CTO Club

 Course Objectives

The CTO Club in 2021 was held online because of impact of COVID-19. Now, a half a year later, the number of COVID-19 cases of the Omicron variant are increasing worldwide. In Japan, the COVID-19 cases had been kept as a small number within last year, but the number of cases per a day has been on the increase as we welcomed the new year. In the circumstances, we cannot predict the situation in future and the meeting format is not yet confirmed; however, we have decided to hold the 22nd CTO Club from June 17 to 18, 2022 in either onsite, online or hybrid of both.

Even under this COVID-19 pandemic, variety of innovative techniques and improvement of devices have been progressed here in Japan. The success rate of CTO-PCI is already over 90 %, but we have not achieved the 100% success rate because of lesion characteristics which prevent successful treatments, such as heavily calcified lesions, bent lesions and widely occluded lesions.

We are planning to introduce how effective new techniques and devices against these lesions at Live Case Transmissions and share them with all over the world in the CTO Club this time. We believe that sharing the information regarding CTO-PCI will help successful patient treatment around the globe, and whatever the meeting format, we expect the CTO Club to be a source of the information.

Last but not least, we are looking forward to seeing you at the 22nd CTO Club in 2022.


Course Directors

Yuji Hamazaki
Ootakanomori Hospital

Yasumi Igarashi
Sapporo-Kosei General Hospital

Wataru Nagamatsu
Hokusetsu General Hospital

Kenya Nasu
Toyohashi Heart Center

Yuji Oikawa
The Cardiovascular Institute

Atsunori Okamura
Sakurabashi Watanabe Hospital

Hiroyuki Tanaka
Kurashiki Central Hospital

Etsuo Tsuchikane
Toyohashi Heart Center

Takafumi Tsuji
Kusatsu Heart Center

Junji Yajima
The Cardiovascular Institute

Ryohei Yoshikawa
Sanda City Hospital

International Course Directors

Emmanouil Brilakis
Minneapolis Heart Institute

Jiyan Chen
Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases
[People’s Republic of China]

Scott Harding
Wellington Hospital
[New Zealand]

Paul Hsien-Li Kao
National Taiwan University Medical School & Hospital
[Taiwan, R.O.C.]

Kambis Mashayekhi
University Heartcenter Freiburg - Bad Krozingen

Eugene Brian Wu
Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong
[Hong Kong]

Honorary Co-directors

Yasushi Asakura
Hakujikai Memorial Hospital

Osamu Katoh

Eisho Kyo
Kusatsu Heart Center

Masahiko Ochiai
Showa University, Northern Yokohama Hospital

Satoru Otsuji
Higashi Takarazuka Satoh Hospital

Takahiko Suzuki
Toyohashi Heart Center

Kinzo Ueda
Takase Clinic

Masahisa Yamane
Saitama Sekishinkai Hospital


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 Future Meetings

CTO Club supported by Complex Cardiovascular Therapeutics

The 22nd CTO Club in 2022
June 17 Fri. – 18 Sat., 2022

The 23rd CTO Club in 2023
June 9 Fri. – 10 Sat., 2023

Complex Cardiovascular Therapeutics (CCT)

October 27 Thu. - 29 Sat., 2022
Kobe International Exhibition Hall, Portopia Hotel, Kobe, Japan