Modern PCI Trainers

Coronary stent and balloon sizing

20 October

9:00 PM America/New_York


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Live discussion with Dr Ajay Kirtane.

Choosing coronary stent and balloons – strategies and techniques in sizing balloons, and stents using angiography and QCA.

This program is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic.
The technologies been discussed may not be approved for use in your country.


Ajay Kirtane

Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, is a Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Kirtane is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California – San Francisco. Dr. Kirtane is a practicing Cardiologist with an interest in coronary and peripheral intervention and assumed the directorship of the NYP/Columbia cardiac catheterization laboratories in 2015. In addition to his clinical commitments at CUMC, Dr. Kirtane has a strong interest in clinical education and research, serving as Chief Academic Officer of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy. On the national and international level, he is a co-director of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting, has served as a director of several international, national, and regional educational meetings, and has participated on the program committees for the scientific sessions of both the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. Dr. Kirtane’s research interests are in clinical trial methodology and outcomes of device-based and pharmacologic interventions in Interventional Cardiology. He has authored/co-authored >150 original manuscripts and >50 reviews and chapters including the “Coronary Stenting” chapters of the two most widely used textbooks in Interventional Cardiology.

Christopher Brown

Chris Brown is a Structural and CHIP fellow as well as junior faculty at Scripps Clinic La Jolla. He graduated from medical school at Oregon Health and Sciences university. He went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University medical center, cardiology fellowship at Cedars Sinai and Interventional cardiology fellowship at Scripps Clinic La Jolla. His areas of interest are complex PCI, TAVR, endovascular interventions and outcomes research.

Pratik Sandesara

Pratik Sandesara is a Complex and High-Risk Interventional Procedures (CHIP) fellow and a Senior Associate at Emory University School of Medicine. He graduated from the combined 6-year BA/MD program at University of Missouri-Kansas City. He went on to complete internal medicine residency and general and interventional cardiology fellowships at Emory University. His areas of clinical interest are complex coronary intervention including chronic total occlusion PCI, structural heart intervention (TAVR, ASD and PFO closure) and coronary intravascular imaging.