melbourne, Australia

Young-Hoon Kim / Seoul, South Korea

• His bundle pacing: the fascinating role of

physiology in cardiac pacing

Importance of left atrial appendage for

the pathophysiology and treatment of AF

October 3 - Capriate Room

October 4 - Cenacolo Room

Program Chairs:

Rakesh Gopinathannair / Overland Park, USA

Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy / Kansas City, USA

• LAA: its role in AF maintenance and

thrombus formation

• LAA closure for stroke prevention and

hypertension control

Remote monitoring of cardiac

arrhythmias/devices

October 3 - Cipressi Room

Program Chairs:

Suneet Mittal / New York, USA

Renato P. Ricci / Rome, Italy

• Remote monitoring: current guidelines,

value in special clinical settings, future

perspectives

Update on clinical trials in cardiac

arrhythmias

October 3 - Photographs Room

Program Chairs:

Luigi Di Biase / New York, USA

Atul Verma / Newmarket, Canada

• Published and ungoing clinical trials in

cardiac arrhythmias

Value of cardiac imaging in the

management of cardiac arrhythmias

October 3 - Consiglio Room

October 4 - Cenacolo Room

Program Chairs:

Jeroen J. Bax / Leiden, the Netherlands

Nassir F. Marrouche / New Orleans, USA

• Value of cardiac imaging in the assessment

of SD risk and VT treatment

• Value of cardiac imaging in the management

of AF

Zoom in on VT ablation

October 3 - Consiglio Room

October 4 - Consiglio Room

Program Chairs:

Francis E. Marchlinski / Philadelphia, USA

Kalyanam Shivkumar / Los Angeles, USA

• Improving outcome and understanding of

focal VT ablation

• Evolving strategies and techniques for VT

mapping and ablation

• Clinical cases: when a procedure becomes a

nightmare - Session 1

• Clinical cases: when a procedure becomes a

nightmare - Session 2

EP Journals Editors-in-Chief Round Table:

let’s discuss together

October 3 - Barbantini Room

Go back to the basic EP

October 5 - Capriate Room

Program Chairs:

Melvin M. Scheinman / San Francisco, USA

William G. Stevenson / Nashville, USA

• Mechanism and management of

supraventricular arrhythmias

• Mechanism and management of VT and AV

block

Value of surface ECG in the interpretation

of cardiac arrhythmias in 2019: back to

the future?

“In memoriam of Luigi Padeletti”

October 5 - Capriate Room

Program Chairs:

Serge Boveda / Toulouse, France

Roberto De Ponti / Varese, Italy

• Update in non-PV triggers in AF ablation.

When it is indicated and how to avoid

complications

ECAS-VA Joint Session

October 4 - Capriate Room

Program Chairs:

Riccardo Cappato / Rozzano, Italy

Wyn Davies / London, UK

• Current status of recently introduced

therapies for cardiac arrhythmias

management

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General Scientific Overview

General Scientific Overview

EURA-VA Joint Session

October 5 - Cenacolo Room

Program Chairs:

Andrey Ardashev / Moscow, Russia

Igor Efimov / Washington, USA

• Hybrid approach to AF treatment

HRS-VA Joint Session

October 3 - Capriate Room

Program Chairs:

Thomas F. Deering / Atlanta, USA

Andrea M. Russo / Camden, USA

• Controversies in arrhythmia therapy: what

are the knowledge gaps?

MENA-VA Joint Session

October 4 - Capriate Room

Program Chairs:

Amin Al-Ahmad / Austin, USA

Marwan Refaat / Beirut, Lebanon

• Challenging cases in ablation of cardiac

arrhythmias

RSSA-VA Joint Session

October 5 - Cenacolo Room

Program Chair:

Amiran Revishvili / Moscow, Russia

• Novel approach to the hybrid treatment of

persistent atrial fibrillation

ISHNE-VA Joint Session

October 4 - Cipressi Room

October 4 - Consiglio Room

Program Chairs:

Niraj Varma / Cleveland, USA

Wojciech Zareba / Rochester, USA

• Telemedicine in cardiac arrhythmias

• How to reduce the risk of VT in ICD

patients?

Korean HRS-VA Joint Session

October 5 - Cenacolo Room

Program Chairs:

Young-Hoon Kim / Seoul, South Korea

Yong-Seog Oh / Seoul, South Korea

Taiwan HRS-VA Joint Session

October 4 - Consiglio Room

Program Chairs:

Shih-Ann Chen / Taipei, Taiwan

Andrea Natale / Austin, USA

• Ventricular arrhythmia in West and non-West

WSA-VA Joint session

October 3 - Cipressi Room

Program Chairs:

Oscar Oseroff / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Shu Zhang / Beijing, China

• Devices recalls. What to do

• AF ablation: new innovative concept

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General Scientific Overview

General Scientific Overview

Geographic Area Corners

Mexican Corner

NO CME ACCREDITATION SESSIONS

Argentinean Corner

October 5 - Consiglio Room

October 3 - Soffitto Room

October 4 - Cipressi Room

October 5 - Photographs Room

Program Chairs:

Oscar Oseroff / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rodolfo A. Sansalone / Buenos Aires,

Argentina

Program Chairs:

Luis Colín-Lizalde / Mexico City, Mexico

Manlio F. Márquez / Mexico City, Mexico

• Channelopathies in 2019. Genetics and

beyond

BIOTRONIK International

Fellows Program

• Complex & Challenging Arrhythmias -

A Program for Global Electrophysiology

Fellows

BIOSENSE WEBSTER

Luncheon Panel

• Future CARTO technologies for arrhythmias

treatment

• Sudden death and ICDs: a regional

evaluation

Spanish Corner

Brazilian Corner

October 3 - Capriate Room

October 3 - Photographs Room

Program Chair:

Jesús M. Almendral / Madrid, Spain

Program Chairs:

Eduardo Saad / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mauricio Scanavacca / São Paulo, Brazil

• Hot topics in 2019... and still controversial!

What is the most recent evidence?

• New challenges in AF ablation

Allied Professionals Sessions

October 3 - Barbantini Room

French Corner

October 3 - Photographs Room

Program Chairs:

Salwa Beheiry / Austin, USA

Cecilia Grasso / Venice-Mestre, Italy

Greta Scaboro / Venice-Mestre, Italy

Program Chairs:

Etienne Aliot / Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France

Jean-Jacques Blanc / Brest, France

• Cardiac fibrosis and arrhythmias: from cells

to patients

• The starting point to approach the EP patient

• Electrophysiology and complexity of nursing

care

• Practical issues in managing patients with

arrhythmia

German Corner

October 3 - Cenacolo Room

Program Chairs:

Johannes Brachmann / Coburg, Germany

Ernst G. Vester / Düsseldorf, Germany

• How to prevent thrombo-embolic events

in AF patients - interventional vs medical

strategies

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Program at a Glance

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Program at a Glance

Program at a Glance

Thursday October 3, 2019 Thursday October 3, 2019

8.30

10.00

8.30

10.00

REGISTRATIONS

REGISTRATIONS

Time Cenacolo Capriate Cipressi Photographs Barbantini Consiglio Soffitto Time

10.15

11.45

LAA: its role in AF

maintenance and thrombus

formation

Lead extraction and device

infection: technical and

practical aspects

Cardiac fibrosis and

arrhythmias: from

cells to patients

Allied Professionals

The starting point

to approach the EP

patient

How to predict and

prevent sudden

death: patients

without structural

heart disease

BIOTRONIK

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS

PROGRAM - Complex &

challenging arrhythmias

- A program for global

Electrophysiology Fellows

10.15

11.45

12.00

13.30

OPENING CEREMONY

& WELCOME BUFFET

12.00

13.30

13.45

15.15

Antithrombotic therapy for

cardiac arrhythmias: 10 years

of DOACs use

Hot topics in 2019... and still

controversial! What is the

most recent evidence?

Lead extraction and device

infection: novel aspects

New challenges in AF

ablation

EP Journals Editorsin-Chief

Round

Table: let’s discuss

together

How to predict and

prevent sudden

death: patients with

structural heart

disease

BIOTRONIK

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS

PROGRAM - Complex &

challenging arrhythmias

- A program for global

Electrophysiology Fellows

13.45

15.15

15.30

17.00

Stop and go

Antithrombotic therapy

for cardiac arrhythmias in

specific clinical settings

How doeas advanced age

impact care?

Device recalls. What to do

Stop and go

Published and

ungoing clinical

trials in cardiac

arrhythmias

Allied Professionals

Electrophysiology

and complexity of

nursing care

Value of cardiac

imaging in the

assessment of SD risk

and VT treatment

BIOTRONIK

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS

PROGRAM - Complex &

challenging arrhythmias

- A program for global

Electrophysiology Fellows

15.30

17.00

17.15

18.45

Stop and go

How to prevent thromboembolic

events in AF patients -

interventional vs medical

strategies

Controversies in arrhythmia

therapy: what are the

knowledge gaps?

Remote monitoring: current

guidelines, value in special

clinical settings, future

perspectives

Stop and go

Vasovagal syncope:

mechanisms

Allied Professionals

Practical issues in

managing patients

with arrhythmia

Improving outcome

and understanding of

focal VT ablation

BIOTRONIK

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS

PROGRAM - Complex &

challenging arrhythmias

- A program for global

Electrophysiology Fellows

17.15

18.45

Featured Symposia

Geographic Corners

Int. Scientific Societies-

VA Joint Sessions

No CME Accreditation

Core Curricula

Symposia

Allied Professionals

Practical Sessions

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Program at a Glance

Program at a Glance

Friday October 4, 2019 Friday October 4, 2019

Time Cenacolo Capriate Cipressi Photographs Consiglio Soffitto Time

8.30

10.00

LAA closure for stroke

prevention and hypertension

control

Current status of recently

introduced therapies

for cardiac arrhythmias

management

Telemedicine in cardiac

arrhythmias

Vasovagal syncope: therapy

Evolving strategies and

techniques for VT mapping

and ablation

Oral Communications

Atrial fibrillation: oral

anticoagulation and LAA

closure

8.30

10.00

Stop and go

Stop and go

10.15

11.45

AF & HF: recent advances in

therapy

AF-Screen International

Collaboration Symposium

Syncope due to

autonomic dysfunction /

Differentiating syncope from

seizure

Ventricular arrhythmia in

West and non-West

Oral Communications

Persistent AF: therapeutic

issues

10.15

11.45

Stop and go

Stop and go

12.00

13.30

BIOSENSE WEBSTER

LUNCHEON PANEL

Future CARTO technologies

for arrhythmias treatment

12.00

13.30

Stop and go

Stop and go

13.45

15.15

AF: novel / controversial

aspects

Challenging cases in ablation

of cardiac arrhythmias

New tools and workflows

for complex arrhythmias:

experiences and best

practices

Syncope in the young and in

the elderly: peculiar aspects

How to reduce the risk of VT

in ICD patients?

