Belgian Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Meeting
3rd Belgian Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Meeting
 

BLAAO 2018
23/11/2018
12:30-18:00
Hotel Dolce La Hulpe
Belgium

  In collaboration with



Accreditation is requested for cardiology


Programme


12:30
Registration and welcome lunch


13:20Introduction and meeting objectives
Dr Adel Aminian, CHU Charleroi, BE

Part 1: Clinical Update on stroke prevention- Current indications for Oral anticoagulant therapy and LAAO.
Chairs:
Dr Adel Aminian, CHU Charleroi, BE 
Prof Werner Budts,UZ Leuven, BE

13:30Direct oral anticoagulant therapy for stroke prevention in AF patients: clinical
update, real-word uptake and remaining limitations.

Prof Freek W.A. Verheugt, Hartcentrum Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis Amsterdam, NL

13:50Device-based LAA closure in 2018: current state of the evidence and ongoing important trials.
Prof Martin Bergmann, Cardiologicum Hamburg, DE

14:10Stroke prevention in AF patients with renal failure: current challenges
Dr Rogier Caluwé, OLV Aalst, BE

14:20Recurrent stroke despite OAC therapy : is there a place for LAAO ?
Prof Apostolos Tzikas, AHEPA University Hospital, GR

14:30
Panel discussion

Part 2: Patient selection for LAAO- “Real –world” case review session
Chairs:
Dr Edouard Benit, Hart Centrum Hasselt, BE 
Prof Joëlle Kefer, UCL Saint-Luc, BE

14:40Case 1
Dr Edouard Benit, Hart Centrum Hasselt, BE

14:50
Case 2
Prof. Vincent Segers, UZ Antwerp, BE

15:00
Case 3
Prof Joëlle Kefer, UCL Saint-Luc, BE

15:10
Coffee Break

Part 3: Imaging in LAAO
Chairs:
Dr Mathieu Lempereur, CHU Liège, BE
Prof Apostolos Tzikas, AHEPA University Hospital Thessaloniki, GR

15:45Assessing LAA morphology and size for device selection : should CT become the gold standard ?
Prof Ole de Backer, The Heart Center - Rigshospitalet, DK
 
16:00Imaging guidance during LAA procedure : from trans-septal puncture to device sizing and placement
Dr Didier Stroobants, Jessa Ziekenhuis Hasselt, BE

16:15Follow-up imaging after LAAO : which imaging modality, when and what to look for ?
Dr Mathieu Lempereur, CHU Liège, BE

16:30Use of integrated 3D TEE-Fluoroscopy for guidance of LAA closure
Dr Adel Aminian, CHU Charleroi, BE

16:40
Panel discussion

Part 4: Prevention of complications during and after LAAO
Chairs:
Prof Joëlle Kefer, UCL Saint-Luc Brussels, BE
Prof Paul Vermeersch, ZNA Middelheim Antwerp, BE


16:50Prevention and management of complications during LAAO : focus on pericardial effusion and device embolization.
Prof Apostolos Tzikas, AHEPA University Hospital, GR

17:05Implantations strategies in complex anatomies
Prof Ole de Backer, The Heart Center - Rigshospitalet, DK

17:20LAAO device-related thrombosis : Clinical update and preventive strategies
Dr Adel Aminian, CHU Charleroi, BE

17:35
Panel discussion

Part 5: Registry update
Chairs:
Dr Adel Aminian, CHU Charleroi, BE
Prof Paul Vermeersch, ZNA Middelheim Antwerp, BE

17:45Update on the Belgian LAAO registry and reimbursement status
Prof Joëlle Kefer, UCL Saint-Luc, BE

17:55
Panel discussion

18:00
Conclusions and future steps

18:05
Adjourn