Complex Patients, Complex Lesions, Orbital Solutions

Published: 23 March 2023

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Filmed at Transcatheter Interventions Online (TIO) on 15 – 17 March 2023, this interesting, educational breakout session is now available on demand.


Moderator Prof Nicolas Van Mieghem (Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL) leads this global panel of experts to discuss complex real-world case recordings that share insights on techniques and tips to streamline treatment with the Diamondback 360™ Orbital Atherectomy System.


This breakout begins with a presentation from Dr Ajay Kirtane, (Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, US) where he provides a device overview and review of the mechanism of action. Following this Dr Kambis Mashayekhi (Department of Cardiology and Internal Medicine at Heart Center Lahr, DE) presents the 'Orbital Atherectomy in Uncrossable Lesions'.


Lastly, Prof Nicolas Van Mieghem presents the experience at Erasmus with Orbital Atherectomy.


This breakout is supported by

Learning Objectives

  • Discover real world case insights and tips and techniques for using Orbital Atherectomy in challenging lesions
  • Understand key steps in performing safe and effective Orbital Atherectomy procedures
  • Obtain a practical perspective on how to integrate and perform Orbital Atherectomy in your clinical practice
  • Update knowledge on latest research on Orbital Atherectomy

Target Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Surgeons with an interest in transcatheter treatment strategies for coronary and structural heart disease
  • Interventional Cardiology Nurses

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Faculty Biographies

Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Medical Director

Prof Nicolas Maria Van Mieghem is an Interventional cardiologist at Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL 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". His father was a general cardiologist and one of his biggest influences early in his career.

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

His current research focuses on cerebral embolic protection during TAVI and the search for improved…

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Ajay J Kirtane

Ajay J Kirtane

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Ajay J Kirtane, is Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) Hospital / CUMC. Dr. Kirtane is an internationally-renowned leader in Interventional Cardiology, specializing in the care of patients with complex coronary and peripheral vascular disease.


In addition to his clinical commitments, Ajay has a strong interest in clinical education and research, serving as Chief Academic Officer of Columbia Interventional Cardiovascular Care. He is a director of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference, has served as a director of several international, national, and regional educational conferences, and has participated on the program committees for the scientific sessions of both the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. Ajay’s research…

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Kambis Mashayekhi

Kambis Mashayekhi

Deputy Medical Director

Dr Kambis Mashayekhi is  Deputy Medical Director, General and Interventional Cardiology Department of Cardiology and Angiology II University Heartcenter Freiburg – Bad Krozingen, DE

Dr Kambis Mashayekhi became a member of the EuroCTO Club and is a world-renowned CTO specialist. His main focus is on training in complex PCI. He is course co-director of MLCTO, Euro-CTO and board member of EuroPCR.


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