Optimising the Use of Contemporary Invasive Imaging for PCI

Published: 06 July 2021

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Contemporary invasive imaging techniques improve the detection of coronary details and have great potential for improving clinical outcomes, due the lower risk of in-stent restenosis and thrombosis. This webinar series provides an overview of the current use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT), the relative advantages of each technique and real-world insight from imaging experts.


This programme has been designed to offer education on proper image acquisition, interpretation, and correct decision-making to optimise the use of contemporary imaging.


Note, this on-demand version is not CME accredited. 

This video series is supported by an unrestricted education grant by

Learning Objectives

  • Incorporate contemporary imaging for PCI in appropriate patients
  • Differentiate between modern imaging techniques based on clinical data
  • Recall best practices for image acquisition, interpretation and decision-making
  • Interpret image data and make clinical decisions generated from existing case study data

Target Audience

  • Interventional cardiologists
  • Physicians within the peripheral intervention space
  • Imaging specialists

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Part 1

Imaging vs angiography-led PCI: An overview for DES implantation

In this first broadcast of the series, Joost Daemen, Paolo Canova and Margaret McEntegart consider the fundamentals of imaging and angiography and ask what the advantages are with using an imaging-led approach to PCI.

Part 2

Imaging vs angiography-led PCI: What does success look like?

In this broadcast we hear from Evan Shlofmitz, Nieves Gonzalo and Jonathan Hill as they discuss the use of imaging and angiography for procedural planning and PCI optimisation. Through the use of cases, we explore how imaging has been used to maximise successful stent implantation.

Part 3

Intracoronary imaging for PCI: A practical approach to OCT

In this broadcast, Evald Høj Christiansen, Matthias Lutz and Claudia Cosgrove discuss how to optimise the use of contemporary invasive imaging for PCI in appropriate patients and present a number of case-studies in which these imaging techniques have been applied.

Part 4

Imaging-based Procedure-planning with OCT: Application to Clinical Practice

In this broadcast, Natalia Pinilla-Echeverri, Matheen Khuddus and Jacob Odenstedt discuss adopting OCT into routine practice and discuss typical applications and patient types.

Faculty Biographies

Joost Daemen

Joost Daemen

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Joost Daemen is a senior interventional cardiologist at the Thorax Center, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL. Dr Daemen obtained his degree in medicine at the Erasmus University Medical Center. He is actively involved in several drug-eluting stent trials and is Principal Investigator of four trials focusing on the safety and efficacy of renal sympathetic denervation in hypertension, heart failure, vasospastic angina and heart failure. Dr Daemen is a member of the editorial board of EuroIntervention and the Netherlands Heart Journal, member of Young ICIN, and has completed courses in biomedical statistics and device training.

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Margaret B McEntegart

Margaret B McEntegart

Director of Complex PCI and CTO Programmes

Dr Margaret McEntegart serves as the Director of Complex PCI and CTO programmes at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, US. She also holds the role of Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Columbia University Irving Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Before joining Columbia, Dr McEntegart served as a consultant interventional cardiologist at Golden Jubilee National Hospital (UK), where she played a pivotal role in establishing and leading the CTO and Complex PCI Programme.

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Paolo Canova

Dr Paolo Canova, MD obtained his medical degree with full honours at Milan-Bicocca University in 2008. During his studies he won a scholarship for a cooperation and development project at “St. Mary’ s Lacor Hospital” (Uganda) and completed a clinical fellowship in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the “Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla” in Santander (Spain).

Between 2009 and 2014 he was a fellow at the Cardiovascular Department of “Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital” in Bergamo (Italy) and “Niguarda Hospital” in Milan (Italy).

In 2014 he completed his training in cardiology and cardiovascular diseases qualifying with full honours…

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