Roundtable Discussion: Platelet Function Testing - Efficacy and Safety of Antiplatelet Agents

Published: 09 July 2015

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During ESC 2013 (NL), Radcliffe Cardiology, in association with the Interventional Cardiology Review journal, filmed a roundtable discussion entitled 'Balancing the Efficacy and Safety of Antiplatelet Agents'.

The discussion was moderated by Robert Storey, (Sheffield, UK). He was joined by expert group of physicians including Jean-Philippe Collet, (Paris, FR)Antonio Colombo, (Milan, IT), Jeff Daheln, (Accumetrics, US), Guillaume Taylor, (Paris, FR) and Stavros Spiliopoulos, (Rion, GR).

The meeting comprised of four multidisciplinary panel discussions on a range of topical issues related to antiplatelet therapy and platelet function testing

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for an international audience, specifically:

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Aligned healthcare professional involved with antiplatelet therapy

Key Learning Objectives

Designed to support the continuous education of practicing physicians, this roundtable shares leading opinion and addresses the following questions and key educational objectives:

  • Increase physician awareness of the multidisciplinary role of antiplatelet therapy
  • Increase understanding of the role of platelet function testing in high-risk PCI
  • Explain the emerging role of PFT in PAD
  • Assess the role of antiplatelets in neuro-endovascular procedures

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Faculty Biographies

Robert F Storey

Robert F Storey

Professor and Honorary Consultant in Cardiology

Prof Robert Storey is Academic Director and an honorary Consultant Cardiologist for the Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Directorate, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is Professor of Cardiology at the University of Sheffield, UK, where he has headed a platelet research group since 2002 within the Department of Cardiovascular Science.

He has a special interest in the management of ischaemic heart disease, including acute coronary syndromes and coronary intervention. He served as a member of the executive committees for the PLATO and PEGASUS studies, leading the platelet function substudies for these trials, and of the steering committee for the TRA-CER, EPICOR and ATLANTIC studies. He is currently a member of the steering committee for the COMPLETE study. He was Chair of the Working Group on Thrombosis of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) from 2012-2014 and has been a Task Force member for several ESC guidelines on non-ST-elevation acute…

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Antonio Colombo

Antonio Colombo

Director, Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Cardiology Unit

Personal History

Dr Colombo was born in Busto Arsizio, Italy on June 17, 1950.7 After completing his schooling in Gallarate, he went on to the University of Milan School of Medicine in 1968, before attending the University of Parma Postgraduate School to study Cardiovascular Medicine. From a young age, he was a gifted student; and ultimately graduated Summa Cum Laude from his medical school.7

In 1967, Dr Colombo’s love of travel took him all the way to Iran in his Volkswagen (which he affectionately named “Maggiolino”).5 In 1986, he opened a private centre based on his innovative ideas after feeling ostracised by the academic environment.5 At the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session in 2012, Dr Colombo was dubbed a “Legend in Cardiovascular Disease.”2

He and his wife have two children.7

Dr Colombo is famous for his relentless work ethic, usually…

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Stavros Spiliopoulos

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Guillaume Taylor

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Jeff Dahlen

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