Introduction to Aortic Surgery

The course will run from 16-18 March 2017 THURSDAY 16 MARCH 09:00 Arrival and registration 09:15 Welcome and introduction Proximal Thoracic Aortic Surgery 09:20 The physiology and the hemodynamic of the aortic root 09:40 Guidelines for a timely surgical indication 10:00 The bicuspid aortopathy: Classification and prognosis 10:20 A practical guide to the extent of resection … Continue reading "Introduction to Aortic Surgery"
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The course will run from 16-18 March 2017

THURSDAY 16 MARCH
09:00 Arrival and registration
09:15 Welcome and introduction
Proximal Thoracic Aortic Surgery
09:20 The physiology and the hemodynamic of the aortic root
09:40 Guidelines for a timely surgical indication
10:00 The bicuspid aortopathy: Classification and prognosis
10:20 A practical guide to the extent of resection in bicuspid aortopathy
10:40 Group discussion
11:00 The Bentall procedure
Keynote lecture
Live-in-a-box surgical case
Discussion
11:40 The re-modelling procedure
Keynote lecture
Live-in-a-box surgical case
Discussion
12:20 The re-implantation procedure
Keynote lecture
Live-in-a-box surgical case
Discussion
13:00 Lunch
Arch Surgery
14:00 Standard surgical arch replacement
Keynote lecture
Live-in-a-box surgical case
Discussion
14:40 Classic and frozen elephant trunk
Keynote lecture
Live-in-a-box surgical case
Discussion
15:20 Various forms of Hybrid arch repair
Keynote lecture
Live-in-a-box surgical case
Discussion
16:00 Break
Aortic Dissection
16:30 How to best approach malperfusion in acute aortic dissection
16:50 Indications and contraindications on arch replacement during an acute dissection  
17:10 How to deal with a root dissection
17:30 Acute dissection in patients with connective tissue diseases: what are the differences in strategy?
17:50 Group discussion
18:00 Close
FRIDAY 17 MARCH
Peculiar Aspects of Aortic Surgery
09:00 Safe cerebral protection in aortic surgery. What’s the evidence?
09:20 Strategy for the treatment of an infected aortic graft prosthesis
09:40 How to deal with a small aortic annulus. When small is too small? What are the options? How to fit larger valve prosthesis
10:00 Surgery for acute endocarditis of the aortic root
Expert case video: the Commando operation
Group discussion
A Glimpse into a Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair Experience
10:30 Guidelines for the use of thoracic endovascular aortic repair in thoracic aortic disease
Live-in-a-box clinical cases
10:50 Landing zone and sizing. Tips and tricks with video
11:10 Group discussion
11:30 The use of thoracic endovascular aortic repair in acute and chronic type B dissection
11:50 Thoracic endovascular aortic repair vs frozen elephant trunk in various anatomical conditions
12:10 How to follow-up patients after thoracic endovascular aortic repair?
12:30 Group discussion
13:00 Lunch
14:00 EVAR simulation session with the Faculty
16:00 TEVAR simulation session with the Faculty
18:00  Close
SATURDAY 18 MARCH
09:00 Wetlab with the Faculty
1. Annulus enlargement
2. Re-implantation/Re-modelling
13:00  Close

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
16-18 March 2017 (2.5 day course)

Location
Windsor, UK

Course Director/s
R De Paulis, Rome

Course Overview
Covering the major aspects of aortic surgery, from the aortic valve to the descending aorta. Special attention will be devoted to the various options in sparing the aortic valve and on the modern approach to aortic arch surgery.  Guidance will be available for those cardiac surgeons wishing to embark upon an endovascular programme.  This year’s course will include both TEVAR and EVAR simulation sessions as well as a wetlab covering annulus enlargement and re-implantation and re-modelling techniques.

Course Format
Presentations, live-in-a-box surgical cases and wetlab sessions

Course Fee
Members: €500 inclusive of 20% VAT (UK)
Non-Members: €600 inclusive of 20% VAT (UK)

Course fee includes lunches and refreshments on all days and dinners on Thursday 16 March and Friday 17 March 2017.

*Scholarships are available for this course – for further information please click here

Target Audience
This course is aimed at residents in their last year and surgeons willing to broaden their expertise in major aortic valve and aortic pathologies.

Learning Objectives

  • To obtain the proper instruments for a correct diagnostic evaluation in planning the most appropriate surgical approach on the ascending aorta and aortic arch.
  • To learn the technical details in various aortic operations.
  • To acquire basic notions for expanding their endovascular skills.