Introduction to Aortic Surgery

The Introduction to Aortic Surgery Course will run online from 25-26 May 2021. Kindly note all times shown are Central European Summer Time (CEST). TUESDAY 25 MAY 09:00 Welcome and introduction K Tsagakis, Essen Session 1 - Introduction to aortic diseases 09:05 Aortic diseases: Definition, classification and epidemiology F Schoenhoff, Bern 09:20 Current guidelines on … Continue reading "Introduction to Aortic Surgery"

The Introduction to Aortic Surgery Course will run online from 25-26 May 2021.
Kindly note all times shown are Central European Summer Time (CEST).

TUESDAY 25 MAY
09:00 Welcome and introduction K Tsagakis, Essen
Session 1 – Introduction to aortic diseases
09:05 Aortic diseases: Definition, classification and epidemiology F Schoenhoff, Bern
09:20 Current guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases J Dumfarth, Innsbruck
09:35 Aortic imaging: Current state of the art and future perspectives To be announced
09:50 Aortic dissection: Take the fingerprints of the disease M Czerny, Freiburg
10:05 Aortic valve related aortopathy – Insights to a combined aortic disease A Della Corte, Napoli
10:20 Break
Session 2 – Surgery of the aortic root and the proximal thoracic aorta
10:45 Open thoracic aortic surgery – Preparing a surgical logbook K Tsagakis, Essen
11:00 Bentall procedure: Mechanical and biological conduits in 2021 D Pacini, Bologna
11:15 Valve sparing root procedures: Reimplantation technique R de Paulis, Rome
11:30 Valve sparing root procedures: Remodeling technique To be announced
11:45 Extended aortic root repair in small aortic annulus and endocarditis E Quintana, Barcelona
12:00 Lunch
Session 3 – WEBLAB I: Proximal aortic surgery
13:00 Aortic root reimplantation – How I do it R de Paulis, Rome
13:20 Aortic annulus reinforcement – How I do it E Lansac, Paris
13:40 Selective root sinus replacement – How I do it To be announced
14:00 Break
Session 4 – WEBLAB II: Proximal aortic surgery
14:20 Bentall procedure in endocarditis D Pacini, Bologna
14:40 Partial sternotomy for proximal aortic repair To be announced
15:00 Re-do proximal aortic surgery M Shrestha, Hannover
15:20 Cannulation techniques – Case examples To be announced
15:40 Proximal aortic repair in acute Type A aortic dissection D Pacini, Bologna
16:00 Discussion and close
WEDNESDAY 26 MAY
09:00 Welcome K Tsagakis, Essen
Session 5 – Surgery of the aortic arch and distal aorta
09:05 Neuroprotection strategies for aortic arch surgery To be announced
09:20 Open aortic arch repair: From partial to extended A Martens, Hannover
09:35 Hybrid aortic arch repair: From partial to full debranching M Czerny, Freiburg
09:50 Management of the aortic arch in acute aortic dissection D Pacini, Bologna
10:05 Treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic disease
10:20 Discussion
10:40 Break
Session 6 – Endovascular thoracic aortic surgery
11:00 Endovascular technology for the thoracic aorta – Update To be announced
11:20 Endo repair in Type B aortic dissection – When and how M Kolowca, Rzeszow
11:40 Total endovascular aortic repair: Current options and perspectives To be announced
12:00 Lunch
Session 7 – WEBLAB III: Aortic arch surgery
13:00 Total aortic arch repair using FET – How I do it M Shrestha, Hannover
13:20 Open aortic arch stenting in acute aortic arch dissection K Tsagakis, Essen
13:40 Two stage aortic arch repair in acute aortic dissection To be announced
14:00 Break
Session 8 – WEBLAB IV: Endovascular and thoracoabdominal surgery
14:20 Total endo-arch repair – How to do it M Czerny, Freiburg
14:40 Endovascular repair in distal aortic arch To be announced
15:00 Open thoracoabdominal aortic repair To be announced
Session 9 – WEBLAB V: Bail-outs
15:20 Surgical case videos
15:50 Discussion and close

Programme subject to change.

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
25-26 May 2021 (2 day course)

Course Director
K Tsagakis, Essen

Course Format
Virtual meeting
Interactive lectures
WEBLAB Sessions: Surgical case videos

Course Fee
Members: €100 inclusive of VAT
Non-Members: €140 inclusive of VAT

Course Overview
This online version of the popular EACTS Course will cover the major aspects of aortic surgery, from the aortic valve to the descending aorta. Special attention will be devoted to the various options in sparing the aortic valve and on the modern approach to aortic arch surgery.  Guidance will be available for those cardiac surgeons wishing to embark upon an endovascular programme.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at residents in their last year and surgeons willing to broaden their expertise in major aortic valve and aortic pathologies.

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