Merit Medical’s hands-on transseptal education program delivers the tools and techniques needed to perform efficient and successful electrophysiology and interventional cardiology heart procedures.
Courses cover transseptal access through vascular closure and are designed for early career electrophysiologists and electrophysiology fellows. Led by world-renowned, expert faculty, Think Transseptal uses multiple modes of instruction, including hands-on training, clinical data reviews, live case demonstrations, and didactic presentations.
Safe and effective use of transseptal tools
One-on-one interaction with expert faculty
Recognizing and managing complications
Courses are limited in size to preserve the quality of the hands-on experience. To be added to the list of interest for any of the below programs, please select a date and a Merit Medical representative will contact you to discuss course availability. Don’t see a date that meets your needs? We may be able to help place you in another opportunity.
Meet the Think Transseptal faculty who have helped to pioneer transseptal procedures and advance the electrophysiology and interventional cardiology fields of medicine.
Amin Al-Ahmad, MD, FHRS, FACC, CCDS
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute St. David’s Medical Center Austin, TX, USA
Dr. Al-Ahmad completed his undergraduate degree in bioengineering at Syracuse University, completed his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine, and continued his medical studies at Tufts University, completing an internship and residency in internal medicine, a fellowship in general cardiology, and a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology.
After medical school, Dr. Al-Ahmad taught at Tufts University School of Medicine, then Stanford University School of Medicine for ten years before joining Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia. Dr. Al-Ahmad has been the recipient of several teaching excellence awards and participated in the research and publication of several scientific articles and books in the field of electrophysiology.
He has lectured in the area of cardiac electrophysiology both in the United States and internationally. In addition to private practice, Dr. Al-Ahmad continues to be actively involved in a large number of research grants and programs. His area of special interest is ablation of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias as well as the evaluation and development of new technologies.
Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC
Executive Medical Director, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute St. David’s Medical Center Austin, TX
Dr. Natale is the Executive Medical Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and an award-winning international leader in the field of electrophysiology. He is one of the preeminent heart arrhythmia specialists in the world. Dr. Natale’s work focuses on advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, in particular using catheter ablation. He was the first physician in the United States to perform percutaneous epicardial radiofrequency ablation.
Dr. Natale was a member of the Cardiovascular Medicine Department at the Cleveland Clinic from 1999 to 2007, serving as Section Head for the Department of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology and as Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Atrial Fibrillation. In 2006, Dr. Natale was named to the Food and Drug Administration’s Task Force on Atrial Fibrillation and received a patent for a device used to treat atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Natale has served as a professor at a variety of prestigious universities, lectures at symposiums and conferences around the world, and is the author or co-author of hundreds of published articles on pacing and electrophysiology. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation.