Convergent Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation: Advanced Understanding and Practical Discussion

Part 1: Introduction

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the need for optimal approaches to atrial ablation and identify patients for whom a convergent procedure approach is indicated
  • Describe the convergent procedure and the role of electrophysiologist and surgeon
  • Discuss current clinical understanding of the convergent procedure including emerging data and the role of the left atrial appendage in ablation 


Programme Outline
  • Part 1: IntroductionYuri BlaauwSyed AhsanFelix YangRiyaz Kaba
  • Part 2: Data and patient selectionSyed AhsanYuri BlaauwFelix YangRiyaz Kaba
  • Part 3: Fundamentals of the procedureFelix YangYuri BlaauwSyed AhsanRiyaz Kaba
  • Part 4: How to set-up a convergent AF ablation programmeRiyaz KabaYuri BlaauwSyed AhsanFelix Yang
This programme was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from AtriCure.

Part 2: Data and patient selection