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Education and Training

We are highly committed to training and education and provide robust blended training programs to develop expertise and support optimal clinical outcomes. Our faculty/trainers are experts in the field of treatment of atrial fibrillation and LAA management. Our courses feature both didactic and hands-on training from highly experienced Afib surgeons and electrophysiologists covering a broad range of relevant topics;

  • Understand the relevant anatomy for performing a concomitant procedure
  • Review pathophysiology and key principles of atrial fibrillation treatment
  • Review society guidelines supporting surgical ablation and left appendage management
  • Discuss the rationale and indications for the Maze IV lesion set and Hybrid AF Minimally Invasive Therapy
  • Share best practices to improve procedural efficiency and clinical efficacy
  • Review alternate surgical approaches, energy sources and lesion sets associated with surgical treatment
  • List pre and postoperative care considerations of concomitant treatment
  • Review role and alternate techniques associated with left atrial appendage management
  • Understand the benefits of surgeon/ electrophysiologist collaboration in identifying, treating, and performing rhythm follow-up of atrial fibrillation patients

AF Connect (EMEA)

AtriCure offers training and education programs to healthcare professionals interested in developing their expertise and knowledge in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and left atrial appendage management. The offering on AF Connect includes structured training programs such as Maze IV and Hybrid AFTM Therapy programs, proctoring support by internationally recognized experts, and online access to relevant clinical content.

For more information about our training courses, please visit AF Connect.


Concomitant AF Education Pathway

The course provides a comprehensive learning experience for healthcare providers interested in learning about the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of surgical ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardiac surgery.

Hybrid AF™ Education Pathway

We offer training opportunities for healthcare professionals looking to expand their treatment offerings. The pathway is intended for Cardiac Surgeons and Electrophysiologists who want to implement a Hybrid AF™ Convergent Therapy with the EPi-Sense® coagulation device.

Video Assisted Thoracoscopic LAA Exclusion Education Pathway

The course is designed for Cardiac Surgeons interested in endoscopic LAA management and provides a didactic session followed by hands-on practice on a beating heart training model. Healthcare professionals will discuss patient selection, best practices, and how to start the program.

Total Thoracoscopic Ablation (TT ablation) Education Pathway

The program is intended for Cardiac Surgeons who already have experience in concomitant ablation and are interested in endoscopic ablation techniques. The course provides a didactic session followed by hands-on performing ablation/ LAA management in a beating heart training model.
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Professional Education Course Brochure - 2023

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