Moderators: Gino Gerosa (Italy)
Olaf Wendler (UK)
Are we facing the definitive dusk of mechanical prostheses?
The Aortic Biological Choice: different surgical strategies according to patient’s age and expectation.
The importance of anatomy in the choice of the most appropriate aortic valve substitute.
Are rapid deployment bioprostheses ready for prime time?
The fast-track concept in minimally invasive and micro-invasive cardiac surgery.
Moderators: Jose Pomar (Spain)
Augusto D’Onofrio (Italy)
The Italian Registry of Intuity valve.
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement: advantage of the RD device.
A new approach to the aortic root: Valve sparing vs. Resilia valved conduit.
Regenerative medicine 2.0: the LIFELAB project
Conclusions and discussion.