Congenital | SCAI


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Join Me in Long Beach, California

With the rapid development of new transcatheter devices and techniques for treating congenital heart disease, I’m excited about this year’s CHD track.

The sessions and live cases will focus on a broad range of topics, beginning with the basics (invasive hemodynamics) and progressing to the more unusual (i.e., interventions in middle aortic syndrome). In addition, we will cover many of the hottest topics in interventional cardiology. 

David T. Balzer, MD, FSCAI

Congenital Heart Disease Track Director


This track is dedicated to congenital interventional cardiology and will employ didactic and case-based sessions to enhance expertise through collaborative and interactive learning. Attendees will acquire take-home knowledge for navigating complex cases, maximizing procedural success, and minimizing complications.  

Target Audience  

This track will appeal to trainees, early-career physicians, and experienced practitioners of congenital interventional cardiology.

Learning Objectives 

After attending SCAI Scientific Sessions, the learner will be able to:  

  • Describe invasive hemodynamic assessment of CHD 
  • Share tips and tricks for PDA stenting for ductal-dependent pulmonary blood flow
  • Discuss the approaches to tricuspid valve intervention in pts with CHD. 
  • Discuss the approaches and techniques for pulmonary vein stenosis
  • Share tips and tricks for implantation of self-expanding pulmonary valves

Topics Covered 

The congenital heart disease track in 2024 focuses on:

  • Invasive physiology
  • PDA stenting in ductal-dependent pulmonary blood flow
  • Complex CHD cases
  • Tricuspid valve interventions
  • Pulmonary vein stenosis
  • Pulmonary valve implantation
  • Atrial septal interventions
  • Pediatric pot pourri (unusual interventions in CHD)
  • I blew it session (case-based discussions of complications during CHD interventions)
Featured Sessions
PDA Stenting for Ductal Dependent Pulmonary Blood Flow
Pulmonary Valve Implantation
Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
Learn, Develop, and Connect at SCAI 2024 Scientific Sessions

May 2 - 4, 2024

Long Beach, California