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We extend a warm invitation to all of you to attend SCAI 2024 Scientific Sessions.

A comprehensive agenda, meticulously tailored to update PCI operators on the latest in interventional cardiology, awaits you.

As always, SCAI strives to deliver a highly practical educational experience.

Beginning with a thorough review of SCAI’s 2024 Expert Consensus Statement on Imaging-Guided PCI, the agenda moves on to high-risk PCI, contemporary Cath Lab challenges, lives cases, CTO PCI, challenging patient and lesion subsets, and step-by-step demonstration of complication management.

The diverse program faculty embodies SCAI’s mission to celebrate diversity and inclusivity and promote a highly collegial and collaborative environment for learning. 

Jayant Bagai MD, MMHC, FSCAI

Coronary Program Track Director


The meeting intends to further improve the operator’s skill sets for both routine and complex PCI. The aim is to teach attendees how to be smarter, safer, and versatile operators equipped to problem-solve, troubleshoot, and manage complications. Expert operators and faculty will share tips and tricks developed over years of practice and evidence-based best practices. The SCAI 2024 Coronary track covers:

  • The new SCAI Expert Consensus Document on Imaging-Guided Approach to Coronary Calcium
  • A review of the latest evidence-based data and seminal clinical trials in interventional cardiology
  • Illustrations of technical and procedural aspects based on live and presented cases
  • Step-by-step demonstrations of complication management


Target Audience 

The Coronary Track will interest PCI operators in all stages of their careers looking to improve their skills further, acquire new and niche skills, develop programs, collaborate in research and clinical endeavors, and update their knowledge of the latest advances in the field. 


Learning Objectives

After attending this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify what they are looking at when using intracoronary imaging and put that knowledge to practical use to improve PCI outcomes.
  • Become comfortable tackling coronary calcification using different devices and algorithms for calcium management.
  • Examine the nuances of high-risk PCI, including the surgical turn-down patient, MCS devices, and the evidence for their use.
  • Manage PCI complications through an algorithmic and logical approach. 

Topics Covered

Today’s interventional cardiologists must be prepared to treat a complex and aging patient population while applying the latest evidence, understanding new devices and data, and using imaging and physiology smartly for the best outcomes. To that end, this program covers the following contemporary topics:

  • Knowing how to interpret IVUS and OCT images pre- and post-PCI.
  • Using imaging, algorithms, niche devices, and data to deal with coronary calcification.
  • Case selection, procedural planning, troubleshooting, and complication management during high-risk PCI.
  • Management of cardiogenic shock in and out of the Cath Lab using different MCS devices.
  • Assessment of microvascular function, vulnerable plaque, coronary physiology, and in-stent restenosis.
  • How to become a better CTO operator and learn from the experts.
  • Management of challenging lesion and patient subtypes such as advanced renal disease, SCAD, post-TAVR, PAD, high-bleeding risk, and recurrent ISR.
  • Recognition and step-by-step management of the most dreaded coronary and access complications.

This track is specifically intended to be highly practical and interactive. By learning from each other and striving to improve PCI quality, we can make a real difference in our patient’s lives. We encourage enthusiastic audience interaction and participation during these talks. This program and track represent a unique learning opportunity in three action-packed days amongst our close-knit Interventional community.

Featured Sessions
Coronary Live Cases
How To: Step-by-Step Complication Management
Imaging Guided Approach to Coronary Calcium: Application of the SCAI Consensus Document
Learn, Develop, and Connect at SCAI 2024 Scientific Sessions

May 2 - 4, 2024

Long Beach, California