Asia Pacific Online Symposium on Cardiac Rhythm Management

Asia Pacific Online Symposium on Cardiac Rhythm Management

Managing patients with heart rhythm disorders in the Coronavirus era


The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a major impact on health care systems across the globe. The practice of electrophysiology and specifically cardiac rhythm management has been altered in order to control the spread and to prioritize resources for urgent (COVID-19) cases.

This online symposium provides a platform for experts from the Asia Pacific region to discuss matters associated with cardiac rhythm management during the pandemic.

The first portion of the symposium focusses on the management of patients with heart rhythm disorders including pre-op assessment, procedural considerations, and follow-up as well as education for patients implanted with a CIED. The second portion highlights how this pandemic will likely affect delivery of patient care and potentially alter the practice of electrophysiology and cardiac rhythm management in the future.

This two-hour webinar will be of value to all physicians who implant cardiac implantable electronic devices.


Prof Shu Zhang 
Fuwai Hospital, Beijing


Prof Chu Pak Lau 
Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong


Dr. Wee Siong Teo 
National Heart Center, Singapore


Dr. Chun-Chieh Wang 
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei


Assoc Prof Chi Keong Ching 
National Heart Center, Singapore


Prof Wei Hua 
Fuwai Hospital, Beijing


  • Prof Yuji Nakazato, Juntendo University, Tokyo
  • Dr Ning Zhou, Tongji Hospital, Wuhan
  • Dr Arisara Suwanagool, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok
  • Dr Katherine Fan, Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong
  • Dr Stephen Pavia, Wesley Hospital, Brisbane
  • Dr Balbir Singh, Max Hospital, New Delhi
  • To increase the safety of device implantation in hospitals
  • To understand options in managing outpatient clinic in the outbreak of coronavirus
  • To give advice to patients who were implanted with CIED
  • To discuss how Coronavirus will change the practice of cardiac rhythm management in the future
This webinar is supported by Abbott and is in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society: