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Activity Description
The webcast is comprised of proceedings from the Heart Rhythm 2017 symposium, Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Advancements in Oral Anticoagulation Therapy and LAA Closure

The Program Director, Dr. Vivek Reddy, and world-renowned faculty, explore advancements in Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) and oral anticoagulation therapy for managing AF related stroke. Session highlights include Case Broadcasts from Mount Sinai Hospital, Device Reviews and Technical Considerations, AF-Related Stroke and Anticoagulation, LAAC Clinical Outcomes, Essentials for Advancing the Clinical Science, and Practical Aspects of LAAC.

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Opening Remarks
Vivek Reddy

 

Session I
AF-Related Stroke & Anticoagulation
Moderators:  Taya Glotzer and Jeremy Ruskin

Balancing Stroke vs Bleeding in Clinical Practice: Managing the CHA 2DS2-VASc = 1 Patient
Thomas Deering

Risk Scores vs Biomarkers for Predicting Bleeding
Elaine Hylek

Cerebral Microbleeds: Incidence and Implications for Intracranial Bleeding
Edip Gurol

Reversing NOACs: Dedicated Reversal Agents & Factor 7 Products
Peter Kowey

Peri-Procedural Management of NOACs
Luigi Di Biase

Device-Detected Atrial High Rate Episodes: Incidence & Relevance
Taya Glotzer

Should we Place ILRs in Cryptogenic Stroke & High CHA 2DS2-VASc Patients?
Jeff Healey

Panel Discussion
Thomas Deering, Edip Gurol, Elaine Hylek, Peter Kowey, Luigi Di Biase, Jeff Healey and Stuart Connolly

 

Session II
Watchman 1
Moderators: Vivek Reddy and Saibal Kar

Watchman Implantation: Tips & Tricks
Shephal Doshi

Live Case
Watchman Implantation- Case 1
Broadcast from Mount Sinai Hospital
Operators:  Srinivas Dukkipati, Jacob Koruth, and Subbaro Choudry
Panel:  Shephal Doshi, Daniel Lustgarten, Jamie Kim and Douglas Gibson

 

Session III
Other Left Atrial Appendage Closure Devices
Moderators:  Amin Al-Ahmad and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

Amulet Device: Recorded Case & IDE RCT Trial Status
Moussa Mansour

WaveCrest Device: Recorded Case & IDE RCT Trial Status
Christopher Piorkowski

Pericardial Ligation with the Lariat Device: Tips and Tricks
Andrea Natale 

AtriClip: Recorded Case & Outcomes
Christopher Ellis

LAAC Device Potpourri: Watchman- Flex/Lifetech/Occlutech/Aegis/Ultraseal/Prolipsis
Saibal Kar

Panel Discussion
Moussa Mansour, Christopher Piorkowski, Andrea Natale, Christopher Ellis and Saibal Kar

 

Session IV
LAA Closure Clinical Outcomes
Moderators:  Andre d’Avila and Andrea Natale

Beyond the Watchman FDA Trials:  Outcomes from Real-World Registries
Boris Schmidt

Amplatzer Cardiac Plug: Multicenter Registry Outcomes
John Camm

Lariat: Outcomes of Simultaneous Anatomical and Electrical Isolation
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

Balloon Isolation and LAA Closure: Technical Considerations & Outcomes
Claudio Tondo

Panel Discussion 
John Camm, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Claudio Tondo and Boris Schmidt

 

Session V
Watchman - 2
Moderators:  Vivek Reddy and Randall Lee

Echo Imaging During LAA Closure: ICE-Guided Implantation & Timing of the Follow-Up TEE
Vivek Reddy

Peri-Device Leak after LAAC: Incidence and Implications
Sheldon Singh

Anticoagulation Regimen Pre/Peri/Post-LAAC: Bleeding vs Device-Related Thrombus
Lucas Boersma

Live Case
Watchman Implantation- Case 2
Broadcast from Mount Sinai Hospital
Operators:  Srinivas Dukkipati, Marc Miller and Subbaro Choudry
Panel:  Sheldon Singh, Lucas Boersma, Miguel Valderrábano and Tom De Potter

 

Session VI
Advancing the Clinical Science of LAA Closure
Moderators:  Andrew Farb and Tom De Potter

FDA Perspective on LAAC: Trials for New Indications and Post-Implantation Drug Regimens
Andrew Farb

Conducting Clinical Trials: Munich Consensus Document Recommendations
Thorsten Lewalter

Ongoing Multicenter RCTs of LAAC: ASAP-TOO, PRAGUE-17 & STROKE-CLOSE
Jacqueline Saw

LAAC as an Adjunct to Anticoagulation: Conceptual Basis & Design of the LAAOS III
Stuart Connolly

Using Registries to Advance Clinical Science: Strengths and Limitations
Jonathan Hsu

LAA Closure vs Oral Anticoagulation: Net Clinical Benefit
William Whang

Panel Discussion
Thorsten Lewalter, Jacqueline Saw, Stuart Connolly, William Whang and Jonathan Hsu

 

Session VII
Practical Aspects of LAA Closure
Moderators:  Kenneth Ellenbogen and Stuart Connolly

Octreotide to Temporize GI Bleeding in LAAC Patients: Rationale and Outcomes
Vijay Swarup

