• Plan to Attend CTO Los Angeles on Nov. 16!

    Program Co-Directors

    David E. Kandzari, MD, PhD, FSCAI
    Piedmont Heart Institute
    Atlanta, GA

    William L. Lombardi, MD, FSCAI
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
    Bellingham, WA

    SCAI's Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) - Los Angeles regional training course on November 16, 2014 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza will be a one-day training program that provides an introduction to CTO:

    • Procedures;     
    • Equipment;     
    • Program development;
    • Consent issues;
    • Practical approaches; and
    • Resources for continued education in this area.
    “We’re taking an in-depth approach to CTOs. With CTOs gaining momentum within the United States, starting a program requires a great deal of planning and insight. Our goal for this program is to arm physicians with the tools and knowledge they need for success while connecting them with a world-class faculty who can answer their questions and help them get started the right way.”

    William L. Lombardi, MD, FSCAI

    CTO Program Co-Director

    Similar to SCAI's popular Transradial Interventional Programs (TRIP) series, the CTO program will feature a combination of didactics and case presentations that allow participants to recognize the elements of CTO PCI case management, strategy, and program development. A flexible agenda will accommodate audience participation and allow faculty to field questions and interact with attendees.

    The CTO course will feature basic and advanced information relating to setting up a CTO program, retrograde problem solving, developing a “CTO toolbox,” and case-based problem solving. In addition to gaining a stronger understanding of CTO case selection and management, attendees will learn the key decision-making strategies and recognize the hardware necessary for successful case management.

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