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The webcast is comprised of proceedings from the Heart Rhythm 2019 symposium, Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Advancements in Oral Anticoagulation Therapy and LAA Closure

Cardiac Rhythm Management

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Session I
AF-Related Stroke and Anticoagulation – 1
Moderators: Jeremy Ruskin and Jonathan Hsu

Stroke Risk in the AF patient: It is more than just the CHADS-Vasc scor
Nassir Marrouche

Real-World Registry NOAC Outcomes: Relative Effectiveness & Compliance
John Camm

ICH and Major Hemorrhage Risk Compared Between Aspirin, Warfarin and NOACs
Edip Gurol

Underutilization of OAC in Patients with AF: Is there a role for more LAAC?
Jonathan Hsu

Panel Discussion
Moderators: Jeremy Ruskin and Jonathan Hsu
Panel: Nassir Marrouche, John Camm and Edip Gurol

Session II
Watchman Implantation
Moderators: Vivek Reddy and Saibal Kar

Watchman Implantation: Tips and Tricks
Douglas Gibson

Pericardial Effusion: Incidence, Timing & Management
Boris Schmidt

ICE Guidance of LAAC under Conscious Sedation
Miguel Valderrábano

Watchman Implantation - Case Presentation
Operator: Srinivas Dukkipati 
Moderators: Vivek Reddy and Saibal Kar 
Panel: Douglas Gibson, Boris Schmidt, Miguel Valderrábano, and Anish Amin

Session III
LAA Closure Clinical Outcomes
Moderators: Moussa Mansour and Jonathan Piccini

Watchman Clinical Science Update
Saibal Kar

What is the Best Post-LAAC Antithrombotic Regimen?
Luigi Di Biase

AtriClip Outcomes
Felix Yang

Wavecrest Device: Clinical Experience in the US IDE Study
Jose Osorio

Amulet Clinical Science Update
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

The Clinical Utility of 3D Modeling/Printing for Complex LAA closure
Shephal Doshi

Panel Discussion
Moderators: Moussa Mansour and Jonathan Piccini
Panel: Saibal Kar, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Felix Yang, Jose Osorio and Luigi Di Biase

Session IV
Watchman Coiling Procedure
Moderators: Shephal Doshi and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

Peri-Device Leaks: When are they important?
Moussa Mansour

Managing Incomplete LAA Closure (Surgical or LARIAT)
Christopher Ellis

Catheter Ablation to Close Peri-Device Leaks: Technique & Early Observations
Andrea Natale

Closing a Peri-Device Leak with Coils - Live Case Presentation
Operator: Rodney Horton
Moderators: Shephal Doshi and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy 
Panel: Moussa Mansour, Christopher Ellis, Miguel Valderrábano, and Andrea Natale

Session V
Upcoming LAA Closure Devices
Moderator: Boris Schmidt

What Is an Ideal LAAC Device?
Vijay Swarup

Watchman FLX Device
Ashish Sadhu

Next-Gen Lariat Device
Randall Lee

A Novel Foam LAA Closure Device
Vivek Reddy

“Baby” TEE Guidance of LAAC under Conscious Sedation
Lucas Boersma

A Novel Permanent Carotid Coil Filter for Stroke Prevention
Petr Neuzil

Panel Discussion
Moderators: Boris Schmidt and TBA
Panel: Vijay Swarup, Ashish Sadhu, Randall Lee, Vivek Reddy, Lucas Boersma, and Petr Neuzil

Session VI
AF-Related Stroke & Anticoagulation
Moderators: Jeremy Ruskin and Karen Philips

Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation: Incidence and Management
Taya Glotzer

Wearables in AF: Where are we, and where are we going?
Mintu Turakhia

ESUS: What is it? How to Prevent it? (OACs vs Anitplatelets)
Jeff Healey

Preserving Long-Term Neurologic Function – OAC vs LAAO
Jonathan Piccini

Is Cardioversion Safe After Left Atrial Appendage Closure?
Rakesh Gopinathannair

Panel Discussion
Moderators: Jeremy Ruskin and Karen Phillips 
Panel: Taya Glotzer, Mintu Turakhia, Jeff Healey, Jonathan Piccini, and Rakesh Gopinathannair

Session VII
Advancing the Clinical Science of LAA Closure
Moderators: John Camm and Jonathan Piccini

LAAC vs NOAC Trials: What is on the Horizon?
Pavel Osmancik

The OPTION Trial: Rationale and Design
Oussama Wazni

LAA Closure: Regulatory Perspectives on Advancing the Field
Andrew Farb

Simultaneous AF ablation & LAAC
Karen Philips

Same-Day Discharge After LAA Closure?
Shephal Doshi

Building an LAAC Referral Program
Devi Nair

Panel Discussion
Moderators: John Camm and Jonathan Piccini 
Panel: Pavel Osmancik, Oussama Wazni, Andrew Farb, Karen Philips, Shephal Doshi, and Devi Nair




Program Director

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



Anish Amin, MD
Ohio Health Physician Group
Columbus, OH

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

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

K.R. Julian Chun, MD
Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien – Markus Krankenhaus
Frankfurt, Germany

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

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
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Springs, 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
The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute & Research Foundation,
Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Overland Park, KS

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


Moussa Mansour, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Nassir Marrouche, MD
University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
Salt Lake City, UT

Devi Nair, MD
St. Bernard’s Healthcare
Jonesboro, AR

Andrea Natale, MD
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Austin, TX

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

Pavel Osmancik, MD, PhD
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic

Jose Osorio, MD
Grandview Medical Center
Birmingham, AL

Karen Phillips, MBBS (Hons)
Brisbane, Australia

Jonathan Piccini, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Jeremy Ruskin, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Ashish Sadhu, MD
Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Boris Schmidt, MD
Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien
Frankfurt, Germany

Vijay Swarup MD, FACC, FHRS
Arizona Heart Rhythm Institute
Phoenix, AZ

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

Miguel Valderrábano, MD
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX

Felix Yang, MD
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Oussama Wazni, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH




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