Training Pavilion

This program is geared towards any interventionalists, cath lab nurses, and cath lab technologists who are 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 structural heart procedures.  Participants will also gain insight through demonstrations and discussions of vascular access issues across a range of access sites (e.g., radial, femoral, transcaval, axillary). 

Expert faculty will leverage their combined experiences to outline options for managing complications and building systems that ease concern about unintended challenges to the work of operators. Participants will engage with simulations of CTO, atherectomy, snaring, coronary and peripheral covered stent deployment, coil embolization, and ancillary imaging. Through discussions of complications, attendees will feel more comfortable managing the challenges encountered when treating high-risk patients with more complex coronary or structural anatomies.


Learning Objectives:

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of treatment strategies for handling both commonly encountered and rare 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 of patient care

Target Audience:

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.