Address for Correspondence: Ayan Abdrakhmanov, Interventional Arrhythmology Department, Heart Center, Astana, Kazakhstan
EHRA course in Kazakhstan 2022: Cardiac arrhythmia management and cardiac electrophysiology for cardiologists
On October 7-8, 2022 The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) in Kazakhstan course on the topic ``Cardiac arrhythmia management and cardiac electrophysiology for cardiologists`` was held at the Heart Center, Astana, Kazakhstan.
The event was attended by 23 speakers with 27 presentations including Austria, Turkey, Poland, Latvia, Hungary, Uzbekistan and other countries (Fig. 1). The specialists of the center with the invited guests of the course conducted 7 master classes and 4 live cases in catheterization laboratory. During the course 16 patients with complex arrhythmias underwent operation (Fig. 2-3).
Figure 1. Twenty-three international speakers gave 27 presentations during course
Figure 2. Seven masterclasses and 5 live intervention cases were conducted during course by faculty.
Figure3. Overall 16 patients with complex arrhythmias were operated during course
Figure 4. Overall 253 participants from 12 countries attended course offline and 150 – online.
Overall 253 people participated in the offline format and 150 in the online format of the event – doctors from 12 countries: Kazakhstan, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, Poland, Russia, Latvia, Belorussia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Georgia (Fig. 4).
The presentations of the speakers through online broadcast reached the mark of more than 800 views.
The EHRA course was organized by Republican Public Association ``Kazakh Society of Arrhythmologists``, the main purpose of whch is to reduce the incidence and risk of complications in patients with cardiac arrhythmias and improve their quality of life and ability to work. The president of society is Ayan Abdrakhmanov, Head of the Department of Interventional Arrhytmology at Heart Center has been leading organization since 2014, and was re-elected to the post in 2018. Following the results of the event he was re-elected for the next period of 2022-2026. Thus he has established himself as experience organizer who gained the trust of colleagues and society.
We thank the sponsors of event (Fig. 5): Abbott, Medtronic, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Biosence webster, Takeda, Pfizer, Bayer, Servier, Everpace, Kruana and others for support of conference.
Video report of EHRA Course in Kazakhstan can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/Jl5T7M2Go4Y
Department of Interventional Arrhythmology, Heart Center, Astana, Kazakhstan
President of Kazakh Society of Arrhythmology
Conflict of interest: None to declare
Acknowledgement and funding: None to declare
Figure 5. Organizers and faculty of EHRA course in Kazakhstan