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Controversies in ablation therapy: asymptomatic atrial fibrillation and atrial fibrillation in heart failure

Event: EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017
Topic: Atrial fibrillation (AF)
Session type: Debate Session
Date: 19 June 2017
Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Session

8 presentations in this session

Patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation should undergo ablation, even if asymptomatic, to prevent stroke and life-long anticoagulation - PRO.

Speaker: Doctor D. Packer (Rochester, US)
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Patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation should undergo ablation, even if asymptomatic, to prevent stroke and life-long anticoagulation - CONTRA.

Speaker: Professor F. Braunschweig (Stockholm, SE)
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Rebuttal - PRO.

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Rebuttal - CONTRA.

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Ablation of atrial fibrillation should be used frequently in heart failure - PRO.

Speaker: Professor L. Di Biase (The Bronx, US)
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Atrial fibrillation ablation is rarely needed in heart failure - CONTRA.

Speaker: Professor F. Ruschitzka (Zurich, CH)
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Rebuttal - PRO.

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Rebuttal - CONTRA.

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4 speakers from this session

Doctor Douglas L Packer

Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary's Campus, Rochester (United States of America)
12 presentations
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Professor Frieder Braunschweig

Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm (Sweden)
14 presentations
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Professor Luigi Di Biase

Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Hospital, The Bronx (United States of America)
20 presentations
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Professor Frank Ruschitzka

University Heart Center, Zurich (Switzerland)
81 presentations
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