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Optimizing PCI (O-PCI) is a series of educational meetings dedicated to helping cardiologists optimize decision-making in interventional cardiac procedures using state-of-the-art intravascular imaging and physiology technologies. Our renowned international faculty is committed to help cardiologists master interpretation of invasive diagnostic devices and treat with precision, thus securing optimal outcomes for patients.
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OPCI LIVE - Saline OCT Imaging for Heavy Calcification

Live Case Operators: Evan Shlofmitz & Rich Shlofmitz
Panel: Allen Jeremias, Akiko Maehara, David Cohen, Ziad Ali

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  • 22 Apr
  • 3:00 pm America/New_York
  • 2H M

Optimizing PCI - Journal Club
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OPCI Journal Club: A Conversation with Dr. Capodanno: Angiographic Predictors of Outcome in Myocardial Infarction Patients Presenting with Cardiogenic Shock: a CULPRIT-SHOCK Angiographic Substudy

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OPCI Journal Club: A Conversation with Dr. Capodanno: Automatic Characterisation of Human Atherosclerotic Plaque Composition from Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Using Artificial Intelligence

Optimizing PCI - LIVE Series - On Demand
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OPCI LIVE - Learn how to do zero contrast PCI in complex bifurcation disease

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OPCI Live: OCT-Guided Impella-Assisted Rotational Atherectomy PCI

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OPCI 2020 - Full Course Video

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Session I - Image Interpretation
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Optimizing PCI 2020 - Session I: Image Interpretation

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Comprehensive Assessment of Calcium

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Recognition of Lipid and TCFA

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Vulnerable Plaque: Insights from PROSPECT

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Malapposition: Does it Matter?

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How to Identify Dissections and When to Treat

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Stent Underexpansion

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Tissue Protrusion

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Step-by-step OCT guided PCI

Session II - Cracking the Calcium Conundrum
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Optimizing PCI 2020 - Session II: Cracking the Calcium Conundrum

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Dichotomy between data and utilization of intravascular imaging

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Is it necessary to achieve calcium fracture?

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Best case of orbital atherectomy

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The Disrupt CAD III OCT Sub-Study

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Best case of intravascular lithotripsy

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Treating calcium is not so easy, beware of complications

Session III - Simplifying Advanced Coronary Physiology
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Optimizing PCI 2020 - Session III: Simplifying Advanced Coronary Physiology

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Basics of coronary physiology: When and where to use (invasive) coronary physiology

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Show me the data: Evidence that physiologic lesion assessment improves patient outcomes (or provides clinical value)

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iFR is the gold standard reference standard

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Best ways to measure FFR– Pitfalls and case examples

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Coronary physiology in acute coronary syndromes to test or not to test?

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Using Physiology Co-registration to plan revascularization decision-making in tandem lesions and diffuse disease – Case reviews

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Angio-based physiology assessment

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Using physiology to plan my coronary intervention

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iFR is great, but in reality, all resting pressure indices are the same

Session IV - Use of Imaging & Physiology in Complex PCI
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Optimizing PCI - Session IV: Use of Imaging & Physiology in Complex PCI

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The future of CTA in light of ISCHEMIA - the new standard?

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Guidance and optimization of coronary interventions – Updates from the expert consensus document of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

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Intravascular imaging for CTO PCI – How imaging saved the day

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Stent failures – Identifying causes of stent thrombosis and restenosis and how to fix it

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Intravascular imaging strategies to minimize contrast

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Intravascular imaging for left main and complex bifurcation PCI

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Dual-modality Imaging Catheters

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The best BOOM case I have ever done

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In-stent restenosis: How significant of an issue is it?

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IVUS for Complex PCI: The IMPROVE Trial

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Maximize stent size for best results: EEL-based sizing is superior

Session V - The Future of Imaging & Physiology
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Optimizing PCI 2020 - Session V: The Future of Imaging & Physiology

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How O-PCI changed my practice

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ISCHEMIA trial is Pro PCI

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Post-PCI Physiology - Hiding in plain site

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Intravascular fluorescent molecular imaging for personalized medicine

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What is wall shear stress and does it matter?

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Expanding the role of imaging to PAD

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The role of imaging in high bleeding risk patients

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Putting it all together, when will the guidelines catch up with current interventional practice?

