Overcoming the Complexities of Coronary Intervention – Contemporary PCI in LM Disease Series

Published: 07 July 2021

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Left Main Coronary Artery (LMCA) intervention is challenging to the operator due to a wide array of factors as compared to treating other stenosis elsewhere in the coronary tree. Complications arising from hemodynamic instability, lack of proximal reference angiographically and lesion preparation due to a higher rate of atherosclerosis make LM Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) by far the most complex to treat.


During this series of three live webinars on Overcoming the Complexities of Coronary Intervention – Contemporary PCI in LM Disease, our faculty of renowned international experts will walk you through the complexities of LM Disease and the state of the art image-guided stent optimization treatment strategies, in different clinical sub settings of LM aorta-ostial and LM-bifurcation disease.


This series is targeted at an international audience with a focus on clinical practice in the Asian, Middle Eastern and European cardiology community.


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Format and Key Learning Objectives

Each session comprises of 3 elements:

  • Lecture: Introduction to overall webinar topic; clinical overview of specific LM disease with focus on stent optimization and treatment strategies/state of art treatment technology
  • Case-In Point: Prerecorded case studies from international clinics presented and discussed by the local operator
  • Panel Discussion: Dr de la Torre and each panel discuss the topics highlighted in each lecture and case-in-point

Target Audience

This series is designed for the entire cardiology community:

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Clinical Fellows and Trainees
  • Physiologists
  • Cath Lab Nurses and Technologists

More from this programme

Part 1

Welcome and Introduction to the Series

Hear from Dr Jose de la Torre, chairperson of the Overcoming the Complexities of Coronary Intervention – Contemporary PCI in LM Disease Series, explaining what will be covered in this important educational series.

Part 2

Precision Diagnostics in LM Aorta-ostial Disease – Imaging and Optimization Guidance

Don't miss this on-demand webinar chaired by Dr Jose de la Torre who is joined by an international faculty including Dr Albert Alahmar, Dr Do-Yoon Kang and Dr Raymond Chi-Yan Fung and the audience-digital moderator Dr Tamara Garcia Camarero. Learn from this team of renowned experts about the challenges of treating Left Main aorta-ostial disease by starting with an overview lecture focusing on stenting techniques and image-guided optimization strategies. The operators will demonstrate, with interactive case-in-point, the use of imaging and IVUS Co-registration for PCI guidance during treatment of aorta-ostial lesions.

Part 3

Precision Diagnostics in LM Bifurcation Disease – Imaging and Optimization Guidance

Discover more on the next steps of using image-guided stent optimization strategies in treating Left Main bifurcation lesions – an area which carries the risk of occluding side branches and involving a higher rate of in-stent-restenosis (*1). This live webinar moderated by Dr Jose de la Torre and a group of renowned operators will demonstrate how these challenges can be addressed through recorded case-in-point from international centers and overview lectures. (*1. Wang, J., Guan, C., Chen, J. et al. Validation of bifurcation DEFINITION criteria and comparison of stenting strategies in true left main bifurcation lesions. Sci Rep 10, 10461 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67369-9)

Part 4

Complexities in Left Main Diseases

The finale of this series of three sessions on Left Main will feature a webinar moderated by Dr Jose de la Torre in which the use of imaging, physiology and optimization tools and techniques in Left Main diseases will be demonstrated – an area of intervention with potential complexities arising from both aorta-ostial and left main bifurcation lesions. Learn from a team of renowned operators via recorded, interactive case-in-point and lectures showcasing the latest state of the art way to perform LM PCI – a norm for the future.

Faculty Biographies

José M de la Torre Hernández

José M de la Torre Hernández

Head of Hemodynamics and Interventional Cardiology

Prof Jose M de la Torre is an interventional cardiologist and Head of the Hemodynamics and Interventional Department of the Marques de Valdecilla University of Santander, ES.

Prof Jose M de la Torre is member of the scientific committee of the Spanish Society of Cardiology and is fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. Former associate director of the Trans Catheter Therapeutics Meeting in US. Faculty of ESC, PCR, ACC and TCT meetings. Coordinator of the ESTROFA, XIMA and LITRO study groups. 


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