• HRC2022
  • 9 - 11 Oct 2022
Arrhythmia Alliance Patients Day
AF Association Patients Day
STARS Patients Day

Arrhythmia Alliance Patients Day -

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MY...
Chair:
Ectopic beats Dr Matthew Fay Bradford, UK
SVT Prof Jonathan Kalman Melbourne, AU
VT Prof Tarv Dhanjal Coventry, UK
HEART FAILURE AND ARRHYTHMIAS
Chair: Dr Benjamin Steinberg Utah, US
What does cardiomyopathy mean?
Advances in medication to treat heart failure Dr Larry Jackson II Durham, US
Pacemakers, ICDs, CRT in heart failure - who needs which device? Ms Eleri Roberts Manchester, UK
AF and heart failure Mrs Becky Hyland Wiltshire, UK
LIVING WITH ARRHYTHMIAS IN 2022
Chair: Mrs Helen Eftekhari Coventry, UK
COVID 19 and arrhythmias Dr Boon Lim London, UK
Lifestyle and arrhythmia - is there a link? Mrs Helen Eftekhari Coventry, UK
Alternative therapies for arrhythmias Mrs Helen Hodgson Bath, UK
Which arrhythmias are suitable for ablation?
INNOVATION IN ARRHYTHMIAS
Chair: Dr Shouvik Haldar London, UK
Wearable devices - should I get one? Dr Yassir Javaid Northampton, UK
Questions to ask if you are invited to take part in a trial Ms Rachel Bates Oxford, UK
Latest advances in screening relatives of SCD patients
NICE – latest update on digital ECGs or something? Dr David Albert Los Angeles, US

AF Association Patients Day -

Chair: Dr Will Foster Worcester, UK
I have just been diagnosed with paroxysmal AF. Can I do anything to help myself? Prof Faizel Osman Coventry, UK
I have paroxysmal AF. What medications are available? Dr Ahmed Ammar Worcester, UK
Chair: Dr Vishal Luther Liverpool, UK
I have paroxysmal AF. Should I have an ablation? Dr Vishal Luther Liverpool, UK
I have had an ablation for my AF but my AF has come back. Should I have another? Dr Sajad Ahmed Hayat Qatar, QA
I have had an ablation and my AF has gone … can I stop my anticoagulants? Prof Gregory Lip Liverpool, UK
Chair: Dr Will Foster Worcester, UK
What's new on the horizon to reduce AF related stroke?
Is there an alternative to oral anticoagulation? Prof Tim Betts Oxford, UK
Are there any complimentary therapies that help AF? Prof Tarv Dhanjal Coventry, UK
What new technologies are there to treat AF?
My brother / sister has AF - will I get it? Mrs Bridgette Smith Worcester, UK
Chair: Dr Sandeep Panikker Coventry, UK
Should I have a cryoablation or a radiofrequency ablation for my AF? Dr Aaisha Opel Middlesex, UK
I have paroxysmal AF. If I go into AF, how long should I wait before I call for help (ambulance / GP review / go to A&E)? Dr Will Foster Worcester, UK
Can I drive if I have AF? Are there any restrictions? Dr Donah Zachariah Stoke-on-Trent, UK

STARS Patients Day -

REFLEX ANOXIC SEIZURES (RAS) / SYNCOPE IN THE YOUNG
Chair: Mrs Trudie Lobban Winchester, UK
Night terrors and how to manage them Mrs Trudie Lobban Winchester, UK
How is RAS diagnosed? Would a video help a diagnosis?
Mum’s story
The differences between reflex anoxic seizures and epileptic fits. AED medication is not appropriate for RAS. Dr Jasveer Mangat London, UK
REFLEX SYCNOPE/VASOVAGAL SYNCOPE
Chair: Dr Roopinder Sandhu Los Angeles, US
Syncope ablation
An unexplained loss of consciousness needs a proper diagnosis Dr Nicholas Tullo New Jersey, US
Presyncope: What it is, causes, symptoms and treatment Dr Matthew Fay Bradford, UK
Psychogenic syncope (symptoms mimic those of VVS and PoTS) Dr Artur Fedorowski Stockholm, SE
POSTURAL TACHYCARDIA SYNDROME (POTS)
Chair: Prof Lesley Kavi Warwickshire, UK
Important to manage one’s expectations as there is no magic bullet Dr Nicholas Gall London, UK
PoTS or Long Covid? Dr Melanie Dani London, UK
What medications are currently being prescribed for PoTS patients? How are they effective?
Wise eating and drinking can be beneficial in PoTS Prof Lesley Kavi Warwickshire, UK

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