Born in Sibiu, Romania, Dr. Barb received his Medical degree from University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Tirgu-Mures, Romania. Dr. Barb was ranked 1 out of 360 in Medical School going on to complete his Residency and Fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Barb board certifications include Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. His areas of clinical interest include valvular heart disease, mitral valve disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), invasive and non-invasive Peripheral Vascular Disease testing and Clinical Hypertension. Dr. Barb is an ASH Certified Hypertension Specialist and he joined The Cardiac & Vascular Institute in 2014.
Dr. Győry worked as an anest-ICU specialist for 5 years in a cardiovascular surgery unit. Since 2004 he has been working as an interventional cardiologist and because of his previous experiences he also take part in the attendance of the ICU cardiology patients. During the last few years Dr. Győry has been doing complex interventions mostly (LM-PCI, bifurcation-PCI, rotablation, circulatory assist device etc.). In 2014, when the CTO programme started, these kind of interventions are regularly done at the Institute of Cardiology, University of Debrecen.
Dr. Hudec is Head of Department of Acute Cardiology and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Middle-Slovak Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia and External Cardiology tutor at the Slovak Medical University. He is also member of Interventional and Acute Cardiology committee in Slovak cardiology society. His PhD Dissertation Thesis was on The effect of percutaneous myocardial revascularization on chronic heart failure.
Born in Cluj Napoca, Dr. Ioanes graduated from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in the same city in 1992. He practices medicine in Sweden since 1994. Specialist in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology. Senior consultant cardiologist at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg since 2007. Special interest in complex PCI, chronical occlusions, TAVI, septal alcohol ablations, reducer treatment of chronic angina. Member of the Working group on PCI and Valve Interventions at Swedish Society of Cardiology and member of the European Educational Committee of EAPCI.
Dr. Jensen has a double specialty: cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology. He has been doing PCI since 2002 and has been a senior consultant and head of cath lab and ischemic heart disease at South General hospital since 2015. Dr. Jensem has a PhD in simulation in PCI training and has been doing complex PCI since 2007 doing rotablation and started the CTO program at Karolinska University hopsital in 2009. Working at the Södersjukhuset/South General Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, since 2013. He was an official CTO proctor for Boston 2014-2016 to promote the Bridgepopint technique. His other interest lies in complex PCI, the more complex the more fun! He is also performing LAAC, alcohol septal ablation and implant REDUCER device. Because of my history in cardiac surgery I´m also used to canulate and initiate ECMO.
Born in Estonia in 1977, Dr. Laanmets graduated Tartu University in 2001. He is a licensed cardiologist since 2006 and has a interventional cardiology certificate from Estonian Cardiology Society 2008. Dr. Laanmets is Past President of Estonian Society of Cardiology (2015-2018) and leader of CTO program in North-Estonia Medical Centre. He is performing about 400-450 PCI’s and 60-80 CTO-s annually and proctoring CTO procedures as freelancer.
Deputy Senior Consultant Cardiology and Angiology II of the University Heart-Center Bad Krozingen, Germany, and Director of the CTO and CHIP Program. The spectrum of cardiovascular interventions include: Chronic Total Occlusions (CTO 350 per year), Top 3 in Europe (www.ercto.org), Coronary high-risk PCI with left ventricular support, Rotablation (70 per year), IVUS controlled Left Main stenting, Treatment of challenging coronary multivessel diseases, TAVI-Implants (50 annually going back to 2010 to 2016). Dr Mashayekhi is also a reviewer for JACC, JACC CV Interventions, Journal Critical Care, Catheter Cardiovascular Interventions.
Dr. Råmunddal is an interventional cardiologist specialized in complex PCI and CTO. He was trained in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been deeply involved in CTO education in Sweden and is frequently requested as proctor for CTO in the Nordics and across Europe.
