Planning and guidance of complex percutaneous coronary interventions
3:30 AM America/New_York
The course will be largely based on live learning from live and recorder cases, linked to the meeting room with cutting edge technology which will facilitate discussion and interaction with all attendees. We will be delighted to bring live and recorded cases demonstrations from Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain to showcase the planning of PCI procedures and, subsequently, the use of diagnostic and therapeutic tools during the intervention.
You will see that we are privileged to have a distinguished faculty in this two-day program; all of whom are engaged in cutting-edge research in the field of intravascular imaging and coronary physiology in addition to being expert PCI operators.
LIVE - DAY ONE - Planning and guidance of complex percutaneous coronary...
LIVE - DAY TWO - Planning and guidance of complex percutaneous coronary...
Welcome and Introductions, Complex PCI April 2021
Decision-making and problem solving in complex PCI: interactive case-based...
Evolving approaches to physiological guidance in complex PCI
Is the complexity of patients undergoing PCI shifting?
Complex anatomical subsets (I)
Can PCI be improved to treat angina in stable patients?
Close of day 1
Two-stent techniques in bifurcation stenosis PCI: setting the indication and...
Decision-making and problem solving in complex PCI: interactive case-based...
Live case from Hospital Clinico San Carlos, 13th April 2021
Complex anatomical subsets (II)
Ultra-low contrast PCI
A consultant/attending at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Features in 2 videos on Wondr Medical. Ahmed Khashaba generally speaks on Coronary Interventions, Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI), Multi Vessel Disease, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), and Co-registration.
Interventional Cardiology Fellow, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid
Dr Ashok Seth is Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi and Adjunct Professor of Cardiology at JN Medical College (Aligarh Muslim University) and National Board of Examinations. Dr Seth has led the field of Interventional Cardiology for last 30-years and has contributed extensively to the development, scientific progress and education in this field and pioneered numerous angioplasty techniques for India and Asia Pacific. Dr Seth has been awarded by the National Honour of Padma Shri in 2003, Padma Bhushan in 2015 and ‘B.C.Roy National Award’ for the most ‘Eminent Medical Person’ by the President of India in January 2017. He has also been awarded the National Honour of Republic of Spain “Crus Officer with Insignia Order of Isabella the Catholic”, Master Interventionalist (MSCAI) by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (USA) in addition to 85 other national and international awards. Dr Seth has been honoured by Doctorates from six prestigious national universities. He has been conferred ‘Adjunct Professorship of Cardiology’ of J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University and the National Board of Examinations. He is Founder/Course Director of five major National & International Teaching Courses - India Live, India Valves, CHIP-CTO India, AICT-AsiaPCR and Imaging & Physiology Council of India. He is also Associate Director of TCT Scientific Sessions (USA) and Program Committee Member of EuroPCR. Dr Seth has been invited to lecture at more than 400 national & international meetings and to teach complex angioplasty techniques through Live Demonstration at more than 100 national & international meetings around the world. He has more than 350-publications to his credit in peer reviewed Indian and International medical journals and has chapters in 30-books on Cardiology and has been the Editor of 3-books. He is an acclaimed teacher and has trained more than 500-cardiologists of India and abroad in advanced techniques of angioplasty.
Dr Breda Hennessey is an interventional cardiology fellow at Hospital Clínico San Carlos. She is currently also a PhD student at the Complutense University of Madrid, with a focus on Ultra Low dose contrast coronary intervention. Graduated from the Third Faculty of Medicine in Charles University in Prague. Following this ,she returned to Ireland in 2011. She completed her Internal Medicine training in 2014 and General Cardiology training in 2019 through the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. She was awarded the Brian McGovern Scholarship by the Irish Cardiac Society in 2019 and commenced her clinical and research fellowship at Hospital Clínico San Carlos last November. She Is currently working as an assistant PI in the ongoing DCR4 contrast study, a multi centred prospective randomised study, investigating the impact of new technologies in reducing contrast burden in complex PCI . Keen interest and involvement with the complex PCI subset, including the CTO programme at Hospital Clínico San Carlos.
An interventional cardiology director at Soroka Medical Center, Ben Gurion University, Israel. Features in 2 videos on Wondr Medical. Carlos Cafri generally speaks on Coronary Interventions, Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI), and Multi Vessel Disease.
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.
An administrator at Clinical Center Of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia. Features in 24 videos on Wondr Medical. Goran Stankovic generally speaks on Bifurcation, Left Main Stem (LMS), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Coronary Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and Coronary Interventions.
A consultant/attending. Features in 6 videos on Wondr Medical. Hernan Mejia-Renteria generally speaks on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR / TAVI), Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Instantaneous wave-Free Ratio (iFR), Multi Vessel Disease, and Stable Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).
A consultant/attending. Features in 13 videos on Wondr Medical. Jacek Legutko generally speaks on Bifurcation, Left Main Stem (LMS), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Coronary Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and Coronary Interventions.
