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Cardiovascular Diseases

Arrhythmias & the Heart: A Cardiovascular Update

Wednesday, January 29

6:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
  Atrial Fibrillation
Moderator: Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
7:00 a.m. Special Session — Learning from the 12-lead ECG
Stephen C. Hammill, M.D
7:30 a.m. New Risk Factors for Atrial Fibrillation: Inflammation, Obesity, and Upstream Therapies
Paul A. Friedman, M.D.
7:55 a.m. Sleep, Atrial Arrhythmias, and Stroke: What Are the Connections, and What Can We Do?
Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D.
8:20 a.m. Achieving Rate Control for Atrial Fibrillation: Medications vs. AV Node Ablation
Win-Kuang Shen, M.D.
8:45 a.m. Maintaining Sinus Rhythm: Following the AHA/ACC/HRS Guidelines and Practical Management Pearls
Hugh Calkins, M.D.
9:10 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. McLeod, Shen, and Calkins
9:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:00 a.m. Preventing Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: From Warfarin to New Drugs and Devices
Paul A. Friedman, M.D.
10:25 a.m. Curative Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Whom to Treat, Expectations, and Post-Ablation Management
Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
10:50 a.m. Surgical Therapies for Atrial Arrhythmias
Lyle D. Joyce, M.D., Ph.D.
11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Packer, Calkins, and Joyce
11:35 a.m. Atrial Fibrillation & Flutter — Cases
Moderator: Drs. Mulpuru and McLeod
Panelists: Drs. Friedman, Joyce, and Packer
12:00 p.m. Adjourn