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Program of the EHRA educational course with hands-on anatomical workshop with live video-demonstration

Clinical anatomy of the heart for successful arrhythmia treatment

March 27-28, 2020, Vienna, Austria

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This unique course will provide specific knowledge in anatomy and morphology for practical electrophysiologists and everybody who interesting in improving their qualification in techniques of electrophysiological procedures.

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Specials of this course:

  • hands-on anatomical workshop with dissection of fresh-fixed human heart specimens;
  • specific presentations-lectures with slides and simultaneous live video-demonstration of human plastinated heart specimens (on 2 screens);
  • Tips and tricks for successful catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias and avoiding complications from world-famous experts in EP.

Target audience: all levels of interventional electrophysiologists as well as allied professionals with interest in techniqies of EP proceures.

Faculty:

Course directors:
Dr. Christoph Scharf (Zurich, Switzerland)   
Dr. Maxim Didenko (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Faculty:

Prof. Helmut Purerfellner (Linz, Austria)

Dr. James Reiss (Vancouver, USA)  

Dr. Seth J. Worley (Washington DC, USA)

Prof. Pierre Jais (Bordeaux, France)

Dr. Dagmara Dilling-Boer (Hasselt, Belgium)

Dr. Daniel Scherr (Linz, Austria)

Dr. Alexandr Romanov (Novosibirsk, Russia)

Prof. Dmitry Starchik (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Dr. Tatiyana Ovcharenko (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Program:

Time

Topic

Presenter

 Session 1. Anatomy for SVT and AFL ablation

Moderators: Ch. Scharf, J.Reiss

 8:50-9:00
Welcome from head of EP WG of Austrian Society of Cardiology and course directors

L.Fiedler, Ch.Scharf M.Didenko 

9:00-9:30

Embryology and anatomy of the heart for EP. Conduction system anatomy. Fluoroscopic orientation. 

M.Didenko

9:30-10:00

Difficulties in accessory pathways ablation in WPW syndromes.
Ch. Scharf

10:00-10:30

Electrograms and anatomy in typical atrial flutter, anatomical difficulties during CTI ablation.

A. Romanov

10:30-11:00

Intracardiac EGMs and anatomy of left atrial roof dependent flutter and mitral flutter. EGM criteria of complete block and anatomy correlates.
D. Scherr

11:00-11:30

Coffee-break

11:30-12:00

Embryological and anatomical arrhythmogenesis of atriums.

M.Didenko

 Session 2 Anatomy for AF ablation
Moderators: A. Romanov, D.Dilling-Boer

12:00-12:30

Electrograms and technique of ablation of the LA carina: mapping, differentiation of far field EGM from appendage and PV spikes, anatomical implications for catheter ablation. D. Scherr 

12:30-13:00

Arrhythmias from the ligament of Marshal: mapping, electrograms, anatomy, implications of anatomy for successful ablation.
Ch. Scharf

13:00-13:30

Anatomic considerations for cryo pulmonary vein isolation.
J.Reiss

13:30-14:30

Lunch

Session 3. Hands-on workshop

Moderators: H. Puererfellner, Ch. Scharf

14:30-18:30

Interactive hands-on anatomical workshop with dissection and live video-demonstration at Anatomy Department of Sigmund Freud University Vienna. Adress: Freudplatz 3, 1020 Vienna (10 min walk from Courtyard by Marriott Vienna Prater/Messe).

Questions and discussion.

M.Didenko

D.Dilling-Boer

A. Romanov

J.Reiss

D.Starchik

T.Ovcharenko

DAY 2

 Session 4. Anatomical correlates with EP procedures, CRT, HIS bundle pacing
Moderators: J. Reiss, Ch. Scharf
 
8:50-9:00
 
Welcome from EHRA president prof. H.Heidbuchel. EHRA educational and collaborative activities.
H.Heidbuchel 

9:00-9:30

Non-ischemic scar related VT epicardial ablation: imaging, electrograms, anatomy, extension of fat and coronaries.

H.Pürerfellner

9:30-10:00

Difficult anatomy requires Tools & Techniques for LV lead implantation.
S.J. Worley

10:00-10:30

Subclavian and SVC fibroplasty for venous access

S.J. Worley

10:30-11:00

Anatomy for RA and RV septum pacing. His Bundle pacing lead placement. Anatomy for Leadless pacemaker placement.

M. Didenko

11:00-11:30

Coffee-break

 Session 5. Anatomy for EP, Transseptal puncture and LAA occlusion

Moderators: D. Dilling-Boer, Seth J. Worley

11:30-12.00

Prerecorded cases with live video demonstration of procedure on heart specimens (LAA occluder and leadless pacemaker implantation).

A. Romanov, M. Didenko

12:00-12:30 Anatomy of FO and IAS for transseptal puncture. Tips and tricks

J. Reiss

 12:30 – 13.00

Anatomy of LAA for successful and safe occlusion 
Ch. Scharf

13:30-14:30

Lunch

Session 6. Anatomy and arrhythmias of the ventricles 

Moderators: Ch. Scharf, J. Reiss

14:30 – 15:00  Prerecorded cases of 3D mapping and ablation of VT with live video demonstration of procedure on heart specimens. A. Romanov, M. Didenko 
15:00 - 15:30 Ablation strategies for His-Purkinje related arrhythmias.
Ch. Scharf
 15:30 - 16:00 PVC/VT in structurally normal hearts:PVC and VT from the outflow tract: differentiation between RVOT and LVOT, anatomical considerations for ablation.

D. Dilling-Boer 

16:00 - 16:30

Ischemic scar related VT: mapping the channels, electrograms, technique of mapping anatomical imaging with MRI / CT / impact of scar anatomy for successful ablation strategies.

P. Jais

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee-break
 

Session 7. Individual work with Simulator and Summary

Moderators:P. Jais, J. Reiss

17:00-18:00

Workshop with simulators and demonstration of plastinated heart specimens. Discussion and closing remarks.

All faculty

Official language: English

Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Vienna Prater/Messe

Trabrennstraße 4, 1020 Wien, Austria

Contact e-mail: info@clinanatomy.com

 

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