Course 3: Mitral Valve Repair

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

COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS   E.Rodriguez− Research Grant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Abbott Laboratories; R.L. Smith− Research Grant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria: Abbott Laboratories, Intuitive Surgical, Inc

This course will allow participants to interact one-one with experts in the mitral valve repair field.  The participants will have a hands-on experience performing different MV repair strategies for both anterior and posterior leaflet pathologies.  These will include both leaflet resection and non-resection techniques, commissural repair strategies, as well as different chordal approaches.  In addition, we will review different surgical therapies for secondary MR including ring selection, leaflet extension techniques, and MV replacement. 

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

  • Describe different leaflet resection and non-resection approaches in addition to different chordal techniques required for successful MV repair
  • Identify advance repair techniques for both primary and secondary MV regurgitation
  • List the procedural steps for percutaneous mitral valve repair technology deployment
  • Demonstrate proper MV replacement techniques

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.