07

Mar

2019

Webinar

Simplifying the Mapping and Ablation of Atrial Tachycardia: A Four Step Plan

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Overview

This webinar aims to educate viewers on how to handle and easily map post-ablation atrial tachycardias in complex arrhythmia patients. It will cover the basic principles of tachycardia ablation and will focus on simplifying the procedure, using standard 3-D mapping technologies, highlighting the implications for diagnosis.

Agenda:

  • Mechanisms of tachycardia
  • Implications for diagnosis 
  • Mapping 
  • Basic principles of tachycardia ablation 
  • Ablation: 4-step plan

Moderated By:

Richard Schilling

Richard Schilling

Afzal Sohaib

Afzal Sohaib

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the mechanism of post-AF ablation atrial tachycardias.
  • Exploring the methods for identifying the mechanisms.
  • Understanding how to ablate them effectively and simply.

Target Audience

  • Cardiac Electrophysiologists performing and assisting during complex arrhythmia ablation procedures.
  • Healthcare professionals using alternative AF/VT mapping techniques and referring healthcare professionals treating AF/VT patients will also find this of interest.

Faculty Biographies

Richard Schilling

Richard Schilling

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.

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Afzal Sohaib

Afzal Sohaib

Dr Afzal Sohaib is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Bart's Heart Centre in London and Barking, Havering, and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. Having completed his medical training at University College London, Dr Sohaib undertook training as a Cardiology registrar at centres in North West London including Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals NHS Trust. His main research interest lies in cardiac electrophysiology and devices, having also completed a PhD studying how biventricular pacemakers deliver benefits in heart failure.

Dr Sohaib has an interest in improving teaching and training in cardiology and has served on the Specialty Advisory Committee for Cardiovascular Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians which designs and oversees the delivery of cardiology training in the UK. Dr Afzal Sohaib is currently on the ESC Cardiologists' of Tomorrow Nucleus initiative, has directed the annual British Junior Cardiologists' Association (BJCA) meeting, and is involved in designing the programme for the ESC Congress.

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