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Minimal Invasive Surgery: A journey of sharing together

Veranstaltungsart:Course / Live Cases
Thema:Minimal Invasive Surgery: A journey of sharing together
Team approach and keys for success
Leitung:Dr. Patrick Perier
Termin:Monday, October 4th, 2010 to Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
Uhrzeit:Monday, October 4th, 2010: 14:00 - 18:00 h
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010: 08:30 - 18:45 h
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010: 08:30 - 12:45 h
Anmeldung:For more information or to register, please contact your local Edwards representative.
Gebühr:1’600€ including: 3-day program, 2 hotel nights, return coach transfer from Frankfurt airport, hotel transfers to the hospital, and meals
Zielgruppe:The course is specifically designed for cardiac surgeons and cardiologists with experience in mitral valve surgery, who want to start performing minimal invasive surgery and who would like to improve their knowledge in this area working as a real team.
Dauer:3 days
Ort:Herz- und Gefäß-Klinik, Bad Neustadt / Saale, Germany


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The Herz und Gefäss Klinik is honored to host this program on Minimally Invasive

Heart valve therapy is transforming itself as major changes are underway. This revolution is driven by one goal: to make surgery more patient- friendly through a reduction of the surgical trauma, and an ever reducing invasive intervention.

Mitral valve repair has been an evolving and active field seeking its Holy Grail; that is being the restoration of the surface of coaptation as conceptualized by Alain Carpentier.

It is well recognized that different techniques may be used to obtain the same results, and consequently repair strategy may vary from surgeon to surgeon. Similarly, approaches may differ, and there is a strong and growing interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery, on which this Course will concentrate.

We will cover the essentials of Minimally Invasive Surgery through presentations and live cases. The format of the Course will favour interactivity to aid understanding. To deliver a coherent message and to reflect the everyday life, we will also perform valve repair through median sternotomy, especially since there are still indications for this approach. Every procedure will be thoroughly reviewed by the operating surgeon so that you can raise any questions.

Aortic valve therapy is also developing rapidly. We will present the different strategies of transcatheter and minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, discuss their respective roles and cover future developments.

A distinguished Faculty of renowned experts will join the Master of Valve Therapy Education board to further illustrate the necessity of the Team Approach.

We hope that you enjoy taking this “thought-provoking” journey into the challenging world of valve therapy. On behalf of the Educational Board of the Master of Valve Therapy, of the Herz und Gefäss Klinik, and Edwards Lifesciences, I would like to wish you a fruitful and enjoyable Course in Bad Neustadt.

Kind Regards,
Dr. Patrick Perier


The program will consist of both lectures and live cases, with a particular focus on the team approach and learning curve challenges. Surgical techniques, various clinical cases and recent clinical results will be presented with a pragmatic, step-by-step approach. The course faculty includes cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists who are experts in their fields and are dedicated to enhancing medical education. In order to give each participant the opportunity to actively interact with the faculty, the attendance is limited to 40 cardiac surgeons.

Participants in this program will have the opportunity to:

  • Share opinions on how to start an MIS program in their hospital
  • Review the team approach to setting up an MIS platform
  • Discuss patient selection and contraindication to MIS
  • Debate on treating patients with MIS rather than cardiothoracic surgery
  • Gain a thorough understanding of MIS techniques, in the setting of mitral, tricuspid and aortic surgeries.


At the end of the program, participants will be more confident in:

  • Setting up an MIS team and platform, including a referral network of cardiologists
  • Selecting the correct surgical strategy to optimize patient outcomes
  • Valve analysis and treatment using MIS

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