Alexander Bufe1, MD; Carlo Di Mario2*, MD, PhD; Ulf Landmesser3, MD, PhD; Markus Meyer Gessner4, MD; George Sianos5, MD, PhD; Roberto Garbo6, MD; Carlotta Sorini Dini2, MD; Bernward Lauer7, MD; Nicolas Boudou8, MD; Luca Grancini9, MD; Alexandre Avran10, MD; Alexander Lauten3, MD; Kambis Mashayekhi11, MD; David Hildick-Smith12, MD, FRCP; Javier Escaned13, MD, PhD; Heinz Joachim Buettner11, MD; Nicolaus Reifart14, MD; Harald Lapp15, MD; Alfredo R. Galassi
1. Division of Cardiology, Krefeld Hospital, Krefeld, Germany; 2. Division of Structural Interventional Cardiology, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy; 3. Department of Cardiology, Charite University Hospital, Berlin, Germany; 4. Augusta Kranken
The 2017 annual meeting of the EuroCTO Club in Berlin was the biggest ever in the history of this congress which has now reached its 9th edition. The 350 active medical participants reflect the growth of the Club, with 182 full members and 114 associate members, an increase of almost 100 physicians in one year (Figure 1).
Figure 1. Increasing number of members, speakers or other attendees at the EuroCTO Club Experts Live Meeting in the last seven years.
The nine “Live” cases were all successful and were performed by CTO expert operators from Europe, Japan and North America in the prestigious Charité ...