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Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center hosted international conference on complex cardiac arrhythmias
AUSTIN, Texas, June 15, 2022 /ASIANET-PRNewswire/ --

On June 2 and 3, 2022, the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. 
David's Medical Center hosted its sixth international symposium on complex 
arrhythmias, EPLive 2022. This year's event had more than 1,250 people 
register, a record number, with more than 150 who attended in person. There 
were attendees from all over the globe, including Singapore, Thailand, Tunisia, 
Germany, Korea and Greece. 

Participants included practicing clinical cardiac electrophysiologists, 
electrophysiologist fellows and general cardiologists who have an interest in 
treating complex cardiac arrhythmias—a condition in which the heart beats with 
an irregular or abnormal rhythm. The primary teaching tool was live cases 
broadcast from the new, state-of-the-art Electrophysiology Center at St. 
David's Medical Center, with expert commentary.

Live cases performed during EPLive 2022 featured new technologies pioneered by 
physicians at TCAI, including irreversible electroporation, which helps heart 
arrhythmia patients by using controlled electric fields to create tiny scars in 
the heart to block irregular electric signals, and thus, potentially reducing 
the risk of damage to a patient's veins, arteries or nerves.

"From the cutting-edge technology that was unveiled to our record registration 
numbers, this was truly our most momentous EPLive to date," Andrea Natale, 
M.D., F.H.R.S., F.A.C.C., F.E.S.C., cardiac electrophysiologist and executive 
medical director of TCAI and EPLive course director, said. "EPLive plays a 
leading role in expanding the scope of electrophysiology treatment options, 
which we hope positively impacts the lives of patients worldwide."

EPLive featured four sessions, consisting of a combination of live and recorded 
cases from TCAI, as well as some of the world's premier centers: Arrhythmia 
Center CardioInfantil Foundation (Colombia), Cardiovascular Center Brussels, 
Cleveland Clinic, Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute, Liverpool Heart and Chest 
Hospital (United Kingdom), Mass General Hospital, Methodist Hospital (Houston, 
Texas), Montefiore Hospital (New York), Monzino Cardiac Center (Itay), Mt. 
Sinai Hospital (New York), Pacific Heart (California), University of Arkansas 
Medical Center, UCLA, University of Chicago Medicine, University of Colorado 
School of Medicine, University Hospital of Brussels, University of 
Pennsylvania, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Vanderbilt 
University, Westside Regional Medical Center (Florida) and Yeditepe University 

In addition to demonstrations by Dr. Natale, EPLive 2022 featured presentations 
by a number of TCAI physicians, including course co-director, Amin Al-Ahmad, 
M.D., as well as Shane Bailey, M.D.; Mohamed Bassiouny, M.D.; David Burkhardt, 
M.D.; David Burkland, M.D.; Robert Canby, M.D.; Paul Coffeen, M.D.; Joseph 
Gallinghouse, M.D.; Brian Greet, M.D.; Eric Hoenicke, M.D.; Rodney Horton, 
M.D.; Patrick Hranitzky, M.D.; David Kessler, M.D.; Javier Sanchez, M.D.; 
Kamala Tamirisa, M.D.; Senthil Thambidorai, M.D.; David Tschopp, M.D.; and 
Jason Zagrodsky, M.D.

Physicians received a maximum of 14 American Medical Association (AMA) 
Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 Credit™ hours at the conference.

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