Oral Communications

- RF ablation and

cryoablation of AF

- AF ablation complications

13.45

15.15

Stop and go

Stop and go

15.30

17.00

Value of cardiac imaging in

the management of AF

Clinical cases: when a

procedure becomes a

nightmare

Session1

Controversial indications for

CRT

Syncope units and beyond

Brugada syndrome, an

electrical disease or a

cardiomyopathy

Oral Communications

- Supraventricular

tachycardia ablation

- Ventricular arrhythmias:

clinical aspects

15.30

17.00

Stop and go

Stop and go

17.15

18.45

Update in non-PV triggers

in AF ablation. When it is

indicated and how to avoid

complications

Clinical cases: when a

procedure becomes a

nightmare

Session 2

Novel pacing strategies to

treat arrhythmias and heart

failure

Let’s discuss together:

current guidelines,

difficult cases, and future

perspectives

Long QT syndrome:

an update

Oral Communications

His bundle pacing

17.15

18.45

Featured Symposia

Geographic Corners

Int. Scientific Societies-

VA Joint Sessions

Oral Communications Sessions

Core Curricula

Symposia Practical Sessions No CME Accreditation

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Program at a Glance

Program at a Glance

Saturday October 5, 2019 Saturday October 5, 2019

Time Cenacolo Capriate Cipressi Photographs Consiglio Soffitto Time

8.30

10.00

AF ablation: new innovative

concept

Value of surface ECG in the

interpretation of cardiac

arrhythmias in 2019: back to

the future?

“In memoriam of Luigi

Padeletti”

Non-response to CRT

Sudden death and ICDs: a

regional evaluation

Arrhythmogenic

cardiomyopathy: what’s new?

Oral Communications

- Channelopathies

- Syncope and miscellanea

8.30

10.00

Stop and go

Stop and go

10.15

11.45

Hybrid approach to AF

treatment

Mechanism and management

of supraventricular

arrhythmias

His bundle pacing: the

fascinating role of physiology

in cardiac pacing

Cardiovascular assessment of

SD risk in young athletes

Quinidine therapy: back from

exile!

Oral Communications

PM - CRT therapy

and lead extraction

10.15

11.45

12.00

13.30

Stop and go

Novel approach to the hybrid

treatment of persistent atrial

fibrillation

Mechanism and management

of VT and AV block

Controversial issues in

clinical pacing: shoul I, when

should...

Stop and go

Updates in sports cardiology Channelopathies in 2019.

Genetics and beyond

12.00

13.30

Featured Symposia

Geographic Corners

Int. Scientific Societies-

VA Joint Sessions

Oral Communications Sessions

Core Curricula

Symposia

Allied Professionals

Practical Sessions

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Detailed Scientific Program - Thursday October 3, 2019

Thursday October 3 l 12.00 - 13.30

Cenacolo Room

OPENING CEREMONY

• Welcome address

• Presidents’ address

• Greetings of Political and Administrative Authorities

• Greetings from the International Scientific Societies Representatives

Awards

• Award in memory of Raffaella Pieri

• Best Abstract Awards

• Distinguished Scientist Golden Lionel Award: José Jalife

Lecture

Toward personalized monitoring of electrical remodelling during atrial

fibrillation progression via remote transmissions from implantable devices

• Distinguished Teacher Golden Lionel Award: Mauricio Scanavacca

Lecture

The journey of epicardial ablation in cardiac arrhythmias:

past, present and future perspectives

Distinguished Scientist Golden Lionel Award

Award to José Jalife

José Jalife, MD, is a Distinguished Senior Scientist and Chief of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Laboratory at the Centro

Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) Carlos III in Madrid, Spain. He is also an Emeritus

Professor of Internal Medicine and Emeritus Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University

of Michigan. Dr. Jalife enjoys an international reputation as a leader in the study of cardiac arrhythmias. His

work has increased the understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation

and sudden cardiac death. He has published more than 340 original papers and review

articles, and has edited/authored sixteen books, including the internationally acclaimed, Cardiac Electrophysiology:

From Cell to Bedside, now in its seventh edition. His work has led to the development of novel

technologies and treatment strategies, some of which have resulted in several patents and a start-up venture.

Throughout his career, Dr. Jalife has trained more than 120 students who have worked in his laboratory for

research careers at nearly all educational levels, including pre-graduate, pre-doctoral students for PhD degrees,

medical students, post-doctoral trainees, medical residents, clinical fellows and junior faculty. In 2009,

the Heart Rhythm Society awarded Dr. Jalife the Distinguished Scientist Award. Other accolades include the

Distinguished Scientist Award of the American College of Cardiology, the Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory

Diseases from McGill University, the President’s Award for Research at SUNY Upstate Medical University,

the Professor Pierre Rijlant Award from the Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique in Brussels,

Belgium, the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative

Activities, the Mirowski Award of Excellence in the field of Clinical Cardiology and Electrophysiology, and the

Arthur C. Guyton Distinguished Lecturer Award of Association of Chairs of USA Departments of Physiology.

Between 2010 and 2012, he served as President of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society. Dr. Jalife is a Fellow

of the American Heart Association, Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, honorary member of the Mexican

National Academy of Medicine, and elected member of the Association the American Association of Physicians.

Between 2010 and 2012 he served as President of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society. In 2015, he

was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Valencia, and in 2018 was elected

member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Valencia, Spain. This year he received a University of Michigan

Frankel Cardiovascular Center Directors’ Lifetime Achievement Award.

Distinguished Teacher Golden Lionel Award

Award to Mauricio Scanavacca

Mauricio Ibrahim Scanavacca graduated in Medicine, at the Medical Sciences School of Santos, São

Paulo - Brazil, in 1978.

He was approved for the training program in General Clinical Medicine at the Clinics Hospital of the

University of Sao Paulo - School of Medicine (FMUSP) and then, for the training program in Clinical

Cardiology, at the Heart Institute (InCor - FMUSP). He began his specialization in Electrophysiology, in

1984. After the development and conclusion of his doctoral thesis and an intensive dedication in practical

and academic Electrophysiology, he obtained the title of Professor of the University, in 1997. He

has been working in Cardiac Arrhythmias and Interventional Electrophysiology in the same Institution,

until nowadays. Together with Professor Eduardo Sosa, from 1985, he participated in the development

of surgical and catheter mapping and ablation of arrhythmias in Brazil and trained many young

cardiologists in Electrophysiology, disseminating the knowledge all over his country, as well as in other

countries of South America.

They were co-inventors of the percutaneous access to the epicardium, in 1995, for mapping and ablating

ventricular tachycardias and have trained many electrophysiologists worldwide. This technique was a

great contribution to the specialily and is currently being applied for many other types of arrhythmias.

Dr. Scanavacca was President of the Brazilian Society of Cardiac Arrhythmias (2002-2003) and member

of the Deliberative Counseling of the same institution (2004- 2009).

Affiliated to the Brazilian Society of Cardiology, he is Associated Editor of the “Brazilian Archives of

Cardiology” (Arq Brasil Cardiol) in the Arrhythmia’s area.

Current Director of the Arrhythmia and Pacing Unit of the Heart Institute - InCor - since 2012, after Dr.

Sosa’s retirement, he is member of the Heart Rhythm Society, European Heart Rhythm Association and

Latin America Heart Rhythm Association.

In the Heart Institute of Sao Paulo University (InCor), he is the responsible for the Post-Graduation Program

in Arrhythmias and for the “Clinical - Surgical Nucleus of Arrhythmias, Electrophysiology and Pacing”.

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Cenacolo Room

Thursday, October 3| 13.45-15.15

Symposium

ANTITHROMBOTIC THERAPY FOR CARDIAC

ARRHYTHMIAS: 10 YEARS OF DOACS USE

Chairs: G. Boriani / Modena, Italy -

M.P. Turakhia / Stanford, USA

• Direct oral anticoagulant in the management

of patients with AF and ACS: news on

L. Fileti / Ravenna, Italy

• AF and valvular bioprosthesis or TAVI: what

role for DOACs?

L. Fauchier / Tours, France

• Atrial high rate episodes detected in an

implanted device: what significance? What

treatment?

G. Boriani / Modena, Italy

• Early detection of cancer as a consequence

of bleeding during antithrombotic therapy:

a new perspective

G. Di Pasquale / Bologna, Italy

Thursday, October 3| 15.30-17.00

Symposium

Antithrombotic therapy for

cardiac arrhythmias in specific

clinical settings

Chairs: G. Boriani / Modena, Italy -

J.M. Mandrola / Louisville, USA

• Is there an upper limit of age to start direct

oral anticoagulants in AF?

V. Pengo / Padua, Italy

• What to do after an intracranial bleeding?

When to restart a DOAC?

J. Romero / New York, USA

• Advanced kidney impairment and dialysis:

any role for DOACs?

M.P. Turakhia / Stanford, USA

• Antithrombotic treatment in AF patients

with dementia: what decision making?

S.A. Chen / Taipei, Taiwan

• NOACs alone or in combination with ASA

for treatment of CAD?

F. Andreotti / Rome, Italy

Thursday, October 3| 17.15-18.45

German Corner

How to prevent thrombo-embolic

events in AF patients -

interventional vs medical

strategies

Chairs: W. Jung / Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany -

S. Saksena / New Brunswick, USA

• Detection of silent AF and therapeutic

consequences. Which is the appropriate

tool and when should OAC be started?

J. Brachmann / Coburg, Germany

• Is the LAA-occluder a safe and reliable

alternative to OAC in patients at high bleeding

risk? Which technique to prefer and how much

and how long is platelet inhibition needed?

T. Lewalter / Munich, Germany

• Catheter ablation of AF - for which patients

OAC may be stopped after the procedure?

E.G. Vester / Düsseldorf, Germany

• Secondary stroke prevention in patients

with cryptogenic stroke - lessons from

randomized trials

B. Freedman / Sydney, Australia

Capriate Room

Thursday, October 3| 10.15-11.45

Core Curriculum

LAA: its role in AF maintenance

and thrombus formation

Chairs: C. Ellis / Nashville, USA -

T. Lewalter / Munich, Germany

• Left atrial appendage as a cause for AF:

what is the evidence?

D.R. Lakkireddy / Kansas City, USA

• Left atrial appendage isolation for

persistent AF: why, when, and how?

J. Romero / New York, USA

• Left atrial appendage anatomy: what you

need to know for closure

J.S. Bradfield / Los Angeles, USA

• Patient selection for LAA closure

M. Barbierato / Venice-Mestre, Italy

Thursday, October 3| 13.45-15.15

Brazilian Corner

Hot topics in 2019... and still

controversial! What is the most

recent evidence?

Chairs: P. China / Venice-Mestre, Italy -

M. Scanavacca / São Paulo, Brazil

• Persistent AF should be approached with

more extensive ablation than just PVI

Pros: L. Di Biase / New York, USA

Cons: A. Verma / Newmarket, Canada

• LAA occlusion should be first line in

patients at high bleeding risk and AF

Pros: D.R. Lakkireddy / Kansas City, USA

Cons: J.M. Mandrola / Louisville, USA

• Epicardial mapping should be performed in

every NICM VT ablation

Pros: F.P. Chung / Taipei, Taiwan

Cons: F.E. Marchlinski / Philadelphia, USA

• His bundle pacing should be the preferred

pacing modality in HF patients

Pros: F. Zanon / Rovigo, Italy

Cons: J.N. Catanzaro / Jacksonville, USA

Thursday, October 3| 15.30-17.00

Symposium

How does advanced age impact

care?

Chairs: H. Calkins / Baltimore, USA -

W.K. Shen / Phoenix, USA

• Management of AF in the elderly: drugs,

ablation, or AVJ ablation

I. Savelieva / London, UK

• Evaluation and management of syncope in

the elderly: what do the Guidelines tell us

D.G. Benditt / Minneapolis, USA

• Pacemakers in the elderly: when is a

leadless PPM the right answer?

Y.M. Cha / Rochester, USA

• Special considerations for ICD implantation

in the elderly: what do we need to know?

