Topic Description :
Personalized Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in 2020. The Teknon Heart Institute Approach.
- To know how to perform Atrial Fibrillation ablation guided by the information of the Left Atrial Wall Thickness integrated into the navigation system. The Left Atrial Wall thickness is patient-specific. The Ablation Index (energy delivered by the catheter) is adapted to the Wall Thickness at each ablation point, therefore increasing procedure safety and efficiency, while also increasing the long-term efficacy.
- To know the benefits obtained by doing the procedure under general anesthesia, in terms of comfortability and safety and to learn how using a High-Rate-Low-Volume ventilation protocol is obtain a higher catheter stability, which in turn, help improve ablation outcomes.
- Finally, ablation is performed with a single catheter approach, therefore decreasing the left atrial catheter manipulation and reducing the procedure requirements and possibly complications. This is typically a less than 1 hour procedure, less than 1 minute fluoroscopy, less than 1% complication rate, less than 10% long-term recurrence rate.
Dr. Antonio Berruezo
Arrhythmia Specialist at Teknon Medical Centre
About the Speaker:
Dr. Berruezo is one of Europe’s most experienced arrhythmia specialists in interventional treatment for cardiac arrhythmia. He is also renowned for his work in the prevention and treatment of sudden death, and pacemaker and defibrillator implantation. Currently an arrhythmia specialist at Teknon Medical Centre.
Dr. Berruezo is currently a member of the small group of specialists in charge of writing cardiac arrhythmia treatment guidelines for American, European and Asian scientific societies.
He leads international courses on treatment techniques through ablation, and arrhythmia which causes sudden death. He has written over 200 research articles in the most prestigious international journals.