The director of the cardiac arrhythmia program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital will deliver this year’s Heart Rhythm Society’s Eric N. Prystowsky Lectureship as part of Wednesday’s VT/VF Summit (included with Premier Registration).
William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS, who also serves as a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, will present “Challenges for Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias” at 10 a.m. in Room 2020, Moscone West. His lecture leads off the Ablation of Difficult Idiopathic VT session.
Dr. Stevenson’s particular clinical focus is the use of catheter ablation to treat ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and supraventricular tachycardias.
He targets his research efforts on defining the pathophysiology of arrhythmias and developing novel mapping and ablation methods.
The VT/VF Summit will last until 4 p.m. and offers a state-of-the-art discussion on all aspects of managing patients with ventricular arrhythmias.
In addition to a thorough examination of difficult Idiopathic VT, other Summit sessions will consider ablation of VT in structural heart disease and an overview of the current knowledge regarding the sudden cardiac death syndrome.
VT/VF Summit TOPICS
Room 2020, Moscone West
VT01 – Ablation of Difficult Idiopathic VT
- Heart Rhythm Society’s Eric N. Prystowsky Lectureship: Challenges for Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias
- Ablation of Fascicular VT
- Ablation of LV Summit VT
- Ablation of Papillary Muscle VT
VT02 – Focus on Sudden Cardiac Death
- SCD Prediction in the Era of Big Data
- Perspective from Epidemiologic Studies
- Genetics and SCD – or Risk Assessment in Channelopathies
- Use of MRI in Risk Prediction
- Autonomic Nervous System: Causation/Therapy
- Exercise and SCD
- Impact of Device Therapy on SCD
VT03 – Ablation of VT in Structural Heart Disease
- Biophysics of Ablation in Scarred Myocardium
- Does VT Ablation Affect Survival?
- Optimal Endpoints in VT Ablation