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

Professor 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, Spain.

He 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. Prof De La Torre is a member of the editorial committee of the Revista Español de Cardiologia,, Consultant editor of JACC Cardiovascular interventions, Section editor in Eurointervention and Editor in chief of REC: Interventional Cardiology. Research coordinator in EPIC foundation. 

In 2016-2017 he was a visiting scientist at Harvard-MIT biomedical engineering center. His research interests include intravascular imaging, interventions on coronary artery…

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Albert  Alahmar

Albert Alahmar

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Albert Alahmar is well established consultant interventional cardiologist for over nine years in a tertiary cardiac centre in United Kingdom. He is also currently head of the coronary and structural programme at Dr Sulaiman Alhabib Hospital in Dubai.

He has public track record of extensive complex cardiac intervention with over three thousands procedures. 

He has published over 30 papers in peer review medical journals, written chapters in medical text books including the Oxford Geriatric textbook, and presented his extensive research in national and international conferences. 

He has been cited in the UK national press following a world first paediatric cardiac…

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Do-Yoon Kang

Do-Yoon Kang

Assistant Professor

Dr Do-Yoon Kang is an Assistant Professor of Interventional Cardiology at Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. He received his medical degree from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, where he completed internship and residency in internal medicine. He completed his fellowship in interventional cardiology at Asan Medical Center.

Dr Kang's area of clinical expertise is complex PCI and transcatheter valve intervention. So far he has published and co-authored approximately 60 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include the optimization of the PCI with imaging & physiology, and transcatheter valve intervention.

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Raymond Fung

Raymond Fung

Consultant, Department of Medicine and Geriatrics

Dr Raymond Chi-Yan Fung is a Consultant in the Department of Medicine and Geriatrics at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong.

He obtained his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1997 and completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at United Christian Hospital in 2007.

Dr Fung then pursued study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong leading to the award of a Master Degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2013 followed by a one-year overseas…

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Tamara García Camarero

Tamara García Camarero

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Tamara García Camarero obtained her medical degree at the University of Cantabria, Spain. She completed her training as Cardiologist and later on as an Interventional Cardiologist at the Marques de Valdecilla Hospital in Santander, Spain where she is currently part of the department of Interventional cardiology since 2010.

She obtained a medical research degree in 2007 and participates actively in many research studies, being her main research interests the intravascular imaging and the coronary artery disease where she is co-author of more than 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

She is now working on her PhD based on patients with clinically accelerated atherosclerosis.

She is also involved in teaching through simulation and is a certified instructor by the institute for Medical Simulation in Boston.

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