Dr. Singh is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Director of Interventional Cardiology. He specializes in coronary and peripheral vascular interventional procedures and spends most of his time in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. His expertise is in complex coronary intervention and also the endovascular treatment of renovascular hypertension, and peripheral arterial occlusive diseases. In addition, he has been involved in research ranging from new coronary devices to intravascular ultrasound and pressure/flow assessment of coronary vessels. He is the Principal Investigator in several high profile multicenter trials evaluating the above. He is actively involved in resident/fellow education and rotate in the coronary care unit twice a year. He has two interventional fellows per year who work closely with him during their training, he also serves as their attending in ½ day in patient clinic. He has second and third year cardiology fellows involved in clinical research protocols in the cath lab and their work has produced three instrumental abstracts/papers which in the first 12 months were presented at major cardiovascular society meetings. Dr. Singh is also the Chairman of ARCH, one of the largest Midwest Interventional Symposium.
Javier Escaned is Head of Interventional Cardiology Section at Hospital Clinico San Carlos / Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He is author of over 450 indexed scientific articles on interventional cardiology, imaging and physiology (h-index 67), Deputy Editor of the European Heart Journal and editor of the textbooks “Coronary Stenosis. Imaging, Structure and Physiology” and “Physiological Assessment of Coronary Stenoses and the Microcirculation). Recent trials as principal investigator include ADVISE II, DEFINE FLAIR and SYNTAX II. As an educationalist, he frequently serves as lecturer and live case operator at major scientific meetings.
Dr. Joo Myung Lee is an interventional cardiologist in Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea. He is an high-volme operator (>400 PCI per year) and has been performed many researched in coronary physiology, intravascular imaging, and non-invasive imaging including N13-ammonium PET and CCTA. He has published several articles in major cardiology journals including JACC, Circulation, and EHJ.
Interventional cardiologist and entrepreneur taking products from inception to commercialisation. Justin now is Founder & CEO of Wondr Medical, a medical technology company which is revolutionising communications for the medical community. Justin developed algorithms (iFR), which are used on Volcano-Philips systems in hospitals all around the world to aid diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease.
Dr. Kambis Mashayekhi is the Deputy of the Medical Director and the Director for Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) and Complex Higher-risk and Indicated Procedures (CHIP) at the University Heartcenter Freiburg – Bad Krozingen. He is responsible for over 600 CTO procedures per year performed at his center. In 2013 Dr. Mashayekhi became EuroCTO Club member. Dr. Mashayekhi is actually performing over 350 CTO-PCI’s per year and is an world-renowned CTO and complex PCI specialist. Dr. Mashayekhi is the head of the CTO working group from the German Society of cardiology and the Co-Director of MLCTO and EuroCTO course. He is the new EuroCTO president elect for 2023.
Nicola Ryan is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She received her medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2008), followed by Internal Medicine (2011) and Cardiology training (2015) through the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. Thereafter, she completed a prestigious Interventional Cardiology and research fellowship in Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid (2017). Dr Ryan's interests are primarily in the role of intra-coronary physiology and imaging, which she routinely applies in her clinical practice as well as in the clinical interventional research she leads in Aberdeen. She engages as a reviewer for several high impact journals. Dr Ryan is a member of the EuroPCR Scientific Committee and the PCR NextGen group, as well as a member of the European Society of Cardiology fellowship committee.
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.
A consultant/attending at Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain. Features in 6 videos on Wondr Medical. Pablo Salinas generally speaks on Multi Vessel Disease, Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO), Shockwave Lithotripsy (Coronary), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), and Coronary Interventions.
Ranil de Silva is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK. He obtained his medical degree from King’s College London and undertook his PhD in PET imaging at the MRC Cyclotron Unit under Attilio Maseri. His post-doctoral research was at the National Institutes of Health, USA working on MRI guided endovascular intervention and cardiovascular regenerative medicine. His research focuses on imaging to guide the diagnosis, risk stratification and evaluation of novel therapies for patients with acute and chronic coronary syndromes. He leads translational interdisciplinary research programs on coronary atherosclerotic plaque biomechanics evaluated by fluid-structure interaction modelling, post-myocardial infarction left ventricular remodelling using diffusion tensor cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and coronary sinus reducer for treating coronary microvascular dysfunction. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles, including Circulation, European Heart Journal, JACC, Nature journals, Lancet and NEJM. He has an h-index 43. He leads the Specialist Angina Service at the Royal Brompton Hospital, which is a nationally recognised service for patients with refractory angina. He is an interventional cardiologist undertaking complex interventional procedures, coronary sinus reduction, LV support and the full range of intracoronary imaging and physiology techniques. He also has an interest in resistant hypertension and has experience in renal denervation.
Features in 33 videos on Wondr Medical. Richard Shlofmitz generally speaks on Coronary Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Calcified Lesions, Instantaneous wave-Free Ratio (iFR), Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), and Coronary Interventions.
Features in 12 videos on Wondr Medical. Roberto Garbo generally speaks on Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO), Stable Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Coronary Interventions, and Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI).
Works at Nanjing First Hospital,Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. Features in 3 videos on Wondr Medical. Shao Liang Chen generally speaks on Bifurcation, Coronary Interventions, and Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI).
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.
