On November 17-18, 2022, the XIV Scientific and Practical Online Conference “Days of Arrhythmology in Kyiv” took place. The Heart Institute and the P. Shupik National University of Health Care of Ukraine traditionally became the co-organizers of this registry event. Annual arrhythmological forums are designed to highlight and summarize the most important results of the year in diagnostics, interventional and medical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The main target audience of the conference is cardiologists, arrhythmologists-electrophysiologists, and functional diagnostics doctors. More than 700 doctors of various specialties from all regions of Ukraine were registered to participate in the conference. The scientific moderator of the forum is the head of the Department of Functional Diagnostics, Prof. Oleg Zharinov.
The conference topics covered the most modern aspects of interventional arrhythmology and the medical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. On the first day of the forum, the greatest attention was paid to the complex aspects of the diagnostics and treatment of atrial fibrillation and the latest agreed guidelines. In particular, aspects of basic treatment, modification of traditional risk factors, screening and ECG verification of the diagnosis, the importance of sinus rhythm control for the prevention of cardiovascular complications, and periprocedural aspects of patient management were covered in detail. The speakers highlighted the main provisions of the European recommendations for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias and prevention of sudden cardiac death, cardio-oncology, and prevention of cardiovascular complications in non-cardiac surgery. The second day of the forum was devoted to modern aspects of interventional arrhythmology: cardio-neuro ablation, changes in approaches to the primary prevention of sudden death, and the role of subclinical atrial arrhythmias detected by implanted devices. Indications and periprocedural aspects of cryoablation – isolation of pulmonary veins in patients with atrial fibrillation were discussed during the round table. Now, this method of treatment is being actively implemented in the leading arrhythmological centers of Ukraine.
The scientific program of the conference was attended by leading specialists in the field of heart rhythm and conduction disorders from the main arrhythmological centers.
The conference’s success testifies to the extremely active work and cohesion of arrhythmological centers in Ukraine in the implementation of the latest approaches to the diagnostics and treatment of arrhythmias and heart blocks, the training of specialists in electrophysiology of the heart, continuous professional development of cardiologists and doctors of related specialties. Within two weeks, the forum recording will be available on the YouTube channel.