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

This full day workshop will provide an update on exciting new developments in the field of interventional stroke prevention by LAAC in numerous patients with atrial fibrillation: current studies and already accepted indications beyond NOAC contraindicated patients, pro/con debate regarding the new drug class of factor XI inhibitors, CT planning for LAAC employing sophisticated software for improved safety and procedure planning. Last but not least, the workshop includes a device parade with experts from around the world presenting a step-by-step approach to the currently available devices.


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
Pre-procedural imaging for LAA closure
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?
Pro’s and con’s of existing and new devices

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.