Stent failure remains a significant challenge in the treatment of CAD, and a recurring burden within the complex PCI setting. This webinar aims to best illustrate how understanding of the mechanisms that trigger the onset of ISR is key in determining treatment strategies and how – through algorithms and case-based tips and tricks – to maximise outcomes with diagnostic and treatment technologies.
Peter O’Kane graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1995 with a BSc in physiology with first class honours, a MBBS and many prizes, including the Llewelyn Prize for the second-best distinction in medical finals. After attaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians, he was awarded a doctorate of medicine by the University of London for his thesis on the role of nitric oxide in coronary heart disease. He trained in clinical cardiology on the South Thames NTN scheme.
Dr O’Kane was appointed as a consultant interventional cardiologist at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in July 2007. This is currently the UK’s highest volume non-surgical PCI centre and he annually performs more than 450 PCI cases, including participation in a 24-hour primary PCI service. The case mix is complex, particularly among the elderly patients with multi-vessel coronary disease, which includes extensively calcified lesions, bifurcations, left main stem disease and chronic total occlusions.
He is committed to teaching and education at many levels, from local fellowship training programmes to national and international proctorship on techniques and multiple adjunctive devices, such as rotational and laser atherectomy.
Dr O’Kane has published more than 50 manuscripts and written 10 book chapters. He is a local principal investigator for a number of national and international multi-centre clinical trials and is dedicated to patient recruitment to studies.