Cath Labs Now: Providing Equitable Care—Managing Vulnerable Populations | SCAI



Data tracking the reach and severity of COVID-19 infections show: 

•    Overall infection rates are higher in communities of color
•    Hospitalization rates are 1.5 times higher for Hispanic and as much as 3.5 times higher for African Americans than for Non-Hispanic whites

As we learn more about COVID-19, these differences appear related to disparities in socio-economic status, resource availability, and access to healthcare.  

If COVID-19 is a cardiovascular disease as suggested by growing evidence that it primarily affects the endothelium with changes in the membrane accounting for respiratory and GI pathology as well as clotting, cardiomyopathy and arrhythmias, what are the implications for interventional cardiology practice and the treatment of COVID-19 patients requiring invasive cardiovascular care?

Join a distinguished panel including Drs. Garratt, Grines, Henry, Mehran, Fakorede, and Batchelor as they discuss the work of Seconds Still Count and the NACMI Registry; and disparities in access to care and interventional cardiology procedures for diverse populations. 




Moderators: Drs. Grines and Garratt

7:00-7:03 p.m.

Introduction, Dr. Garratt

7:03-7:11 p.m.

Seconds Still Count and NACMI Registry, Dr. Grines

7:11-7:16 p.m. Discussion
7:16-7:24 p.m.

Historical Disparities of Care Across CAD in Diverse Populations, Dr. Mehran

7:24-7:29 p.m.


7:29-7:37 p.m. PAD and Amputee Disparities, Dr. Fakorede
7:37-7:42 p.m. Discussion
7:42-7:50 p.m.

Heart Valve Procedures and Disparities, Dr. Batchelor

7:50-7:59 p.m. Panel Discussion: What Has COVID Taught Us? Takeaways
7:59-8:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks, Dr. Grines
Cindy Grines 2020

Cindy L. Grines, MD, MSCAI

SCAI Past President
Distinguished Service Award Recipient
JSCAI Associate Editor
Council Member
ELM Mentor (current)

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants from Medtronic. No in-kind commercial support was received.

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