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Medical Therapy Should be The First Line Therapy in Stable CAD Based on ISCHEMIA Trial

Course Directors

Ziad Ali


Ziad Ali is the Director of the DeMatteis Cardiovascular Institute, Director of Investigational Interventional Cardiology, and Director of Cardio-nephrology at St Francis Hospital & Heart Center in New York. He is also Director of the Angiographic Core Laboratory at Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical research interests focus on the use of intravascular imaging and physiology technologies such as optical coherence tomography, intravascular ultrasound, and flow wire assessment to optimize coronary interventions, for which he has served as a Global principal investigator on a number of trials. Dr. Ali is also a recognized innovator, playing an integral role in the development of the Resting Full-Cycle Ratio (RFR) and Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy. Clinically Dr. Ali developed pioneering techniques to perform vascular interventions without contrast administration, including IVUS-guided zero-contrast PCI and OCT using saline flush media, protecting patients with advanced kidney disease from acute kidney injury and the need for dialysis.

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Allen Jeremias


Allen Jeremias, MD, MSc, is the Director of Interventional Cardiology Research and Associate Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York. He is also a member of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York City where he currently serves as the Director of the Physiology Core Laboratory. He completed his medical training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School. He has been a high volume interventional cardiologist since 2006 and recognized as a Top Doctor in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly. Dr. Jeremias has significantly contributed to advancing the field of interventional cardiology and he is considered one of the foremost authorities in coronary physiology and intravascular imaging. He is a co-director of the annual St. Francis Intravascular Imaging and Coronary Physiology Workshop, teaching physicians around the world on “Precision Angioplasty”. Dr. Jeremias is presently engaged in a major global study that could change the path of treating clogged arteries. Known as the ILUMIEN IV trial, this major clinical study is evaluating Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to guide coronary stent placement. He is also the principal investigator of DEFINE PCI, an international study on assessing the improvement in blood flow after stent placement for severe coronary blockages.

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Martin Leon


An interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Research Foundation & Columbia University, New York, USA. Features in 9 videos on Wondr Medical. Martin Leon generally speaks on Aortic Stenosis (AS), Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR / TAVI), Cardiac Valves, MitraClip, and Paravalvular Leak.

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Gary Mintz


Gary S. Mintz, Chief Medical Officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the Managing Co-Director of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), and Editor-In-Chief of www.tctmd.com. Dr. Mintz has extensive experience in both interventional cardiology and cardiovascular imaging, in particular intravascular imaging and physiology. He joined the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in 1991 as Director of the Coronary Ultrasound Program that has made fundamental observations about the pathology, pathogenesis, and mechanisms of coronary atherosclerosis, catheter-based interventions, and restenosis. He is the author of almost 1000 articles or book chapters and 800 abstracts concerning various aspects of clinical cardiology, cardiac ultrasound, hemodynamics, cardiac radiology and coronary arteriography, interventional cardiology, and intravascular imaging and physiology. In 2005, Dr. Mintz published the single-authored textbook Intracoronary Ultrasound that has now been translated into Chinese.

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Jeffrey Moses


An internationally recognized interventional cardiologist, Dr. Moses has performed more than 15,000 interventional procedures, authored over 600 publications, and served as lead investigator for numerous national and international clinical studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of coronary stent placement. In 2002, Dr. Moses was the lead investigator on a large clinical trial, the first in the U.S. that demonstrated the enormous benefit that led to FDA approval of the first drug-coated stent now used in the majority of interventional procedures in the U.S. Most recently in on the Executive Committee of PARTNER trial; they brought the first transcatheter aortic valve to clinical use in the U.S. He currently serves as Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics at Columbia University Medical Center and as Director of Advanced Cardiac Interventions at St Francis Hospital and Heart Center in Roslyn, NY. He is also a pioneer in developing approaches involving minimally invasive surgery, angioplasty, gene therapy, novel imaging technologies and various support devices that allow for wider application of interventional cardiovascular procedures.

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Richard Shlofmitz


Dr Richard A. Shlofmitz, MD, FACC is the Chairman of Cardiology at St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®, in Roslyn, New York. A pioneer in interventional cardiology, Dr. Shlofmitz has worked to advance the field, with a focus on optimizing outcomes with the development of Precision PCI. He is a founding co-director of the annual Intravascular Imaging and Coronary Physiology Workshop. Performing over 1,000 coronary interventions annually, he has one of the largest volumes of experience in PCI. He has the most clinical experience with orbital atherectomy and OCT world-wide. His clinical research interests focus on optimizing coronary interventions and he serves on multiple scientific advisory boards and clinical trial steering committees to further this mission. Dr Shlofmitz has been one of the largest enrollers for multiple clinical trials, including TWILIGHT, ILUMIEN III, and Onyx, with more than 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals and was first to perform coronary intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) in North America as part of the DISRUPT CAD III trial.

