Structural Heart Disease Council—Chairs' Report | SCAI

Dear Colleagues, 
It is a tremendous honor and privilege to lead the SCAI SHD Council. As our field evolves with lightning speed, the members of this council work tirelessly on behalf of SHD interventionalists and our patients. Here are some of the major initiatives of the SHD Council: 
Official SCAI SHD Documents: The SHD Council has championed the 2022 SCAI PFO Guidelines and the recently published 2023 LAAC Expert Consensus Statement in collaboration with ACC, HRS, and SCCT. Other guidelines using the GRADE methodology and expert consensus statements are in progress. 

Disparities Initiative: The SHD Council supports an initiative to train women and minority cardiologists in SHD intervention to bring those interventions to women and minority patients.   

SHD Training Catalog: Following the publication of the 2023 ACC/AHA/SCAI Advanced Training Statement on Interventional Cardiology, the SHD Council is building a catalog of SHD training programs and the specific procedural training they offer per the requirements of the new Training Statement. 

Website: SHD specialist resources include regular news, research updates, and challenging case video presentations from interventionalists and fellows-in-training.   
Thank you so much to the SHD Council, SCAI staff, and the entire SCAI community for their support and hard work in advancing the field of structural heart disease intervention! 

Andrew M. Goldsweig, MD, MS, FSCAI 
Chair, SCAI SHD Council 
Paul D. Mahoney, MD, FSCAI 
Co-Chair, SCAI SHD Council 

Recently Published Specialist Resources for Structural Heart Disease

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