15th Training Course for Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

September 15 - 18, 2024

Valve Surgery under RE-CONSTRUCTION

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Learning Objectives

  • Minimally invasive access for valve surgery

  • Patient selection

  • Preoperative imaging

  • Mini-thoracotomy and partial sternotomy

  • Cannulation strategies

  • Repair techniques for mitral and tricuspid valve

  • 3D videoendoscopy

  • Prosthetic valve selection

  • Intraoperative echocardiography for surgeons

  • Atrial fibrillation

  • Trouble shooting

  • Teaching minimally invasive valve surgery

  • Starting a minimally invasive valve program

  • Wire skills

  • Transcatheter interventions in aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves

  • Patient selection for interventional therapy

  • Role of the heart team

  • Wetlab training of minimally invasive mitral surgery

  • Wetlab interventional valve therapy in a porcine beating heart simulator

Course Format:

  • Live surgeries in 3D with demonstration of basic techniques as well as advanced tips and tricks

  • Minimally invasive step-by-step approach to mitral valve and aortic valve surgery

  • State of the art lectures on selected topics by the international faculty

  • Wet-lab practice using MICS instruments and endoscopic techniques

  • Echocardiography for surgeons

  • Lunch symposia

FOCUS: Valve is intended as an educational program for minimally invasive valve surgery comprising 4 modules

Module 1
Annual Training Course at Innsbruck Medical University
Module 2
Hands-on WETLAB or intraoperative TEE training subsequent to the annual Training Course. Registration is limited to 14 participants in each workshop.
Module 3
Team visit to the OR of the University Hospital Innsbruck, Department of Heart Surgery
Surgeons, scrub nurses, anesthesists and perfusionists welcome!
Registration by personal communication with
Nikolaos BonarosDaniel Höfer
Ludwig Müller
Module 4
Proctoring at your local hospital can be planned by personal arrangement.
Registration by personal communication with
Nikolaos BonarosDaniel Höfer
Ludwig Müller