Agenda

Session I - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM CST

7:55 AM – 8:00 AM Opening Remarks - Dr. Andrea Natale & Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

Moderators: Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy & Dr. David R. Holmes, Jr.
Discussants: Dr. David De Lurgio & Dr. Ranjan Shetty

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Understanding the LAA Anatomy – For Dense Selection, Implant Optimization & Post Op Care - Dr. Samuel Asirvatham

8:10 AM – 8:20 AM Peri Procedural 2D/3D/4D TEE Imaging for Effective LAA Exclusion - Dr. Sreekanth Vemulapalli

8:20 AM – 8:30 AM Is CT Imaging a Better Choice Alternative for LAAO for Pre and Post Procedural Assessment - Dr. Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk 

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM New Insights into Left Atrial Appendage Arrhythmogenicity & Thrombogenicity - Dr. Krzysztof Bartus

8:40 AM – 8:50 AM Understanding Stroke Risk in Rheumatic AF and the Role of LAA Management - Dr. Amit Vora

8:50 AM – 9:10 AM Live Case - #1 Amulet Device - Copenhagen Denmark

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM  Panel Discussion

Session II - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST

Moderators - Dr. Devi Nair & Dr. Apostolos Tzikas
Discussants: Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad & Dr. Aloke Finn

9:30 AM – 9:40 AM Closure of Epicardial Device LAA Leaks - Acute and Long-Term Outcomes - Dr. Luigi Di Biase

9:40 AM – 9:50 AM Impact of LAA Exclusion - ANP, RAAS and LAA Homeostasis - Dr. Krzysztof Bartus

9:50 AM – 10:10 AM Live Case - #2 Amulet Device - Copenhagen Denmark

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM  Break

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM How to Prevent and Manage LAAO Device Embolization - Dr. Jacqueline Saw

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Debate: Endocardial LAA Isolation With RFA Followed By An Occluder Placement is a Better Strategy For Persistent AF Patients? Epicardial LAA Exclusion and RFA is a Better Strategy For Persistent AF Patients? - Dr. Walid Saliba/Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM Economics of LAAO Program - The Organizational Perspective - Dr. Steven Manoukian

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Panel Discussion

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM New Indications for LAA Closure on the Horizon - This session is supported by an educational grant from AtriCure

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Break

Session III - 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM CST

Moderators - Dr. Rakesh Gopinathannair & Dr. Thomas Deering
Discussants: Dr. James Freeman

12:30 PM – 12:40 PM Safe and Effective Dry Epicardial Access - Micro-Puncture, Epiep and More Practical Tips - Dr. Christopher Ellis

12:45 PM – 1:05 PM Live Case - #3 WATCHMAN FLX - Austin, TX

1:05 PM – 1:15 PM Best Practices Managing Post-Procedural Pericarditis & Pleural Effusion – Colchicine, Steroids, Liposomal Bupivacaine and More - Dr. Rakesh Gopinathannair

1:15 PM – 1:25 PM How to Manage Acute and Subacute Pericardial Effusions After LAA Closure Device Placement? - Dr. Ashish Sadhu

1:25 PM – 1:45 PM Live Case #4 WATCHMAN Leak Closure with Coils - Austin, TX

Session IV - 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM CST

Moderators - Dr. Vivek Reddy & Dr. Saibal Kar
Discussants: Dr. Moussa Mansour & Dr. Apostolos Tzikas

1:45 PM – 1:55 PM Customizing Transseptal Access & Sheath Type Based on Anatomy and Orientation of LAA - Dr. Brijeshwar Maini

1:55 PM – 2:15 PM Live Case #5 WATCHMAN - Los Robles, CA 

2:15 PM – 2:25 PM How Do You Manage Patients With Persistent LAA Filling Defect (Thrombus) - More Anticoagulation or LAAO? - Dr. Saibal Kar

2:25 PM – 2:35 PM Abridged Post LAAO OAC & DAP Prescription Is As Good As the IFU Guidelines - The Mt Sinai Experience - Dr. Srinivas Dukkipati

2:35 PM – 2:45 PM ICE is a Better Tool for Intraprocedural Management of LAA Closure Devices - Dr. Mohamad Alkhouli 

2:45 PM – 2:55 PM How to Manage DRT in Patients OAC Tolerant and Intolerant - Dr. Devi Nair

2:55 PM – 3:15 PM Panel Discussion

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break       

Session V - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CST

Moderators - Dr. Andrea Natale & Dr. Sreekanth Vemulapalli
Discussants: Dr. Walid Saliba & Dr. Kevin Thomas

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM Live - #6 WATCHMAN FLX - Los Robles, CA

3:50 PM – 4:05 PM The John Madden Memorial Founders' Lecture - Humble Beginnings in Percutaneous LAA Closure - Dr. Bernhard Meier

4:05 PM – 4:15 PM Post Implant Endothelialization - Impact On Closure and Leaks, Differences Amongst Various Techniques - Dr. Aloke Finn 

4:15 PM – 4:25 PM Implications of Leaks on Systemic Thromboembolism and Long-Term OAC/APT After LAA Occlusion - Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad

4:25 PM - 4:35 PM Half Dose NOACs After LAAO - TCAI Experience - Dr. Andrea Natale

4:35 PM – 5:00 PM Panel Discussion

Session VI - 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM CST

Moderators - Dr. Jacqueline Saw & Dr. Jie Cheng
Discussants: Dr. Oussama Wazni & Dr. Boris Schmidt

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Cardio Neuro Team Approach and LAA Management - Dr. Moussa Mansour

