CSI Focus Workshop

paravalvar leakS

Paravalvar leak occurs after both surgical and transcatheter valve replacement/implantation. It affects all valves and can lead to haemolysis, heart failure and may increase the risk of endocarditis. Understanding the role of multimodality imaging in defining the complex anatomy, position and size of the defect is an essential part of procedural success. Defect location and shape can present challenges to crossing the defect and demands an appreciation of techniques. In particular, pre-procedure planning for access route is useful to improve procedure success and further optimise outcomes. Recently, dedicated devices had been developed and got approval.

CSI Focus Paravavar leaks will cover topical issues for clinicians including multimodality imaging and procedural planning for mitral, aortic and right heart paravalvar leaks. We will discuss the benefits and disadvantages of available devices as well as an approach with multiple devices. The program will include lectures from leading experts, debates, challenging case presentations, live case transmissions, case based discussions exploring potential complications and closure of unusual paravalvar leaks with tips and tricks from experienced operators.

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This workshop is part of CSI Frankfurt 2022, the leading conference on catheter interventions in congenital, structural and valvar heart disease and heart failure, which will take place June 22-25, 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany. Drop in for the day, or join us for the full 4-day program providing a comprehensive overview of the field presented by experts and key opinion leaders from all over the world.