New Insights in LAAC Imaging: WATCHMAN TruPlan

Published: 07 December 2022

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Overview

This broadcast brought together faculty of global standing to share experiences of optimising procedural workflow with the WATCHMAN FLXTM.

 

With a focus on procedural considerations (including pre-, peri-, and post-procedure), in addition to providing expert insight on tools to support optimal patient care, this session provided an authoritative update on the management of LAAC and treatment strategies for patients at high risk of stroke. 

 

In a series of presentations and discussions moderated by Dr Sergio Berti (Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio, IT), Dr Xavier Iriart (University Hospital of Bordeaux, FR) focussed on CT acquisition techniques and how to evaluate, whilst Dr Xavier Millan (Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, ES) explored the WATCHMANTM TruPlanTM software for LAAC pre-procedural planning.

 

Prof Carsten Skurk (Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, DE) presented a challenging case focussing on optimising the TSP and WM FLX implanting in difficult anatomies, before Prof Jens Erik Nielsen Kudsk (Aarhus Universitetshospital, Skejby, Aarhus, DK) considered the role of cardiac CT in follow-up after LAA closure.

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Learning Objectives

  • Share experience about the management of LAAC procedures to offer treatment for patients at high risk for stroke
  • Learn how new imaging modalities and workflow could help streamlining the LAAC procedure
  • Understand features benefits of the new WATCHMAN TruPlan software for optimised procedural results

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Faculty Biographies

Sergio Berti

Sergio Berti

Fondazione Toscana Monasterio, Italy

Sergio Berti serves as Director of the Cardiovascular Department at Fondazione Toscana Monasterio, Italy. He focusses on percutaneous interventional treatment of structural heart diseases. Previously, he has served as a Full Professor at the School of Cardiology of University of Florence, and as President of the Tuscan Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology. Dr Berti specialises in cardiology, radiology and nuclear medicine. He is widely published in leading peer-reviewed international journals. Dr Berti has served as Principal Investigator and on the steering committees of several leading drug and device-based clinical trials.

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Xavier Iriart

Xavier Iriart

Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital Bordeaux, France

Xavier Iriart is Head of Non-invasive Imaging at the Department of Paediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology at the University Hospital of Bordeaux, France. Dr Iriart focusses on congenital and structural heart disease interventions, including on the LAA percutaneous programme and the percutaneous paravalvular leak closure programme, where his expertise includes 3D transoesophagial guiding. Dr Iniart is widely published in leading international journals on a range of subjects including cardiac computer tomography and left atrial appendage occlusion.

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Xavier Millan

Xavier Millan

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, ES

Dr. Millán obtained his Degree in Medicine in 2006 and completed his cardiology residency at the Vall Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona. He later completed a 3-year fellowship in Cardiac Intervention, divided into a first year at the Hospital de la Santa Creu y Sant Pau (Barcelona) and 2 years at the Montreal Heart Institute (Quebec, Canada) through scholarships obtained from the Fundación Martínez- Escudero and Erasmus Mundus Novadomus. Simultaneously, he obtained the Diploma in Statistics Applied to Research in Health Sciences, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

He obtained the title of Doctor Cum Laude for a thesis focused on the percutaneous treatment of paravalvular leaks (UAB, 2018) and his scientific activity has led to the publication of more than 40 scientific articles and multiple communications at national and international conferences.

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Carsten Skurk

Carsten Skurk

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Carsten Skurk works at the Division of Cardiology at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. Prof Skurk is an interventional cardiologist, whose interests include complex interventions, mechanical circulatory support, cardiogenic shock and structural interventions, particularly LAAC. He is widely published and has lectured internationally at leading scientific meetings.

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Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk

Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk

Jens Erik Nielsen Kudsk is a Professor of Cardiology and Head of Structural Heart Interventions at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. He has many clinical areas of interest, including structure heart (LAAC). Prof Nielsen Kudsk is widely published and has lectured internationally, including at leading congresses and events.

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