HRS Agenda

Course Director:

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD

Executive Director, Comprehensive Arrhythmia
Research & Management Center
Director, Electrophysiology Laboratories


Johannes Brachmann, MD

Chief of Cardiology, Klinikum Coburg GmbH

Gregory Feld, MD

Professor of Medicine and Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Program, UC San Diego Medical Center


6:30 pm -Welcome Reception

7:00 pm- Dinner Begins

7:15 pm- Opening Remarks Nassir F. Marrouche, MD • University of Utah

7:20 pm- Stopping Anticoagulants After AF Ablation: Guidelines, Observational Data and ECG Monitoring Francis Marchlinski, MD • University of Pennsylvania

7:40 pm- How the New Antiarrhythmic and Anticoagulantion Drugs Fit in the Current AF Guidelines Eric Prystowsky, MD • University of Michigan

8:00 pm- Correlation Between Electrical and Structural Remodeling in the AF Patient: Insights from DE-MRI Studies Pierre Jais, MD • Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, Bordeaux

8:20 pm- MRI for Management of AF: A Tool to Personalize AF Management Nassir F. Marrouche, MD • University of Utah

8:40 pm- New Balloons and Wires for AF Ablation:Are They Really Needed to Improve Outcomes? Doug Packer, MD • Mayo Clinic

9:00 pm-Ablation of AF Ready for Prime Time: Why We Are Still Waiting for Prospective Studies? Hugh Calkins, MD • Johns Hopkins University