23rd Prague Workshop on Catheter Ablation, April 19 - 21, 2020, Congress Center, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR
Practical Session - April 18, 2020, Congress Center, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR

Prague Workshop

Main Focus:

Novel technologies and strategies for mapping and ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular 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


Program Objectives

  • Provide a review of different strategies of mapping and catheter ablation of complex cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Introduce new available technologies for catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias
  • Demonstrate such strategies and technologies in live cases


Programme

Sunday, April 19, 2020

10:00-11:00   Registration

11:00-11:30   Opening ceremony, welcome address – J Kautzner (Prague)

11:30-12:15   Flying through the beating heart – living 3D anatomy for an electrophysiologist – Joris Ector (Leuven)

12:15-12:35   Lessons learned from histological validation of myocardial substrate mapping – Claire Glashan, (Leiden)

12:35-12:50   Strategy of anticoagulation around electrophysiological interventions – Massimo Grimaldi (Bari)

12:50-13:20   Review of Cases from Prague Workshop 2019 – TBD

13:20-14:15   Lunch

14:15-15:00   Mapping and ablation of ventricular Arrhythmias I – Chairs: P Neuzil (Prague), J Kautzner (Prague)

14:15-14:35   Mapping and ablation of outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias – Fermin Garcia (Philadelphia)

14:35-14:55   Alcohol ablation of ventricular arrhythmias – Miguel Valderrabano (Houston)

14:55-15:15   The role of multielectrode catheters in catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardias – Pasquale Santangeli (Philadelphia)

15:15-15:35   Epicardial ablation of ventricular arrhythmias – Jacob Koruth (New York)

15:35-15:45   Discussion

15:45-16:15   Coffee break

16:15-19:15   Live demonstrations I – Chairs: V Reddy (New York), R Cihak (Prague)

CASE 1

Catheter ablation of idiopathic left summit ventricular arrhythmia – F Garcia, D Wichterle

CASE 2

Alcohol venous ablation in idiopathic ventricular arrhythmia – M Valderrabano, J Kautzner, P Peichl

CASE 3

High density mapping of postinfaction ventricular tachycardia – P Santangeli, P Neuzil

CASE 4

Epicardial mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia – J Koruth, J Petru

19:15-20:00   Welcome drink

20:30-23:00   Faculty dinner


Monday, April 20, 2020

08:30-10:30   Mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias II – Chairs: P Santangeli (Philadelphia), R Cihak (Prague)

08:30-08:50   Assessing functional component of the substrate by pacing –  Katja Zeppenfeld (Leiden)

08:50-09:10   Ultra-high density mapping of ventricular arrhythmias – Elad Anter (Boston)

09:10-09:30   The role of magnetic navigation for catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias – Pekka Raatikainen (Helsinki)

09:30-09:50   New technologies for catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias – Vivek Y Reddy (New York)

09:50-10.00   Discussion

10:00-10:30   Coffee break

10:30-13:30   Live demonstrations II – Chairs: F Garcia (Philadlephia), D Wichterle (Prague)

CASE 5

Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia using evoked delayed potential mapping – J Kautzner, K Zeppenfeld

CASE 6

Ultra-high density mapping in ablation of ventricular tachycardia using Rhythmia system – E Anter, P Peichl

CASE 7

Mapping and ablation of post-infarction ventricular tachycardia using magnetic navigation – P Raatikainen, J Skoda

CASE 8

Catheter ablation of unmappable VT using percutaneous support – VY Reddy, P Neuzil

13:30-14:15   Lunch

14:15-15:15   Various interventions in arrhythmia patients – Chairs: M Scaglione (Asti), J Kautzner (Prague)

14:15-14:35   How to maximise the efficacy of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation? – V Reddy (New York)

14:35-14:55   Standalone surgery for atrial fibrillation: state of the art in 2020 – M La Meir (Brussels)

14:55-15:15   Strategies to exclude atrial appendage – P Neuzil (Prague)

15:15-15:35   An update on radiotherapy of ventricular arrhythmias – J Kautzner (Prague)

15:35-15:45   Discussion

15:45-16.15   coffee break

16:15-19:30   Live demonstrations III – Chairs: J Kautzner (Prague), R Čihak (Prague)

CASE 9

TBD – P Peichl, P Stojadinovic

CASE 10

Mapping and ablation after surgical standalone ablation for atrial fibrillation – D Wichterle, Shimizu Y

CASE 11

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using laser balloon – J Petrů, M Chovanec

CASE 12

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using novel technologies – V Reddy, P Neuzil

CASE 13

Catheter closure of left atrial appendage – V Reddy, P Neuzil

19:30-20:00   Departure for dinner


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

08:30-10:00   Catheter ablation of various substrates – Chairs: P Neužil (Prague), J Kautzner (Prague)

08:30-08:50   Bipolar ablation for ventricular arrhythmias – Piotr Futyma (Rzeszow)

08:50-09:10   Cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation – S Boveda

09:10-09.30   Zero fluoro approach to ablation of SVT – M Scaglione, Asti

09:30-10:40   Discussion

09:40-10:00   coffee break

10:00-13:00   Live demonstrations IV – Chairs: P Neuzil (Prague), J Kautzner (Praha)

CASE 13

Cryoablation for persistent atrial fibrillation – S Boveda

CASE 14

Bipolar ablation for ventricular arrhythmias – P Futyma, P Peichl

CASE 15

Zero fluoro ablation of AVNRT – M Scaglione, D Wichterle

13:00 Adjourn – J Kautzner, Prague