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.

Focused issue outline:

  1. The evolution of mitral valve repair techniques and surgical access
    Peyman Sardari Nia, Department of cardiothoracic surgery, University Medical Center, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  2. How to start a minimally invasive mitral valve repair program using endo-aortic balloon occlusion technology?
    Johan Van der Merwe, Atlantic Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute, Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital, Sunningdale, South Africa
    Filip P. Casselman, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, OLV Clinic, Aalst, Belgium
  3. Minimally invasive mitral valve repair using external clamping – Pearls and Pitfalls
    Jörg Kempfert, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany
  4. Robotic mitral valve repair
    Douglas Murphy, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA
  5. Complex mitral valve regurgitation – surgical evaluation, approach and repair techniques
    David H. Adams, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
  6. Transcatheter approaches for mitral valve regurgitation
    Francesco Maisano, University Heart Center Zürich, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  7. Transcatheter mitral valve replacement – current devices and future perspectives
    Vinayak Bapat, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
  8. Techniques in trileaflet aortic valve repair
    Gebrine El Khoury, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium
  9. Techniques in bicuspid aortic valve repair
    Hans-Joachim Schäfers, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany
  10. Aortic valve repair – Pearls and Pitfalls
    Emmanuel Lansac, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France
  11. Aortic valve sparing surgery – patient selection and techniques
    Ismail El-Hamamsy, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Montreal Heart Institute 5000 Belanger Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  12. Aortic valve sparing techniques – Pearls and Pitfalls
    Ruggero De Paulis, Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
  13. Aortic valve repair in Type A aortic dissection
    Davide Pacini, Department of Cardiac Surgery, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  14. Minimally invasive Aortic valve sparing surgery
    Malakh L. Shrestha, Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
  15. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement for aortic regurgitation – current and future perspectives
    Peter Zilla, Christiaan Barnard Department, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa