TRICO 2023: Physiology & Imaging Master Class – 1

TRICO: Physiology and Imaging Master Class – 1 took place on July 22nd and 23rd, 2023, in Ahmedabad, India. This event focused on the growing importance of Physiology and Imaging in the context of PCI procedures. The mastery of essential knowledge and interpretation skills for IVUS/OCT imaging and FFR/Resting Indices is crucial for achieving optimal acute and long-term outcomes during PCI planning and execution.

The Master Class featured a practical and engaging format, incorporating live cases, informative didactic sessions, and interactive panel discussions. The aim was to provide participants with practical insights and routines for effectively integrating these modalities into their everyday procedural practices.

The course was directed by renowned experts in the field:

Tejas Patel, MD, DM, FCSI, FACC, FESC, FSCAI, from Apex Heart Institute, Ahmedabad, India
Sanjay Shah, MD, DM, from Apex Heart Institute, Ahmedabad, India
Samir Pancholy, MD, FAHA, FACP, FACC, MSCAI, from Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilkes Barre, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

In addition to the local expertise, the Master Class welcomed esteemed international guest faculty:

Takashi Akasaka, MD, PhD, from Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan
Abhiram Prasad, MD, from Division of Interventional Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A.

The event’s comprehensive approach included case presentations by participants, discussions, and practical insights from both national and international experts. Overall, the TRICO Master Class aimed to equip attendees with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully incorporate Physiology and Imaging techniques into their PCI procedures, leading to improved patient outcomes.