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At OPTIMA we believe that medical education can be better. Technology is changing and with it the way that we learn. We believe that ideas, concepts and techniques can, and should, be expressed more clearly. We believe that learning is quicker, with more information being retained when it is presented in the correct way.

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Class 8 - Clinical Evidence & Algorithms

What is the evidence for intravascular lithotripsy?

We explore the published data, review how algorithms can guide optimal management of coronary arterial calcium and ask what further data is required

  • 9 Sep
  • 10:30 am America/New_York
  • 1H 20M

CORE 2021 - Day 1
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CORE 2021: Angina as a therapeutic goal – redefining success

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CORE 2021: Treating angina: how to leverage the placebo effect!

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CORE 2021: The MDT discussion – defining standards

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CORE 2021: Live case 1 & 2: MVD Case physiology - defining target lesion, bystander disease, INOCA patient - how to perform full physiology

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CORE 2021: Myocardial bridge – physiology and guide to assessment and treatment

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CORE 2021: EBC updates on Left Main

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CORE 2021: The DK Crush - optimised

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CORE 2021: Live cases 3 & 4: Bifurcation case, Calcified Bifurcation case

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CORE 2021: Culotte - optimised

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CORE 2021: Recognising & troubleshooting bifurcation complications

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CORE 2021: Day 1 Wrap up by Course Directors

CORE 2021 - Day 2
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CORE 2021: Defining surgical “turndowns”

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CORE 2021: Day-case PCI – how can imaging help with safe discharge?

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CORE 2021: Anticipating (& preventing) complications in Coronary Artery Calcium

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CORE 2021: The role of an “optimising” procedure in complex PCI

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CORE 2021: Live cases 5 & 6: Calcium Modification Case, Surgical Turndown Case

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CORE 2021: Access site management

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CORE 2021: Modulating radiation risk, stand back or stand clear?

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CORE 2021: Live cases 7 & 8: Post bypass case with radiation protection, CTO Case

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CORE 2021: How technology will revolutionise post-procedure management

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CORE 2021: Metabolic dysregulation, what’s the prescription?

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CORE 2021: Day 2 Wrap up by Course Directors

Calcium Masterclass with Shockwave IVL
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Class 7 (Live Case) - Bifurcations: Focus on Best Practices

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Class 6 - Intravascular Lithotripsy Techniques & Efficacy Assessment

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Class 5 (Live Case) - Eccentric and Ostial Lesions - Focus on Best Practices

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Class 4 - Insights into the Mechanism of Action of Intravascular Lithotripsy & Clinical Applicability Assessment

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Class 3 - Imaging of Coronary Arterial Calcium (CAC)

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Class 2 - Introduction To Coronary IVL.

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Class 1 - The Challenges of Calcium & Unmet Needs in Coronary Calcium

Complex PCI Middle East April 2021
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Intro

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IVUS - Utility in CTO PCI

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Case Presentation - Middle East Complex PCI

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Optimising Stent Expansion in Calcified Lesions

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Challenges of post CABG Intervention

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Live Recorded case

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Left Main Intervention Complications and how to avoid

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Discussion

Calcium webinar with Boston Scientific
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Calcium & Percutaneous outcomes diagnosis & relevance

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Bristol Live Case - Rotoblation

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Rotational atherectomy, from zero to hero

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Rotoblational atherectomy for the expert

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Cutting balloon for coronary calcium

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Calcium and complications

The CTO Training Pathway - Taking the steps to CTO mastery
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Introduction & Tribute To Tony Gershlick

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Case-in-a-box 1. AWE, Focus on wire selection & IVUS.

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Fundamentals of CTO PCI- setting up for success

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Case-in-a-box 2. ADR or Retrograde

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CTO Training Pathways to improve skills and outcomes

Optimal Online 2020 - Day Four Highlights
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The sub-intimal story, should I be worried?

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Discussion. The sub-intimal story, should I be worried?

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Live Case. McGill University Health Centre. Canada

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Management of in-stent CTO

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Discussion. Management of in-stent CTO

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Parallel wiring reinvented?

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Discussion. Parallel Wiring Reinvented.

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Advances in retrograde CTO PCI

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Discussion. Advances in retrograde CTO PCI

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Adjunctive intravascular imaging within CTO’s – an A-Z

Optimal Online 2020 - Day Three Highlights
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Bifurcation techniques – what can go wrong and how to avoid

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Live Case: Bristol Heart Institute

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Culotte V DK kiss

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Culotte v DK Kiss - Discussion

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Managing the side branch in provisional strategy using physiology

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Managing the side branch in provisional strategy using physiology - Discussion

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Use of dual lumen catheter to facilitate safe side branch access

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Intravascular Imaging is mandatory in bifurcation stenting?

