27 Feb 2024

End of story for aortic valve surgery?

Sabine Bleiziffer, Filip Casselman

This month, our hosts Can Gollmann-Tepeköylü and Miia L Lehtinen are joined by the esteemed Dr. Filip Casselman (of the OLV ClinicBelgium) and Dr. Sabine Bleiziffer (of the Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW, Germany)Listen for an in-depth discussion on the often controversial, aortic valve, including key insight into current clinical practices as well as how these approaches are developing. 

Vascular Disease

Guest speakers:

Sabine Bleiziffer | Senior Consultant (“Leitende Oberärztin”) cardiac surgeon| Programme Director of structural heart disease and the interdisciplinary valve center  at the Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW, Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

Dr. Bleiziffer was born in Transylvania, Romania. She completed her medical studies at the University of Leipzig in Germany. She completed her specialist training at the German Heart Center in Munich. With her move to the high-volume center HDZ, she consolidated her profile in the entire spectrum of modern cardiac surgery with a focus on minimally invasive valve procedures.

Filip Casselman | Cardiovascular Surgeon | Co-Director Cardiovascular Center | Chair of Acquired Cardiac Diseases Domain of the European Association CardioThoracic Surgery – EACTS

Dr Casselman MD PhD FEBCTS obtained his medical and cardiac surgical degree from the Catholic university in Leuven, Belgium.  He completed his training with adult cardiac surgical fellowships at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland OH and at the St Antoniushospital in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.  His PhD thesis was defended at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.  He is co-director of the Cardiovascular Center at the OLV Clinic Aalst Belgium and has an interest in minimally invasive and valvular reconstructive surgery.