IHRS Scientific Program


The following schedule is as per Indian Standard Time (+5:30 GMT)

Time Theatre 1 Theatre 2
10:00 - 10:45 IHRS EC Meeting
10:45 - 11:00   TECHNICAL BREAK
11:00 - 11:20 I - Introducing VIRTUAL IHRS 2020 -
Speakers: Prafulla Kerkar, Anil Saxena, Amit Vora, Ashish Nabar
11:20 - 11:30   TECHNICAL BREAK
11:30 - 12:00 II - IHRS Salutes Professor Dr. Hein JJ Wellens
 
11:30-11:35 Opening remarks - Dr. Yash Lokhandwala
11:35-11:55 Oration : Half-century of Cardiology and Arrhythmology - Prof. Dr. Joep LRM Smeets
11:55-12:00 Closing remarks - Prof. Dr. Martin Green
12:00 - 12:15   TECHNICAL BREAK
12:15 - 13:45 CHANNELOPATHIES IN 2020: Everything you wanted to know
  III - LQT SYNDROME
12.15-12.30 Diagnosing LQTS: when should you genotype? - Arthur A Wilde
12.30-12.45 3D's of LQTS: drugs, denervation or defibrillator - making choices - Nitish Naik
12.45-13.00 Drug-induced TdP: a phenocopy of LQTS and BrS - Shomu Bohora
13.00-13.15 Malady of CPVT: delayed diagnosis, controversy about AICD - Narayanan Namboodiri
13.15-13.45 Q&A, Panel discussion - Moderators: - Yogesh Kothari, Jagmeet Singh, Ashley Chin
IV - BRUGADA SYNDROME
12.15-12.30 Difficulties in risk stratifying BrS probands - Josep Brugada
12.30-12.45 Clinical outcomes of AICD therapy in BrS - Tachapong Ngarmukos
12.45-13.00 Many faces of Early repolarization syndrome - SK Dwivedi
13.00-13.15 VT Ablation in ARVC: when, how and to what effect? - Edward Gerstenfeld
13.15-13.45 Q&A, Panel discussion - Moderators: - Johnson Francis, Bernard Belhassen, Bharat Kantharia
13:45 - 14:15   LUNCH TIME
14:15 - 15:30 LET'S TALK ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: Meet the experts
  V - AF CLOTS!
14.15-14.30 Detecting subclinical AF is important: which tools and what limitations? - Aparna Jaswal
14.30-14.45 Some AF patients are different: elderly, HCM & those with sleep apnea - TR Muralidharan
14.45-15.00 NOAC antidotes: Dabigatran versus Rest of the world - Kamal K Sethi
15.00-15.30 Q&A, Panel discussion: Acute AF conversion in ER - drugs and anticoagulation strategy - Moderators: PR Bhima Shankar, Suneet Mittal, MD Mohsin Hossain
VI - AF IS VENTRICULOPATHIC!
