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Friday 28th Sept.

Education Center, Heartlands Hospital
Bordesley Green,
Birmingham B9 5SS

The CTO workshop at Heartlands Hospital is designed to deliver a balanced mix of live cases from the lab and interactive lectures from experienced operators. The live cases will be performed by Dr Sunao Nakamura from Japan, who has more than 15-years of experience in CTO-PCI

Approved for 3 CPD credits

by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK.

Course Agenda

AGENDA (09:30 – 17:30)

Main Theatre/Auditorium

  • 09:00
  • 09:30
    Welcome and Introduction, Why we do CTO PCI
  • 09:50
    The Importance of the word TEAM
  • 10.20
    How we do CTO PCI – Lab set up
  • 10.50 – 11:10
  • 11:10
    Antegrade techniques covering Antegrade wire escalation and dissection/ re-entry. (To include "cases in a box")
  • 11.20
    Antegrade Dissection Re-entry
  • 11:40
    Retrograde techniques
  • 12:00
    The CTO Tool Box

Breakout Session 1

  • 12.00 - 13.00
    Allied Health Professional Break Out CTO through the eyes of.
  • Radiographers
    Radiation and contrast safety in CTO PCI.

  • Nurses
    Pre and Post CTO PCI nursing care.

  • Physiologists
    Roles and Responsibilities.

  • 13:00 – 13:45

Breakout Session 2

  • 13:45 – 16:00
    Wire School & Practical Session
  • 13.45
    Wire School

Wet Lab

  • 14.15 – 16.15
    Setting up a CTO trolley
    (Nurse, Physiologist)

    Wire School practical
    Antegrade Wire Escalation
    Retrograde techniques
    Septal surfing
    Microcatheter/dual lumen catheters
    Reverse Cart (Guide liner assisted)
    Balloon Traps and Anchors

Main Theatre/Auditorium

  • 16:30
    Reflection - How CTO PCI has changed our practice
  • 16.50
    5 Golden rules for the CTO PCI team
  • 17.00
    Questions and answers with panel of consultants/AHP
  • 17:15
    Closing remarks
  • 17.30

Previous Course Pictures

Course Directors / Operators

Course Directors

Dr Michael Pitt

Dr Sandeep Basavarajaiah

Invited operator

Dr Sunao Nakamura

Invited Faculty

Dr Alun Harcombe
Dr Kare Tang
Dr Andrew Ladwiniec