Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Date and Time: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 • 7:00AM-6:00PM

Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis - Golden Gate A/B

This premier complimentary CME accredited multidisciplinary full day symposium at Heart Rhythm, 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.

Agenda Coming Soon  •  Registration Now Open



Symposium Highlights

  • Live LAA Cases from Leading Institutions
  • Rapid-Fire Expert Presentations
  • Engaging Debates
  • Interactive Panel Discussions

Featured Topics

  • Live and Recorded LAA Closure Procedures
  • Ablation and LAAO: Multicenter Registry Data for Stroke and Echo
  • EWOLUTION/WASP Cohort One-year Follow-up Data
  • OPTION Trial Review 
  • Ablation After Previous LAAO
  • LAAO in Prior Stroke/ICH/Bleeding Patients  
  • “Baby” TEE Probe Application in Procedures Performed Under Conscious Sedation  
  • Managing Incomplete LAA Closure
  • A Simple System to Categorize ICH Risk for Optimal Management of the NVAF Patient
  • Risks of ICH and Major Hemorrhage Among Patients on Aspirin, Warfarin, and NOACs 
  • Watchman Implantation in Patients with ICH
  • DOAC Use During Watchman Implantation: A Review of the Data
  • Silent AF: Incidence and Management
  • LAA as a Source of AF: Should LAA Closure be Mandated Following Electrical Isolation?
  • Subclinical AF and AF Screening  
  • LAAC in Patients Contraindicated to Receive Oral Anticoagulation: Where Are We Now?
  • Using Clinical Registries to Advance Science: What Does It Mean for LAAC?
  • Underutilization of OAC in Patients with AF: Is There a Role for More LAAC?
  • Contemporary Registry Data in LAAC: What Do the Data Tell Us?
  • LAAC Device Potpourri: What Would the Ideal Device Look Like?
  • Targeted Oral Anticoagulation Therapy  
  • Optimal Approaches to Device Sizing: Is Circumferential Sizing Better?
  • When Should TEE Follow-up Be Performed?
  • LAA Closure in the Presence of Thrombus: Positives and Negatives
  • Unusual Appendage Anatomy and Clinical Implications 
  • Considering Bleeding Scores to Determine Use of Pharmacologic vs. Nonpharmacologic Stroke Prevention Strategies
  • Preserving Long-term Neurologic Function: OAC vs. LAAO
  • LAA Closure: Regulatory Perspectives on Advancing the Field
  • Combined AF Ablation and LAAC Long-term Procedural Outcomes
  • Racial and Ethnic Differences in AF Stroke Risk and Prevention
  • The Consumerization of AF Diagnostics: Where Are We Going?
  • Minimizing Anticoagulation Usage in AF: The Data-driven Roadmap


Cardiac Rhythm Management


Program Director

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

Invited Faculty


Christine Albert,MD, MPH
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

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

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

Shephal Doshi, MD
Pacific Heart Institute
Santa Monica, CA

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

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

Andrew Farb, MD
Columbia, MD

Douglas Gibson, MD
Scripps Green Hospital
La Jolla, CA

Taya Glotzer, MD
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ

Edip Gurol, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Jeff Healey, MD
McMaster University
Hamilton‎ Ontario, Canada

Rodney Horton, MD
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Austin, TX

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


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

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD
Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Overland Park, KS

Moussa Mansour, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Nassir Marrouche, MD
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Salt Lake City, UT

Andrea Natale, MD
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Austin, TX

Petr Neuzil, MD, PhD
Homnolka Hospital
Prague, Czech Republic

Karen Phillips, MD
Greenslopes Privates Hospital
Greenslopes, Australia

Jonathan Piccini, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Jeremy Ruskin, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Boris Schmidt, MD
Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien
Frankfurt, Germany

Felix Yang, MD, FACC, FHRS
Maimonides Medical Center,
Brooklyn, NY

Oussama Wazni, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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



SPAF 2018

On-Demand Video Presentations from 2018 SPAF

Complimentary Access
We are pleased to provide complimentary and unlimited access to the on-demand video library from the 2018 Symposium on Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Advancements in Oral Anticoagulation Therapy and LAA Closure. The presentation format consists of synched audio and video, along with the presenters slides.

Access 2018 Cases and presentations

 Click Here >>


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