C.J. Love / Baltimore, USA

• Anticoagulation considerations in the elderly:

when is LAA the right answer?

G. Grassi / Venice, Italy

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Thursday, October 3| 17.15-18.45

Cipressi Room

Thursday, October 3| 15.30-17.00

Photopgraphs Room

HRS - VA Joint Session

Controversies in arrhythmia therapy:

what are the knowledge gaps?

Chairs: C.M. Albert / Boston, USA -

A.B. Curtis / Buffalo, USA

• Ablation in young asymptomatic WPW

patients: prudent practice or cowboy

cardiology?

K.H. Kuck / Hamburg, Germany

• Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, chronic

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Detailed Scientific Program - Thursday October 3, 2019

Detailed Scientific Program - Thursday October 3, 2019

Thursday, October 3| 15.30-17.00

Barbantini Room

Consiglio Room

Thursday, October 3| 15.30-17.00

Core Curriculum

Published and ungoing clinical

trials in cardiac arrhythmias

Chairs: L. Di Biase / New York, USA -

A. Rossillo / Vicenza, Italy

• CASTLE AF

M.G. Chelu / Salt Lake City, USA

• CABANA

D.L. Packer / Rochester, USA

• OCEAN

A. Verma / Newmarket, Canada

• RESET CRT / DANISH

A. Verma / Newmarket, Canada

Thursday, October 3| 17.15-18.45

Featured Symposium

Vasovagal syncope: mechanisms

Chairs: D. Hachul / São Paulo, Brazil -

R. Sutton / Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco

• Do we really understand vasovagal

syncope? What is left to learn?

R.S. Sheldon / Calgary, Canada

• Neuro-humoral changes in VVS: triggers or

bystanders?

A. Fedorowski / Malmö, Sweden

• Are women more susceptible to VVS than

men? If so, why?

P. Alboni / Ferrara, Italy

• Testing for vasodepressor susceptibility: is

it needed in all forms of reflex syncope and

how reproducible is the testing?

R. Sutton / Monte Carlo, Principality of

Monaco

Thursday, October 3| 13.45-15.15

Practical Session

EP Journals Editors-in-Chief

Round Table: let’s discuss

together

Chairs: D.G. Katritsis / Athens, Greece -

A. Natale / Austin, USA

• Editors-in-Chief of cardiology journals:

challenges in 2019

D.G. Katritsis / Athens, Greece

The Editors-in-Chief/associates editors of the

following journals will participate to the round

table to conduct the discussion:

• Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology

W. Zareba / Rochester, USA

• Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review

D.G. Katritsis / Athens, Greece

• Heart Rhythm Journal

A.M. Russo / Camden, USA

• Journal of Arrhythmia

S.A. Chen / Taipei, Taiwan

• JAFIB: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation

R. Gopinathannair

• Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

P. Santangeli / Philadelphia, USA

• Journal of Electrocardiology

W. Zareba / Rochester, USA

• JICE: Journal of Interventional Cardiac

Electrophysiology

A. Natale / Austin, USA

• PACE: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology

B.P. Knight / Chicago, USA

Thursday, October 3| 10.15-11.45

Symposium

How to predict and prevent

sudden death: patients without

structural heart disease

Chairs: G.L. Botto / Milan, Italy -

K.H. Kuck / Hamburg, Germany

• WPW syndrome

D.G. Katritsis / Athens, Greece

• Brugada syndrome

G. Conte / Lugano, Switzerland

• Long QT syndrome

P.G. Postema / Amsterdam, the Netherlands

• Early repolarization syndrome

S. Viskin / Tel Aviv, Israel

Thursday, October 3| 13.45-15.15

Symposium

How to predict and prevent

sudden death: patients with

structural heart disease

Chairs: A. Raviele / Venice-Mestre, Italy -

I. Savelieva / London, UK

• Arrhythmogenic right ventricular

cardiomyopathy

H. Calkins / Baltimore, USA

• Sarcoidosis

H.N. Pak / Seoul, South Korea

• Mitral valve prolapse

M. Perazzolo Marra / Padua, Italy

Core Curriculum

Value of cardiac imaging in the

assessment of SD risk and VT

treatment

Chair: V. Delgado / Leiden, the Netherlands

• Arrhythmogenic right ventricular

cardiomyopathy

R.N.W. Hauer / Utrecht, the Netherlands

• Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

F. Cecchi / Florence, Italy

• Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy

J.F. Viles-Gonzalez / Miami, USA

• Three-dimensional architecture by MRI for

VT management

A. Berruezo / Barcelona, Spain

Thursday, October 3| 17.15-18.45

Core Curriculum

Improving outcome and

understanding of focal VT ablation

Chairs: E. Anter / Boston, USA -

F.E. Marchlinski / Philadelphia, USA

• PVC induced cardiomiopathy:

pathophysiology and ablation results

Y.M. Cha / Rochester, USA

• Localization and cryoablation for papillary

muscle PVCs

G.E. Supple / Philadelphia, USA

• Anatomy, mapping, ablation of LV Summit

VT

F.C. Garcia / Philadelphia, USA

• How to interpret the change in PVC QRS

complex with ablation

P. Santangeli / Philadelphia, USA

• Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy

G.L. Botto / Milan, Italy

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Poster

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: CLINICAL ASPECTS

1. What tells us galectin-3 in atrial fibrillation?

A. Kisheva, Y. Yotov,T. Chervenkov

Varna, Bulgaria

2. Imaging evidence of increasing myocardial fibrosis

in the left ventricle along with progression from

paroxysmal to non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in

heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

M.S. Dzeshka, E. Shantsila, V.A. Snezhitskiy,

G.Y.H. Lip

Grodno, Belarus

3. Proof of Endo-epicardial asynchrony of the left

atrial wall in humans

R.K. Kharbanda, C. Kik, P. Knops, A.J.J.C. Bogers,

N.M.S. De Groot

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION:

ORAL ANTICOAGULATION AND LAA CLOSURE

4. Anti-coagulation therapy guided by implantable

loop recorder monitoring

P. Ott

Tucson, USA

5. Anti-factor XA activity of standard dose and Japanspecific

dose of rivaroxaban in Thai patients with

non-valvular atrial fibrillation

W. Wongcharoen, P. Pacharasupa,

L. Norasetthada, A. Phrommintikul

Chiang Mai, Thailand

6. Watchful waiting: late closure of Watchman

occluder device

J. Henao, S. Kalaveshi, S. Mester, C. Perzanowski

Brandon, USA

7. Long term changes of a Watchman LAA occluder

parameter

C. Brenner, W. Jones, T. Haber, J. Melichercik,

B. Ismer, N.A. Haas

Offenburg, Germany

8. Percutaneous closure of left atrial appendage with

Watchman device: a real-world experience with

five-years of follow-up at a single centre in the UK

A. Marinelli, V. Boyalla, M. Ibrahim, E. Cantor,

N. Karim, H. Valli, A. Ragavan, K. Malaczynska-

Rajpold, O. Ahmed, T. Ksiazczyk, M. ElMaghawry,

H. Khan, A. Sathishkumar, R. Shi, W. Banya, S.

Panikker, S. Haldar, J. Jarman, W. Hussain,

J. Clague, V. Markides, J. Foran, T. Wong

London, UK

9. Clopidogrel resistance in patients undergoing left

atrial appendage closure with a Watchman device

C. Gianni, D.G. Della Rocca, R.P. Horton,

L. Di Biase, S. Mohanty, C. Trivedi, M. Bassiouny,

A. Al-Ahmad, J.D. Burkhardt, J.E. Sanchez,

G.J. Gallinghouse, A. Natale

Austin, USA

10. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: insight into the

intimate mechanisms of coagulation

M. Negreva, A. Zarkova, J. Ilieva

Varna, Bulgaria

11. Direct oral anticoagulants crossover: causes, safety

and outcomes from a single-center real-life setting

prospective study

G. Marchetti, F. Bernardini, M. Romoli, S. Urbinati

Bologna, Italy

12. Persistence and distortion of electrical activity in

the left atrial appendage five years endovascular

occlusion

R.K. Kharbanda, F.R.N. van Schaagen,

A.J.J.C. Bogers, N.M.S. de Groot

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

ABLATION OF AF:

TECHNICAL AND CLINICAL ISSUES

13. Anatomical relationship of transseptal puncture

(TSP) site to the non-coronary cusp of aortic valve

S. Verma, R. Verma

Pensacola, USA

14. Cost comparison of a strategy of aortic root

angiography (AOA) versus intracardiac echo (ICE)

for transseptal puncture (TSP) guidance in AF

ablation

S. Verma, A. Hudnell, S.J. Beard, R. Verma,

S. Devabhaktuni

Pensacola, USA

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15. What is the most preferable parameter to evaluate

lesion formation: comparison between the

impedance drop, force time index, and ablation

index

H. Mori, D. Kawano, T. Naganuma, A. Kawai,

T. Kimura, A. Hamabe, H. Tabata

Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan

16. Topographic analysis of the left atrium and

adjacent structures: data from 3D computed

tomography of the heart

Z. Starek, F. Lehar, J. Jez, M. Pesl, F. Soucek,

J. Wolf, T. Kulik

Brno, Czech Republic

17. Feasibility and safety in atrial fibrillation ablation

using high-power

H.R. Vázquez-Sánchez, R. Robledo-Nolasco,

M. Alarcón-Michel, O.E. Gutiérrez-Villegas,

E.R. Zavaleta-Muñiz

Mexico City, Mexico

18. Comparison of complex fractionated atrial

electrogram ablation in addition to pulmonary

vein isolation with pulmonary vein isolation only: a

meta-analysis

S. Cay, O. Ozeke, F. Özcan, D. Aras, S. Topaloglu

Ankara, Turkey

19. Optimal values of the ablation index for a superior

vena cava isolation

H. Mori, D. Kawano, T. Naganuma, A. Kawai,

T. Kimura, A. Hamabe, H. Tabata

Setagaya, Japan

20. Use of a novel intracardiac signal processing

system for mapping complex cardiac arrhythmias

C. Gianni, A. Al-Ahmad, D.G. Della Rocca,

J.D. Burkhardt, R.P. Horton, G.J. Gallinghouse,

P.M. Hranitzky, J.E. Sanchez, L. Di Biase, A. Natale

Austin, USA

ABLATION AFLUTTER

21. Development of a complete interatrial and intraatrial

atrioventricular block during radiofrequency

ablation of atrial flutter

N.V. Makarova, S.S. Durmanov, A.V. Kozlov,

A.B. Glumskov, O.V. Popylkova, O.S. Trunova,

V.V. Bazylev

Penza, Russian Federation

CRYOBALLOON OF AF: CLINICAL RESULTS

22. Regular atrial tachycardias after 2nd generation

cryoballoon ablation: multicenter break-AF registry

J. Morita, K. Hiroshima, T. Iseda, K. Ando,

Y. Sasaki, A. Yoshizawa, Y. Furukawa, A. Komasa,

T. Yoshizawa, S. Shizuta, T. Kimura

Kitakyushu, Japan

23. The evaluation of different forms atrial fibrillation

cryoablation results using ECG loop recorders for

continuous monitoring

A. Baimbetov, B. Bairamov, K. Bizhanov,

I. Yakupova, M. Seytbek, T. Bozshagulov,

K. Yergeshov.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

24. Clinical characteristics of atrial fibrillation

recurrence cases after cryoballoon ablation in short

time duration

T. Harada, A.Kasagawa, Y.Nakayama, M.Takano,

H.Matsuda, K.Sasaki, H.Miyazaki, Y.Akashi

Kawasaki, Japan

VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS:

CLINICAL ASPECTS

25. Amiodarone induced torsades de pointes

I. Nordkin, T. Levins, I. Rosenfeld, A. Goldberg,

M. Halabi

Safed, Israel

26. Can a mexiletine-propranolol combination prevent

VF electrical storm?

