Overcoming Complex Anatomies with Cryoballoon Ablation
The purpose of this webinar is to support participants interested in advancing their Cryoballoon AF ablation practice. Participants interested in treating their patients with Cryoballoon will review important background on left atrial anatomy and physiology. Practical fluoroscopy images, videos and ECGs will be included to explain complex cases. Clinical best practices will be discussed, including possible adverse events and how to avoid these. The webinar will highlight techniques on how to deal with challenging anatomies, tips for transseptal access, effective steerable sheath navigation, over-the-wire techniques for precise catheter placement and therapy delivery.
The first Arctic Front Cardiac Cryoablation procedure took place in 2005 and since then over 250,000 patients have been treated with Cryoballoon in over 1600 centers worldwide. The efficiency benefits of this unique single-shot therapy are obvious and well documented in the more than 450 peer-reviewed scientific articles. The results of the FIRE AND ICE trial highlight an important global shift to value-based healthcare. The ability to standardize the index AF procedure opens new possibilities for patient treatment and economic savings for the global healthcare systems.
KR Julian Chun
Key Learning Objectives
- Improve knowledge of Cryoballoon AF ablation (tips and techniques)
- Review left atrial anatomical variations and discuss real-world ablation scenarios
- Compare techniques and approaches of Cryoballoon ablation by expert users
- This webinar is dedicated to cardiac electrophysiologists performing Cryoballoon AF ablation.
- Healthcare professionals using alternative AF ablation techniques will also find this topical.
Dr. Davidson is Medical Director at the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. Since May 2002, he has been a Consultant Cardiologist with a specialist interest in electrophysiology. He trained at University of Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, Westmead Hospital in Sydney and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. His key areas of clinical interest include atrial fibrillation and in particular cryo-ablation. Dr. Davidson is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester since 2008.
Prof. Chierchia has been Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Program at the Heart Rhythm Management Institute of the Vrije Universtair Ziekenhuis of Brussels, directed by Prof. Pedro Brugada, since 2007. He has been trained at the University of Milan, Italy.
KR Julian Chun
Dr Chun heads the electrophysiology section at CardioVascular Center Bethanien, Markus Krankenhaus in Frankfurt, Germany. He trained at the University of Lübeck and St Georg Hospital, Hamburg, Germany. He is a member of the Nucleus and Treasurer of the Arrhythmia Working Group at the German Cardiac Society. He is a faculty member at the University of Lübeck.