14.15-14.30 AF-mediated cardiomyopathy: under-diagnose at your own peril. - Aditya Kapoor
14.30-14.45 AF patient with ACS/PCI: NOAC or VKA, TAT or DAT - Rabin Chakraborty
14.45-15.00 Vicious interaction of AF and AICD: case studies - Raja Selvaraj
15.00-15.30 Q&A, Panel discussion: Tailoring AF therapy in your HF patient - Moderators: Darshan Jhala, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, APM Sohrabuzzaman
15:30 - 15:45 DECLUTTER
15:45 - 17:00 LET'S SORT VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS: Meet the experts
  VII - FATHOMING VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS
15.45-15.57 12-lead ECG localization of Idiopathic PVCs - Behzad Pavri
15.57-16.09 LGE quantification or NSVT burden - what weighs more in HCM? - KU Natrajan
16.09-16.21 CMR scar imaging for SCD risk stratification in HF patients - Hygriv Rao
16.21-16.35 VT substrate in SHD: lessons from electroanatomical mapping - Ulhas Pandurangi
16.35-17.00 Q&A, Panel discussion - Moderators: K Chandrasekaran, Dhiraj Narula, Kieu Ngoc Dung
VIII - EYE OF THE VT STORM
15.45-15.57 Inappropriate shock hurts primary prevention AICD - Daljeet Kaur Saggu
15.57-16.09 Increased AICD shock frequency: program meaningfully, escalate AADs or ablate early? - Suneet Mittal
16.09-16.21 Current status of cardiac sympathetic denervation - Yash Lokhandwala
16.21-16.35 Community CPR and Public-access defibrillation: need to cast a wider net - KK Talwar
16.35-17.00 Q&A, Panel discussion - Moderators: Kapil Kumavat, Pasquale Santangeli, Rohan Gunawardena
17:00 - 17:15 DECLUTTER
17:15 - 18:35 IHRS: Today and Tomorrow
  IX -Electroanatomical mapping cases: A certain value addition
Judges: Ulhas Pandurangi, Sanjay Dixit, Joy Thomas

  • Flutters in GUCH - Deepak Padmanabhan
  • Signals in VT Ablation - Deepak Padmanabhan
  • Story of a tired heart - Karthik Raghuram
  • Inflow-Outflow septum PVCs - Deepak Padmanabhan
  • Ablation of VT storm - Ajit Thachil
  • IART post-atriotomy - Deepak Padmanabhan
X - VISION IHRS 2030: Rile me up - but how?
17.15-17.30 CIED therapy 2030: what does the future hold? - Jagmeet Singh
17.30-17.45 Catheter ablation 2030: noninvasive, outpatient or irrelevant? - Samuel Asirvatham
17.45-18.00 Sensors and Artificial intelligence in 2030: how will EP care look? - Deepak Padmanabhan
18.00-18.15 Clinical Research in 2030: where should we focus? - Sanjeev Saksena
18.15-18.35 Q&A, Panel discussion - Moderators: Amit Vora, Ajit Kumar Valaparambil, O Sai Satish
18:35 - 19:00 DECLUTTER
19:00 - 21:00 XI - UNKNOWN EP TRACINGS: Putting to the sword
    FACULTY
  • IHRS: Yash Lokhandwala, Calambur Narasimhan, Narayanan Namboodiri
  • INTERNATIONAL: Joep Smeets, Samuel Asirvatham
  • MODERATOR: Amit Vora
Time Theatre 1 Theatre 2
11:00 - 11:45 GBM
11:45 - 12:00 TECHNICAL BREAK
12:00 - 12:10 XII - OPENING REMARKS
Speakers: Ajay Naik, Hygriv Rao
12:10 - 12:15 TECHNICAL BREAK
12:15 - 13:35 AF ABLATION - I VT ABLATION - I
  IHRS-APHRS IN SESSION -
12.15-12.25 Opening remarks - Anil Saxena (President IHRS), Tachapong Ngarmukos (President APHRS)
XIII - AF ABLATION: PV ISOLATION
12.25-12.40 PVI by WACA: Conventional irrigated-tip or Contact-force catheter? - Ching Chi-Keong
