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Hybrid Ablation: A New Standard of Care in Long Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation?
  • 1 EBAC

Learning objectives

  • 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
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Convergent Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation
  • 1.00 EBAC

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the need for optimal approaches to atrial ablation and identify patients for whom a convergent procedure approach is indicated
  • Describe the convergent procedure and the role of electrophysiologist and surgeon
  • Discuss current clinical understanding of the convergent procedure including emerging data and the role of the left atrial appendage in ablation
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Convergent procedure: A new approach to atrial fibrillation ablation
  • 1.00 EBAC

Learning objectives

  • After this session electrophysiologists will be able to identify the causes of sub-optimal outcomes in atrial ablation, describe the convergent procedure and appropriate patients, and outline the electrophysiologist’s role.
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Hybrid ablation: a role in AF management?
  • 1.00 EBAC

Learning objectives

  • 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.
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Utilizing NOAC's in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients undergoing PCI

Learning objectives

  • Describe the complex nature and current recommendations for antithrombotic therapy for non-valvular AF patients undergoing PCI
  • Define the complications associated with TAT
  • Summarize the latest data utilizing NOAC therapy in AF patients undergoing PCI
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RIO 2020 – AF ABLATION MADE SIMPLE: PRESENTATION SESSIONS
  • 1.00 EBAC

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the merits of using ablation in the day surgery setting and as a first-line treatment for atrial fibrillation
  • Summarise recent clinical data on emerging ablative techniques for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia (VT)
  • Recall how to carry out ablative procedures including fluoro-free ablation, high power ablation, ablation of structural heart VT, convergent ablation and ablation in atrial tachycardia
  • Recall how to carry out leadless pacing and His bundle pacing for cardiac synchrony
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