I am very pleased and honoured to announce the availability of watching the full unedited Maastricht Mitral Masters Webinar Collection. This will give you the access to watch 15 hours of lectures from prominent faculty and live-cases broadcasted during the three Webinars.
For many years we have provided here in Maastricht training for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery with simulators to many colleagues around the world. We have hosted many surgeons for short and longer periods to visit our hospital and operating theatre. Many educational events have been cancelled or postponed, however the need for the structural surgical training is more pertinent than ever. Therefore, we had decided to bring the educational training and experience once again to you in a different manner.
In the three editions in September 2020, January 2021 and June 2021 we organized Webinars with the subject of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair. We presented Live-surgery cases of endoscopic mitral valve repair with Chitwood clamp, with Intra-aortic balloon and on fibrillating heart. We also included a program dedicated to transapical beating-heart mitral valve repair. Prominent experts were invited from all over the globe who provided lectures and commentary during these Webinars. The Webinars were attended by participants from 70 different countries.
Lastly, we would like to emphasize that success of any surgical program is dependent on the teamwork approach. This teamwork approach starts from patient selection, pre-operative work-up, and procedure to postoperative care. Therefore, during these Webinars you will be able to have a peek into our the Dedicated Mitral Valve Treatment Team.
I am looking forward to welcome you to our future educational programs here in Maastricht.
Peyman Sardari Nia, MD, PhD