12.40-12.55 Can AF ablation be performed with minimal risk and zero deaths? - Mohan Nair
12.55-13.15 When is atrial fibrillation lone, venopathy or an atrial cardiomyopathy? - Jonathan Kalman
13.15-13.30 Q&A, Panel discussion: How to achieve durable PVI - weapon(s) of choice? - Anil Saxena, Tachapong Ngarmukos, Vanita Arora
13.00-13.35 Closing remarks - Vanita Arora (Secretary IHRS)
XIV - VT ABLATION IN SHD
12.15-12.30 Do IHD patients receiving ICD deservec prophylactic ablation? - Bharat Kantharia
12.30-12.50 Voltage-independent functional mapping: how I do it? (live-inbox) - Saurabh Kumar
12.50-13.10 Endo-epi versus Endo-only ablation for VT in SHD - Kalyanam Shivkumar
13.10-13.35 Q&A, Panel discussion: VT ablation - indication, planning access, strategy, hemodynamic support, success criteria - Moderators: Balbir Singh, Jayakeerthi Rao, Praveen Pai
13:35 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14.00 - 15.15 AF ABLATION - II VT ABLATION - II
  XV - AF ABLATION: More than PV Isolation
14.00-14.15 PVI is done, PAF is back: how to approach? - Pasquale Santangeli
14.15-14.30 Is there a lesion set that predicts superior outcomes after persistent AF ablation? - Vivek Reddy
14.30-14.50 Overcoming pitfalls of Mitral isthmus ablation. (live-in-box: Vein of Marshall ablation) - Young - Hoon Kim
14.50-15.15 Q&A, Panel discussion: Different methods of LA electroanatomical mapping, role in ablation strategy - Moderators: Gautam Sharma, Suneet Mittal, Hsuan-Ming Tsao
XVIII - CHALLENGING VT ABLATION SITES: Case studies
14.00-14.12 Cardiac crux - Sanjay Dixit
14.12-14.24 Left ventricular summit - Bharatraj Banavlikar
14.24-14.36 Papillary muscle - Rajeev Pathak
14.36-14.48 Right ventricular endocardium: focal, non-outflow sites - Ajith Kumar Valaparambil
14.48-15.00 Epicardial Brugada substrate - Calambur Narasimhan
15.00-15.15 Panel discussion - Moderators: Rajesh Badani, Vivek Chaturvedi, Saurabh Kumar
15:15 - 15:30 DECLUTTER
15:30 - 17:00 VIRTUAL IHRS 2020: It's about the Young! VIRTUAL IHRS 2020: It's about the Young!
IHRS-PCSI IN SESSION
  15.45-17.00
XVII - CONVENTIONAL EP

Judges: Santosh Dora, K K M Nair, Joep Smeets

  • Interesting narrow QRS tachycardia - Rohit Walse
  • Unusually located EAT - Anunay Gupta
  • Narrow QRS tachycardi post-ASD closure - Harsh Kumar Pandey
  • Arrhythmogeic RFA of AP - Sanjeev Mukherjee
  • Ablating left upper septal VT - Dhiraj Singh
  • VT from CS diverticulum - Shomu Bohora
15.30-17.00
XVIII - The Grammar of Arrhythmia/HF management in children
15.30-15.45 How to diagnose & treat pre-natal SVT and atrial flutter? - John Roshan
15.45-16.00 Ablation of SVT in a 7 year-old: challenges - Ajay Naik
16.00-16.15 Secondary prevention ICD in young CHD populace: A critical appraisal - Joy Thomas
16.15-16.30 Scope, limitations and complications of CRT in pediatric practice - Seshadri Balaji
16.30-17.00 Q&A, Panel discussion: Ablation and pacing in CHD: tactical and technical challenges - Chairpersons: Snehal Kulkarni (President PCSI), Bharat Dalvi, Viney Jetley
17:00 - 17:10 DECLUTTER
17:10 - 17:30 XIX - PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Dr. Anil Saxena, President IHRS
17:30 - 19:00 CIED LEADS: The weak link
  XX - ALTERNATIVE LEAD OR GO LEADLESS?
