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Pulmonary vein isolation is the mainstay for atrial fibrillation ablation and, since the first introduction in late 90’s, efficacy and safety have significantly increased. The present case based presentation will provide an overview of potential atrial fibrillation ablation complications focusing on methods to avoid or, at least, significantly reduce undesired events. The following learning objectives will emerge:
1) complications rate is low, but unfortunately still not insignificant
2) embolic complications, including silent cerebral events, may be significantly reduced by optimising patient preparation and by performing the procedure under specific conditions
3) esophageus injuries, and other rare but potentially life threatening complications may be abridged and need consideration.
Doctor Matteo Anselmino (speaker)
Doctor Christopher Piorkowski (speaker)
Professor Gerhard Hindricks (host)
Target audience: This webinar addresses EHRA members and cardiologists working in the field of arrhythmias.
During the webinar, you will be able to send your questions by chat and interact with our key opinion leaders who will provide feedback live.
The webinar is available on PC and Tablets. The use of a smartphone is not recommended. For the best viewing experience, a high-speed Internet connection is required (minimum 2Mbps). Please make sure that the firewall does not prevent the connection to the webinar.
European Society of Cardiology
European Heart HouseLes Templiers2035 Route des CollesCS 80179 Biot
06903, Sophia Antipolis, FR
This programme is supported by Biosense in the form of an unrestricted educational grant.
The scientific programme has not been influenced in any way by its sponsor.
Our Mission: To Reduce the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease
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