Rhythm Interventions Online 2020 - On Demand

Published: 14 December 2020

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Rhythm Interventions Online (RIO) is a new innovative virtual event that brought together a leading international faculty to create a rich, interactive experience to best inform the global electrophysiology community of the latest developments and advances in clinical practice.


Led by Course Director, Prof Richard Schilling, Barts Heart Centre, London, and delivered through a crafted programme of discussion, opinion, and live cases from leading international centres, RIO's programme comprised twelve hours of best-in-class learning over three days, in addition to symposia and breakout sessions.



Note, the live version of this session was CME accredited; this on-demand version is not.


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Faculty Biographies

Daniel Lawrence Lustgarten

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Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman

Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman

Dr Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman obtained his medical degree from Madurai Medical College and completed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He completed his fellowships in cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr Vijayaraman specialises in cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac ablations, cardiac device implantation, His bundle pacing and Watchman. His clinical interests include electrophysiology. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

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Andrea Russo

Andrea Russo

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrythmia Service

Dr Russo is Director of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services at Cooper University Hospital, Director of the CCEP Fellowship Program and Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. She has served on numerous HRS committees and task forces and is a member of the Heart Rhythm Journal editorial board. In addition, she has served as co-chair or member on several guideline, consensus document or Appropriate Use Criteria writing groups.

Dr Russo received her medical degree from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. She did her residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and her fellowship training at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Cooper Hospital. Areas of special interest include sex differences in arrhythmias, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, totally subcutaneous devices, atrial fibrillation therapy, and the role of digital health on arrhythmia management. 

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Gaurav A Upadhyay

Gaurav A Upadhyay

Associate Professor

Personal History

Dr. Gaurav A. Upadhyay is a cardiologist based in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with University of Chicago Medical Center.


Academic History

Dr. Upadhyay graduated from Harvard University in 2000 with a BA in Biology/Neurobiology. He went on to earn his MD from the University of Chicago in 2006 and then complete a residency in internal medicine and two fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital between the years of 2006 and 2014.


Career Overview

Since 2014, Dr. Upadhyay has been working as an Associate Professor in the Pritzker School of Medicine for the University of Chicago. An expert in cardiac rhythm devices, he cares for patients with arrhythmia, syncope and heart failure. He focuses on innovative electrical therapies in heart disease, including cardiac resynchronization therapy, conduction system pacing, catheter…

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