Reconstruction of the Aortic Valve and Root: A practical approach

The Reconstruction of the Aortic Valve and Root: A practical approach will run 18-20 September 2019 in Homburg Saar, Germany. WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 10:30Aortic regurgitation and aneurysm - epidemiology and guidelines 09:00 Welcome and introduction 09:45 Anatomy of aortic valve and root 10:00 Break 11:00 Why and when to repair the aortic valve 11:20 Echo … Continue reading "Reconstruction of the Aortic Valve and Root: A practical approach"

The Reconstruction of the Aortic Valve and Root: A practical approach will run 18-20 September 2019 in Homburg Saar, Germany.

WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

10:30Aortic regurgitation and aneurysm – epidemiology and guidelines

09:00 Welcome and introduction
09:45 Anatomy of aortic valve and root
10:00 Break
11:00 Why and when to repair the aortic valve
11:20 Echo assessment of AR and its mechanisms
12:00 Root and cusp repair – the Homburg approach
12:30 AV Repair – reimplantation
13:00 Videos root repair
13:15 Lunch
14:15 Aortic valve surgery – the patient perspective
14:45 The living aortic valve – repair or else?
15:00 Break
15:30 Annuloplasty – the evidence
16:00 Results of root and cusp repair
16:30 Videos cusp repair
18:00 Adjourn
THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
07:45 Case presentations
08:00 Live case 1: Root repair
09:30 Live case 2: Root repair
10:45 From echo to diagnosis
11:15 Live case 3: Root repair
12:15 Case discussion
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Reimplantation is the best root repair
13:15 Remodelling is my standard approach
14:00 3-dimensional echo in aortic valve repair
14:30 Break
14:45 How to start root repair
15:30 Wetlab
18:00 Adjourn
FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
07:45 Case presentations
08:00 Live case 1: Cusp repair
09:00 Live case 2: Cusp repair
1:45 Break
10:30 Pericardial patches in aortic repair – critical perspective
11:00 Live case 3: cusp repair
11:45 Live case 4: cusp repair
12:30 Lunch
13:00 How to start an aortic valve repair programme
13:20 20 years of BAV repair
13:40 AV repair and atrial fibrillation – what to do?
14:00 How to start cusp repair
14:30 Adjourn

COURSE INFORMATION

Date
18-20 September 2019 (2.5 day course)

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

Course Overview
Repair of the aortic valve has become an attractive alternative to replacement due to the low incidence of valve-related complications and the associated high quality of life. In order, however, to achieve reproducible repair results it is important that the surgeon understands and applies the basic concepts that are specific for the reconstruction of the aortic valve.
Professor Schäfers and his team have been dedicated to this field for more than 20 years and have developed and refined reconstructive strategies that can be applied to many regurgitant aortic valves, and based on systematic research they have attempted to advance the principal concepts from art to science. He is more than are happy to share experience and concepts in this workshop specially designed in a didactic way that allows most participants to reproduce the content.

Course Format
Didactic lectures, video presentations, hands-on wetlab and live surgery. Please bring your surgical loupes for the wetlab.

Course Fee
Members: €450.00 + VAT
Non-members: €550.00 + VAT

Target Audience
Surgeons, cardiologists, and anesthesiologists who wish to obtain a comprehensive overview, as well as surgeons looking for a deeper insight into aortic valve repair.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the morphologic characteristics of normal and abnormal aortic valve form
  • Learn the echocardiographic criteria of repairable aortic valves
  • Understand the principles of aortic root repair
  • Learn and understand the principles of cusp repair for different anatomic types
  • Learn the current limitations of repairability