On December 3 and 4, 2020, the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David’s Medical Center hosted its fifth international symposium on complex arrhythmias, EPLive 2020. This year’s event, which was held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic, drew a record number of attendees, with approximately 1,200 registrants.
Participants included practicing clinical cardiac electrophysiologists, electrophysiologist fellows and general cardiologists who have an interest in treating complex cardiac arrhythmias, a condition in which the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm. The primary teaching tool was live cases broadcast from the new, state-of-the-art Electrophysiology Center at St. David’s Medical Center, with expert commentary.
“The unique format of EPLive has always allowed us to attract leaders in the field of electrophysiology from across the globe, but this year, we were able to reach ten times as many clinicians by hosting the event virtually,” Andrea Natale, M.D., F.H.R.S., F.A.C.C., F.E.S.C., cardiac electrophysiologist and executive medical director of TCAI and EPLive course director, said. “We are committed to expanding the scope of electrophysiology treatment options, and we hope this year’s record turnout will allow us to impact the lives of even more patients worldwide.”