Professional Education Basics and Beyond Day 3

BIOTRONIK Device Therapies for Allied Health Professionals: Basics and Beyond: Day 3

Day 3 - Part 1

ICD Programming for Shock Reduction
In this presentation we discuss possible causes of inappropriate shock in ICDs, review the MADIT RIT programming strategies, and identify programming options to decrease inappropriate shocks.

Day 3 - Part 2

ICD IEGM Workshop: Case-Based Approach
In this workshop we use case studies to discuss a simple approach to ICD electrogram interpretation and identify programming options to address issues identified on sample IEGMs.

Day 3 - Part 3

Interpreting the CRT Electrogram: CRT Morphology Workshop
In this workshop we review how to identify RV, LV and Bi-V pacing morphologies, how to recognize and program around anodal stimulation and diaphragm stimulation, available pacing vectors available to avoid anodal stimulation, as well as the LV pacing polarity options available in heart failure devices.

Day 3 - Part 4

CRT Case Studies
In this workshop we review the difference between Bi-V and CRT pacing percentages, explain the criteria used for the CRT Interrupt feature, and explain device features and programming available to increase CRT pacing percentage.

Day 3 - Part 5

When is Electromagnetic Interference a Clinical Concern?  
In this presentation Dr. Hayes discusses possible sources of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), clinical concerns associated with EMI, utilization of the BIOTRONIK programmer EMI test to identify sources of EMI, review the HRS/ASA Expert Consensus Statement on the Perioperative Management of Patients with Implantable Defibrillators, Pacemakers and Arrhythmia Monitors, as well as MRI programming for patients with CIEDs.

Continuing Education Hours

The program is recognized for 4 hours of continuing education credit each day, for a total of 12 hours; California Board of Registered Nursing credit provider CEP17525. These CE credits are recognized for registered nurses. Attendees need to view all content that was presented on a given day in order to receive continuing education credit. Once you have completed all of the day 3 content, please send an email to to request a certificate of completion for your records. Note: Allied Health Professionals are responsible to confirm CE credit acceptance with their individual licensing board.

David Hayes

David Hayes, MD

Chief Medical Officer