Case Corner – Aortic Dissection: Protecting the brain and restoring perfusion

EACTS is pleased to announce the return of our highly successful Case Corners for 2024. New topics, new cases, by residents for residents.
  • 27 Jun 2024
  • Online

Event Information

  • Date/Duration

    27 June 2024
    19:00 – 20:00 Central European Summer Time (1 hour)

  • Course Director

    N Hussein, Hull
    Resident’s Committee Chair

  • Course Format

    Virtual meeting
    Interactive discussion
    Case scenarios

  • Target Audience

    Residents and fellows in cardiac surgical training programmes.

  • Course Fee

    EACTS Members: FREE

    Non Members: Registration for your first session costs €10.
    Attend this session and you will gain access to your 2nd session for €5.
    Attend the 2nd session and gain access to your 3rd for €5 and so on.
    Keep the streak going and attend all 7 sessions for just €40.  Break your attendance streak and start again at €10.

    Kindly note the EACTS Case Corner sessions will not be recorded nor will it be available on the EACTS Media Library.

    EACTS Academy terms and conditions.

Course Overview

In this hour-long session an educational case is presented.  All symptoms, patient characteristics and test results are described in detail.  Together with the attendees, the best treatment decision is discussed.  The solution and clinical course of the case is revealed thereafter, and scientific evidence supporting the decision is discussed.

The aim of this course is to create a platform for discussion and exchange for residents and promote clinical skills in diagnosis and decision-making in cases based on scientific evidence.

Seize the opportunity to discuss challenging cases with fellow residents and a panel of renown specialists in the field!


Case Submissions

Aortic dissection usually requires emergency surgery, however success is dependent on protecting the brain and restoring perfusion.  There are multiple different strategies to achieve this. We are looking for a case where the candidate will take us through the aortic dissection repair including the cannulation and neuroprotective strategies and support their decision making with evidence.

The Residents Committee will choose the best case, and then prepare the case corner session via personal Zoom calls with the successful participant.

Support for this session will be provided by Maroua Eid and Jules Olsthoorn

The submission deadline for the Aortic Dissection session is the 17 May 2024 @ 23:59 GMT