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Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion (VAT LAAE)

AtriCure is committed to providing the most recent and relevant education. We recognize the importance of this material as a key component in giving the HealthCare Provider (HCP) access to the knowledge and experience required to assure optimal safety and outcomes in the atrial fibrillation patient population. This section contains educational materials and activities intended to enhance the user’s experience.

Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion (VAT LAAE)

This 1/2 day training is for Cardiac Surgeons interested in endoscopic LAA management. The course provides a didactic session followed by hands-on training on a beating heart training model. Attendees will discuss patient selection, best practices, and how to start the program.

Target audience: Cardiac surgeons who have endoscopic experience and want to start a standalone LAA management program and have a referral program in place.

Location: AtriCure Office, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Peer to Peer (Case Observations)

This one-day program allows healthcare professionals to observe two surgical live cases in various locations. AtriCure recognizes the importance to observe, having discussions about the specific ablation strategy with practitioners from hospitals with extensive experience, learn about best patient selection and follow-up. In the majority of the training centers, attendees are able to scrub in. Please note that some training centers will only be able to accommodate two attendees at a time. This restriction is due to the importance of observation during clinical cases and hospital regulations.

Location: Various locations

Proctoring (Case Support)

This is a one-day program with two cases scheduled. Please contact your AtriCure representative three weeks prior to the scheduled case so an appropriate Proctor can be assigned. 

For more information about case observations and proctoring, please contact us.


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AF Connect

For more information about training courses, visit AF Connect.(link is external)