Fundamentals of Aortic Valve Repair

The Fundamentals of Aortic Valve Repair course will run from 16 - 17 November 2017 in Homburg Saar, Germany THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER Moderator: HJ Schäfers 09:00 Welcome and introduction HJ Schäfers 09:45 Aortic regurgitation–epidemiology and guidelines S Ewen 10:15 Anatomy of aortic valve and root M Heinemann 10:45 Break 11:15 Why and when to repair the … Continue reading "Fundamentals of Aortic Valve Repair"
FAS2017_Programme

The Fundamentals of Aortic Valve Repair course will run from 16 – 17 November 2017 in Homburg Saar, Germany

THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER
Moderator: HJ Schäfers
09:00 Welcome and introduction HJ Schäfers
09:45 Aortic regurgitation–epidemiology and guidelines S Ewen
10:15 Anatomy of aortic valve and root M Heinemann
10:45 Break
11:15 Why and when to repair the aortic valve HJ Schäfers
11:30 A good replacement is better than a bad repair I Karliova
11:45 Echo assessment of aortic regurgitation and its mechanisms F Langer
12:15 Lunch
13:00 Aortic valve repair–a standardised and geometric approach HJ Schäfers
13:30 Aortic annuloplasty J Vojacek
14:00 Videos root repair
15:00 Break
15:30 How to start aortic repair HJ Schäfers
16:00 Videos cusp repair
17:00 Break
17:30 A bicuspid valve is not a bicuspid valve U Schneider
17:45 How to build an aortic repair programme J Vojacek
18:00 Close
FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER
Moderator: R De Paulis
07:45 Presentation of the live procedures
08:15 Live Case 1
09:15 Live Case 2
11:15 Live Case 3
13:00 Discussion and close

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
16 – 17 November 2017 (1.5 day course)

Location
Saarland University Medical Center
Homburg Saar, Germany
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Course Director
HJ Schäfers, Homburg Saar

Course Overview
The course is designed to provide the basis of aortic valve repair procedures before the participants start their own programme. It will focus on anatomy of the aortic valve, understanding of echocardiography, selection of patients, and techniques of repair procedures and their geometric principles. The tools include lectures, video presentations and live surgical case transmissions in order to highlight the principles and technical aspects of the approach.

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

Course Fee
Members: €450 inclusive of VAT
Non-members: €550 inclusive of VAT

Fee includes lunch, refreshments and dinner on Thursday 16 November.

Target Audience
Cardio-thoracic surgeons who want to start aortic repair; cardiologists; cardiac anaesthesiologists; residents and fellows

Learning Objectives

  1. Clarify the interaction between cusp and root pathologies in aortic regurgitation
  2. Understand the echocardiographic characteristics of different mechanism of aortic regurgitation
  3. Learn the morphologic characteristics of normal aortic valve form
  4. Understand the concepts of cusp and root repair
  5. Learn the limits of repairability
  6. See and understand the application of different repair techniques to aortic valve/root pathologies

 

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Faculty

  • Ruggero De Paulis
  • Sebastian Ewen
  • Markus K Heinemann
  • Irem Karliova
  • Frank Langer
  • Hans-Joachim Schäfers
  • Ulrich Schneider
  • Jan Vojacek