31 researchers attended the workshop on Treatment of Atrial fibrillation at Nationaltheateret Konferansesenter in Oslo April 25, 2019.
First, Rune Mo gave an excellent talk on AF in heart failure patients, a prevalent clinical problem which is often difficult to address. Second, Anders Opdahl presented data on Left Atrial Appendage closure, proposing that this procedure should be used more often. Anders made the audience gasp, showing an echo video of a thrombus wandering from the left atrial appendage, through the left ventricle and into the aorta!
After a short break, Ting Ting Feng gave a talk about Obesity and AF based on data from the HUNT study. Peter Schuster then gave a comprehensive overview of the results from the CABANA Trial, and discussed the difficulties in interpreting of these results. Last, Gunn Marit Traaen gave a very interesting talk on Treatment of Sleep Apnea in Patiens With Paroxysmal AF.
Jan Pål Loennechen og Sara Reinvik Ulimoen had organized the scientific program and chaired the workshop with elegance. Excellent talks on important topics, good discussions and many relevant questions made the workshop a success.
Network leader Arnljot Tveit gave some closing remarks and information from the network, reminding all to save the date for the third afib.no Annual Meeting September 26-27 2019.