Global Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Summit

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion therapy has become an established and increasingly popular alternative therapy for the prevention of AF-related stroke.

Clinical research initiatives continue to show the therapeutic opportunities and benefits of this potential lifesaving therapy. Worldwide adoption is increasing, with the recent device approvals in the USA and in China.

The adoption of this therapy has also started to draw attention from referring communities. Therefore, the implanting physician community must keep referrers abreast of the most recent therapy developments, while ensuring a continued increase of implant success rates. Patient selection and patient eligibility are returning questions for the physician community which require discussion among experts from the field of cardiology, neurology and other key non-implanting specialties.

The objective of this meeting is to share ideas, thoughts and exchange experiences among experienced LAA occlusion devices and experts in the field of stroke prevention. It is designed to go beyond discussing the current available clinical data and aims to address new developments.

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7th Global Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Summit 2017 

3rd February 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Scientific Session

This 7th global meeting focuses on stroke prevention in general and the role of left atrial appendage occlusion, pre- & intra-procedural imaging during left atrial appendage occlusion and follow-up strategies, patient selection and patient referral for left atrial appendage occlusion and tips & tricks ensuring success and avoiding adverse events during a meet-the-expert session. The main objective of the summit is to discuss three main topics: Stroke prevention and patient selection Pre- & intra-procedural imaging, case examples and tips & tricks

Course Directors 2017

Prof. John Camm
London, United Kingdom
Dr. Rėda Ibrahim
Montreal, Canada
Prof. Thorsten Lewalter
Bonn, Germany
Prof. Hans-Christoph Diener
Essen, Germany
Ole De Backer
Copenhagen, Denmark

Programme outline

  1. Stroke prevention and the role of LAA occlusion
  2. Review and update on stroke risk and prevention, patient flow and indications, new developments in devices and clinical evidence.

  3. Imaging before, during and after the procedure
  4. What to look for when imaging the LAA for implantation, the anatomical differences, implications & application, the role of different imaging techniques.

  5. Patient selection and ensuring procedure success
  6. Which patients would benefit from LAA occlusion therapy. Going beyond the obvious patent populations. Meet-the-expert to discuss and share tips & tricks for successful implantation.

  7. Meet-the-expert to discuss and share tips & tricks for successful implantation


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of The European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC).