David Meerkin - What’s new: new devices and new technologies
Review of new left atrial appendage occlusion devices that came to market (CE-mark) or underwent a major redesign in 2016.
Adel Aminian - From theory to practice: practical approaches for image fusion technology
Step-by-step device implantation of an Amplatzer Amulet left atrial appendage occluder implantation using Philips EchoNavigator imaging fusion technology.
Heyder Omran - Sizing, sizing, sizing. Does it need to be a discussion all the time?
Sizing in Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion therapy device implantation is still under debate. There are different devices and different methodologies discussed, while taking anatomical differences into account.
Jens Erik Nielsen Kudsk - Post implant therapies DAPT? ASA alone? Or NOAC?
Device thrombosis is still one of the most feared complications with left atrial appendage occlusion therapy. Post implant therapies are needed to avoid this complication. This presentation guides throughout the decision making process.
Jacqueline Saw - Assessment, implications and management of residual leaks after LAA occlusion
Why do LAA closure leaks occur? Is there a clinical effect? This presentation provides methods to assess leaks and anecdotal evidence of how to potential treat those.
Fabian Nietlispach - Valve disease and LAA occlusion; staged or concomitant procedures?
Combined procedures are sometimes combined with other interventions for a while. More complex procedures are making inroads; TAVR and MitraClip. The question is whether to combine procedures as staged procedures or concomitant procedures.
Lars Søndergaard - From theory to practice: mitral valve repair and LAA occlusion?
Recorded case of concomitant procedure of percutaneous mitral valve repair with Abbott MitraClip and left atrial appendage occlusion with Amplatzer Amulet.
Dhiraj Gupta - Vascular complications: how to best avoid?
Vascular complications are common, yet can be avoided for left atrial appendage occlusion therapy.