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Date: 22-23 October 2020
Previous Symposiums

MENA Webinar: Recent Trends and Treatment
Options Shaping Aortic Valve Therapies
Key Highlights
Over the past 15 years there has been a huge decline in the use of mechanical valves for AVR, with a growing number of younger patients choosing biologic prosthetic valves—despite the significant risk of calcification, degeneration, pannus formation, and thrombosis.
As part of the push to create a longer lasting biologic prosthesis, Edwards developed the INSPIRIS RESILIA valve—which is designed for durability with innovative dry storage technology and new anti-calcification properties.
Pre-clinical data and two ongoing studies (The European Feasibility Study and the COMMENCE Trial) have demonstrated a favorable safety profile and effectiveness for RESILIA tissue through four years of follow up. Tens of thousands of patients worldwide have been implanted with INSPIRIS RESILIA.

COVID-19: Present and Future Considerations
for the Cardiac Surgical Community
Key Highlights
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, many healthcare systems worldwide are gearing towards restoration and recovery of elective surgery.
As part of waiting list management for cardiac surgery, it’s important to stratify patients to determine the priority of surgery and also consider the feasibility of carrying out the procedure.
Many patients across the globe are still fearful of becoming infected with COVID-19 at the hospital and are delaying cardiac surgery.

COVID-19: What Is Important For The Cardiac
Surgical Community
Key Highlights
Patients with CVD who are infected by the virus
have an elevated risk of adverse outcomes.
A recent study from China showed cardiac injury occurred in
20% of COVID-19 patients during hospitalization—and it
was associated with a higher risk of in-hospital mortality.
A panel of international experts has issued several
recommendations to help support critically ill COVID-19 patients
in the ICU as part of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19.