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

Practical sessions

Practical sessions associated with 21st Prague Workshop on Catheter Ablation with live demonstrations

21st April 2018, 12:00-6:00 pm


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

Videnska 1083,142 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic


Robert Čihák, Josef Kautzner, Petr Peichl, Dan Wichterle (Prague), Andrey Ardashev (Moscow), Yan Yao (Beijing)


Practical aspects (tips and tricks) of catheter ablation of various supravent ricular arrhythmias and idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias, using case-based learning

Target Audience:

Physicians and associated professionals who are looking to perfect their procedure workflows in catheter ablation of a broad spectrum of arrhythmias

Program Objectives

  • Provide a review of different strategies of catheter ablation in various supraventricular arrhythmias and idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias
  • Discuss such strategies using selected case-reports
  • Demonstrate live cases of conventional ablation
  • Suggest safe strategies for transseptal puncture with and without the use of echocardiography

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify techniques to improve ablation success for supraventricular arrhythmias and idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias, including use of advanced imaging
  • Learn safe strategies how to perform transseptal puncture

Practical Sessions - Scientific Programme

11:00-12:00    Registration

12:00-12:05    Introduction – Josef Kautzner

12:05-12:35    AV nodal reentry: the most stressful ablation for the operator – Andrey Ardashev

12:35-13:05    Accessory pathways and their varieties – Dan Wichterle

13:05-13:35    Atrial flutter – How to reach 100 % efficacy in ablation? – Robert Čihák

13:35-14:05    Idiopathic ventricular tachycardias/VPBs – much more than just a right ventricular outflow tract – Petr Peichl

14:05-15:00    Lunch

15:00-17:00    2 live cases

17:00-17:30    How to perform safe transseptal puncture without echocardiographic guidance? – Yan Yao

17:30-18:00    How to perform safe transseptal puncture with echocardiographic guidance? – Josef Kautzner

18:00-18:05    Adjourn – Josef Kautzner