Medtronic AP Lounge Sessions at HRS 2019

HRS Events Banner 2019

May 8-10, 2019: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

San Francisco Moscone Center

North Lower Lobby, Hall F

Sponsored by Medtronic Global Medical Education

Allied professionals are invited to visit the lounge to relax, meet with colleagues, access the Internet, and recharge with light complimentary refreshments, on a first-come, first-served basis. Medtronic Medical Education will be available in the lounge for informal discussions on a variety of educational topics. Find the list of Medtronic events below.

Please refer to Medtronic’s Indications, Safety, and Warnings page for more information on products referenced on this page. These sessions are not part of Heart Rhythm 2019 as planned by the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions Program Committee and are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society.


Medtronic Discussions in the Allied Professional Lounge

No registration required.


12 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.
Building a Successful Device Clinic: a Comprehensive New-hire Training Program
Hear from a clinic manager about her experience implementing an evidence-based Medtronic program for new-hire training.
Laura Van Heel, R.N. Clinic Manager, CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center Pacemaker/ICD Clinic, St. Cloud, Minnesota, Sue Delfidio, Suzanne Thomson
1.30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Medtronic Connected Health Solutions

Learn about the Medtronic digital ecosystem. Spend time with our specialists and experience firsthand our tablet programmers, mobile app patient monitors, and Paceart Optima™ system.
Liz Bhattacharyya​, Briana Hermes, Melissa Pilger, Leah Rice, Carrie Rivard, Chris Rooney, John Trujillo 

The Medtronic AF Advantage

Throughout the day we will be interacting with you on various topics related to atrial fibrillation (AF) in your patients. Stop in anytime throughout the day to learn through interactive cases that will demonstrate how to get the most out of device algorithms, programming, and treatment options.
Sarah Ash, Catie Burgess, Dan Flynn, Jeff Torrey
8.30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Optimizing Care for Your Device Patients with AF: Best Practices
Leveraging case studies, technical experts demonstrate how to optimize device technology to manage atrial fibrillation patients
Andy Cohen, Hanna Heuser, Mark Rucker, Mike Sprenger, Todd Repass, Kevin Wong, 
11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
How Device Features Can Help Manage AF Patients

Through case practice with a technical expert, learn about device features to help you detect, reduce, respond to, and treat atrial fibrillation.
Pung-Pung Huang, Suzanne Thomson
1 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.
AF Clinic from Development to Implementation: One Hospital’s Approach to Integrated AF Care

Learn best practices for implementing a comprehensive program for managing patients with atrial fibrillation.
Veronica Sanders, R.N., BSN, Practice Manager, Cardiac Electrophysiology, and Program Manager of the Atrial Fibrillation Program, Jessica Heiken 
2.30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Insertable Cardiac Monitors (ICMs) In-Office: From Insertion to Follow-up
Do you have questions on the new option to insert ICMs in-office? Come ask our experts.
Beth Barker, David Metzer, Ryan O’Leary, Steve Ward


8.30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Medtronic Academy: Maximize Your Learning
Explore the latest resources on Medtronic Academy to help you maximize your learning experience.
Ingrid Christison, Sue Delfidio, Pung-Pung Huang, Suzanne Thomson
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Solutions for Improved Heart Failure Management
This interactive session will feature a new integrated diagnostic designed to help risk-stratify your HF patients, and new tools to help flag IPG and ICD patients receiving high RV pacing who may benefit from an EP consult.
Jessica Coughlin, Tom Pizon, Kevin Wong
11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Managing Micra and His-bundle Pacing Patients in Your Clinic

Learn about resources available to help you manage follow-up and troubleshooting for your Micra™ TPS and His-bundle pacing patients.
Shawn Campbell, Megan Clawson, Jennifer Reighard
Last updated: 
29 Mar 2019