Stroke prevention in interventional cardiology is a unique portion of an interventional cardiologist practice given procedural indications are centered on prevention over acute therapy. In this webinar, learners will review best practices and state-of-the-art developments in the technical aspects of these procedures which require extreme precision given the focus on prevention. The information from the webinar can be applied to the cath lab to further minimize the risk of ASDPFO and LAA closure and improve the patient experience.


Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss case examples of what can be known with TEE and not CT
  • Analyze an algorithm to assess devices for LAA closure
  • Plan to manage an ASD in the setting of pulmonary hypertension
  • Recognize where your device is likely to embolize, and how your approach differs with each location
  • Manage ASD and PFO patients pharmacologically post-implant



Agenda and Invited Faculty 

Moderator: James B. Hermiller, MD, MSCAI
Q&A Moderator: John M. Lasala, MD, PhD, MSCAI
Panelists: Kimberly Atianzar, MD; Megan Coylewright, MD, FSCAI; Allison G. Dupont, MD, FSCAI; Jacqueline Saw, MD, FSCAI; Poonam Velagapudi, MD, FSCAI

  • TEE vs ICE in LAAC, Mukta C. Srivastava, MD, FSCAI
  • LAAC Step by Step: Cutting Edge Devices, Jacqueline Saw, MD, FSCAI
  • ASDs and Pulmonary Hypertension: Who to Close and How to Close, Zahid Amin, MD, MSCAI
  • Device Embolization: How to Avoid/How to Retrieve, David T. Balzer, MD, FSCAI
  • Special Cases in PFO Closure: Managing Afib and Hypercoagulable Patients, Andrew Michael Goldsweig, MD, FSCAI
  • PFOs: Indications Beyond Stroke Prevention, Andrew Michael Goldsweig, MD, FSCAI


Accreditation Statement

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


Credit Designation

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. 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 1.5 medical knowledge MOC points 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.


Successful Completion

Watch the content and complete the evaluation to complete credit. 



Registration Information

Cost: Free

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