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Cardiovascular Diseases

Arrhythmias & the Heart: A Cardiovascular Update

Monday, January 27

6:50 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:10 a.m. Welcome & Introduction (Pre-Test)
Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
  Heart Failure
Moderator: Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
7:30 a.m. Practical Management of Congestive Heart Failure in Patients with Systolic Dysfunction
Christopher M. O'Connor, M.D.
7:55 a.m. Heart Failure with Normal Systolic Function: What Is It and How Is It Treated?
Jae K. Oh, M.D.
8:20 a.m. Keys to Selecting and Managing Patients Receiving CRT Systems
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
8:45 a.m. Remote Monitoring: Current Role in Therapy for Heart Failure and Reducing Hospital Admissions
Christopher M. O'Connor, M.D.
9:10 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. O'Connor, Oh, and Asirvatham
9:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:00 a.m. Treatment Options for End Stage Heart Failure When Medications and CRT are Not Helping: LVADs and Transplantation
Lyle D. Joyce, M.D., Ph.D.
10:25 a.m. Sleep, Heart Failure, and Ventricular Arrhythmias
Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D.
10:50 a.m. Managing Atrial Fibrillation in Heart Failure
Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
11:10 a.m. Case-Based Workshop: Heart Failure Management with Medications and Devices
Moderator: Dr. O'Connor
Panelists: Drs. Oh, Asirvatham, Joyce, Somers, and Packer
12:15 p.m. Adjourn