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AF Symposium 2020

My Summary Reports Written for A-Fib Patients

by Steve S. Ryan, PhD

Now in its 25th year, the annual AF Symposium is one of the most important scientific conferences on A-Fib in the world. (I attended my first AF Symposium in 2003.)

Each year at the Symposium, I learn about advances in research and treatments directly from the most eminent medical researchers, scientists, cardiologists and cardiac electrophysiologists. 

As always, I do this to offer A-Fib.com readers the most up-to-date research and developments that may impact their treatment choices.

All my reports are written in plain language for A-Fib patients and their families.

REPORT TITLE PRESENTER (S) DATE POSTED
20. Challenging Case: 75-Year-Old, A-Fib Increases, Develops Bradycardia, 12-sec Heart Pause Dr. Eric Prystowsky, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN May 2,2020
19. Abstract: Combination Device to Both Electrically Isolate and Occlude the Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) John Thompson, MD, MBA, MSC AuriGen Medical May 1, 2020
18. Abstract: High Hemorrhagic Risk Factors from NOACs Massachusetts General Hospital May 1, 2020
17. Terminate Persistent A-Fib by Ablating Higher Frequency Modulation Areas Dr. Jose Jalife, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI May 1, 2020
16. Protecting the Esophagus by Cooling It Dr. Mark Gallagher from St. George’s University Hospital in London, United Kingdom April 28, 2020
15. For A-Fib Patients Under Age 40: Genetic Testing Before Your Catheter Ablation? Dr. Patrick Ellinor of Massachusetts General Hospital April 28, 2020
14. After Diagnosis, How Soon Should an A-Fib Patient Get an Ablation? Dr. Karl-Heinz Kuck of St. Georg Hospital in Hamburg, Germany April 28, 2020
13. Virtual Heart” Assists Actual Ablations Prof. Natalia Trayanova of Johns Hopkins Un. in Baltimore, MD. April 26, 2020
12. Device-Detected AF and Stroke Risk as a Function of AF Burden-Clinical Implications  Dr. Daniel Singer, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA April 26, 2020
11. Live Case: LAA Closure with New  Watchman FLX Dr. John Foran, Royal Brompton Hospital in London, UK April 24, 2020
10. Live Case: Convergent AF Ablation Drs. Andrew Makati and Andrew Sherman, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa, FL April 22, 2020
9. Live Case: Ultra-Low Temperature Cryoablation Dr. Tom De Potter, OLV Hospital, Aalst, Belgium April 21, 2020
8. PFA Abstract:
Lesion Durability and Safety Outcomes of Pulsed Field Ablation 
Dr. Vivek Reddy, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City April 17, 2020
7. PFA Abstract:
Pulsed Field Ablation with CTI Lesions Terminates Flutter in a Small Study
Dr. Ante Anic, University Hospital Center Split, Croatia April 17, 2020
6. PFA Abstract:
Durability of Pulsed Field Ablation Isolation Over Time: Preliminary Study 
Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York April 17, 2020
5. PFA Abstract:
Pulsed Field Ablation vs RF Ablation: A Study in Swine
Dr. Jacob Koruth, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City April 17, 2020
4. PFA Abstract:
Using MRI to Check Pulsed Field Ablations (PFA)
The French Bordeaux Group April 17, 2020
3. Live Case: Difficult A-Fib Ablation of Atypical Flutter Dr. Kevin Heist from Massachusetts General Hospital April 10, 2020
2. Pulsed Field Ablation—Emerging Tech for Atrial Fibrillation Dr. Vivek Reddy, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City, USA; Dr. Petr Neuzil, Homolka Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. April 6, 2020
1. Overview: The 25th Annual International AF Symposium 2020 by Steve S. Ryan, PhD – – – March 2020
Archive: Link to all my AF Symposiums Summaries by Year

J. Ruskin

“Steve Ryan’s summaries of the A-Fib Symposium are terrific. Steve has the ability to synthesize and communicate accurately in clear and simple terms the essence of complex subjects. This is an exceptional skill and a great service to patients with atrial fibrillation.” — Dr. Jeremy Ruskin of Mass. General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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