• September 11th – 12th, 2020

    12th Experts Live

    Berlin, Germany

General Informations

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
The progress of interventional therapy for chronic total occlusions (CTO) is a success story of both developments in procedural strategies accompanied by rapid progress in medical devices, specifically dedicated wires and microcatheters, but also the success of drug-eluting stents to achieve a long-term patency.
The procedural outcome for CTOs is comparable to non-CTO lesions if performed by trained and experienced operators. Therefore it is the goal of the annual meeting of the European CTO club since its inaugural meeting 11 years ago to provide a forum of education and interactive discussion of these new developments in the treatment of CTO lesions.
We include live case transmissions performed by world renowned operators to illustrate these new techniques and enhance the discussion in an interactive way. This is accompanied by a structured and educative presentation of the steps required to build a CTO program, select the right patients, the right technique and the right strategy.
The case selection aims at an incremental presentation of cases from seemingly low to higher complexity, thus providing contents for the already experienced, but also for those aspiring to become experts in this field of PCI.
Aside from the practical demonstration of techniques we also provide an interactive forum to present cases by the participants in a challenging case contest hosted by the Board of the EuroCTO club.
With Berlin in the center of Europe, we offer you both an attractive location and a geographically ideal site to meet and discuss exciting topics.
We look forward to meeting all of you in Berlin.
George Sianos, Thessaloniki, Greece

Course Directors
Gerald S. Werner, Darmstadt, Germany
Ulf Landmesser, Berlin, Germany
Alexander Bufe, Krefeld, Germany
Kambis Mashayekhi, Bad Krozingen, Germany
Co-Course Director
Carsten Skurk
Berlin, Germany

Congress Organisation
wikonect GmbH • Saskia Schreier • phone: +49 611 204809-242
saskia.schreier@wikonect.de • www.wikonect.de

CTO Case Challenge

Deadline for case submission: June 30th, 2020.


Scientific Focus Topics

  • Impact of CTO and CTO revascularization on quality of life, clinical symptoms, and prognosis
  • Overview of new wires and devices on the technical approach to CTO PCI
  • How to maintain long-term patency after complex PCI – the role of duration and selection of antiplatelet therapy
  • Common comorbidities and CTO-PCI: renal impairment, and the role of contrast media, atrial fibrillation and the choice of antiplatelet therapy and anticoagulation, CTO-PCI and severe LV dysfunction and the role of cardiac assist systems

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