Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation – Update for 2013


Conor Barrett, MD, Director of the Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute at St. Luke’s Hospital, discusses the latest techniques and treatments for cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Barrett also explains the mechanisms of paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation and how they differ.

Target Audience

  • Cardiologists
  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Cardiac Surgeons
  • Primary care physicians
  • Electrophysiologists

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the mechanisms of paroxysmal and persistent AFib and how they differ
  • Be able to discuss the indications and procedures for catheter ablation of paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation and its recent evolution
  • Learn the emerging techniques and treatments for non-pharmacological treatment of AFib

Accreditation Statement

Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals designate this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

The following have reported that they do not have any financial relationships to disclose:
Conor Barrett, MD

Presenter

Conor D. Barrett, MD

Conor D. Barrett, MD Conor D. Barrett, MD is the Director of the Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute, a state-of-the-art electrophysiology facility, at St. Luke’s Hospital.
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