Mitral Valve Repair

The Mitral Valve Repair Course will run ONLINE from 8-9 March 2022. Kindly note all times shown are local UK times. TUESDAY 8 MARCH 09:00 Welcome and introduction Session 1: Presentations 09:05 Mitral valve repair: Introduction and overview 09:30 2021 ESC/EACTS guidelines for valvular heart disease – what is important for the mitral surgeon? 09:55 Echocardiographic … Continue reading "Mitral Valve Repair"

The Mitral Valve Repair Course will run ONLINE from 8-9 March 2022.
Kindly note all times shown are local UK times.

TUESDAY 8 MARCH
09:00 Welcome and introduction
Session 1: Presentations
09:05 Mitral valve repair: Introduction and overview
09:30 2021 ESC/EACTS guidelines for valvular heart disease – what is important for the mitral surgeon?
09:55 Echocardiographic need-to-know for the aspiring mitral surgeon
10:20 Imaging beyond echo for surgical planning
10:45 Break
Session 2: Presentations
11:15 Starting from the basics: Surgical pitfalls in mitral valve repair
11:40 Patient selection for degenerative mitral repair: How do you choose the first case
12:05 Posterior leaflet prolapse: When and how to resect
12:30 Posterior leaflet prolapse: When and how to resect
13:00 Lunch
Session 3: Live-in-a-box videos
14:00 Performing the intraoperative mitral valve analysis
14:20 Ring annuloplasty: The keystone of every mitral valve repair
14:40 Triangular resection of the posterior leaflet
15:00 Decreasing the height of the posterior leaflet (folding, sliding, butterfly)
15:20 Break
Session 4: Live-in-a-box videos
15:40 Repair of posterior leaflet prolapse: Premeasured chordal loops
16:00 Repair of posterior leaflets prolapse: Hand-adjusted artificial chordae
16:20 Repair of posterior leaflets prolapse: Echo-guided sizing of the artificial chordae
16:40 Transapical off-pump neochordae implantation
17:00 Close
WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH
Session 5: Presentations
09:00 How I choose my ring type and size for annuloplasty
09:25 When repairing a posterior leaflet prolapse is not easy
09:50 Anterior prolapse: Is it really different
10:15 Dealing with bileaflet prolapse
10:40 Break
Session 6: Live-in-a-box videos
11:10 Chordal implantation on the anterior leaflet
11:30 Edge-to-edge technique for anterior and bileaflet prolapse/flail
11:50 Adjustable sliding knots for anterior leaflet neochordae
12:10 A case of bileaflet prolapse
12:30 Lunch
Session 7: Presentations
13:30 How to get involved in a mitral valve repair programme
13:55 Essentials for heart-team discussions in degenerative mitral disease
14:20 Post operative SAM: Why did it happen to me?
14:45 Intraoperative echocardiographic assessment: What to accept, and when to go back
15:10 Break
Session 8: Live-in-a-box videos
15:30 Demonstration of simulation in (minimally invasive) mitral valve repair
15:50 Off-pump and transcatheter techniques
16:10 Peri-areolar access by 3D endoscopy: From incision to mitral repair
16:30 Robotic mitral repair: From port placements to mitral repair
16:50 Final remarks
17:00 Close

 

Programme subject to change.

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
8-9 March 2022 (2 day course)

Course Director
M De Bonis, Milan

Course Format
Virtual meeting
Interactive lectures
Live-in-a-box videos

Course Fee
Members: €60 inclusive of VAT
Non-Members: €100 inclusive of VAT

Course Overview
The course will cover the fundamental concepts of mitral valve repair for surgeons wanting to introduce this programme in their own practice. Experienced lecturers from all parts of Europe will present a systematic overview of topics together with live-in-a-box surgical videos and interactive case studies.

Target Audience
Skills Level 2 – Residents in the final years of training and surgeons at the beginning of independent practice.

Learning Objectives
You will learn basic as well as some more advanced concepts of mitral valve repair, including indications, imaging tools, surgical techniques and potential pitfalls.  Live-in-a-box videos will be extensively used to help you understand the skills, using a very interactive approach.

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