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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.
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The programme has been accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) - 11 CME Credits
B. De Bruyne (BE); W.F. Fearon (US); N.H.J. Pijls (NL)
O. Gaemperli (CH), N. Johnson (USA), P. Kala (CZ), B-K Koo (USA), K. Oldroyd (UK), S. Piroth (HU), P.A.L. Tonino (NL), G. Toth (BE), I. Wijnbergen (NL), W. Wijns (BE), N. Witt (SE)
14:00-14:10: Welcome & Introduction – W. F. Fearon
Session 1. Basics of Coronary anatomy and physiology: Fundamental, Fascinating, RevealingChairpersons: N. Johnson, K.G. Oldroyd14:10-14:30: Structure and function of the coronary circulation N.H.J. Pijls 14:30-14:50: Regulation of coronary blood flow - B. De Bruyne14:50-15:10: Pathophysiology of the microvasculature – W. F. Fearon15:10-15:30: Discussion
Session 2. The Diagnosis of ischemic heart diseaseChairpersons: Z. Piroth16:00-16:20: Non invasive testing: still needed? O. Gaemperli16.20-16:40: Role of invasive imaging: IVUS, OCT,...P. A. L. Tonino16:40-17:00: FFR: concept, experimental basis, and cut-off values – N.H.J. Pijls 17:00-17:15: DiscussionSession 3. Deep Dive into the Microvasculature: opening the black boxChairpersons: B.K. Koo, I. Wijnbergen17:15-17:30: IMR and absolute flow measurements - B. De Bruyne17:30-17:45: IMR in the Setting of STEMI – K. Oldroyd17:45-18:00: IMR in the Setting of Stable Chest Pain - W.F. Fearon18:00-18:15: Discussion
20:00: Participants Dinner
Session 4. FFR in Clinical Practice (Part I)Chairpersons: P.A.L. Tonino, N. Witt9:00-9:20: Practical Setup of FFR - N.H.J. Pijls9:20-9:40: Hyperemic stimuli - B. De Bruyne9:40-10:00: Pitfalls with pressure measurements - B. De Bruyne10:00-10:20: FFR in acute coronary syndromes - W.F. Fearon10:20-10:30: Discussion
10:30-11:00: Coffee Break
Session 5. FFR in Clinical Practice (Part II)Chairpersons: P. Kala11.00-11:20: FFR in diffuse disease and serial stenoses - N. Witt11:20-11:40: FFR and LM disease – W.F. Fearon 11:40-12:00: FFR in bifurcation lesions/stentings – B-K Koo 12.00-12:20: FFR in MVD – P.A.L. Tonino 12:20-12:30: Discussion
Session 6. One picture is worth 1000 wordsChairpersons: B. De Bruyne, N.H.J. Pijls13:30-13:40: Case from Hungary – S. Piroth13:40-13:50: Case from Korea – B-K Koo13:50-14:00: Case from Scotland – K. Oldroyd14:00-14:10: Case from Czech Republic – P. Kala14:10-14:30: Discussion
14:30-15:00: Coffee Break
Session 7. FFR in Clinical OutcomeChairpersons: W.F. Fearon, O. Gaemperli15:00-15:20: Safety of deferring PCI based on FFR - N.H.J. Pijls 15:20-15:40: Benefit of performing PCI based on FFR - W. F. Fearon15:40-16:00: FFR, ischemia and clinical outcome - B. De Bruyne16:00-16:20: FAME 1 and 2 Cost Efficiency - W. F. FearonKeynote Lecture16.20-16:50: DEFER, SYNTAX, COURAGE and FAME’s: a synthesis - W. Wijns16:50-17:00: Discussion
Session 8. Cutting edge of applied physiology (cases from experimental protocols)Chairpersons: W.F. Fearon, N.H.J. Pijls17:00-17:15: Absolute flow measurements in humans in practice – G. Toth17:15-17:30: Absolute flow measurements in STEMI patients – I. Wijnbergen
17:30: Back to the Hotel
Session 9. New modalities and indicesChairpersons: W. Wijns9:00-9:20: Pd/P a, IFR, bSRv, resting gradient: why can they never be as good than heperemic indices. - N.H.J. Pijls 9:20-9:40: Meta-analysis of resting indices for functional stenosis assessment – N. Johnson9:40-10:00: Non-Invasive FFR – W. Wijns 10:00-10:30: Discussion
Session 10. Clinical case of around the world Chairpersons: G. Toth, Z. Piroth11:00-11:10: Case from Germany - C. Schwarzwaelder11:10-11:20: Case from Spain - M. Echavarria-Pinto11:20-11:30: Case from Sweden - N. Witt11:30-12:00: Conclusion - B. De Bruyne
12:15: Lunch & Back to Nice
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