Deborah’s Richard Kovach, MD., Returns from a Trip to China

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Kovach, who just returned from a teaching trip to China. In addition to teaching and lecturing, he also treated cases at three hospitals while there, including Tianjin Chest Hospital and Hebei No. 2 Provincial Hospital, where Dr. Kovach demonstrated percutaneous rotational coronary angioplasty using the Rotablator Rotational Atherectomy System. Dr. Kovach also performed coronary laser atherectomy cases at Anjen Hospital in Beijing. The procedures Dr. Kovach did were of particular instructional value in demonstrating single-operator use of these devices, which are new to China. Subsequent to Dr. Kovach’s “Rota Training,” his Chinese counterparts successfully treated six interventional cases. Dr. Kovach also gave lectures at two major cardiovascular meetings, including the “Great Wall” meeting in Beijing and “Endovascology” in Shanghai. Many thanks, Dr. Kovach, for sharing your expertise on an international level!