Innovations in Treating Complex PCI: The Role of Orbital Atherectomy

Published: 06 May 2022

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Watch this TIO breakout on-demand for a discussion on the benefits of incorporating orbital atherectomy into your practice. Viewers will learn proper patient selection, treatment best practices, along with a review of the clinical data.


The presenters will share real-world case examples and how they have been successful in optimising outcomes in complex calcified lesions using orbital atherectomy’s dual mechanism of action to treat a broad range of calcium.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the challenges of treating severe calcium
  • Review orbital atherectomy, the dual mechanism of action, and clinical data
  • Discuss patient selection and how orbital atherectomy fits into current treatment algorithm
  • Share best practices, tips and techniques to optimise outcomes

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

Kambis Mashayekhi

Kambis Mashayekhi

Deputy Medical Director

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

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Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Medical Director

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. 

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Amir Kaki

Amir Kaki

Amir Kaki, MD, is dedicated to providing patients with exceptional cardiovascular care. At Heart & Vascular Institute in Dearborn, Detroit, and Southfield, Michigan, he delivers life-saving treatments to a diverse group of patients, helping patients manage and treat their severe heart problems. Dr. Kaki aims to improve patients' health through comprehensive preventive care. 

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