Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions

NATICK, Mass., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announces its schedule of major events and sponsored research at Heart Rhythm 2012, the Heart Rhythm Society's 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions, which takes place May 9 – 12 in Boston.  The scheduled clinical presentations will provide new insights for physicians who treat patients with heart disorders including sudden cardiac arrest, atrial fibrillation and heart failure. 

Schedule of Events
All times are EDT, with events to be held at the Boston Convention Center unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, May 8 (Pre-Conference)

  • Allied Health Symposium.  Boston Scientific will host "Essentials of CRM Therapy and Patient Management" chaired by Melanie T. Gura, MSN, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Boston from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This one-day symposium is designed to provide allied health providers with contemporary information on current therapies, challenges and the management of pacemaker, defibrillator and heart failure patients.  The event will include faculty members Ann M. Anderson NP, Jennifer E. Cummings, MD, Shephal Doshi, MD, and Mary Orencole, NP.

Wednesday, May 9

  • Results from the ALTITUDE Study: Clinical Outcomes After Implantation of Single Versus Dual Coil Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Leads.  Jonathan Hsu, MD, will present results from the ALTITUDE Study during a featured poster session and reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall.  The ALTITUDE clinical program analyzes outcomes data from patients monitored by Boston Scientific's LATITUDE® Patient Management system.

  • Findings from the SMART-AV Trial: The Comparison of Electrogram-based AV Optimization and Nominal AV Delay in the Context of Electrical Dysysnchrony.  Michael Gold, MD, PhD, FHRS, will present findings from the SMART-AV Trial during a featured poster session and reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall.  SMART-AV is a randomized three-armed trial designed to investigate the effects of optimizing AV delay timing in heart failure patients receiving CRT-D therapy.

  • 24th Annual Michel Mirowski Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symposium and Award Presentation.  Boston Scientific will sponsor the 24th Annual Michel Mirowski Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symposium and Award Presentation from 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.  Moderated by last year's award recipient, Silvia G. Priori, MD, PhD, the event will begin with an opening from the company's chief medical officer for cardiac rhythm management Kenneth Stein, MD, followed by recognition of past award recipients as well as the legacy of Michel Mirowski, MD.  The ceremony will then honor this year's Mirowski Award recipient, William G. Stevenson, MD.  Two presentations led by Dr. Stevenson and Leslie A. Saxon, MD, will focus on therapies for ventricular tachycardia and new frontiers for the management of large patient populations using remote data collection and cloud computing.

Thursday, May 10

  • EP Fellows Billing and Coding Seminar.  The company will sponsor an Electrophysiology (EP) Fellows Breakfast Roundtable from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. in the Essex Ballroom North of the Westin Copley Hotel.  Hosted by Brian Le, MD, the event will provide education on billing and coding for EP procedures and is targeted to Fellows transitioning into practice this summer.

Friday, May 11

  • Late-Breaking Session: Analysis of the ASA Plavix Registry.  Vivek Reddy, MD, will present the first formal analysis of results from the ASA Plavix Registry (ASAP) during a late-breaking abstract session from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Ballroom West.  This multi-center, prospective non-randomized study enrolled 150 patients to assess the performance of the WATCHMAN® LAA Closure Device in non-valvular atrial fibrillation subjects for which warfarin therapy was contraindicated.  The company plans to issue a press release announcing study results in conjunction with the presentation.

Conference attendees are invited to view Boston Scientific's latest cardiac rhythm management and electrophysiology products at booth #1033 in the main exhibit hall. 

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