Advanced Coronary Intervention Course at BCH


Expert interventional cardiologists from across Europe travelled to Belfast this week to learn advanced interventional cardiology techniques from Dr Colm Hanratty and Dr Simon Walsh.


The two-day course focused on the management of chronic total coronary occlusions (CTO) one of the most challenging groups of patients in cardiology. Eight patients were treated over the two days with excellent procedural success in every case.


Dr Colm Hanratty said “The success of the course was due to the combined skills of our clinical cath lab team, procedure ward team, administrative team and IT Department. We believe that this is the model that will be used in ongoing consultant and in fact trainee education”

The team anticipate running similar courses on a yearly or twice-yearly basis in the future