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Highlights of Heart Rhythm 2007, the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society: May 9–12, 2007, Denver, Colorado| Volume 4, ISSUE 10, e1-e9, October 01, 2007

Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Program Committee

Published:September 03, 2007DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2007.08.036
      Heart Rhythm 2007, the 28th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society, achieved an attendance of 7,809 physician, scientist, and medical professional registrants, with 10,827 overall attendees. Heart Rhythm 2007 was second only to Heart Rhythm 2006 in achieving the highest number of scientific session attendees. Registrants traveled from more than 74 countries worldwide to participate in over 200 education sessions at the Colorado Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Denver in Denver, CO.
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      2. Anderson ME, Akar F. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Core Curriculum Session 027: Expression of Ion Channels: On the Way to Remodeling. Thursday, May 10, 2007 in Denver, CO.

      3. Priori SG. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Translational Electrophysiology Session 065: Defective Intracellular Ion Channels/Accessory Proteins as a Mechanism of Arrhythmias. Friday, May 11, 2007 in Denver, CO.

      4. Anderson ME. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Translational Electrophysiology Session 107: Genetics of Sudden Cardiac Death. Friday, May 11, 2007 in Denver, CO.

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      8. Moss AJ. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Meet-the-Experts Lunch ME14: Acquired Forms of Long QT: Mechanisms and Treatment. Friday, May 11, 2007 in Denver, CO.

      9. Kautzner J, Verma A. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Core Curriculum Session 010: Emerging Tools and Technologies in Catheter Ablation. Thursday, May 10, 2007 in Denver, CO.

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      24. Samson RA. Improving Salvage Rates of Out-of-Hospital Sudden Death in the Young. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Core Curriculum Session 079: VF/CPR in the Young. Friday, May 11, 2007 in Denver, CO.

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      26. Wheelan KR. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Mini-Course MC07: Coding and Reimbursement from the Experts: Fundamentals and Challenging Cases. Wednesday, May 9, 2007 in Denver, CO.

      27. Reynolds DW, Wilkoff BL. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Special Session 002: Town Hall: Remote Cardiac Monitoring—Revolution in Arrhythmia Care—Current and Future Issues with Technology, Reimbursement, Surveillance, and Liability. Wednesday, May 9, 2007 in Denver, CO.

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      30. Gilbert CJ, Wang PJ. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Mini-Course MC01: Learning Fundamentals of EP: An Interactive Course, Wednesday, May 9, 2007 in Denver, CO.

      31. Ferrick AM, Gilman L. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Mini-Course MC08: The Dysfunctional Heart: The Beat Goes On…through Science, Surgery and Support, Wednesday, May 9, 2007 in Denver, CO.

      32. Sealey BD, Watkins S. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Core Curriculum Session 044: Case Management Approach to Advanced Pacemaker Programming: On Sensors and Timing Features. Thursday, May 10, 2007, in Denver, CO.

      33. Ching EA. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Special Session HO01: Hands-On Session. Wednesday, May 9, 2007 in Denver, CO.

      34. Rodeman B, Belco K. Presentation given at the Heart Rhythm 2007 Core Curriculum Session 023: EP Clinic: Common Medication Issues for Allied Professionals. Thursday, May 10, 2007 in Denver, CO.