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TAVI skills for surgeons TRANSFEMORAL TAVI AND INTRA-PROCEDURAL IMAGING FOR CARDIAC SURGEONS

Description

This learning plan consists of online training and assessment, a two-day practical course with case discussions and hands-on practice in different simulated environments. After the online course and two-day program, participants return to their centre where they will be proctored on-site by one of our expert faculty until proficiency is reached.

Attendance is limited to small groups of physicians in order to provide each participant the opportunity to meaningfully and actively engage with the faculty.

Participants in this program will have the opportunity to:

  • Get a clear overview of the steps of TAVI procedure
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the key features of Medtronic Evolut™ TAVI Platform device
  • Discuss and debate on pre-operative imaging and
  • TAVI prosthesis sizing
  • Practise valve loading and deployment, using a mix of simulators and fluoroscopy-based aortic models
  • Discuss TAVI cases during live cases with expert faculty

AUDIENCE

This course is suited to cardiac surgeons who work at an institution that is already active in the field of TAVI and want to acquire the interventional skills required to perform transfemoral TAVI procedures. Participants must have access to a cath lab and/or a hybrid OR in their institution to complete their training.


OBJECTIVE

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Correctly choose vascular access through precise anatomical and pathological analysis of given patient information
  • Leverage latest imaging techniques in order to identify optimal valve size for a given patient
  • Successfully load and deploy the valve in a simulated environment
  • Describe and list all critical procedure steps for the TAVI procedure
  • Reach proficiency in performing safe and effective TAVI procedures in their centre


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LOCATION

Heart Center, University Hospital
Leipzig, Germany,


FORMAT

Arrival Day 1; flight landing latest at 11.00 at Leipzig Airport. Optional lunch at 12.00, training starts at 13.00.

Departure Day 2; flight departing earliest at 17.30 from Leipzig Airport.


Dates

02 – 03 May 2019
Leipzig
28 – 29 August 2019
Leipzig
06 – 07 November 2019
Leipzig


PRELIMINARY AGENDA

DAY 1

  • Set-up for TAVI
  • Guidewires and catheters associated with TAVI
  • CT-based planning and intraoperative imaging for TAVI
  • Procedural steps for transcatheter procedures, TF approach
  • Presentation on different TF techniques and accesses

DAY 2

  • Key takeaway messages, debrief (round table)
  • Live cases in Hybrid OR and workshops on operating systems and TAVI simulators
  • Wrap-up