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Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation - optimising an effective and reproducible treatment

EHRA webinar

03/03/2016 18:00 03/03/2016 19:00 Europe/Paris Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation - optimising an effective and reproducible treatment

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European Heart Rhythm Association DD/MM/YYYY
Arrhythmias, General
Atrial Fibrillation

Focus on

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.


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Doctor Matteo Anselmino (speaker)

Doctor Christopher Piorkowski (speaker)

 Professor Gerhard Hindricks (host)

Session information

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.

Technical settings

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.