This symposium took place on November 30th and December 1st. Please find a video summary below.
Presentations & Live Cases 2017
Chronic Total Occlusions (CTOs) of coronary arteries represent one of the greatest challenges to interventional cardiologists. Successful revascularization of CTOs has been strongly associated with improved left ventricular function, freedom from angina and future revascularization, and in several studies increased survival.
Through new techniques (antegrade and retrograde), new guidewires, novel devices, appropriate patient selection, and improved operator technique, the success rates for recanalization of complex chronic total occlusions are increasing.
With presentations from experts in the field, numerous thematically organized live CTO cases, and case review sessions, this symposium will summarize the techniques, tips and tricks that are essential for the interventional cardiologist to decide when intervention of CTOs is warranted and to optimize procedural success.
After attending this symposium, participants should be able to:
- Identify the pathobiologic (calcified vs non-calcified), angiographical (length of lesion, proximal cap, landing zone, interventional collaterals and clinical considerations which are associated with successful recanalization of chronic total occlusions.
- Explain how advances in strategical approach, operator technique, guidewire technology, and new devices have improved success rates for chronic total occlusions.
- Describe advanced guidewire techniques and other adjunctive devices for chronic total occlusions.
- Integrate the latest recommendations for how to use new guidewires and devices to optimize procedural success while minimizing complications.
This symposium is designed for interventional cardiologists and clinical cardiologists.
- Case review and discussions
- Live cases