This program is designed for trainees currently in (or entering) interventional cardiology fellowship programs. Plus, currently practicing interventional cardiologists, clinical cardiologists, catheterization laboratory nurses, cardiovascular technicians, and other healthcare professionals involved in the performance of cardiovascular interventional procedures will find the 3-day curriculum a helpful and extensive review.
The Fellows Course offers in-depth coverage of all the major issues in today’s practice of interventional vascular medicine, including the rationale for revascularization procedures in simple and complex lesion subsets, the performance of basic and complex angioplasty, and the appropriate use of devices such as drug-eluting stents and adjunctive devices. The course also emphasizes pharmacological therapies, the use of intravascular imaging/physiology, and non-coronary topics such as vascular medicine/endovascular intervention and structural heart disease.
After completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Compare and contrast current practices and controversies surrounding advanced coronary and vascular interventions
- Appraise clinical data regarding cutting-edge technologies and pharmacologic therapeutics
- Apply evidence-based medicine from clinical trials during revascularization decisions and techniques
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 and/or off-label product use during live cases 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.
This activity is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and partially funded through educational grants from commercial supporters. This course is not accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME).