Long School of Medicine

Heart Rhythm Focus San Antonio Symposium

Heart Rhythm Focus Virtual Symposium


Saturday June 12, 2021

8:00AM - 4:00PM Central Standard Time (CST)


Course Description

This symposium will focus on contemporary state-of the-art management of heart rhythm disorders and cardiac devices with the latest updates in cardiac electrophysiology as well as reviewing all basic and advanced concepts in electrophysiology.

It will serve as a comprehensive and concise electrophysiology, learning platform for Electrophysiologists, Cardiologists, Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, EP Lab Technicians, Allied Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students.

Course Directors

Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD

 Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD
 Assistant Professor of Medicine
 Department of Medicine
 Division of Cardiology
 UT Health San Antonio

Auroa Badin, MD

 Auroa Badin, MD
 Assistant Professor of Medicine
 Department of Medicine
 Division of Cardiology
 UT Health San Antonio

Manoj Panday, MD

 Manoj Panday, MD
 Associate Professor of Medicine
 Department of Medicine
 Division of Cardiology
 UT Health San Antonio


To see the full list of participating speakers, visit the Heart Rhythm Focus Speakers page

Symposium Agenda

AF Symposium I
Panelists: John Camm, MD, Andrea Natale, MD, Randall Lee, MD, David McManus, MD

8:00am-8:10am: Insights from the EAST-AFNET 4 trial: How early is too early to ablate
John Camm, MD

8:10am-8:20am: The Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: Is it ever too late to ablate
Andrea Natale, MD

8:20am-8:30am: Time to get surgeons involved to treat atrial fibrillation: Hybrid thoracoscopic surgical ablation
Randall Lee, MD

8:30am-8:40am: Use of digital media for arrhythmia detection: A Boon or Bane
David McManus, MD

8:40am-9:00am: Question & Answer Session

VT Symposium
Panelists: Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD, William Sauer, MD, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, Marmar Vaseghi, MD


9:00am-9:10am: Sudden death in COVID
Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD

9:10am-9:20am: Bipolar ablation/needle ablation/half saline ablation: Different paths to success
William Sauer, MD

9:20am-9:30am: Are PVCs benign? The cardiomyopathy conundrum
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD 

9:30am-9:40am: Cardiac and Neural Interplay in VT: Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Management
Marmar Vaseghi, MD

9:40am- 10:00am: Question & Answer Session

Physiologic Pacing Symposium
Panelists: Auroa Badin, MD, Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, MD, Shunmuga Sundaram


10:00am-10:10am: His bundle pacing: Short- and long-term challenges
Auroa Badin, MD

10:10am-10:20am: Programing considerations and follow up with His bundle pacing: Workflow in the device clinic
Pugazhendi Vijayaraman, MD

10:20am-10:30am: Left bundle pacing: Techniques and outcomes
Shunmuga Sundaram

10:30am-10:40am: HOT CRT and LOT CRT: The means to an end
Pugazhendi Vijayaraman, MD

10:40am-11:00am: Question & Answer Session

Device Symposium
Panelists: Allen Anderson, MD, Andrea Russo, MD, David Pederson, MD, Richard Wu, MD


11:00am-11:10am: State of Amyloidosis - More common than we thought
Allen Anderson, MD

11:10am-11:20am: Leadless pacing: Current status and future innovations
Andrea Russo, MD

11:20am-11:30am: Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator: Per protocol and on treatment analysis
David Pederson, MD

11:30am-11:40am: Long term outcomes of Subcutaneous ICD devices
Richard Wu, MD

11:40am-12:00pm: Question & Answer Session

12:00pm-12:10pm: Workflow and effieicncy in the EP lab: Can we do better?
Roy Chung, MD

12:10pm-12:15pm: Question & Answer Session

Sudden Death Symposium
Panelists: Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, Sana Al-Khatib, MD, David Bush, MD, Mark Ibrahim, MD


1:00pm-1:10pm: Idiopathic VF and J wave syndrome
Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD


1:10pm-1:20pm: Investigation and work up of the sudden cardiac arrest patient
Sana Al-Khatib, MD

1:20pm-1:30pm: Sudden death in the congenital world: Risk stratification in adults with congenital heart disease
David Bush, MD

1:30pm-1:40pm: Role of cardiac MRI in sudden death
Mark Ibrahim, MD

1:40pm-2:00pm: Question & Answer Session

AF Symposium II
Panelists: Bradley Knight, MD, Jacob Koruth, MD, Katherine Dodd, DO, Prashanthan Sanders


2:00pm-2:10pm: Hot or Cold: The Journey to the present
Bradley Knight, MD

2:10pm-2:20pm: Looking beyond Hot and Cold: Promise of Pulse field ablation and more
Jacob Koruth, MD

2:20pm-2:30pm: Atrial fibrillation and Heart Failure: The fibrillating atria drowned in fluid
Katherine Dodd, DO

2:30pm-2:40pm: Snoring away to Fibrillation: The interplay between sleep apnea and AF 
Prashanthan Sanders

2:40pm-3:00pm: Question & Answer Session

LAA Symposium
Panelists: Rodney Horton, MD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, Manoj Panday, MD


3:00pm-3:10pm: Impressions of next generation devices (Watchman FLX and Amulet)
Rodney Horton, MD

3:10pm-3:20pm: Periprocedural anticoagulation management for Watchman
Luigi Di Biase, PhD

3:20pm-3:30pm: When is it better to ligate the appendage rather than just close it: The Lariat
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD 

3:30pm-3:40pm: Pre, Intra, and Post-Op Imaging for LAA Closure: Alternatives to TEE
Manoj Panday, MD

3:40pm-4:00pm: Question & Answer Session

Registration Information

Registration Fees - No Charge $0.00

Accreditation Statement

Continuing Medical Education:
The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Long School of Medicine designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education:
University Health System is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Certificate of Attendance:
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts certificates of attendance for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Healthcare professionals receiving a certificate of attendance should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance.

Credit may be obtained upon successful completion of the activity’s evaluation.

Funding Statement
This activity has been partially funded by independent educational grants from Bio-Sense Webster, Atricure, Boston Scientific, CVRx, Medtronic, Abbott, Biotronik, and Zoll Life Vest.

We wish to express a special thanks to the following companies for their support: Abbott, Atricure, Attune Medical, Biosense Webster, Biotel, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, iRhythm, Chiesi, CVRx, Itamar, Medtronic, and Zoll Life Vest.