Diffuse stenoses present a unique set of challenges related to accurate vessel sizing in the setting of remodelling, the identification of disease in segments that appear angiographically normal and achievement of optimal stent implantation both in terms of luminal dimensions and stent apposition.
As the absence of a well-defined workflow has likely hampered more widespread uptake of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in this setting, this webinar proposes a workflow algorithm that can help support research and clinical decision making.
Javier Escaned is Head of the Interventional Cardiology Section at Hospital Clinico San Carlos (Madrid, Spain). His main interests in the field of interventional cardiology include intracoronary imaging and physiology, complex percutaneous coronary intervention including chronic total occlusion recanalisation, and acute coronary syndromes.
He is currently principal investigator in the SYNTAX II and DEFINE FLAIR multicentre studies.
This webinar is to inform and educate interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons on:
- Overcoming the challenges of diffuse stenoses treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
- Defining a workflow algorithm that can help support research and clinical decision making
- Implementing a single, comprehensive approach towards contemporary intracoronary assessment and physiological interrogation
- Interventional cardiologists, EU-wide