The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
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WINTER 2017 www.SCAI.org
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Coronary physiology is an intricate part of interventional cardiology and the advancement of coronary intervention. With the medical
field constantly changing due to new medical technologies and
procedures, educating physicians and lab technicians on a consistent
basis is crucial to the advancement of the health care field.
“The interventional cardiologist is still very stimulated by opportunities to discover new things and take on new techniques,”
says Morton J. Kern, MD, MSCAI, who will deliver the Hildner
Lecture at the SCAI 2017 Scientific Sessions (SCAI 2017). Dr.
Kern’s Hildner Lecture will review the 30-year history of coronary
physiology in interventional cardiology. He plans to discuss how
coronary techniques are developed and how they can be effectively
used in the field.
Although most of Dr. Kern’s lecture will focus
on coronary physiology, he still expresses the
importance of advancing the field of structural
heart disease (SHD) and what the study of coronary physiology can do for it. He is optimistic
about the future of both coronary physiology and
“I see that more and more sophisticated
structural heart disease interventions with min-
Dr. Kern, who is the chief of medicine at VA Long Beach
Healthcare System in Long Beach, Calif., says he looks at SCAI
2017 as a perfect opportunity to learn and converse on
topical areas that present much promise in the future.
The History of Coronary
Physiology and Its Flow in the
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