15th Training Course for Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

September 15 - 18, 2024

Training minimally invasive valve surgery in the era of interventional valve therapies

Day 1 | Sunday | September 10 | 2023


Barlow's disease - a myth?

13:00-14:00Workshop 1:
Morphology and pathophysiology of "Barlow's"
Chair:Pomar J-L, Dumfarth J
 The genetics of myxomatous degeneration
Echo findings in a nut-shell
Multimodality imaging for surgical repair
Gollmann-Tepeköylü C 
Berrebi A
 Delgado V
14:00 - 15:30Workshop 2:
Barlow's disease treatment
Chair: Reichenspurner H, De Paulis R
 Barlow: a condition for valve repair and not replacement
 The cut and sew technique is still valid
 Loops and ring: for all patients
 When is a single ring enough?
 Edge-to edge repair and ring: a reproducible way
 MAC: the late face for Barlows disease

van Praet F
Kempfert J
Färber G
De Bonis M
Bonaros N
15:30 - 16:00Coffee break
16:00 - 18:00Workshop 3:
The theory behind it...
Chair: Perier P, Alfieri O
 - Mitral annular disjunction
- Functional prolapse
Garbi M
Zannis K
Quintana E
Live-in-a-box session: How I...
...treat Barlow's disease with anatomical prolapse?
...treat Barlow's disease with functional prolapse?
...repair a Barlow mitral valve with annular calcifications?
...treat SAM in a second cross-clamp?
Siepe M
Höfer D
Doenst T
Benussi S
18:00End of Day 1