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Riata ICD Lead Summit

Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Friday, January 20, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

Riata ICD Lead Summit

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Approximately 100,000 active patients have Riata or Riata ST ICD leads in the U.S. These leads have exhibited externalized cables whereby the cables appear outside the lead body on fluoroscopy. Leads with externalized cables may be functioning normally and electrically intact, or there may be signs of noise, oversensing, or threshold or impedance changes. Therefore it is not clear how patients with these leads should be managed. An independent multicenter study is underway and data should be available by the end of 2011.

The purpose of this one-day Riata ICD Lead Summit is to review the available data and develop a consensus regarding patient management, including follow-up and approaches to leads that have failed and require replacement.

Only practicing physicians and allied health professionals can attend this meeting.

Email or call Ashley Lyle at 612-863-6236, alyle@mhif.org with any questions.









Introduction and Goals

David L. Hayes, MD


Riata Leads: What Do We Know, What are the Questions?

Robert G. Hauser, MD


Initial Results of Independent Multicenter Riata Study

Raed H. Abdelhadi, MD


St. Jude’s Perspective

Mark D. Carlson, MD


Question and Answer Session






Panel Session:

Clinical Experiences with Riata Leads

David L. Hayes, MD, Chair

Drs. Saba, Epstein, DiMarco, Trohman, Friedman, Swerdlow, Kramer and Lau, and Melanie Gura, RN





Fluoroscopic Examination of Riata Leads

Christopher R. Ellis, MD


Riata Lead Extraction: Methods and Results 

Laurence M. Epstein, MD


Riata Clinical Follow-up: Diagnostic Data and Measurements 

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD 


Remote Follow-up: What are the Options?

Charles D. Swerdlow, MD





Panel Session:

Patient Management

David L. Hayes, MD, Chair

Drs. Carrillo, Vatterott, Bazaz, Swerdlow, Epstein, Ellenbogen, Asirvatham, DiMarco and Linda Kallinen


Summary and Consensus

Robert G. Hauser, MD





Summit Directors

Robert G. Hauser, MD, FACC, FHRS
President, Cardiovascular Services, Allina Hospitals & Clinics

David L. Hayes, MD, FACC, FHRS
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic


Faculty Members

Raed H. Abdelhadi, MD, FACC
Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD
Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Division of Pediatric Cardiology Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Vice Chair, Cardiovascular Division - Innovations Program Director, EP Fellowship Program

Raveen Bazaz, MD
Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Mark D. Carlson, MD, MA
Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Clinical Affairs, St. Jude Medical, Inc.em>

Roger G. Carrillo, MD
Chief of Surgical Electrophysiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

John P. DiMarco, MD
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD
Chairman, Division of Cardiology, VCU Pauley Heart Center

Christopher R. Ellis, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

Laurence M. Epstein, MD
Chief, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Paul A. Friedman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Melanie T. Gura, RN, MSN, CNS, CCDS, FHRS, FAHA
Director of Pacemaker & Arrhythmia Services, Northeast Ohio Cardiovascular Specialists

Linda Kallinen Retel, BS, FHRS, CCDS
Pacemaker/ICD Clinic, Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Daniel B. Kramer, MD
Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Ernest W. Lau, MD
Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Victoria Hospital

Professor of Medicine; Director, Cardiac Rhythm Device Services, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Ohio State Universit; President, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners

Samir F. Saba, MD, FACC, FHRS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Charles D. Swerdlow, MD, FACC
Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Division of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Richard G. Trohman, MD
Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Rush University Medical Center

Pierce J. Vatterott, MD
Cardiac Electrophysiologist, United Heart and Vascular Clinic


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss Riata ICD lead performance
  • Explain monitoring of Riata ICD lead function
  • Develop strategy for long-term follow-up of patients with Riata ICD leads
  • Define areas for future study

Target Audience

Restricted to physicians and allied health professionals who care for ICD patients.


Allina Hospitals & Clinics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Allina Learning & Development, Office of Accreditation at Allina Hospitals & Clinics designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




The tuition fee of $125 includes educational credits, conference materials, parking and refreshments. The online registration website will accept payments by bank or credit card. Conference registrations will be capped to ensure a comfortable learning environment for attendees. Early registration is recommended.


Minneapolis Airport Marriott
2020 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425 (near the Mall of America)
Phone: (952) 854-7441 | Complimentary on-site parking is available.

Discounted Hotel Reservations

Until January 9: discounted rate of $114 per night (plus tax)
Starting January 10: $209.95 (plus tax)

Reservations can be made by calling (800) 228-9290 and asking for the 'Riata ICD Summit' rate. Or use the link below to go to the Marriott registration website (with the rate code already entered):

Minneapolis Airport Marriott >>

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Substitutions are accepted at any time. For cancellations received a minimum of one week before the event date, a $50 processing fee will be retained and the tuition balance refunded. Notices after this date will not receive a refund. To complete your cancellation or substitution call 612-863-6236 or email alyle@mhif.org.


For questions about the conference, please call Ashley Lyle at 612-863-6236 or email alyle@mhif.org.

When & Where

Minneapolis Airport Marriott
2020 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425

Friday, January 20, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

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Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

The health care providers of the Minneapolis Heart Institute view their role as not just cardiovascular health providers, but also as cardiac care educators. Each year the Minneapolis Heart Institute sponsors and participates in regional, national and international conferences that cover the full spectrum of cardiac care including prevention, diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatment options.

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