Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Activity Description

This activity features expert presentations that investigate current challenges and further evolutions in surgical LAA Closure procedures to optimally manage complex Atrial Fibrillation patients. The distinguished faculty reviews the role of the left atrial appendage in systemic thromboembolism, assess the impact of LAA Occlusion for stroke prophylaxis, examine successful clinical implementation of LAA occlusion within daily practice, and analyze the procedures economic benefits.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

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Opening Remarks

Marc Gerdisch, MD, FACS, FACC


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Efficacy of Surgical LAA Exclusion

John Stulak, MD


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Thoracoscopic LAA Closure, with and without Lesions

Gan Dunnington, MD


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The Impact of Surgical LAA Closure: Risk and Mortality

Manuel Wilbring, MD


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Panel Discussion

Moderator: Marc Gerdisch, MD, FACS, FACC
Gan Dunnington, MD, John Stulak, MD, and Manuel Wilbring, MD


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Program Chair

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Marc Gerdisch, MD, FACS, FACC
Cardiac Surgery Associates
Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Franciscan St Francis Heart Center
Indianapolis, IN


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Gan H. Dunnington Jr., MD
Director of Arrhythmia Center
Adventist Heart Institute
St. Helena Hospital
St. Helena, CA

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John M. Stulak, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Consultant, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

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Manuel Wilbring, MD
Department of Cardiac Surgery
Comprehensive Heart Center
University Hospital Halle (Saale)
Halle (Saale), Germany



Cardiac Rhythm Management