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 (CRF) 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 CRF or the conference directors of this activity.
Faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by CRF are required to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. Faculty not complying with this policy are not permitted to participate in this activity.
CME Accreditation and Designation
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CRF designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (credits subject to change). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Documentation of awarded credit is provided for registered attendees in exchange for completed activity evaluations. Certificates of attendance are provided to all registered attendees in their meeting materials.