TOOLS & RESOURCES

U.S. LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE
OCCLUSION SUMMIT

FIRST U.S. LEFT ATRIAL
APPENDAGE OCCLUSION SUMMIT 2023

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion therapy has become an established and increasingly popular therapy to reduce the risk of AF-related stroke. Clinical research initiatives continue to show the therapeutic opportunities and benefits of this potentially lifesaving therapy. The objective of the LAAO Summit is to share ideas, thoughts and exchange experiences among experts in the field of stroke prevention on topics such as:

  • The latest clinical research and trends in LAAO
  • The variability in LAAO morphologies and how they impact treatment
  • How to use imaging to enhance procedural efficiency and outcomes
  • Strategies to identify appropriate patients for LAAO

SESSION 1: LAAO FUNDAMENTALS

LESSONS FROM RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL DATA AND LARGE REGISTRIES
Dr. Lars Sondergaard
LEARNING THE FUNDAMENTALS: AMULET STEP-BY-STEP AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM WATCHMAN FLX
Dr. Christopher Ellis
MAKING IT PRACTICAL: VISUALIZING ANATOMICAL LANDMARKS WITH TEE & ICE
Dr. Devi Nair
CLINICAL IMPACT OF RESIDUAL LEAKS
Dr. Dhanunjaya (DJ) Lakkireddy
COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE WHY I USE AMULET
Dr. Usman Siddiqui

PANEL DISCUSSION

SESSION 2: IMAGING IN LAAO CASES

BEST PRACTICES FOR ICE UTILIZATION DURING AN AMULET IMPLANT
Dr. Usman Siddiqui
EVALUATING THE PROS AND CONS OF CT PRE-PLANNING
Dr. Matthew Price
DEFINING POST-PROCEDURE SUCCESS WITH TEE OR CT
Dr. Muhamed Saric

PANEL DISCUSSION

SESSION 3: MANAGING COMPLICATIONS

COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE PROCEDURES
Dr. Christopher Ellis
STRATEGIES TO SUCCESSFULLY IMPLANT AMULET OCCLUDER WHILE MINIMIZING COMPLICATIONS
Dr. Akash Makkar
WHY AND HOW I CLOSE RESIDUAL LEAKS
Dr. Rodney Horton

PANEL DISCUSSION

SESSION 4: CHALLENGING CASES

WHEN TO USE THE SANDWICH TECHNIQUE IN VARIED ANATOMIES
Dr. Reda Ibrahim
ENSURING PROPER TRANSSEPTAL PUNCTURE LEADS TO SUCCESSFUL DEVICE PLACEMENT
Dr. Himanshu Agarwal
DEVICE SIZING STRATEGIES FOR COMPLEX ANATOMY
Pr. Xavier Frexia
UPDATE IN ANTICOAGULATION ARENA + CLOSING REMARKS
Pr. John Camm

Learn more about Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion.

See Amplatzer™ Amulet™ LAA Occluder

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