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TCTAP Wrap-up Interviews

Here the most debated issues will be discussed in an interactive way. TCTAP 2018 Wrap-up Interviews are 30-minute moderated interview sessions in open studio.

The purpose of these interviews is to address professional knowledge and experience on selected topics in details with world’s leading experts in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Distinguished experts will provide various aspects of the selected topics and exchange lessons learned through open discussions.

Participants at TCTAP 2018 are able to watch the interview during the meeting not only in designated spots but also via TCTAP Webcast ( and TCTAP mobile application in real time.

The finished interviews will be broadcast on our websites at,, and TCTAP mobile application.

Sunday, April 29

Time Topics Moderators Interviewees
11:30 AM ~ 12:00 PM Left Main & Non-Left Main Bifurcation PCI: Technique or Concept Thierry Lefevre David E. Kandzari
Yves R. Louvard
Duk-Woo Park
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM DES & New BRS Patrick W. Serruys Takeshi Kimura
Tullio Palmerini
Chuck Simonton
4:00 PM ~ 4:30 PM Role of Coronary Imaging Gary S. Mintz Takashi Akasaka
Akiko Maehara
Evelyn Regar

Monday, April 30

Time Topics Moderators Interviewees
8:40 AM ~ 9:10 AM CTO: To Open or Not to Open Gerald Werner Paul Hsien-Li Kao
Seung-Whan Lee
Kambis Mashayekhi
9:30 AM ~ 10:00 AM TAVR: Current Status and Future Perspectives Eberhard Grube Vinayak Bapat
Owen Christopher Raffel
John Graydon Webb
10:30 AM ~ 11:00 AM Non-vitamin K antagonist Oral Anticoagulants(NOACs) in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease David J. Cohen Dominick J. Angiolillo
Tullio Palmerini
2:30 PM ~ 3:00 PM PCI vs. CABG in Left Main and MVD Patrick W. Serruys Marie-Claude Morice
Seung-Jung Park
Gregg W. Stone