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Program Overview

The Aortic Root Surgery Training Workshop 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.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Aortic root setup
  • Appropriate trimming of an aortic allograft
  • Coronary artery button development and implantation
  • Suturing management
  • Endocarditis/Abscess repair demonstration
  • Reduction annuloplasty techniques
  • Aortic root enlargement technique

Intended Audience

This program is designed for practicing cardiac surgeons and fellows 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.  Physician assistants encourage to attend with their surgeons.

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

Location: CryoLife Headquarters - Kennesaw, GA

Faculty

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William F. Northrup, III, M.D.

Minneapolis, MN

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Glenn R. Barnhart, M.D.

Seattle, WA

Contact Your CryoLife 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.