This program offers interventionalists guidance on how to treat the growing population of very complex patients. In addition to reviewing updated guidelines and recent clinical data for high-risk PCI, experts will provide insight into patient selection, percutaneous access, and the need for hemodynamic support during high-risk procedures. They will also offer tips on setting up a protected PCI program and discuss case-based treatment strategies.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, attendees will be able to:
  1. Recognize the emerging demand for complex PCI
  2. Understand the finer points of optimal patient  selection and management
  3. Know when and how best to provide hemodynamic support

Target Audience

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

Activity Evaluation

Evaluation by questionnaire will address content, presentation, possible bias, and future educational needs.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. Commercial support from industry does not influence educational content, faculty selection, and/or faculty presentations and therefore, does not compromise the scientific integrity of the educational activity.

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.

Faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation are required to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. Faculty in noncompliance with this policy are not permitted to participate in this activity.

Program Sponsorship and Support

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

Sunshine Act

This activity is not CME accredited, and therefore the supporter is required, under the Sunshine Act, to report the support given to this program, 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 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.