HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Valencia, Spain or Virtually from your home or work.

4th Edition of Cardiology World Conference

September 18-20, 2022 | Hybrid Event

September 18 -20, 2023 | Valencia, Spain
Cardio 2023

Sarmad Raza

Sarmad Raza, Speaker at Cardiology Conferences
Medical Teaching Institute, Pakistan
Title : Clinical outcomes of unprotected left main stem stenting: An observational single-centre study


Objective: To know the clinical outcomes of percutaneous intervention (PCI) with drug eluting stents (DES) in patients with unprotected left main stem disease. Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: This single-center, prospective, observational study was conducted on 133 patients, who underwent PCI using DES to an unprotected LMS at Kuwait teaching Hospital Peshawar, between 2018 to 2022. Patients were followed through either OPD/Clinic visit or telephone contact at 30 days and annually after the procedure. A heart team, including an interventional cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon, scrutinized all the patients for eligibility for either percutaneous or surgical intervention. Ethical Committee approval was granted by the Institutional Ethics committee. Findings: At 1month follow up, the composite end point occurred in 13 (11.58%) patients, whereas individual secondary end points including death from all-cause mortality was reported in 5 (4.7%), stroke in 1 (0.9 %), MI in 4 (3.73 %) and repeat vascularization in 3 (2.25%) patients. The annual incidence of composite end point occurred in 27.58%patients, whereas individual secondary end points including death from all-cause mortality was reported in 10 (8.27%), stroke in 3 (2.25 %), MI in 09 (6.76%) and repeat vascularization in 11 (10.3%) patients. Conclusion & Significance: PCI to LMS can be performed safely in centers having no cardiac surgery backup and newer imaging modalities with results comparable to the centers having the luxury of such facilities, provided that operators are skilled enough with sufficient expertise and knowledge.

Audience Take Away

  • Understand the significance of unprotected left main stem percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) as a treatment option for patients with coronary artery disease and its impact on patient outcomes.
  • Implications of unprotected left main stem PCI research for clinical practice and patient outcomes, including recommendations for treatment selection and management.
  • Identify areas for future research and development in the field of unprotected left main stem PCI, including the need for larger and more diverse patient populations, longer-term follow-up, and comparative effectiveness studies.
  • Communicate key findings and limitations of the research article to the audience and explain their relevance to clinical practice.


Sarmad Raza, a native of Mardan, Pakistan, graduated from Khyber Medical College Peshawar in 2017 and was awarded the best house officer in the medicine unit during his internship. He is now pursuing postgraduate training in adult cardiology at the Mardan Medical Complex, where he has contributed to annual audit reports, established a medical journal, and presented at clinicopathological conferences. Sarmad has won several quiz competitions and presented a case at the local chapter of the Pakistan Society of Intervention Cardiology. He is a skilled and dedicated medical professional with a passion for research and patient care.