30

Jun

2020

18:30

BST

Webinar

Arctic Front Cryoballoon Service Optimisation in the COVID Era

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Overview

The objective of the panel discussion is to support AF ablation teams in their efforts to reduce AF ablation resource needs, wait lists, and operational inefficiencies, using existing resources and without additional stress. The expert panel will offer guidance on ways to implement workflow efficiencies and reduce the patient’s length of stay, drawing from their respective experiences.

The panel discussion is divided into two back-to-back 30-minute sessions focused on:
 

Part 1: Resource optimisation with the Arctic FrontTM Advance family of Cryoballoons
Moderator: Prof Ross Hunter
Speakers: Annemiek Janssen, Dr Jonas De Jong, Prof Joachim Ehrlich

Part 2: Cryoballoon ablation day case
Moderator: Prof Ross Hunter
Speakers: Dr Aaisha Opel, Dr Alexandre Ouss, Dr Patrick Heck

Please click on the following links to learn more about:
Workflow efficiencies and day case model at Catharina Hospital
Dr Opel’s Cryoballoon day case study
Prof Ehrlich’s Cryoballoon capacity-building white paper
The Arctic Front Procedure Optimisation Course

Please click here if you would like to participate in an online follow-up discussion with the expert faculty from the Arctic Front Procedure Optimisation course.

Moderated By:

Ross Hunter

Ross Hunter

Annemiek Janssen

Annemiek Janssen

Jonas De Jong

Jonas De Jong

Joachim R Ehrlich

Joachim R Ehrlich

Alexandre Ouss

Alexandre Ouss

Aaisha Opel

Aaisha Opel

Patrick Heck

Patrick Heck

This webinar is supported by:

Agenda

PART 1:

Introduction: Resource optimisation with the Artic FrontTM Advance family of Cryoballoons

Prof Ross Hunter

Common workflow challenges and the impact on AF ablation resource utilisation

Dr Jonas De Jong, Annemiek Janssen and Prof Joachim Ehrlich

Reducing your waiting list & improving your standard of care

Prof Joachim Ehrlich, Dr Jonas De Jong, and Annemiek Janssen

The impact of COVID-19 on patient access to AF ablation

Dr Jonas De Jong, Annemiek Janssen and Prof Joachim Ehrlich

Ask the experts: Q&A

Prof Ross Hunter

PART 2:

Introduction: Cryoballoon Day Case

Prof Ross Hunter

Cryoballoon day case evidence

Dr Aaisha Opel and Dr Patrick Heck

Day case patient criteria

Dr Alexandre Ouss, Dr Aaisha Opel, and Dr Patrick Heck

Is the Medtronic Cryoballoon well-adapted to a day case model?

Dr Alexandre Ouss, Dr Aaisha Opel, and Dr Patrick Heck

Ask the experts: Q&A

Prof Ross Hunter

Learning Objectives

  • Workflow efficiencies and day case model at Catharina Hospital
  • Dr Opel’s Cryoballoon day case study
  • Prof Ehrlich’s Cryoballoon capacity-building white paper
  • The Arctic Front Procedure Optimisation Course

Audience

  • This panel discussion aims to engage electrophysiologists, cardiac physiologists, cath lab nurses, cath lab managers and hospital administrators.

Faculty Biographies

Ross Hunter

Ross Hunter

Ross Hunter is a consultant and prof of cardiology practicing at St Bartholomew's Hospital and at The London Bridge Hospital privately. His main focus is heart rhythm management. He performs catheter ablation procedures for AF and other cardiac arrhythmias including SVT, atrial tachycardia and VT.

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Annemiek Janssen

Annemiek Janssen

Annemiek Janssen is a nurse and Dr Jonas De Jong is an electrophysiologist at OLVG Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Dr De Jong and Annemiek have a particularly very efficient Cryoballoon ablation workflow, with limited staff support, and consistently short lab occupancy times. The team is also rigorous with outcome data collection and recently began implementing cryoballoon ablation day case. Annemiek has over 30 years of experience as a nurse and Dr De Jong has performed >400 Cryoballoon procedures and is the founder of ECGpedia and the Cardionetworks Foundation.

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Jonas De Jong

Jonas De Jong

Annemiek Janssen is a nurse and Dr Jonas De Jong is an electrophysiologist at OLVG Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Dr De Jong and Annemiek have a particularly very efficient Cryoballoon ablation workflow, with limited staff support, and consistently short lab occupancy times. The team is also rigorous with outcome data collection and recently began implementing cryoballoon ablation day case. Annemiek has over 30 years of experience as a nurse and Dr De Jong has performed >400 Cryoballoon procedures and is the founder of ECGpedia and the Cardionetworks Foundation.

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Joachim R Ehrlich

Joachim R Ehrlich

Dr Joachim R Ehrlich, MD is Head of Cardiology and Electrophysiology at St Josefs-Hospital, Wiesbaden, Germany. 

Dr Ehrlich completed his internship and residency training in medicine in 2001 at Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany and gained a fellowship in basic cardiac electrophysiology at the Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada. Following a fellowship in cardiology at Goethe-University, Dr Ehrlich gained German Cardiac Society certifications in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology in 2014. 

Dr Ehrlich has specific scientific expertise in basic cardiac electrophysiology, with a focus on atrial fibrillation research. He is also highly experienced in pharmacological management of cardiac arrhythmias, oral anticoagulation, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, genetically determined cardiac arrhythmia syndromes and risk stratification for sudden cardiac death.

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Alexandre Ouss

Alexandre Ouss

Dr Alexandre Ouss is an electrophysiologist at Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven, NL. Dr Ouss played an instrumental role in identifying and implementing efforts to optimise the Cryoballoon ablation workflow and to support the adoption of a day case approach at Catharina Hospital.

Today, the Catharina Hospital team has consistently short lab occupancy times per Cryoballoon procedure and a very collaborative team dynamic. Dr Ouss and the rest of the EP team are very diligent about outcome data collection for each AF ablation procedure as well. The decision to implement day case was only made after thoroughly reviewing their complication data.

Click here to watch the Catharina Hospital EP team explain how and why they improved the efficiency of their Cryoballoon procedures. You will also find the AFPO flyer for Catharina Hospital below.

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Aaisha Opel

Aaisha Opel

Dr Aaisha Opel is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Opel is the primary author for the Cryoballoon day case study. You can click here to learn about findings from the study.

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Patrick Heck

Patrick Heck

Dr Patrick Heck is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist and Clinical Lead for Cardiac Rhythm Management at the Royal Papworth Hospital. Dr Heck has extensive experience with cryoballoon ablation day case and was involved in a recently published AF ablation day case study.

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