• Cutting-Edge Content for the Interventional Cardiologist

    This ground-breaking site brings together world-renown interventional cardiology leaders to assist cardiologists by providing information to facilitate the learning process. Use the content to study for the Boards or to enrich your knowledge of cases.

    Each course consists of a series of units, with every unit being taught by a recognized expert in the field. Courses offered will be of particular interest to the interventional cardiologist, designed to enhance traditional program offerings.

    This page displays all courses available from this innovative program. The status of your progress is represented with an empty circle, half-empty circle, or full circle next to the course.

  • Curriculum

    Core Curriculum Overview

    The education of our members is very important to SCAI. This online portal is oriented towards meeting the educational needs of interventional cardiology Fellows-in-Training and Interventional Cardiology Program Directors. For each of these groups, SCAI works hard to meet specific needs by providing:

    For Fellows-in-Training

    • Content that is continuously updated so that Fellows-in-Training are learning both a solid foundation and the latest science and practice of Interventional Cardiology.
    • A comprehensive online learning opportunity that is aligned to ACGME/ABIM standards.
    • Relevant material for board exam preparation.
    • Reinforcement to the hands-on education and guidance of fellowship training.

    For Program Directors

    • A direct link to lectures that address the training requirements for fellows.
    • Access to Program Directors so that they can review fellow educational progress, obtain credit, and document this education in order to meet ACGME requirements.
    • Assistance to program directors through structured resources that provide guidance and direction to their fellows-in-training.

    All educational content on the FIT portal is continuously reviewed and approved by SCAI’s Core Curriculum Subcommittee.

    All resources for Program Directors are reviewed and approved by SCAI’s Program Directors & Training Standards Committee.

    Course 1: Cath Lab Basics


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    1.1: Radiation Principles and Cath Lab Equipment - James H. Chesebro, MD
    1.2: Patient Radiation Management in Interventional Fluoroscopy - Stephen Balter, PhD
    1.3: Percutaneous Intervention Techniques: The Basics on Guiding Catheter, Balloon and Wire Selection - Mark Reisman, MD
    1.4: Contrast Media and Contrast Nephropathy - Zoltan G. Turi, MD
    1.5: Femoral Artery Access and Closure Techniques - Roxana Mehran, MD
    1.6: Radial Access - Samir B. Pancholy, MD
    1.7: Diagnostic Catheter Selection for Transradial Coronary Angiography - Prashant Kaul, MD
    1.8: Guide Catheter Selection and Manipulation from the Wrist - Kimberly A. Skelding, MD
    1.9: Right Heart Catheterization from the Arm - Ian C. Gilchrist, MD

    Course 2: Anticoagulation in the Cath Lab

    Course 2 is being updated.

    Anticipated availability in December 2014.

    Course 3: Coronary Stenting


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    3.1: Balloon Angioplasty
    3.2: Coronary Stenting: Basics
    3.3: Coronary Stenting: Bare Metal Stenting Clinical Data
    3.4: Sirolimus-Eluting Stent: A Comprehensive Overview
    3.5: Paclitaxel-Eluting TAXUS Stents: Current Outcomes and Future Directions
    3.6: Everolimus Eluting Stents
    3.7: Drug Eluting Stent Comparisons
    3.8: Stent Thrombosis: Incidence, Timing, Outcome, Optimizing Pharmacology

    Course 4: Acute Myocardial Infarction & Thrombosis


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    4.1: Pathophysiology and Assessment of STEMI
    4.2: Primary PCI, Triage, and Transfer for STEMI
    4.3: Management of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
    4.4: Facilitated and Rescue PCI for STEMI - *Updated Version*
    4.5: Thrombectomy and STEMI - *Updated Version*
    4.6: Management of Cardiogenic Shock in STEMI - *Updated Version*
    4.7: Stent Choice in STEMI

    Course 5: Intracoronay Imaging V Physiology


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    5.1: Fundamentals of Coronary Pressure and Flow Derivation of FFR
    5.2: Technique, Pitfalls and Artifacts of FFR
    5.3: Fundamentals of Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging
    5.4: Technique, Artifacts, Image Interpretation
    5.5: Clinical Applications: DEFER, FAME I and FAME II
    5.6: Stent Apposition, Vessel Sizing
    5.7: Clinical Applications: Left Main, Ostial, Jailed Branch, Serial Lesions
    5.8: Clinical Applications: IVUS: Left main, ostial and jailed branches, and stent complications
    5.9: Appropriate Use Criteria and the Use of FFR and IVUS
    5.10: Guidelines, Appropriate Use Criteria and FFR – Concept of Functional Coronary Revascularization

    Course 6: Patient and Lesion-specific Approaches


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    6.1: Patient and Lesion Specific PCI Considerations
    6.2: Saphenous Vein and Arterial Graft Interventions, Part 1
    6.3: Saphenous Vein and Arterial Graft Interventions, Part 2
    6.4: Advances in the treatment of bifurcation lesions (Under Revision)
    6.5: Case Review: Bifurcation Stent Technique
    6.6: Approach and outcomes in LM PCI (Under Revision)
    6.7: Techniques and tools for tortuosity and calcification guideliner, debulking, buddy wire, etc (Under Revision)

    Course 7: Valvular, Structural, and CHD


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    7.1: Cardiac Hemodynamics for the Interventionalist
    7.2: Valvular Heart Disease: Valvulo
    7.3: Emerging Valvular Techniques and Technologies: Part 1
    7.4: Emerging Valvular Techniques and Technologies: Part 2
    7.5: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Hemodynamic Evaluation and Alcohol Ablation Techniques and Results
    7.6: Interventional Catheterization for Congenital Heart Disease