ACC EP Symposium 2023

For Physician Only

Registration Closed
7:45am Welcoming Remarks

Valentín Del Río Santiago, MD FACC
President & Governor ACC PR Chapter

Ricardo Santiago Trinidad, MD FACC
President Scientific Program Committee

LIVE CASE #1 – Left Atrial Appendage Closure
Suleyka Olivero, MD & Luarde Montano, MD – Bayamon Heart and Lung Institute

Management of Subclinical and Device-Detected Atrial Fibrillation
Miguel Leal, MD

Anticoagulation after LAAO
Helder Hernández, MD

Updates in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation
Miguel Leal, MD

Artificial intelligence and wearable technology in the monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias
Francisco Pérez Gil, MD

Q & A
10:00am Break & Exhibit Viewing

Management of Long QT Syndrome
Héctor Banchs, MD

Screening and Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Adults and Athletes
Mark Link, MD

Treatment of arrhythmias in congenital heart disease
James Daniels, MD

Antiarrhythmic Therapy Do’s and Don’ts
James Daniels, MD

Q & A
12:00pm Lunch

LIVE CASE #2 – Atrial Fibrillation Cryoablation
Francisco Pérez, MD & José Marcial, MD – Bayamon Heart and Lung Institute

Cryoablation vs radiofrequency ablation pulmonary vein isolation
James Daniels, MD

The future of cardiac ablation technology
Ricardo Pérez, MD

Current Trends in Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation
Daniel Arzola, MD

Q & A
3:30pm Closing remarks
Valentín Del Río Santiago, MD FACC
3:30pm Welcome Reception at Exhibit Hall

Ponce School Medicine

Sponsorship Statement

This activity is sponsored by The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc. and the American College of Cardiology Puerto Rico Chapter.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc., and the American College of Cardiology Puerto Rico Chapter. The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Provider’s No. 0007249, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc is accredited by the Puerto Rico Board of Licensing and Medical Disciplines, provider’s No. 016-DC23-JLDM.

Credit Designation

The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ subject to approval. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor and integrity in all of its sponsored educational activities.

All persons who are in a position to control the educational content of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationship(s) they have with the commercial supporters and/or providers of commercial services and/or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed during the educational activity. All conflicts of interest have been identified and resolved prior to the release of this activity.

Target Audience

This program is designed for physicians.

Cardiac electrophysiology has grown exponentially; we have moved from the implantation of very large and poorly powered pacemakers to the deployment of transvenous MRI-compatible miniaturized leadless capsules capable of pacing for decades, from the implantation of large epicardial defibrillating paddles around the heart to the implantation of totally subcutaneous systems, from performing electrophysiologic studies with primitive bipolar catheters to having almost automated three-dimensional mapping systems capable of obtaining over 2000 arrhythmia points in just over 5 minutes. 

Despite these advances, many patients live with cardiac arrhythmias and present to emergency rooms, internists, general cardiology, and electrophysiology offices with complex situations requiring rapid recognition and treatment.  This year’s summit’s objective is to inform all of us about the diagnosis and up-to-date management of conditions like supraventricular arrhythmias, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and cardiac device management.  As usual, we will review all recently updated guidelines on these topics and have sessions on the basic knowledge for the electrocardiographic diagnosis of arrhythmias. 


  1. Updates in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation
  2. How to proceed with anti-coagulation after left atrial appendage occlusion
  3. Recommendation of management of subclinical and device-detected atrial fibrillation
  4. Integration of wearable technology for arrhythmia detection
  5. Updates in cardiac ablation technology
  6. Review of cryoablation vs. radiofrequency ablation pulmonary vein isolation
  7. Appropriate risk Stratification for Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes
  8. Evaluation and Management of Asymptomatic Bradycardia and Conduction Blocks
  9. Syncope: evaluation and management
  10. Appropriate approach to anti-arrhythmic drug use


This activity has been designed for internists, cardiology fellows, cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular surgeons involved in managing cardiovascular diseases, and other physicians interested in the cardiology field.

ACC Puerto Rico Chapter Member in Good Standing


Cardiology Fellow in Training


Physician Non Member ACC Puerto Rico Chapter
ACC Puerto Rico Chapter Non Members On Site Fee $125


Guest Faculty


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