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9/14/20191Debate: VT Ablation Should be First Line Therapy Before ICD ImplantationWilliam H. Sauer, MDChief, Cardiac Arrhythmia ServicesBrigham and Women’s HospitalMember of the Faculty at Harvard Medical SchoolDisclosures•I have disclosed relationships with the following commercial interests:Biosense-Webster, Grant/Research SupportBoston Scientific, ConsultantAbbott, ConsultantDebate StrategyDebate Strategy 1Use ad hominem attacks and exploit the Canadian stereotypes* for politeness and aversion to confrontation until Dr. Leong-Sit concedes and apologizes for even bringing up the question.*Avoid any references to hockey or government or education or healthcarevs. 9/14/20192Debate Strategy 2 –What My Opponent Will UseUse false information, anecdotal evidence, and misleading statistics to support my case and distract from opponent’s argument.**This strategy is better for the con side of the debate and it is likely what Dr. Leong-Sit will useDebate Strategy 3 –Logic and Science•Use logic...