• January 25, 2010

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    CCI: Study Finds ECGs in the Field Significantly Reduce D2B Times

    A recent study appearing in the February 2010 issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI) found that individuals experiencing chest pain who had electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) assessments prior to arriving at the hospital experienced a significantly reduced time-to-treatment or door-to-balloon (D2B) time. When EMS personnel responding to cardiac emergencies obtained ECGs of the subjects in the field, the mean D2B time was 60.2 minutes compared with 90.5 minutes for in-hospital ECGs. This advanced assessment significantly reduced D2B by allowing patients to bypass the ER and be transported directly to the cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) for reperfusion treatment.

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    SCAI Calls for Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Submissions

    Your Clinical Trial Results Belong at Interventional Cardiology's Premiere Education Meeting, SCAI 2010 Scientific Sessions. Here's why:

    SCAI will promote your clinical trial at its on-site newsroom, in its robust media kit and to its extensive list of mainstream and trade journalists. In 2009 LBCT's presented at SCAI's Scientific Sessions were prominently featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The L.A. Times and more!

    SCAI’s attendees are exactly those you want your results to reach. And they won’t be distracted by headliners from other subspecialties or general cardiology.

    SCAI’s Annual Scientific Sessions is just the right size to foster collegial education, dialogue and collaboration. You’ll find yourself discussing your findings long after your presentation.

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    Register Now for SCAI Interventional Cardiology Fellows Course - ASIA 2010

    Held in conjunction with India Live 2010, the SCAI Interventional Cardiology Fellows Course - ASIA will take place on February 24-26, 2010. Attendees of the course will gain an in-depth knowledge of indications, techniques and expected outcomes for interventional cardiac, carotid and endovascular procedures. The program will present a variety of practical case-based content as well as matter of immediate value to attendees as they plan their post-fellowship practices.

    The value of this fellows training course lies in its faculty of internationally known experts in the field of interventional medicine, including course directors Ashok Seth, M.D., FSCAI and Michael J. Cowley, M.D., FSCAI.

    Additional Course Information | REGISTER NOW

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    SOLACI Announces Creation of ProEducar Tool

    The Society of Latin American Interventional Cardiologists (SOLACI) is one of dozens of national and regional invasive/interventional societies worldwide that SCAI has developed a close working relationship with.

    The mission of SOLACI is to "integrate, EDUCATE, promote research and standardize the practice of Cardiovascular Interventions in Latin America". In support of this, SOLACI has created its ProEducar initiative aimed at planning and coordinating the educational activities of the society, including:

    • Monthly member educational newsletter;
    • Virtual conference program including the most outstanding lectures from SOLACI meetings;
    • Case Discussions on the Web involving presentations of complicated cases followed by experts' discussions; and
    • The Inaugural ProEducar-SOLACI Course for Fellows in Interventional Cardiology which will take place on August 10, 2010, the day before the XVI SOLACI-XX CACI Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    More information: http://www.solaci.org/index.asp?pg=proeducar/proeducar.asp

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    SCAI Looking for "Members on the Move"

    Have a new title, affiliation or practice? Let your colleagues know where you're headed or what new projects you’ve delved into. The best part? It’s easy to do – just send your news to egrammer@scai.org.

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