Mitral valve

Mitral valve functional unit
F Wells (Cambridge, UK) describes the structure of the mitral valve and its complexity as a functional unit.
Mitral valve echocardiographic assessment
J-L J Vanoverschelde (Brussels, Belgium) gives an overview of mitral valve assessment by echocardiography.
Transoesophageal echocardiography type I mitral regurgitation
S Ray (Manchester, UK) gives an overview of TOE use in assessing mitral regurgitation with normal leaflet motion.
Transoesophageal echocardiography type II mitral regurgitation
A Macnab (Manchester, UK) gives a detailed description of the desirable TOE views in the assessment of the mitral valve.
Transoesophageal echocardiography type III mitral regurgitation
J. Ender (Leipzig, Germany) considers functional restrictive mitral regurgitation, looking at mechanisms, measurements and therapeutic options.
ESC-EACTS valve guidelines - overview
A Vahanian (Paris, France) gives an overview of the 2012 European valve guidelines, with emphasis on patient evaluation.
ESC-EACTS valve guidelines - asymptomatic mitral regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation
O Alfieri (Milan, Italy) gives an overview of the 2012 European valve guidelines for asymptomatic mitral regurgitation, and then proceeds to look at tricuspid regurgitation.
ESC-EACTS valve guidelines - prosthesis choice
J Takkenberg (Rotterdam, Netherlands) considers valve prosthesis choice according to the 2012 ECS-EACTS European guidelines.
Mitral valve repair principles
O Alfieri (Milan, Italy) gives an overview of the goals of mitral valve repair and describes the different techniques used.
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.
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.
LV 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.
Failing heart mitral valve surgery
Prakash Punjabi (London, UK) presents the evidence for mitral valve intervention in the failing heart.
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.
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 importance of trigger points based on quality echocardiography, risks of...
Degenerative mitral valve - resect or respect discussion
This is a panel discussion on the philosophy of mitral valve repair.
Mitral valve respect philosophy
N Moat (London, UK) argues in favour of a Respect philosophy towards mitral valve repsir.
Mitral valve resect philosophy
D Adams (New York, USA) discusses the modern role of the Resect philosophy in mitral valve repair.
Mitral valve personal philosophy
H Vanermen (Brussels, Belgium) gives an overview of techniques used in mitral valve repair, with emphasis on P2.
Mitral valve hybrid philosophy
F Wells (Cambridge, UK) discusses mitral valve development before describing his flexible hybrid philosophy to mitral valve repair.
Residual mitral valve regurgitation
J-L J Vanoverschelde (Brussels, Belgium) considers how much residual regurgitation is acceptable after mitral valve repair.
Mitral valve repair failure risk factors
J-L Vanoverschelde (Brussels, Belgium) examines the causes of early and late failure after mitral valve repair.
Mitral valve repair durability
O Alfieri (Milan, Italy) considers the importance of durability in mitral valve repair, causes of repair failure and methods to improve long-term outcomes.
UK longterm mitral valve repair outcomes
B Bridgewater (Manchester, UK) explains how the UK database is used
Mitral valve re-operation & re-repair
R Patel (Coventry, UK) explains why redo mitral surgery is sometimes necessary and describes surgical tips and tricks.
Circumflex artery injury during mitral valve repair
J Ender (Leipzig, Germany) shows cases of circumflex artery injury during mitral valve repair and explains the anatomy to demonstrate how easily this can happen.
Circumflex coronary artery imaging
S Price (London, UK) looks at circumflex coronary artery injury during mitral valve repair.
Posterior mitral valve decalcification
T David (Toronto, Canada) discusses the problem of posterior mitral valve calcification, with a video demonstration of repair using a CorMatrix patch.
Avoiding SAM in mitral valve repair
F Wells (Cambridge, UK) tells how he avoids producing systolic anterior motion (SAM) in mitral valve repair.
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.
Renal function after mitral valve surgery
A Szczap (Bristol, UK) looks at renal function after minimally invasive versus conventional mitral valve surgery.
First line treatment of mitral valve disease should be by open sternotomy
F Wells (Cambridge, UK) argues against the routine use of a minimal-access approach to mitral valve surgery. He recognises that good results for non-complex disease can be achieved in expert hands but believes that the open appoach is more appropriate for most surgeons.
Why a minimally invasive programme?
I Ahmed (Brighton, UK) argues in favour of developing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
Minimally invasive mitral programme setup
P Modi (Liverpool, UK) describes how he set up a minimally invasive mitral valve programme in Liverpool.
Why not a minimally invasive mitral programme?
S Livesey (Southampton, UK) argues against the widespread adoption of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
Minimally invasive mitral - unpublished
B Bridgewater (Manchester, UK) describes his personal experience of starting and then stopping a minimally invasive mitral programme.
Minimally invasive mitral surgery discussion
This is a panel discussion following a state of the art mitral valve surgery session.
Mini-mitral surgery: state of the art in Europe
P Perier (Bad Neustadt/Saale, Germany) reviews the evolution of minimally-invasive mitral valve surgery.
Endoscopic mitral valve surgery with portaclamp
I Birdi (Basildon, UK) discusses and shows a video demonstration of his techniques in minimally invasive mitral surgery.
Endoscopic mitral valve surgery with endoclamp
B Gersak (Ljubljana, Slovenia) describes his techniques for minimally-invasive mitral valve surgery using as endoclamp.
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.
Endoscopic totally closed chest mitral repair
A Yilmaz (Amsterdam, Netherlands) describes his techniques for minimally-invasive mitral valve repair, including a video demonstration.
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.
Mini mitral in special circumstances
H Vanermen (Brussels, Belgium) discusses SAM and how it can be repaired endoscopically.