17.30-17.45 Implications of DF4 & IS4 lead adoption - Anoop Gupta
17.45-18.00 Leadless pacemaker: indications in my lab - Jitendra Makkar
18.00-18.20 Extracting a leadless pacemaker (live-in-box) - Vivek Reddy, USA
18.20-18.40 Leadless CRT: a WISE step (live-in-box) - Christopher Rinaldi
18.40-19.00 Q&A, Panel discussion - Moderators: Vanita Arora, Pugazhendhi Vijayraman, Pham Tranh Linh
XXI - LEAD EXTRACTION CURRICULUM
17.30-17.50 How to risk stratify a lead extraction procedure? (+ my nightmare case) - Mukund Prabhu
17.50-18.10 Lead Extraction Tool Box should be BIG: mechanical or laser extraction, suction device, snare & moreā€¦(+ my nightmare case) - Neil Strathmore
18.10-18.30 Clinical outcomes following a successful, partially successful and failed procedure (+ my nightmare case) - Jayaprakash Shenthar
18.30-19.00 Q&A, Panel discussion - Moderators: Anil Dhall, M Khalilullah, Parikshit Sharma
19:00 - 19:15 DECLUTTER
19:15 - 21:00 HEART FAILURE INTERVENTIONS: Deciding the CIED
  XXII - CRT-CONVENTIONAL
19.15-19.30 Use ARNI, reconsider CRT / AICD indication: s it wishful thinking? - Manojkumar Rohit
19.30-19.45 Would imaging refine ESC 2016 guidelines for CRT implantation? - Y Chandrashekhar
19.45-20.00 Non-LBBB HFrEF patients: CRT-D or AICD? - T S Kler
20.00-20.15 Can ECG guide optimal CRT programming? - Dhiraj Narula
20.15-20.30 CRT device approaching EOL: considerations for device upgrade or downgrade - Rakesh Yadav
20.30-21.00 Q&A, Panel discussion - Moderators: Aasit Shah, Ramdeo Yadave, Usha Tedrow
XXIII - ALTERNATE CRT - Conduction system pacing
19.15-19.30 Will CSP prevent pacing induced cardiomyopathy? - Neeraj Yadav
19.30-19.45 Challenges of HBP in HFrEF - technical and long-term: case studies - Parikshit Sharma
19.45-20.00 CSP for AF patients requiring AV node ablation: ready for prime time? - Avinash Verma
20.00-20.15 LBBB area pacing: first choice or reserve for HBP lead failure? - Shunmuga Sundaram
20.15-20.30 His-CRT or HOT-CRT or LOT-CRT: an intra-procedure decision? Case studies - Pugazhendhi Vijayraman
20.30-21.00 Q&A, Panel discussion - Moderators: VS Prakash, Parag Barwad, Vikas Kataria
Time Theatre 1 Theatre 2
08:00 - 08:10 XXIV - OPENING REMARKS
Speakers: Yash Lokhandwala, Vanita Arora
08:10 - 08:15 TECHNICAL BREAK
08:15 - 09:30 BAGEL AND BARISTA AT IHRS!
  XXV - IHRS-HRS IN SESSION
08.15-08.25 Opening remarks: - Ajay Naik (Vice President IHRS), Christine Albert (President HRS)
08.25-08.40 EP in a borderless world: Digital & Pandemic - influence - Christine Albert
08.40-08.55 Resource allocation and Education: Rendition from a large volume centre in the Indian subcontinent - Jayaprakash Shenthar
08.55-09.10 Academia, Research and Clinical EP: in lofty pursuit of the Trinity - Kalyanam Shivkumar
09.10-09.25 Device management challenges in COVID-19 pandemic era - Anil Saxena
09:25 - 09:30 Closing remarks: - Aparna Jaswal, (IHRS, IBHRE Ambassador)
XXVI - IPEJ - JACC EP IN SESSION
08.15-08.20 Opening remarks - Chairperson: Narayanan Namboodiri, Editor IPEJ
08.20-08.35 Keynote: The future of VT management - Francis Marchlinski
08.35-08.45 The year in Congenital Heart Disease EP - Maully Shah
08.45-08.55 The year in Atrial fibrillation - Edward Gerstenfeld
08.55-09.05 New concepts: Inflammation and VT - Calambur Narasimhan
