Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery Symposium
Upcoming Dates & Locations
The Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery Symposium is designed to provide an understanding of the various minimally invasive techniques used for treating the aortic and mitral valve, utilizing the On-X heart valve as the platform for valve implantation. The symposium will cover in detail the various approaches to minimally invasive techniques, with particular focus on the hemi-sternotomy, right anterior thoracotomy and video-assisted techniques. Additional areas of focus will include enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols, keys to establishing a successful heart team, starting a minimally invasive program and patient outreach and awareness.
Key Learning Outcomes
- Minimally invasive techniques for implanting On-X heart valves
- Appropriate patient selection
- Postoperative patient management
- Key clinical outcomes with minimally invasive techniques
- How to start a minimally invasive program
The program is designed for practicing cardiac surgeons who are interested in or are currently performing implantation of On-X heart valves through various minimally invasive techniques.