• High Risk Percutaneous Coronary Interventions Online Course


    Course Director

    Robert Applegate, MD, FSCAI
    Professor of Cardiology Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Winston-Salem, NC


    Target Audience

    This program is targeted to physicians and fellows-in-training and will offer didactic education on basic knowledge, potential complications, and treatment options for high risk PCI patients based on the latest information and best practices in this growing area of interventional cardiovascular medicine.


    Learning Objectives

    The High Risk PCI course is designed to enhance knowledge and understanding of high risk PCI through the following learning objectives:

        • Comprehend the basic and advanced aspects of high risk percutaneous coronary interventions;
        • Understand patient, device and therapy selection as it relates to high risk PCI;
        • Compare outcomes in high risk PCI between individual centers and national statistics


    Content Validation Statement

    The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions accepts the following Content Validation Statements and expects all persons involved in its professional education activities to abide by these statements with regard to any recommendations for clinical care.

    All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contradictions in the care of patients; AND/OR: All scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.


    Faculty Disclosures

    Robert Applegate, MD, FSCAI Speakers Bureau: Abbott, St. Jude; Advisory Board/Research Support: Abbott; Consultant: St. Jude
    Daniel Burkhoff, MD Consultant, Abiomed
    Navin Kapur, MD, FSCAI Nothing to Disclose
    John Lasala, MD, FSCAI Speaker's Bureau: Bristol Myers Squibb; Advisory Board: Eli Lilly
    Brijeshwar Maini, MD Nothing to Disclose
    Srihari Naidu, MD, FSCAI Advisory Board: Cordis, Abiomed; Consultant: Abbott, GE Healthcare
    Steven Yakubov, MD, FSCAI Speakers Bureau: Boehringer; Advisory Board: Boston Scientific, Abbott Vascular, Medtronic; Consultant/Shareholder: Gentre Heart


    Disclosure Statement

    As a provider of continuing education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the Society's policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its programs. All participating faculty, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to SCAI any financial relationships related to the subject matter of the program or committee in which they are participating. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. The intent of the disclosure is not to prevent the planner or presenter from being involved in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can make their own judgments.


    Commercial Support

    This program is supported by educational grants from Abiomed.


    Accreditation Statements

    Physicians: The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions designates this education activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    International Physicians: The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 credits. DOCTORS OF OSTEOPATHY: Category 2 credit will be awarded for formal educational programs that are ACCME-accredited or AAFP-approved.

    Physicians Assistants: AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit for the organizations accredited by ACCME. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions is an accredited provider through the ACCME.


    Successful Completion Statement

    Certificates of Completion will be provided to participants who have reviewed the presentations and completed the online post-test and evaluation. The course will generate a certificate for individual presentations, and certificates may be claimed directly from the website. If you have any questions regarding continuing medical education credits, please send your queries to cme@scai.org.