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  • SCAI This Week
  • August 23, 2013

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    What You Need to Know to Launch a Transradial STEMI Program

    Organized by TRIP Co-chairs Samir B. Pancholy, MD, FSCAI and Sunil V. Rao, MD, FSCAI, this one-day, case-based course is designed for those who have already been performing radial cases but would like to increase their proficiency and start tackling tougher cases.

    According to the Co-Chairs, the latest randomized and observational data clearly support a role for transradial PCI in high-risk lesion subsets — specifically in STEMI patients — and some studies indicate those patients have improved clinical outcomes if they undergo transradial primary PCI. However, performing transradial PCI in this subset of patients is not without its challenges.

    This is where SCAI's TRIP Chicago program can help. The program will include content on how to launch a transradial primary PCI program - including STEMI. Additionally attendees will be provided with tools allowing to take back to their practices allowing them to take the transradial approach with their highest risk patients.

    TRIP Chicago 2012 Was an Early Sellout! Be Sure to Enroll Now

    Additional Information, Including Agenda

    Be Sure to Book Your Room — Hotel Discount Ends Soon

    Exhibiting & Marketing Opportunities Still Available

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    Society Supports NIH Research on Radiation-Related Mortality

    In a letter submitted yesterday, SCAI President Ted A. Bass, MD, FSCAI, encouraged the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to complete and disseminate findings from the Institute's study on mortality in physicians conducting fluoroscopically-guided procedures.

    Dr. Bass wrote: "We continue to encounter worrisome anecdotal information about the orthopedic and radiation consequences of providing the highest quality care to our patients. Knowing more detailed epidemiologic data will either alleviate unfounded concerns, or, if the risks are real, provide key data that will motivate our members and the industry to take all appropriate steps to lessen these risks."

    Read the Letter from the SCAI President

    Read the Initial Letter from NIH to Dr. Ted A. Bass

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    Dr. Joseph Babb Leads Successful SCAI/ACCF Board Review Course

    SCAI and ACCF held another successful Interventional Cardiology Board Review Course this past weekend on Amelia Island, FL, drawing nearly 200 interventionalists gearing up for the ABIM certification or recertification in interventional cardiology.

    The meeting's continued success in recent years can be largely attributed to over a decade of leadership by SCAI Past President Joseph Babb, MD, FSCAI, who has served as course co-director since 2002.

    After another successful program this year, Dr. Babb is stepping down, leaving SCAI Past President Larry S. Dean, MD, FSCAI with large shoes to fill. Dr. Dean will co-direct the 2014 program with Frederick Welt, MD, MSc, FSCAI. Pictured above: At the course last week, Drs. Felt (left) and Dean (right) presented Dr. Babb (center) with a plaque recognizing his dedicated service to the Society and the profession.

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    New Early View Content Published by CCI on Valves, CAS, CHD, More!

    In order to get critical information to members as soon as possible, SCAI's official journal Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI) offers accepted manuscripts online in its Early View Section prior to inclusion of that manuscript in a print issue.

    The following Early View articles have been made available online since last week - just log in at www.SCAI.org:

    Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

    Original Studies

     

    Transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect using amplatzer ductal occluder
    Sang Mi Lee, Jin Young Song, Jae Young Choi, Sang Yoon Lee, Jae Sook Paik, So Ick Chang, Woo Seop Shim and Seong Ho Kim
    Article first published online: 20 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24810
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Case Report

     

    Collapse of the advanta V12 large diameter covered stent following implantation for aortic coarctation
    Nicholas Hayes, Tomaz Podnar and Shakeel Qureshi
    Article first published online: 20 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25139
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases

    Case Report

     

    Melody valve implantation in the pulmonary and tricuspid position
    Christopher J. Petit, Henri Justino and Frank F. Ing
    Article first published online: 17 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24764
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Coronary Artery Disease

    Case Report

     

