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Dual antiplatelet therapy for acute stroke and TIA
  • 1.00 EBAC

Learning objectives

  • To highlight the continued high unmet need for strategies to prevent stroke or death for patients experiencing acute stroke or TIA
  • To outline the guidelines on the use of dual antiplatelet therapy for patients presenting with acute stroke or TIA
  • To examine recent evidence from clinical trials on novel strategies for improving outcomes for patients presenting with acute stroke or TIA and how these data and insights can be applied in clinical practice
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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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