Cardiac Rhythm Management

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The symposium will be held at the Peabody Orlando,
9801 International Drive, Orlando, Florida.
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Date and Time

Saturday, September 21, 2013 · 7:30AM-4:30PM

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of Heart failure Fellows, Electrophysiology Fellows, and Third-year Cardiology Fellows.


During the registration process, you will be prompted to submit your travel and lodging preferences, which includes the following accommodations.

Lodging - A room block has been secured for attendees of the Heart Failure Fellows Symposium for Friday, September, 20, 2013.

Questions and Assistance

Lindsay Mazzagatti at 856.438.5125 Ext. 125 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/IOM competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, and Practice-Based Learning.

Program Description

Heart failure is a rapidly growing epidemic in the United States, which is a chronic disease that deteriorates patients and places an enormous strain on the health care system.

This important educational activity has been developed to bridge existing knowledge gaps and fulfill unmet clinical needs relating to optimal heart failure management strategies. The program will provide a fundamental understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology and associated costs of heart failure that burden the healthcare system.

The world-class faculty will share their expert insights and impart their knowledge about the current guidelines and standard of care both non-invasively and invasively. A comprehensive review of evidence based medicine will assess the latest technology to manage heart failure; through illustrative lectures, debates, case studies, as well as questions and answer sessions.

This dynamic, interactive, and highly educational activity has been designed to enhance the learning experience and professional growth for the next generation of heart failure physicians.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Program Director

William Abraham, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FESC
Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Cell Biology
Chair of Excellence in Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Deputy Director, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH


Philip Adamson, MD, FACC
Medical Director
Heart Failure Institute at Oklahoma Heart Hospital
Oklahoma City, OK

Professor Stefan Anker, MD, PhD
Coordinator of SICA – HF
Professor of Cardiology & Cachexia Research
Charité, Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Berlin, Germany

Robert Bourge, MD
Professor of Medicine, Radiology, and Surgery
Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs and Development in the Department of Medicine
E.A. and Abbie Drummond Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine
UAB Health System
Birmingham, AL

Gregg Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine, Director Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center
Co-Director, UCLA Preventative Cardiology Program
Associate Chief UCLA Division of Cardiology
The Eliot Corday Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Lee R. Goldberg, MD, MPH, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac
Transplant Program Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

J. Thomas Heywood, MD
Director Heart Failure Recovery and Research Program
Medical Director LVAD Program
Co-director for the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
Scripps Health
La Jolla, CA

Raul Weiss, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director of the Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, OH

*invited faculty – faculty subject to change

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Breakfast and Registration


Welcome and Introduction
William Abraham, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FESC


Force Time Power Integral Effect on Lesion Formation
Gregg Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA


Pathophysiology of Heart Failure
J. Thomas Heywood, MD


Guidelines for the Evaluation and Treatment of Heart Failure
Lee R. Goldberg, MD, MPH, FACC


CRT and ICD Therapy for the Treatment of Heart Failure
Raul Weiss, MD, FACC




Device Based Diagnostics for Monitoring Heart Failure
Philip Adamson, MD, FACC


Non-Invasive Monitoring of Heart Failure
Stefan Anker, MD, PhD


Invasive Monitoring of Heart Failure
Robert Bourge, MD




Debate: Does Non-Invasive Monitoring of Heart Failure Improve Outcomes?
Pro - Phil Adamson, MD, FACC Con - Stefan Anker, MD, PhD


Implantable Hemodynamic Monitoring Using Pulmonary Artery and Left Atrial Sensors
William Abraham, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FESC




Implantable Hemodynamic Monitoring Cases
Faculty Panel


Future Device Therapies for Heart Failure
William Abraham, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FESC


Evaluations and Adjourn

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality and cost of heart failure.
  • Define the hemodynamic and neurohormonal mechanism of heart failure.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the current heart failure guidelines and classifications.
  • Evaluate optimal ICD and CRT therapy for the treatment of heart failure.
  • Discuss the applications of device based diagnostics for heart Failure monitoring.
  • Review the role of invasive and non-invasive heat failure monitoring and impact on outcomes.
  • Assess recent trials, including Time HF, Tele HF, Compass HF and Champion.
  • Evaluate the safety and efficacy of future device therapies on the horizons for heart failure management.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through joint sponsorship of MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Cine-Med. Cine-Med is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.

Cine-Med designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 Credits(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from St. Jude Medical
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This activity is sponsored by MediaSphere Medical LLC
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Cardiac Rhythm Management