S. Kalaveshi, J. Craig, S. Mester, C. Perzanowski

Brandon, USA

27. Defibrillation threshold testing during implantable

cardioverter defibrillator implantation: 5 year

follow-up

H.W. Park, S.S. Kim, H.K. Kim, Y.J. Ki, K.H. Park,

D.H. Choi, J.H. Chung, Y.Y. Koh, K.S. Chang,

K.H. Lee, N.S. Yoon, J.G. Cho

Gwangju, South Korea

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28. Association of optimal medical treatment after

implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and

ICD therapy for patients with cardiomyopathy or

heart failure

D.H. Kim, W. Choe, S.W. Park

Sejong, South Korea

29. A case of cardiac neoplastic infiltration as a

transitory cause of ventricular arrhythmia

D. Sacchetta, L. Pezzi, R. Magnano, A. D’Alleva, P.

Vitulli, M. Di Marco, D. Forlani, T. Civitarese,

L. Paloscia

Pescara, Italy

30. Sarcoid cardiomyopathy presenting with VT storm

treated with immunosuppression

K. Manocha, I. Sobol, J.W. Cheung, B.B. Lerman,

G. Thomas

New York, USA

31. Clinical characteristics of cardiac magnetic

resonance imaging and red cell distribution width

in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy related

to ventricular arrhythmic events: a multicenter

prospective cohort study

J. Park, J.E. Yi

Seoul, South Korea

32. Combined positive T-wave in lead AVR and

fragmented QRS complexes for prediction

of persistent left ventricular dysfunction in

peripartum cardiomyopathy

S. Cay, A. Ekizler, O. Ozeke, F. Özcan, D. Aras,

S. Topaloglu

Ankara, Turkey

33. Combined positive T-wave in lead AVR and

fragmented QRS complexes for prediction

of major arrhythmic events in hypertrophic

cardiomyopathy

S. Cay, A. Ekizler, O. Ozeke, F. Özcan, D. Aras,

S. Topaloglu

Ankara, Turkey

34. A test in timing: ventricular tachycardia in adult

congenital patient - A Case of VT: timing is

everything!

A. Sarcon, C. Van Niekerk, N. Olson, J. Rogers

San Francisco, USA

Soffitto Room

Thursday, October 3| 9.00-17.30

No CME accreditation

BIOTRONIK INTERNATIONAL

FELLOWS PROGRAM

Complex & Challenging

Arrhythmias

A Program for Global

Electrophysiology Fellows

Thursday, October 3| 9.00-11.15

• Welcome & Course Objectives

P. Newton / Forest Grove, USA

L. Di Biase / New York, USA

• Morning Rounds with the Experts:

VT Ablation

Complex and Challenging Arrhythmias

D.J. Callans / Philadelphia, USA

F.E. Marchlinski / Philadelphia, USA

M.M. Scheinman / San Francisco, USA

Thursday, October 3| 15.30-17.30

• The Role & Relevance of Imaging in

Complex AF Procedures

L. Di Biase / New York, USA

• Innovations & Emerging Therapies for the

Treatment of AF

A. Natale / Austin, USA

• Intraoperative Mapping and Imaging

P. Santangeli / Philadelphia, USA

• Remote Monitoring: Late Breaking Clinical

Trials & Their Implications

A.A. Bhimani / Atlanta, USA

• Clinical Application of Single Lead

Defibrillator Therapy: Concepts & Cases

J. Poku / Macon, USA

• Course Evaluation and Adjourn

Thursday, October 3| 13.45-15.15

• Diagnostic maneuvers in the EP Lab

B.P. Knight / Chicago, USA

• BIOTRONIK Vision & Values

R. Walters / New York, USA

• Stroke Prevention in AF:

A Focus on Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Techniques & Technology

D.R. Lakkireddy / Kansas City, USA

• Complex Device Cases

Z.A. Eldadah / Washington, USA

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Cenacolo Room

Friday, October 4| 13.45-15.15

Friday, October 4| 17.15-18.45

Capriate Room

Friday, October 4| 8.30-10.00

Core Curriculum

LAA closure for stroke

prevention and hypertension

control

Chairs: F. Caprioglio / Vicenza, Italy -

J.M. Mandrola / Lousville, USA

• LAA closure with Watchman device:

procedure and outcomes

F. Ronco / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• LAA closure with other endocardial plugs:

technique and device selection, outcomes

H. Sievert / Frankfurt, Germany

• Percutaneous epicardial approaches for

LAA closure

C. Ellis / Nashville, USA

• LAA treatment for HTN control: does

occlusion vs exclusion matter?

R. Gopinathannair / Overland Park, USA

Friday, October 4| 10.15-11.45

Symposium

AF & HF: recent advances in

therapy

Chairs: J. Brachmann / Coburg, Germany -

A. Proclemer / Udine, Italy

• Prevalence and significance of AF in HF

with reduced and preserved EF

R. Gopinathannair / Overland Park, USA

• Medical drug therapy: which role today?

A. Capucci / Ancona, Italy

• After AATAC and CASTLE-AF, should

AF catheter ablation be labeled as class I

indication?

M.G. Chelu / Salt Lake City, USA

• Biventricular / HB pace-and-ablate: when,

who, and why?

M. Grimaldi / Acquaviva delle Fonti, Italy

Symposium

AF: Novel / Controversial aspects

Chairs: R. Mantovan / Conegliano, Italy -

A.M. Russo / Camden, USA

• Advanced interatrial block as a risk factor

for atrial fibrillation and stroke: is it reliable?

A. Bayés de Luna / Barcelona, Spain

• Obesity as an independent risk factor for

AF: is the evidence strong enough?

P. Sanders / Adelaide, Australia

• What is the most common cause of death

in patients with AF: stroke, HF or non-CV

cause?

I. Savelieva / London, UK

• Should TEE be performed in all patients

undergoing AF ablation to rule out LA

thrombus?

E. Bertaglia / Padua, Italy

• Does ablation indexes really increase

efficacy and safety of AF ablation?

G. Cavalli / Venice-Mestre, Italy

Friday, October 4| 15.30-17.00

Core Curriculum

Value of cardiac imaging in the

management of AF

Chairs: J. Brachmann / Coburg, Germany -

M.G. Chelu / Salt Lake City, USA

• Should echocardiography be

systematically used in the decision making

of OAC treatment in AF patients?

V. Cutaia / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• Value of MRI for the management of AF

patients

M.G. Chelu / Salt Lake City, USA

• Can imaging select candidates for AF

ablation?

V. Delgado / Leiden, the Netherlands

• Real time MRI for AF ablation

P. Sommer / Leipzig, Germany

APHRS - VA Joint Session

Update in Non-PV triggers in AF

ablation. When iT iS indicated and

how to avoid complications

Chairs: F. Gaita / Turin, Italy -

Y.H. Kim / Seoul, South Korea

• Superior vena cava

F.P. Chung / Taipei, Taiwan

• Ligament of Marshall

C. Hwang / Provo, USA

• Left atrial appendage

A. Natale / Austin, USA

• Coronary sinus and posterior left atrial wall

S. Themistoclakis / Venice-Mestre, Italy

Friday, October 4| 08.30-10.00

ECAS - VA Joint Session

Current status of recently

introduced therapies for cardiac

arrhythmias management

Chairs: A.B. Curtis / Buffalo, USA -

A. Rossillo / Vicenza, Italy

• NOACS for patient protection in various

clinical conditions. Does dose selection

matter?

R. Cappato / Rozzano, Italy

• High density mapping for atrial fibrillation

ablation: did it change outcomes?

M. Zardini / Parma, Italy

• S-ICD therapy 10-years after introduction

A. Quesada / Valencia, Spain

• Deliverable pacemakers: more risk than benefit?

A. Al-Ahmad / Austin, USA

Friday, October 4| 10.15-11.45

Symposium

AF-Screen International

Collaboration Symposium

Chairs: L. Fauchier / Tours, France -

S. Themistoclakis / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• We should recommend single time

opportunistic screening for AF now

B. Freedman / Sydney, Australia

• Long term semi-continuous or short-term

continuous screening for AF using wearables:

Apple watches, or patches or both

M.P. Turakhia / Stanford, USA

• What reservations should we have

about widespread implementation of AF

screening using wearables

C.M. Albert / Boston, USA

• Searching for AF post stroke -

the AF-SCREEN white paper

R. Schnabel / Hamburg, Germany

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Friday, October 4| 13.45-15.15

Friday, October 4| 17.15-18.45

Cipressi Room

Friday, October 4| 15.30-17.00

MENA HRS - VA Joint Session

Challenging cases in ablation of

cardiac arrhythmias

Chairs: A. Al-Ahmad / Austin, USA -

M. Refaat / Beirut, Lebanon

• Challenging cases in outflow PVC / VT

ablation

T. Aksu / Derince, Turkey

• Anatomical ablation strategy for

noninducible fascicular tachycardia

A.K. Talib / Najaf, Iraq

• Cryoballoon versus radiofrequency

catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation?

C. Tondo / Milan, Italy

• Challenging cases in accessory pathway

ablation

A. Al-Ahmad / Austin, USA

• Challenging cases in SVT ablation

G. Al-Mohani / Muscat, Oman

Friday, October 4| 15.30-17.00

Practical Session

CLINICAL CASES: WHEN A PROCEDURE

BECOMES A NIGHTMARE - SESSION 2

Chairs: A. Bonso / Feltre, Italy -

L. Di Biase / New York, USA

• Case 1: Papillary muscle VT

Presenter: F.C. Garcia / Philadelphia, USA

Discussant: J.D. Burkhardt / Austin, USA

• Case 2: LV Summit VT

Presenter: P. Santangeli / Philadelphia, USA

Discussant: W.G. Stevenson / Nashville, USA

• Case 3: Electrical storm

Presenter: E. Anter / Boston, USA

Discussant: L. Di Biase / New York, USA

• Case 4: Epicardial VT

Presenter: C. Carbucicchio / Milan, Italy

Discussant: M. Scanavacca / São Paulo, Brazil

Friday, October 4| 08.30-10.00

ISHNE - VA Joint Session

Telemedicine in cardiac

arrhythmias

Chairs: H. Calkins / Baltimore, USA -

M. Lunati / Milan, Italy

• Telemedicine for management of

implantable defibrillators

M.P. Turakhia / Stanford, USA

• Implications of AF detected on wearable

monitors

P.J. Zimetbaum / Boston, USA

• Arrhythmia burden as endpoint in clinical

trials

W. Zareba / Rochester, USA

• How long ECG monitoring should be used?

