Swiss CTO & CHIP Summit 2022


Grüntzig’s Dream: A Journey from POBA to CHIP

Day 1 – Thursday September 29

Session 1 – Revascularisation Guidelines and beyond

Commentator: Masahisa Yamane  |  Provoker: Khaldoon Alaswad  |  Director: Felix Woitek |  Rising star: Johannes Rigger

08.00Welcome & introductionDaniel Weilenmann & Hans Rickli
08.15Training vs Technology  Elliot SmithView
08.30  Live case 1 from Basel – Läckerli or DonutsGregor Leibundgut & Bill LombardiView
09.00  Live Case 2 from Turin – Pesto or BologneseAndrea Gagnor & Roberto GarboView
09.30 Live Case 3 from St. Gallen – Bouillabaisse or CrozetsAlexandre Avran & João Brum SilveiraView
 The Battle – MVD, left main and CTO
 MVD, left main and CTO: CABG is the gold standardPaul VogtView
 MVD, left main and CTO: prime time for PCIRicardo SantiagoView
Myocardial Revascularisation: are the guidelines justified?Khaldoon AlaswadView
Access for complex PCI: Time for a consensus?Pierfrancesco Agostoni
10.30  Coffee break & visit of the exhibition

Session 2 – Hemodynamics in complex PCI

Commentator: Gabriele Gasparini  | Provoker: Mohamed Ayoub  |  Director: Oliver Gämperli  |  Rising star: Nathalie Noirclerc


11.00  Back to the live cases 1-3
The “must know“ of the pulmonary circulation in coronary and valve diseasesMicha MaederView
 The Battle – Hemodynamic support in Complex PCI
 Hemodynamic support in Complex PCI: use it before it is too lateLukas HunzikerView
 Hemodynamic support in Complex-PCI: too much overuse – who really needs it?Alex NapView
Dealing with large bore accesses: how to avoid complicationsLucas JörgView
CTO-PCI without hemodynamic support and cardiac surgery?Chang-Hwan YoonView
MVD in ACS – One or two stops?Diego ArroyoView
12.30  Lunch & visit of the exhibition

Session 3 – Techniques in complex interventions and CTO-PCI

Commentator: Bill Lombardi  |  Provoker: Stefan Harb  |  Director: Mario Araya |  Rising star: Alex Achim


13.30  Live Case 4 from St. Gallen – Gouda or ParmiggianoPaul Knaapen & Alfredo GalassiView
14.00  Live Case 5 from Atlanta – Poutine or CheeseburgerStéphane Rinfret & William NicholsonView
14.30  Live Case 6 from Dublin – Shepherd’s Pie or Black puddingColm Hanratty & Hafiz HusseinView
 The Battle – Antegrade approach
 Antegrade approach
Explore anterograde wire escalation and de-escalation
Heinz Joachim BüttnerView
 Antegrade approach:
Do not struggle and go to ADR a.s.a.p.
Bill LombardiView
Wires, micros and their contemporary usePatrick SiegristView
Bifurcation management during CTO PCI Jae-Hwan LeeView
16.00  Coffee break & visit of the exhibition

Session 4 – Revascularisation in MVD and complex lesions

Commentator: Alexander Nap  |  Provoker: Amr Elhadidy  |  Director: Gabor Sütsch  |  Rising star: Peter Dietrich


16.30 hrs  Back to the live cases and lectures
Unprotected left main and bifurcation interventions:
do it but do it very professionally
Gregor Leibundgut
Ostial lesions: an easy game?Khaldoon AlaswadView
CTO-PCI in heart failure and ventricular tachycardiaMichael BehnesView
Patient and lesion tailored antithrombotic therapy in complex PCI?Marco ValgimigliView
Radiation protectionBill LombardiView
Wrap up and informationGregor Leibundgut
The retrograde bar – how to perform the true Negroni techniqueGeorge SianosView
18.30End of the first conference day
19.00  Conference Dinner

