Beating Heart Mitral Valve Repair System

Published: 29 June 2022

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This broadcast brought together an international faculty to discuss the timely treatment of Degenerative Mitral Valve Regurgitation (DMR) in patients in Europe. Highlighting the most innovative and advanced treatment strategies this programme will provide focus on breakthrough therapy and the program of HARPOON Mitral Valve Repair System including a Live in a Box case showcased by Prof Dr Andreas Liebold (Germany).

In this programme, Dr Andrzej Gackowski (Poland) looked at Patient Criteria and Echocardiographic Guidance for HARPOON Beating-Heart Mitral Valve Repair, whilst Dr Patrick Klein (Netherlands) shared real-world first-hand experience from his centre by demonstrating a case using Harpoon technology.

Dr Chourok Stabel-Masshine (Germany) provided insight to the role of the cardiologist in an effective team whilst Dr Nikolaos Bonaros (Austria) demonstrates The Importance of Early Treatment in Young Patients.

Expertly steered by Moderator Dr Marta Sitges (Spain) to maximise the educational broadcast with insightful presentations and cases.

This broadcast is supported by:

Learning Objectives

  • Drive awareness of the technology and therapy to general cardiologists
  • Support education amongst cardiac surgeons of the available treatment options

Target Audience

  • General Cardiologists
  • Echocardiologists
  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Cardiac Surgeons

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Faculty Biographies

Marta Sitges

Marta Sitges

Director, Cardiovascular Institute

Dr Marta Sitges is a senior consultant non-invasive cardiologist at the Cardiovascular Institute in Hospital Clinic and Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona. She has also been the Director of the Cardiovascular Institute since October 2015.

Her main clinical practice is related to clinical and interventional echocardiography, sports cardiology and heart valve disease. She has an extensive publication track in these fields with participation in leading National and International meetings, she has received more than 60 peer reviewed grants and directed multiple MD and PhD thesis. 

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Patrick Klein

Patrick Klein

Chair bij Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr Patrick Klein is Chair in bij Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. His former positions include Cardio-thoracic Surgeon at Leiden University Medical Center. He completed his Doctor of Medicine (M.D) in Utrecht University. He is an experienced surgeon with a demonstrative history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Cardiovascular Surgery, Clinical Research, Management and Medical Education. Strong healthcare services professional with a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Universiteit Utrecht.

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Andrzej  Gackowski

Andrzej Gackowski

M.D. Ph.D. Dept of Coronary Disease and Heart Failure, Noninvasive Cardiovascular Laboratory Jagiellonian University, Medical College John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland

Dr Andrzej Gackowski, Jagiellonian University Medical College, John Paul II Hospital. Krakow, PL

Cardiologist with 30 - years of experience in tertiary academic cardiology centre. Head of Noninvasive Cardiovascular Laboratory and Consultant in Dept. of Coronary Disease and Heart Failure in John Paul II Hospital.  
Experienced in clinical echocardiography and interventional cardiology, including monitoring of structural beating heart interventions (TEER, HARPOON, TMVR, TAVI, LAAO, ASD closure, PMC).  

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Chourok Stabel-Mahassine

Chourok Stabel-Mahassine

Dr Chourok Stabel-Mahassine is a Senior Cardiologist, Senior Consultant and has an MBA international in Healthcare Management. 

She is passionate about education and excellence in echocardiography and advanced imaging techniques - as well as advanced perioperative/intensive care transesophageal echocardiography; Echo guidance for mitral valve clipping & tricuspid valve clipping; Harpoon beating heart mitral valve repair; TAVI transcatheter aortic valve implantation.


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Nikolaos  Bonaros

Nikolaos Bonaros

Prof Dr Nikolas Bonaros is a senior consultant at Innsbruck University Hospital and an Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the Medical University of Innsbruck.

His main interests are totally endoscopic and minimally invasive coronary and valve procedures including robotics and 3D visualization. He is director of an interdisciplinary program for transcatheter aortic and mitral valve interventions in Innsbruck. He has participated in several multicenter trials on coronary surgery, hybrid coronary revascularization and transcatheter valve interventions. His experimental interests focus on stem cell therapy and myocardial regeneration as well as on imaging techniques to facilitate minimally invasive procedures.

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Andreas  Liebold

Andreas Liebold

Prof Dr Andreas Liebold, MD is a Director, Dept. of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany. He attended Medical school in Leipzig, Cardiothoracic surgery training in Bad Neustadt and Regensburg, as well as Academic visits to Chicago, London, Paris, Strasbourg. His former positions include Head, Div. of Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery and Vice Chair Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany.

His key interests include Minimal invasive cardiac surgery, endoscopic mitral valve surgery. PI on SECRET Trial (Safety and Efficacy of Endoaortic Balloon Occlusion as Compared to Transthoracic Clamping for Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery). 

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