E.T. Locati / Milan, Italy

Friday, October 4| 13.45-15.15

Featured Symposium

Controversial indications for CRT

Chairs: A.E. Epstein / Philadelphia, USA -

W. Jung / Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

• CRT in right bundle branch block

M.R. Gold / Charleston, USA

• CRT in patients with atrial fibrillation

M. Gasparini / Rozzano, Italy

• CRT for heart block with EF > 40%

M. Zecchin / Trieste, Italy

• CRT in HF with preserved EF and left

bundle branch block

S. Mittal / New York, USA

Friday, October 4| 17.15-18.45

Featured Symposium

Novel pacing strategies to treat

arrhythmias and heart failure

Chairs: M. Gasparini / Rozzano, Italy -

T. Lewalter / Munich, Germany

Practical Session

Clinical cases: when a procedure

becomes a nightmare - Session 1

Chairs: D.J Callans / Philadelphia, USA -

A. Rossillo / Vicenza, Italy

• Case 1: Complex Koch’s triangle SVT

Presenter: R. De Ponti / Varese, Italy

Discussant: M.M. Scheinman / San Francisco, USA

• Case 2: Septal accessory pathway

Presenter: M. Tritto / Castellanza, Italy

Discussant: A. Verma / Newmarket, Canada

• Case 3: Coronary sinus / Non coronary

cusp atrial tachycardia

Presenter: M. Toniolo / Udine, Italy

Discussant: C. Tondo / Milan, Italy

• Case 4: Difficult transseptal puncture

Presenter: W.S. Tzou / Aurora, USA

Discussant: R. De Ponti / Varese, Italy

Symposium

New tools and workflows for

complex arrhythmias: experiences

and best practices

Chairs: F.C. Garcia / Philadelphia, USA -

A. Natale / Austin, USA

• High density mapping for persistent AF

A. Natale / Austin, USA

• The role of lesion index in AF ablation

A. Dello Russo / Ancona, Italy

• Benefits of high density mapping in AF

ablation

A. Di Cori / Pisa, Italy

• AVNRT in pediatric: high density mapping

for low voltage bridge

F. Drago / Rome, Italy

• New technologies for VT mapping

P. Santangeli / Philadelphia, USA

• Leadless pacing of the right ventricle and

the atrium

W. Jung / Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

• Left ventricular leadless pacing

C.A. Rinaldi / London, UK

• Who should receive cardiac contractility

modulation?

K.H. Kuck / Hamburg, Germany

• His bundle pacing for CRT

P. Vijayaraman / Wilkes-Barre, USA

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Photographs Room

Friday, October 4| 08.30-10.00

Featured Symposium

Vasovagal syncope: therapy

Chairs: J.J. Blanc / Brest, France -

B. Olshansky / Iowa City, USA

• Genetics in vasovagal syncope

M.F. Márquez / Mexico City, Mexico

• Pharmacological management of VVS: The

Good, Bad and Ugly. (Discuss why there is

a placebo effect)

R.S. Sheldon / Calgary, Canada

• Treatment of VVS: does it depend on age?

Should it be individualized?

B. Olshansky / Iowa City, USA

• Vasovagal syncope ablation is ready for

prime time

1. YES! J.C. Pachon / São Paulo, Brazil

2. NO! M. Brignole / Lavagna, Italy

Friday, October 4| 10.15-11.45

Featured Symposium

Syncope due to autonomic

dysfunction / Differentiating

syncope from seizure

Chairs: B. Olshansky / Iowa City, USA -

S. Parry / Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

• Early heart rate and blood pressure

changes during movement to upright

posture: a tool to predict autonomic failure,

neurogenic orthostatic hypotension and

VVS susceptibility?

J.G. van Dijk / Leiden, the Netherlands

• Primary and secondary POTS: how to

distinguish and treat

G. Cavalli / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• Managing syncope due to orthostatic

intolerance in a patient with supine

hypertension

J.J. Blanc / Brest, France

• Recognizing and managing suspected

seizure disorders: is there a role for

implanted monitors?

M. Brignole / Lavagna, Italy

Friday, October 4| 13.45-15.15

Featured Symposium

Syncope in the young and in the

elderly: peculiar aspects

Chairs: A. Raviele / Venice-Mestre, Italy -

W.K. Shen / Phoenix, USA

• Solitary collapse episode in young patients

with suspected channelopathy: what’s the

next step?

TBD

• Which younger patient with recurrent

asystolic syncope is a candidate for a

pacemaker?

R. Gopinathannair / Overland Park, USA

• Causes of syncope/collapse in the extreme

elderly: novel approaches to diagnosis

S. Parry / Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

• Assessing and preventing progressive

cognitive impairment and falls in older patients

with symptomatic orthostatic hypotension

S. Feigofsky / Carroll, USA

Friday, October 4| 15.30-17.00

Featured Symposium

Syncope Units and beyond

Chairs: S. Feigofsky / Carroll, USA -

S. Parry / Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK

• Should syncope units become the standard

of care?

R.S. Sheldon / Calgary, Canada

• Clinical decision making in syncope patient

care: individualized or programmatic?

M.H. Hamdan / Madison, USA

• Syncope in the emergency department -

What next steps can improve care?

R. Furlan / Rozzano, Italy

• The changing pattern of hospital admission

in USA for syncope/collapse

D.G. Benditt / Minneapolis, USA

Friday, October 4| 17.15-18.45

Featured Symposium

Let’s discuss together: current

guidelines, difficult cases, and

future perspectives

Chairs: P. Alboni / Ferrara, Italy -

R.S. Sheldon / Calgary, Canada

• Key differences between US and European

Syncope Guidelines: vive la difference?

W.K. Shen / Phoenix, USA

• Case 1

50 yo female prior athlete with recurrent

syncope and on one occasion fell out of a

kayak. She had a normal heart but scar on

MRI in the inferior wall. She got a life vest

B. Olshansky / Iowa City, USA

• Case 2

An 18 yo NCAA Level 1 College freshman

volleyball player is referred for multiple

prolonged collapse events that started

within the last several months but occur

multiple times per week. Witnesses say

she collapses abruptly, even while sitting

on the bench or during practice and is

unresponsive for 5 to 10 minutes without

shaking. She has no past history of similar

problems

R. Proietti / Padua, Italy

• Case 3

72 yo male with moderate aortic stenosis

and prior stents for 2 vessel CAD, ejection

fraction 40% collapses while stepping out

of the shower. Had similar collapse 3 years

earlier while walking up a hill to get his mail

S. Feigofsky / Carroll, USA

• Syncope: where do we go from here?

B. Olshansky / Iowa City, USA

Consiglio Room

Friday, October 4| 08.30-10.00

Core Curriculum

Evolving strategies and techniques

for VT mapping and ablation

Chairs: J. Bradfield / Los Angeles, USA -

D.J. Callans / Philadelphia, USA

• Endo - EPI mapping and VT circuits:

observations and clinical implications

A. Dello Russo / Milan, Italy

• Lesson learned from needle electrode

ablation

W.G. Stevenson / Nashville, USA

• Mapping and ablation in the OR and with

LVAD insertion

W.S. Tzou / Aurora, USA

• Mapping and ablation in Brugada

syndrome - technique and endpoints

C. Pappone / San Donato Milanese, Italy

Friday, October 4| 10.15-11.45

Taiwan HRS - VA Joint Session

Ventricular arrhythmia in West

and non-West

Chairs: C.C. Cheng / Tainan, Taiwan -

A. Natale / Austin, USA

• VT in ischemic and nonischemic

cardiomyopathy: similar and different

P. China / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• Planner epicardial wavelet propagation in

Brugada syndrome

F.P. Chung / Taipei, Taiwan

• Prevention of early mortality after ablation for

an electrical storm: who, when, and how?

P. Santangeli / Philadelphia, USA

• Prevention of VT/VF-associated outof-hospital

cardiac arrest: lessons from

Taichung Sudden Unexpected Death

Registry (THUNDER)

K.C. Chang / Taichung, Taiwan

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Friday, October 4| 13.45-15.15

ISHNE - VA Joint Session

How to reduce the risk of VT in

ICD patients?

Chairs: R. Verlato / Camposampiero, Italy -

J.F. Viles-Gonzalez / Miami, USA

• Pharmacological therapy in reducing risk of

ventricular tachyarrhythmias

W. Zareba / Rochester, USA

• Role of ICD programming in reducing

appropriate and inappropriate therapy

J.S. Steinberg / Short Hills, USA

• How to identify ICD patients benefiting

from VT ablation?

D.J. Callans / Philadelphia, USA

Friday, October 4| 17.15-18.45

Featured Symposium

Long QT syndrome: un update

Chairs: P.G. Postema / Amsterdam, the Netherlands -

V. Probst / Nantes, France

• LQTS, what is a long QT interval?

P.G. Postema / Amsterdam, the Netherlands

• LQTS, risk stratification

C. Napolitano / Pavia, Italy

• LQTS, should everyone be treated?

