Practical Guide to Implementation of Coronary Physiology in the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory June 2015 (2 Day Course)

Learn about the latest developments in coronary physiology, including iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio), FFR (Fractional Flow Reserve) and CFR (Coronary Flow Reserve) from some of the worlds leading physiologists.


This Advances in Coronary Physiology Course 2015 provides all you need to know to understand the basics of coronary physiology and what you need to do to implement coronary physiology into the cardiac catheter laboratory.  

  • Welcome and introductions 
  • The role of intra-coronary physiology in 2015?       
  • Intra-coronary physiology: Past, present and future           
  • Terminology and descriptions of the index abbreviations
  • Why do we use pressure instead of flow - intra-coronary pressure flow relationships?  
  • Discuss the role of basal flow for coronary stenosis assessment
  • An introduction to iFR: concepts, principles, and limitations
  • FFR Basics and Optimal Technique
  • Tips, tricks, and pitfalls of physiology assessment
  • Detecting ischaemia using resting or hyperaemic indices all give similar results
  • DEFER, FAME, FAME II – the key points
  • DEFER, FAME, FAME II – what they didn’t answer
  • Challenging cases from the audience/faculty?
  • Implementation of physiology into the catheter laboratory


Justin Davies, Course Co-Director, Consultant Cardiologist, Imperial College Healthcare London, UK

Javier Escaned, Course Co-Director, Consultant Cardiologist, Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain

Sayan Sen, Course Lead, Consultant Cardiologist, Imperial College Healthcare London, UK

Sukhjinder Nijjer, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Carlo Di Mario, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, UK

Allen Jeremias, Interventional Cadiologist, Stony Brooks Hospital, USA

Rasha Al-Lamee, Imperial College London, UK

Christopher Cook, Imperial College London, UK

Mauro Echavarria-Pinto, Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain

Florian Krackhard, Charite Hospital, Berlin, Germany

Ricardo Petraco,  Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust

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Individual Components are Also Available

Introduction to Advances in Coronary Physiology Course - Dr. Justin Davies
Why do we Need Intra-Coronary Physiology in 2015? - Dr. Andrew Sharp
Intra-Coronary Physiology: Past, Present and Future - Prof. Carlo Di Mario
Terminology and Descriptions of the Index Abbreviations - Dr. Ricardo Petraco
Why do we Use Pressure Instead of Flow - Intra-Coronary Pressure Flow Relationships? - Prof. Javier Escaned
Discussing the Role of Basal Flow for Coronary Stenosis Assessment - Dr. Sayan Sen
An Introduction to iFR: Concepts, Principals, and Limitations - Dr. Justin Davies
FFR Basics and Optimal Technique - Dr. Allen Jeremias
Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls of Physiology Assessment - Dr. Rasha Al-Lamee
Detecting Ischaemia Using Resting or Hyperaemic Indices all give Similar Results - Dr. Justin Davies
DEFER, FAME, and FAME II – The Key Points - Mauro Echavarria-Pinto
DEFER, FAME, and FAME II – What They Didn’t Answer - Dr. Ricardo Petraco
Challenging Cases from the Audience and Faculty - Dr. Florian Krackhardt
Implementation of Physiology into the Catheter Laboratory - Dr. Andrew Sharp
Should Physiological Techniques be Used Routinely for All of Our Patients? - Prof. Javier Escaned
Guidelines and the ACC/AHA Appropriate Use Criteria - Dr. Allen Jeremias
Using Coronary Physiology in Novel and Challenging Diagnostic Settings (CHF, STEMI, CABG and ACS) - Dr. Sayan Sen
Assessment and Treatment of Diffuse and Tandem Coronary Stenoses - Dr. Sukhjinder Nijjer
The Effects of Right Atrial Pressure on Physiology Guided PCI: Not Just Painting by Numbers - Dr. Chris Cook
New Studies Using Physiology to Guide Multi-Vessel Disease Revascularisation - Dr. Mauro Echavarria-Pinto
Challenging Cases from the Audience and Faculty: Using Coronary Physiology in Multi-Vessel Disease - Dr. Florian Krackhardt
Exploring the Future of Coronary Physiology - Dr. Justin Davies
Live Case Demonstration Using Coronary Physiology from Hammersmith Hospital - Dr. Javier Escaned; Dr. Raffi Kaprielian; Dr. Rasha Al-Lamee

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for an international audience, specifically interventional cardiologists and cardiologists. However, other healthcare professionals involved in the care of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients will also find this topical.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the background of coronary physiology
  • Understanding of coronary blood flow regulation in unobstructed and obstructed coronary arteries
  • Learn what you need to know to implement iFR and FFR in your laboratory 

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