21st Prague Workshop on Catheter Ablation, April 21-24, 2018 Congress Center, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR

Prague Workshop

21st Prague Workshop on Catheter Ablations with live demonstrations

22nd April 2018 – 24th April 2018


Congress center, Institute for Molecular genetics of the ASCR (www.img.cas.cz)

Videnska 1083,142 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic


Main Focus:

Strategies to limit radiation burden during EP procedures

Symposium on techniques of neuromodulation for neurocardiogenic syncope and management of arrhythmias

Novel technologies and strategies for mapping and ablation of complex arrhythmias – review lectures and live cases.


Target Audience:

Physicians and associated professionals with an interest in catheter ablation of complex cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias, and neuromodulation


Program Objectives

  • Discuss on adverse effects of radiation, about techniques dedicated to minimization of fluoroscopy during electrophysiology procedures
  • Debate options for interventional neuromodulation for neurocardiogenic syncope and/or ventricular arrhythmias
  • Provide a review of different strategies of mapping and catheter ablation of complex cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Demonstrate such strategies in live



Sunday, April 22, 2018

10:00-11:00 Registration

11:00-11:15 Opening ceremony, welcome address – Chair: J Bytešník (Prague)

11:15-11:30 Entering the third decade of the Prague workshop – J Kautzner, Prague

11:30-11:50 Plenary lecture – E Rowland, London

11:50-12.10 Anatomy for an electrophysiologist – K Shivkumar, Los Angeles

12:10-12:40 Review of Cases from Prague Workshop 2017 – TBD

12:40-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias Chairs: M Valderrabano (Houston) and J Kautzner (Prague)

13:30-13:50 The role of ECG to localize arrhythogenic substrate – A Oto, Ankara

13:50-14:10 An update on alcohol ablation of ventricular arrhythmias – M Valderrabano, Houston

14:10-14:30 The role of high density mapping in VT ablation – H Estner, Munich

14:30-14:50 Do we need hemodynamic support for ablation of ventricular arrhythmias? – VY Reddy, New York

14:50-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-19:00 Live demonstrations I – Chairs: K Shivkumar (Los Angeles) and R Čihák (Prague)

Case 1

Catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmia using high density mapping – H Estner, D Wichterle

Case 2

Mapping and retrograde alcohol ablation of left ventricular arrhythmia – M Valderrabano, J Kautzner, P Peichl

Case 3

Epicardial mapping and catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia in dilated cardiomyopathy – TBD

Case 4

Mapping and ablation of post-infarction ventricular tachycardia using magnetic navigation (Mech support??) – VY Reddy, J Škoda, P Neužil

19:00-20:00 Welcome drink

20:30-23:00 Faculty dinner (by invitation only)


Monday, April 23, 2018

08:30-10:30 Radiation exposure and strategies to minimize it  Chairs: J Kautzner (Prague), M Scaglione (Torino)

08:30-08:50 Radiation exposure during EP procedures – T de Potter, Aalst

08:50-09:10 Near zero fluoroscopy for ablation of atrial fibrillation – M Scaglione, Torino

09:10-09:30 Zero fluoroscopy for ablation of atrial fibrillation – A Bulava, České Budějovice

09:30-09:50 Zero fluoroscopy for conventional ablations – S Stec, Warsaw

09:50-10.00 Discussion

10:00-10:30 Coffee break


10:30-13:45 Live demonstrations II   Chairs: Y Yao (Beijing), J Kautzner (Prague)

Case 5

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using Univue module – T de Potter

Case 6

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using ICE guidance – A Bulava, P Peichl

Case 7

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using CARTO Merge – M Scaglione, P Neužil

Case 8

Conventional catheter ablation using NAVx Precision – S Stec, D Wichterle

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:50 Catheter ablation and neuromodulation – Chairs: K Shivkumar (Los Angeles), D Wichterle (Prague)

14:00-14:20 Clinical neurocardiology - setting the stage – K Shivkumar, Los Angeles

14:20-14:40 The Sao Paulo strategy – JC Pachón, Sao Paulo

14:40-15:00 The Beijing strategy – Yao Y, Beijing

15:00-15:20 The Koceaeli strategy – T Aksu, Koceali

15:40-15:50 Discussion

16:50-16:15 Coffee break


16:15-19:30 Live demonstrations III  Chairs: K Shivkumar (Los Angeles), J Kautzner (Prague)

Case 9


Case 10

JC Pachón, P Neužil, J Škoda

Case 11

Y Yao, P Peichl

Case 12

T Aksu, D Wichterle


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

08:30-09:20 Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation – Chairs: J Kautzner (Praha), C Piorkowski (Dresden)

08:30-08:50 Strategy of epicardial mapping and ablation in recurrent AF – C Piorkowski (Dresden)

08:50-09:10 Novel tools for AF ablation – TBD

09:10-09:20 Discussion

09:20-09:50 coffee break


09:50-13:00 Live demonstrations IV – Chairs: P Neužil (Prague), R Čihák (Praha)

Case 13

Epicardial mapping and ablation of recurrent atrial fibrillation – Ch Piorkowski, P Peichl, J Kautzner

Case 14

Ultrafast ablation of AF?? – TBD


Kautzner, Prague