Focused Issue on Aortic and Mitral Valve Innovative Surgery

Posted On 2019-06-18 11:15:50



This focused issue on “Aortic and Mitral Valve Innovative Surgery” is edited by Dr. Filip Casselman, from Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, OLV Clinic, Aalst, Belgium; and Dr. Johan van der Merwe, from Atlantic Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute, Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital, Sunningdale, South Africa.

Dr. Filip Casselman’s interests include minimally invasive surgery, valvular reconstructive surgery, percutaneous valve replacement and arrhythmia surgery. He is actively involved in cardiac clinical research and has participated in multiple multicenter trials. He is (co)author of more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has given more than 250 presentations at international meetings.

Dr. Johan van der Merwe qualified as specialist cardiothoracic surgeon and intensivist in 2010 (University of Pretoria, South Africa) at the age of 32 years and was awarded a 2-year fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, sub-specializing in advanced thoracic oncology surgery, endoscopic lung resections (VATS), endobronchial interventional surgery, mitral valve repair surgery, trans-catheter aortic valve replacement and mitral clip implantation.

Preface
A roadmap for valve repair surgery
Filip Casselman, Johan van der Merwe


Review Article on Cardiac Surgery
The principles of minimally invasive atrioventricular valve repair surgery utilizing endoaortic balloon occlusion technology: how to start and sustain a safe and effective program
Johan Van der Merwe, Filip Casselman, Frank Van Praet
Transcatheter approaches for mitral valve regurgitation
Juri Sromicki, Luca Vicentini, Mizuki Miura, Alberto Pozzoli, Mathias Van Hemelrijck, Maurizio Taramasso, Francesco Maisano
Techniques in trileaflet aortic valve repair
Mohammed Morjan, Saadallah Tamer, Gaby Aphram, Laurent de Kerchove, Gebrine El Khoury
Concepts and techniques of bicuspid aortic valve repair
Ulrich Schneider, Irem Karliova, Christian Giebels, Tristan Ehrlich, Hans-Joachim Schäfers
Aortic valve sparing techniques: pearls and pitfalls
Ruggero De Paulis, Raffaele Scaffa, Andrea Salica, Luca Weltert, Lorenzo Guerrieri Wolf, Giulio Folino
Aortic valve repair in type A aortic dissection
Alessandro Leone, Giacomo Murana, Luca Di Marco, Luca Botta, Marianna Berardi, Antonino Costantino, Davide Pacini



More articles in this issue are to be published.