View from the Thoraxcenter: ESC 23 Late-breaking Science Wrap Up

Published: 06 September 2023

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What are the take-home messages from ESC 2O23?

Join us as we delve into the pivotal results that ignited debates and discussions at ESC Congress 2023. Prof Nicolas Van Mieghem and Dr Joost Daemen (Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL) return with their "View from the Thoraxcenter" review, where they analyse the hot line and late-breaking trials presented in Amsterdam.

In this ESC 2023 wrap-up, Prof Van Mieghem and Dr Daemen will dissect the data, evaluating real-world applicability, and distilling findings into actionable insights for clinical practice.

You can either opt to view the comprehensive wrap-up encompassing new data from 15 studies, or you may select and explore the specific studies that pique your interest.

About the episode

Prof Nicolas Van Mieghem and Dr Joost Daemen discusses the new data from the ILUMIEN IV trial (NCT03507777). 

The aim of this prospective, single-blind clinical study is to establish the superior effectiveness of an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)-guided stent implantation approach over angiography-guided stent implantation.

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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Joost Daemen

Joost Daemen

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Joost Daemen is a senior interventional cardiologist at the Thorax Center, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL. Dr Daemen obtained his degree in medicine at the Erasmus University Medical Center. He is actively involved in several drug-eluting stent trials and is Principal Investigator of four trials focusing on the safety and efficacy of renal sympathetic denervation in hypertension, heart failure, vasospastic angina and heart failure. Dr Daemen is a member of the editorial board of EuroIntervention and the Netherlands Heart Journal, member of Young ICIN, and has completed courses in biomedical statistics and device training.

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