S. Kääb / Munich, Germany

• LQTS, new therapeutic options

P.J. Schwartz / Milan, Italy

• Sympathetic denervation in highly

arrhythmogenic patients

J. Bradfield / Los Angeles, USA

Friday, October 4| 15.30-17.00

Featured Symposium

Brugada syndrome, an electrical

disease or a cardiomyopathy

Chairs: P.G. Postema / Amsterdam, the Netherlands -

S. Viskin / Tel Aviv, Israel

• Genetics of Brugada syndrome

V. Probst / Nantes, France

• Repolarization abnormalities in Brugada

syndrome

F. Migliore / Padua, Italy

• The RVOT as a substrate for arrhythmias

B.J. Boukens / Amsterdam, the Netherlands

• Structural abnormalities in Brugada syndrome

G. Conte / Lugano, Switzerland

• Brugada phenocopies: not all that glitters is

gold

A. Baranchuk / Kingston, Canada

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Soffitto room

Friday October 4 | 8.30-10.00

Oral Communications

Atrial fibrillation: oral

anticoagulation and LAA closure

Chairs: A. Cutolo / Venice-Mestre, Italy -

L. Colín Lizalde / Mexico City, Mexico

• Subclinical atrial fibrillation: diagnostic and

therapeutic challenges

P. Ott

Tucson, USA

• Incidence and predictive factors of atrial

fibrillation in esus patients. An interim analysis of

the detect-AF study

W.B. Winkler, M. Hasun, H. Keller, C. Neuhold,

P. Sommer, E. Fertl, F. Weidinger

Wien, Austria

• Anticoagulation six months after DC conversion

of atrial fibrillation - adherence to guidelines

H. Reinertsen Kjekshus, P. Schuster

Bergen, Norway

• Comparison of hybrid ablation for persistent atrial

fibrillation with and without left atrial appendage

closure. Report of one-year follow-up

N. Gegechkori, F. Yang, A. Miller, G. Kulbak,

I. Jacobowitz, Y. Greenberg

Brooklyn-New York, USA

• Standalone totally thoracoscopic left atrial

appendage exclusion in AF patients with absolute

contraindication to oral anticoagulation therapy

M. Marini, S. Branzoli, F. Guarracini, C. Pomarolli,

M. Centonze, C. Pederzolli, G. D’Onghia,

S. Quintarelli, A. Coser, M. Martin, R. Bonmassari,

A. Graffigna

Trento, Italy

Friday October 4 | 10.15 - 11.45

Oral Communications

persistent af: therapeutic issues

Chairs: A. Ardashev / Moscow, Russia -

D.L. Packer / Rochester, USA

• Treating of the heart failure progression in an

effective rate-controlled patient with permanent

Afib and preserved EF: a case report

E. Zhelyakov, A. Ardashev

Moscow, Russia

• Clinical outcome of fractionation mapping guided

ablation after failed electrical cardioversion in

patients with long-standing persistent atrial

fibrillation: a pilot study

T. Aksu, T.E. Guler, S. Bozyel

Derince, Turkey

• Rotors ablation in patients with persistent atrial

fibrillation: unexpected efficacy in two-year

follow-up

D.F. Ardus, O.V. Sapelnikov, D.I. Cherkashin,

I.R. Grishin, N.B. Shlevkov, A.A. Zhambeev,

H.F. Salami, O.A. Nikolaeva, T.M. Uskach,

A.S. Partigulova, N.A. Buldakova,

A.V. Chapurnikh, R.S. Akchurin

Moscow, Russia

• Left sided radiofrequency ablation of

atrioventricular node for ventricular rate control in

atrial fibrillation: long term outcome

A. Ahmet Hakan, Y. Hikmet, U. Canpolat,

K. Aytemir

Ankara, Turkey

Friday October 4 | 13.45-15.15

Oral Communications

RF ablation and cryoablation of AF

Chairs: G. Conte / Lugano, Switzerland -

L. Corò / Conegliano, Italy

• Local impedance drop guided catheter pulmonary

vein isolation: acute reconnections and dormant

conduction

O. Likhachev-Mishchenko, R. Pantlik, N. Sawan,

P. Falk, H. Quasebarth, D. Kraemer, P. Younan,

P. Polster, P. Münkler, C. Meyer, B.A. Remppis,

E. Lyan

Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation

• Effectiveness of simple pulmonary vein isolation

using cryoballoon ablation in patients with

persistent atrial fibrillation. A comparison

with pulmonary vein antrum isolation using

radiofrequency catheter ablation

T. Tokano, Y. Nakazato, T. Shiozawa, Y. Kimura,

F. Odagiri, H. Tabuchi, H. Hayashi, G. Sekita,

M. Sumiyoshi, H. Daida

Urayasu, Chiba, Japan

• Pre-ablative scoring system for prediction of

recurrence after PVI with cryoballoon and optimal

selection of patients for creation of the additional

roof line

A. Berkowitsch, P. Kahle, K. Weipert, J. Hutter,

S. Zaltsberg, A. Hain, T. Neumann, M. Kuniss

Bad Nauheim, Germany

• Late clinical recurrences of arrhythmia in patients

treated for atrial fibrillation with the cryoballoon

catheter ablation technique. Ten years evolutive

analysis.

A single center report

J.M. Paylos, C. Ferrero, Y. Hessein, E. Jurgen,

E. Mejia, C.M. Cilleros, R. Yagüe, T.G. Delange,

M.R. Oliva, A. Litcheva

Madrid, Spain

• Ten years of cryoballoon catheter ablation treating

patients with atrial fibrillation. Long term results.

Clinical recurrences and complications a single

center report

J.M. Paylos, C. Ferrero, Y. Hessein, E. Jurgen,

E. Mejia, C.M. Cilleros, R. Yagüe, T.G. Delange,

M.R. Oliva, A. Litcheva

Madrid, Spain

Friday October 4 | 13.45-15.15

Oral Communications

af ablation complications

Chairs: J.R. Gómez-Flores / Mexico City, Mexico -

P. Sommer / Leipzig, Germany

• Fractured distal tip with attempted transseptal

puncture with safesept needle free

J. Henao, S. Kalaveshi, J. Craig, S. Mester,

C. Perzanowski

Brandon, USA

• Multipolar thermometer reduces esophageal

thermal injury during atrial fibrillation ablation

D.M.C. Moura, M.D.P. Cazco, R.A.R. Pereira,

P.M.P. Vandoni, J.N. de Carvalho Neto,

L.G. de Moura, I.B.S. Souza, P.V. Linhares,

N.M.S. Monge, M.O. Chokr, C.A. Hardy,

S.L. Melo, C.F. Pisani, M.I. Scanavacca

São Paulo, Brazil

• Esophagus deviation and the incidence of

esophageal injury after atrial fibrillation catheter

ablation

D.M.C. Moura, P.M.P. Vandoni, J.N. de Carvalho

Neto, R.A.R. Pereira, C.A. Mauro, L.G. de Moura,

I.B.S. Souza, P.V. Linhares, N.M.S. Monge,

M.O. Chokr, C.A. Hardy, S.L. Melo, C.F. Pisani,

MI. Scanavacca

São Paulo, Brazil

• Mechanical esophageal displacement for

esophageal thermal injury prevention during AF

ablation: safety study in swine

R.A.R. Pereira, C.F. Pisani, I.A. Cestari,

D.M.C. Moura, M.O. Chokr, C.A. Hardy,

S.L. Melo, D.T. Hachul, M.I. Scanavacca

São Paulo, Brazil

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Oral Communications

supraventricular tacHycardia

ablation

Chairs: P. China / Venice-Mestre, Italy -

L. Molina / Mexico City, Mexico

• Pre-ablation atrioventricular nodal artery

angiography facilitates slow pathway ablation and

prevent atrioventricular block in atrioventricular

nodal reentrant tachycardia patients

W.C. Ko, S.Y. Huang, Y.Y. Lu

Taipei, Taiwan

• Contact force sensor usefulness in the ablation of

atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia

P. Sabbatani, A. Corzani, B. Gardini, M. Marconi

Cesena, Italy

• Unmasking anomalous retrograde pathway

conduction by a simplified vagal stimulation

J.C. Pachon M., E.I. Pachon M., T. Lobo,

T.G. Santillana P., C.T.C. Pachon, J.C. Zerpa,

J.C. Mateos P., F. Ortencio, R. Amarante

São Paulo, Brazil

• Unusual features of permanent junctional

reciprocating tachycardia in adults

A. Oesterle, A.C. Lee, J.D. Moss, V Vedantham,

T.E. Walters, M.M. Scheinman

San Francisco, CA, USA

Friday October 4 | 15.30-17.00

Oral Communications

ventricular arrhythmias:

clinical aspects

Chairs: E. Anter / Boston, USA -

J.D. Burkhardt / Austin, USA

• The electrocardiographic manifestation of the

activation of the posterior papillary muscle in the

onset of ventricular fibrillation

J.J. Sánchez Muñoz

El Palmar, Murcia, Spain

• Notches in the electrocardiographic recording

of ventricular fibrillation. Differences between

sustained and non-sustained

J.J. Sánchez Muñoz

El Palmar, Murcia, Spain

• A rare case of Gitelman Syndrome presenting as

recurrent cardiac arrhythmias

S. Bhattacharjee, S. Shivdas, B. Prasannan

Kerala, India

• There is always a first time: VT storm in acute

cardiac sarcoid

A. Sarcon, C. Van Niekerk, D. Gibson

San Francisco, USA

• Acquired AV-blockade III in eldery patients:

should an ICD be implanted?

O. Grygoryev, V. Vorobeva, K. Zubenko

Zaporizhia, Ukraine

Friday October 4 | 17.15-18.45

Oral Communications

his bundle pacing

Chairs: C. Bonanno / Vicenza, Italy -

Z.I. Whinnett / London, UK

• Hisian pacing effectiveness is not improved by

long-duration pulses

L. Marcantoni, G. Pastore, E. Baracca,

F. Di Gregorio, A. Barbetta, C. Picariello,

A. Maddalozzo, S. Giatti, D. Lanza, M. Carraro,

L. Roncon, F. Zanon

Rovigo, Italy

• Electrophysiologic and echocardiographic

characteristics of left bundle branch area pacing

A. Naperkowski, P. Vijayaraman, F. Subzposh,

R.Panikkath, K. John, V. Mascarenhas, T. Bauch,

W. Huang

Wilkes Barre, USA

• Clinical outcomes of selective vs nonselective His

bundle pacing

A. Naperkowski, D. Beer, P. Sharma, F. Subzposh,

G.M. Pietrasik, B. Durr, M. Qureshi, R. Panikkath,

M. Abdelrahman, B.Williams, R. Trohman,

G. Dandamudi, P. Vijayaraman

Wilkes Barre, USA

• His bundle pacing improves EF in a patient with

ischemic cardiomyopathy and no heart failure

G. Katsouras, N. Duni, F. Quadrini, N. Vitulano,

T. Langialonga, M. Grimaldi

Acquaviva Delle Fonti, Italy

Cipressi Room

Friday, October 4| 12.00-13.30

No CME accreditation

Biosense Webster Luncheon Panel

Future CARTO technologies for

arrhythmias treatment

Chairs: R. Mantovan / Conegliano, Italy -

S. Themistoclakis / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• Clinical benefit using Cartosound in

ventricular tachycardia ablation: a new

standard of care for safety and efficacy

F.C. Garcia / Philadelphia, USA

• Advanced mapping tools for a simplified

interpretation of complex arrhythmias

T. De Potter / Aalst, Belgium

• Qdot technology: the next gold standard

for RF ablation

M. Grimaldi / Acquaviva delle Fonti, Italy

• Mapping and ablation of non-paroxysmal

atrial fibrillation

C. Pappone / San Donato Milanese, Italy

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Poster

AF ABLATION COMPLICATIONS

1. Maintaining sinus rhythm by catheter ablation

for atrial fibrillation improves cerebral blood

flow and cognitive function

M. Manita, N. Yokota, M. Nakata, N. Higa,

T. Asahi, K. Tabata

Okinawa, Japan

2. Colchicine use for prevention of recurrence

after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a

meta-analysis

S. Cay, O. Ozeke, F. Özcan, D. Aras,

S. Topaloglu

Ankara, Turkey

3. Post cardiac ablation pericarditis in patient with

a prior history of rheumatic disease: a case

report

E. Zhelyakov, A. Kocharyan, A. Ardashev

Moscow, Russia

SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA

ABLATION

4. External pacer for the treatment of

postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardias

T. Haber, C. Brenner, M. Brudsche, B. Burg,

A. Entenmann, B. Ismer

Offenburg, Germany

CHANNELOPATHIES

5. Pharmacological corrections of posaconazole on

the mutant herg channels

D. Han, J. Wu, Y. Yan, C. Sun, G. Li

Xi’an, China

6. Defining lower limit of QTC in genotype positive

LQTS carriers

S.M. Jensen, C. Tuneld, M. Kesek,

Umeå, Sweden

ABLATION OF VA

7. Ablation of intramyocardial premature

ventricular contraction with simultaneous

unipolar ablation

F. Özcan, D. Aras, Ö. Özeke, S. Çay, M. Kara,

S. Topaloğlu

Ankara, Turkey

8. Ablation of premature ventricular contraction

originated from anterolateral papillary muscle

with preferential conduction

F. Özcan, D. Aras, Ö. Özeke, S. Çay, M. Kara,

S. Topaloğlu

Ankara, Turkey

9. Ablation of focal subpulmonic-valve ventricular

tachycardia

S. Kalaveshi, J. Henao, J. Craig, S. Mester,

C. Perzanowski

Brandon, USA

PM - CRT THERAPY AND LEAD EXTRACTION

10. Effectiveness of transvenous lead extraction

using new extraction tool

M. Nagashima, J. Morita, R. Kuji, K. Hiroshima,

K. Ando

Kitakyushu, Japan

11. Safety and effectiveness of leadless pacemaker

implantation after removal of cardiovascular

implantable electronıc devices

M. Nagashima, R. Kuji, J. Morita, K. Hiroshima,

K. Ando

Kitakyushu, Japan

12. Assessment of a new algorithm for P-wave

duration measurement based on device

electrograms in dual-chamber pacemaker

recipients

L. Marinaccio, D. Giacopelli, A. Bracco,

R. Modenese, C. Fabbian, E. Rocchettto,

D. Marchese.

Piove di Sacco, Italy

13. The impact of right atrial pacing on stroke

volume in dual-chamber pacemaker patients

L. Marinaccio, A. Bracco, C. Fabbian,

R. Modenese, E. Rocchettto, D. Giacopelli,

D. Marchese

Piove di Sacco, Italy

14. Active fixation lead in eldery patient: effective

place or implantation safety of active fixation

lead without spiral?

