Tag: aortic-valve

Aortic Regurgitation Introduction

M Redmond (Dublin, Ireland) introduces a University session on the pathology of aortic valve regurgitation.

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Second generation TAVI devices

O Wendler (London, UK) describes new devices designed to improve outcomes in surgical TAVI.

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TAVI UK trial

W Toff (Leicester, UK) explains the rationale for and design of the UK transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) trial.

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TAVI UK registry

S Grant (Manchester, UK) presents data from the UK valve and TAVI registries.

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TAVI USA lessons

D Adams (New York, USA) presents evidence for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) from the Pivotal trial of the Medtronic CoreValve.

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Mini-AVR right anterior thoracotomy

Mattia Glauber of Instituto Clinico Sant’ Amgrogio, Milan argues in favour of the right anterior mini-thoracotomy approach for the performance of minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. He uses a short video to illustrate the technique of sutureless valve insertion.

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Mini AVR MiniStern trial

S Nair (Newcastle, UK) presents an update on the mini-sternotomy trial for aortic valve replacement.

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Minimally invasive AVR is more than just cosmetic – the counter argument

John Pepper of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, United Kingdom, as part of a debate, puts forward the alternate view that there is not yet the evidence for superiority of minimally invasive aortic valve replacement over a full

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TAVI valve in valve

M Bhabra (Wolverhampton, UK) describes the evidence for and techniques used in valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

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Mini AVR with sutureless valves

O Dapunt (Oldenburg, Germany) describes the different types of sutureless valves available, with a video demonstration of an Enable valve insertion.

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Mini AVR MAVRIC trial

A Goodwin (Middlesbrough, UK) gives a detailed description of the manubrium-only approach to minimally invasive aortic valve replacement and explains the set-up of the MAVRIC trial.

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TAVI anaesthetics

A Klein (Cambridge, UK) explains the role of an anaesthetist in the transcatheter aortic valve implantation team.

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Aortic regurgitation assessment

J-L Vanoverschelde (Brussels, Belgium) discusses the techniques used to assess the severity of aortic regurgitation.

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Aortic valve repair preoperative assessment

G El-Khoury (Brussels, Belgium) explains his approach to assessing the regurgitant aortic valve for repair.

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Aortic valve surgery procedure choice

M Redmond (Dublin, Ireland) introduces the factors influencing the choice of aortic valve repair or replacement.

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Mini AVR benefits

M Jahangiri (London, UK) describes her technique for mini-AVR and reviews the results.

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TAVI cost effectiveness

J Eaton (Oxford, UK) looks at models of cost-effectiveness to consider the benefits of transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

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Aortic valve repair techniques

M Redmond (Dublin, Ireland) describes several techniques for aortic valve repair.

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Bicuspid aortic valve syndrome

M Redmond (Dublin, Ireland) discusses the bicuspid aortic valve syndrome, including underlying pathogenesis and indications for intervention.

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ESC-EACTS valve guidelines – overview

A Vahanian (Paris, France) gives an overview of the 2012 European valve guidelines, with emphasis on patient evaluation.

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ESC-EACTS valve guidelines – asymptomatic AS

P Kappestein (Rotterdam, Netherlands) discusses the 2012 ESC-EACTS European guidelines for intervention in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis.

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Aortic valve functional unit

M Redmond (Dublin, UK) describes the anatomy of the aortic root as a functional unit.

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ESC-EACTS valve guidelines – prosthesis choice

J Takkenberg (Rotterdam, Netherlands) considers valve prosthesis choice according to the 2012 ECS-EACTS European guidelines.

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ESC-EACTS valve guidelines – TAVI

P Kappestein (Rotterdam, Netherlands) discusses the 2012 European guidelines for transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

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Aortic valve gradient after aortic valve repair

H Vohra (Brussels, Belgium) considers the influence of a higher valve gradient on long-term outcome after aortic valve repair.

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Mild AR after aortic valve repair

H Vohra (Brussels, Belgium) talks about the effect of mild residual aortic regurgitation after aortic valve repair.

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Mini AVR approaches

M Murzi (Massa, Italy) describes a single centre experience with minimally invasive aortic valve replacement via right anterior minithoracotomy compared with ministernotomy.

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Prosthesis size in AVR

I Radotra (Sheffield, UK) considers whether prosthetic size matters in aortic valve replacement.

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Valve sparing root replacement – technical aspects

T David (Toronto, Canada) explains the anatomy of the aortic root. He gives video demonstrations of aortic root reimplantation and remodelling and also considers the challenge of the bicuspid aortic valve.

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Supra-annular tilted bioprosthesis

S Naik (Nottingham, UK) shares his experience of bioprosthetic aortic valve implantation in a supra-annular tilted position in order to avoid patient-prosthesis mismatch.

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UK cardiac database and TAVI registry

N Moat (London, UK) looks at combining the SCTS database and the TAVI registry to allow comparison between aortic intervention groups.

