Biotronik and cardiology experts join Heartbeat International for scientific symposium


Biotronik is to support its charity partner, Heartbeat International (HBI) at the 25th Interamerican Congress of Cardiology in Santiago, Chile.

Cardiology experts will join HBI at a symposium entitled “Advancement in Cardiac Rhythm Management.” Speaking ahead of the event, where he will address the audience on advancements in catheter-based ablation, Larry Chinitz, the Alvin Benjamin and Kenneth Coyle, Sr. Family Professor of Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Department of Medicine, at NYU Langone Medical Center says, “I’m very much looking forward to this unique educational program, which will feature an acclaimed faculty and focus on educating leaders in the field about the treatment of patients with cardiac rhythm disorders.”

Since 1984, HBI has implanted cardiac devices for disadvantaged patients in developing countries. Since 2010, Biotronik has donated the vast majority of these lifesaving devices-over 5,600 in total. Biotronik has recently funded the newly opened HBI Heart Center in the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo. The scientific symposium at ICC adds another dimension to the company’s support for the worthy charity.

“Cardiac arrhythmia patients, including those in the world’s poorest regions, need to feel secure in knowing that both the devices we donate and the training their implanting physicians receive is of the highest quality,” explains Marlou Janssen, President of Biotronik. “This symposium brings together leading global experts on the latest technology and advancements in electrophysiology, offering both great educational value and a chance for more cardiology professionals to learn about how our partner HBI works to saves lives all over the world, which is why we’re proud to support it.”