MicroPort<sup>®</sup> Attends 14th Cardiac Imaging & Cardiac Interventional Summit

Beijing, China – From July 21 to July 23, Shanghai MicroPort Medical (Group) Co., Ltd. ("MicroPort®") attended the 14th Cardiac Imaging & Cardiac Interventional Summit held in Beijing and hosted a case competition. Themed on "Collaboration, Innovation, Concentration, Intelligence," the congress focused on the latest advancement of cardiovascular imaging, precise treatment under the guidance of multimodal imaging, new technologies of coronary interventional treatment, as well as case studies and operation demonstrations.
 
The opening ceremony was chaired by Professor Yundai Chen of Chinese PLA General Hospital and "Princess CICI," a robot of Chinese PLA General Hospital which can work as a guiding-nurse to assist the physicians and help patients. Princess CICI had good interaction with Professor Chen and introduced the experts in attendance one by one. The appearance of Princess CICI demonstrated the main theme of the congress "Collaboration, Innovation, Concentration, Intelligence." The future development of cardiac imaging will leverage new technologies of cardiovascular imaging and intervention as well as artificial intelligence to expand the application of imaging technology in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and fundamental researches, and promote precise medicine.
 
On July 22, MicroPort® hosted a case competition and invited cardiologists from all over China to share and discuss the treatment of complex cases. The first half was co-chaired by Professor Qin Qin of Tianjin Chest Hospital, Professor Jincheng Guo of Beijing Luhe Hospital of Capital Medical University, Professor Yu Wang of Chinese PLA General Hospital, and Professor Jiancheng Xiu of Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University. After fierce competition, the case "Accidental Stent Deformation in the Treatment of RCA Bifurcation Lesion" by Professor Guowei Zhou of Shanghai General Hospital won the first place. The second part was co-chaired by Professor Jinghua Liu of Beijing Anzhen Hospital of Capital Medical University, Professor Zhexun Lian of the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Professor Dongxing Ma of Wujing Hospital, Professor Jiancheng Xiu of Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, and Professor Zhijun Sun of Chinese PLA General Hospital. In the end, the case "Treatment of Left Main Bifurcation Lesions under the Guidance of IVUS" by Professor Tao Tian of Fuwai Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences took the crown.
 
Since 2016, MicroPort® hosted the case competition in various national-level congresses such as South China International Congress of Cardiology and Oriental Congress of Cardiology, and has received positive feedback. Such activity builds an academic platform for experts to learn from each other and achieve progress by discussing and sharing the treatment of complex cases. In the future, MicroPort® will continue to organize similar academic activities to promote the diagnosis and treatment technology of interventional cardiology and benefit more domestic patients.