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Clinical Anatomy of the Mitral Valve 2018

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This multidisciplinary and highly interactive course aims to provide in-depth understanding of cardiac anatomy, with an emphasis on the surgical and echocardiographic anatomy of the mitral valve.

Providing hands on experience using fresh/frozen cadaveric material this one day course will cover:

  • Assessment of mitral valve repairability using TOE
  • Assessment of risk of SAM using TOE
  • Surgical evaluation of the mitral valve
  • Principles of valve repair and an understanding of techniques of repair
  • Intraoperative decision-making
  • Peri and post operative assessment of valve repair
  • Ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation: anatomical basis and indications

Course work will include:

  • prosection of the human heart
  • hands-on instruction on TOE using simulators
  • group cadaveric work with intact human thoraces, including exposure and assessment of valves in situ
  • video presentations
  • didactic teaching

The course is ideally suitable for cardiology, cardiac surgery and anaesthesia trainees ST3-6.

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