O. Grygoryev, V. Vorobeva, K. Baranov,

N. Sinko, P. Tatunov

Zaporizhia, Ukraine

15. Utility of accelerometer programmation in

leadless pacemaker regarding location of

implant.

J.L. Martinez Sande, J. Garcia-Seara,

L. Gonzalez-Melchor, J.N. Lopez-Canoa,

L. Alvarez-Rodriguez, X.A. Fernandez-Lopez,

M. Rodriguez-Manero, L. Romero-Roche, F.

Montenegro Sá, R.C. Vidal-Perez,

J.R. Gonzalez-Juanatey

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

16. Conventional single-chamber pacemakers and

leadless pacemakers in “real-world” cases.

Prospective, single center study

J.L. Martinez Sande, L. Gonzalez-Melchor,

J. Garcia-Seara, J.N. Lopez-Canoa,

X.A. Fernandez-Lopez, M. Rodriguez-Manero,

L. Alvarez-Rodriguez, L. Romero-Roche,

F Montenegro Sá, R.C. Vidal-Perez,

J.R. Gonzalez-Juanatey

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

17. Evaluation of cardiac function in patients with

leadless micra transcatheter pacing system in

short time duration

M. Yamada, T. Harada, A. Kasagawa,

Y. Nakayama, M. Takano, H. Matsuda, K. Sasaki,

H. Miyazaki, T. Furukawa, Y. Akashi

Kawasaki, Japan

18. Occurence of ventricular arrhythmia and

diagnostic value of stored electrograms in

patients with implanted pacemaker

J. Hosoda, T. Ishikawa, K. Matsumoto,

M. Kiyokuni, Y. Taguchi, T. Kino, M. Narikawa,

K. Tamura, K. Kimura

Yokohama, Japan

19. Betablockers and ivabradine titration according

to exercise test in LV only fusion pacing CRT

D.C. Cozma, C. Vacarescu, C.T. Luca,

L. Petrescu, C. Mornos, E.V. Goanta, S. Crisan,

M.A. Lazar, R.A. Cozlac,

Timisoara, Romania

20. CRT practice in Europe and Austria. Results

from the CRT Survey II

M. Gwechenberger, U. Neuhold, M. Martinek,

G. Prenner, C. Wollmann, B. Strohmer, A. Teubl,

C. Gangl, Dichtl, K. Dickstein, C. Normand,

C. Linde

Vienna, Austria

21. Permanent His bundle pacing in sick sinus

syndrome

V. Tazky, D. Cambal

Trnava, Slovakia

SYNCOPE AND MISCELLANEA

22. Is it safe to retrieve pacemaker who recovered

atrio-ventricular block after congenital heart

disease surgery?

H. Mori, N. Sumitomo, R. Kato, S. Muraji,

Y. Osada, T. Kojima, S. Yoshiba, T. Kobayashi,

K. Matsumoto

Hidaka, Japan

23. Vectorcardiographic QRS loop geometry in

patients undergoing tilt table testing for neurally

mediated syncope

D. Blendea, A. Blachon, S. Pop, J. Ruskin

Boston, USA

24. Effect of long interdialytic interval on heart rate

variability in patients receiving hemodialysis

W. Wongcharoen, P.K. Noppakun,

A. Phrommintikul

Chiang Mai, Thailand

25. 5-HT4 receptor overexpression increases

hypothermia-induced arrhythmias

J. Neumann, T. Brückner, U. Gergs

Halle, Germany

26. Oncostatin M from hypoxic macrophage inhibits

cardiac fibrosis in vivo

H. Semba, A. Sekiguchi, T. Yamashita

Tokyo, Japan

27. Accidental ultrasound discovery of a valvular

fibroblastoma

N. Othmane, H. Ibn, H. Amor

Mahdia, Tunisia

28. Forced echographic discovery of a valvular

fibroelastoma

N. Othmane, H. Ibn, H. Amor

Mahdia, Tunisia

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Saturday October 5, 2019

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Detailed Scientific Program - Saturday October 5, 2019

Cenacolo Room

Saturday, October 5| 12.00-13.30

Capriate Room

Saturday, October 5| 10.15-11.45

Saturday, October 5| 08.30-10.00

Korean HRS - VA Joint Session

AF ablation: new innovative

concept

Chairs: C. Hwang / Provo, USA -

K.H. Kuck / Hamburg, Germany

• My approach for redo AF ablation

Y.S. Oh / Seoul, South Korea

• Virtual AF computer model guided ablation

of persistent AF

H.N. Pak / Seoul, South Korea

• Role of epicardial mapping in AF ablation

Y.H. Kim / Seoul, South Korea

• Single-shot AF ablation

A. Al-Ahmad / Austin, USA

Saturday, October 5| 10.15-11.45

EURA - VA Joint Session

Hybrid approach to AF treatment

Chairs: L. Santini / Rome, Italy -

V. Snezhitskiy / Grodno, Belarus

• Risk factors and outcomes predictors of

AF: the role of hypertension

M. Dzeshka / Grodno, Belarus

• First in man trial of low energy multistage

electrotherapy of AF

I. Efimov / Washington, USA

RSSA - VA Joint Session

Novel approach to the hybrid

treatment of persistent atrial

fibrillation

Chairs: R.P. Horton/ Austin, USA -

D. Mangino / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• Multi-stage approach to the treatment of AF

M. Hocini / Bordeaux, France

• Clinical outcomes of a simultaneous hybrid

procedure for persistent atrial fibrillation

B. Maesen / Maastricht, the Netherlands

• Hybrid procedure for long-standing

persistent atrial fibrillation

N. Lomidze / Moscow, Russia

• Is it possible to apply hybrid approach to

Cox-Maze procedure?

J.L. Cox / Chicago, USA

Saturday, October 5| 08.30-10.00

Practical Session

Value of surface ECG in the interpretation

of cardiac arrhythmias in

2019: back to the future?

“In memoriam of Luigi Padeletti”

Chairs: S. Boveda / Toulouse, France -

R. De Ponti / Varese, Italy

• A rational approach to surface ECG: how to

determine the site of origin (SOO) of PVCs

in structurally normal hearts

A. Baranchuk / Kingston, Canada

• Clinical implication of left septal fascicle

R. Piotrowicz / Warsaw, Poland

• Challenges in narrow QRS complex tachycardia

F.M. Leonelli / Tampa, USA

• Challenges in wide QRS complex tachycardia

R.P. Hoton / Austin, USA

• When surface ECG orients invasive EP study

R. Marazzi / Varese, Italy

• ECG and sudden death: tips & tricks

L. Calò / Rome, Italy

Discussants:

G. Bagliani / Foligno, Italy

L. Calò / Rome, Italy

M.F. Márquez / Mexico City, Mexico

A. Raviele / Venice-Mestre, Italy

M.M. Scheinman / San Francisco, USA

Practical Session

Mechanism and management of

supraventricular arrhythmias

Chairs: M.M. Scheinman / San Francisco, USA -

W.G. Stevenson / Nashville, USA

• Basic mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias

J. Jalife / Ann Arbor, USA

• Mechanisms and laboratory diagnoses of

supraventricular tachycardia

J.D. Moss / San Francisco, USA

• Novel genetic mechanisms and ablation of VT

J.D. Moss / San Francisco, USA

• Principles of entrainment

W.G. Stevenson / Nashville, USA

Saturday, October 5 | 12.00-13.30

Practical Session

Mechanism and management of VT

and AV block

Chairs: M.M. Scheinman / San Francisco, USA -

W.G. Stevenson / Nashville, USA

• Mechanisms and ablation of atrial fibrillation

J.D. Burkhardt / Austin, USA

• Pathophysiology and newer treatment for

AV block

M.M. Scheinman / San Francisco, USA

• Mechanisms and ablation of ischemic VT

W.G. Stevenson / Nashville, USA

• Mechanisms and ablation of fascicular VT

M.M. Scheinman / San Francisco, USA

• Structure based approach to treat AF

patients

A. Ardashev / Moscow, Russia

• Endocardial left ventricular pacing for

cardiac resynchronization in AF hybrid

therapy

Y.I. Karpenko / Odessa, Ukraine

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Detailed Scientific Program - Saturday October 5, 2019

Cipressi Room

Saturday, October 5| 12.00-13.30

Saturday, October 5| 10.15-11.45

Consiglio Room

Saturday, October 5| 08.30-10.00

Featured Symposium

Non-response to CRT

Chairs: M. Di Biase / Foggia, Italy -

A.M. Russo / Camden, USA

• AF ablation

M. Hocini / Bordeaux, France

• Frequent ventricular extrasystoles

A. Rossillo / Vicenza, Italy

• Mitral regurgitation

V. Delgado / Leiden, the Netherlands

• LV lead placement

M.R. Gold / Charleston, USA

Saturday, October 5| 10.15-11.45

Core Curriculum

His bundle pacing: the fascinating

role of physiology in cardiac pacing

Chairs: P. Vijayaraman / Wilkes-Barre, USA -

F. Zanon / Rovigo, Italy

• Understanding the physiology of His

bundle pacing in the modern era

S. Saksena/ New Brunswick, USA

• His bundle pacing - implant techniques:

tips and tricks in clinical practice

P. Vijayaraman / Wilkes-Barre, USA

• His bundle pacing and AV node ablation

P.S. Sharma / Chicago, USA

• Can His bundle pacing be the primary option

for cardiac resynchronization therapy?

Z.I. Whinnett / London, UK

• His bundle pacing: programming and

troubleshooting

S. Mittal / New York, USA

Symposium

Controversial issues in clinical

pacing: should I, when should...

Chairs: A.E. Epstein / Philadelphia, USA -

M. Lunati / Milan, Italy

• When should I implant a pacemaker in

patients with vasovagal syncope?

D. Hachul / São Paulo, Brazil

• Should I treat with a pacemaker patients

with syncope, bundle branch block, and

negative EPS?

L. Santini / Rome, Italy

• Should all patients with a CRT CIED and AF

have their AV junctions ablated?

J.S. Steinberg / Short Hills, USA

• When should a leadless pacemaker be

implanted in patients with sinus rhythm?

S. Boveda / Toulouse, France

Photographs Room

Saturday, October 5| 08.30-10.00

Argentinean Corner

Sudden death and ICDs: a regional

evaluation

Chairs: C.M. Albert / Boston, USA -

R.A. Sansalone / Buenos Aires, Argentina

• Sudden death and ICDs in South America

O. Oseroff / Buenos Aires, Argentina

• Sudden death and ICDs in Europe

L. Santini / Rome, Italy

• Sudden death and ICDs in North America

W. Zareba / Rochester, USA

• Sudden death and ICDs in Asia Pacific

T.C. Tuan / Taipei, Taiwan

Core Curriculum

Cardiovascular assessment of SD

risk in young athletes

Chairs: A. Pelliccia / Rome, Italy - TBD

• The revised ESC recommendations for the

interpretation of ECG in athletes

S. Sharma / London, UK

• Clinical interpretation of ventricular ectopic

beats in athletes

F. D’Ascenzi / Siena, Italy

• Electrical markers of high risk in athletes

A. Malhotra / London, UK

• External and implantable devices for

prolonged ECG monitoring

F. Giada / Noale, Italy

Saturday, October 5| 12.00-13.30

Core Curriculum

Updates in sports cardiology

Chairs: F. Giada / Noale, Italy -

S. Sharma / London, UK

• Causes of sudden cardiac death in athletes:

what’s new?

