VIDEO Week of the Heart: Minimal Invasive Sugery by Dr. Frank Van Praet

During the Week of the Heart a dutch documentary was made, stretching the importance of prevention and screening. It highlights once more the significant role of the OLV Clinic Aalst, Belgium, in the development of optimal state-of-the-art surgical solution for their patients. This video broadcast Dr. Frank Van Praet during a succesfull medical intervention.

OLV Hartcentrum annual handout 2018 – 2019 (Dutch version)

The cardiac team of the OLV clinic explains how they react and adapt to the changing environments in healthcare and technology.  Download the annual report here: OLV Hartcentrum Jaarverslag 2018-2019  

New dates for the Aalst Hands-On Cadaveric Endoscopic Mitral Valve Course

Registrations for November and December are open. Thanks to the success, we planned 2 new dates for the Aalst Hands-on Cadaveric Endoscopic Mitral Valve Course. Find out more: click here.

Hands-On Cadaveric Endoscopic Mitral Valve Course

In this four days human cadaveric truly hands-on course I want to prepare participants to be really ready to start an endoscopic mitral valve program. In more than twenty years of teaching and guiding surgeons by case-observation and later proctoring I have been a personal witness of the huge gap between being a good surgeon,…
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OLV Inside out – Dec 2017 (Dutch version)

Med. scientific information for professional healthcare providers and surgeons, including an article about how Dr. Frank Van Praet and his team, by close collaboration with the cardiologists, discuss the best strategy for their patients.  Read the magazine in PDF here: OLV Inside Out – Dec. 2017

Dr. Frank Van Praet

Voor nieuwe hartkleppen naar België

Dutch newspaper talks about the trend of Dutch patients traveling to the OLV Aalst Clinic in Belgium for complex cardiac and mitral valve surgery by Dr. Frank Van Praet. (Dutch Article). Read the full article here or watch the newscast below.

OLV Hartcentrum Handout 2016 (Dutch version)

Het OLV Hartcentrum omvat twee medische diensten: Cardiologie en Cardiovasculaire & Thoracale heelkunde. Samen met 29 andere medische diensten maken zij deel uit van het OLV Ziekenhuis, één van de grootste niet-universitaire ziekenhuizen in België. Lees hun jaarbrochure van 2016 hier: Jaarbrochure Hartcentrum OLV Aalst

Cardiac surgery live in 3D at the OLV Clinic (Dutch article)

Flemish Newspaper “HLN” writes about the ‘3D live surgery’ taking place in the OLV Clinic, Aalst, guided by dr. Frank Van Praet. Read the article in PDF here: HLN Live 3D operatie OLV Aalst

Live 3D surgery in the OLV Aalst Clinic is something new in Belgium! (Dutch article)

Flemish newspaper “Gazet van Antwerpen” reports about the 3D live surgery by dr. Frank Van Praet, taking place at the OLV Aalst Clinic in Belgium. Read the PDF article here: Gazet van Antwerpen_Live 3D Surgery OLV Aalst