Cardiac Rhythm Management

New Approaches to Decreasing Fluoroscopy in the EP Lab

Activity Overview

Complex interventional procedures, including catheter ablation and the placement of left ventricular leads for cardiac resynchronization, exposes operators, staff, and patients to significant risks of fluoroscopy exposure. The faculty, with extensive experience and expertise, will address unmet clinical needs, review emerging technologies, and illustrate optimal approaches that mitigate the risks associated with fluoroscopy exposure in the EP lab while increasing procedural efficiency.

Decreasing Fluoroscopy in the EP Lab

This program originally occurred as a live symposium at AF Innovations: Insights from the Experts on Friday, December 1, 2012 in New York City.
The presentation format consists of synched audio and video, along with the presenters slides.

Decreasing Fluoroscopy in the EP Lab


John Day, MD, FACC, FHRS – Moderator
Director of Heart Rhythm Services
Intermountain Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

Kevin Heist, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Gerhard Hindricks, MD
University of Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD
Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
Director, Center for Excellence in AF and Complex Arrhythmias.
Director of Electrophysiology Research
The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, Kansas

Vivek Reddy, MD
Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Webcast Agenda

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Reducing Fluoroscopy in CRT Lead Placement
Kevin Heist, MD, PhD

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Technology to Lessen Fluoroscopy Exposure During Catheter Ablation
Gerhard Hindricks, MD

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Initial Experiences with Technologies that Reduce Fluoroscopy Exposure
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD

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Panel Discussion
John Day, MD, FACC, FHRS, Kevin Heist, MD, PhD, Gerhard Hindricks, MD, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, and Vivek Reddy, MD

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Target Audience

This activity is intended for Electrophysiologists, Fellows, Cardiologists and Allied Professionals who are interested in reducing fluoroscopy exposure and improving procedural outcomes during catheter ablation and lead delivery in CRT.

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Dr. John Day has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Gerhard Hindricks reports that he serves on the speaker bureaus of and receives research grants from St. Jude Medical, Biotronik, Medtronic, Stereotaxis, and Boston Scientific.

Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Kevin Heist reports receiving honoraria from Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Sorin Group, and St. Jude Medical. He also reports receiving research grants from Biotronik, Sorin Group, and St. Jude Medical. Dr. Heist reports serving as a consultant for Boston Scientific, Sorin Group, and St. Jude Medical.

Dr. Vivek Reddy reports serving as a consultant for St. Jude Medical, Biosense Webster, and Endosense. He also reports receiving research grants for Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, Biosense Webster, Endosense, Medtronic, CardioFocus, SentreHeart, Philips, and Voyage Medical.

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This program is designed as an educational and learning experience from the conference AF Innovations: Insights from the Experts, and is not accredited for continuing medical education credits.



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