Aortic Valve Repair and Ross Operation

The Aortic Valve Repair & Ross Operation Course will run from 28-29 November 2022 MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER 07:30 Welcome and registration Moderators: L de Kerchove, Brussels; S Mastrobuoni, Brussels 08:05 Repair-oriented anatomy of tricuspid and bicuspid aortic valve L de Kerchove, Brussels Comprehensive analysis of the severity and the mechanisms of aortic insufficiency by echocardiography … Continue reading "Aortic Valve Repair and Ross Operation"

The Aortic Valve Repair & Ross Operation Course will run from 28-29 November 2022

MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER
07:30 Welcome and registration
Moderators: L de Kerchove, Brussels; S Mastrobuoni, Brussels
08:05 Repair-oriented anatomy of tricuspid and bicuspid aortic valve L de Kerchove, Brussels
Comprehensive analysis of the severity and the mechanisms of aortic insufficiency by echocardiography J-L Vanoverschelde, Brussels
Live Case 1: Valve sparing reimplantation in tricuspid aortic valve (TAV)
10:30 Break
11:00 The best timing to repair severe aortic valve insufficiency: Are we approaching similar indication as for mitral insufficiency? J-L Vanoverschelde, Brussels
Live Case 2: Tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) repair
12:30 Lunch
Moderators: G El Khoury, Brussels; S Mastrobuoni, Brussels
13:30 General principles of aortic valve repair: Which techniques for which lesion S Mastrobuoni, Brussels
Peroperative echocardiography: What the surgeon needs before and after the repair G Lemaire, Brussels
Live Case 3: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) repair
15:00 Break
15:30 Step-by-step technique of valve sparing reimplantation in TAV and BAV G Aphram, Brussels
Cusp repair in tricuspid and bicuspid aortic valve S Mastrobuoni, Brussels
Aortic valve repair and Ross procedure in paediatric patient: indication and technical aspect Y D’Udekem, Washington
18:00 Close
TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER
Moderators: L de Kerchove, Brussels; S Mastrobuoni, Brussels
08:00 Options of aortic valve replacement in the young patient: The cardiologist’s perspective D Vancraeynest, Brussels
Techniques of Ross operation: Free standing root To be announced
Techniques of Ross operation: Inclusion in native root S Mastrobuoni, Brussels
Techniques of Ross operation: Inclusion in vascular graft L de Kerchove, Brussels
Live Case 4: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) repair
10:30 Break
11:00 How to optimize allograft for Ross procedure S Mastrobuoni, Brussels
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Wetlab session on valve sparing reimplantation and Ross procedure
17:00 Close

 

Programme and faculty subject to change

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
28 & 29 November 2022 (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 days of interactive lectures, videos, live surgery and wetlab

Course Fee
Members: €475
Non-Members: €575

Fees include lunch and refreshments on both days and a dinner on Monday 28 November.

In order to enhance interaction we have limited the number of participants to 40, allowing for active and free discussions.

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 aortic root 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 surgery. Indications for repair and replacement alternatives like the Ross procedure will also be illustrated and discussed in regards to long-term outcomes.

The course ends with a hands-on session to practice valve-sparing procedures closely guided by the Course Directors. Optional, please bring your surgical loupes.

Target Audience
Skills Level 3 – Surgeons established in independent practice.

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 and understand the different steps of valve sparing reimplantation, annuloplasty and cusp repair techniques in tricuspid and bicuspid aortic valve
  5. Learn to evaluate intraoperatively and by echocardiography post-repair result
  6. Learn the techniques of Ross procedure and their indications
  7. Discuss indications, limits and alternatives of aortic valve repair and Ross procedures

 

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Faculty

  • Gebrine El Khoury
  • Laurent de Kerchove
  • Gaby Aphram
  • Guillaume Lemaire
  • Stefano Mastrobuoni
  • David Vancraeynest
  • Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde