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Venous & Transseptal Access

Lesson Features

Module: 1 | AF & Single-shot Basics

Prerequisite: None

Assessment: Yes

Certificate: Yes

Duration: 30 minutes

Lesson Details

This lesson aims to explain the techniques to gain access to the venous anatomy and the left side of the heart.

This lesson has been designed to review relevant techniques for gaining access to the venous anatomy and the left side of the hart required for Cryoablation procedures.

Complete the lesson content and then take the knowledge check to assess your understanding.

The learning outcomes tab provides details of the required level of understanding.

This lesson provides learning on the following topics:


  • Venous Access

Transseptal Access

  • Clinical Indications
  • Equipment
  • Target Anatomy
  • Imaging


  • Summary
  • References

On completion of this lesson you should be able to:

  1. List procedures which require transseptal access
  2. Describe vascular access at the femoral vein and artery
  3. Explain the anatomical targets for transseptal access
  4. Recognise the disposable products required for vascular access and the transseptal procedure
  5. Describe the procedure flow from groin access through to puncture
  6. Display fluoroscopic or intracardiac echocardiography images applicable to the transseptal procedure.

The questions within the lesson are there to help you with your understanding and will not be scored. On completion of the lesson, you will then be able to take the knowledge check. This knowledge check is comprised of six multiple-choice questions.

In order to complete this lesson, you will be required to achieve a score of 80% for either assessment.