ACC 2020 Wrap Up: An Analysis of the Late-breaking Trials

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Overview

Prof Nicolas van Mieghem & Dr Joost Daemen (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL) review and discuss the results of the late-breaking trials of ACC 2020. Streaming live on Radcliffe Cardiology.

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Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Joost Daemen

Joost Daemen

Faculty Biographies

Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Personal History

From an early age, Professor Nicolas Maria Van Mieghem decided to pursue a career that would help others. “I enjoy the feeling of being able to help someone or do something important for them. I wanted to enter a profession that would channel my energy— I was always a busy child,” he says. 

A budding athlete, he was a member of Belgium’s national swimming team but soon realized that medicine was his true calling. His father was a general cardiologist and one of his biggest influences early in his career.

Professor Van Mieghem initially intended to train as a cardiac surgeon but decided to specialise in interventional cardiology instead, following advice from a mentor. This decision was cemented when he read the first-in-human case report of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in Circulation by Alain Cribier in 2002. 

His mantra is mens sana in corpore sano (a healthy mind in a healthy body). He remains an avid swimmer and cyclist and follows a number of professional sports. “Like all Belgians, I love to watch the big cycling events—the classic cycle races, the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, the Vuelta a España,” he says. 

Van Mieghem believes that a great cardiologist genuinely cares for their patients. He names Gary Roubin, Dr Manu Malbrain and Professor Patrick Serruys among his mentors. 


 

Academic History

 

In 2007, Professor Van Mieghem obtained his medical and cardiology degrees at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He completed fellowships in interventional cardiology in Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg Genk, Belgium, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, US and Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.2 His PhD focused on transcatheter valve therapies.3

His current research focuses on cerebral embolic protection during TAVI and the search for improved large bore closure devices. He works actively in expanding TAVI indications, most notably TAVI as a means to further unload the left ventricle in heart failure patients with moderate aortic stenosis (the TAVR UNLOAD trial). Professor Van Mieghem is also involved in the development and dispersion of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices as well as transcatheter mitral and tricuspid repair techniques. In terms of imaging and preprocedural planning, his research has covered computed tomography (CT)-derived 3D modelling and printing.

Professor Van Mieghem has received institutional research grant support from Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic, Daiichi-Sankyo, PulseCath BV and Abiomed.7

 

Career Overview

After his fellowships, Professor Van Mieghem joined the department of interventional cardiology at the Thorax Centre, Erasmus Medical Center, as a senior staff member in February 2010. He is now working there as a Full Professor of Interventional Cardiology.2

As well as his involvement in the percutaneous coronary interventions and structural heart programs, he has published and co-authored over 350 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.4 Professor Van Mieghem is a principal investigator and steering committee member in multiple ongoing international trials, evaluating various coronary and transcatheter valve technologies.3 He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and is currently Medical Director of the department of Interventional cardiology at the Thorax Centre.3

 

Career Timeline

  • 2008 - 2009: Fellow, Interventional Cardiology, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • 2010: Joined the senior staff, Interventional Cardiology, Thorax Centre, Erasmus MC
  • 2014: Clinical Director, Interventional Cardiology, Erasmus MC
  • 2019 - Present: Full Professor, Interventional Cardiology, Erasmus MC
  • Present: Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology, Thorax Centre 

 

Areas of Speciality4

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Transcatheter Heart Valve Interventions

 

Sources

  1. https://cardiovascularnews.com/nicolas-van-mieghem/
  2. https://esc365.escardio.org/Person/418700-dr-van-mieghem-nicolas 
  3. https://www.radcliffecardiology.com/authors/nicolas-m-van-mieghem 
  4. https://www.ecri-trials.com/faculty/nicolas-van-mieghem/ 
  5. https://www.cardialysis.com/core-lab/supervising-cardiologists/ 
  6. https://www.worldcat.org/title/transcatheter-aortic-valve-therapies-from-cutting-edge-to-mainstream-catheter-gebonden-aortaklep-implantatie/oclc/892053833 
  7. https://www.jacc.org/doi/pdf/10.1016/j.jcin.2020.12.021 

 

 Prof Van Mieghem is on the ICR3 Editorial Board.

 

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Joost Daemen

Joost Daemen

Dr Joost Daemen, MD, PhD obtained his degree in medicine at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam in 2005 and did 2 years of internal medicine training and 4 years of general cardiology training at the Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam. 

Dr Daemen is actively involved in several drug-eluting stent trials and is Principal Investigator of 4 trials focusing on the safety and efficacy of renal sympathetic denervation in hypertension, heart failure, vasospastic angina and heart failure. Dr Daemen is a member of the editorial board of EuroIntervention and the Netherlands Heart Journal, member of Young ICIN, and has completed courses in biomedical statistics and device training.

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