09.05-09.15 New concepts: Cardiac sympathectomy - present & future - Amit Vora
09.15-09.25 The year in VT & Complex Arrhythmia management - Usha Tedrow
09.25-09.30 Closing remarks - Chairpersons: Kalyanam Shivkumar,Editor JACC EP, Francis Marchlinski
09:30 - 09:45 DECLUTTER
09:45 - 11:15 XVIII - ANATOMY HALL: Lessons for the Electrophysiologist
09.45-10.00 Anatomy of Arrhythmogenic endocavitary ventricular structures - Samuel Asirvatham
10.00-10.15 Anatomy of Variants of pre-excitation - Robert Anderson
10.15-10.30 Left atrial appendage: implications for endocardial / epicardial - closure / isolation - Dhanunjay Lakkireddy
10.30-10.45 The AV node and bundle branches: implications for conduction system pacing - Robert Anderson
10.45-11.15 Q&A, Panel discussion - Moderators: - Yash Lokhandwala, Pradeep Vaideeshwar, Kamal K Sethi
XXVIII - Interesting CIED CASES
Judges: Ameya Udyavar, Anoop Gupta, Raja Selvaraj

  • Permanent AF: Which pacemaker? - Ajit Thachil
  • VPC-guided LBB pacing - Shunmuga Sundaram
  • Lead disolodgement during LBB pacing - Sanjai PV
  • Short QT syndrome masquerading as seizure - Saurabh Deshpande
  11:15 - 11:30
DECLUTTER
11.00-11.15
TECHNICAL BREAK
  11:30 - 12:00
XXIX - DR RAJNEESH JUNEJA MEMORIAL ORATION
11.30-11.35 Opening remarks - Prof. Dr. Nitish Naik
11.35-11.55 Oration: Sudden death in children and young adults: can it be predicted and prevented? - Prof. Dr. Seshadri Balaji (President, PACES)
11.55-12.00 Closing remarks - Prof. Dr. K K Talwar
11.15 - 12.35
IHRS-MUMBAI CSI IN SESSION
XXX - CIED MELANGE
11.15-11.30 Conduction disturbances following TAVR - Pugazhendhi Vijayraman
11.30-11.45 Secondary prevention ICD in setting of recent ACS: moratoriun defied! - AM Karthigesan
11.45-12.00 Quiescing VT storm: my trusted algorithm - Niti Chadha Negi
12.00-12.15 MRI in non-MRI conditional CIEDs: science & practice - Jai Shankar K
12.15-12.35 Q&A, Panel discussion - Chairpersons: SB Gupta, Ghanshyam Kane, Satyavan Sharma
  12:00 - 12:15
DECLUTTER
12.35 - 12.45
TECHNICAL BREAK
12.15 - 13.45 ARRHYTHMIA MIX  
  XXXI - ARRHYTHMIA MIX: Case studies
12.15-12.30 Para-His arrhythmias: craftsmanship! - Kartikeya Bhargava
12.30-12.45 Ablating arrhythmias within the coronary sinus: dare-devilry! - Ajit Thachil
12.45-13.00 Atrial arrhythmias in operated congenital heart disease: CTI remains relevant - Maully Shah
13.00-13.15 High density mapping of left atrial tachycardia: entrainment not required? - Balbir Singh
13.15-13.45 Q&A, Panel discussion - Moderators: Sunil Sofat, PK Hasija, Akihiko Nogami
12.45 - 14.00
XXXII- IHRS SHOWCASE
12.45-13.00 Left atrial appendage occluder (live-in-box) - Ranjan Shetty
13.00-13.15 Subcutaneous ICD: Has it cleared the non-inferiority test? - Anil Saxena
13.15-13.30 Leadless pacemaker (live-in-box) - Vanita Arora
13.30-13.45 Conduction system pacing (live-in-box) - Shunmuga Sundaram
13.45-14.00 Rapid-fire questions: What are the approved indications? - Chairpersons: Prafulla Kerkar, Hema Kulkarni, Robin Pinto
13:45 - 14:00 XXXIII - IHRS 2021 - Virtual IHRS 2020 concludes  
 
13.45-13.55 IHRS 2021: Publish we Must - Narayanan Namboodiri (Editor-in-Chief, IPEJ)
13.55-14.00 IHRS 2021: Welcome to Mumbai in-person - Ashish Nabar (Organizing Secretary VIRTUAL IHRS 2020)