Swiss Rhythm - Program

Program for 2018 will be available in the summer. In the meantime, please refer to last years’ program for further information.

Thursday, 30.11.2017

State-of-the-Art Lecture:

Chairmen: Haran Burri (Geneva), Firat Duru (Zurich)

09:30-10:00 Evolution of therapy of cardiac arrhythmias
Firat Duru (Zurich)
10:00-10:30 Imaging modalities for diagnosing device infection
Jean-Claude Deharo (Marseille, FR)
10:30-11:00 Is an ICD still indicated for primary prevention in non-ischemic cardiomyopathy?
Christian Sticherling (Basel)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

Industry Sessions

Chairmen: Juerg Fuhrer (Bern), Etienne Pruvot (Lausanne)

Boston Scientific
A multisensor algorithm predicts heart failure events in patients with implanted devices
Alessandro Capucci (Ancona, IT)

Abbott (St. Jude Medical)
My strategies to protect patients with older ICD leads from inappropriate therapy
Ian Russi (Luzern)

Sudden cardiac death prevention – Wearable cardioverter defibrillator treatment strategies and indications
Christian Veltmann (Hannover, DE)

12:45-14:00 Lunch Break

Interactive Case Discussions

Chairmen: Andreas Müller (Zurich), Mehdi Namdar (Geneva)

14:00-14:30 Cases I
Patrice Carroz (Sion), C. Trana (Monthey)
14:30-15:00 Cases II
François Regoli, Maria-Luce Caputo (Lugano)
15:00-15:30 Cases III
Martin Rotter (Bern)
15:30-16:00 Cases IV
Vanessa Weberndorfer (Lucerne)
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

Allied Health Professionals

14:00-14:45 Supraventricular tachycardia in children – an overview
Matthias Gass (Zurich)



General Assembly

Coffee Break

16:15-16:55 From AAI to DDDR: for every patient the appropriate pacing mode
Samuel Baldinger (Bern)
17:00-17:40 Human factors – a reality in the cath lab?
About intentional and unintetional patient care

Kai Kranz (Lucerne)


Ablation for asymptomatic AF

Christopher Piorkowski (Dresden, DE)
Hildegard Tanner (Bern)



State-of-the-Art Lecture:

Chairmen: Sven Reek (Aarau), Juerg Schlaepfer (Lausanne)

08:30-09:00 New tools for rhythm monitoring
Haran Burri (Geneva)
09:00-09:30 Arrhythmic risk stratification in mitral valve prolapse
Christina Basso (Padova, IT)
09:30-10:00 Treatment of arrhythmias in GUCH patients
Mathieu Le Bloa (Lausanne)
10:00-10:30 AF ablation and extracardiac complications: how to avoid, recognize and handle them
Lukas Fiedler (Graz, AT)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Industry Sessions

Chairmen: Etienne Delacretaz (Lausanne), Michael Kühne (Basel)

Biosense Webster
“CARTO®  VISITAG™ Module with Ablation Index and CARTO®3 System Version 6: How they have changed my practice”
Richard Kobza (Lucerne), Etienne Delacrétaz (Lausanne)
Dual chamber pacing With closed loop stimulation in recurrent reflex vasovagal syncope. The SPAIN Study
Gonzalo Baron-Esquivias (Sevilla, ES)LivaNova
CRT: Respond 2 Years Data –Impact on clinical practice
David Hürlimann (Zurich)

MICRA – Evidence update and learnings from clinical experience
Tobias Reichlin (Basel) 

12:40-13:40 Lunch Break

Interactive Workshop Sessions I

Arrhythmias in pregnancy
Etienne Delacretaz (Lausanne)
How to program ICDs for primary prevention?
Peter Ammann (St. Gallen)
Treatment of AF by managing risk factors
Alexander Breitenstein (Zurich)

Interactive Workshop Sessions II

Arrhythmias in pregnancy
Etienne Delacretaz (Lausanne)
How to program ICDs for primary prevention?

Peter Ammann (St. Gall)
Treatment of AF by managing risk factors
Alexander Breitenstein (Zurich)

ECG/device quiz

Andrea Menafoglio (Bellinzona), Marianne Zimmerli-Voegtli (Thun)