About this event

  • Date and time Tue 22 Mar 2022 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiology

Coronary bifurcations are involved in 15-20% of all percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and remain one of the most challenging lesions in interventional cardiology in terms of a procedural success rate as well as long-term cardiac events. The optimal management of bifurcation lesions is the subject of considerable debate, despite a fast-growing body of scientific literature. However, the use of intra-coronary imaging in guiding bifurcation PCI should be integrated into clinical practice and mandated for all left mainstem PCI.  

This webinar will provide an overview of the field and facilitate a scientific discussion and exchange of ideas on the management of bifurcation disease. The use of a live case will encourage debate and help illustrate a systematic, step-wise approach to left main-stem PCI.  

During this session, you will learn:

  • The interventional techniques available for the treatment of bifurcation disease and the factors to be considered when deciding on a 1-stent versus 2-stent bifurcation PCI strategy 
  • The outcomes for different bifurcation PCI techniques  
  • The techniques and outcome for the treatment of left main coronary disease with PCI  
  • The outcomes for PCI versus CABG for left main coronary disease 
  • The imaging techniques available to guide procedure optimisation and improve clinical outcomes
  • To actively participate in a live intervention case to help consolidate learning of a systematic, step-wise approach to left main-stem PCI


This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Rupert Williams, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Kingston and St George’s Hospitals 

Bifurcations – provisional strategy

Dr Richard Bogle, Consultant Cardiologist, Epsom and St Helier Hospital NHS Trust and St George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Left mainstem case from St George’s Hospital (Part one)

Professor James Spratt, Professor of Cardiology and Interventional Cardiologist, Kingston and St  George’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bifurcations – two stent strategy

Dr Rupert Williams

Questions and asnwers
Left main stem disease

Dr Claudia Cosgrove, Interventional Cardiologist, St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Left mainstem case from St George’s Hospital (Part two)

Professor James Spratt

Avoiding complications and troubleshooting

Dr Simon Wilson, Interventional Cardiologist, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Closing remarks

Dr Rupert Williams

Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this webinar will close at 1:00pm on 22 March 2022. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.