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Education and Training

We offer many different educational opportunities that build on the fundamentals of the Cox-Maze IV procedure. Our courses focus on the rationale, efficiency and efficacy of performing complex arrhythmia procedures to include the first FDA approved minimally invasive Hybrid AF™ Therapy for long-standing persistent (LSP) atrial fibrillation (Afib). Our courses feature both didactic and hands-on training from highly experienced Afib surgeons and electrophysiologists (EPs) covering a broad range of relevant topics:

  • Understand the importance of treating arrhythmias and the relevant anatomy for performing a concomitant or hybrid procedure
  • Discuss optimization of cardiac output by restoring sinus rhythm and improving patient outcomes
  • Review pathophysiology and key principles of Afib treatment
  • Review society guidelines supporting surgical ablation and left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion
  • Discuss the rationale and indications for the Cox-Maze IV lesion set and Hybrid Convergent lesion sets
  • Identify tips and tricks to improve procedural efficiency and clinical efficacy and manage post-operative pain
  • Review alternate epicardial and endocardial approaches, energy sources and lesion sets associated with surgical treatment
  • List pre- and post-operative care considerations of hybrid and concomitant treatment
  • Review alternate techniques associated with LAA
  • Understand the benefits of surgeon/EP collaboration in identifying, treating and performing rhythm follow-up of Afib patients

Our educational opportunities include:

  • Foundational Programs
    • Arrhythmia Management: Foundations of Treating Afib Surgically
    • Hybrid Treatment of Advanced Atrial Fibrillation Patients: Foundations of Sub-Xiphoid Approach
    • Foundations of post-operative pain management: Multimodal Approach in Thoracic Surgery
    • Cryo Nerve Block Therapy: Post-operative Pain Management
  • Multi-Disciplinary Arrhythmia Summits
    • Cardiac Arrhythmia Treatment Summit: Becoming an Arrhythmia Treatment (ART) Surgeon
    • Hybrid Ablation Therapies Summit: Best Practices for Building a Hybrid Programs
  • Advanced Practice Providers
  • Early Career Ablation Programs

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