The Mitral Valve Repair Course will run from 8 – 9 March 2023 in Windsor.
This Course will be available online and in-person, all times shown below are local UK times.
WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH
|09:00||Welcome and introduction||M De Bonis, Milan|
|09:05||Mitral valve repair: Introduction and overview||M De Bonis, Milan|
|09:30||2021 ESC/EACTS guidelines for valvular heart disease – what is important for the mitral surgeon?||V Delgado, Barcelona|
|09:55||Echocardiography: what I look at for planning my repair||R Klautz, Leiden|
|10:20||Imaging beyond echo for surgical planning||S Heuts, Maastricht|
|11:15||Essentials for heart-team discussions in degenerative mitral disease|
|11:40||Starting from the basics: Surgical pitfalls in mitral valve repair||M De Bonis, Milan|
|12:05||Posterior leaflet prolapse: When and how to resect!||M Palmen, Leiden|
|12:30||Posterior leaflet prolapse: When and how to respect!||N Bonaros, Innsbruck|
|Session 3: Live-in-a-box cases|
|14:00||Performing the intraoperative mitral valve analysis|
|14:20||Ring annuloplasty||N Bonaros, Innsbruck|
|14:40||Triangular resection of the posterior leaflet|
|15:00||Decreasing the height of the posterior leaflet (folding, sliding, butterfly)||R Klautz, Leiden|
|Session 4: Live-in-a-box cases|
|15:40||Repair of posterior leaflet prolapse: Premeasured chordal loops||N Bonaros, Innsbruck|
|16:00||Repair of posterior leaflet prolapse: Hand-adjusted artificial chordae|
|16:20||Repair of posterior leaflet prolapse: Ligaclip based adjustment of artificial chordae|
|16:40||Repair of posterior leaflet prolapse: Transapical off-pump neochordae implantation|
THURSDAY 9 MARCH
|09:00||Annuloplasty: Ring types and sizing||M De Bonis, Milan|
|09:25||Isolated anterior leaflet prolapse||M Palmen, Leiden|
|09:50||Dealing with bileaflet prolapse||R Klautz, Leiden|
|10:15||Post operative SAM: Prevention and treatment||E Girdauskas, Augsburg|
|Session 6: Live-in-a-box cases|
|11:10||Chordal implantation on the anterior leaflet||E Girdauskas, Augsburg|
|11:30||Edge-to-edge technique for anterior and bileaflet prolapse/flail||D Carino, Milan|
|11:50||Adjustable sliding knots for anterior leaflet neochordae||M De Bonis, Milan|
|12:10||A case of bileaflet prolapse|
|Session 7: Echo simulator|
|13:30||Echo simulator mitral repair: What can you learn from it||P Diprose, Southampton|
|13:50||Practical training on the echo simulator||P Diprose, Southampton|
|Session 8: Wetlab|
Programme and faculty subject to change.
8-9 March 2023 (2 day course)
M De Bonis, Milan
This course is available online and in-person.
In-person registration fees include all sessions, breaks, lunch and dinner on Wednesday 8 March.
In-person fees (Windsor,UK):
€ 495.00 inclusive of VAT
€ 575.00 inclusive of VAT
Online registration fees include all sessions, except sessions 7 and 8. Kindly note there is no interactive function and you will not be able to interact with Faculty and other attendees.
Hybrid fees (online only):
€ 150.00 inclusive of VAT
€ 200.00 inclusive of VAT
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.
Skills Level 2 – Residents in the final years of training and surgeons at the beginning of independent practice.
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.
Please click here for the EACTS Academy terms and conditions.