Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and coronary physiology can resolve abnormalities within the coronary artery to a degree that is not possible with angiography alone. They have the potential to change clinical management decisions and to ensure correct stent sizing and apposition. This webinar describes scenarios of clinical uncertainty where the coronary angiogram has not provided enough information. It also gives examples of how IVUS with physiology co-registration can help to clarify decision-making in such cases.
Prof Andrew Sharp is a Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Associate Professor at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Prof Sharp qualified from Edinburgh Medical School in 1998. He conducted his senior clinical training at Imperial College Hospitals and San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, before being appointed in 2011 as a Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and University of Exeter. Professor Sharp was awarded an MD postgraduate research degree for his work on the hypertensive heart whilst at Imperial College and led a growing research programme at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in the fields of hypertension, renal denervation, ischaemic heart disease, intra-coronary imaging, coronary physiology, pulmonary embolus and aortic valve disease.
This webinar is to inform and educate interventional cardiologists, interventional fellows and registrars on:
- Understand the limitations of angiography
- Understand the complimentary roles of IVUS and physiology
- Understand where IVUS and/or physiology recommend treatment and do not
- Interventional Cardiologists
- Interventional Fellows
- Registrars with an interest in interventional cardiology