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

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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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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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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