What is driving AFib?

Despite years of research, the perfect treatment strategy for atrial fibrillation is still a matter of debate. Several mechanisms behind AFib are discussed, with sometimes even contradicting results. Starting the meeting, this session will summarize the state-of-the-art in AFib ablation, get back to the early stages of AFib research and bridge the gap to computer assisted data analysis and simulation.

Program topics include:

  • Catheter ablation of AFib: Where are we in 2015?
  • What can animal models teach us about initiation and perpetuation?
  • Computer simulation and modeling: Helpful in understanding AFib?

Panel discussion:

  • Which mechanisms are crucial for maintenance of AFib?
  • Which models are suitable to solve the riddle of AFib?