Roundtable Discussion : PCI In The Elderly - BCIS (ACI 2017)

Published: 18 January 2017

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During the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) "Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention (ACI 2017)" meeting in London (18-20th January 2017), Radcliffe Cardiology filmed a roundtable discussion focusing on the topical area of PCI in the Elderly.


This discussion was moderated by Dr Robert Gerber (Hastings, UK) who was joined by an expert group of physicians including Dr Vijay Kunadian (Newcastle, UK) and Dr Roby Rakhit (London, UK)


  • Robert Gerber (Moderator), Conquest Hospital, Hastings, UK.
  • Vijay Kunadian, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, UK.
  • Roby Rakhit, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.

Target Audience

  • This educational activity is intended for an international audience, specifically interventional cardiologists and cardiologists. However, other healthcare professionals involved in the care of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients will also find this to

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Part 1

Session 1: PCI in the Elderly

This session discusses issues surrounding the treatment and patient management of elderly patients (80 years+) with complex lesions. They examine how the current literature can be used to guide the treatment of PCI in these patients and discuss their own practical experiences.

Faculty Biographies

Robert Gerber

Robert Gerber

Dr Robert Gerber is a Consultant Cardiologist at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital in East Sussex. Having completed his medical training at King's College London, he went on to complete the MB/PhD programme.

Dr Gerber is qualified in both General Internal Medicine and General Cardiology with a sub-speciality in Interventional Cardiology. He has also previously worked as an Interventional fellowship at San Raffaele and Columbus Hospitals in Milan, Italy.

Dr Robert Gerber is also highly involved in research and teaching, and he is module leader for the MSc in Cardiology at Brighton and Sussex University (BSUH). He is also a member of the British Hypertension Society (BHS), the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI).

Dr Gerber has published extensively in the field of interventional cardiology, and is also the ESHT Principal Investigator of…

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Vijay Kunadian

Vijay Kunadian

Professor of Interventional Cardiology

Prof Vijay Kunadian is Personal Chair and Professor of Interventional Cardiology at Newcastle University. 

Prof Kunadian completed all her cardiology training in the North East of England. She undertook an international academic fellowship in cardiology at the TIMI/PERFUSE Study group, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston MA.

Prof Kunadian has an international reputation in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular research, making her a sought-after and respected speaker at prominent national and international meetings. She has championed diversity in her specialty as a role model; only 5% of interventional cardiologist are female in the UK, <1% are clinical academics.



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Roby D Rakhit

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