Joint Interventional Meeting JIM 2019
Published: 27 February 2019
The Joint Interventional Meeting JIM 2019 was held in Milan, Italy.
This International Course of Interventional Cardiology was mainly concentrated on the practical and educational aspects associated with case demonstrations.
These live case videos were provided courtesy of the Joint Interventional Meeting (JIM). To register for the upcoming JIM 2021 being held in Milan on February 11-13 visit www.jim-vascular.com
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