Coronary Physiology and DCBs: The Modern Approach for CTO-PCI

Published: 14 June 2024

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    Part 5 Discussion and Q&A
    Tomas Kovarnik , Mohamed Ayoub, Roberto Garbo, Giuseppe Di Gioia
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In this on-demand version of the live broadcast, chaired by Dr Tomáš Kovárník (Charles University, Prague, CZ), faculty showcase the latest advancements in CTO PCI procedures with state-of-the-art technology.


  • Investigate the possibility of shortening stent lengths with precision physiology guidance, featuring Dr Mohamed Ayoub's (University Heart Center NRW, Bad Oeynhausen, DE) presentation
  • Explore the combination of DCB and pressure wire in CTO PCI procedures, presented by the esteemed Dr Roberto Garbo (Maria Pia Hospital, Turin, IT)
  • Discover the unparalleled benefits of OpSens technology in navigating complex scenarios, as elucidated by the expertise of Dr Giuseppe Di Gioia (Clinica Montevergine, Avellino, IT)


Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your understanding and techniques in CTO PCI procedures.

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Key Learning Objectives

To gain knowledge on:

  • When, how and why to use DCB in CTO PCI
  • Role of pressure wire technology in measurement in CTO PCI
  • How to decrease stent length in CTO PCI

Target Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists

More from this programme

Part 1

Welcome and Introduction

Part 2

Case-In-Point Presentation

Part 3


Part 4

Benefits of OpSens Technology in Complex Scenarios

Part 5

Discussion and Q&A

Faculty Biographies

Tomas Kovarnik

Tomas Kovarnik

Associated Professor of Internal Medicine

Dr Tomas Kovarnik is Head of the Invasive Cardiology Department from 2015 and Associated Professor of Internal Medicine at the Charles University in Prague (Czech).

Dr Tomas Kovarnik's main fields of interest are in development and regression of coronary atherosclerosis, plaque risk features, coronary physiology, invasive coronary imaging modalities, TAVI and acute cardiac care.

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Mohamed Ayoub

Mohamed Ayoub

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Mohamed Ayoub is an Interventional Cardiologist at the University Heart Center NRW in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. 

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Roberto Garbo

Roberto Garbo

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Roberto Garbo is an Interventional Cardiologist at Maria Pia Hospital, Turin, IT. He has been an Interventional Cardiologist since 1999.

He was Head of the Cath Lab at San Giovanni Bosco Hospital from 2005- 2020, director of the CTO PCI, CHIP and complex PCI programmes over the last 15 years.

He has operated more than 2,200 CTO PCI, of which 1,100 with retrograde approach.

Proctor for CTO PCI programmes in Italy, Europe (France, Poland, Romania, Czeck Republic, Russia) and Middle East (Egypt, Saudi Arabia). 

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Giuseppe Di Gioia

Giuseppe Di Gioia

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Giuseppe Di Gioia is an interventional cardiologist based at the Clinica Montevergine in Avellino, Italy.

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