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Complications during percutaneous cardiovascular interventions

  • Introduction lecture: complications, what did I learn after all these years? Presented by A Pichard (Washington, US),
  • Case 1. Presented by F Malik (Dakha, BD),
  • Case 2. Presented by A Lerman (Rochester, US),
  • Case 3. Presented by Marie-Claude MORICE (Massy, FR)
  • Panel. Presented by Augusto PICHARD (Washington, US), Fazilatunnesa MALIK (Dakha, BD), Amir LERMAN (Rochester, US), Christoph NABER (Essen, DE). 

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

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