Left atrial appendage closure: how to apply clinical evidence to daily practice

  • Alec Vahanian

    Prof. Vahanian is Head of the Cardiology Department at Bichat Hospital in Paris, and Professor of Cardiology at the University of Paris VII.

Session details
  • Chairperson: Alec VAHANIAN
  • Speakers: Alec VAHANIAN, Ted FELDMAN, Martin W. BERGMANN, Saibal KAR
  • Objectives:
    To know about the latest clinical evidence on left atrial appendage closure efficacy and safety
    To be able to identify patients who benefit from this therapy and choose the right post-procedural antithrombotic medication
  • To learn about different device designs and their benefit for the patient
  • Introduction and objectives (A. Vahanian)
  • Left atrial appendage closure: latest clinical evidence - Long term PROTECT AF data and final PREVAIL results (T. Feldman)
  • Antithrombotic medication after left atrial appendage closure - What is the best strategy? (M.W. Bergmann)
  • Does device design matter? (S. Kar)
  • Take-home message (A. Vahanian)

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