Embracing New Approaches in Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Published: 04 August 2022
12m 32sPart 4 Panel Discussion
23m 53sPart 5 Adopting a Hybrid Approach
3m 59sPart 1 Welcome and Introductions Andrea Russo, Hugh Calkins, David DeLurgio, Rukshen Weerasooriya, Pragnesh Joshi, Emily Kotschet, Adrian Pick
12m 9sPart 2 Catheter, Surgical, and Hybrid AF Ablation: How Did We Get Here? Hugh Calkins
This on-demand version of the live broadcast aims to highlight the benefits of a hybrid management approach for minimally invasive procedures.
In non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF), where modification of the atrial arrhythmogenic substrate is required, catheter-based ablation using a transvenous, endocardial approach is commonly used but there is growing evidence for a hybrid approach to improve patient outcomes. Research suggests that an integrated approach involving both electrophysiologists and surgeons can lead to improved success rates and increased patient satisfaction compared with a catheter-only approach.
Whilst relatively new, hybrid AF ablation counts some of the world’s leading surgeons and electrophysiologists amongst its advocates. This expert-led broadcast is aimed at increasing awareness of the approach and helping physicians to adopt it in their daily practice, thanks to a series of practically-focussed presentations and discussions from some of the world’s leading experts.
Note, the live version of this session was CME accredited; this on-demand version is not.
Key Learning Objectives
- Define the key team members essential for the adoption of the convergent procedure
- Recall the scientific evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of hybrid ablation techniques in persistent AF
- Identify clinical and anatomical features that make patients good candidates for whom the convergent procedure
- Describe the role of electrophysiologist and surgeon in hybrid approaches
- Compare the overall approach to hybrid ablation with other approaches such as Mini Maze
- Identify local barriers preventing the uptake of hybrid ablation approaches
- Electrophysiologists (EPs)
- Cardiothoracic Surgeons
- Interventional and General Cardiologists
- Other referrers to EPs
More from this programme
Welcome and Introductions
Catheter, Surgical, and Hybrid AF Ablation: How Did We Get Here?
The Data Behind Hybrid Ablation
Adopting a Hybrid Approach
Minimally Invasive Approaches for Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: Building a Successful Practice
The Future of Hybrid Surgical Ablation: Panel Discussion
Director of Electrophysiology
An industry leader in complex Electrophysiology cases and research, Dr DeLurgio uses the most advanced technology to detect, diagnose and treat arrhythmias. While some patients can be treated through the use of medication or even pacemakers, Dr DeLurgio also offers treatment through a procedure called a cardiac ablation. During this safe, minimally invasive procedure, Dr DeLurgio uses high tech 3D images that provide an advanced map of the heart. He is also focused on the development of new cardiac ablation techniques and emerging therapies for the cure of atrial fibrillation.
Dr DeLurgio also focuses on stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients by using the innovative non-surgical LARIAT procedure. During the LARIAT, two catheters are guided into a patient’s heart to seal the left atrial appendage (LAA ) with a pre-tied suture loop, which is similar to a lasso. The LAA is the primary source of blood clots leading to stroke. DeLurgio is a leader in the state of…