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 2 | Monday | September 11 | 2023


08:30 - 09:00Welcome
Introductory lectures:
 MVR, Carpentier, Barlow and beyond
The theory behind open annuloplasty rings in Barlow's disease
Müller L
De Paulis R
09:00 - 12:00Live surgeries transmitted from OR
Moderator: Reichenspurner H
Panel: Fischlein T, Laufer G, Glauber M, Holubec T, Özpeker C
 Case presentation 
Live case 1
Endoscopic AVR
Surgeons: Pitsis A, Nikoloudakis N, Krapf C
Learning objectives: Access, aortotomy & valve exposure, valve implantation
Facilitator: Bonaros N, Berrebi A
Live case 2
Mini-sternotomy AV-MV-surgery
Surgeons: Gollmann-Tepeköylü C, Grimm M
Learning objectives: Partial sternotomy, cannulation, LA-access, MV exposure
Facilitators: Walther T, Berrebi A
Live-in-a-box 1: Robotic AVR
Live-in-a-box 2: Totally endoscopic AVR using sutureless valves
Live-in-a-box 3: Mini-Ozaki
Live-in-a-box 4: Transaxillary AVR+MVR
Pereda D
Vola M
Holfeld J
Di Eusanio M
12:30 - 13:15Lunch Break
13:15 - 14:00The technology corner 1
Chair: Walther T, Khargi K
 Automatic suturing device for artificial chords
Automatic suturing device for valve replacement
Transfemoral beating heart Neochordae for the treatment of primary MR
Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: devices, acceses and pitfalls
Andreas M
Zacharias J
von Bardeleben R
Castella M 
14:00-14:30Keynote lecture: Barlow's disease and syndrome: a conflict with history
Procedural planning for MVR in Barlow: 5 questions to the echocardiographer 
Perier P
Akhyari P 
14:30 - 18:00Live surgeries transmitted from OR
Moderator: Perier P
Panel: van Praet F, Bianchi G, Doenst T, Seitelberger R, Schachner T
 Case presentation 
Live case 3
Endoscopic MVR for functional mitral regurgitation
Surgeons: Girdauskas E, Gasser S
Learning objectives: Access, camera placement, valve analysis, subvalvular repair techniques, assessmemt of tethering, repair vs replacement
Facilitators: Conradi L, Berrebi A

Live case 4
Endoscopic MVR (Complex mitral repair)
Surgeons: Bonaros N, Müller L
Learning objectives: Remote cannulation, camera placement, valve analysis, repair strategy, triangular resection vs artificial chordae
Facilitators: Kempfert J, Berrebi A
16:00 - 16:30Coffee break 
 Presentations during live surgeries: The minimally invasive multiple valve disease corner
Live-in-a-box 5: Endoscopic transmitral septal myectomy for HOCM (online presentation)
Sternum-sparing techniques for double valve procedures
Triscupid valve repair in minimally mitral surgery raises the risk: PRO
Tricuspid valve repair in minimally invasive mitral surgery raises the risk: CONTRA
Concomitant minimally invasive and tricuspid valve surgery: long-term results
Live-in-a-box 6: Mini-David-Procedure

Balkhy H
Bianchi G
Walther T
Borger M
Pfannmüller B
Holubec T
14:30 - 17:30

Wetlab: Training Village (60 minutes per training)
- Aortic valve replacement wetlab
- Mitral valve repair wetlab
- Endoscopic mitral valve repair simulation
meeting point: registration desk

18:00End of day 2