Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: Aortic and Mitral Valves (Autumn Edition)
Minimally Invasive and Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Interventions (Spring Edition)
Our courses, through frontal teaching and observation of operations performed in the operating/hybrid room, are ideated to be highly interactive and aimed at expanding the knowledge of minimally invasive and trans-catheter interventions on heart valves. In particular, approaches such as ministernotomy, anterolateral and transaxillary minithoracotomy for the exposure of the aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves will be taught in a thorough way so that these can then be applied by the learners independently. With the collaboration of perfusionists and anesthetists, the principles our 360° multidisciplinary MICS approach will be demonstrated in practice through the use of MiECC, ultrafast track anesthesia protocols and early ICU rehabilitation.
With regard to TAVI, after providing CT-based preoperative planning and catheters principles, transfemoral TAVI will be demonstrated in step-by-step fashion with the aids of videos and, on day 3 , directly in the hybrid room. The learning surgeon should return home well convinced TAVI is an intervention that can be learned and that should become part of his/her armamentarium.
The course has a limited number of places available (from 4 to 6). To participate in the allocation of seats, learners will need to make a reservation starting June 7.
Dates and registration fee will be shortly provided.