Friday, December 3, 2021


Cathlab café & Breakfast in the industry exhibition

07:00 - 08:30  |  Exhibition

  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • VSD closure
  • Virtual reality applications and 3D printing in the cathlab
  • LAA closure
  • PFO closure
  • TAVI

Opening and introduction

08:30 - 10:40  |  Lecture room 1

Moderators: John Carroll, Gareth Morgan
Panelists: Shakeel Qureshi, Martin Leon, Eberhard Grube
Facilitator: Horst Sievert

Welcome >> John Carroll & Gareth Morgan

Obituary: Dom Wiktor/Principles of collaboration between surgeons, physicians, pediatric and adult institutions >> Neil Wilson

Ongoing impacts of COVID in our daily practice >> Panel discussion


Your program's structure: building multidisciplinary teams >> John Carroll

Key components of the procedure room for SHD interventions >> John Messenger

Quality assessment and quality improvement program >> David Holmes


Key note lecture - “Upstream” Management of Aortic Stenosis >> Martin Leon


What’s new?

  • RDN ablation of renally focused ultrasound with Echo image >> Martin Leon
  • Liwen procedure for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy >> Liwen Liu
  • FIM with real-time 4D holographic therapy guidance for structural interventions >> Jacob Dutcher


LAA (live in a box)

11:10 - 13:30  |  Lecture room 1

Moderators: John Carroll, David Holmes
Panelists: Saibal Kar, Randall Lee, Megan Coylewright, Maurice Buchbinder
Facilitator: Matthew Price

Live in a box case from University of Colorado Hospital: LAA closure >> Aken Desai & Ryan Borne

Case studies in patients who may or may not be suitable for LAAO: overview of the spectrum of cases you will see in your LAAO clinic >> Matthew Price

The latest registry and clinical trial data on LAAO >> Jacqueline Saw

Avoiding complications but if they do occur how to manage them >> David Holmes


The value of FEops HEARTguide as a new preoperative support in LAAo  >> Jacqueline Saw


CT is needed and here is why >> Rebecca Hahn

CT is not needed and here is why >> Maurice Buchbinder


Indications for ablation before during or after LAA closure >> Randall Lee

Epicardial approaches for LAAO >> Vivek Reddy

New LAA devices on the horizon >> Kolja Sievert

Hormonal and metabolic effects of LAA closure >> Krzysztof Bartus


Interatrial septum interventions: Part 1 (live case)

11:10 - 13:30  |  Lecture room 2

Moderators: Darren Bermann, Alison Cabalka
Panelists: Joseph Kay, Ryan Leahy
Facilitator: Vivian Dimas

Live in a box case from the Children’s Hospital: ASD closure case >> Gareth Morgan & Jenny Zablah

Comparative effectiveness of different closure devices

  • Cardioform >> Athar Qureshi
  • Amplatzer >> Daniel Levi
  • Occlutech >> Gareth Morgan


Next generation: bioresorbable devices >> Martin Bocks


Management of pre-procedure issues in adults >> Joseph Kay

Basic image guidance: ICE versus TEE >> Robert Quaife

Complex cases: pre-procedure imaging and advanced image guidance >> Luc Mertens

Procedural tips and tricks in complex ASD cases >> Zahid Amin


Mitral valve interventions (live in a box)

13:45 – 16:05  |  Lecture room 1

Moderators: Michael Mack, Eberhard Grube
Panelists: Vaikom Mahadevan, Adam Greenbaum, Matthew Price, John Carroll
Facilitator: Stefan Bertog

Live in a box case from the University of Colorado Hospital: Mitral intervention >> Aken Desai & John Carroll

Overview of mitral repair technologies: approved and in pivotal trials >> Scott Lim

Overview of mitral replacement technologies: approved and in pivotal trials >> Howard Herrmann

Image guidance of mitral interventions: tips and tricks >> Robert Quaife

fMR: heart failure specialist perspectives on lessons learned from mitral interventions trials >> Andreas Brieke

Insights from the STS-ACC TVT registry on MitraClip in the US >> Michael Mack

Treating MAC related mitral stenosis: TMVR, balloon valvuloplasty or surgical implantation of a TAVR valve? >> Danny Dvir

