DEVELOPED BY: Martin Bergmann, Randal Lee, Apostolos Tzikas & Christoph Hammerstingl

This full day workshop will provide an overview of pre- and periprocedural imaging guidance for LAA closure, current guidelines, studies and new indications as well as tips and tricks for prevention and management of complications. The program will feature live case transmissions and will be complemented by a hands-on training session on CT and TEE essentials for LAA closure in the CSI training hub. 

Invited speakers: Lars Søndergaard, Ingo Eitel, Edip Gurol, Andreas Metzner, Rodney Horton, Lukas Hobohm, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk, Christian Heeger, Ole de Backer, Suneet Mittal, Sergio Berti, Stefan Bertog, Walid Saliba, Ignacio Cruz-Gonzalez, Dee Dee Wang & Thorsten Hanke

hot topics
Update on current large-scale study landscape: CHAMPION-AF, CATALYST, OPTION, CLOSURE-AF
Patients on dialysis: LAAC indication?
Stroke on anticoagulation: indication for LAAC?

Persistent LAA thrombus: treatment strategies

Residual leaks: how to avoid and how to manage
Post procedural medical treatment
•    Factor XI antagonists will make LAA closure obsolete!
•    Maybe not!
The new field of Structural EP
interventional imaging
Analysis of the pre procedural TEE
CT planning: step by step with 3mensio
CT planning: FEops

CT planning: TruPlan software for WATCHMAN FLX

CT planning: HOROS (free software)

Live case transmission
Panel discussion: What is the future, TEE, CT or fluoro?
device parade pros´& con´s of existing and new designs

Devices for transseptal puncture

AMPLATZER AMULET – outlook development, pitfalls and shortcomes

WATCHMAN FLX - outlook development, pitfalls and shortcomes
OMEGA device
AtriCure surgical closure
Upcoming devices
Panel discussion: LAA closure in routine: “Know your device” or different devices for different anatomies?


This workshop is part of CSI Frankfurt 2023, the leading conference on catheter interventions in congenital, structural and valvar heart disease and heart failure, which will take place June 28 - July 1, 2023 in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Drop in for the day, or join us for the full 4-day program providing a comprehensive overview of the field presented by experts and key opinion leaders from all over the world.