Grand Rounds
Video Highlights from
37th Annual Scientific Sessions
David Wilber, MD, the Editor-in-Chief of JACC Clinical Electrophysiology, will analyze and discuss highlights from the 2016 Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions, featuring the latest in cardiac pacing and arrhythmias.

Meeting Highlights

LBCT Highlights
SMART-AF: Pulmonary Vein Isolation With or Without Real-time Contact Force Data
LEADLESS II: Acute and Mid-term Complications of Leadless vs. Transvenous Pacemakers
SDD for ICD: RCT of Early Discharge vs. Overnight Stay After Elective ICD Procedures
VT Ablation or Escalated ANtiarrhythmic Drugs in ISchemic Heart Disease: The VANISH Trial
Impact of Rotor Ablation in Non-Paroxysmal AF Patients: Results from a Randomized Trial (OASIS)

David Wilber, MD, FACC

Editor-in-Chief, JACC Clinical Electrophysiology

Director, Division of Cardiology, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

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Meeting Highlights

Endoscopically-Guided Laser Balloon Ablation for AF
Is AF a multi atrial tachycardia disease?
AF May Share Electrical Mechanisms with Atrial Tachycardia
Characterization of Drivers Maintaining Ventricular Fibrillation: First-in-Human Experience

Sanjiv Narayan, MD, PhD

Associate Editor, JACC Clinical Electrophysiology

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center Medicine

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Meeting Highlights

The Risk of Cardiac Implantable Electrical Device Infections is Increasing
Dramatic Increase in Infections of Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices (CIEDs): Who is at Risk?

Jeanne E. Poole, MD

Associate Editor, JACC Clinical Electrophysiology

Professor of Medicine, University of Washington Division of Cardiology

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Meeting Highlights

RESPOND-CRT: An Alternative to Echo Optimization Using an Automated, Hemodynamic-based Sensor.
Safety and Efficacy of Multipoint Pacing in CRT: The MPP IDE Study

Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD

Deputy Editor, JACC Clinical Electrophysiology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Chief of the Cardiology Division and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Founding Director of the Resynchronization and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Program

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Meeting Highlights

Catheter ablation Beats Escalated Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy for Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and VT: VANISH
AFACT: Routine Ganglionic Plexus Ablation Offers no Clinical Benefit in Advanced AF
Personal lessons learned

Atul Verma, MD

Associate Editor, JACC Clinical Electrophysiology

Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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Meeting Highlights

Innovative Access for VT Ablation in Repaired Congenital Heart Disease
Slow-conducting Electroanatomical Isthmuses: The Missing Link Between QRS Duration and VT in Patients with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot

Katja Zeppenfeld, MD, PhD

Associate Editor, JACC Clinical Electrophysiology

Professor, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Head, Clinical Electrophysiology Unit, Heart Center Leiden, Leiden, the Netherlands

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AF Patients on Long-Term Warfarin are at Increased Risk for Dementia, Renal Dysfunction

T. Jared Bunch, MD

Director of heart rhythm research at Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute and medical director for heart rhythm services for the Intermountain Healthcare system.

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A Smart Phone-based ECG Recorder vs. An Ambulatory Event Monitor

Anne B. Curtis, MD, FACC, FHRS, FACP, FAHA

Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo

President and CEO, UBMD Internal Medicine

Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair

Deepika Narasimha, MD

Cardiology Fellow, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California

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LAA Exclusion for Reducing Systemic Blood Pressure: A New Era?

Dhanunjaya (DJ) Lakkireddy MD

Professor of Medicine, Mid America Cardiology
University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS

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What’s the Effect of AF Ablation on Costs and its Impact on Clinical Events?

Moussa C. Mansour, MD

Associate Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory

Director, Atrial Fibrillation Program

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The Safety of Transvenous Lead Extraction in a Large Group of Patients

Maria Grazia Bongiorni, MD

Director of the Cardiovascular Division, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy

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LBCT: Ablation or Antiarrhythmic Drugs For VT: The VANISH Trial

John Sapp, Jr., MD

Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, QEII Medical Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Obesity and AF: Disease Regression with Weight Loss

Melissa E. Middeldorp and Prashanthan (“Prash”) Sanders, MD, PhD

University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, Adelaide, South Australia

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Guidelines Change, So What Happens When CHADS2 is Replaced by CHA2DS2-VASc? An Analysis from the NCDR PINNACLE AF Registry

Jonathan C. Hsu, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

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