Your partner in complex PCI

Complex PCI cases are becoming more common. Leading to an increased risk of adverse events.1

Procedural guidance and vessel preparation tailored to the patient’s needs may help you overcome some of the challenges of complex PCI and achieve better outcomes. 

Philips provides a portfolio of specialty coronary tools that enable safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of complex PCI cases. Explore the different morphologies seen in complex PCI cases and how these tools can help you succeed.

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Educating leaders in intravascular imaging and therapy excellence

Philips ELIITE Academy is focused on delivering high value and real-time strategic educational programs that meet the evolving needs of our customers.

To initiate your clinical pathway or register for one our cardiovascular US medical educational programs, please contact your local Philips representative.

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