Tag: mitral-valve-repair

Mitral valve surgery commissioning

S Ray (Manchester, UK) argues for the development of valve centres of excellence, based on the recommendations in guidelines.

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Who should not have a mini-mitral procedure?

Professor Thierry Carrel of University Hospital Bern, Switzerland considers the outcomes from minimally-invasive mitral valve surgery and explores possible contraindications to this approach.

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Mini mitral for bileaflet prolapse

H Vanermen (Brussels, Belgium) describes the principles of minimally-invasive mitral valve repair for bi-leaflet prolapse, before giving video demonstrations of his techniques.

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Barlow’s Valve – my view

S Livesey (Southampton, UK) discusses the anatomy of Barlow’s mitral valve and considers options for correction. He demonstrates his repair technique with an operative video.

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Mitral valve early intervention

B Bridgewater (Manchester, UK) introduces a session on early intervention in mitral valve repair. I Ahmed (Brighton, UK) argues in favour of early intervention. R Rosenhek (Vienna, Austria) prefers a watchful waiting approach. D Adams (New York, UK) discusses the

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Degenerative mitral valve – resect or respect discussion

This is a panel discussion on the philosophy of mitral valve repair.

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Mini mitral for posterior prolapse

J-F Obadia (Lyon, France) describes his minimally invasive mitral valve repair techniques, emphasising setup and how he measures the length of the goretex neochordae.

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Mini mitral in special circumstances

H Vanermen (Brussels, Belgium) discusses SAM and how it can be repaired endoscopically.

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Mitral valve resect philosophy

D Adams (New York, USA) discusses the modern role of the Resect philosophy in mitral valve repair.

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Endoscopic totally closed chest mitral repair

A Yilmaz (Amsterdam, Netherlands) describes his techniques for minimally-invasive mitral valve repair, including a video demonstration.

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Mitral valve personal philosophy

H Vanermen (Brussels, Belgium) gives an overview of techniques used in mitral valve repair, with emphasis on P2.

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Mitral valve respect philosophy

N Moat (London, UK) argues in favour of a Respect philosophy towards mitral valve repsir.

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My approach to functional mitral regurgitation

H-J Schaefers (Homburg/Saar, Germany) considers the pathophysiology of functional mitral regurgitation. He stresses the importance of addressing the ventricular component of the disease if one is to achieve a durable repair.

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Failing heart mitral valve surgery

Prakash Punjabi (London, UK) presents the evidence for mitral valve intervention in the failing heart.

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Mitral valve repair with Physio II ring

S Livesey (Southampton, UK) presents one year data from the European Registry of the saddle-shaped Carpentier-Edwards Physio II ring.

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Mitraclip current role

A Vahanian (Paris, France) discusses patient selection for mitraclip use. O Alfieri (Milan, Italy) describes the international clinical experience. S Livesey (Southampton, UK) puts forward the case for surgical repair.

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UK longterm mitral valve repair outcomes

B Bridgewater (Manchester, UK) explains how the UK database is used to analyse mitral valve repair rates and outcomes. A discussion follows.

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Left ventricular shape in mitral valve repair

P Punjabi (London, UK) examines the role of left ventricular shape in mitral valve repair, and techniques used to optimise this shape.

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Mitral valve repair failure risk factors

J-L Vanoverschelde (Brussels, Belgium) examines the causes of early and late failure after mitral valve repair.

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Mitral valve repair optimal timing

A Vahanian (Paris, France) looks at the indications for mitral valve repair, with emphasis on the 2012 European valve guidelines.

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Mitral valve repair principles

O Alfieri (Milan, Italy) gives an overview of the goals of mitral valve repair and describes the different techniques used.

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Mitral valve repair contraindications

F Wells (Cambridge, UK) explores the importance of surgical experience and the nature of the pathology when deciding on mitral valve repair or replacement.

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Mitral Valve Repair durability

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Mitral clefts, calcium and more

F Wells (Cambridge, UK) discusses the importance of mitral clefts. He reviews the development of the mitral valve, its saddle shape, and the use of annuloplasty rings. He considers the causes of SAM and how it can be avoided.

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Circumflex coronary artery imaging

S Price (London, UK) looks at circumflex coronary artery injury during mitral valve repair.

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Mitral valve echocardiographic assessment

J-L J Vanoverschelde (Brussels, Belgium) gives an overview of mitral valve assessment by echocardiography.

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Residual mitral valve regurgitation

J-L J Vanoverschelde (Brussels, Belgium) considers how much residual regurgitation is acceptable after mitral valve repair.

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Avoiding SAM in mitral valve repair

F Wells (Cambridge, UK) tells how he avoids producing systolic anterior motion (SAM) in mitral valve repair.

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Defining SAM post mitral repair

S Price (London, UK) explains how to assess and manage systolic anterior motion (SAM) after mitral valve repair. A panel discussion follows.

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Transcatheter mitral repair overview

A Vahanian (Paris, France) reviews the current status of percutaneous mitral valve repair and considers how this field may develop in the future.

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Mitraclip in the UK

M Buch (Manchester, UK) looks at the current indications and outcomes for the Mitraclip, including consideration of the Everest II trial and the 2012 European Valve Guidelines.

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Early intervention in mitral valve surgery

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