Calcified Lesion: Lessons from CVIT consensus document
Topic 4: Calcified Lesion
Difficult device delivery and lesion crossing, as well as stent underexpansion are commonly encountered challenges in the treatment of calcified coronary lesions. Optimal use of imaging and dedicated lesion preparation techniques are vital to achieve good outcomes.
Dr. Takashi Ashikaga is currently Vice-President of Japanese Red Cross Musashino Hospital. He...Read More
Dr. Takashi Ashikaga is currently Vice-President of Japanese Red Cross Musashino Hospital. He graduated from Shimane Medical University in 1986 and completed his residency in Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital. He worked two years as a fellow at the Department of Pharmacology in University of South Alabama. He worked at Yokohama Minami Kyosai Hospital and Disaster Medical center, then moved to Tokyo Medical and Dental University as Associate Professor and Specially Appointed Professor. He has been working at Japanese Red Cross Musashino Hospital from 2018.Show Less
Dr Takayuki Warisawa is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at St. Marianna University...Read More
Dr Takayuki Warisawa is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at St. Marianna University School of Medicine Yokohama City Seibu Hospital and Gifu Heart Center in Japan. After graduating with honors from the prestigious University of Tokyo, he concentrated on clinical work, especially in the field of cardiology, emergency medicine, and intensive care. He trained as an interventional cardiologist for five years at New Tokyo Hospital, which is renowned for high-level interventional cardiology and clinical research. There, he developed skill and insight for complex PCI procedure. He had also taken the role of the Director of Emergency Medicine. While working as an expert clinician, he performed many clinical studies focused on the invasive and non-invasive coronary physiology including iFR/FFR, IMR/CFR, Scintigraphy and Perfusion CMR. Many of the studies have been published in international journals and a selection have been awarded at the Japanese scientific congress. Dr Warisawa is very focused and enthusiastic about invasive coronary physiology and is currently collaborating with Dr Justin Davies on several clinical studies, as well as working as a main operator at his cath lab and taking a leading role at his cardiovascular intensive care unit.Show Less