Welcome Note

Welcome Address

EgyValves Board has the honor to invite you to participate in the second Transcathater Heart Valve Meeting – EgyValves 2018.  In its first year, EgyValves proved to be successful in attracting more than 350 delegates interested in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The meeting received excellent feedback from delegates who enjoyed a well-structured program that covered different aspects of the procedure, including patient selection, preprocedural planning, step-by-step procedural details using different valve platforms, preventing and managing complications, periprocedural management, hands-on CT analysis, and simulator-based training. The interactive structure of the meeting and clear messages tailored to suit individuals/teams with no/little experience in TAVI ensured excellent engagement with the audience.
In its second version, the meeting will expand to cover various transcathater heart valve therapies including TAVI, transcatheter mitral valve therapies, percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty, and percutaneous closure of paravalvular leaks. The two-day meeting will also feature a live-transmission session from a high-volume TAVI center in Europe as well as a training village for more focused training on specific valve platforms. Data from the Egyptian TAVI Registry – created by EgyValves – will also be announced during the meeting, capturing for the first time the current status of the TAVI landscape in Egypt including procedural volumes and outcomes in various centers participating in the registry.
The progress achieved in transcatheter heart valve therapies over the past few years has been nothing short of outstanding. These outstanding advances are offering an increasing number of patients the opportunity to enjoy life without the disabling burden of untreated valvular heart disease. The success of transcatheter heart valve therapies continues to depend critically on proper patient selection – a process that embraces and benefits from the collective expertise of the Heart Team, operator experience, and substantial improvements in device technology.
This meeting aims to address both the basics as well as the latest developments in the field in an interactive fashion that encourages participation from the audience.

We look forward to seeing you on 18th – 19th April 2018.

Course Directors
Ahmad ElSayed
Ahmed ElGuindy
Diaa ElDin Kamal
Yasser Sadek