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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...Read More
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.
Dr Stéphane Rinfret is an academic interventional cardiologist and world-renown expert in chronic total occlusion...
Dr Stéphane Rinfret is an academic interventional cardiologist and world-renown expert in chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). He was appointed chief of interventional cardiology at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and associate professor of medicine at McGill University in 2016 where he built a very active chronic total occlusion (CTO) and Complex Higher-risk but Indicated Procedures (CHIP) program. He has now moved to the US to work with at Emory Healthcare and Emory University, as associate-director of complex PCI and full professor (acting) of Medicine, to pursue his academic career and busy clinical practice, mostly at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, the oldest hospital of Atlanta serving a very large population. Dr Rinfret has held several peer-reviewed grants, published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, several abstracts, and has been invited over 300 times to give lectures in the last 10 years. His epidemiological research focuses on health services and outcomes. He is also a high-volume and world-renown coronary operator, performing over 400 percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) per year, mostly from the transradial approach and most with complex anatomies. Dr Rinfret was one of the Canadian pioneers in CTO PCI and has contributed to expand access to the technique in Canada and all around the world through sharing his expertise. He is the lead editor of a textbook on CTO PCI published by Springer in 2015, currently being reviewed for a second edition. He has performed over 1200 CTO PCIs since January 2010, one of the largest volumes in the world, including a large number of retrograde procedures, and pursues a very active teaching program of transradial and CTO PCI techniques in Canada and Europe.