The upcoming 4th Mitral Valve Meeting 2018 will feature even more interaction and practical workshops. We organize focused educational activities for the Heart-Team, with practical hands-on guided by experts, novel imaging skills, new technologies, and other subjects related to mitral valve interventions, from surgery to catheterbased therapies. We will focus on tailored approaches for the different mitral pathologies, and – new hot topic this year – how to target the tricuspid valve, as next frontier after the mitral valve, to complete the armamentarium of the modern Heart-Team.
Live cases will enable interactive and passionate discussions. Collaboration with the industry will expose participants to the most modern technologies and give them a glimpse into the future. It is our ambition that this course will allow physicians to find the necessary information to fill gaps of knowledge between their specialities, entering into the details of the mitral valve. This task can be achieved only within a team approach, with strict collaboration of physicians with different backgrounds, sharing the same objective of delivering the most appropriate therapy tailored to patient needs.
Together we can contribute and shape the future of valve interventions, defining the complementary role of medical, transcatheter and surgical therapies.
Monday, February 26
1:30 p.m. A heart failure patient with severe MR, COAPT trial: what if comes positive - David H. Adams, MD
3:30 p.m. When repair is not possible... state of the art TMVI - Chair: David H. Adams, MD
4:30 p.m. Case-based review of current technologies for mitral repair and replacement - Chair: David H. Adams, MD
6:30 p.m. Final Grand Round - Best Case for Neochord - David H. Adams, MD
Tuesday, February 27
8:00 a.m. Tricuspid valve: Still forgotten? - State of the art surgical repair and replacement - David H. Adams, MD