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