OVERVIEW

This program is geared toward the interventionalist seeking to better understand complex PCI in the modern era. Presentations will address treatment of left main disease, chronic total occlusions, long lesions, bifurcation lesions, “small vessels,” and saphenous vein grafts. In addition, participants will learn how to manage challenging patient subsets, such as those with advanced heart failure and depressed LVEF, as well as how to provide optimal hemodynamic support. Expert faculty will offer insights into selecting devices and patients, optimizing technique, and overcoming difficult anatomy. The latest clinical data and guidelines for complex, higher-risk procedures also will be reviewed. Finally, attendees will learn how to build a CHIP (complex and higher-risk indicated patients) program at their own institution.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This educational activity is designed for practicing US and Canadian interventional cardiologists involved in the management of patients with cardiovascular disease requiring hemodynamic support.

ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Evaluation by questionnaire will address content, presentations, and future educational needs.

OFF-LABEL PRODUCT USAGE

Discussion of off-label product usage is made at the sole discretion of the faculty. Off-label product discussion and usage is not endorsed by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation or the course directors of this activity.

PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT

This program is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and supported through a grant from ABIOMED, Inc. The Cardiovascular Research Foundation ensures that its programs are educational and meet the needs of the target audience.

PARTICIPATION

Only practicing US and Canadian interventional cardiologists are eligible to participate. Travel and hotel support will be provided to accepted applicants who fully participate in the program per the acceptance guidelines. There is no cost to apply. This program is not CME accredited.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this program, participants should be able to: 

  • Confidently treat patients with complex lesions
  • Handle difficult anatomy or clinical characteristics
  • Establish a CHIP program

SUNSHINE ACT COMPLIANCE

This activity is not CME accredited, and therefore the supporter is required under the Sunshine Act (as part of the Affordable Care Act) to track and report all payments and transfers of value to US licensed physicians, including meals and expenses that are provided to you. In order to help supporters comply with the Sunshine Act, the names and contact information of all US and Canadian licensed physicians participating in this function will be provided to the supporter of this program. The information provided will be used for reporting purposes only.

Should you partake in this program, you will be reported as part of the Sunshine Act submission and will appear on the CMS Open Payments website on the next reporting cycle.

VERMONT-LICENSED HCPs

Vermont laws prohibit this program from providing any complimentary food, meals, or refreshments to healthcare professionals licensed by and regularly practicing in Vermont. Accordingly, healthcare professionals licensed by and practicing in Vermont are requested not to apply for this program.