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Hybrid Ablation: A Role in AF Management?

Topic:
  • Heart Rhythm
  • Intervention

Available Credit:

  • 1.00 EBAC

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Hybrid Ablation: A Role in AF Management?

Overview

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?

Support Statement

This activity has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AtriCure Inc.

Disclosure

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.

Terms & Conditions

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.

Target Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Cardiologists

Learning Objectives

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?

Duration:

Speakers: Harry Crijns (Maastricht University Medical Centre, Netherlands)

2.

What evidence exists to support hybrid ablation?

Duration:

Speakers: Claudio Tondo (University of Milan, Italy)

3.

What are the practical considerations for implementing a multidisciplinary AF Heart Team in your centre?

Duration:

Speakers: Lucas Boersma (St. Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, Netherlands)

4.

Successful AF ablation programmes - perils, pitfalls and tricks

Duration:

Speakers: Nitesh Sood (Charlton Memorial Hospital Fall River, Massachusetts, USA)

Course Director

Harry Crijns

Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, NL

Harry Crijns is a cardiologist with a specialization in cardiac arrhythmias.

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Speaker

Lucas Boersma

St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, NL

Prof Lucas Boersma is a cardiologist/electrophysiologist at St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein and a Professor of Cardiology at the University of Amsterdam. In his research, Prof Lucas Boersma has primarily focused on transcatheter treatment of atrial fibrillation.

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Claudio Tondo

Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Centre, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Monzino Cardiologic Centre, University of Milan

Dr Claudio Tondo is the chairman of the Heart Rhythm centre at Centro Cardiologico, University of Milan, Italy. Dr Tondo's interests range from clinical aspects of arrhythmias to genetics.

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Nitesh Sood

Southcoast Health, Fall River, MA, US

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1.00 EBAC

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).

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