Aortic Valve Repair and Ross Operation

The Aortic Valve Repair & Ross Operation Course will run from 2-3 December 2019 MONDAY 2 DECEMBER 07:30 Welcome and registration Moderators: L de Kerchove, Brussels; D Pacini, Bologna 08:00 Repair oriented surgical anatomy of tricuspid and bicuspid aortic valve L de Kerchove, Brussels Comprehensive analysis of the severity and mechanisms of aortic insufficiency by echocardiography … Continue reading "Aortic Valve Repair and Ross Operation"

The Aortic Valve Repair & Ross Operation Course will run from 2-3 December 2019

MONDAY 2 DECEMBER
07:30 Welcome and registration
Moderators: L de Kerchove, Brussels; D Pacini, Bologna
08:00 Repair oriented surgical anatomy of tricuspid and bicuspid aortic valve L de Kerchove, Brussels
Comprehensive analysis of the severity and mechanisms of aortic insufficiency by echocardiography JL Vanoverschelde, Brussels
Live Case 1: Valve sparing reimplantation in tricuspid aortic valve (TAV)
10:30 Break
Moderators: E Navarra, Brussels; D Pacini, Bologna
11:00 The best time to repair severe aortic valve insufficiency: Is there new evidence to operate earlier? D Vancraeynest, Brussels
General principles of aortic valve repair: Which technique for which lesion E Navarra, Brussels
Live Case 2: Tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) repair
13:00 Lunch
Moderators: S Mastrobuoni, Brussels; D Pacini, Bologna
13:45 Acute type A aortic dissection: Indications for valve sparing root replacement and indication for arch replacement D Pacini, Bologna
Brussels’ step-by-step technique and results of valve sparing reimplantation in TAV and BAV S Mastrobuoni, Brussels
Live Case 3: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) repair
15:00 Break
Moderators: S Mastrobuoni, Brussels; D Pacini, Bologna
15:30 Cusp repair in tricuspid aortic valve: Cusp plication and more E Navarra, Brussels
Cusp repair for the different bicuspid aortic valve phenotypes S Mastrobuoni, Brussels
From echocardiographic to surgical inspection: Clinical cases #1 G Lemaire, Brussels
Critical appraisal of the different annuloplasty options L de Kerchove, Brussels
18:00 Close
TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER
Moderators: E Navarra, Brussels; D Pacini, Bologna
08:00 From echocardiographic to surgical inspection: Clinical cases #2 G Lemaire, Brussels
Post-repair echocardiographic assessment: When to go for lunch and when to go for a second run M van Dyck, Brussels
Live Case 4: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) repair
10:30 Break
11:00 Ross operation indications and techniques L de Kerchove, Brussels
Live Case 5: Ross procedure
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Wetlab session on valve sparing reimplantation and Ross procudure G El Khoury, Brussels; L de Kerchove, Brussels; D Pacini, Bologna
17:30 Close

 

Programme and faculty subject to change

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
2 & 3 December 2019 (2 day course)

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

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

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

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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Faculty

  • Laurent de Kerchove
  • Gebrine El Khoury
  • Stefano Mastrobuoni
  • Davide Pacini
  • Michel van Dyck
  • David Vancraeynest
  • Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde