Structural | SCAI


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Every year, SCAI Scientific Sessions sharpens my skills and improves my daily practice by providing an update on the nuts-and-bolts of interventional cardiology.

Real-world clinicians share their experiences and practical advice. With new techniques and devices, dynamic debates, live cases, and camaraderie with friends and colleagues, old and new, SCAI is the go-to-meeting!

George Hanzel, MD, FSCAI

Structural Program Track Director

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The Structural Track provides clinicians and researchers with a comprehensive update on evidence-based practice and established and novel devices and techniques for treating structural heart disease. The skills and knowledge gained will help interventionalists develop the expertise necessary for today's practice and the evolving field of tomorrow. 

Its sessions will equip participants to practice at the highest level of up-to-date procedural care by focusing on actionable information with an agenda offering education in many styles, including literature reviews, case presentations, debates, and live cases. 

Target Audience

Structural Track offerings range from step-by-step technical instruction for up-and-coming operators to advanced explorations of emerging techniques for the most experienced operators. 

Learning Objectives 

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

  • Consider the challenges involved in the lifetime management of aortic stenosis.
  • Discuss the evidence behind contemporary controversies in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (e.g., TAVR vs. SAVR in young and low-risk patients, cerebral embolic protection, LAAC vs. NOAC in low-bleeding risk patients).
  • Appraise the data on transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement and application in challenging patient selection scenarios. 
  • Describe optimal left atrial appendage closure methods in terms of patient selection, peri-procedural imaging, complication recovery, and medication management. 
  • Explain the unmet need for the treatment of tricuspid regurgitation and understand the devices in the pipeline for transcatheter repair and replacement. 
  • Review imaging and practical considerations for ASD and VSD closure and mitral and aortic paravalvular leak closure. 
  • Discuss the avoidance and management of complications inherent to structural heart procedures.

Topics Covered

Speakers are chosen not only for their technical expertise but also for their skills as teachers and educators. These experts will present a series of practical, easy-to-follow sessions on an array of topics, and clinical trial leaders will discuss the latest advances and research shaping the field. 

Featured Sessions
Structural Live Cases
The TAVR Journey Navigating Lifelong Management and Overcoming Failure
Learn, Develop, and Connect at SCAI 2024 Scientific Sessions

May 2 - 4, 2024

Long Beach, California