Location : Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Friday, September 2nd
Sessions: 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Dinner: 7:00 pm EST

Saturday, September 3rd
Sessions: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm EST
Departure: After 2:30 pm EST

Cleveland Clinic Faculty

Eric Roselli, MD
Douglas Johnston, MD
Hani Najm, MD

Lars Svensson, MD
Shinya Unai, MD
Patrick Vargo, MD

Program Overview

"Demystifying the Aortic Root" Master Course provides didactic and hands-on training in all aspects of aortic root surgery.  Surgeons will be trained by expert faculty that will help facilitate the development of the cognitive and technical skill-sets required for the competent performance of aortic root procedures.  This two-day program will provide surgeons with the unique opportunity for multiple root implants, step by step, utilizing the ideal biological “simulators” of the pig heart and the implantation of both human aortic allografts and the On-X Aortic Heart Valve.

Intended Audience

This program is designed for practicing cardiac surgeons that have experience or have the desire to gain experience with the aortic root to facilitate the development of the cognitive and technical skill-set required for competent performance of aortic root procedures.

Topics of Discussion

Aortic Valve Replacement and Root Enlargement
-Optimal Aortic Valve Replacement Strategy for Young Adults
-Challenges of a Small Aortic Root
-Influence of Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch
-Root Enlargement Techniques
-Live in a Box Case
-Wet Lab – Aortic Root Enlargement and Aortic Valve Replacement

Aortic Valve Repair/Sparing
-Aortic Valve Repair Techniques and Case Review
-Wet Lab - Aortic Valve Repair/Sparing Techniques

Endocarditis/Redo Root Replacement
-Surgical Strategies for Endocarditis
-Endocarditis – Challenging Cases and How to Repair
-Managing a Calcified Aortic Root
-Coronary Button Challenges
-Challenges of Reop Following TAVR Failures
-Live in a Box Case
-Wet Lab – Endocarditis Repair and Aortic Root Implantation

All expenses, including airfare, meals, lodging and transportation are supported by Artivion.

Contact Your Artivion Representative to Register for a Training Course!

*Courses are limited to surgeons practicing or training in the United States or Canada at the time of the registered course date.