This webinar focuses on defining complex CAD. 

While the terms “complex CAD” or “high-risk CAD” have not been formally defined, they encompass both complex anatomic lesions and clinical parameters including advanced age, frailty, comorbidities, compromised hemodynamic status, depressed ventricular function, and concomitant valvular disease. Such features increase both the procedural complexity of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and the risk of adverse patient outcomes.  

Precise guidance for managing this growing group of patients is lacking so this webinar will also discuss how engaging the HEART team in discussion can help facilitate decision making and provide better patient outcomes.  


  • Introduction, Dr. Riley
  • Defining the Complex, Higher-Risk CAD Population, Dr. Kirtane
  • A HEART Team Approach to Treating Complex CAD, Dr. Jaffer
  • Surgical Turndowns, Dr. Yeh
  • Discussion with Dr. Lombardi


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 1.0 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 1.0 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.