Complex anatomical subsets (I)
9:00 AM America/New_York
Imaging techniques in CTO revascularisation
Speaker: Roberto Garbo
Contemporary aspects of planning and performing PCI in heavily calcified vessels
Speaker: Nieves Gonzalo
Dr Roberto Garbo is an Interventional Cardiologist in Maria Pia Hospital GVM Care & Research, Turin, Italy. He is a Director of CTO and Complex PCI program, Board member of EuroCTO Club since 2017 and IVUS guided CTO expert in both antegrade and retrograde approach.
Dr Nieves Gonzalo is Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Interventional Cardiology Department at Clinico San Carlos University Hospital in Madrid. She obtained her Specialist Certification in Cardiology after training at Clinico San Carlos University Hospital in Madrid. Subsequently, she underwent a research fellowship at Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) under the supervision of Professor Patrick Serruys, focused mainly in intracoronary imaging and bioabsorbable stents. In 2010 she obtained her PhD with the thesis “Optical coherence tomography for the assessment of coronary atherosclerosis and vessel response after stent implantation”. Her track record includes over 170 articles indexed in PubMed, as well as book chapters in Interventional Cardiology textbooks. Recent research projects as principal investigator includes a study about the assessment of neoatherosclerosis and its clinical impact in patients with restenosis (RIBS IV and V OCT substudy) and research regarding vessel injury and healing evaluation with different stent platforms evaluated with OCT (VISTA study). Dr Gonzalo is a dedicated educationalist with involvement in many areas of complex PCI, serving currently as Deputy Editor for Eurointervention and Committee Member of EuroPCR.