Treating mitral regurgitation: patient selection and procedure using the big versus the small MitraClip >> Matthew Price

Mitral Valve-in-Valve: the basics and advanced techniques >> Dee Dee Wang

Mitral Valve-in-Ring >> Marvin Eng


Interatrial septum interventions: Part 2

13:45 – 14:45  |  Lecture room 2

Moderators: Evan Zahn, Jamil Aboulhosn
Panelists: Athar Qureshi, Martin Bocks, Daniel Levi
Facilitator: Shabana Shahanavaz

Accessing the left atrium. Targeted perforation of the atrial septum using novel imaging (3D ICE and ECHONAV) >> Pei-Ni Jone


Debate: should we use fenestrated ASD devices in PH?

  • Pro >> Dunbar Ivy
  • Con >> Juan Pablo Sandoval


Debate: should we use fenestrated devices in left heart failure?

  • Pro >> Joseph Vettukatil
  • Con >> Andreas Brieke


Sinus venosus ASD closure

14:45 - 16:05  |  Lecture room 2

Moderators: Gareth Morgan, Shakeel Qureshi
Panelists: Darren Berman, Jenny Zablah
Facilitator: Horst Sievert

Imaging assessment for suitability for catheter closure >> Phuoc Duong

Evaluation in catheter laboratory for suitability >> Allison Cabalka

Role of TEE guidance during catheter closure >> Saleha Kabir

Tips and tricks for catheter closure >> Shakeel Qureshi

Catheter closure in children under 8 years of age >> Kothandam Sivakumar

Technical modifications during catheter closure  >> Shakeel Qureshi

Worldwide experience of SVASD closure >> Eric Rosenthal


PFO (live in a box)

16:35 - 18:30  |  Lecture room 1

Moderators: John Carroll, Karen Orjuela
Panelists: Jacqueline Saw, Stefan Bertog, Richard Smalling,
Facilitator: Joseph Kay

Live in a box case from the University of Colorado Hospital >> John Carroll & Aken Desai
Live in a box case from the Colorado Children’s Hospital >> Gareth Morgan

Which patients should be referred for PFO closure: the neurology perspective >> Karen Orjuela

Dealing with borderline indications for PFO closure? Case based >> Horst Sievert

Next generation approaches to PFO closure >> tbd

The challenging PFO anatomies and what works >> Richard Smalling

The long saga of PFO closure for migraine: light at the end of the tunnel? >> Robert Sommer

3D ICE: its use for PFO closure and other SHD interventions >> Robert Quaife


Coarctation of the aorta: neonatal to elderly

16:35 - 18:30  |  Lecture room 2

Moderators: John Thomson, Shakeel Qureshi
Panelists: Alan Nugent, Frank Ing, Vaikom Mahadevan
Facilitator: Evan Zahn

Anatomical variations in CoA from infants to older adults >> Lorna Browne

Until what age is surgery generally preferred? >> Matthew Stone

From what age is catheter treatment preferred? >> Darren Berman

What’s next in stent therapy for coarctation? >> Daniel Levi

Balloon angioplasty as primary treatment - Really? >> Lee Benson


Debate: coarctation stenting in adults >> Vaikom Mahadevan

This is the only way to treat! >> David Nykanen

Cause for caution? >> Neil Wilson

When to involve an aortic surgeon >> Brett Reece



Saturday, December 4, 2021

Cathlab café & Breakfast in the industry exhibition

07:00 - 08:30  |  Exhibition Area

  • Abstracts - congenital
  • Abstracts - structural
  • PPVI
  • ASD/PDA closure
  • Mitral/tricuspid valve interventions
  • LAA closure

Common issues and conundrums

08:30 – 10:40  |  Lecture room 1

Moderators: Matthew Price, John Carroll
Panelists: Yuval Binur, Mehul Patel, Michael Mack, Dee Dee Wang
Facilitator: Issam Moussa

Pre-procedure imaging and planning: what is cutting edge? >> Rhonda Miyasaka

Intra-procedural image guidance: available technologies you must have and skills needed >> Dee Dee Wang

Shared decision-making: how to do it and why? >> Megan Coylewright

Public database reporting: how will it work for TAVR and should our center participate? >> John Carroll

