The Interventional approach to CRT has advanced the evolution of LV lead implantation by utilizing a systematic approach with non-traditional tools and progressive techniques. Recent clinical data has shown that utilizing these interventional techniques can be associated with increased optimal LV lead placement, reduction in lead implant failure rates, and a reduction in fluoroscopy equating to shorter procedural times.
Merit Medical and the Interventional CRT faculty are offering the following educational opportunities at HRS 2016
Thursday, May 5th
Friday, May 6th
DR. SETH WORLEY presents: How to Use Snares in Aiding LV Lead Delivery
DR. RAY CUTRO presents: Impacting Patient Outcomes: Why Interventional CRT Techniques and Fellowship Are Ground Zero
DR. KEVIN JACKSON presents: How Using a “New” 9 Fr. Guide Support Based Delivery System Can Reduce Implant Time
DR. SETH WORLEY presents: Interventional CRT Techniques: Venoplasty for Subclavian Vein Access and Coronary Vein Stenosis
Multiple Work Stations
• Telescoping-support catheter system
• Snare Technique – Orthodromic
• Live simulator for CS cannulation
using a telescoping-support catheter
1:1 Session with Interventional CRT Faculty
Sessions provide the opportunity to collaborate with a Interventional CRT expert on the importance of targeted LV lead placement and how Interventional CRT and its associated tools can improve efficiency and success rate compared to early implant methods.
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1:1 Sessions will be hosted by
SETH J. WORLEY, MD, FHRS, FACC
Lancaster General Hospital, Pennsylvania, USA
DR. WORLEY is an internationally recognized expert and key opinion leader in the advancement of cardiac resynchronization therapy. He is currently Director of the Interventional Implant Program, Heart Center of Lancaster, Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania. He holds a number of patents and is an innovator in the development of CRT delivery systems. Dr. Worley has been an investigator in landmark clinical trials, the author of numerous texts in cardiac electrophysiology and a regular contributor to scientific journals. He is currently on the faculty of Heart Rhythm Society. Dr. Worley has played a pivotal role in the refinement of lead implantation technique and the development of Interventional CRT.
KEVIN P. JACKSON, MD, FHRS, FACC
Duke University Medical Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
DR. JACKSON is a key opinion leader in the advancement of cardiac resynchronization therapy. He is currently Director of Duke Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Center, as well as Medical Director of Electrophysiology Services at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Dr. Jackson has been a principal investigator in landmark clinical trials, the author of numerous texts in cardiac electrophysiology and a regular contributor to scientific journals. He is currently on the faculty of Heart Rhythm Society. Dr. Jackson has played a leading role in the clinical study of “Interventional CRT” and the telescoping-support catheter system to improve the clinical response to biventricular pacing.
RAYMOND CUTRO, JR., MD, FHRS, CCDS
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
DR. CUTRO is the Director of the Catheterization Lab at James A. Haley VA Hospital, where he also serves as Chief of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Medicine for the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. He graduated cum laude from Florida State University and attended University of Florida College of Medicine, after which he completed an internal medicine residency and fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of South Florida. His Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship was done at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Dr. Cutro has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and provides training on advanced Interventional CRT techniques for visiting physicians.