Addressing Device Failures and Problematic Lead Extractions
Cleveland Clinic is taking the lead in addressing the issues with pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators potential to fail from infection or lead-related side effects, requiring its removal. Infection alone is a serious concern, occurring in two percent of the three million patients with implanted devices.
Deciding Between Surgical and Catheter-Based Ablation for Elderly Patients
New minimally invasive catheter-based and surgical techniques provide excellent treatment options for elderly patients with atrial fibrillation.
Gut-Flora Metabolite Biomarker for Cardiac Risk
A test for trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a gut flora-dependent metabolite that contributes to heart disease, was voted one of the top 10 medical innovations of 2014 at Cleveland Clinic’s 10th annual Medical Innovation Summit.
Case Study: Treatment of Necrotizing Pneumonia from Influenza and MRSA
A 28-year-old female presented to a New York hospital with progressive fever, chest pain and sore throat, despite Tamiflu use. She tested positive for H1N1 influenza, was admitted to the intensive care unit and started on antibiotic therapy.
Resources: CME Calendar
February 27-March 2, 2014
Eden Roc Hotel
Miami Beach, FL
The 17th Diastology and Valve Summit will provide a unique opportunity to interact with key opinion leaders and receive updates in heart valve disease, new and emerging imaging technologies, diastology, and multimodality imaging.
May 6, 2014
San Francisco, CA
This symposium will focus on current approaches to pericardial interventions as they pertain to cardiac electrophysiology. It will use a case-based format to discuss advances in diagnostics and interventional therapeutics that utilize the pericardial space, including catheter-based ablation of ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias.
May 7, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Identifying and managing CIED infections can be challenging. This satellite symposium will focus on prevention, recognition and CIED infection management. Didactic presentations, case studies and panel discussions, led by nationally recognized leaders, are designed to provide the best evidence-based recommendations.