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Sutureless aortic valve replacement via right anterior thoracotomy

V Bapat (London, UK) describes setting up a minimally invasive approach to aortic valve replacement in his unit. He considers the training required, the problems encountered and how these were overcome.

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High volume mini AVR

G Soppa (London, UK) compares his institution’s resullts with standard and mini-AVR.

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ESC-EACTS valve guidelines – asymptomatic aortic regurgitation

A Vahanian (Paris, France) considers the 2012 European valve guidelines for asymptomatic aortic regurgitation.

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Aortic valve surgery present & future

T David (Toronto, Canada) considers the evolution and future of aortic valve surgery.

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Aortic valve prosthesis choice

T David (Toronto, Canada) discusses choosing the optimal valve prosthesis.J Takkenberg (Rotterdam, Netherlands) looks at survival and complications from an epidemiological viewpoint. M Jahangiri (London, UK) considers the importance of valve size in prosthesis selection. A panel discussion follows.

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Manubrial AVR

E Akowuah (Middlesbrough, UK) describes his early experience with the technique of aortic valve replacement via a manubrial incision.

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Trans subclavian TAVI

M Bhabra (Wolverhampton, UK) describes the subclavian / axillary approach for transcatheter aortic valve implantation, with a video demonstration and case presentations.

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AVR ministernotomy trial

S Nair (Cambridge, UK) gives an overview of a single centre ongoing trial of mini- versus full sternotomy for aortic valve replacement.

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TAVI neurological injury

Aiman Alassar (London, UK) looks at the incidence of neurological injury with transcatheter aortic valve implantation, causative mechanisms and the use of protection devices.

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TAVI complication management

M Borger (Leipzig, Germany) talks about his unit’s experience in dealing with complications of transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

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Mini-sternotomy AVR tips

C Young (London, UK) gives a detailed description of his techniques for minimal-access aortic valve replacement.

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Right anterior thoracotomy AVR

B Gersak (Ljubljana, Slovenia) describes his techniques for performing aortic valve replacement via a right anterior mini-thoracotomy.

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TAVI & mitraclip transoesophageal echocardiography

A McNab (Manchester, UK) describes the role of echocardiography in pre-procedural assessment, peri-procedural support and post-procedural follow-up of transcatheter aortic valve implantation cases. The mitraclip system is also considered.

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Transcatheter valve training

C Young (London, UK) ponders the future of cardiac surgical training in the era of TAVI.

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Sutureless valves in high risk AVR

C Young (London, UK) and S Livesey (Southampton, UK) argue for the use of sutureless valves in high-risk aortic valve replacement.

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Trans femoral TAVI

M Buch (Manchester, UK) looks at the trans-femoral approach to trans-catheter aortic valve implantation, with emphasis on assessment, access and possible complications.

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TAVI heart team

O Wendler (London, UK) explores the indications for transcatheter aortic valve implantation and the role of the heart team in decision-making.

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Trans apical TAVI

M Borger (Leipzig, Germany) shows the 5 year Leipzig data for trans-apical transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

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Aortic valve surgery risk stratification

N Howell (Birmingham, UK) discusses aspects of data analysis and the building of a new risk model for aortic valve replacement.

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Trans aortic TAVI

V Bapat (London, UK) introduces the trans-aortic approach to trans-catheter aortic valve implantation, including a video demonstration.

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TAVI surgeon’s role

A Borger (Leipzig, Germany) considers the role of a surgeon in transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

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Transoesophageal echocardiography of aortic stenosis during CABG

H Skinner (Nottingham, UK) discusses aortic stenosis guidelines, estimation of severity, and patient-prosthesis mismatch.

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Right mini-thoracotomy sutureless AVR

M Solinas (Massa, Italy) presents his experience with the right anterior mini-thoracotomy approach for aortic valve replacement, including a video demonstration of the sutureless technique with the Perceval prosthesis.

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Bicuspid aortic valve review

T Sundt (Boston, USA) discusses the timing of aortic intervention. G El Khoury (Brussels, Belgium) describes repair of a bicuspid regurgitant aortic valve, talking through a video of the David V technique. C Liopsis (London, UK) gives an update on

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TAVI industry update

JP Herzog (Edwards), X Bertrand (Medtronic), U Lonn (St Jude) and K Leadley (JenaValve) give an overview of developments in the design of TAVI valves and delivery systems.

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Timing aortic valve & ascending aortic intervention

A Vahanian (Paris, France) discusses the indications for intervention in aortic regurgitation and ascending aortic dilatation, based on the 2012 ESC/EACTS valve guidelines.

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Patient prosthesis mismatch

M Jahangiri (London, UK) reviews the evidence for the importance of patient prosthesis mismatch in aortic valve surgery.

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Minimally invasive AVR, does size matter?

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Manubrium limited AVR

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Sutureless aortic valve replacement

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Bicuspid aortic valve

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Aortic valve guidelines 2014

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