PCI Without On-Site Surgical Backup—Update | SCAI

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of these activities, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key changes made in the expert consensus update.
  • Describe the reduction in risk of PCI over time and the evidence of safety of various PCI subgroups in the non-cardiac surgery setting.  
  • Recognize the financial pressures behind ambulatory PCI including in the ambulatory surgical center setting.
  • List the capabilities of various medical facilities and their appropriateness for different patient subgroups.




  • Evidence Supporting PCI at No-SOS Centers 
  • Evolution of the PCI Practice Environment: How Surgical Backup went from Absolutely Essential to Rarely Necessary
  • Roundtable: Optimizing your Cath Lab Rescue Capabilities to make High-Risk Patients and Lesions Safe without SOS
  • Roundtable: Case Selection and Financial Pressures for PCI in Out-of-Hospital Settings: ASCs/OBLS
  • Q&A



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J. Dawn Abbott, MD, FSCAI

Distinguished Service Award Recipient
JSCAI Editorial Board
Program Chair
Committee Member
ELM Fellow (past)
ELM Mentor (current)
Cindy Grines 2020

Cindy L. Grines, MD, MSCAI

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


Accreditation Statement 

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation 

SCAI designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 medical knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.



Registration Information

Cost: Free



Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is currently undergoing the grant process for commercial support. 

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