G. Thiene / Padua, Italy

• The role of cardiac imaging in sports

cardiology

B.K. Velthuis / Utrecht, the Netherlands

• ESC recommendations for athletes with

cardiomyopathy

A. Pelliccia / Rome, Italy

• Cardiac arrest in the athletes: the myth of

tongue swallowing

D. Viskin / Tel Aviv, Israel

Saturday, October 5| 08.30-10.00

Featured Symposium

Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy:

what’s new?

Chairs: S. Saksena / New Brunswick, USA -

G. Thiene / Padua, Italy

• The new ACM consensus document

H. Calkins / Baltimore, USA

• HCM, new insights in its pathophysiology

F. Cecchi / Florence, Italy

• Risk stratification in arrhythmogenic

cardiomyopathy

R.N.W. Hauer / Utrecht, the Netherlands

Saturday, October 5| 10.15-11.45

Featured Symposium

Quinidine therapy: back from

exile!

Chairs: M. Di Biase / Foggia, Italy -

M.F. Márquez / Mexico City, Mexico

• VF as a Purkinje disease

M. Hocini / Bordeaux, France

• Why quinidine works in idiopathic VF

P.G. Postema / Amsterdam, the Netherlands

• Torsade de pointes treated with quinidine

S. Viskin / Tel Aviv, Israel

• New indications for quinidine therapy

R. Rosso / Tel Aviv, Israel

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Oral Communications - Saturday October 5, 2019

Saturday, October 5| 12.00-13.30

Mexican Corner

Channelopathies in 2019.

Genetics and beyond

Chairs: L. Colín-Lizalde / Mexico City, Mexico -

M.F. Márquez / Mexico City, Mexico

• Genetic testing in sudden cardiac death: to

do or not to do?

A. Medeiros-Domingo / Dübendorf,

Switzerland

• Dysfunction of the Na V 1.5-Kir2.1

channelosome in the mechanism of

inheritable cardiac arrhythmias

J. Jalife / Ann Arbor, USA

• Controversies in automatic implantable

defibrillators in congenital cardiac sudden

death syndromes

L. Molina / Mexico City, Mexico

• Arrhythmias in Brugada syndrome.

Not everything is ventricular tachycardia

J. Gómez-Flores / Mexico City, Mexico

Soffitto room

Saturday 5 October | 8.30-10.00

Oral Communications

channelopaties

Chairs: V. Probst / Nantes, France - TBD

• Noninvasive epicardial mapping for the diagnosis

of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy in case of

non-conclusive task force criteria

A. Delinière, F. Bessière, L. Placide,

S. Si-Mohamed, S. Guerard, E. Morel,

P. Chevalier

Lyon, France

• Controversies about Brugada structural

substrates: where do we stand?

A. Delinière, F. Bessière, N. Bencie,

L. Chalabreysse, D. Callon, P. Maury, P. Chevalier

Lyon, France

• Prediction of ventricular arrhythmias in patients

with a spontaneous Brugada type 1 pattern: the

key is in the ECG

A. Delinière, A. Baranchuk, J. Giai, F. Bessière,

D. Maucort-Boulch, P. Defaye, E. Marijon,

O. Le Vavasseur, D. Dobreanu, A. Scridon,

A. Da Costa, E. Delacrétaz, C. Kouakam, R.

Eschalier, F. Extramiana, A. Leenhardt, H. Burri,

P.F. Winum, J. Taieb, J. Bouet, M. Fauvernier,

H. Rosianu, A. Carabelli, B. Duband, P. Chevalier

Lyon, France

• Clinical, genetic, and functional characteristics of

THR309ILE-KV7.1 variant in the KCNQ1 gene - a

founder mutation in Czech families with long QT

syndrome

T. Novotny, I. Synkova, M. Bebarova, I. Andrsova,

O. Svecová, J. Hosek, P. Vit, E. Ostadalova, I.

Valaskova, L. Baiazitova, R. Gaillyova, R. Navratil,

P. Kala

Brno, Czech Republic

Saturday 5 October | 8.30-10.00

Oral Communications

syncope and miscellanea

Chairs: D.G. Benditt / Minneapolis, USA -

B. Olshansky / Iowa City, USA

• Usefulness of the implantable loop recorder in

differentiating arrhythmic syncope from epilepsy:

a case report

C. Podoleanu, I. Coman, V. Constantin,

D. Tint, S. Micu

Tirgu Mures, Romania

• Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associated with

atrioventricular block

H. Zouzou

Algiers, Algeria

• Effects of cardioneuroablation on QTc

T. Aksu, T.E. Guler

Derince, Turkey

• Cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disorders

after breast cancer treatment including

radiotherapy: a study based on the French

nationwide health database

S. Jacob, Q. Voglimacci, M.O. Bernier, J. Thariat,

M. Lapeyre-Mestre, J. Ferrières, P. Mondoly,

P. Maury, S. Boveda

Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

Saturday 5 October | 10.15-11.45

Oral Communications

pm - crt therapy and lead extraction

Chairs: G. Cavalli / Venice-Mestre, Italy -

E. Marras / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• In-vitro training in cardiac pacing - results of a

controlled trial

T. Haber, C. Brenner, J. Melichercik, B. Ismer,

E.M. Bitzer

Offenburg, Germany

• Pacemaker therapy in very elderly patients:

survival and prognostic parameters

M. Marini, M. Martin, M. Saltori, F. Guarracini,

S. Quintarelli, F. Zilio, A. Coser, S. Valsecchi,

R. Bonmassari

Trento, Italy

• Cardiac contractility modulation in patients

with heart failure: is it a bridge to cardiac

transplantation or treatment tactics?

O.V. Sapelnikov, T.M. Uskach,

D.I. Cherkashin, I.R. Grishin, O.A. Nikolaeva,

I.V. Zhirov, A.A. Safiullina, D.F. Ardus,

S.N. Tereschenko, R.S. Akchurin

Moscow, Russia

• An effective and safe strategy for early

transvenous lead extraction to prevent leadrelated

long-term complications

A.A. Palagina, S.A. Aivazian, Palagina,

K.G. Gorshenin, S.I. Buslaeva, A.A. Seregin

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

• Delayed efficacy of radiofrequency catheter

ablation on arrhythmia-induced cardiomyopathy

derived from intramural idiopathic ventricular

arrhythmias originating in the interventricular

basal septum

M.V. Mariani, M. Straito, G. Schiaffini,

M.C. Gatto, A. Piro, G. Giunta, A. Ciccaglioni,

M. Mancone, F. Fedele, C. Lavalle

Rome, Italy

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Allied Professionals Sessions

Barbantini Room

Thursday, October 3| 10.15-11.45

Allied Professionals Sessions

Sessioni infermieristiche

• Opening remarks

S. Beheiry, C. Grasso, G. Scaboro

• Greetings

Marina Bottacin - Presidente OPI Venezia

Francesca Rossi - Direttore UOC

Professioni Sanitarie

Azienda ULSS 3 Serenissima

Andrea Maschera - Presidente TSRM

e PSTRP province di Venezia e Padova

The starting point to approach

the EP patient

Chairs: S. Beheiry / Austin, USA -

G. Zoppellaro / Venice, Italy

• Important clues you can find from 12 lead

K. Shea / Austin, USA

• Diagnosis of SVT. Can you tell one from

another?

C. Gianni / Austin, USA

• Antiarrhythmics drugs! Precautions and

considerations for quality of care

C. Schulte / Austin, USA

• DOAC management: what nurse should

know

K. Brown / Austin, USA

Thursday, October 3| 15.30-17.00

Allied Professionals Sessions

Sessioni infermieristiche

Electrophysiology and

complexity of nursing care

Chairs: L. Corò / Conegliano, Italy -

C. Grasso / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• Arrhythmias in ED: how to manage it

M. Rampado / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• Arrhythmias in ICCU: how to approach the

VT storm

A. Cutolo / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• Arrhythmias in EP lab: role of nurse

Italian experience

V. De Rossi / Venice-Mestre, Italy

US experience

S. Beheiry / Austin, USA

• Complications associated with EP

procedure and how to prevent and manage

them

D. Poser / Pordenone, Italy

Thursday, October 3| 17.15-18.45

Allied Professionals Sessions

Sessioni infermieristiche

Practical issues in managing

patients with arrhythmia

Chairs: E. Marras / Venice-Mestre, Italy -

G. Scaboro / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• Remote monitoring of devices: role of the

nurse

E. Bruschetta / Pordenone, Italy

• Management of patient with device

candidate to radiotherapy or MRI

A. Maschera / Venice-Mestre, Italy

• Navigating the psychosocial of arrhythmias

with patient and family

S.F. Sears / Greenville, USA

• Life style in patients with implantable

device

A. Boscolo Anzoletti / Chioggia, Italy

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LEGEND 8. Cipressi Room

ROOM

9. Cloister Room

4

5

SLIDE

10. Bibliografia Room

CENTRE

3

Pedana per

1. Capriate

7. Photographs Room

disabili

11. Barbantini Room

RELAX

PALCO

Workshop Room

RELAX AREA

h = 36 cm

12. Consiglio Room

8. Cipressi Room AREA

2. Arazzi 13. Polittico Room Room

2

9. Cloister Room

CLOAKROOM

Exhibition 14. Soffitto Area, RoomRegistration Desk,

POSTER AREA 1

Relax 15. First AreaFloor Corridor

10. Bibliografia Room

3. White Room

11. Barbantini

Booth mt 3x2 - h mt

Room

2,50

FUTURE MEETING DESK

Slide Centre, Speakers Room

12. Consiglio Room

n°28 poster spaces

Booth mt 3x2 - h mt 2,50

“GRAZIE” CANAL

Plan

Scientific Program

Exhibition

Speakers Room 4 / Slide Centre / Cloakroom / Relax Area

1. Capriate

Workshop 15 Room

2. Arazzi Room

3. White Room

4

Slide Centre, Speakers Room

Scientific Program

3

4. Noviziato Room

Exhibition

Cloakroom

5. Cenacolo Area

Speakers Room / Slide Centre / Cloakroom / Relax Area 6. Cenacolo Room

Queste immagini sono puramente indicative: in nessun modo hanno valore tecnico esecutivo.

Ne è vietata la riproduzione anche parziale come previsto per legge.

1

First Floor Plan

4. Noviziato Room

Cloakroom

PA

11

First Floor Plan

8.0

5.1

Agg.to 26-09-19

3.6

6.1

8.5

17.8

10.4

6.9

14

13

13. Polittico Room

14. Soffitto Room

PA

15

13

REGISTRATION DESK

10

12

13.5

15


The Organizing Committee

wishes to express its gratitude

to the following Companies

for their unconditioned support

to the Workshop:

Abbott Medical

Astrazeneca

Bayer

Biotronik

Boston Scientific

Bristol Myers Squibb

Claber

Daiichi Sankyo Italia

EPD Solutions - Philips

Fiab

Iatrotek

Johnson & Johnson / div. Biosense Webster

Medico

Medtronic Italia

MicroPort Sorin CRM

Teva Italia

88 89


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