    Two rings too tight: Sequential emergency PCI for hemodynamic and arrhythmic complications of mitral and tricuspid valve repair
    Niket Patel, Florim Cuculi and Adrian P. Banning
    Article first published online: 17 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25126
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Original Studies

     

    Two-week interval optical coherence tomography: Imaging evidence on neointimal coverage completion after implantation of the endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stent
    Makoto Nishinari, Takao Shimohama, Taiki Tojo, Takaaki Shiono, Hisahito Shinagawa, Ryo Kameda, Naoyoshi Aoyama and Tohru Izumi
    Article first published online: 17 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25136
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

    Original Studies

     

    Pediatric patient radiation dosage during endomyocardial biopsies and right heart catheterization using a standard “ALARA” radiation reduction protocol in the modern fluoroscopic Era
    Nicole J. Sutton, Jacqueline Lamour, Laura A. Gellis and Robert H. Pass
    Article first published online: 17 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25058
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases

    Original Studies

     

    Randomized trial of surgical cutdown versus percutaneous access in transfemoral TAVR
    Elizabeth M. Holper, Rebeca J. Kim, Michael Mack, David Brown, William Brinkman, Morley Herbert, Wells Stewart, Kaitlyn Vance, Bruce Bowers and Todd Dewey
    Article first published online: 17 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25002
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Coronary Artery Disease

    Letters to the Editor

     

    Let's not abandon transfemoral intervention just yet
    Michael S. Lee
    Article first published online: 17 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25132
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

    Original Studies

     

    Cost-analysis of percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation compared to surgical pulmonary valve replacement
    Jeffrey E. Vergales, Tanya Wanchek, Wendy Novicoff, Irving L. Kron and D. Scott Lim
    Article first published online: 17 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25128
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Coronary Artery Disease

    Case Report

     

    A case of CTO treated with minimum use of contrast media
    Yoshiki Uehara, Mitsuyuki Shimizu and Michihiro Yoshimura
    Article first published online: 17 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24797
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

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    Enter to Win a Free "You & Your Stent" Patient Education Video Player

    Take your patient education efforts to the next level with a “You & Your Stent” Video Player!

    Enter the SecondsCount Educate Patients Contest, and you could win a free video player that you and your cath lab team can use to help patients and their families understand: 

    • How the heart and arteries work
    • What is acute coronary syndrome?
    • How a stent works
    • How to take care of a stent (adherence to medication and lifestyle changes)
    • What happens next

     

    “You & Your Stent” is an unbranded video developed by Daiichi Sankyo/Eli Lilly in partnership with the editors of SCAI’s public education website, SecondsCount.org. 

    The video answers questions often asked by patients, with accompanying full-color animations and narration in English.

    Preview the Free 10-Minute Video in its Entirety or Any of its Six Chapters

    Contest Rules and Forms

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    eLearning Spotlight: PVD Online Designed for All Knowledge Levels

    Feedback from SCAI's membership has consistently ranked educational opportunities in peripheral vascular disease (PVD) as a primary interest. That's why the Society added the SCAI Peripheral Vascular Disease Online Curriculum to its eLearning Library.

    "The course is designed for all physicians, regardless of their background in PVD," said Course Director Christopher J. White, MD, FSCAI. "By providing information on basic as well as advanced aspects of PVD, we are able to offer a course that is just as useful to experts as it is to physicians just getting into this area"

    Offering up to 15 CME credit hours and ideal for physicians interested in learning the background, potential complications, and treatment options for peripheral vascular disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease Curriculum Online features 24/7 access to 15 modules that operate as an online textbook of information. Each module includes a slide presentation as well as a pre- and post-tests to help you assess your learning. Navigating through presentations is easy due to several key features, including expanded search capabilities that allow physicians to search for key terms and phrases within the text and audio to quickly target information.

    Find Out More about SCAI Peripheral Vascular Disease Curriculum Online

    Visit SCAI's eLearning Library

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