8:10 AM - 8:20 AM Live Case #1 Amulet Leak Closure - Prague

8:20 AM – 8:30 AM How Do You Manage a Patient with AF & GI Bleeding? – with LAAO - Dr. Stephen Windecker

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM Sub-Clinical Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Understanding the Connection - Dr. Andrea Russo

8:40 AM – 8:50 AM Dementia in AF - Impact of Ablation, LAAO and More - Dr. Thomas Deering

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Live Case #2 Surgical Ligation Leak Closure

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM Debate: Lariat Followed by RFA Versus Convergent Followed By RFA - What Is a Better Treatment Option for Persistent AF? Dr. David De Lurgio/Dr. Gansevoort Dunnington

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM Panel Discussion

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM Break

Session VII - 9:50 AM - 11:40 AM CST

Moderators - Dr. Thomas Deering & Dr. Brijeshwar Maini
Discussants: Dr. Poojita Shivamurthy, Dr. Ashish Sadhu, Dr. Stephal Doshi

9:50 AM – 10:10 AM Live Case #3 WATCHMAN FLX Implant with ICE - Prague

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM Novel LAA Closure Devices 1: Lambre and Left Ear - Dr Jie Cheng

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM Novel LAA Closure Devices 2: Aurigen and Appligator - Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Live Case - #3 WATCHMAN Leak Closure with ASD Device - Prague

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM Novel LAA Closure Devices 3: Seala and Sepiola - Dr. Horst Sievert

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM  Conformal Device Recorded Case - Dr. Vivek Reddy

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM WaveCrest Recorded Case - Dr. Rodney Horton

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM Panel Discussion

Session VIII - 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM CST

Moderators - Dr. Mohammad Alkhouli
Discussants: Dr. Stephen Windecker, Dr. Lars Sondergaard, Dr. Stephal Doshi

11:40 AM – 11:50 AM Amaze and Other New Lariat Trials Update - Dr. Abdi Rasekh

11:50 AM – 12:00 AM WATCHMAN Trials Update - Dr. James V. Freeman

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM Amulet & Amplatzer Cardiac Plug Trials Update - Amulet IDE & More - Dr. Boris Schmidt 

12:10 PM – 12:20 AM AtriClip, LAAOS III, Convergent and More – Treating AF and LAA at the Same Time - TBD

12:20 PM – 12:40 PM Panel Discussion      

12:40 PM – 12:55 PM Break

12:55 PM - 1:25 PM  Lunch - NON-CME Program 

1:25 PM - 1:40 PM  Break

Session IX - 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM CST

Moderators - Dr. Saibal Kar & Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
Discussants: Dr. Douglas Gibson & Dr. Anish Amin

1:40 PM – 1:50 PM What Other Data Should Be Generated In the LAA Space? - Dr. Kan Fang

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM Design Enhancements Of the Next Generation LAAC Device: WATCHMAN FLX - Dr. Horst Sievert

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM Feasibility and Safety Of Same Day LAAO and TAVR/TMVR WATCHMAN-TAVR Study and More - Dr. Saibal Kar

2:10 PM – 2:20 PM Transitioning LAA Exclusion Technology From Clinical Trials To Market Place – Lessons From the Lariat, WATCHMAN and ACP Experience - Dr. David R. Holmes, Jr.

2:20 PM – 2:30 PM Shared Decision Making - Reducing Disparities In LAA Management - Dr. Kevin Thomas

2:30 PM – 2:40 PM Managing AF Patient With PFO Closure/ASD - Role of Ablation, LAAO and PFO Closure Devices - Dr. Rodney Horton

2:40 PM – 2:50 PM Break

Session X - 2:50 PM - 4:20 PM CST

Moderators - Dr. Vijay Swarup & Dr. Andrea Russo
Discussants: Dr. Rodney Horton & Dr. Gansevoort Dunnington

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM Live Case - #4 WATCHMAN FLX Implant - Prague

3:10 PM – 3:20 PM NOACs Versus LAAO - PRAGUE 17, Catalyst, Champion and More - Dr. Vivek Reddy

3:20 PM – 3:30 PM Understanding NOACs In the 21st Century – Dual/Triple Therapy and Balancing AF and CAD - Dr. Christine Albert

3:30 PM – 3:40 PM My Patient Has an LAA Occluder and Had An Embolic CVA With No Evidence of Device Related Thrombus Or Carotid Disease – What Do I Do? - Dr. David R. Holmes, Jr.

3:40 PM – 3:50 PM Cardioversion, Ablation and Other Interventions - What Should You Know? Dr. Apostolos Tzikas

3:50 PM – 4:00 PM Understanding LAA Closure Device Related Erosions, Pulmonary Vein and Mitral Valve Impingement and Delayed Effusions - Dr. Lars Sondergaard

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM Option Study - Background and Its Relevance To Clinical Practice - Dr. Oussama Wazni

4:10 PM – 4:20 PM Panel Discussion 

Session XI - 4:20 PM - 5:00 PM CST

Moderators - Dr. Srinivas Dukkipati & Dr. Christopher Ellis
Discussants: Dr. Abdi Rasekh & Dr. Mohamad Alkhouli

4:20 PM – 5:00 PM My Most Challenging Cases -

Dr. Douglas Gibson

Dr. Anish Amin

Dr. Vijay Swarup

Dr. Ashish Sadhu

5:00 PM Adjourn/Remarks

ISLAA 2021


Date

April 17 - 18, 2021
(Saturday to Sunday)

Venue

Virtual Conference

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