Hybrid AF™ Convergent Therapy Program – 5 November 2021

5 November, 2021 - Leuven, Belgium

This one-day Hybrid AF™ Convergent Therapy Program is led by a faculty of electrophysiologist and cardiac surgeon. The comprehensive program includes both didactic sessions and the opportunity to perform Convergent Approach cases in a beating heart specimen model.

The specialized curriculum is designed to facilitate data and experience exchange, providing peer-to-peer led training that incorporates patient selection, pre-and post-operative management, latest clinical evidence and procedural techniques.

At the end of this program, you will be able to discuss how to start a Hybrid AF™ Convergent Program at your hospital and how to proceed with your first scheduled cases.

Cardiac surgeons and electrophysiologists who want to implement a Hybrid AF™ Convergent Therapy with EpiSense.

Learning objectives:
– Implementing a Hybrid AF™ Convergent Therapy
– Patient selection criteria
– Pre-and postoperative considerations
– Overview of mapping
– Review the latest clinical evidence
– Perform Convergent approach cases in a beating heart specimen model
– Intraoperative set-up
– Procedural techniques
– Management of LAA exclusion

KU Leuven/Faculty of Medicine
Gasthuisberg – Education and Research I bis
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven, Belgium

Hotel Martin’s Klooster
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwstraat 18
3000 Leuven, Belgium

Day 1

8:45 am - 8:45 am

Departure from hotel reception

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Hybrid AF™ Convergent Therapy Program Overview

9:15 am - 9:30 am

- Pathophysiology
- Critical Role of the posterior wall
- Current data and experiences
- Patient selection criteria
- Implementing a Hybrid AF Convergent Therapy Program

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Networking break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

- Procedural overview
- Tips and tricks
- Technicalities
- Pre-and postop considerations
- Overview of mapping
- Left atrial appendage

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Networking lunch


1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Cadaver lab training

3:00 pm - 3:00 pm