Christian Vande Velde – Internationally known Olympic, Tour de France, Giro de Italia, Tour of California and Tour of Colorado Champion. Once a support rider for superstars like Lance Armstrong, Christian is now one of America's elite cyclists and the rider his current team calls on to have the most successful outcomes. Attendees will learn very quickly that Christian's story is very similar to Avinger and the Ocelot. A select group of individuals will have a chance to hear how all of Christian's hard work, commitment to his cause and ability to always take the high-road led him to where he is today, sitting on the top! It's attributes like these that Avinger has built its foundation and why were are proud to partner with a soon-to-be hall of fame inductee.
At this symposium, Dr. Arne Schwindt from Muenster Germany, and our very own Dr. John B. Simpson save a patients leg from amputation while using the Ocelot CTO Crossing Catheter. Christian Vande Velde set the tone for the symposium as he takes us on a journey full of adversity and perseverance.
This patient will walk again and Christian will surely ride again! Special thanks to Dr. Sean Janzer, Dr. Matt Selmon, Dr. Greg Robertson and Dr. Paul Yock for helping us with this first ever live case transmission at TCT 2011.
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