Medical Grand Rounds presents 'Non Pharmalogic approaches to Atrial Fibrillation Management'

Medical Grand Rounds presents 'Non Pharmalogic approaches to Atrial Fibrillation Management'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. On Wednesday, April 27, Medical Grand Rounds will present "Non Pharmalogic approaches to Atrial Fibrillation Management" with Christopher R. Ellis, M.D., FACC, FHRS as the featured speaker.

Ellis is Director and Associate Professor of the Cardiac Electrophysiology and LAA Closure Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The S.S. Kresge Learning Resource Center, Lecture Hall 1, will host the event.



1. Discuss stroke risk protection:

  • Describe the role of the left atrial appendage in AF related stroke
  • Identify challenges to adherence and side effects of anticoagulation
  • Explain the role of LAA occluder device or ligation of the left atrial appendage as an alternative procedure based stroke prevention

2. Discuss treatment to maintain sinus rhythm:

  • Discuss pharmacologic options of anti-arrhythmic therapies
  • Explain the role of catheter ablation to maintain sinus rhythm for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
  • Discuss the challenges of treating persistent atrial fibrillation


ACCREDITATION: Meharry Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing  Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.


CREDIT DESIGNATION: Meharry Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


About the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Founded in 1999, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance bridges institutions of Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University. Its mission is to enrich learning and advance clinical research by developing and supporting mutually beneficial partnerships between Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University and the communities they serve.

Christopher R. Ellis, M.D., FACC, FHRS