EMJ Interventional Cardiology 10 [Supplement 1] . 2022

Calcific lesions, if not adequately pre-dilated, can prevent the successful expansion of a stent during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In this series of educational videos, experts explained the importance of treating calcium, and the role of intravascular imaging to improve procedural success. Presentations included the optimal use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), when and how to use techniques such as rotational atherectomy (RA), and how to approach challenging cases such as nodular calcified lesions or bifurcation lesions.