Left Atrial Appendage Closure: A Surgical Idea
Prof. Dr. med. Sacha Salzberg
In this RC-WEBINAR >> Prof. Salzberg presents a critical overview of the literature and makes the point for a Heart Team approach to deal with the LAA.
Overview: Left Atrial Appendage closure (LAAC) was initially described by a general surgeon in 1949. After this the seminal contribution from James Cox, MD about the Maze procedure further bought LAA resection into the limelight. Surgical techniques for LAA closure are manifold, however the results in the literature seem suboptimal. In the last decade, new devices have made their way into clinical usage, and as such the data supporting LAA closure is now substantial. However, all devices and techniques come with challenges and none offers the perfect ‘one size fits all’ solution.
Target Audience: Cardiac surgeons, Cardiologists, Interventional cardiologist, Electrophysiologist
Learning Objectives: This webinar is intended to inform and educate interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons on: LAA closure, Surgical LAA management, Heart Team approach.