The recanalization of coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) has become an important procedure to treat symptomatic patients with ischemia or heart failure.. It is a growing and constantly evolving discipline, allowing us to improve our daily practice in percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).
Learning or reviewing the basics, tips & tricks, and mastering CTO techniques is essential to manage complex coronary patients. More and more interventional cardiologists are eager to learn and develop CTO PCI programs in their CathLabs. We conceived this event to support their initiatives, and following the successs our 2016 first Edition, we are glad to invite you to the ML CTO 2017.
The main goal of this event is to bring together all passionate operators in one place, from beginners to experts in a climate of openness and congeniality. Occasional and regular operators will find this conference to be an opportunity to strengthen their skills and continue their progress in learning new strategies tailored to their level.
The Multi-Level CTO Course will include didactic and practical lectures with simultaneous live cases, related to the topics covered during each session.
The first day will be dedicated to CTO PCI basics in antegrade and retrograde approaches, and live cases of more simple CTOs will be broadcasted. In parallel, a special paramedics session will be held.
The second day will focus on advanced antegrade techniques and basics in antegrade dissection re-entry.
Finally, the third day the most challenging cases of the course will be performed. We will also address retrograde and antegrade dissection re-entry advanced strategies, discussing about the management of complications and sharing tips & tricks.
A special fellow session has been created to allow young operators to present clinical cases. A dedicated session for
Paramedics will also be offered this year.
In order to allow as many operators as possible to attend this event, the full conference will be streamed live on www.incathlab.com.
We truly hope this ML CTO Edition will meet all of your expectations. The goal of this Multi-Level CTO course is to provide a complete curriculum adapted to the expertise of a cardiology audience.
Alexandre Avran, MD & Stéphane Rinfret, MD