Dr. John Webb

John Webb

Interventional cardiologist / Cardiologist
St. Paul's Hospital - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dr. John Webb has been an early pioneer in a host of many different interventional cardiology procedures. He was fascinated by the heart as it was a ‘moveable part which could be held in the hand and fixed.
 
His contributions to the development and advancement of TAVI and the management of other structural and valvular diseases have been enormous, helping render the TAVI procedure, initially requiring an antegrade, transseptal approach, a much easier procedure for others to adopt. John first collaborated with Edwards in their Pre-PVT acquisition Patriot System project—which was a self-expanding nitinol transfemoral TAVI system. He then continued to work very closely with Edwards Lifesciences developing and improving several retrograde approach delivery systems and iterations for their balloon-expandable valve. His center was the first to do a retrograde approach TAVI with the Cribier-Edwards valve, as well as the first transapical TAVI procedure. He also did the first balloon-expandable valve-in-valve procedures for aortic, mitral, tricuspid and pulmonary valve procedures.
 
Dr. Webb grew up in Vancouver and received his medical degree from the University of British Columbia. He lived in Europe for three years, trained in Toronto for three years and spent two years as a Canadian Heart Foundation fellow at UCSF in California. John returned to St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver in 2000.  John is constantly traveling around the globe, sharing learnings and proctoring physicians on TAVI and other procedures. He has now installed a new Virtual Teaching Laboratory, which allows him to also share his experience and help teach people while staying closer to home.

Latest contributions

Bioprosthetic valve failure and structural deterioration – New definitions and treatment options

26 Sep 2017 – From PCR London Valves 2017

Top 3 Clinical Cases

25 Sep 2017 – From PCR London Valves 2017

Consult this session from PCR London Valves 2017 on the Top 3 Clinical cases and find out who this year's winner is between:

Percutaneous transcatheter tricuspid repair in a patient with a failing De Vega annuloplastyFirst percutaneous leadless pacemaker implantation and transcatheter tricuspid valve repair for lead-associated severe tricuspid regurgitationToolbox - Simultaneous double transseptal access for direct annuloplasty and edge-to-edge repair for treatment of severe functional mitral regurgitation

Late-breaking TAVI trials

25 Sep 2017 – From PCR London Valves 2017

A TF TAVI with Acurate Neo valve

25 Sep 2017 – From PCR London Valves 2017

Consult this session on a TF TAVI with Acurate Neo valve, with LIVE demonstration from St Thomas' Hospital London, UK.

Clinical case
An 85-year-old with severe aortic stenosis:

- Cerebral protection
- Acurate Neo TF implanted
- Angio and TTE assessments

Introduction to the PCR London Valves 2017 Aortic track - The key questions in TAVI: where are we in 2017?

25 Sep 2017 – From PCR London Valves 2017

Transcatheter mitral valve replacement: new valves and experiences

20 May 2015 – From EuroPCR 2015

Consult this session on innovation in new valves and experiences in transcatheter mitral valve replacement.

TAVI: clinical outcomes after new generation valve implantation (part I)

21 Sep 2015 – From PCR London Valves 2015

Late-breaking trials

21 Sep 2015 – From PCR London Valves 2015

Dr. Alec Vahanian

Chairperson

Alec Vahanian
Dr. John Webb

Chairperson

John Webb

Mitral valve intervention

18 May 2016 – From EuroPCR 2016

Consult the session video on mitral valve intervention, which includes a LIVE demonstration from Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, Bern University Hospital - Bern, Switzerland.

Clinical Case

A 64-year-old female with progressive dyspnea on exertion:

Dilative cardiopathySevere functionnal MR2 Clips implanted with 2- and 3D- guidance
Michael Haude

Chairperson

Michael Haude
Philip MacCarthy

Chairperson

Philip MacCarthy

New-generation TAVI devices: outcome from registries

17 May 2016 – From EuroPCR 2016

Philip MacCarthy

Chairperson

Philip MacCarthy

Transcatheter therapy for mitral regurgitation: emerging techniques

21 May 2015 – From EuroPCR 2015

Helge Moellmann

Chairperson

Helge Moellmann

Ongoing dilemmas with TAVI

30 Sep 2014 – From PCR London Valves 2014

Chairperson

Todd Dewey
David Hildick-Smith

Chairperson

David Hildick-Smith

Transcatheter mitral valve intervention – Opportunities and challenges

30 Sep 2014 – From PCR London Valves 2014

Georg Nickenig

Chairperson

Georg Nickenig
Dr. John Webb

Chairperson

John Webb

Transcatheter therapies for mitral regurgitation

17 Sep 2013 – From PCR London Valves 2013

What is the known unknown about TAVI?

16 Sep 2013 – From PCR London Valves 2013

Prof. Alain Cribier

Chairperson

Alain Cribier

Chairperson

Neil Moat