Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains the cornerstone of contemporary interventional practice.
However, patients are getting sicker and their lesions are
getting increasingly complex. How can you achieve the best
outcomes even in the most challenging cases?
Participating in the Coronary Track at the SCAI 2017
Scientific Sessions in New Orleans will provide you with
everything you need to achieve what matters most: providing the best possible clinical care to your patients.
LIVE CASES, SO YOU CAN IMMERSE YOURSELF
IN THE ACTION!
Back by popular demand, live cases will be broadcast
at SCAI 2017. Come see live decision-making and techniques in a
CASE-BASED PRESENTATION AND
SCAI Coronary Track sessions are designed with the patient at
center stage. Real-life scenarios will be presented and diagnostic
treatment options will be discussed in-depth. The most current data,
techniques, and equipment from intravascular imaging to optimal
pharmacotherapy will be presented and discussed. Participants will
leave with increased confidence that they are practicing 2017 state-of-the-art interventional cardiology.
FULL-DAY CHIP SYMPOSIUM
Complex and Higher Risk Indicated Procedures (CHIP) are
here to stay. Learn how to approach chronic total occlusion (CTO),
bifurcations, thrombus, left main, heavily calcified, balloon
uncrossable and balloon undilatable lesions. Attendees will
learn the basic principles and algorithms to successfully tackle
complexity. Understand how to treat the shock patient, and
when and how to use hemodynamic support. Whether you
become a CTO operator or not, the techniques you will learn
will translate to many other non-CTO, non-CHIP settings.
The highly successful SCAI Transradial Interventional Pro-gram-Vascular Access Safety Course (TRIP-VASC) symposium
will review the latest news in optimizing access site selection
and troubleshooting. Whether you are a radialist or a femoral-ist, the TRIP-VASC symposium has something for you.
WHAT IS THE ABSORBABLE SCAFFOLD? WHEN AND HOW
YOU SHOULD USE IT
The introduction of the absorbable scaffold has been a
major breakthrough in PCI, promising a metal-free vessel that
can remodel and react physiologically. Who should receive the
absorbable scaffold is an evolving concept and using it requires
careful attention to technique. SCAI 2017 will provide an in-
depth overview of this novel technology, helping you under-
stand when and how to use it.
HOW TO PREVENT AND TREAT COMPLICATIONS
We have to learn from the mistakes and misadventures
of others. Complication management is evolving. Learn
how to use fat and coils for perforations, autotransfuse the
pericardial blood, and get the covered stents where they
need to go. Learn what to do when you lose a stent and
when the guidewire gets entrapped or breaks off in the
coronary artery. As with an insurance policy, you will prefer
to never use these techniques, but if you need to use them,
you will surely be glad to have learned about them earlier.
AMPLE TIME TO NETWORK WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES AND
EXPERTS IN THE FIELD
The hallmark of SCAI is the stress-free, single location and intimate setting. At SCAI 2017, get all your questions answered. Meet
with your colleagues, and make new friends that share the same
interests and passion for PCI.
A strong emphasis of SCAI has always been to promote the safety
of not only the patient, but also the operator. SCAI 2017 will provide
additional guidance on how to minimize radiation injury and what
you can do to literally save your back!
If you perform coronary interventions, the SCAI 2017 Coronary
Track is the place for you. Come to New Orleans to benefit both
your patients and your practice – and have great fun along the way!
Emmanouil Brilakis, MD, PhD, FSCAI
SCAI 2017 Coronary Track Director
IF YOU PERFORM CORONARY
DON’T MISS THE SCAI
2017 CORONARY TRACK
SCAI 2017 PREVIEW