Mitral Valve Repair

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 Session 1 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 10:45 Break Session 2 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 13:00 … Continue reading "Mitral Valve Repair"

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
Session 1
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
10:45 Break
Session 2
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
13:00 Lunch
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
15:20 Break
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
17:00 Close
THURSDAY 9 MARCH
Session 5
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
10:40 Break
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
12:30 Lunch
IN-PERSON ONLY:
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
14:50 Break
IN-PERSON ONLY:
Session 8: Wetlab
17:00 Close

Programme and faculty subject to change.

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
8-9 March 2023 (2 day course)

Location
Windsor, UK

Course Director
M De Bonis, Milan

Course Format
Interactive lectures
Echo Simulator
Wetlab
Live-in-a-box videos

Course Fee
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

Course Overview
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.

Target Audience
Skills Level 2 – Residents in the final years of training and surgeons at the beginning of independent practice.

Learning Objectives
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.

Faculty

  • Michele De Bonis
  • Nikolas Bonaros
  • Davide Carino
  • Victoria Delgado
  • Paul Diprose
  • Evaldas Girdauskas
  • Samuel Heuts
  • Robert Klautz
  • Meindert Palmen
  • Peyman Sardari Nia