In an era of ever increasing competition with interventional techniques further improvement of surgical techniques for valve replacement and repair is mandatory.
As we all want to provide the best possible treatment to our patients we are challenged to develop and advance our surgical performance not only for outstanding long term results but also to minimize perioperative complications and maximize patient comfort and acceptance. This can only be accomplished by continuously increasing the numbers of successful minimally invasive operations and developing these operations to an even higher level by introducing innovative techniques and technology.
FOCUS Valve – Practice Course for Minimally Invasive Valve Surgeryis an annual educational activity comprising life surgeries, state-of-the-art lectures and wet-lab training for cardiac surgeons devoted to minimally invasive surgery at any level from newcomers to experts. A distinguished international faculty guarantees up-to-date lectures on selected topics as well as premier surgical performance in the OR during the live surgeries.