Coronary

Overview 

Geared towards the everyday, practical aspects of Cath lab care, this track covers both the routine and challenging cases encountered by practitioners. It will review the: 

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

Target Audience 

This track is of interest to people at all stages of their career 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 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, it is imperative that practitioners gain experience with: 

  • 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 on bifurcations  
  • How to detect and modify coronary calcification, and manage complications stemming from treatment of calcified coronary arteries  
  • Chronic total occlusion program-building, skill-building, latest tips and tools, and complication management 
  • Evaluating microvascular function and vasospasm invasively 
  • 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. The track was designed to engage audience members through discussion of trends and challenges in coronary interventions.  

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