Innovations

Focus on research: access here the latest developments in AF and EP medicine. Featuring news, conference highlights, late-breaking trials and the latest developments from industry.

Welcome and Current State of the Art in AF

    Welcome and Current State of the Art in AF

    New Horizons in AF was a scientific meeting which highlighted current approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. The meeting hosted faculty from across the globe and each presenter shared their personalised AF therapy strategies. Access here a collection of key presentations from the meeting.

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    Case Lab

    Focus on clinical: access here a wealth of tips and tricks from real-life case examples and case reports.

    Ablation of RV Outflow Tract Ectopic Originating Close to the His Bundle
    • Challenging Case

    Ablation of RV Outflow Tract Ectopic Originating Close to the His Bundle

    Catheter ablation of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) premature ventricular depolarizations (VEs) is highly efficacious. However, VEs originating close to the His bundle is an uncommon form of RVOT-VEs, occurring in about 5% of all RVOT-VEs undergoing catheter ablation. Ablation carries a potential risk of damaging the conduction system. We describe a case of RVOT-VE, mapped by high-density electroanatomical mapping and electrocardiographic criteria, with the successful ablation site close to the His bundle. The methods to avoid heart block are discussed.

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    Education

    Focus on training: access relevant content to develop your knowledge, learning and practice methods in EP.

    Catheter Ablation for AF: RCT Review
    • Journal Club

    Catheter Ablation for AF: RCT Review

    In this latest ‘Journal Club’ video episode, Prof Dhiraj Gupta (Liverpool, UK) meets withs Dr Jason Andrade (Vancouver, CA) to discuss the latest findings from his EARLY-AF trial that he recently presented at AHA2020.

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    Editor in Chief

    Angelo Auricchio is Editor in Chief of Arrhythmia Academy, Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Unity at the Fondazione Cardiocentre Ticino in Lugano, Switzerland and Professor of Cardiology at the University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany. He is the past President of European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and Scientific Director at the Fondazione Ticino Cuore, an institution devoted to increasing the public awareness of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims and to improve the survival rate of its victims.

    In 1991, he received the Young Investigator Award of the North American Society of Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, and in 2005 he received the Fritz Acker Award from the Germany Society of Cardiology for his research on cardiac resynchronization therapy. Dr Auricchio is also an inventor with 10 active patents and applications, the most relevant being a left ventricular pacing lead with an over-the-wire design; this lead represents today, the standard pacing technique for cardiac resynchronization therapy.

    Editorial Board

    • Luis Aguinaga
      Centro Privado de Cardiología, Tucuman, Argentina