- Hybrid Ablation: A Role in AF Management?
Hybrid Ablation: A Role in AF Management?
- Heart Rhythm
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Join a panel of International faculty as they discuss the clinical value of hybrid ablation treatment strategies for persistent atrial fibrillation (AF).
Can it improve patient outcomes? What evidence base is available to support this? How can it be implemented effectively in clinical practice?
This activity has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AtriCure Inc.
This programme is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 1 hour of external CME credit(s). Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). In compliance with EBAC/ EACCME guidelines, all speakers/chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed or indicated potential conflicts of interest which might cause a bias in the presentations. The Organizing Committee/Course Director is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the event are declared to the audience prior to the CME activities.
Please note that relevant faculty disclosures are included in the presentations.
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Radcliffe-CME requires contributors to our CME programmes to disclose any relevant financial relationships that have occurred within the past 12 months that could create a conflict of interest. These will be identified in the faculty section if applicable.
Instructions to Participants
There is no fee for taking part in this online learning activity.
Activities are designed to be completed within 60 minutes and must be completed by the registered user. Physicians should only claim credits for time spent on the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity in full in the indicated time frame.
To complete the course and claim certification participants must:
1. Read the course outline information supplied and complete pre-test questions if supplied prior to starting the activity. Users must read and study the activity in its entirety before completing the post-test questions.
2. Your results will be automatically saved and if a pass score is achieved (where applicable), you may be eligible to claim credit for the activity and receive a certificate of completion.
- Interventional Cardiologists
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Define the clinical value of a multidisciplinary “AF Heart Team”.
- Analyse the scientific evidence that supports the safety and efficacy of hybrid ablation techniques.
- Propose how to effectively implement a hybrid approach to managing AF in their clinical practice.
|1||What is the value of a multidisciplinary AF Heart Team?||Harry Crijns (Maastricht University Medical Centre, Netherlands)|
|2||What evidence exists to support hybrid ablation?||Claudio Tondo (University of Milan, Italy)|
|3||What are the practical considerations for implementing a multidisciplinary AF Heart Team in your centre?||Lucas Boersma (St. Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, Netherlands)|
|4||Successful AF ablation programmes - perils, pitfalls and tricks||Nitesh Sood (Charlton Memorial Hospital Fall River, Massachusetts, USA)|
|5||Panel Q&A||Harry Crijns (Maastricht University Medical Centre, Netherlands) Claudio Tondo (University of Milan, Italy) Lucas Boersma (St. Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, Netherlands) Nitesh Sood (Charlton Memorial Hospital Fall River, Massachusetts, USA)|
What is the value of a multidisciplinary AF Heart Team?
What evidence exists to support hybrid ablation?
What are the practical considerations for implementing a multidisciplinary AF Heart Team in your centre?
Successful AF ablation programmes - perils, pitfalls and tricks
The event “Hybrid ablation: a role in AF management?” is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 1 hour of external CME credits.
Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).
- Identify arrhythmias other than atrial fibrillation that may benefit from hybrid ablation
- Summarise the existing evidence base for hybrid ablation in IST, POTS and Brugada Syndrome
- Identify patients who may benefit from a hybrid ablation approach
- Recall existing RCT and real-world evidence supporting the use of hybrid ablation in AF
- Describe the fundamental steps in hybrid ablation
- Recall the clinical outcomes from randomised controlled trials and real-world data supporting the use of hybrid ablation in persistent AF
- Select ideal patient candidates for hybrid ablation
- Consider the existing equipment and skill requirements for successful hybrid ablation
- Not accredited
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- Increase knowledge on the complications surrounding triple antithrombotic therapy
- Understand the latest clinical evidence regarding the use of NOAC therapy in AF patients undergoing PCI