Day 2 – Friday September 30

Session 5 – Imaging and physiology

Commentator: Paul Knaapen  |  Provoker: Peter Dietrich  |  Director: Alexander Geppert  |  Rising star: Vladimir Rubimbura


08.00Welcome & introductionGregor Leibundgut
08.00  Live Case 7 from Seoul (Republic of Korea) – Kimchi or KalguksuSeung-Whan Lee &
Jong-Young Lee
08.30  Live Case 8 from St. Gallen – Fugu or HerringMasahisa Yamane & Alex NapView
09.00  Live Case 9 from Milan – Risotto or ossobuccoGabriele Gasparini &
Jacopo Oreglia
 The Battle – Physiology in complex PCI
 Physiology in complex PCI:
too many questions not yet resolved – do not rely on it
Paul KnaapenView
 The Battle – Intravascular imaging
 Intravascular imaging: no PCI without imaging – really?Akiko MaeharaView
 Intravascular imaging: I do not really need itAlexandre AvranView
And the winner is…. (Summary and conclusion)Tim Schäufele
10.30  Coffee break & visit exhibition

Session 6 – Let’s rock the Calcium

Commentator: Elliot Smith  | Provoker: Mauro Carlino  |  Director: Maksymilian Opolski  |  Rising star: Florian Riede


11.00  Live Case 10 from Liestal – Lasagne or FalafelPierfrancesco Agostoni & Lian Krivoshei View
11.30  Live Case 11 from St. Gallen – Schnitzel or sausage Johannes Rigger & Daniel WeilenmannView
12.00  Live Case 12 from Istanbul – Kofta or BorekÖmer Goktekin & Haşim TünerView
Mechanical Atherectomy: the most effective toolMaksymilian OpolskiView
IVL is here to stay: the easiest and safest to useSimon WilsonView
Balloons cracks it all: let’s KISS (keep it simple stupid)Florim CuculiView
Contemporary plaque-modification:
do we really understand what is best?
Elliot SmithView
12.30  Lunch & visit of the exhibition

Session 7 – Stent-less PCI – leave nothing behind

Commentator: Florim Cuculi  | Provoker: Kristian Wachtell | Director: Marlon Walter |  LATAM Faculty: Alexandre Schaan de Quadros

13.30  Back to the live cases 10-12
Complex and CTO-PCI: stent and forgetBenjamin Faurie
DCB in complex and CTO-PCI: is penetration still too low?Daniel Weilenmann
PCB or SCB: does it matter?Gregor Fahrni
Scaffolds for PCI: back from the ash?Gregor Leibundgut

Session 8 – The Swiss live in a box contest 2022

Commentator: Eric Eeckhout  |  Provoker: Rainer Zbinden  |  Provoker: Gregor Fahrni  |  Judge: Gabor Sütsch


Case in the box contest
14.30  Case in the Box 1 – The too confident CTO operatorRicardo SantiagoView
14.40  Case in the Box 2 – CTO PCI: dealing complicationsNeisser MoralesView
14.50  Case in the Box 3 – Carlino talking about Carlino techniqueNeisser MoralesView
15.00  Case in the Box 4 – CART is still alive!Amr ElhadidyView
15.10  Case in the Box 5 – Chilli con carne from ChileMario ArayaView
15.20  Case in the Box 6 – RCA CTO retrograde case using
extensive reverse CART
Byeong-Keuk KimView
15.30  Case in the Box 7 – The best Portuguese complication caseJoão Brum SilveiraView
15.50  Case in the Box 9 – From failure to success: a post CABG journeyNathalie NoirclercView
16.00  Case in the Box 10 – Finally, I learned my lessionJohannes RiggerView
16.15And the winner is …Gabor Sütsch
16.20Wrap up and glimps into the futureGregor Leibundgut & Daniel Weilenmann
16.25End of the conferenceHans Rickli
16.30  Drinks