Managing the ICH Patient: Resume OAC or LAAC?
Oussama Wazni

The NCDR LAOO Registry: One Year Later
Paul Varosy

Cost Effectiveness of LAA Closure
Mintu Turakhia

Navigating the CMS Guidelines: Incorporating Shared Decision Making into Your Practice
Marie-Noelle Langan

Panel Discussion
Vijay Swarup, Oussama Wazni, Paul Varosy, Mintu Turakhia and Marie-Noelle Langan

 

 

Faculty

Program Director

Vivek Reddy, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

       

Faculty

Amin Al-Ahmad, MD
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia
Austin, TX

Lucas Boersma, MD, PhD
St. Antonius Hospital
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

John Camm, MD
St. George's University of London
London, England

Stuart Connolly, MD 
McMaster University
Hamilton‎ Ontario, Canada

Andre d’Avila, MD, PhD
Hospital Cardiologico
Santa Catarina, Brazil

Subbaro Choudry, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Thomas Deering, MD 
Piedmont Heart Institute
Atlanta, GA

Tom De Potter, MD
OLV Hospital
Aalst, Belgium

Shephal Doshi, MD
Pacific Heart Institute
Santa Monica, CA

Srinivas Dukkipati, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD  
Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, VA

Christopher Ellis, MD
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
Nashville, TN

Andrew Farb, MD
FDA
Columbia, MD

Douglas Gibson, MD
Scripps Green Hospital
La Jolla, CA

 

 

Taya Glotzer, MD
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ

Martin Goldman, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Edip Gurol, MD 
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Jeff Healey, MD
McMaster University
Hamilton‎ Ontario, Canada

Elaine Hylek, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Jonathan Hsu, MD
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Saibal Kar, MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Jamie Kim, MD
Catholic Medical Center
Manchester, NH

Jacob Koruth, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Peter Kowey, MD    
Main Line Health System
Wynnewood, PA

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD
Mid-America Cardiology at University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KS

Randall Lee, PhD, MD
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Marie-Noelle Langan, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Thorsten Lewalter, MD
Peter Osypka Heart Center Munich
Munich, Germany

Daniel Lustgarten, MD
The University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT

Moussa Mansour, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

 

 

Marc Miller, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Andrea Natale, MD
Texas Cardiac Institute
Austin, TX

Christopher Piorkowski, MD
University of Dresden Heart Center
Dresden, Germany

Jeremy Ruskin, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Jacqueline Saw, MD    
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, Canada

Boris Schmidt, MD
Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien
Frankfurt, Germany

Sheldon Singh, MD
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center
Toronto, Canada

Vijay Swarup, MD
Arizona Heart Rhythm Institute
Phoenix, AZ

Claudio Tondo, MD, PhD
Centro Cardiologico Monzino-University of Milan
Milan, Italy

Mintu Turakhia, MD
Stanford University and Palo Alto VA Health Care System
Palo Alto, CA

Miguel Valderrábano, MD
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX

Paul Varosy, MD
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
Denver, CO

Oussama Wazni, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

William Whang, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

 

         

 

Objectives

Activity Description
The webcast is comprised of proceedings from the Heart Rhythm 2017 symposium, Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Advancements in Oral Anticoagulation Therapy and LAA Closure

The Program Director, Dr. Vivek Reddy, and world-renowned faculty, explore advancements in Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) and oral anticoagulation therapy for managing AF related stroke. Session highlights include Case Broadcasts from Mount Sinai Hospital, Device Reviews and Technical Considerations, AF-Related Stroke and Anticoagulation, LAAC Clinical Outcomes, Essentials for Advancing the Clinical Science, and Practical Aspects of LAAC.

This educational activity has been developed to enhance the knowledge of electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiologists, surgeons, and other physicians, and associated healthcare professionals surrounding evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies for stroke prophylaxis in AF patients.

Target Audience
This enduring activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiologists, surgeons, and other physicians and associated healthcare professionals with an interest in the management of stroke in AF patients.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how to use and reverse NOACs.
  • Discuss the role of the Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) in AF-related strokes.
  • Evaluate novel oral anticoagulation and advancements in Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) for stroke prophylaxis in AF.
  • Review strategies for balancing stroke vs bleeding in clinical practice.
  • Examine randomized clinical trial and registry data.
  • Review appropriate NOACC and LAAC patient selection criteria.
  • Assess the cost-effectiveness, efficacy and safety of LAAC therapy.
  • Evaluate optimal LAAC clinical decision making strategies and procedural approaches.
  • Examine catheter ablation with LAAC, including patient selection, clinical workflow and outcomes. 
  • Assess clinical outcomes and practical aspects of LACC.

 

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Save the Date - SPAF 2018

 

Save the Date for SPAF 2018 

Tuesday, May 8 at Heart Rhythm 2018 in Boston

The Symposium of Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation:
Advancements in Oral Anticoagulation Therapy and LAA Closure.

 

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Save the Date to attend SPAF, Tuesday, May 8 at Heart Rhythm 2018 in Boston, MA. This premier complimentary CME accredited multidisciplinary symposium, led by Dr. Vivek Reddy and world-renowned faculty experts, will once again explore the most recent advancements and developments in LAAC and oral anticoagulation therapy for managing AF related stroke. Featuring Live LAAC case broadcasts from leading institutions, insightful rapid-fire presentations, expert panel discussions, and engaging Q&A sessions, SPAF is a can’t miss meeting for physicians and associated healthcare professionals with an interest in evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies for stroke prophylaxis in AF patients.

 

 

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