2016 AF: Four New Reports on Predictors, Protocols, Rotors & 2 Difficult Ablation/LAA Cases
New Reports by Drs. Haissaguerre, Wilber, Reddy & Valderrabano
I’ve been rather prolific with my summaries of key presentations from the recent 2016 AF Symposium (January, Orlando, FL). Four new reports have been posted at 2016 AF Symposium: My Summary Reports Written for A-Fib Patients.
You might want to start with two presentations by the A-Fib research pioneer1, Dr. Michel Haissaguerre of Central Hospital, Bordeaux, France (he cured my A-Fib in 1998):
Then move on to the very HOT topic of Rotors, and two difficult cases of ablation with LAA closure:
• Rotors! Rotors! Rotors! Good News for Patients with Persistent A-Fib. presented by Dr. David Wilber of Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
• Two Challenging, Difficult Catheter Ablation Cases with LAA Closure by Dr. Vivek Reddy, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY and Dr. Migel Valderrabano, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
More Reports to Come
You can see a list of my first six reports at 2016 AF Symposium: My Summary Reports Written for A-Fib Patients.
For an introduction to the 2016 AF Symposium, don’t miss my brief Overview.
I expect to write 15 – 20 additional reports in the coming months. So visit the reports list often. Just use the left menu tab “2016 AF Symposium Reports” (found on every page) to go to my growing list of reports.
- Pioneer in the Ablation of A-Fib: In 1997, a major breakthrough came to AF ablation as Dr. Michel Haïssaguerre and his researchers observed that a vast majority of A-Fib was initiated by triggers from a focal source in the Pulmonary Veins (PV) and ablation of the focal source in the PV eliminated Parosysmal A-Fib.↵