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  • SCAI This Week
  • January 17, 2014

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    Last Call: SCAI 2014 Abstract Submissions Due Wednesday, Jan. 22

    The abstract submission deadline for SCAI 2014 is just days away! Wednesday, January 22, is the final day to submit your abstract(s).

    SCAI 2014 Scientific Sessions will take place May 28-31, 2014 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. In addition to attracting an audience including the world's leading figures in interventional cardiology, there are several other reasons that you should think about SCAI 2014 first when submitting your research:

    • Top 3 Abstracts receive “Best of the Best Abstract Awards”
    • Top 10 Abstracts selected for Oral Presentation
    • Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI) - Interventional Cardiology's leading journal - will publish all presented abstracts
    • Complimentary Registration for Presenting Author
    • Abstract Submission is FREE

    Abstract Submission Categories:

    • Acute Coronary Syndromes, Myocardial Infarction, Thrombectomy and Vulnerable Plaque
    • Adult Congenital
    • Angiogenesis, Myogenesis, Cell Therapy and Gene Therapy
    • Complex PCI, Restenosis, Left Main & Multi-Vessel Intervention
    • Contrast Agents
    • Endovascular and Peripheral Interventions (Including Neurovascular and Carotid)
    • Imaging: CT, MR and Non-Invasive Imaging
    • Intravascular Imaging (IVUS)/Physiology
    • Left Main & Multi-Vessel Intervention
    • Miscellaneous
    • Pediatric
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Quality Improvement
    • Stents (including DES)
    • Valvular Interventions and Structural Heart Disease
    • Vascular Access and Arterial Closure Devices

    Submit Your Abstract Now!

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    SCAI 2014 in Las Vegas: All In One Venue, Easy to Navigate

    Year after year attendees tell us one of the reasons they love the SCAI Scientific Sessions is the venue: all in one hotel, easy to navigate, quick to traverse. SCAI 2014 continues the tradition, taking place entirely in Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

    Caesars Palace Las Vegas
    3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89109


    Reservations

    The SCAI discounted room rate is $179 / night (plus taxes and hotel services fees).

    • Phone Reservations: U.S.-based residents should call (866) 227- 5944 and reference “SCSCA4”. Non-U.S.-based residents, should call 1 (702) 731-7222, ask for “Room Reservations” and reference “SCSCA4.”
    • Online Reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SCSCA4

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    Interventional FITs Encouraged to Apply for Gregory Braden Award

    SCAI is encouraging graduating interventional cardiology fellows-in-training to apply for the Gregory Braden Memorial Fellow of the Year Award. The application deadline is April 1.

    In August of 2007, SCAI Board of Trustees member Gregory Braden, MD, FSCAI tragically passed away. An active researcher, educator and friend to the Society, Dr. Braden was best known for his pioneering work in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), coronary atherectomy, and chronic total occlusions. In keeping with his positive and generous spirit, Dr. Braden's friends and family have established the Gregory Braden Memorial Fund through the Forsyth Medical Center Foundation in Winston-Salem, NC.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    As part of the fund's purpose, SCAI is honored to present the annual "Gregory Braden Memorial Fellow of the Year Award" to a graduating interventional cardiology fellow who best represents the following qualities that Dr. Braden exemplified:

    • Demonstrates excellent interventional skills in multiple CV modalities;
    • Shows promise for future contributions to CV research through publications or otherwise;
    • Consistently demonstrates dedication to patient care and patient well-being;
    • Shows potential to become a leader amongst peers; and
    • Strives to contribute to the overall advancement of interventional cardiology.

    The award recipient will be presented with a hand-crafted crystal award, a one year free membership to SCAI post-graduation during the Annual Banquet at SCAI 2014 Scientific Sessions, and other benefits.

    Find Out More and Apply

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    CCI: New 2014 Early View Content in SHD, PVD, CAD, CHD, etc.

    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 Early View original studies and case reports belows in Coronary Artery Disease, Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease. Valvular and Structural Heart Disease have been published online since January 1. Just log in to access this content at www.SCAI.org:

    Coronary Artery Disease

    Original Studies

     

