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Steve Ryan at 2016 AF Symposium

Steve Ryan at 2016 AF Symposium

AF Symposium 2016

My Summary Reports Written for A-Fib Patients

by Steve S. Ryan, PhD

Each year I attend the AF Symposium to get a thorough and practical view of the state of the art in the treatment of A-Fib. My goal is to offer patients the most up-to-date A-Fib research and developments that may impact their treatment choices.

Note: My most recent reports are listed first.

REPORT TITLE PRESENTER (S) DATE POSTED
7. Thickening of Left Atrium and Amount of Fibrosis Predicts Outcome of A-Fib Ablation Dr. Nassir F. Marrouche, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Feb. 22, 2016
6. Hot Topic—Rotors! Rotors! Rotors! Good News for Patients with Persistent A-Fib Dr. David Wilber of Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Feb. 14, 2016
5. Two Challenging, Difficult Catheter Ablation Cases with LAA Closure Dr. David Keane, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland (Moderator); Drs. Vivek Reddy and Migel Valderrabano Feb. 12, 2016
4. Predictors of Unsuccessful Ablations: It’s All About Remodeling Dr. Michel Haissaguerre of Central Hospital, Bordeaux, France Feb. 11, 2016
3. Bordeaux New ECGI Ablation Protocol—Re-Mapping during Ablation Dr. Michel Haissaguerre of Central Hospital, Bordeaux, France  Feb. 10, 2016
2. 2016 AF Symposium: Six Live Catheter Ablations—Watching the Experts Dr. Moussa Mansour and Dr. Jeremy Ruskin, co-moderaters, Mass. General Hospital, Boston,MA  Feb. 9, 2016
1. 2016 AF Symposium Overview by Steve S. Ryan, PhD – – – Feb 8, 2016

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— Dr. Jeremy Ruskin of Mass. General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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