didactic and clinical case presentations, an expert faculty will highlight
innovations and recent developments in transcatheter valvular and structural
heart disease interventions. Attendees will better
understand the process of the “Heart Team” and how it can be implemented in
clinical practice to improve patient outcomes.
will review the essentials of pre, intra and post-procedural management of
patients undergoing left atrial appendage closure, aortic stenosis and mitral
regurgitation. More specifically, the course will focus on concepts related to
patient selection, multi-modality imaging and procedural techniques. We will
also address closure of patent foramen ovale, atrial
and ventricular septal defects and paravalvular leaks.
Course Learning Objectives
Upon conclusion of this program, participants
will be able to:
Recognize the anatomy of heart
structures (macroscopically, fluoroscopic, echocardiography, mult-slice
computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging)
Assess the need and describe
different techniques to percutaneously close the left atrial appendage.
Understand the possible treatment
options for aortic valve disease includingindications and contra-indications (surgical aortic valve replacememnt,
sutureless valve replacement, balloon aortic valvuloplasty, transcatheter
aortic valve replacement)
Understand the anatomy of the
mitral valve apparatus, and review the current strategies for transcatheter
repair or replacement of the mitral valve.
Recognize the indications and
identify the different transcatheter approaches to correct patent foramen
ovale, atrial and ventricular septal defects and aortic and mitral paravalvular
The program is dedicated to cardiac surgeons,
interventional and non-invasive cardiologists, echocardiographersand “cardiac
radiologists”who care for patients with valvular and structural heart diseases.