International Symposium on Left Atrial Appendage (ISLAA) 2018

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Activity Description:

This symposium is a multi-specialty cardiovascular educational symposium on the frontier science of left atrial appendage. This topic is of tremendous interest in the practice of cardiovascular care. The symposium will offer very informative presentations on the anatomy, physiology, and pathological aspects of the left atrial appendage along with old and new therapeutic strategies of stroke prophylaxis including cardiac devices for LAA exclusion. Presenting will be the leaders in the field with a great depth of practical expertise in the science from across the world. This symposium will address gaps in knowledge and competence through didactic lecture, panel discussions, debate, and discussion of live case studies.

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Westin Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

Course Directors/Faculty:

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS
Andrea Natalie, MD, FHRS
Saibal Kar, MBBS, MD
David Holmes, Jr., MD
Vivek Reddy, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast NOACs for efficacy and safety, while emphasizing the patient populations for whom they are best suited.
  • Review evidence-based guidelines and best clinical approaches to thromboprophylaxis.
  • Assess the cost-effectiveness of systemic anticoagulation versus LAA exclusion technologies for stroke prophylaxis.
  • Review the role of oral anticoagulation in stroke prophylaxis.
  • Describe systemic thromboembolization and the role of LAA in patients with atrial fibrillation.
  • Express a working knowledge of the role(s) of LAA in specific patient subgroups (i.e., OAC treatment¬∑ (in)eligible, prescription failure).
  • Discuss treatment options for the management of postoperative pericardia! inflammation.
  • Identify needle devices which can be utilized in specific patients to minimize complications associated with epicardial access.
  • Review device types and techniques which may be employed to mitigate an incomplete LAA closure.

Target Audience:

Physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, nurses, and allied health professionals in the fields of electrophysiology, cardiology, family and internal medicine.

Contact Information:

Donita Atkins
Tel: 913-588-9714