Transcatheter Interventions Online – Mechanical Circulatory Support 2023 - On Demand

Published: 14 December 2023

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Radcliffe Cardiology is proud to announce the expansion of its Transcatheter Interventions Online event series with a focused edition on Mechanical Circulatory Support, dedicated to advancing knowledge and outcomes in this dynamic field.

TIO MCS 2023 provides an in-depth exploration of the latest innovations and discussions regarding mechanical circulatory support. The programme offers healthcare professionals, researchers, and specialists a comprehensive understanding of the cutting-edge technologies and techniques transforming patient care.


Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate the current status of contemporary mechanical circulatory support devices
  • Understand different mechanism of action and impact on cardiac physiology of different MCS systems
  • Discuss rational patient selection and indications for MCS
  • Identify research focus to support use of MCS

Target Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Interventional Cardiology Nurses
  • Cathlab Personnel
  • Interventional Fellows
  • Intensivists
  • Cardiologists
  • Nurses

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Faculty Biographies

Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Medical Director

Prof Nicolas Maria Van Mieghem is an Interventional cardiologist at Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL decided to pursue a career that would help others. “I enjoy the feeling of being able to help someone or do something important for them". His father was a general cardiologist and one of his biggest influences early in his career.

Prof Van Mieghem initially intended to train as a cardiac surgeon but decided to specialise in interventional cardiology instead, following advice from a mentor. This decision was cemented when he read the first-in-human case report of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in Circulation by Alain Cribier in 2002. Prof Van Mieghem believes that great cardiologist genuinely cares for their patients. He names Gary Roubin, Dr Manu Malbrain and Professor Patrick Serruys among his mentors. 

His current research focuses on cerebral embolic protection during TAVI and the search for improved…

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Alaide Chieffo

Alaide Chieffo

Clinical Research Director / Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Alaide Chieffo is a Senior Interventional Cardiologist and Director of Clinical Research at San Raffaele Research Hospital, Milan, IT. She is also an adjunct Professor at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and has authored over 300 peer-reviewed articles on various topics in interventional cardiology. Additionally, she serves as a co-investigator and Principal Investigator in major international clinical trials and studies.

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Giuseppe Tarantini

Giuseppe Tarantini

Prof Giuseppe Tarantini is the Head of the Interventional Cardiology Unit within the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Sciences at the University of Padua Medical School, Padua, IT. He is a globally recognised researcher specialising in ischemic heart disease, structural heart disease, and cardiomyopathies.

Prof Tarantini serves as the primary operator for a diverse array of interventional procedures, encompassing coronary interventions (including atherectomies), peripheral interventions (such as carotid and renal procedures), and structural heart interventions (involving ASDs, PFOs, TAVI, and AVP).

In addition to his clinical work, Prof Tarantini is a distinguished faculty member at various international conferences, including Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), the Congresso della Societa Italiana di Cardiologia Invasiva (SICI-GISE), Euro PCR, and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He boasts a publication record of 245 clinical…

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Holger Thiele

Holger Thiele


Dr Holger Thiele, former director and full professor in the Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology/Angiology of the University Heart Center Lübeck at the University of Lübeck has been nominated by the faculty of the University of Leipzig as full Professor and Director of the Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology of the Heart Center Leipzig which is affiliated with the University of Leipzig. 

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