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Fireside Chat with the Experts - Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in 2020: Who and How?
Prerecorded discussion among three panelists  on how they select patients for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, how they currently perform ablation, and their thoughts on future technologies. 
Learning Objectives
  • Demonstrate who are the best candidates for atrial fibrillation ablation
  • Ilustrate what patients could potentially benefit the most from catheter ablation
  • Explain the different specific ablation strategies and specific tissue targets for catheter ablation
  • Summerize the potential impact of different technologies on atrial fibrillation ablation outcomes

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, FHRS
Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, NY


Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, FHRS
St.Vincent Hospital and Health Center Indianapolis, IN

Douglas L. Packer, MD, FHRS
Mayo Clinic-St. Mary`s Hospital Rochester, MN

Meleze Hocini, PhD
University Hospital Bordeaux, Electrical and Heart Modeling Institute Bordeaux-Pessac, France



L. Di Biase: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee - Biosense Webster, Inc.; Stereotaxis, Inc.; Medtronic; Biotronik; Abbott; Boston Scientific; Pfizer, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb.


E.N. Prystowsky Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee - CardioNet, Inc.; Medtronic. Stock or Stock Options - Public - Stereotaxis, Inc..   

D.L. Packer:   Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators only) - Abbott; Biosense Webster, Inc.; Boston Scientific; CardioInsight Technologies; CardioFocus, Inc.; Thermedical; St. Jude Medical; Siemens; Medtronic. Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee - Spectrum Dynamics; Abbott; Biosense Webster, Inc.; CardioFocus, Inc.; Johnson and Johnson; Mediasphere Medical; St. Jude Medical; SigNum Preemptive Healthcare, Inc; Thermedical; Biotronik. Royalty Income - St. Jude Medical. Travel/Entertainment - Abbott; Biotronik; Abbott; Medtronic.  

M. Hocini:  Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee - Biosense Webster, Inc.; Medtronic.

F. Kusumoto
:  Nothing to disclose
T. Gregory:   
Nothing to disclose
A. Araia
:  Nothing to disclose
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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