Convergent Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation: Advanced Understanding and Practical Discussion
Sunday 29 March at 12:45 - 13:45 Hub Lecture Room, Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center
Course Director: Yuri Blaauw (The Netherlands)
∙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.
This programme has been submitted and awaiting accreditation by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for one hour of external CME credits.
Endorsed by the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS).
12:45 - Introduction (Yuri Blaauw, Groningen, The Netherlands)
12:52 - Patient identification (Syed Ahsan, London, UK)
13:06 - Fundamentals of the procedure (Felix Yang, New York, USA)
13:24 - How to set-up a convergent AF ablation program (Riyaz Kaba, London, UK)
13:38 - Panel Q&A (Facilitated by Yuri Blaauw (Groningen, The Netherlands)
The Annual Congress of the European Heart Rhythm Association brings together scientists and healthcare professionals involved with arrhythmias from all around the world. We have put together a scientific programme designed to provide attendees with the latest in science and education in the field of cardiac rhythm disorders. During this three-day congress, a variety of formats including state of the art lectures, debates, abstract presentations, live cases and practical workshops will cover all aspects of arrhythmias, pacing and electrophysiology. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn about the latest research, discover cutting-edge technology, and gain practical knowledge from world-renowned experts. A particular emphasis has been placed to bring content closer to daily practice.