By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify the pathobiologic and clinical considerations associated with successful recanalization of chronic total occlusions
- Explain how advances in operator technique, guidewire technology, and new devices have improved success rates for chronic total occlusions
- Describe advanced guidewire techniques and other adjunctive devices, including the retrograde technique
- Integrate the latest recommendations on how to use new guidewires and devices to optimize procedural success, while minimizing complications
This program is designed for interventional cardiologists, endovascular specialists, clinical cardiologists, catheterization laboratory nurses, cardiovascular technologists, and other healthcare professionals with a special interest in the field of chronic total occlusion.
Evaluation will address content, presentation, possible bias, and future educational needs.
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 are not endorsed by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation or the conference directors of this activity.
Sunshine Act Compliance
This activity is not CME-accredited, and therefore, the supporters are 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 supporters of this program.