Roundtable Discussion: TAVI at PCR London Valves 2013

Published: 09 July 2015

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Simon Kennon, Jonathan Byrne, Enrico Ferrari, Carlos E Ruiz, Lars Søndergaard, Corrado Tamburino


During PCR London Valves 2013 (UK), Radcliffe Cardiology, in association with the Interventional Cardiology Review journal, filmed a roundtable discussion entitled 'Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)'.

The discussion was moderated by Simon Kennon, (London, UK). He was joined by expert group of physicians including Jonathan Byrne, (London, UK)Enrico Ferrari, (Lausanne, CH)Carlos Ruiz, (New York, US)Lars Søndergaard, (Copenhagen, DK) and Corrado Tamburino, (Catania, IT).

The meeting comprised of six panel discussions on a range of topical issues related to all aspects of TAVI.

Key Learning Objectives

  • To review existing TAVI research data
  • To discuss best practice in procedural planning
  • To address the issue of PVL and related management strategies
  • To summarise TAVI approaches in different patient populations
  • To assess common complications with TAVI
  • To summarise emerging technological developments

Target Audience

  • This roundtable is targeted at interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons but also at other cardiologists wishing to update their scientific knowledge on the topic.

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Faculty Biographies

Simon Kennon

Simon Kennon

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Simon Kennon qualified from Manchester Medical School in 1992. He completed general medical training in and around London (Royal Free Hospital, Southend General Hospital, Newham General Hospital and the London Chest Hospital) before training in General and Interventional Cardiology at St Bartholomew’s, and the London Chest Hospitals. His training continued with a fellowship in interventional cardiology at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist in 2005. His NHS work is divided between the London Chest Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust) and Barnet & Chase Farms Hospital NHS Trust.

His private practice is based at the King’s Oak Hospital, the Cavell Hospital and the London Independent Hospital.
Dr Kennon is experienced in the management of all general cardiology conditions (including palpitations, high blood pressure, high cholesterol), but his special interests are the assessment and treatment of chest…

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Jonathan Byrne

Jonathan Byrne

Dr Byrne completed his undergraduate medical training in Bristol and then continued general professional medical training in the South-East of England and London.

He then undertook a PhD in the academic department of Cardiology at King’s College Hospital examining molecular mechanisms underlying left ventricular hypertrophy. Following completion he undertook his specialist training in Cardiology on the South Thames rotation. His training in interventional cardiology was undertaken at King’s College Hospital from 2004, and continued on Vancouver Island as a sponsored Interventional Fellow.

Dr Byrne is an editorial board member of Interventional Cardiology: Reviews, Research, Resources (ICR3).

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Enrico Ferrari

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Carlos E Ruiz

Director of the Congenital and Structural Heart Disease

Carlos E Ruiz is a professor of paediatrics and medicine and serves as the Director of the Congenital and Structural Heart Disease for the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York. Dr Ruiz has authored more than 250 publications and has served as lead investigator in numerous national and international clinical studies. He pioneered the field of percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty, and was the first to describe the use of stents to maintain patency of the Ductus Arteriosus in the newborn with single ventricle physiology. More recently, with Drs Grube and Laborde, he pioneered the transcatheter aortic valve replacement using the self-expanding CoreValve prosthesis. As a national leader in education, Dr Ruiz was founder of the first Transcatheter Valve Symposium and serves as a Board member of EuroPCR. He has served for two terms as Trustee of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions and in numerous committees of…

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Lars Søndergaard

Lars Søndergaard

Dr Søndergaard is an editorial board member of Interventional Cardiology: Reviews, Research, Resources (ICR3).

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Corrado Tamburino

Corrado Tamburino

Professor of Cardiology

Full Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Clinical Cardiology Division of the Ferrarotto Hospital and the Policlinico Gaspare Rodolico Hospital,

Director of the Cardiology Specialization School and Head of Cardio-Thoraco-Vascular Department and Organ Transplant ,Azienda Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele, University of Catania

Dr Tamburino is an editorial board member of Interventional Cardiology: Reviews, Research, Resources (ICR3).

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