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Ole De Backer

Interventional Cardiologist

Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen


Prof Ole De Backer is an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist working at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark and is an expert in structural heart interventions – among others transcatheter heart valve interventions, percutaneous left atrial appendage closure and thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Special areas of interest are the development and adoption of a fully percutaneous, minimal invasive approach for different structural heart interventions and the use of advanced cardiac imaging tools for planning and guidance of these interventions. He is actively involved and leading several research projects in the field of transcatheter heart valves and percutaneous left atrial appendage closure. 

Featured Courses

Getting it Right First Time in Severe Aortic Stenosis - Key insights for Long Term Success
  • 1.00 EBAC

Learning objectives

  • Recall current and predicted trends in TAVI with respect to preserving coronary access
  • Consider determining factors for choosing valves in low risk populations
  • Discuss solutions for maximising valve durability and haemodynamics and for treating degenerated TAVI
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