Precision Diagnostics in LM Bifurcation Disease – Imaging and Optimization Guidance
In the second of this series of three live webinars on 'Overcoming the Complexities of Coronary Intervention – Contemporary PCI in LM Disease Series', discover more on the next steps of using image-guided stent optimization strategies in treating Left Main Bifurcation lesions – an area which carries the risk of occluding side branches and involving a higher rate of in-stent-restenosis (*1).
This live webinar, moderated by Dr Jose de la Torre, with a group of renowned operators will demonstrate how these challenges can be addressed through recorded case-in-point from international centres lectures.
Join the LIVE broadcast on Thursday 30th September
09:00CEST / 10:00GST / 14:00 ICT / 15:00HKT / 17:00AEST
To view details of the full webinar series please click HERE
(*1. Wang, J., Guan, C., Chen, J. et al. Validation of bifurcation DEFINITION criteria and comparison of stenting strategies in true left main bifurcation lesions. Sci Rep 10, 10461 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67369-9)
José M de la Torre Hernández
Andrew SP Sharp
Tamara García Camarero
This webinar is supported by:
09:00 - 09:10 (CEST) Lecture 1
Overview of LM Bifurcation disease; the role of IVUS guidance and its clinical evidence in LM stenting optimization techniques - Dr Jose de la Torre
09:10 - 09:20 (CEST) Lecture 2
Challenges and complexities of Distal LM Bifurcation PCI in today’s clinical approach and the implementation of imaging in these procedures - Dr Nattawut Wongpraparut
09:20 - 09:40 (CEST) Case 1
Case In Point 1: Optimization of LM Bifurcation Stenting with Imaging and IVUS Co-reg.
Dr Nigel Jepson and Dr Virag Kushwaha present a pre-recorded Case In Point from a patient case addressing the different criteria of sent optimization as well as imaging techniques and IVUS Co-reg (learning curve, tips and tricks and benefits)
09:40 - 09:50 (CEST) Discussion
An all-faculty panel discussion on Case 1.
Moderated by: Dr Nattawut Wongpraparut
Panelists: Dr Nigel Jepson, Dr Virag Kushwaha and Dr Jose de la Torre
09:50 - 10:10 (CEST) Case 2
Case In Point 2: Optimization of LM Bifurcation Stenting with Imaging and IVUS Co-reg.
Dr Andrew Sharp and Dr Sean Gallagher present a pre-recorded Case In Point from a patient case addressing the different criteria of sent optimization as well as imaging techniques and IVUS Co-reg (learning curve, tips and tricks and benefits)
10:10 - 10:30 (CEST) Discussion
An all-faculty discussion on case 2, interactive Q&A from audience and final conclusions.
Moderated by: Dr Jose de la Torre, Dr Nattawut Wongpraparut and Dr Tamara Garcia Camarero
Panelists: Dr Andrew Sharp, Dr Sean Gallagher, Dr Nigel Jepson and Dr Virag Kushwaha
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 LM Bifurcation disease.
- Lectures: Overview on LM Bifurcation disease, stenting techniques and optimization guidance.
- Case-in-point (recorded case from UK and Australia) on LM Bifurcation disease
- Main discussion focus is the use of imaging for PCI guidance and stent optimization
- Interventional Cardiologists
- Clinical Fellows and Trainees
- Cath Lab Nurses and Technologists
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.
Dr Nattawut Wongpraparut is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at The Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in Thailand.
He received medical degree from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in 1995. He then completed internal medicine residency (1996-1999) and cardiology fellowship (1999-2002) at Albert Einstein Medical Center, PA, USA before pursuing an interventional cardiology fellowship and peripheral vascular interventions training (2002-2004) at University of Louisville, KY, USA.
He is a fellow of several international medical societies, including the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, European Society of Cardiology and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, as well a member of local societies, such as the Thai Medical Association. He has authored over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented several abstracts at professional meetings. He is a course director for ASEAN rotablator workshop, SEA OCT imaging interpretation course and a proctor for Edward Sapiens TAVR.
His research interests include coronary physiology, intracoronary imaging, and biomarkers.
Associate Professor Nigel Jepson is Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the Eastern Heart Clinic and Director of the Clinical Trials Unit at the Prince of Wales Public Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He holds the position of Conjoint Professor at the University of New South Wales. Associate Professor Jepson trained in Tasmania and completed clinical and cardiac interventional training at Harefield Hospital in London and the Eastern Heart Clinic in Sydney. He is a high volume interventionalist, practicing over the last 20 years with a specific interest in bifurcation and left main-stem disease, new stent technology and intra-coronary imaging. He has performed more than 10,000 coronary procedures and heads a transcatheter aortic valve replacement program.
Associate Professor Jepson is a regular invited speaker, faculty member and live-case operator for interventional forums and meetings in USA, Europe, Asia and Australasia (including EuroPCR, TCTAP, C3, AICT, ANZET, Nanjing CBS, Malaysia Live, SCAI and the European Bifurcation Club). He is an author or co-author of more than 80 published papers and principal investigator on 30 major international, multicentre trials.
Dr Virag Kushwaha is an interventional cardiologist with special interest in the management of structural heart disease and coronary artery disease. He graduated in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney in 2005.He completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine and cardiology at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and the Leeds General Infirmary in the UK.
Dr Kushwaha is a Senior Staff Specialist at the Prince of Wales Hospital and a visiting Medical Officer at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Eastern Heart Clinic, Sutherland Heart Clinic and Port Macquarie Base Hospital.
Andrew SP Sharp
Prof Andrew Sharp is a Consultant Cardiologist at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Prof Sharp qualified from Edinburgh Medical School in 1998. He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in 2011 and Honorary Associate Professor by the University of Exeter in 2018 before moving to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff in the summer of 2019.
Prof Sharp conducted his early training at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, before moving to London for his senior clinical training, completing the prestigious Milan-Imperial Interventional Cardiology Fellowship programme. Dr Sharp was awarded an MD postgraduate research degree from the University of Edinburgh for his work on the hypertensive heart and his current research interests include device-based treatments for hypertension, pulmonary embolism, intracoronary imaging and coronary physiology.
Prof Sharp's specialist interests include the pharmacological and interventional treatment of resistant hypertension (including renal denervation); intra-coronary physiology to assess the causes of chest pain; complex angioplasty and stenting of coronary artery disease and CT coronary angiography
Dr Sean Gallagher is an interventional cardiologist. His interventional training was at The London Chest Hospital before undertaking an overseas fellowship at the Ottawa Heart Institute.
He was appointed as a consultant in 2014 and now works as the Director of Interventional Cardiology at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
Dr Gallagher’s clinical interest is the interventional management of complex coronary disease, especially chronic total occlusion PCI.
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.