“Brain – Heart axis”

December 5th 2020, 9h00-12h00
(virtual symposium)


8h55-9h00: Introduction – Peter Vanacker (President of the BSC)

9h00-9h05: Introduction  first session: Decision making in AF – moderators Sylvie De Raedt + Philippe Desfontaines

9h05-9h30: “Wearables or implantables for AF detection after stroke?” – Hein Heidbuchel Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, Universiteit Antwerpen

9h30-9h55: “How NOAC selection and reversal can help to protect our stroke patients” – Martin Grond Kreisklinikum Siegen and and University of Marburg

9h55-10h20: “Indications for LAA closure” – Lucas Boersma St Antonius Ziekenhuis, Utrecht and UMC Amsterdam

10h20-10h30: Q and A first session

10h30-10h40: BSC awards  (Helaers Prize, BSC ESOC travel award and BSC scientific workshop award )

10h40-10h50: Break

10h50-10h55: Introduction second session: Update on PFO closure and blood pressure management – moderators Sylvie De Raedt + Philippe Desfontaines

10h55-11h20: “Patent foramen ovale in patients with otherwise cryptogenic stroke or TIA: to close or not to close?” – Guillaume Turc, Centre Hospitalier Sainte Anne, GHU Paris

11h20-11h45: “Blood-pressure management in acute stroke” – Nikola Sprigg, University of Nottingham, City Hospital Campus, Nottingham

11h45-11h55: Q and A second session

11h55-12h05: Varia and closure – Peter Vanacker + special guest


Program endorsed by the European Stroke Organization.