Roundtable Discussion: Moving from Physiology Justified PCI, To Physiology Guided PCI

Roundtable Discussion


During the "Advances in Coronary Physiology" course in London 2017, Simple Education, in association with Radcliffe Cardiology, filmed a roundtable discussion focused around the impact of the DEFINE-FLAIR clinical trial results presented as a Late-Breaking Trial at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2017 on 18th March 2017.

This discussion was moderated by Dr. Manesh Patel (Durham, US) who was joined by an expert group of physicians including Prof Takashi Akasaka (Wakayama, Japan), Prof Carlo di Mario (Florence, Italy), Dr. Justin Davies (London, UK) and Dr Allen Jeremias (New York, US).

The meeting comprised of six panel discussions on a range of topical issues related to all aspects of coronary physiology.

This educational activity is intended for an international audience, specifically interventional cardiologists and cardiologists. However, other healthcare professionals involved in the care of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients will also find this topical.

The assigned learning objectives for this roundtable are listed for your information:
  • To increase awareness of the DEFINE FLAIR trial
  • To analyse the importance of the trial results in the use of iFR in the Cath Lab
  • To assess how these trial results may influence the use and adoption of coronary physiological assessment
  • To debate whether current guidelines are adequate in light of these results
  • To summarise on-going trials of interest and other areas worthy of research, including iFR SwedeHeart, SYNTAX II and other notable trials
  • To review emerging uses and technologies for physiological assessment, including but not limited to CT FFR and Image-based FFR

Moderator: Dr. Manesh Patel (Durham, United States)

Prof. Takashi Akasaka (Wakayama, Japan)
Dr. Justin Davies (London, United Kingdom)
Prof. Carlo Di Mario (Florence, Italy)
Dr. Allen Jeremias (New York, United States)

This roundtable discussion was sponsored by Philips Volcano