Hands-On Training for Left Atrial Appendage Closure
Mentice Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion is designed for electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons who wish to improve their own or their team’s understanding of the fundamental steps and critical points for successful LAA occlusion. The module allows for safe and effective training of either individuals or multi-disciplinary teams.
This module assumes familiarity with echocardiography, expert knowledge of the left atrial (LA) anatomy, and extensive experience with transseptal puncture techniques, endovascular intervention and cardiac catheterization techniques. TEE is available during the whole procedure – from examination of the LAA before intervention, to safe crossing of the septum, assessment of the dimensions of the LAA and finally for secure deployment of the cardiac plug and assessment of device configuration after deployment. Training on variations of anatomies and adverse events is carried out in a safe simulated environment, which prepares the operator for real procedures in the operating room. Studies have indicated that complication rates are reduced with increased operator experience.
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