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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.
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Organised by the ESC and the Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation: Fundamentals of coronary circulation physiology / Step-by-step teaching of the methods of coronary pressure, flow and resistance measurements / Comprehensive review of the evidence-based advantages of invasive physiologic assessment
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14:00-14:10 Introduction and objectives of the course - N.H.J. Pijls
Session 1. Setting the StageChairpersons: E. Barbato - N.H.J. Pijls
14:10-14:25 Structure of the coronary circulation - W.F. Fearon 14:25-14:45 Regulation of coronary blood flow - D. Duncker14:45-15:00 A glossary for the interventionalist - B. De Bruyne15:00-15:15 Anatomy versus physiology - N. Johnson15:15-15:30 Discussion
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
Session 2. Invasive Coronary Physiology: Practice Chairpersons: W.F. Fearon - N. Curzen
16:00-16:30 FFR: theory and practical set up - N.H.J. Pijls16:30-16:50 FFR: hyperaemia and standardisation - B. De Bruyne16:50-17:10 FFR: pitfalls - E. Barbato17:10-17:30 Clinical example from Quebec - O. Bertrand 17:30-17:50 Clinical example from Naples - G. Esposito
17:50-18:00 Discussion 20:00 Dinner
Session 3. FFR in Particular Patients Subsets (Part I) Chairpersons: N. Johnson - M.J. Kern 09:00-09:15 FFR in diffuse disease and serial stenoses - B. De Bruyne 09:15-09:30 FFR in LM disease - W.F. Fearon09:30-09:45 FFR and CABG - E. Barbato09:45-10:00 FFR post PCI - N.H.J. Pijls10:00-10:15 Discussion
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
Session 4. FFR in Particular Patients Subsets (Part II) Chairpersons: O. Bertrand - K. Oldroyd
10:45-11:00 FFR in the diagnostic phase - N. Curzen 11:00-11:15 FFR in acute coronary syndromes - W.F. Fearon 11:15-11:30 FFR and valvular disease - M.J. Kern Session 5. FFR and Clinical Outcome: new lights on the FAME Trials Chairpersons: B. De Bruyne - N. Johnson
11:30-11:50 FFR in MVD - N.H.J. Pijls 11:50-12:10 FFR-guided PCI vs Medical therapy - E. Barbato12:10-12:30 FFR-guided PCI vs CABG in MVD - W.F. Fearon
Session 6. Focus on the Coronary Microvasculature Chairpersons: D. Duncker - M.J. Kern
13:30-13:50 The microvasculature: Structure/Function - D. Duncker 13:50-14:10 The microvasculature: Clinical importance - K. Oldroyd 14:10-14:30 IMR: the basics - W.F. Fearon14:30-14:50 IMR and STEMI patients: clinical outcome data - C. Berry14:50-15:10 IMR and Stable Patients - W.F. Fearon
15:10-15:45 Coffee Break
Chairpersons: C. Berry - J. Escaned
15:45-16:00 Absolute flow measurements: principles - N.H.J. Pijls16:00-16:15 Absolute flow measurements: first data - B. De Bruyne16:15-16:30 CFR/FFR/IMR discordance: Should we abandon CFR? - W.F. Fearon 16:30-16:45 Pd /Pa , iFR, etc… - F. Ribichini16:45-17:00 Contrast FFR: Better than resting measures? - N. Johnson17:00-17:15 Discussion17:15-17:30 The Future of Coronary Physiology - M.J. Kern17:30 Back to the hotel
Session 7. Technical parade: New (and old) kids on the blockChairpersons: N.H.J. Pijls - B. De Bruyne
09:00-09:15 St Jude Medical: Anything new? - J. Svanerudh 09:15-09:30 Volcano: Anything new? - F. Ribichini09:30-09:45 Boston Scientific: Designing the pressure guide - J. Escaned wire for contemporary complex PCI scenarios 09:45-10:00 Opsens Medical: Lead with the Light - O. Bertrand10:00-10:15 ACIST: a monorail Pressure catheter - M.J. Kern10:15-10:30 FFRCT : Ready for prime time? - N. Curzen 10:30-10:45 FFRCT: beyond FFR - B.K. Koo 10:45-11:00 Wrap-up - B. De Bruyne
11:30 Lunch & back to Nice Airport
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The ESC reserves the right to cancel any of its Educational Programmes up to 2 months prior to the programme starting date. The ESC will not reimburse any travel or accommodation costs incurred by registered participants in the event of a programme cancellation under any circumstances.
Up to 6 weeks prior to the course and upon receipt of a written cancellation, a refund of fees, minus a 25% of administrative charge, will be processed. No refund will be granted if the cancellation is done less than 6 weeks before the course start date. In the event of the cancellation of a course by the ESC, the full registration fee will be refunded. The ESC is not liable for any cost incurred by the cancellation of accommodation and travel arrangements.
This educational programme is accredited for 11 CME Credit(s). Each participant should claim only those hours of credits that have actually been spent in the educational activity.
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