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2013 BOSTON ATRIAL FIBRILLATION SYMPOSIUM

Steve’s In-Depth Reports

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Summary Title  Posting date  Presenter(s)  Title of BAFS Presentation
Amazing Evolution of Catheter Ablation Guidelines  1-29-2013 Dr. Jeremy Ruskin, Massachusetts General Hospital Catheter Ablation for PAF – First or Second Line Therapy?
Difficult Cases in AF Management  1-29-2013 Dr. Claudio Tondo, Centro Cardiologico Monzino of Milan, Italy Difficult Cases in AF Management – Antiarrhythmic Drugs, Anticoagulant, and Clinical Decision Making: Panel and Audience Discussion
Live Satellite and Prerecorded Case Presentations  1-29-2013 Dr. Moussa Mansour and his colleagues Dr. Kevin Heist and Dr. Conor Barrett, Massachusetts General Hospital Satellite and Pre-Recorded Case Presentations
Non-Evasive Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI)  2-09-2013 Dr. Phillip Cuculich, Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis,and Dr. Michel Haissaguerre of the French Bordeaux group Noninvasive Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) of Human Atrial Fibrillation: What can We See Without Catheters? and Noninvasive Mapping to Guide AF Ablation – Technique and Clinical Results
Reverse Remodeling Ablation 2-15-2013 Dr. Pierre Jais, Central Hospital Univ. of Bordeaux, France Reverse Remodeling Prior to Ablation for Persistent AF
Focus on Stenosis: Inflammation and scarring or occlusion of the PV Opening after Ablation 4-09-2013 Dr. Douglas Packer, the Mayo Clinic The Risks of A-Fib Ablation
The New Anticoagulants (NOACs) 4-10-2013 Dr. Daniel Singer of Mass. General and Harvard University Current Status of New Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in AF and Optimal Drug Selection for Individual Patients
A-Fib Produces Fibrosis—Experimental and Real-World Data  ‎4-26-2013  Dr. Jose Jalife, University of Michigan;
Dr. Hans Kottkamp, Clinic Hirslanden Heart Center, Zurich, Switzerland
 “Targeting the Cardiac Myofibroblast to Prevent Persistent AF” Dr. Jose Jalife; “Fibrotic Atrial Cardiomyopathy Syndrome – Definition, Pathophysiology and Clinical Implications” Dr. Hans Kottkamp
 (More coming soon)

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