The 3rd Aortic Live Symposium in Essen, Germany, was a great success with 410 registered participants from more than 35 countries.

The faculty was composed of 65 members from 12  countries.

We would like to thank the faculty for their special effort and commitment, as well as our industry partners for their generous support in making it an exciting and successful meeting.

Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
West German Heart and Vascular Center Essen
University of Duisburg-Essen


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Course directors

Prof. Heinz Jakob
Essen, Germany

Prof. Piergiorgio Cao
Rome, Italy


Joe Bavaria, MD, PhD
Philadelphia, USA

Prof. Volkmar Falk
Berlin, Germany

Prof. Tilo Kölbel
Hamburg, Germany

Main topics

– Aortic valve reconstruction incl. Ozaki method

– Transcatheter aortic valve implantation via different routes

– Endovascular ascending aorta-, total arch treatment

– Hybrid arch procedures

– Hybrid aortic dissection treatment

– Open and endovascular thoracoabdominal aorta replacement

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