Conferences – Saturday 8 Apr. (AM)

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PEARL A PEARL C
09:00 – 10:30

WHAT SHOULD THE GENERAL CARDIOLOGIST KNOW ABOUT ABLATION THERAPY (Selection of the patient and the technique for better outcome and less complications)

Organized by the LSC WG on arrhythmia

Co-chairmen: Simon Aboujaoude (LB) – Johnny Abboud (LB)

AF: Who can benefit from radiofrequency ablation? – Joe Akar (LB)

AF: Who can benefit from Cryo-ablation? – Marwan Refaat (LB)

VT ablation versus ICD – Mario Njeim (LB)

SVT ablation – Bernard Harbieh (LB)

Imaging for complex ablation – intracardiac ultrasound and image integration with CT and MRI, primarily for VT ablation – Alejandro Restrepo (AE)

09:00 – 10:30

STROKE: FROM PREVENTION TO INTERVENTION: SESSION I

Co-chairmen: Adnan Awada (LB) – Antoine Hage (LB)

Controversies about the management of asymptomatic carotid stenosis

1. Point of view of the neurologist: Antoine Awwad (LB)

2. Point of view of the vascular surgeon: Georges Tabet (LB)

Acute ischemic stroke: thrombolysis and mechanical clot retrieval – Georges Nawfal (LB)

Transient ischemic attacks: imaging and outcome – Adnan Awada (LB)

Novel MRI based modality to predict risk of stroke – Nazem Akoum (US)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 -13:00

WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE? Case-based session

Co-chairmen: Amar Al-Hamdi (IQ) – Nagib Al Rawahi (OM)

AF and heart failure: ablate and pace or PV isolation? – Bernard Abi Saleh (LB)

My patient has 35% EF, Bi-fascicular block and syncope: Pace or ICD? – Yahya Badaineh (JO)

VT in a patient with ischemic cardiomyopathy: Ablation or ICD? – Ahmed El Damaty (EG)

Different strategies for ablation of persistent AF – Bruce Lindsay (US)

Left atrial appendage occlusion versus oral anticoagulants to prevent stroke in AF patients – Oussama Wazni (US)

11:00 – 13:00

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND STROKE PREVENTION

SESSION II

Co-chairmen: Chaker Khamis (LB)  – Walid Gharzeddine (LB)

Intracerebral micro-bleeds: what does it mean? – Halim Abboud (LB)

AF and stroke: Lessons from continuous monitoring – Charles Jazra (LB)

AF and thrombosis: the chicken or the egg? – Joe Akar (LB)

Cryptogenic stroke: the neurologist point of view – Kamal Kallab (LB)

Cryptogenic stroke: the cardiologist point of view, is TEE part of the workup? – Leonardo Rodriguez. (US)