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EuroCTO Club 2018 meeting: “Experts Live” in Toulouse

EuroIntervention 2019;14:e1814-e1817. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV14I18A319

1. CHU Rangueil, Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France; 2. Division of Cardiology, Marseille University Hospital, Marseille, France; 3. Division of Cardiology, San Giovanni Bosco Hospital Torino, Turin, Italy; 4. Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud, Massy, France; 5. Sussex Cardiac Centre, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton, United Kingdom; 6. Department of Cardiology, Krankenhaus Bad Soden, Bad Soden, Germany; 7. Division of Cardiology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy; 8. Interventional Structural Cardiology, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy; 9. Minneapolis Heart Institute, Minneapolis, MN, USA; 10. Cardiology Department, Saitama Sekishinkai Hospital, Saitama, Japan; 11. Division of Cardiology, Thessaloniki University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; 12. Department of Cardiology and Angiology II, University Heart Center Freiburg - Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany; 13. Division of Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA; 14. Prairie Cardiovascular, Springfield, IL, USA; 15. Division of Cardiology, Klinikum Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany


The first EuroCTO Club meeting after the new Eucomed rules became effective was a success, a testimony to the motivation of the 250 active physicians participating, mainly members of the Club, benefiting only in part from the educational grants provided by the generous contribution of the industry. The congress scientific programme always starts with a review of the recent CTO literature, this time including four randomised trials. The absence of changes in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-measured left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and end-diastolic volume in the Evaluating XIENCE and Left Ventricular Function in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention on Occlusions After ...

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