Precision Diagnostics In LM Aorta-Ostial Disease - Imaging and Optimization Guidance

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In the first part of this series of three live webinars on 'Overcoming the Complexities of Coronary Intervention – Contemporary PCI in LM Disease Series', our faculty of renowned international experts walk you through the challenges of treating left main aorta-ostial disease beginning with an overview lecture focusing on stenting techniques and image-guided optimization strategies, followed by interactive case-in-point from Korea and UAE showcasing the use of imaging and advanced PCI guidance tools for the treatment of aorta-ostial lesions.


The webinar was chaired by Dr Jose de la Torre and features an international faculty including Dr Do-Yoon Kang, Dr Albert Alahmar, Dr Raymond Chi-Yan Fung.  On-line, interactive audience Q&A was facilitated by moderator Dr Tamara Garcia Camarero.


To view this session on demand, and to see details of the full webinar series please click HERE

Performed By:

José M de la Torre Hernández

José M de la Torre Hernández

Do-Yoon Kang

Do-Yoon Kang

Albert Alahmar

Albert Alahmar

Raymond Chi-Yan Fung

Raymond Chi-Yan Fung

Tamara García Camarero

Tamara García Camarero

This webinar is supported by:


14:00 - 14:10 (HKT) Dr Jose de la Torre

Overview of LM Disease (aorta-ostial), Stenting Techniques and Optimization of LM Stenting Criteria with the use of Imaging

Updates on latest LMCA studies (more focused on imagery and optimization)

14:10 - 14:20 (HKT) Dr Do-Yoon Kang

Case 1: Optimization Of LM Stenting with Imaging and IVUS Co-reg

Dr Kang presents a pre-recorded Case In Point from a patient case addressing the different criteria of stent optimization as well as imaging techniques and IVUS Co-reg (learning curve, tips & tricks and benefits)

14:20 - 14:30 (HKT) Panel Discussion

An all faculty panel discussion on Case 1

Moderated by: Dr Jose de la Torre
Panellists: Dr Do-Yoon Kang, Dr Albert Alahmar and Dr Raymond Chi-Yan Fung

14:30 - 14:40 (HKT) Dr Albert Alahmar

Case 2: Optimization Of LM Stenting with Imaging and IVUS Co-reg

Dr Alahmar presents a pre-recorded Case In Point from a patient case addressing the different criteria of stent optimization as well as imaging techniques and IVUS Co-reg (learning curve, tips & tricks and benefits)

14:40 - 15:00 (HKT) Discussion with Q&A

Key Learning Objectives

The operators will demonstrate with interactive case-in-point, the use of imaging and IVUS Co-registration for PCI guidance during treatment of Aorta-ostial lesions.

  • Lecture: Overview on LM aorta-ostial disease, stenting techniques and optimization guidance.
  • Case-in-point (recorded case from both UAE and Korea) on aorta-ostial LM lesion
  • Main discussion focus is the use of imaging for PCI guidance and stent optimization

Target Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Clinical Fellows and Trainees
  • Physiologists
  • Cath Lab Nurses and Technologists

Faculty Biographies

José M de la Torre Hernández

José M de la Torre Hernández

Professor Jose M de la Torre is an interventional cardiologist and Head of the Hemodynamics and Interventional Department of the Marques de Valdecilla University of Santander, Spain.

He is member of the scientific committee of the Spanish Society of Cardiology and is fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. Former associate director of the Trans Catheter Therapeutics Meeting in US. Faculty of ESC, PCR, ACC and TCT meetings. Coordinator of the ESTROFA, XIMA and LITRO study groups. Prof De La Torre is a member of the editorial committee of the Revista Español de Cardiologia,, Consultant editor of JACC Cardiovascular interventions, Section editor in Eurointervention and Editor in chief of REC: Interventional Cardiology. Research coordinator in EPIC foundation. 

In 2016-2017 he was a visiting scientist at Harvard-MIT biomedical engineering center. His research interests include intravascular imaging, interventions on coronary artery disease (drug eluting stents antithrombotic therapy) and TAVR.

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Do-Yoon Kang

Do-Yoon Kang

Dr Do-Yoon Kang is an Assistant Professor of Interventional Cardiology at Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. He received his medical degree from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, where he completed internship and residency in internal medicine. He completed his fellowship in interventional cardiology at Asan Medical Center.

Dr Kang's area of clinical expertise is complex PCI and transcatheter valve intervention. So far he has published and co-authored approximately 60 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include the optimization of the PCI with imaging & physiology, and transcatheter valve intervention.

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Albert Alahmar

Albert Alahmar

Dr Albert Alahmar is well established consultant interventional cardiologist for over nine years in a tertiary cardiac centre in United Kingdom. He is also currently head of the coronary and structural programme at Dr Sulaiman Alhabib Hospital in Dubai.

He has public track record of extensive complex cardiac intervention with over three thousands procedures. 

He has published over 30 papers in peer review medical journals, written chapters in medical text books including the Oxford Geriatric textbook, and presented his extensive research in national and international conferences. 

He has been cited in the UK national press following a world first paediatric cardiac intervention.

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Raymond Chi-Yan Fung

Raymond Chi-Yan Fung

Dr Raymond Chi-Yan Fung is a Consultant in the Department of Medicine and Geriatrics at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong.

He obtained his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1997 and completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at United Christian Hospital in 2007.

Dr Fung then pursued study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong leading to the award of a Master Degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2013 followed by a one-year overseas fellowship training in the field of Interventional Cardiology at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 2014.

His specialises in Chronic Total Occlusion and Structural Heart Intervention.

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Tamara García Camarero

Tamara García Camarero

Dr Tamara García Camarero obtained her medical degree at the University of Cantabria, Spain. She completed her training as Cardiologist and later on as an Interventional Cardiologist at the Marques de Valdecilla Hospital in Santander, Spain where she is currently part of the department of Interventional cardiology since 2010.

She obtained a medical research degree in 2007 and participates actively in many research studies, being her main research interests the intravascular imaging and the coronary artery disease where she is co-author of more than 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

She is now working on her PhD based on patients with clinically accelerated atherosclerosis.

She is also involved in teaching through simulation and is a certified instructor by the institute for Medical Simulation in Boston.

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