The course will run from 24-25 November 2016.
THURSDAY 24 November
Closed chest strategiesB van Putte, Nieuwegein
|09:30||Introduction and case presentation||S Benussi, Zürich|
|09:35||Atrial fibrillation, classification and clinical implications. Why should a surgeon bother?||M Castella, Barcelona|
|10:00||Medical treatment of atrial fibrillation: Rate control strategies and rhythm control strategies. When does non pharmacological treatment come into play?||D Kotecha, Birmingham|
|10:30||Catheter ablation: Indications, outcomes, limits. What does the interventional cardiologist need from the surgeon?||ES Tan, Groningen|
|11:00||Electrophysiological basis of atrial fibrillation surgery. End points.||S Benussi, Zürich|
|11:45||Ablation technology in atrial fibrillation surgery||A Pozzoli, Milan|
|12:15||Open surgical ablation for concomitant atrial fibrillation||S Nashef, Cambridge|
|Surgical Therapies for Lone Atrial Fibrillation|
|14:30||Stand alone open ablation||S Benussi, Zürich|
|15:00||Left appendage management in atrial fibrillation surgery: when and how||B van Putte, Nieuwegein|
|15:30||Deep into the new atrial fibrillation guidelines: Practical aspects||M Castella, Barcelona; D Kotecha, Birmingham|
|16:00||Discussion of sample cases|
FRIDAY 25 November
|09:00||Open atrial fibrillation surgery. Technical detail||M Castella, Barcelona|
|09:20||Hands-on open atrial fibrillation surgery||M Castella, Barcelona; S Nashef, Cambridge|
|11:30||Complications and follow-up considerations. The importance of post-operative management||S Nashef, Cambridge|
|13:00||Thoracoscopic atrial fibrillation surgery and left atrial appendage exclusion: Technical detail||B van Putte, Nieuwegein|
|13:30||Hands-on thoracoscopic atrial fibrillation surgery and left atrial appendage exclusion||M Castella, Barcelona; B van Putte, Nieuwegein|
24-25 November 2016 (2 day course)
S Benussi, Zürich
To bring delegates up to date with the current techniques and technology of surgery for atrial fibrillation. Until recently surgical approaches have had higher rates of initial success than traditional cardiological electrophysiology, but at the expense of greater morbidity. This course will expose the recent developments in minimal invasive technology and describe the latest results that can be achieved with modern surgical approaches.
Members: €400 inclusive of 20% VAT (UK)
Non-Members: €450 inclusive of 20% VAT (UK)
Course fee includes lunches and refreshments and dinner on Thursday 24 November 2016.
High level interactive lectures, videos and wetlab.
Senior trainees and consultants who wish to specialise in this exciting and rapidly developing area.
- To understand the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation
- To develop expertise in the assessment of these patients, and the interpretation of their investigations
- To develop a portfolio of skills for handling arrhythmias both as an isolated operation and as a concomitant procedure during open heart surgery
- To understand the complications inherent in this type of surgery and how to avoid them
- To appreciate the necessity of a heart team approach, how to build and maintain a tough-minded team