Halfway there! What’s a Summer School on cardiology without at least a day of interventional cardiology? That’s why this whole day was about the TAVI procedure. We started with an interesting lecture by MD Gehlman and MD van der Wulp on one of the Radboud specialties: The TAVI procedure. Especially the (theoretical) advantages of using the subclavian artery compared to traditional femoral arteries were completely new to the students. This lecture was followed by a video of a TAVI-procedure to prepare the participants for the afternoon program.
After a short presentation of one of our sponsors, Bayer, on anticoagulants (NOACs) and atrial fibrillation, students were able to acquire some hands-on experience by performing a TAVI-procedure on a system called “The Beating Heart” by Abbott.
The last few hours of the afternoon, the students worked on their group assignment. We’re really looking forward to seeing their final presentation on Friday! We ended the day with a delicious meal at the Gelagkamer.