St Jude Medical announced European Advanced Learning Center


St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced the official opening of the St. Jude Medical Advanced Learning Center, in Brussels, Belgium, offering education and training in advanced, evidence-based therapies for physicians who treat heart disease.

The center’s curricula include cardiac rhythm management (CRM), electrophysiology treatments of heart rhythm conditions, heart valve replacement and repair, vascular closure after interventional procedures and the repair of openings in the septum, the wall that separates the heart’s left and right sides. Presented in small groups and including simulations, the training programs are designed to increase physician familiarity and experience with various technologies and procedures.

Denis Gestin, president of the St. Jude Medical International Division said, The opening of St. Jude Medical’s first Advanced Learning Center demonstrates our commitment to physicians as they seek to improve patient outcomes and lower risks. The training and hands-on experiences at the center will help develop physician knowledge and skills on the safe, effective use of St. Jude Medical products to enhance patient care.

The center’s curriculum in interventional electrophysiology (EP) has received Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation from the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC). It is designed to train physicians in ablation therapy for the treatment of heart rhythm conditions. Prof. G. Hindricks, M.D., of Herzcentrum Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany and P. Della Bella, M.D., of Centro Cardiologico Monzino in Milan, Italy, are the center’s course directors for the Interventional EP Curriculum.