This program is geared to all interventionalists, cath lab nurses and cath lab technologists, seeking to improve their ability to manage complications resulting from cath lab procedures. Participants will learn algorithms and management strategies to manage a range of complications, including: acute closure, coronary perforation, hemodynamic collapse, atherectomy complications, coronary device entrapment and issues arising from common structureal heart procedures. Participants will also gain insights through demonstration and discussion of vascular access issues across a range of access sites (e.g. radial, femoral, transcaval, axillary).
Expert faculty will use their combined experience to describe options to manage the most challenging complications and build systems that allow operators to proceed with less fear over unintended, challenging events. Participants will move through simulations of CTO, atherectomy, snaring, deployment of coronary and peripheral covered stents, use of coils, and ancillary imaging. Through discussion of complications attendees will feel more comfortable managing the complications encountered when treating higher-risk patients with more complex coronary or structural anatomy.
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Possess knowledge of treatment strategies to handle both commonly encountered and less commonly encountered interventional complications.
- Manage a wide variety of coronary perforations in multiple clinical situations.
- Handle a multitude of vascular access complications.
- Understand issues relating to clinical indications for complex procedures, including patient-centered care and risk mitigation.
- Recognize the importance of building support networks to manage challenging technical and clinical aspects to patient care.
This educational activity is designed for practicing and future interventional cardiologists, clinical cardiologists, catheterization lab nurses and technologists involved in the management of patients with coronary artery disease.