Meet the Expert

 

26 September 2018

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Meet the Expert BPA Sessions provide participants with the opportunity to be updated about BPA (balloon pulmonary angioplasty) in a highly interactive manner.

Aims: To review the current knowledge on CTEPH from pathophysiology to clinical presentation and treatment options from medical treatment to surgery and BPA.

Each session will consist of informal discussions about the patient case followed by a BPA practical hands-on session.

At these sessions, Dr. Yu Taniguchi from Kobe University Hospital and Dra. Rita Calé from Hospital Garcia de Orta will be on hand to guide BPA practical sessions, stimulate discussion, answer questions and offer advice.

Meet the Expert BPA Sessions will run at Hospital Garcia de Orta on the 26th of September from 9am to 5pm. Registration is open to up to 5 participants and is on a first-come, first served basis. Places are limited. Registration for these sessions is additional to the congress registration.

 

HOSPITAL GARCIA DE ORTA
Unidade de Cardiologia de Intervenção
26/09/2018

BPA Interventional Cardiology Experts:
Yu Taniguchi
Rita Calé

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) Experts:
Maria José Loureiro
Filipa Ferreira

Imaging Experts:
Carla Saraiva
Ana Coutinho Santos

 

SESSION 1.
BPA strategy for the first session

  • PEPSI Score and pressure-wire-guided BPA (Filipa Ferreira)
  • Differences between the old and new strategy. Expert opinion (Yu Taniguchi)
  • Clinical case presentation (Fellow – Sofia Alegria)
  • AngioCT imaging analysis to plan the procedure (Carla Saraiva)

SESSION 2.
BPA strategy for the final session

  • Treatment goals of BPA (Rita Calé)
  • Extensive revascularization by BPA beyond haemodynamic normalization: does it make sense? Expert opinion (Yu Taniguchi)
  • Clinical case presentation (Fellow – Ana Marques)
  • AngioCT imaging analysis to plan the procedure (Carla Saraiva)

SESSION 3.
BPA for chronic thromboembolic disease (CTD) without pulmonary hypertension at rest

  • Definition of the disease and data (Maria José Loureiro)
  • BPA for CTD: does it make sense? Expert opinion (Yu Taniguchi)
  • Clinical case presentation (Fellow – Daniel Sebaiti)
  • AngioCT imaging analysis to plan the procedure (Ana Coutinho Santos)