Aortic Valve Repair and Ross Operation

The Aortic Valve Repair & Ross Operation Course will run from 26-27 March 2018 MONDAY 26 MARCH 07:30 Welcome and registration Moderators: R De Paulis, Rome; D Vancraeynest, Brussels 08:00 Aortic valve anatomy and landmarks for aortic valve repair L de Kerchove, Brussels General principles of aortic valve repair G El Khoury, Brussels Live Case 1: … Continue reading "Aortic Valve Repair and Ross Operation"
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The Aortic Valve Repair & Ross Operation Course will run from 26-27 March 2018

MONDAY 26 MARCH
07:30 Welcome and registration
Moderators: R De Paulis, Rome; D Vancraeynest, Brussels
08:00 Aortic valve anatomy and landmarks for aortic valve repair L de Kerchove, Brussels
General principles of aortic valve repair G El Khoury, Brussels
Live Case 1: Valve sparing reimplantation in tricuspid aortic valve (TAV)
10:30 Break
11:00 Echocardiographic assessment of aortic insufficiency and guidelines for surgery JL Vanoverschelde, Brussels
Live Case 2: Isolated AI in tricuspid aortic valve (TAV)
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Evolution of valve sparing over time and long-term result R De Paulis, Rome
Valve sparing reimplantation technique step-by-step in TAV and BAV G El Khoury, Brussels
Live Case 3: Valve sparing in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)
15:00 Break
15:30 Cusp repair in tricuspid aortic valve L de Kerchove, Brussels
Cusp repair in bicuspid aortic valve G El Khoury, Brussels
Indication and sizing of annuloplasty L de Kerchove, Brussels
17:30 Close
TUESDAY 27 MARCH
Moderators: R De Paulis, Rome; D Vancraeynest, Brussels
08:00 Prosthetic alternative to aortic valve repair Mastrobuoni, Brussels
Ross operation indications and techniques L de Kerchove, Brussels
Live Case 4: Isolated AI in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)
10:30 Break
11:00 Post repair echocardiographic assessment M van Dyck, Brussels
Live Case 5: Ross operation
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Wetlab session on valve sparing reimplantation G El Khoury, Brussels; L de Kerchove, Brussels; R De Paulis, Rome
17:30 Close

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
26 & 27 March 2018 (2 day course)

Location
Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc, Brussels, Belgium
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Course Directors
G El Khoury & L de Kerchove, Brussels

Course Format
2 day interactive lectures, videos, live surgical cases and wetlab

Course Fee
Members: €450
Non-Members: €550

Fee includes lunch, refreshments and the wetlab.

Course Overview
The curriculum is designed to provide all aspects of the Brussels School approach and techniques on aortic valve reconstructive surgery.  Covering the anatomy of the aortic valve, echocardiographic assessment and operative planning of aortic regurgitation and aneurysm. Surgical techniques of valve sparing reimplantation, annuloplasty and cusp repair in tricuspid and bicuspid aortic valve will be detailed step-by-step and illustrated during didactic presentations, videos and live surgical cases. Indications for repair and replacement alternatives like the Ross procedure will also be illustrated and discussed in regards to long-term outcomes.  On the final afternoon a hands-on wetlab session will be included to practice valve sparing reimplantation technique.
Optional, please bring your surgical loupes.

Target Audience
Adult and congenital cardio-thoracic surgeons, cardiac anaesthesiologists, cardiologists who want a deeper insight into aortic repair and Ross operation, to develop further their practice; residents and fellows who already have some background in this field.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the normal anatomy of the aortic valve and its pathomorphology in case of regurgitation and/or aorta aneurysm.
  2. Recognise the echocardiographic characteristics of different mechanisms of aortic regurgitation.
  3. Learn to expose and analyse the aortic valve and root.
  4. Learn to recognise the lesions and parameters responsible for valve dysfunction.
  5. Learn and understand the different steps of valve sparing reimplantation, annuloplasty and cusp repair techniques in tricuspid and bicuspid aortic valve.
  6. Learn to evaluate intraoperatively and by echocardiography immediate post-repair result.
  7. Discuss indications, limits and alternatives of aortic valve repair.

 

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