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New interactive session to explore different PCI strategies

Cardiovascular Surgery
Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery


pre-treatment.jpgA new type of session—Let’s Talk about Strategy—launches at ESC Congress 2017 today. The aim of the session is to collect opinions from a panel of experts by putting them on the spot, looking at how they would treat a particular case and why they decide in a certain way. In keeping with this year’s Spotlight on 40 years of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the session will focus on different PCI cases ranging from the simple to the more complex. 

ESC Congress Programme Committee Chairperson, Professor Stephan Achenbach (Department of Cardiology, Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany)— who is moderating the session with Professor Spencer King (Emory Heart Center at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, USA)—explains: “The moderators will show a coronary angiogram and will ask the panellists in turn how they would treat the lesion that is shown.” He adds that what will be interesting is to see if the panellists agree about how the lesion should be treated, commenting: “Experts do not always agree and can often have different opinions from each other”. 

The experts will not only discuss how they would manage a case but will also explore why they would manage it in a particular way. “It is always good to hear and understand the reasons behind choosing a particular strategy—for example, why one expert would use one stent rather than two or three and in which sequence they would be placed. By listening to their views at this session, you can gain an insight into their thought process,” Prof. Achenbach comments. He adds that those attending the session will be encouraged to interact with the panellists via the ESC Mobile App: “Voting cards in two different colours—for yes and no—will be distributed so that the panel can collect the audience’s opinion on a given case.” 

The session is part of the commitment of the ESC Programme Committee to create more interactive formats to disseminate knowledge. “Let’s Talk about Strategy will be a unique learning experience in a new, fast-paced format. So, come and be part of this premier session,” Prof. Achenbach says. 

The expert panellists at the session are Professor Antonio Colombo (Unit of Cardiovascular Interventions, Istituto Di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy), Doctor Jean Fajadet (Clinique Pasteur, Toulouse, France), Professor Martin B Leon (Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA), Doctor Julinda Mehilli (Department of Cardiology, Munich University Clinic, LMU, Munich, Germany), Professor Helge Möllmann (Department of Cardiology, Johannes Hospital, Dortmund, Germany), and Professor Helge Möllmann (Department of Cardiology, Johannes Hospital, Dortmund, Germany). </p>

Let’s Talk about Strategy - Interventional approaches from easy to complex anatomy - Monday 28 August - 14:00–15:30; Spotlight Stage

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