Speaker: Dr. Masahiko Asami, MD
Mitsui Memorial Hospital
Chief Physician, Division of Cardiology
Masahiko Asami, MD, FESC, FACC, currently is a Interventional Cardiologist at Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan since November 2018. Dr. Asami specializes in structural heart disease (SHD) which is a collection of heart diseases that includes heart failure, coronary artery disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and congenital heart disease. He has over 52 peer-reviewed publications regarding the subject matter, previously he performed a LIVE TAVI demonstration focused on patient benefits and setting-up for superior long-term outcomes, from Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, Bern University Hospital - Bern, Switzerland.
Presentation Title: Optimizing SHD Interventions: Towards Minimally Invasive Treatment
A complex clinical TAVI case will be presented during this practical tips & tricks session.
Intervention for structural heart disease has been rapidly evolved and it has been in the process of replacing a position of a standard-therapy from conventional one in a higher surgical risk population due to its less invasive approach. In SHD therapy preprocedural imaging assessments using CT, echocardiography, and so on are extremely important for practicing minimally invasive therapy. Good use of preprocedural imaging tools may make minimally invasive therapy less invasive. In my presentation, a complex TAVI case that I performed at our institution is presented. Furthermore, through the case, I am going to illustrate how to use and interpret pre-TAVI CT scans and intra-operable TEE clips and how to overcome the complicated case which you may encounter in daily clinical practice by means of Japanese style techniques. Don't miss it!