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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.

7.Thickening of Left Atrium and Amount of Fibrosis Predicts Outcome of A-Fib AblationDr. Nassir F. Marrouche, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UTFeb. 22, 2016
6.Hot Topic—Rotors! Rotors! Rotors! Good News for Patients with Persistent A-FibDr. David Wilber of Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, ILFeb. 14, 2016
5.Two Challenging, Difficult Catheter Ablation Cases with LAA ClosureDr. David Keane, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland (Moderator); Drs. Vivek Reddy and Migel ValderrabanoFeb. 12, 2016
4.Predictors of Unsuccessful Ablations: It’s All About RemodelingDr. Michel Haissaguerre of Central Hospital, Bordeaux, FranceFeb. 11, 2016
3.Bordeaux New ECGI Ablation Protocol—Re-Mapping during AblationDr. Michel Haissaguerre of Central Hospital, Bordeaux, France Feb. 10, 2016
2.2016 AF Symposium: Six Live Catheter Ablations—Watching the ExpertsDr. 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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