To aid our viewers to follow the topics discussed please see the following guidance:
||Technical characteristics of various IVUS systems
||Comparison of IVUS with other imaging modalities
||How to set up an IVUS system in your hospital
Dr Andrew Sharp is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, working at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in South West England.
Prof Takashi Akasaka graduated from Wakayama Medical University in 1982 and finished his residency at Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital.
Prof Carlo Di Mario is currently Professor of Clinical Cardiology, NHLI, Imperial College of Sciences, Medicine & Technology, London.
Prof Jacek Legutko graduated as a medical doctor in 1993 and has specialist degrees in both internal medicine and cardiology. His present appointments are as professor of medicine and interventional cardiologist at the Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, University Hospital in Krakow, Poland.
Dr Peter O’Kane qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1995 and commenced specialty training in Cardiology as a research registrar at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1998.
The assigned learning objectives for this roundtable are listed for your information:
To increase awareness, understanding and adoption of IVUS technology
- To educate on clinical utilisation of IVUS in specific indications
- To review current clinical trial data and discuss gaps
- To analyse use of IVUS in the assessment of complications
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.