Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction: A Peer-to-Peer Series on Improving Outcomes Post Primary-PCI
Published: 16 August 2021
This peer-to-peer series is dedicated to evaluating microvascular dysfunction following myocardial infarction – an important cause of mortality and morbidity post primary-PCI.
Although epicardial coronary blood flow is restored after almost all PCI procedures, perfusion of the coronary microvasculature is not fully restored in approximately half of patients. In this series of bitesize interviews, Prof Gregg Stone (Professor of Medicine, Professor of Population Health Sciences and Policy, and Director of Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai) examines this unmet need with help from a celebrated faculty of experts. Together, they will be covering everything from pathophysiology of microvascular dysfunction to current approaches to restoring microvascular perfusion post primary-PCI.
These shorter videos are ideal for those who are time-poor, or prefer to consume their education in short chunks. Don’t miss this unique overview from some of the world’s leading experts.
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Key Learning Objectives
- Recall residual mortality and morbidity associated with infarct size and microvascular dysfunction following AMI/STEMI
- Describe the relationship between infarct size, microvascular dysfunction and long-term outcomes AMI/STEMI patients
- Describe the pathological processes underlying microvascular dysfunction following AMI/STEMI
- List the clinical presentation features, biomarkers and imaging parameters associated with microvascular obstruction following AMI/STEMI
- Select suitable management approaches for minimising infarct size and microvascular damage in individuals requiring reperfusion
- Interventional Cardiologists
- General Cardiologists
- Imaging Specialists
More from this programme
Morbidity of Patients Post AMI/STEMI
Microcirculation and Microvascular Obstruction Post AMI/STEMI and its Relation to Infarct Size
Mechanisms of Microvascular Dysfunction and Reperfusion Injury
Current Approaches for Restoring Viable Microcirculation
Process of Microvascular Dysfunction
Andrew JS Coats
Director of the Monash Warwick Alliance and Academic Vice-President
Prof Andrew Coats is President of the Heart Failure Association and Professor of Cardiology, University of Warwick, UK. He is an Australian-British academic cardiologist and inventor. Prof Coats' main interest is heart failure.
From 2012 to 2017 he was Director of the Monash-Warwick Alliance, and before that served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Medicine of the University of Sydney.
He is an Australian-British academic cardiologist as well as a successful fundraiser, university administrator and inventor.
Prof Coats is Editor-in-Chief of the Cardiac Failure Review editorial board.
Bernard De Bruyne