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Announcing the fourth edition of PCR Tokyo Valves

PCR Tokyo Valves, the learning platform for sharing the best practice of Japan, the Asia Pacific region and beyond in valvular interventions, will be back at the JP Tower Hall & Conference, Chiyoda-ku from Feb. 15-17, 2019


2019, the year of Mitral -- Since the approval of MitraClip in April 2018 in Japan, the number of cases has registered a significant increase. It is therefore fundamental for the local percutaneous community to get on board with the techniques and innovations currently developing around this procedure. Hence, the Programme includes a special focus on edge-to-edge therapy with MitraClip, which is currently reaching its prime-time in the Asia Pacific region. The How should I treat and Learning sessions will offer ideal opportunities to apprehend MitraClip from A to Z, including potential complications, through a case-based approach.

TAVI for beginners and advanced -- TAVI naturally continues to occupy an important place in the Course's curriculum. As the Asian Pacific experience in TAVI reaches maturity, this year's sessions are devised to explore the expansion of the treatment to more complex patients and anatomies. For those who are just entering the field, beginner sessions will bring relevant and easy-to-apply tips and tricks.

Imaging techniques, key element for optimal procedures -- The Course is kicking off with an Imaging Day on Friday 15, 2:00 PM. Throughout the day, participants will be able to take part in case-based sessions exploring multi-modality imaging methods and striving to deliver key learnings on the use of such techniques in both aortic and mitral valve interventions.

A relevant Programme, made By and For the Japanese Heart Team -- Interventional Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, Imaging Specialists, Nurse and/or an Allied Professionals from the local percutaneous community will find relevant content within this year's comprehensive curriculum. Indeed, 35 abstracts and 86 clinical cases were submitted by community members, a great number of which were selected to be part of the Course Programme. Some sessions will even be held in the Japanese language. Yet, the international scope which characterises PCR Courses remains present. Collaborations with the European interventional field will be supported on this occasion by LIVE demonstrations transmitted from the Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud - Massy in France.


Key information:

Tokyo, Japan - JP Tower Hall & Conference, Chiyoda-ku
PCR Tokyo Valves - 15 - 17 February 2019

The detailed Course Programme is now available on the dedicated website You can also already join the conversation on Twitter using #PCRtokyo

About PCR

The mission of PCR is to serve the needs of each individual patient by helping the cardiovascular community to share knowledge, experience and practice.

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.

Gateways to all PCR activities are available on

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