CSI Joint Symposium
“LAA: watchman vs. Surgery” (debate session)
April 15 (Sat) 17:45-18:45 (Tokyo)

About CSI:

CSI Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the survival and life of patients with congenital, structural and valvular heart disease and heart failure. CSI has a 25-year track record of encouraging and promoting research and providing training initiatives and educational opportunities to doctors, technicians and nurses worldwide. Our Flagship conference will take place in Frankfurt, June 28 – July 1, 2023. The scientific program will feature parallel streams of congenital, structural and valvular topics along with live case transmissions performed by experienced operators from around the world. Leading experts in the field will provide an update on the latest trials, studies, new devices and techniques in the field. Our popular training village with hands-on workshops will add to the learning experience by providing valuable practical experience and step by step guidance through case-based discussions, simulation and demonstration of procedures. Applicants and attendees will have the chance to share and discuss their interesting cases in our cathlab café and e-poster sessions.
CSI offers a number of other educational opportunities in 2023 including a webinar program and conferences on heart disease interventions in Thailand and USA as well as focused workshops on LAA closure and Heart Failure in Germany in the second half of the year. For more information, please visit our website: csi-congress.org

CSI Joint Symposium
“LAA: watchman vs. Surgery” (debate session)
April 15 (Sat) 17:45-18:45 (Tokyo)


Hidehiko Hara(Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan)

Koichi Oki(Department of Neurology, Tokyo Saiseikai Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan)

Horst Sievert(CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC, Frankfurt, Germany)


「LAA closure 2023: Update on interventional closure by WATCHMAN FLX and surgical closure」

Martin W. Bergmann(Dep. Cardiology & Intensive Care Medicine Asklepios Klinik Altona, Hamburg, Germany)

「An interdisciplinary approach to stroke prevention」

Hiroyuki Kawano(Department of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Medicine, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan)

「Great challenges for interventional cardiologist: the possibility of percutaneous left atrial appendage closure」

Masahiko Asami(Division of Cardiology, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan)

「Debate: Left atrial appendage should be closed surgically, not with WATCHMAN implant」

Toshiya Ohtsuka(Center of Wolf-Ohtsuka TTAF Procedure, New-Heart Watanabe International Institute, Tokyo, Japan)


Registration Fee:Free for overseas participnats

Please send us e-mail to cvss2023-reg@n-practice.co.jp

with information on
1. Name
2. Affiliation
3. Country
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