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Intravascular imaging is mandatory in bifurcation stenting - Discussion

Optimal Online 2020 - Day Two Highlights
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Intravascular imaging for complex CAC

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Managing patients with depressed LV function

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Still a role for rotablation?

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Live Recorded Case With Impella Support

Optimal Online 2020 - Day One Highlights
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Lies, damned lies & statistics

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LMS – does CABG offer a mortality advantage issue

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Left Main Disease: Explaining & Setting Expectations

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Left main ostial disease – specific challenges and solutions

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Imaging and the LMS, why & how

About

Optima Education delivers high quality medical education in person, in books, courses and online, learn more at optimaskills.com

Past Courses: CORE/ABBOTT
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COMING THIS FRIDAY: OCT guided bifurcation PCI using IVL / cutting balloon. Watch live here Friday 3rd @ 1300. https://rutherfordmedicine.com/corewebinars

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COMING THIS FRIDAY: The use of OCT in calcified lesions. Watch live here Friday 3rd @ 1300. https://rutherfordmedicine.com/corewebinars

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COMING THIS FRIDAY: Optimising stent expansion in calcified lesions. Watch live here Friday 3rd @ 1300. https://rutherfordmedicine.com/corewebinars

Past Courses: COVID-19
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Intro to "Live in a Box - Management of calcific CAD in the COVID era"

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Live in a Box. Management of Calcific CAD in the COVID era.

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Thrombogenicity and anticoagulant therapy in COVID-19

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OCT in the COVID era.

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COVID-19 era: Managing surgical turndown patients in the cathlab.

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COVID-19 era: PRE-RECORDED case-in-the-box surgical turndown patient

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COVID-19: The Front Line. The Role of Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in the treatment of severe COVID-19

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COVID-19: The Front Line. The potential role of anti-thrombotic therapy in COVID-19

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COVID-19: The Front Line. Challenges in treating high risk ACS cases in the COVID-19 era; a tale of a late infarct.

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COVID-19: The Front Line. Revascularisation options in times of the COVID-19 pandemic- the UK-REVASC registry.

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COVID-19: The Front Line.. Immunopathogenesis of COVID19 –a rheumatologist’s perspective

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COVID-19: The Front Line. Viral transmission and Implications for Clinical Practice

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COVID-19: The Front Line. Management of STEMI in COVID-19

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COVID-19: The Front Line. Non-invasive imaging of the heart for COVID-19

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COVID-19: The Front Line. Pulmonary imaging of Covid-19

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COVID-19: The Front Line. Introduction

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Covid-19: The front line - manifestations, ACEI / ARB, and cardiomyopathy

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COVID-19: The Front Line. Global best practice management insights.

Past Courses: CORE Webinars Edition 1: COVID-19 era: Managing surgical downturn patients in the cathlab.
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Integrating SYNTAX II into daily practise

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Lessons from SYNTAX

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COVID-19 era: PRE-RECORDED case-in-the-box surgical turndown patient

Course directors

James C Spratt


Prof James C Spratt has global experience in training physicians in complex and CTO PCI. He is the Director of Optimal CTO and the author of the Retrograde iBook and co-author of the antegrade iBook.

Simon Walsh


Dr Simon Walsh has been working as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Belfast Trust for over 10 years. It is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. The centre performs ~2750 PCI per year, with 650-700 STEMI and calcium modification in ~10% of our PCI cases. Dr Walsh also works internationally as an educator, teaching advanced techniques for complex PCI and CTO PCI. This involves training visiting Cardiologists in Belfast retrograde CTO techniques, antegrade dissection and re-entry CTO techniques and other advanced PCI procedures. He has visited multiple centres in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, Asia and North America to act as a visiting proctor for complex PCI and CTO PCI cases. Dr Walsh’s research interests include PCI, coronary artery disease, defibrillation, acute coronary syndromes and chronic total occlusions. Research responsibilities have included acting as a recruiting investigator for the >25 multicentre studies over the last 17 years. He acted as a primary investigator for numerous international trials including the Evolve, Noble, Leaders Free and Ischemia multicentre studies. He has been the lead UK investigator for the October trial, Syntax 2, Recharge and Ischaemia-CTO. He is also the Chief Investigator for the Consistent CTO, Celtic Bifurcation and Discrete CTO trials.

Colm Hanratty


A consultant cardiologist at Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Features in 20 videos on Wondr Medical. Colm Hanratty generally speaks on Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO), Calcium Scoring, and Stable Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).

Julian Strange


An interventional cardiologist at University Hospital of Bristol, Bristol, UK. Features in 17 videos on Wondr Medical. Julian Strange generally speaks on Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO), Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI), Bifurcation, Left Main Stem (LMS), and Coronary Interventions.