Tuesday 21 May 2013
16:45-18:45
Theatre Bordeaux
Tools & Techniques (TNT)

Tips and tricks on the four key steps of left atrial appendage closure: selection, planning, imaging, and guidance

PHILIPS and ST JUDE MEDICAL

  • Chairpersons: C. Ruiz, H. Sievert
  • Speakers: C. Ruiz, H. Sievert, H. Omran, J. Balzer
  • Panellists: H. Omran, J. Balzer
  • Operators: R. Corti, U. Landmesser, R. Binder
  • Attend this session if you want:
    To appreciate the anatomical variability in left atrial appendage closure morphology and the enhancements of next generation left atrial appendage closure occlusion device in clinical practice
    To understand the role of imaging in planning left atrial appendage closure procedures for device size selection, placement and confirmation of device position
    To learn about the role and advantages of X-ray and echo fusion in live guidance for device placement
Sievert Horst

Introduction and objectives

Speaker: H. Sievert

LIVE demonstration from Andreas Grüntzig Laboratories, University Hospital - Zurich, Switzerland

Discussion of the LIVE case

Has patient selection changed after ESC atrial fibrillation guidelines and European Heart Rythm Association (EHRA)-consensus statement?

The importance of imaging before, during, and after the procedure

Speaker: J. Balzer
This physician does not authorize the publication of his presentation
Sievert Horst

How EchoNavigator and Amplatzer Amulet help improve procedure workflow and success

LIVE demonstration from Andreas Grüntzig Laboratories, University Hospital - Zurich, Switzerland

Ruiz Carlos E.

Take-home message