CSI Focus Workshop

pulmonary Valve iMPLANTATION

THURSday, june 23, 2022

Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation is an essential skill for congenital interventionalists. Techniques and equipment continue to evolve to tackle anatomies previously considered beyond the catheter laboratory. At CSI 2022 we offer a comprehensive program of education to address this area consisting of 3 sessions. In our entertaining and informative way we will attempt to address the critical issues in this field.

The first session tackles the key issue of accurate, practical and safe pre-procedural patient selection. The second addresses the strengths and limitations of valves, new and old on the market, so you know what to use where and when and importantly what to expect on the horizon for use in your catheter laboratory in the future. Finally we present a session of entertaining debates and discussions on provocative and controversial subjects relating to re-valving of the right ventricular outflow tract. Interspersed with lectures there will be live and recorded cases and plenty of time for interaction and discussion.

This promises to be an excellent track within the CSI symposium and one we sincerely hope to welcome you to in Frankfurt next June!




Pre-procedure imaging
Anatomic variability and pitfalls in patients requiring PPVI
Pre-procedural selection - Is MRI sufficient?
Pre-procedural selection - Just go straight to CT!

Overview of available softwares

Case example with 3mensio

The coronaries in native PPVI - How much should we worry?

Practical selection tips from experienced centers

  • Patient selection and assessment for native PPVI - Toronto approach
  • Patient selection and assessment for native PPVI - Munich approach
  • Algorithm for patient selection for native PPVI – Asian perspective
Live case transmission from Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom

Strengths, weaknesses and practical limitations

  • Melody
  • Edwards Sapien 3
  • Alterra
  • Pulsta
  • Venus P-valve
  • Harmony
  • Practical considerations for V-i-V implantation
  • What else is out there and what to expect in the future
Controversies and debates

Given the available technology, we are still implanting pulmonary valves too late in the post ToF repair population

  • For
  • Against

Surgeons should be repairing ToF with PPVI in mind… techniques need to change!

  • For
  • Against

Endocarditis risk should be a key consideration in choice of PPVI

  • For
  • Against

Self-expanding PV technology will make balloon expandable PVs in the native outflow tract redundant?

  • For
  • Against
Recorded case from Colorado Children’s Hospital, Denver, USA



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.