Dr Sukhjinder ('Sukh') Nijjer is an award-winning Consultant Cardiologist working at both the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Foundation NHS Trust. His private practice is based at the One Heart Clinic in central London. You can learn more on his website: https://drnijjer.com Dr Nijjer is an expert in the management of coronary artery disease, including acute myocardial infarction (heart attacks). He performs coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty (stenting) and he also implants pacemakers. He is an expert in the use of coronary physiology and intravascular imaging to guide and optimise the treatment of heart arteries. Dr Nijjer also has expertise in anti-platelets medications and has been invited as a speaker at International conferences. He also has expertise in the use of CT coronary angiography to help diagnose patients efficiently and without the need for invasive procedure. He has a PhD awarded by Imperial College London in coronary blood flow and the use of Stenting to treat complex blockages. His PhD research work has been published in major Cardiology journals and contributed to the development of a clinical tool used in thousands of patients around the world. He has presented his research at the leading cardiology conferences around the world, including the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) and EuroPCR. In addition to winning many prizes he was a Gold Medal finalist at the Royal Society of Medicine Gold Medal 2015 and and a finalist for BCIS Young Investigator 2015. He has over 100 high impact publications (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Nijjer+S), including the European Heart Journal, the Journal of American College of Cardiology, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. Dr Nijjer has designed and lead research studies and contributed to major international studies that have changed the way Interventional Cardiologists practice around the world.
Dr Takayuki Warisawa is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at St. Marianna University School of Medicine Yokohama City Seibu Hospital in Japan. After graduating with honours from the prestigious University of Tokyo, he concentrated on clinical work, especially in the field of cardiology, emergency medicine, and intensive care. He trained as an interventional cardiologist for five years at New Tokyo Hospital, which is renowned for high-level interventional cardiology and clinical research. There, he developed skill and insight for complex PCI procedure. He had also taken the role of the Director of Emergency Medicine. While working as an expert clinician, he performed many clinical studies focused on the invasive and non-invasive coronary physiology including iFR/FFR, IMR/CFR, Scintigraphy and Perfusion CMR. Many of the studies have been published in international journals and a selection have been awarded at the Japanese scientific congress. Dr Warisawa is very focused and enthusiastic about invasive coronary physiology and is currently collaborating with Dr Justin Davies on several clinical studies, as well as working as a main operator at his cathlabo.
Tommaso Gori is Professor for translational vascular medicine at the University Medical Center of Mainz, Germany where he also leads the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and the Clinical Study Center. He obtained his title of Dottore in Medicina e Chirurgia (MD equivalent) from the University of Siena, Italy, and his PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has worked in Siena, Italy, Toronto, Canada and Mainz, Germany. Dr Gori was winner of 19 international awards, among which the American Heart Association – S.A. Levine Young Investigator Award and the Young Investigator Award of the American College of Cardiology, both in the year 2001. Dr Gori has authored 300 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of endothelial (dys)function, mechanisms of action and effects of organic nitrates, physiology of the coronary circulation, oxidative stress, ischemic preconditioning, microcirculation and hemorheology and interventional cardiology (h-index 38). Dr Gori´s areas of clinical expertise include structural, peripheral and coronary interventions and imaging modalities.
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. 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.
Planning and guidance of complex percutaneous coronary interventions
The course will be largely based on live learning from live...
3:00 AM - 3:05 AM America/New_York
With Javier Escaned and Justin Davies
3:05 AM - 4:00 AM America/New_York
With Ashok Seth, Julian Javier, Justin Davies, and Kambis Mashayekhi
4:00 AM - 5:30 AM America/New_York
With Ahmed Khashaba, Javier Escaned, Nieves Gonzalo, and Simon Walsh
Based on a recorded from Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid
Case presenter: Nieves Gonzalo
Discussants: Javier Escaned, Ahmed Kashaba, Simon Walsh
5:30 AM - 6:45 AM America/New_York
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM America/New_York
With Nieves Gonzalo and Roberto Garbo
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM America/New_York
With Hernan Mejia-Renteria, Javier Escaned, and Justin Davies
Why PCI is currently a suboptimal treatment for angina? Javier Escaned
Residual obstructive disease: Justin Davies
Non-obstructive causes: Hernán Mejía-Rentería
3:30 AM - 3:35 AM America/New_York
With Javier Escaned and Justin Davies
3:35 AM - 4:30 AM America/New_York
With Goran Stankovic, Javier Escaned, and Takayuki Warisawa
4:30 AM - 5:30 AM America/New_York
With Angela McInerney, Carlos Cafri, Javier Escaned, and Nicola Ryan
Case presenter: Angela McInnerney
Discussants: Nicola Ryan, Javier Escaned, Carlos Cafri
5:30 AM - 6:00 AM America/New_York
With Evan Shlofmitz and Pablo Salinas
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM America/New_York
With Javier Escaned and Nieves Gonzalo
Discussants: Justin Davies, Breda Hennesey, Richard Shlofmitz, Tomasso Gori
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM America/New_York
With Breda Hennessey, Jasvindar Singh, Javier Escaned, and Ziad Ali
10:20 AM - 10:45 AM America/New_York