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EuroPCR 2018 Abstracts -- A key to what's of interest today in interventional cardiology

EuroPCR 2018 Abstracts -- In tune with interventional cardiology today


EuroPCR 2018, the annual Course of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), will take place in the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, from 22 to 25 May.

EuroPCR 2018 abstracts are now available online in the PCR Abstract Book

Paris, France, May 2018. The EuroPCR Scientific Abstracts, now available online, play an essential role in keeping abreast of developments in interventional cardiology today and represent the concerns and interests of participants during EuroPCR 2018.

EuroPCR 2018 Scientific Abstracts capture the immense energy and promise we see in interventional cardiology today and are a living snapshot of the PCR community - international, dynamic and open to the challenges of the present while seeking to define and answer the unmet needs that specialists face today. Taken as a whole, these abstracts form a handy guide to the key topics examined and discussed during EuroPCR 2018 and are a useful tool for all those interested in what is happening in our specialty.

This year, 785 abstracts chosen from the over 1,080 submitted for EuroPCR 2018 are now available online. Together, they represent the work of the more than 700 authors who took the time to submit and the PCR Scientific Committee and graders who had the difficult challenge of deciding which ones were of the quality and content to fit the needs of participants - educating, inspiring and leading clinical practice.

Dr Nicolas Dumonteil, a member of the selection committee, described these scientific abstracts as "the very essence of EuroPCR: a forum for interventional cardiologists to present their work to their peers, a place where they will learn 'by, with and for' their colleagues who will be coming from throughout the world". The Scientific Committee of EuroPCR 2018 was impressed by the diversity and openness of the authors and their willingness to share their experience with others - a testimony to the creativity of our community worldwide and the dynamic and engaging discussions that promise to be the hallmark of this year's Course.

EuroPCR 2018 is dedicated to ensuring that knowledge and clinical experience are shared in the most effective ways. To do this, besides being available online in the Abstract Book published by EuroPCR, the Abstracts will be presented during the Course in a wide variety of formats that optimise their usefulness, increasing their value for the authors and participants.

These include:

The EuroPCR Discerning Eye - selected abstracts illustrating the diversity and quality of EuroPCR 2018

In the field of coronary interventions

Radial vs. femoral access in patients with ACS undergoing invasive management: pre-specified subgroup analysis from the VALIDATE-SWEDEHEART trial.
Elmir Omerovic

Mechanistic effects of coronary intravascular lithotripsy in severe coronary artery calcification by OCT: disrupt coronary artery disease OCT.
Ali Ziad et al.

Selective CRP apheresis as a new treatment option in AMI: first results of the CAMI1 study.
Wolfgang Ries et al.

In the field of interventions for valvular disease

Impact of device landing zone calcification on paravalvular regurgitation after TAVR with different next-generation devices.
Victor Mauri et al.

Incidence of long-term structural valve dysfunction and bioprosthetic valve failure after TAVR.
Giuliano Costa et al.

Facts in brief

Dates to remember:

  • EuroPCR: 22-25 May 2018

  • PCR Innovators Day: 21 May 2018 - A rare moment to network with all the players in the field - whether inventors, doctors, industry or investors - an essential building block for the continued evolution of our practice.

  • EAPCI Fellows Course: 21-22 May 2018 - Starting a day before the EuroPCR Course, designed "By & For" young interventionalists.

  • Stent Save a Life! Forum: 21 May 2018 - The next step in the success story that was the Stent for Life programme, Stent Save a Life! allows this life-changing initiative to expand globally.


For any press-related inquiries, please contact -
EuroPCR Press Coordinator, Isabelle Uzielli:

Register and attend EuroPCR 2018 as a journalist -
Press registration for EuroPCR is open to accredited journalists, free of charge. Journalists must hold a valid press card and/or provide a letter of assignment from a recognised publication. To register as press go to

EuroPCR press releases -
EuroPCR press releases can be found at

Attend press briefings -
For the press briefing schedule check

EuroPCR abstracts -
Abstracts are available online at


What is EuroPCR?

EuroPCR is the world-leading Course in interventional cardiovascular medicine, and the official annual meeting of the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

In addition to this flagship course in Paris, PCR offers a large range of many other educational meetings and resources for the continuing education of the interventional cardiovascular community. These include major annual Courses across the globe, E-Learning with high-profile PCR Webinars, Courses specifically dedicated to valvular heart disease, tailor-made PCR Seminars on specific topics, online resources and medical publications such as EuroIntervention, the official journal of the EAPCI.

For more information, please visit: and follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #EuroPCR

Gateways to all PCR activities are available on

For further information, please contact Célia Vilà:


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