13

Sep

2020

17:30

BST

Webinar

Contemporary Use of IVUS in Peripheral Artery Disease

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Overview

Angiography remains an important and practical way to evaluate vasculature in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). However, it has several limitations. Adjunctive imaging modalities such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) can provide a more accurate visualization of what is happening within the diseased blood vessel. IVUS is easy to use and is widely available but requires an understanding of image interpretation.

 

Speaker 1: Dr Fanelli – IVUS introduction and learning objectives (8-10 mins)

Discussion / Q&A (3-5 mins)

Speaker 2: Dr Shammas – Understanding the severity of post-intervention dissections (8-10 mins)

Discussion / Q&A (3-5 mins)

Speaker 3: Dr Konstantinos Stavroulakis – Vessel calcification patterns to determine balloon sizing strategy (8-10 mins)

Discussion / Q&A (3-5 mins)

Speaker 4: Dr John Rundback – where to use IVUS and why it is critically important in my practice (8-10 mins)

Discussion / Q&A and close (3-8 mins)

Performed By:

Fabrizio Fanelli

Fabrizio Fanelli

Nicholas W Shammas

Nicholas W Shammas

Konstantinos Stavroulakis

Konstantinos Stavroulakis

John Rundback

John Rundback

Learning Objectives

  • Inspire a new way of thinking about intraoperative disease characterization and performance goals.
  • Demonstrate the benefits of intravascular imaging with a focus on vessel dissection and calcium detection and management.
  • Use exemplary case examples to show that IVUS is critically important in contemporary practice and improves patient outcomes.

  • To understand the limitations of digital subtraction angiography
  • To learn the advantages of IVUS in the peripheral vessels with a focus on dissection and calcium visualisation and management
  • To learn how to conduct a correct IVUS evaluation in the peripheral vessels using the '4 pillars' framework
  • To get up-to-date with the latest research on the use of IVUS to guide PAD intervention

Faculty Biographies

Fabrizio Fanelli

Fabrizio Fanelli

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Nicholas W Shammas

Nicholas W Shammas

Dr Nicolas W Shammas, MD, MS, EJD, FACC, FACP, FCCP, FSCAI, received his combined Master of Science-Doctor of Medicine (MS-MD) degrees at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY in 1994. He returned to the University of Iowa, Division of Cardiology where he was a Fellow Associate in Interventional Cardiology.   

Dr Shammas has published over 400 manuscripts, abstracts, books and book chapters.  In addition, he has been the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on over 200 multi-center clinical trials and the primary investigator of over 40 investigator-initiated trials.  He has served on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals.  In 1997, he established the Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Research Program at Genesis Medical Center.   In 2002, he founded the Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, an independent non-profit 501c3 public charitable organization, dedicated to cardiovascular research and education.

Dr Shammas is a coauthor on the cardiovascular chapter in the Rakel Texbook of Medicine, a key reference for family practice physicians.  He is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the President and Research Director of the Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

 

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Konstantinos Stavroulakis

Konstantinos Stavroulakis

Dr Konstantinos Stavroulakis is a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at St. Franziskus Hospital, Münster, Germany. He trained at the University of Crete Medical School until 2009. He moved to Germany in 2012 and became a Trainee of Surgery and Vascular Surgery at the Paracelsus Clinic Marl, Germany. He achieved his Postgraduate (Dr.med) qualification in March 2016 from the Westphälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster. His thesis was - Combination therapy with directional atherectomy and drug eluting balloon angioplasty for isolated lesions of the popliteal artery. He currently is Scientific Director of the Institute for Vascular Research as well as Editor in Chief Vascupedia. As well as being involved in numerous research trials he presents at all the major vascular congresses.

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John Rundback

John Rundback

John H Rundback, MD, is the Director of the Interventional Institute at Holy Name Medical Center. He is a SUNY Downstate Medical Center graduate and completed his radiology residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and his fellowship in Interventional Radiology at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Board of Directors of VIVA Physicians and has served as Principal Investigator of multiple trials evaluating new device and drug therapy for peripheral arterial disease. Dr Rundback has authored or contributed to nearly 100 scientific manuscripts and has served on the editorial board of many publications. His primary research activities are in the area of interventional radiology, with a particular interest in complex endovascular interventions.

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