Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
The ESC Councils' goal is to share knowledge among medical professionals practicing in specific cardiology domains.
Dr. Eric Eeckhout,
On Sunday 26th August, at 14h in front of a packed auditorium, the popular complications case review session was held again in the frame of the focus imaging sessions. The session was chaired by Dr Soo Teik Lim from Singapore and Eric Eeckhout from Lausanne. In his introduction lecture, Dr. Augusto Pichard from Washington, USA, gave an overview of the most common complications: coronary perforation and dissection, device loss, air embolization. In a very clear manner he gave practical tips on the management and prevention of these rare conditions. Then Dr. Fasilla Malik from Bangladesh presented a case of coronary perforation, illustrating the different management options. The second case was presented by Dr. Amir Lerman from Rochester, USA. A very unusual case of pulmonary artery rupture during Swan Ganz catheterization was demonstrated. Dr. Lerman highlighted the role of immediate diagnosis and management of this critical condition. The prognosis of this condition is indeed poor if rapid diagnosis and treatment are not performed. Finally, Dr. Marie Claude Morice demonstrated several cases of TAVI complications, cases basically from their initial learning experience. In conclusion, this session again reaches its objectives by sharing common and less common complications. By sharing our complications we learn from each other and take essential messages home to prevent these events from happening in our practice. Learning from complications : sharing expertise.
Session Title: Complications during percutaneous cardiovascular interventions
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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