Coronary | SCAI


Anbukarasi Maran, MD, FSCAI

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Welcome to SCAI 2023. We have put together an appetizing PCI feast on the coronary track. We start with evidence-based reasons to do a procedure, move on to tips and tricks to do a procedure well, and finish with how to manage complications safely. We strive to honor the past and look forward to a very colorful future. SCAI has always focused on practical applications of skillsets – we have stayed true to that. Our topics are specific, but our faculty members are diverse. We hope SCAI 2023 is a cohesive & collaborative learning environment that leaves you wanting more.      

Arasi Maran, MD, FSCAI

Coronary Program Track Director


Geared toward the everyday, practical aspects of Cath lab care, this track covers both the routine and challenging cases met by practitioners. Designed to provide thoughtful algorithms and solutions to common challenges during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), this track will review the following:

  • Data for optimal treatment strategies 
  • Latest procedures and techniques 
  • Most recently published data in the field 
  • Algorithmic approaches to problems

Target Audience 

This track is of interest to people at all stages of their careers wanting to advance their technical skills and achieve optimal outcomes for their patients by filling in gaps in training and taking deep dives into the newest therapies and techniques. 

Learning Objectives

After attending, learners will be able to:

  • Define and develop approaches for high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions
  • Describe approaches to complex percutaneous coronary interventions, including the optimal uses and interpretations of hemodynamic measurements, adjunctive imaging, and physiology
  • Demonstrate how best to prevent, identify, and manage complications during coronary angiography and interventions

Topics Covered

As the interventional community takes on increasingly challenging cases and advances the field with novel data, practitioners must gain experience with the following: 

  • Applying coronary revascularization guideline updates to clinical practice 
  • Synthesizing the latest data on antiplatelet therapy and high-bleeding risk patients 
  • Contemporary acute coronary syndrome management in the cath lab 
  • Using physiology and imaging to optimize interventions and reduce undesirable outcomes 
  • Optimal step-by-step approaches to intervening in bifurcations 
  • How to detect and modify coronary calcification and manage complications stemming from the treatment of calcified coronary arteries 
  • Chronic total occlusion program-building, skill-building, latest tips and tools, and complication management 
  • Cardiogenic shock management 
  • Inserting, managing, and removing large-bore hemodynamic support devices via femoral or alternative access sites to support high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention 
  • Managing coronary complications of transcatheter aortic valve replacement, access site complications, and coronary intervention complications

This track takes a practical approach to expand practitioner skillsets, including "step-by-step" technical workshops; tips and tricks; and integrated, real-life cases presented by experts. This track will engage audience members by discussing the trends and challenges in coronary interventions.


Featured Sessions
Deconstructing Coronary Bifurcation PCI
Ischemic Heart Disease Council—Meet the Leaders
Learn, Develop and Connect at SCAI 2023 Scientific Sessions

May 18 - 20, 2023

Phoenix, Arizona