HRS @ GW-ICC Joint Forum – Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) 2017 – AF Ablation- Antiarrhythmic Drugs vs. Ablation

It has become a tradition for world renowned cardiology associations to send delegations to GW-ICC congresses.

Cooperation with these international societies is not limited to their attendance at GW-ICC; GW-ICC also holds reciprocal academic sessions at the annual meetings of these eminent societies, for example GW-ICC @ ACC, GW-ICC @ AHA, and GW @ ESC, to introduce important Chinese academic research.

At the 28th GW-ICC in 2017, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) held a Joint Forum. A video of one of these 2017 sessions is now available to view on the GW-ICC YouTube channel:

AF Ablation- Antiarrhythmic Drugs vs. Ablation

Presenter: Thomas F. Deering, MD, FHRS, Chief of the Arrhythmia Center, Chairman of the Clinical Centers for Excellence and Chief Quality Officer for Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Professor Deering discusses how

  • AF ablation has an important role in patient care.
  • Primary approach or after antiarrhythmic drug failure.
  • Decision considerations:
    • Ablation: paroxysmal>persistent>long standing persistent
    • Clinical condition
    • Patient preference
  • Personal and institutional accountability
    • Success
    • Complications
  • Continuous quality and technical improvement

Further information on the 29th GW-ICC, to be held October 11th -14th, 2018, in Beijing, China, is available on the congress website:

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Updated: November 26, 2020 — 12:34 pm