Cardiac Rhythm Management

Complimentary On-Demand Webcast

Advancements in Fluoro Reduction
for the Electrophysiology Lab

Webcast Format



The webcast is comprised of proceedings from the official Heart Rhythm 2013 satellite symposium, Advancements in Fluoro Reduction for the Electrophysiology Lab that occurred on May 9, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The presentation format consists of synched audio and HD video, along with the presentation slides, and includes the engaging Q&A and panel discussion sessions.

Activity Description

The quest for innovative solutions that reduce fluoroscopy exposure during complex and non-complex ablations, and enables the achievement of successful procedural outcomes in practice, without compromising safety, is sought by every global practicing electrophysiology professional.

Fluoroscopy exposure to patient, operator, and staff is both a safety and ethical issue; which is why the electrophysiology clinician community seeks state-of-the-art solutions that dramatically reduce fluoroscopy levels in clinical practice.

With the above goal in mind, the faculty of the webcast shares their expert insights through illustrative presentations that review optimal workflows that reduce the use of fluoroscopy for complex and non-complex ablations. The activity also explores the importance of fluoro reduction, including how to engage fellows and attending physicians about reducing fluoro and implementing strategies.

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Program Directors

dr-josephsonMark Josephson, MD
Chief, Medical Officer
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

dr-lindsayBruce Lindsay, MD
Section Head, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH


dr-de-potterTom De Potter, MD
Arrhythmia Unit
Cardiovascular Centre
OLV Hospital
Aalst, Belgium

dr-javierJavier Sanchez, MD
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
St. David Medical Center
Austin, TX

dr-doshiShephal Doshi, MD
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Research
Saint John’s Health Center
Pacific Heart Institute
Santa Monica, CA

dr-tzouWendy Tzou, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Cardiology Division, Cardiac Electrophysiology Section
Aurora, CO

dr-fergusonJohn Ferguson, MBChB, MD
Associate Professor
University of Virginia Health System
Departments of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA


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Webcast Agenda

Click on the session title listed below to view each presentation.


Welcome and Introduction
Mark Josephson, MD and Bruce Lindsay MD


Fluoro Exposure: Why Do We Care? 
Shephal Doshi, MD


Less is More: Radiation Exposure Reduction in the Lab
Tom De Potter, MD


Workflow with CARTO® 3 System and Intracardiac Echo
Javier Sanchez, MD


Reducing Fluoroscopy in an Academic EP Laboratory
Wendy Tzou, MD


Achieving Very Low Fluoroscopy Times with CARTOUNIVU™ Module
John Ferguson, MBChB, MD

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Target Audience

This activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of Electrophysiologists and other Physicians and Associated Professionals who are dedicated to managing patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

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Always verify catheter tip location using fluoroscopy or IC signals and consult the CARTO® System User Guide regarding recommendations for fluoroscopy use.

E Sporton S, Earley M, Nathan A, and Schilling R, Electroanatomic versus fluoroscopic mapping for catheter ablation procedures: A prospective randomized study. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 2004; 15,3:310-315. ©Biosense Webster, Inc. 2013 5737-2013 04USEMEAEXT

This program is designed as an educational and learning experience based upon the proceedings of a symposium at Heart Rhythm 2013, and is not accredited for continuing medical education credits.

 “The original program was not part of the Heart Rhythm 2013 Official Scientific Sessions as planned by the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions Program Committee. This event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society”

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