The Key to the Castle: Revolutionizing Transseptal Access for Structural Heart Procedures
Transseptal puncture (TSP) plays an increasingly significant role in left sided structural heart procedures. Often underestimated, operators might run into difficulties, especially in presence of complex septal anatomies (e.g. fibrotic, floppy septum, plugs etc.).
Learn from an expert panel as they discuss the evolution of left heart access and the techniques and tools they’ve implemented to improve procedural efficiency and optimize patient outcomes. Through illustrative case examples and lively panel discussion, experts will share their step-by-step clinical workflows and latest tools for efficient and precise transseptal puncture, tips for overcoming challenging scenarios, and novel approaches to structural heart procedures with reduced use of fluoroscopy.
Ole De Backer
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Novel transseptal tools – evolution or game changer?
Dr Sagar Doshi
Fluoroless and contrast-free echo-guided LAA Closure – is it possible?
Prof Dr Christoph Hammerstingl
Precision is key: How to achieve optimal transseptal puncture, puncture for mitral valve procedures
Dr Adnan Nadir
Prof Dr Ole De Backer, Dr Sagar Doshi, Prof Dr Christoph Hammerstingl, Dr Adnan Nadir
Key Learning Objectives
- Learn about the latest transseptal tools for streamlined and precise left heart access
- Appreciate the importance of pre-procedure planning for transseptal structural heart procedures
- Sharpen your skillset with expert tips and tricks to optimize efficiency, predictability, and precision for left-sided structural heart interventions
- Understand how to achieve fluoroless, echo-guided LAA Closure
- Interventional cardiologists
- Electrophysiologists, angiologists and other health professionals involved in structural left heart procedures requiring transseptal puncture
Ole De Backer
Prof Ole De Backer is an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist working at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark and is an expert in structural heart interventions – among others transcatheter heart valve interventions, percutaneous left atrial appendage closure and thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Special areas of interest are the development and adoption of a fully percutaneous, minimal invasive approach for different structural heart interventions and the use of advanced cardiac imaging tools for planning and guidance of these interventions. He is actively involved and leading several research projects in the field of transcatheter heart valves and percutaneous left atrial appendage closure.
Dr Sagar Doshi is Director of the TAVI program at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where he was appointed to a consultant post in 2005. He was awarded a British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellowship and undertook his MD at the Wales Heart Research Institute. He was awarded a scholarship to undertake an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA. He has proctored TAVI cases in the UK, Japan and the USA. He has over 70 scientific publications and is an Honorary Senior lecturer at Birmingham Medical School.
Prof Dr Christoph Hammerstingl is head of the department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Eduardus Hospital in Cologne. He started his career at the University Hospital in Bonn, where he established interventional echocardiography since 2010 for the treatment of mitral and tricuspid valve disease. As an interventionalist he proctored structural cases all over Europe and North America. He has over 150 scientific publications focussed on the outcomes of minimal invasive therapies of the AV valves, interventional and medical strategies for stroke prevention.
Dr Adnan Nadir is a consultant in interventional cardiology. He is an expert on structural heart disease interventions with a focus on transcatheter heart valve interventions. He graduated with top honours from medical school and completed his extensive medical training across three continents. He undertook advanced interventional cardiology and structural heart disease fellowships in the UK and the USA before his appointment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham UK. Dr. Nadir firmly believes in a patient-centered approach and practices shared-decision making to give his patients the confidence in treatment options available to them. In his free time, he is kept busy by his young family and permaculture gardening while (occasionally) indulging in cycling, landscape photography, and skiing.