Transcatheter skills and the cardiac surgeon >> Michael Mack

Cardiovascular Innovations in corona time >> Yuval Binur

Will creating shunts become the new blockbuster therapy for heart failure? >> Andreas Brieke

Implications of the LAAOS III trial – to close or not to close all LAAs >> Richard Whitlock

Are there still indications for SAVR? >> Brett Reece

No TAVR! No SAVR!: the prevention of aortic stenosis is on the horizon: Target L(P)a >> tbd


Heart dissection workshop

08:30 – 10:40  |  Breakout 2

Porcine heart dissection workshop with device "implantations"

Trainer: Zahid Amin
Facilitators: Randall Lee, Frank Ing, Jacqueline Saw, Juan Pablo Sandoval, Jenny Zablah, Lee Benson

An interactive, practical and hands-on workshop on the topics:

  • ASD closure
  • VSD closure
  • LAA closure
  • PFO closure

Aortic valve interventions (live in a box)

11:10 – 13:40  |  Lecture room 1

Moderators: Molly Szerlip, Adam Greenbaum
Panelists: Issam Moussa, Saibal Kar, Danny Dvir
Facilitator: Howard Herrmann

Live in a box case from the University of Colorado Hospital: TAVR case >> John Carroll and Aken Desai

TAVR conundrums

  • Pacemakers – my approach to assessment of risk, prevention and when to implant >> Richard Smalling
  • Stroke – my approach to assessment of risk, prevention and what to do when it occurs >> Stefan Bertog
  • Patient prosthetic mismatch – my approach to assessment of risk, prevention, and what to do when it occurs >> Howard Herrmann
  • Leaflet thickening, immobility, and valve dysfunction >> Adam Greenbaum
  • Performing PCI after TAVR >> Stefan Bertog
  • Lifetime management of TAVR >> Michael Mack


When and how to fracture surgical sewing rings? >> Molly Szerlip

Leaflet modification for aortic and mitral interventions: how to do it and should you learn it? >> Adam Greenbaum


TAVR debate: anticoagulation vs. antiplatelet after TAVR?

  • Anticoagulation should be given post-TAVR, like post-SAVR, except in patients with high bleeding risk. >> Howard Herrmann
  • There is no good evidence that anticoagulation should be routine post-TAVR >> Hasan Jilaihawi


How to deal with bicuspid valve? >> Eberhard Grube

Update on large borehole closure with PerQSeal >> Azeem Latib


Life after tetralogy repair: solutions for the dysfunctional RVOT (live case)

11:10 – 13:40  |  Lecture room 2

Moderators: John Thomson, Vivian Dimas
Panelists: Evan Zahn, Shabana Shahanavaz, Joseph Kay
Facilitator: Shakeel Qureshi

Live transmission from the Children’s Hospital: PPVI case >> Gareth Morgan

Optimizing multimodality image guidance for valve deployment >> Jenny Zablah


Key discriminators between different valves

  • Alterra >> Evan Zahn
  • Harmony >> Darren Berman
  • P-Valve >> Shakeel Qureshi


Beyond Harmony, Venus P and Alterra, Pulsta: what’s next? >> Daniel Levi 

Working with clinicians on valve development: herding cats? >> Jill Hennesen


Endocarditis debate: prevention and treatment of endocarditis in PPVi

  • Engineering, substrate and technique: we can avoid it >> Shabana Shahanavaz
  • Educate, recognize and treat - it’s a necessary evil >> Jamil Aboulhosn
  • Imaging and engineering in PPVi prediction >> Lorna Browne & Nicholas Jacobson


Boot camp: SHD interventions

11:10 – 13:00  |  Breakout 1

Moderator: Horst Sievert, David Fullerton
Panelists: Krystof Bartus, Vinod Thourani, Randall Lee
Facilitator: Rory Bricker

Basic vascular access techniques >> Ivan Casserly

Large bore sheath management: takeoffs and landings >> John Messenger

Different transseptal puncture techniques >> John Carroll

Axillary/subclavian, carotid, and LV apex >> Joseph Cleveland

Percutaneous access to the left ventricle by direct puncture >> Vinayak Bapat

Navigation within chambers: catheter and wire inventory review >> John Messenger

Temporary pacing for burst pacing and managing heart block >> Aken Desai

Alternative percutaneous access techniques >> Daniel McLennan

Pericardiocentesis >> Rory Bricker


Boot camp: Complications

13:00 – 13:40  |  Breakout 1

Moderators: Marvin Eng, John Messenger
Panelists: Jacqueline Saw, Vinayak Bapat, John Carroll, Mehul Patel
Facilitator: Rory Bricker

