AV Synchronous leadless pacing: The next step in the journey

AV Synchronous leadless pacing: The next step in the journey



17:00IntroductionC. Steinwender
17:05Leadless ventricular pacing: Indications, clinical results and learningsC. Pepper
17:20Q&A – pollAll
17:30Development of and early experience with AV synchronous leadless pacingL. Boersma
17:45Q&A – pollAll
17:55ConclusionsC. Steinwender

In this webinar, experts will talk about the latest evidence on leadless pacing and the newest addition to the leadless pacing portfolio: Micra AV. This will include research and feasibility studies, latest data and patient selection considerations.

This webinar is to inform cardiologists who are implanting pacemakers or involved in patient referral for pacemaker implantation about:

  • The results of the latest Micra clinical studies with Micra VR, reflecting the real-world results, 5 years after it was first launched in Europe
  • The studies that resulted in the development of Micra AV (the second-generation leadless pacemaker, designed to provide AV Synchrony), which has been recently introduced in Europe, the early experience and patient selection considerations
  • Cardiologists and electrophysiologists not involved in the implantation of leadless pacemakers, but who have patients who could benefit from the therapy.
  • Cardiologists implanting or planning to implant leadless pacemakers.


Prof. Clemens Steinwender
was educated at the Medical University of Vienna and since 2013 he is Head of the Department of Cardiology at the Kepler University Hospital in Linz, Austria. His main scientific focus is on device therapy and ablation of arrhythmias. Clemens Steinwender has been and is involved in several clinical trials on leadless pacing, like the Micra TPS or MARVEL 2 studies.


Dr. Chris Pepper
is Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Clinical Director of Cardiorespiratory medicine. He is Involved with Micra since the European launch and Micra training faculty member. His research interests include participation in multicentre studies of catheter ablation for AF, alternate site pacing and the role of leadless pacing.


Prof. Lucas Boersma
is a cardiologist/electrophysiologist at St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein (The Netherlands) and a Professor of Cardiology at the University of Amsterdam. In his research, he has focused on the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and has broad experience with leadless pacing.


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