2021/22 AAC Ancona Advanced Course winter

Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery: Aortic and Mitral

Course Director: Prof. Marco Di Eusanio

Course objectives:

The course, through frontal teaching and observation of operations performed in the operating room, is ideated to be highly interactive and aimed at expanding the knowledge of minimally invasive 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. According to the interpretation of the Ancona team, minimally invasive surgery goes far beyond a ‘small cut’ and contemplates the collaboration of perfusionists, anesthetists, physiotherapists and nurses. The principles of this multidisciplinary approach will be demonstrated in practice through the use of MiECC, ultrafast track anesthesia protocols and early ICU rehabilitation.

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.

The course has a limited number of places available (n=4). To participate in the allocation of seats, learners will need to make a reservation starting June 7, 2021.

Position in the ranking will be determined by the chronological order of registration.

November 10-11-12, 2021
December 15-16-17, 2021

Dates and registration fee will be shortly provided

A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the course

For further info and support: minicardiacsurgery-research@univpm.it


DAY 1 (afternoon)


  • 15.30 Welcome
  • 16.00 Why MICS
  • 16.20 How MICS:
    • the value of direct vision Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)
    • the value of Sutureless and Rapid Deployment Valves (SURD)
    • the value of Minimally Invasive Perfusion Technologies (MiECC)
    • the value of Ultra-Fast Track Anesthesia (UFTA)
    • our experience
  • 17.20 Discussion
  • 18.00 Preparing for tomorrow cases
    • Live in Box: step by step techniques for ministernotomy and anterior right mini thoracotomy (ART) (or transaxillary -TA) for Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR)
  • 18.30 End of the day


Into the operative theatre: Aortic Valve (2 cases)

  • 7.45 Coffee & Case presentation
  • 9.00 Case 1
    • 360° mini AVR (Minist. + Miecc + SURD + UFTA)
  • 12.30 Case 2
    • ART (or TA) mini AVR
  • 17.00 – 17.30 Preparing for the tomorrow cases
    • Live in Box: step by step trans-axillary MVR (on videos)


Into the operative theatre: Mitral Valve (2 cases)

  • 7.45 Coffee – Case presentation
  • 09.00 Case 1
    • Transaxillary direct view mitral valve repair (case 1)
  • 12.30 Case 2
    • Transaxillary direct mitral valve view repair (case 2)
  • 17.00 end of ACC

Noema SRL unipersonale – via Orefici, 4
40124 – Bologna (Bo) – Cod.Fisc. e P.IVA 03809750379
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Noema SRL unipersonale – via Orefici, 4
40124 – Bologna (Bo) – Cod.Fisc. e P.IVA 03809750379
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