LAA Closure in 2015





LAA Closure in 2015

Tuesday 17th November 2015 @ 00:00pm (GMT)

Performed by

Sameer Gafoor, MD

Attending Physician

CardioVascular Center Frankfurt, Frankfurt, DE

This webinar is to inform and educate interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons on:

  • What is the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation?
  • What is the data behind LAA closure?
  • What devices and techniques are available for LAA closure?
  • What future directions are available for this field?

LAA closure is seen as an alternative for patients who are at risk of stroke due to nonvalvular atrial fibrillation What is the data behind this? What devices are present? What is upcoming for this technology? These are the questions that we hope to answer.

  • cardiologists
  • primary care physicians
  • gastroenterologists
  • neurologists

Sameer Gafoor holds a dual appointment as an attending physician at the CardioVascular Center Frankfurt in Frankfurt Germany and the Medical Director of Structural Heart Disease at Swedish Heart and Vascular in Seattle, Washington. After finishing a cardiology fellowship at Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC and an interventional fellowship at Emory University, Sameer Gafoor obtained a German medical license and completed a one year fellowship in advanced coronary, structural heart, neurovascular, and peripheral vascular disease at the CVC Frankfurt. Thereafter he was brought on as staff physician since 2013. He has a strong interest in LAA closure and encourages individuals to attend the LAA Congress in Frankfurt –