My First 2016 AF Reports: Start with 6 Live Catheter Ablations—Watching the Experts Around the World
My first three reports from the 2016 AF Symposium are ready and posted at 2016 AF Symposium: My Summary Reports Written for A-Fib Patients.
Watching LIVE Catheter Ablations
The first report is about watching LIVE catheter ablations (transmitted via the internet)—one of the most interesting and exciting features of the Symposium. Our panel of world-class electrophysiologists (EPs) were able to interact LIVE with the EPs lab doctors doing the ablations and ask questions.
The six ablations were streamed live from:
• Seoul, South Korea
• Munich, Germany
• Bordeaux, France
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Austin, Texas
• Boston, Massachusetts
On five floor-to-ceiling display screens (and additional floor monitors), I got to see the ECGI/ECVUE mapping system in action, learned about an epicardial ablation (outside the heart) to isolate an A-Fib signal from Bachman’s Bundle, and heard about an “Empirical” ablation (ablating areas known to produce A-Fib signals even though the patient is no longer in A-Fib).
Each of my summaries includes a brief patient description, treatment challenges, etc. and highlights of the procedure. I then include my personal ‘What was Most Impressive’ comments about each presentation.
Read my report at: 2016 AF Symposium: Six Live Catheter Ablations—Watching the Experts.
And don’t miss by other reports at 2016 AF Symposium: My Summary Reports Written for A-Fib Patients.