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Evan Shlofmitz


Dr. Evan Shlofmitz is an Interventional Cardiologist and the Director of Intravascular Imaging at St. Francis Hospital - The Heart Center in Roslyn, NY. He completed a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He previously completed an Intravascular Imaging and Physiology fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), a Cardiovascular Disease fellowship at Northwell Health and served as Chief Resident for Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Queens. Dr. Shlofmitz has a strong interest in clinical education and research, lecturing internationally. He is a course director for Optimizing PCI (O-PCI) and CRT's Imaging & Physiology course and serves on SCAI's Ischemic Heart Disease Council and the steering committee for the IMPROVE trial. His research interests have centered on intravascular imaging, the treatment of calcified coronary artery disease, in-stent restenosis and the optimization of stent implantation, with more than 125 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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Agendas

Optimizing PCI (O-PCI): Intravascular Imaging & Coronary Physiology workshop

Intravascular Imaging & Coronary Physiology workshop is a full-day program providing both detailed and broad examinations of basic and advanced...
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Session I: Image Interpretation

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM America/New_York

Introduction to Session I: Image Interpretation

With Evan Shlofmitz


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8:05 AM - 8:10 AM America/New_York

Introduction to Precision PCI

With Richard Shlofmitz


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8:10 AM - 8:15 AM America/New_York

Comprehensive Assessment of Calcium

With Natalia Pinilla-Echeverri


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8:20 AM - 8:25 AM America/New_York

Recognition of Lipid and TCFA

With Lorenz Raber


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8:30 AM - 8:35 AM America/New_York

Vulnerable Plaque: Insights from PROSPECT

With Gregg Stone


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8:40 AM - 8:45 AM America/New_York

Malapposition: Does it Matter?

With Tej Sheth


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8:50 AM - 8:55 AM America/New_York

How to Identify Dissections and When to Treat

With Francesco Prati


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9:00 AM - 9:05 AM America/New_York

Stent Underexpansion

With Matthew Price


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9:10 AM - 9:15 AM America/New_York

Tissue Protrusion

With Franco Fabbiocchi


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9:20 AM - 9:25 AM America/New_York

Debate

With Andrew Sharp and Kevin Croce


Step-by-step IVUS-guided PCI
Andrew Sharp

Step-by-step OCT-guided PCI
Kevin Croce

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9:30 AM - 9:35 AM America/New_York

Sponsors' Break


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9:35 AM - 9:45 AM America/New_York

Test Your Skills: Image Interpretation

With Ziad Ali


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Session II – Cracking the Calcium Conundrum

9:45 AM - 9:50 AM America/New_York

Introduction to Session II – Cracking the Calcium Conundrum

With Jeffrey Moses


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9:50 AM - 9:55 AM America/New_York

Dichotomy between data and utilization of intravascular imaging

With Gary Mintz


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10:00 AM - 10:05 AM America/New_York

Is it necessary to achieve calcium fracture?

With Jonathan Hill


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10:10 AM - 10:50 AM America/New_York

Live Cases from St. Francis Hospital- The Heart Center

With Richard Shlofmitz and Allen Jeremias


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10:50 AM - 10:55 AM America/New_York

Best case of orbital atherectomy

With Michael Lee


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11:00 AM - 11:05 AM America/New_York

DISRUPT CAD III: Shockwave and Results from the OCT Sub-Study

With Richard Shlofmitz


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11:10 AM - 11:15 AM America/New_York

Best case of intravascular lithotripsy

With Carlo Di Mario


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11:20 AM - 11:25 AM America/New_York

Treating calcium is not so easy, beware of complications

With James McCabe


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11:40 AM - 11:45 AM America/New_York

Sponsors’ Break


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Session III – Simplifying Advanced Coronary Physiology

11:30 AM - 11:35 AM America/New_York

Introduction to Session III – Simplifying Advanced Coronary Physiology

With Ziad Ali, Thomas Pappas, and Duane Pinto


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11:35 AM - 11:40 AM America/New_York

Basics of coronary physiology: When and where to use coronary physiology

With Tom Ford


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11:45 AM - 11:50 AM America/New_York

Show me the data: Evidence that physiologic lesion assessment improves patient outcomes (or provides clinical value)

With Rasha Al-Lamee


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11:55 AM - 12:00 PM America/New_York

Best ways to measure FFR– Pitfalls and case examples

With Arnold Seto


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12:05 PM - 12:10 PM America/New_York

Coronary physiology in acute coronary syndromes – To test or not to test

With Javier Escaned


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12:15 PM - 12:20 PM America/New_York

