CTO Plus 2022 will feature an expanded program

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NEW YORK – February 10, 2022 – CTO Plus 2022 will showcase the latest research and techniques for chronic total occlusions (CTO) as well as complex percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). The annual conference, hosted by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), will take place February 24-25, 2022 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York, NY. Online access to live cases and discussions will be free. The full program is now available online.

“Approaching patients referred for PCI in the modern catheterization laboratory requires a comprehensive knowledge base combined with a high level of technical skill,” said the course director. Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM. Dr. Kirtane is Director of Studies in Interventional Cardiovascular Care at Columbia University and Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. “Together with a team of course directors and faculty comprising some of the most talented interventionists in our field, we are very pleased to engage a wider group of clinical practitioners by expanding this year’s program to include PCI topics. complex. The conference will cover important topics such as coronary revascularization decision-making, specific treatment of complex lesion subsets, and the use of complementary tools including intravascular imaging and physiology to optimize outcomes. for patients.

CTO Plus 2022 will feature 12 live case transmissions performed by some of the world’s leading carriers as well as real-time analysis by world-class faculty members. Sessions will also highlight engaging case-based discussions, hard cases, and the latest technical developments and improvements in high-risk CTO and PCI.

“At CTO Plus 2022, we hope to provide participants with in-depth discussions of current evidence, the opinion and experience of global experts, and an update on new techniques and technologies,” the course director said. . Margaret B. McEntegart, MD, Ph.D.. Dr McEntegart is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Scotland. “Operators consistently report that Live Cases provide them with the most impactful learning experience, and so they remain the centerpiece of CTO Plus 2022. In addition to demonstrating the use of contemporary CTO techniques and technologies, the Emphasis will be placed on precision and optimization PCI with intravascular imaging and physiology, plaque modification techniques and the use of hemodynamic support.

“Real cases are the heart and soul of the education, as you can see the thinking and execution of complex algorithms for problem solving in real time,” the course director said. William L. Lombardi, MD. Dr. Lombardi is Professor of Medicine and Director of Complex Therapies for Coronary Heart Disease at the University of Washington Medical Center. “CTO Plus is the meeting place for coronary interventionists who want to surpass themselves to be the best at their job.”

“Advanced techniques and training are essential to identify the types of patients who can benefit from these procedures,” said Juan F. Granada, MD, President and CEO of CRF. “CTO Plus 2022 will provide attendees with high-quality education in the treatment of complex coronary heart disease, as well as unique opportunities to engage with colleagues and experts from around the world.”

Additional details about CTO Plus 2022 are available at https://cto2022.crfconnect.com/.

About the FRC

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations specializing in innovation, research and education in interventional cardiology. The CRF is dedicated to helping physicians improve survival and quality of life for people with heart and vascular disease. For more than 30 years, CRF has helped accelerate medical breakthroughs and educate physicians on the latest treatments for heart disease. CRF Centers of Excellence include CRF Skirball Center for Innovation, CRF Clinical Trials Center, CRF Center for Education, CRF Digital, TCTMD and Structural heart: the Journal of the Heart team. For more information, visit http://www.crf.org.

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