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

Richard Schilling

Richard Schilling

Consultant Cardiologist

Prof Schilling has been a consultant cardiologist at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London NHS trust since 2001. He was appointed as chair in cardiology and electrophysiology in 2009. His current practice involves all aspects of electrophysiology and management of cardiac arrhythmia including catheter ablation, implantation of pacemakers and cardiac defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure patients.

Prof Schilling was part of the team that lead the merger of the Heart and Barts hospitals which is one of the largest heart centers in Europe. He is the Strategy Director for Barts Hospital, the Medical Director for the Arrhythmia Alliance and President-Elect for the British Heart Rhythm Society.

Prof Schilling is a member of the AER editorial board.

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Christopher Aldo Rinaldi

Christopher Aldo Rinaldi

Dr Christopher Aldo Rinaldi is a consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK 

Dr Rinaldi was trained in medicine at King’s College Hospital, becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1993 and subsequently a fellow in 2006. He trained in cardiology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ with dual accreditation in cardiology and general medicine.

Dr Rinaldi obtained his MD in 2001 and undertook his research at the University Hospital of Wales and Hammersmith Hospital. He became a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society in 2013. In 2014 he was promoted to professor of cardiac electrophysiology and devices at King’s College London, where he leads the Cardiac Device Research Programme.

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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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