ReCross – When Two Worlds Meet

Published: 18 May 2021

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Overview

Through the case experience of an international faculty of CTO PCI experts, the emerging understanding of the everyday efficiency of the unique ReCross dual OTW lumen microcatheter is demonstrated.

 

The experts consider their personal CTO PCI algorithms, and how they believe ReCross’s versatility allows the device to contribute to antegrade success in the widely recognised EuroCTO Club and Hybrid algorithms respectively. 

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the versatility of the unique ReCross dual OTW microcatheter in CTO PCI
  • Discover, via case demonstrations, how the ReCross device creates a bridge between commonly used CTO PCI algorithms, for example EuroCTO and Hybrid
  • Learn from CTO PCI experts how, in their experience, there is a potential to increase antegrade success rates with this device
  • Learn how the accessible versatility of ReCross has the potential role for operators expanding their skill set from Antegrade Wire Escalation to parallel wiring and ADR

Faculty

  • Dr Farouc Jaffer
  • Dr Alexandre Avran
  • Dr Andrew Lucking
  • Dr Emmanouil Brilakis
  • Dr Elliot Smith
  • Dr Roberto Garbo
  • Dr Ajay Kirtane
  • Dr Margaret McEntegart
  • Dr Gabriele Gasparini

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Part 2

When Two Worlds Meet 2

An expert discussion on the new catheter technology ReCross and the impact it has had in coronary CTO's, changing the way physicians think and approach CTO interventions with Dr Garbo, Dr Brilakis and Dr Smith.

Faculty Biographies

Farouc Jaffer

Farouc Jaffer

Director, Coronary Intervention

Dr Jaffer is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Interventional Cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is Director of Coronary Intervention and Director of the Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) PCI Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.


Dr Jaffer is also a Principal Investigator in the MGH Cardiovascular Research Center where his NIH-funded laboratory develops novel molecular imaging approaches to image high-risk plaques and blood clots, to better prevent heart attacks, strokes, and venous blood clots.

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Alexandre Avran

Alexandre Avran

Interventional Clinical Cardiologist

Dr Alexandre Avran is an Interventional Clinical Cardiologist at Pasteur Essey les Nancy, France.

Dr Avran achieved a postdoctoral training in interventional cardiology at the Timone Hospital during 1998-2002 and in interventional cardiology and clinical research at the Marseille Heart Institute during 1997-1998.

Dr Avran is Course Director of the Multi-Level CTO course, and a CTO proctor in France and internationally.

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Andrew Lucking

Andrew Lucking

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Andrew Lucking is an Interventional Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He has extensive experience in cardiac catheterization and intervention, primary PCI, CTO, and intravascular imaging with IVUS and OCT.


Dr Lucking has a well-established background in clinical research in interventional cardiology and is an expert in inflammatory mediators, thrombosis, and vascular injury after PCI and STEMI.

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Emmanouil S Brilakis

Emmanouil S Brilakis

Director of the Center for Complex Coronary Interventions

Dr Emmanouil Brilakis, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FSCAI is Director of the Center for Complex Coronary Interventions at the Minneapolis Heart Institute.

Dr Brilakis graduated from Lycee Leonin de Patissia and received his medical degree from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He trained in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic. He also completed a Masters in Clinical Research at the Mayo Clinic and a PhD in Clinical Research at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He served as director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories at VA North Texas Health Care System from 2004-2016. 

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Elliot Smith

Elliot Smith

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Smith qualified in 1994 from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London. He trained in general & interventional cardiology at the Manchester Heart Centre (Manchester Royal Infirmary) and The London Chest Hospital.

Dr Smith was appointed as a consultant in 2008 and works at Barts Heart Centre (Barts Health NHS Trust) and Royal Free Hospitals Foundation Trust as an interventional Cardiologist. He has a strong interest in the training and education of future heart specialists, and is a founder and Director of the Cardiovascular Training Institute at Barts Health NHS Trust.

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Roberto Garbo

Roberto Garbo

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Robert Garbo has been an Interventional Cardiologist since 1999.

He was Head of the Cath Lab at San Giovanni Bosco Hospital from 2005- 2020, director of the CTO PCI, CHIP, and complex PCI programs over the last 15 years.

He has operated more than 2200 CTO PCI, of which 1100 with retrograde approach.

Proctor for CTO PCI programs in Italy,  Europe( France, Poland, Romania,  Czeck republic, Russia) and Middle East (Egypt, Saudi Arabia) 

Live operator during international CTO Congress 

Expert and proctor for Rotational Atherectomy in very calcified lesion (more than 700 cases as first operator)

Since September 2020 director of CTO , complex PCI program at Maria Pia Hospital and GVM Care & Research group.

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Ajay J Kirtane

Ajay J Kirtane

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, is Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) Hospital / CUMC. Dr. Kirtane is an internationally-renowned leader in Interventional Cardiology, specializing in the care of patients with complex coronary and peripheral vascular disease.

 

In addition to his clinical commitments, Dr. Kirtane has a strong interest in clinical education and research, serving as Chief Academic Officer of Columbia Interventional Cardiovascular Care. He is a director of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference, has served as a director of several international, national, and regional educational conferences, and has participated on the program committees for the scientific sessions of both the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. Dr. Kirtane’s research interests are…

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Margaret B McEntegart

Margaret B McEntegart

Consultant in Interventional Cardiology

Dr McEntegart is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Golden Jubilee National Hospital and Honorary Associate Clinical Professor of the University of Glasgow, and clinical lead for the complex PCI and CTO programmes.

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Gabriele Gasparini

Gabriele Gasparini

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Gasparini is an Interventional Cardiologist at Humanitas Research Hospital, Italy.

He is specialized in treatment of complex coronary artery disease, such as chronic total occlusions, saphenous vein grafts, bifurcations, left main disease and in management of complications. He is CTO operator, proctor and educator. He is the Founder and Course Director of the CTO Live Aid event. 

Dr Gasparini has written the ABCTO Handbook, focused on percutaneous treatment of chronic total occlusions.

 

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