Using Physiology Co-registration to plan revascularization decision-making in tandem lesions and diffuse disease – Case reviews

With Christopher Cook


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12:25 PM - 12:30 PM America/New_York

Angio-based physiology assessment

With William Fearon


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12:35 PM - 12:40 PM America/New_York

Using physiology to plan your intervention

With Jasvindar Singh


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12:45 PM - 12:50 PM America/New_York

Debate

With Justin Davies and Sukhjinder Nijjer


iFR is the gold standard of resting indices
Justin Davies

iFR is great, but in reality, all resting indices are the same
Sukhjinder Nijjer

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12:55 PM - 1:05 PM America/New_York

Sponsors’ Break


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Session IV – Use of Imaging & Physiology in Complex PCI

1:05 PM - 1:10 PM America/New_York

Introduction to Session IV – Use of Imaging & Physiology in Complex PCI

With Ajay Kirtane, George Petrossian, Giora Weisz, and Dimitri Karmpaliotis


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1:10 PM - 1:15 PM America/New_York

The future of CTA in light of ISCHEMIA – The new standard?

With Stephan Achenbach


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1:20 PM - 1:25 PM America/New_York

Guidance and optimization of coronary interventions – Updates from the expert consensus document of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

With Giulio Guagliumi


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1:30 PM - 1:35 PM America/New_York

Intravascular imaging for CTO PCI – How imaging saved the day

With William Lombardi


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1:40 PM - 1:45 PM America/New_York

Stent failures – Identifying causes of stent thrombosis and restenosis and how to fix it

With Emmanouil Brilakis


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1:50 PM - 1:55 PM America/New_York

Impact of stent strut thickness on PCI Outcomes

With David Kandzari


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1:55 PM - 2:00 PM America/New_York

Intravascular imaging strategies to minimize contrast with chronic renal insufficiency

With Ajay Kirtane


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2:05 PM - 2:10 PM America/New_York

Intravascular imaging for left main and complex bifurcation PCI

With Goran Stankovic


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2:15 PM - 2:20 PM America/New_York

Dual-modality Imaging Catheters

With Hector Garcia-Garcia


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2:25 PM - 2:30 PM America/New_York

The best BOOM case I have ever done

With Paul Lee


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2:35 PM - 2:40 PM America/New_York

In-stent restenosis: How significant of an issue is it?

With Issam Moussa


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2:40 PM - 2:45 PM America/New_York

IVUS in Complex Lesions

With Ron Waksman


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2:45 PM - 2:50 PM America/New_York

Debate

With Hiram Bezerra and Bruce Samuels


Lumen-based sizing is safe and effective
Hiram Bezerra

Maximize stent size for best results: EEL-based sizing is superior
Bruce Samuels

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2:55 PM - 3:05 PM America/New_York

Sponsors Break


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Session V – The Future of Imaging & Physiology

3:05 PM - 3:10 PM America/New_York

Introduction to Session V – The Future of Imaging & Physiology

With Allen Jeremias


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3:10 PM - 3:15 PM America/New_York

How O-PCI changed my practice

With Sunil Rao


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3:20 PM - 3:25 PM America/New_York

Post PCI physiology – hiding in plain sight

With Erick Schampaert


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3:30 PM - 3:35 PM America/New_York

Debate

With Sripal Bangalore and Paul Teirstein


Medical therapy should be first line therapy in stable CAD based on the ISCHEMIA trial
Sripal Bangalore

ISCHEMIA is the most positive PCI trial ever – stents for all!
Paul Teirstein

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3:55 PM - 4:00 PM America/New_York

Intravascular fluorescence molecular imaging for personalized medicine

With Farouc Jaffer


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4:15 PM - 4:20 PM America/New_York

Wall shear stress: - Does it really matter?

With Habib Samady


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4:20 PM - 4:25 PM America/New_York

Expanding the role of intravascular imaging when treating PAD

With Kenneth Rosenfield


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4:25 PM - 4:30 PM America/New_York

Debate

With Roxana Mehran and Morton Kern


The role of imaging in the high bleeding risk patient
Roxana Mehran

Forget imaging, physiology plays a greater role in this population
Morton Kern

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4:40 PM - 4:45 PM America/New_York

Putting it all together: When will the guidelines catch up?

With Cindy Grines


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4:50 PM - 5:00 PM America/New_York

OPCI 2021

With Richard Shlofmitz, Jeffrey Moses, Allen Jeremias, Ziad Ali, and Evan Shlofmitz


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