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Digital Seminar

Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices: Latest Research, Treatments & Conundrums

Rebecca Bierle, MSN, APRN, ENP
1 Hour 52 Minutes
Audio and Video
Nov 08, 2022
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Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia and the leading cardiac cause of stroke and often we see these unstable patients in a critical care setting. Various treatments for atrial fibrillation include anticoagulation, rate control medication, rhythm control medication, cardioversion, ablation, and other interventional cardiac procedures. This session describes the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of atrial fibrillation and highlights the new treatment directions. Several devices for stabilizing cardiac rhythms will be discussed as well as an overview of the patient who presents with ICD shock.


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Rebecca Bierle, MSN, APRN, ENP's Profile

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Rebecca Bierle, MSN, APRN, ENP, is an electrophysiology nurse practitioner at Regional Health Heart and Vascular Institute in Rapid City, South Dakota. Rebecca has been recognized for her clinical excellence and leadership in heart failure.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Rebecca Bierle has employment relationships with Monument Health Heart and Vascular Institute and the University of Illinois. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Rebecca Bierle is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, the American College of Cardiology, the Heart Failure Society of America, the American Heart Association, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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  1. Summarize arrythmia management options for atrial fibrillation.
  2. Discuss nursing interventions for atrial fibrillation.
  3. Review emerging/new device technology.
  4. Learn about care of the patient who presents with ICD shock.


  • Management of atrial fibrillation
    • Rhythm control vs rate control
    • Stroke prevention (DOAC, warfarin & left atrial appendage closure device)
    • Risk for tachyarrhythmia induced heart failure
    • Pharmacological treatment
    • Non-pharmacological treatment
    • Trials
    • Guidelines
    • Patient education
  • Convergent procedure overview
    • CV surgery part
    • Electrophysiology part
  • Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices
    • Implantable cardiac monitors
    • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
    • Shocks
      • Emergency department presentation
      • Phantom
      • Appropriate vs inappropriate
    • MRI conditional vs nonconditional
    • Infections
    • End of life care/deactivation
    • Patient education

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants


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