Eight students will be admitted at the spring course, divided into 4 students for the first edition (April 2021) and 4 students for the second edition (May 2021).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: to be defined
The course aims to provide enrolled cardiac surgeons with theoretical and practical knowledge of minimally invasive and trans-catheter techniques for the treatment of patients with aortic valve diseases.
The course, through frontal teaching and observation of interventions performed in the operating and hybrid room, is ideated to be highly interactive and aimed at expanding the knowledge miniAVR and TAVI.
With regard to MiniAVR, approaches such as ministernotomy, anterolateral and transaxillary minithoracotomy for the exposure of the aortic valve will be taught in a thorough way so that these can then be applied by the learners independently. Additionally, a 360° multidisciplinary approach for miniAVR will be demonstrated by adding to reduced incisions the use of Minimally Invasive Extracorporeal Circulation (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 theoretical-practical course will be held by Prof. Marco Di Eusanio (Chief of Cardiac Surgery Dept.), Dr. Christopher Munch (Chief of Anesthesia and Cardiac Surgery ICU) and Cardiac Surgeons and anesthetists from the Ancona Team.
Access to the Course is made by selection according to the Curriculum vitae and a Professional Background Assessment Questionnaire (Partecipant form) for the evaluation of the applicant’s professional background.