Course 3: Mitral Valve Repair

Course Directors: Evelio Rodriguez, Nashville, TN, and Robert L. Smith, Plano, TX 

COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS   E.Rodriguez− Consultant/Advisory Board, St. Jude Medical, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Abbott Vascular; R.L. Smith− Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Abbott Vascular, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

In this course, participants will interact with experts in mitral valve repair. Hands-on stations will cover the role of 3D transesophageal echo (TEE), posterior leaflet resection, anterior leaflet and commissural repair techniques, non-resection techniques, and different chordal approaches. There will be a dedicated station for secondary mitral repair techniques, including ring selection, leaflet extension, and papillary techniques. Finally, participants will receive hands-on experience with percutaneous mitral valve repair technology.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of 3D TEE and mitral valve repair planning
  • Describe different leaflet resection and non-resection approaches, in addition to different chordal techniques required for successful mitral valve repair
  • Identify advance repair techniques for both primary and secondary mitral valve regurgitation
  • List the procedural steps for percutaneous mitral valve repair technology deployment

Please watch the video below containing background information and lecture materials associated with this course.

Please note: No CME credit is associated with the viewing of web-based content. This presentation was created for The Society of Thoracic Surgeons STS University courses, and STS retains sole rights to these materials.