How to avoid complications in the EP lab

by Susan Kim
Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Director of CIED clinic and electrocardiography


  • Complications in Device procedures and EP procedures
  • High volume vs low volume centre profiles
  • Venous access considerations for CIED implantation
  • Practices to reduce bleeding and infection
  • Management of Tamponade in the EP lab
  • Role of Ultrasound and data supporting use
  • Consenting and after the complication- patient discussion and emotional sequelae

These lectures were given as part of the Virtual #EPFellowsConference during the Covid Pandemic in 2020 to provide an ongoing learning opportunity for EP trainees. The videos were recorded from the Zoom live meetings and produced by Dr Nishant Verma (@NishantVermaMD), Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Northwestern University. He also organised and co-ordinated the conference and we are very grateful for his effort and hard work. The content is expected to be valuable to subspeciality trainees but also as a refresher to Consultants.

Permissions to host on the BHRS site were given to Dr Nikhil Ahluwalia, BHRS trainee rep. The opinions expressed are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect UK guidelines or those of BHRS. These videos are for educational purposes only for healthcare professionals.

If any UK-based trainees would like to live login the the twice weekly lectures given by eminent speakers in Cardiac Electrophysiology, please email or DM @nikhil_ahl on twitter for the Zoom meet-up details and log-in password.