This session will highlight 5 exciting topics relevant to clinical practice for general cardiologists and cardiologists with an interest in heart rhythm disorders or heart failure.
The format will include a debate between two experts followed by a summary. During this summary a balanced opinion will be given and a description of “this is what I do and why” as it relates to the specific topic. The audience will be encouraged to ask specific questions as they relate to difficult patient related questions.
Debate 1: CRT/single chamber ICD should be used for all patients with AF, LBBB and low EF.
Drs Stephen Wilton(should) and Vikas Kuriachan (should not)
Debate 2: SICD/transvenous ICD should be first line for all young people/prior infection/etc when an ICD is indicated.
Drs Blandine Mondesert (should) and Pablo Nery (should not)
Debate 3: A leadless pacemaker should (not) be implanted in patients expecting to receive a single chamber pacemaker.
Drs Andrew Ha (should) and Calum Redpath (should not)
Debate 4: His bundle pacing should (not) be used for all patients with a CRT indication.
Drs Bernard Thibault (should) and Larry Sterns (should not)
Debate 5: Ejection fraction is (not) the optimal assessment of risk of sudden death in patients being evaluated for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
Drs Francois Philippon (IS) and Derek Exner (is not)