Angiologist and Cardiologist, is an Associate Professor at Semmelweis University, Cardiac and Vascular Center and Head of Invasive Cardiology at Bács-Kiskun County Hospital. Currently the president of the Hungarian Association of Cardio-Vascular Interventions. He is expert in doing complex coronary (CTO, LM, rotational atherectomy) and peripheral procedures (carotide, subclavian, renal, venous and lower limb intervetnions). He is principal investigator in many international and investigator initiated trials in interventional cardiology and angiology field.
University Clinic of Cardiology, Skopje, Macedonia
600-700 TRA Interventional procedures per year (more than 6000 interventions overall).
Educator in interventional cardiology (TRA).Treatment of multi vessel disease, chronic total occlusion, left main disease, acute coronary syndrome - STEMI 24h program, carotid stenting.
Application of IVUS and OCT techniques.
Head of the Laboratory for Interventional Cardiology at Department for Interventional Cardiology.
Performing non-invasive diagnostic procedures (Treadmill Stress Testing, Echocardiography),
Coronary Care Unit (CPR techniques, application of temporary pacing, hemodynamic monitoring, IABP). Interventional procedures in the Laboratory for Interventional Cardiology (part of the national program for treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction).
Consultations in the field of preventive medicine.
Associate Professor, Director of Invasive Cardiology Division, University of Szeged, Hungary
Professional skills and experience in interventional cardiology: 1991 - 10100 diagnostic cardiac catheterization (6200 transradial access);
1995 - 5300 percutaneous coronary intervention (2700 transradial access);
2007- Complex chronic total occlusion interventions included retrograde CTO cases
(425 cases as 1st operator).
Professional societies, other professional activity:
Board membership: Hungarian Society of Cardiologists - Advisory Board
WG Interventional Cardiology – Past President
Ordinary membership: European Society of Cardiology (since 1991)
European CTO Club – Full member (since 2015)
Reviewer and Editorial consultant:
Chest - Journal the American College of Chest Physicians (2004),International Journal of Cardiology (2010), Indian Heart Journal (2014).
Moderators: Ivo PETROV, Marin POSTU
Panelists: Martin HUDEC, Igor SPIROSKI
Live case transmission from EICVD “CC Iliescu”, Bucharest, Romania
Operators: Dan DELEANU, Lucian PREDESCU
Conference: CHIP procedures by snuff box radial access, Claudiu UNGUREANU
Moderators: Dan IOANES, Truls RAMMNUNDAL
Panelists: Peep LAANMETS, Risto JUSSILA
“Live in a box” case transmission from Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Operator: Simon WALSH
Conference: An overview about progresses in CTO tecniques, Joao SILVIERA
Moderators: Zoltan RUZSA, Stanislaw BRATUS
Panelists: Gyory FERENC, Sergey FURKALO
“Live in a box” case transmission from University Heartcenter Freiburg – Bad Krozingen, Germany
Operator: Kambis MASHAYEKHI
Conference: Hemodynamic support in CHIP procedure, Ilie BARB
Moderators: Stefan MOT, Goran STANKOVIC
Conference 1. Adjunctive imaging during LM-PCI: Is this a necessity?, Stefan MOT
Conference 2. EBC Consensus on Left Main PCI, Goran STANKOVIC
Case 1. Acute coronary syndrome due to distal left main stenosis in a patient with severe thrombocytopenia, Calin HOMORODEAN
Case 2. Complex multivessel PCI for unstable angina, Mihai COCOI
Moderators: Valery GELEV, Imre UNGI
Conference 1. Rationales for CTO recanalization, with basic antegrade techniques, Valery GELEV
Conference 2. Retrograde approach and complications of CTO PCI, Imre UNGI
Case 1. CTO PCI: passing the wire is not enough - Lucian CALMAC
Case 2. Third time lucky - Adrian BUCSA
Moderators: Dan DELEANU, Theodora BENEDEK
Conference 1. Rotational Atherectomy and Intravascular Lythotripsy, when and how, Dan DELEANU
Conference 2. The role of interventional imaging to guide complex procedures, Theodora BENEDEK
Case 1. Almost undilatable calcific lesion – Nicolae CARSTEA
Case 2. Coronary CTO Recanalization - our experience - Dumitru TARITA