Procedure management: clots, anticoagulation, and when to call the hematologist >> Matthew Price

Procedure management: common complications >> John Messenger

Procedure management: uncommon and bad complications >> Marvin Eng


Lunch in the industry exhibition

13:40 – 14:40  |  Exhibition

Industry symposium

New device therapies for heart failure

14:40 – 16:30  |  Lecture room 1

Moderators: Martin Leon, Issam Moussa
Panelists: Eberhard Grube, Stefan Bertog
Facilitator: Horst Sievert

CCM theory for heart failure >> tbd

The first in heart microcomputer for the management of HF patients – future vision >> Sebastian Feickert

FIM of ADROP hydrogel injection for treatment of heart failure >> Randall Lee


The physiological rationale for interatrial shunt device as a treatment for heart failure >> Horst Sievert

Update on mechanisms of interatrial shunting:

  • Corvia IASD >> Sanjiv Shah
  • V-Wave Ventura Interatrial Shunt Device >> Scott Feitell
  • Occlutech AFR >> Allison Cabalka
  • Noya >> Chaim Lotan
  • InterShunt >> Saibal Kar
  • Alleviant >> Brian Potter


Planning and sizing for PPVI (live case)

14:40 – 16:30  |  Lecture room 2

Moderators: John Thomson, Shakeel Qureshi
Panelists: Ryan Leahy, Alan Nugent
Facilitator: tbd

Live transmission from the Children’s Hospital: PPVI >> Gareth Morgan

Head to head procedural planning for pulmonary valve – which software is best

  •     PieMedical >> tbd
  •      Elucis >> Jenny Zablah
  •      Horos / Osirix >> Gareth Morgan


Boot camp: Surgical arrhythmia interventions

14:40 – 16:30   |  Breakout 1

Moderators: tbd
Panelist: tbd
Facilitator: tbd


Tricuspid valve interventions

17:00 - 18:15  |  Lecture room 1

Moderators: Saibal Kar, Horst Sievert
Panelists: Eberhard Grube, Adam Greenbaum, Susheel K. Kodali
Facilitator: Aken Desai

Case studies in tricuspid valve disease: overview of the spectrum of cases you will see in your tricuspid clinic >> Saibal Kar

  • The new world of echocardiographic assessment of TR >> Dee Dee Wang
  • Overview of tricuspid repair technologies in pivotal trials >> Adam Greenbaum
  • Overview of tricuspid replacement technologies in pivotal trials >> Vinod Thourani

Adult congenital specialist: what sort of tricuspid cases do I see? >> Joseph Kay

Dealing with Pacemaker leads in tricuspid repair and replacement >> Matthew Zipse


Surgical and interventional controversies in neonatal cardiology

17:00 - 18:00  |  Lecture room 2

Moderators: John Thomson, Frank Ing
Panelists: Shyam Sathanandam, Martin Bocks
Facilitator: Zahid Amin

Debate: hybrid for HLHS

  • This should be considered for high risk neonates >> Mark Galantowicz
  • This does not need to be considered   >> James Jaggers


Duct dependent tetralogy of fallot

  • Evidence for RVOT stenting >> Neil Wilson
  • Evidence for primary neonatal repair >> Glenn van Arsdell


Evidence for stenting the duct >> Vivian Dimas


Boot camp: Imaging

17:00 - 18:00  |  Breakout 1

Moderators: Gareth Morgan
Panelist: Pei-Ni Jone, Jenny Zablah
Facilitator: Rory Bricker

  • Pre-procedure CT for aortic and mitral interventions >> Dee Dee Wang
  • Intraprocedural echocardiography: TTE, TEE, ICE & advanced imaging >> Jaqueline Saw
  • Angiography >> Lee Benson
  • Fusion imaging >> Jenny Zablah
  • Imaging and hemodynamics >> Alison Cabalka