    First-in-Man Study of the Low-Dose Paclitaxel Using the COBRA-P Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent System With a Novel Biodegradable Coating in De Novo Coronary Lesions : IVUS Results From the PLUS-ONE Trial
    Daisaku Nakatani, Katsuhisa Waseda, Junya Ako, Carlos Calderas, Jose A. Condado, Jose F. Condado, Yasuhiro Honda and Peter J. Fitzgerald
    Article first published online: 13 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25351
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Clinical outcomes in real-world patients with small vessel disease treated with XIENCE V® everolimus-eluting stents: One year results from the XIENCE V® USA condition of approval post-market study
    James B. Hermiller, David R. Rutledge, Vivian W. Mao, Weiying Zhao, Jin Wang, Luis Gruberg, William Lombardi, Samin K. Sharma and Mitchell W. Krucoff Article first published online: 13 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25325
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Percutaneous cardiac assist devices compared with surgical hemodynamic support alternatives : Cost-Effectiveness in the Emergent Setting
    Nicolas M. Van Mieghem, Robert M. van der Boon, Rutger-Jan Nuis, Carl Schultz, Robert-JBrijeshwar Maini, David Gregory, Dennis J. Scotti and Larisa Buyantseva
    Article first published online: 13 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25247
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Reducing iodinated contrast volume by manipulating injection pressure during coronary angiography
    David M. Kaye, Dion Stub, Vivian Mak, Tuan Doan and Stephen J. Duffy
    Article first published online: 7 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25348
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    The real world experience of the biodegradable polymer-coated sirolimus-eluting coronary stent system : Results From an "All-Comers" Clinical Experience
    D. Rajasekhar, V. Vanajakshamma, C. Shashank, M.L. Srinivasakumar and C. Sivasankara
    Article first published online: 7 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25246
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Comparison of drug-eluting and bare metal stents in large coronary arteries: Findings from the NHLBI dynamic registry
    Chi Yuen Chan, Helen Vlachos, Faith Selzer, Suresh R. Mulukutla, Oscar C. Marroquin, Dawn J. Abbott, Elizabeth M. Holper and David O. Williams
    Article first published online: 6 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25339
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Early invasive versus selectively invasive strategy in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome: Impact of age
    Fabio Angeli, Paolo Verdecchia, Stefano Savonitto, Nuccia Morici, Stefano De Servi and Claudio Cavallini
    Article first published online: 6 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25307
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Patient exposure to X-rays during coronary angiography and percutaneous transluminal coronary intervention: Results of a multicenter national survey
    Jean-Louis Georges, Loic Belle, Cécile Ricard, Simon Cattan, Franck Albert, Jean-Lou Hirsch, Jacques Monsegu, Alain Dibie, Khalife Khalife, Christophe Caussin, Carlo Maccia, Bernard Livarek and Michel Hanssen, on behalf of the RAY'ACT investigators
    Article first published online: 6 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25327
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Clinical Decision Making

     

    Conversations in Cardiology: Bridging Antiplatelet Therapy Before Surgery
    Morton J. Kern, Robert J. Applegate, Malcolm Bell, Emmanouil S. Brilakis, Samuel M. Butman, Richard G. Bach, Prashant Kaul, Lloyd W. Klein, Mitchell W. Krucoff, Joseph A. Moore, Matthew J. Price, Sunil V. Rao, Gregg W. Stone and Barry F. Uretsky
    Article first published online: 6 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25319
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue



    Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

    Original Studies

     

    Hybrid approach for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum: Early single center results and comparison to the standard surgical approach
    Jeffrey D. Zampi, Jennifer C. Hirsch-Romano, Bryan H. Goldstein, Justin A. Shaya and Aimee K. Armstrong
    Article first published online: 8 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25181
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Catheter approach to redirect hepatic venous return for treatment of unilateral pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after fontan
    Yoav Dori, Shyam Sathanandam, Andrew C. Glatz, Matthew J. Gillespie and Jonathan J. Rome
    Article first published online: 7 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25326
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Percutaneous balloon dilation of severe pulmonary valve stenosis in patients with cyanosis and congestive heart failure
    Endale Tefera, Shakeel A. Qureshi, Ramón Bermudez-Cañete and Lola Rubio
    Article first published online: 7 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25324
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Outcomes associated with balloon angioplasty for recurrent coarctation in neonatal univentricular and biventricular norwood-type aortic arch reconstructions
    Wendy Whiteside, Jennifer Hirsch-Romano, Sunkyung Yu, Sara K. Pasquali and Aimee Armstrong
    Article first published online: 6 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25318
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Case Reports

     

    Transcatheter closure of large patent ductus arteriosus using custom made devices
    Manoj Kumar Rohit and Ankur Gupta
    Article first published online: 7 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25349
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue



    Peripheral Vascular Disease

    Original Studies

     

    The SYNTAX score does not predict presence of carotid disease in a multivessel coronary disease population
    Jeffrey D. Zampi, Jennifer C. Hirsch-Romano, Bryan H. Goldstein, Justin A. Shaya and Aimee K. Armstrong
    Article first published online: 8 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25181
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue



    Valvular Disease

    Original Studies

     

    Safety of percutaneous left atrial appendage closure with the amplatzer cardiac plug in patients with atrial fibrillation and contraindications to anticoagulation
    Jens Wiebe, Stefan Bertog, Jennifer Franke, Olga Wettstein, Katharina Lehn, Ilona Hofmann, Laura Vaskelyte and Horst Sievert Article first published online: 8 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25329
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Safety and efficacy of the MitraClip® system for severe mitral regurgitation: A systematic review
    Kairav Vakil, Henri Roukoz, Mohammad Sarraf, Balaji Krishnan, Mark Reisman, Wayne C. Levy and Selcuk Adabag
    Article first published online: 7 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25347
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Percutaneous edge-to-edge repair of the mitral valve in patients with degenerative versus functional mitral regurgitation
    Daniel Braun, Hasema Lesevic, Martin Orban, Fabian Michalk, Petra Barthel, Katharina Hoppe, Carolin Sonne, Jürgen Pache, Julinda Mehilli, Adnan Kastrati, Jörg Hausleiter and Steffen Massberg
    Article first published online: 6 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25331
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Clinical efficacy and safety of transcatheter closure of ruptured sinus of valsalva aneurysm
    Li Zhong, Shi-Fei Tong, Qian Zhang, Zhi-Hui Zhang, Qing Yao, Yong-Hua Li, Wei-Hua Zhang and Zhi-Yuan Song
    Article first published online: 6 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25323
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Case Reports

     

    Severe mitral regurgitation requiring ECMO therapy treated by interventional valve reconstruction using the MitraClip
    Dawid L. Staudacher, Christoph Bode and Tobias Wengenmayer
    Article first published online: 10 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25332
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    Iatrogenic erosion of the septum primum resulting in an atrial septal defect with left-to-right shunt: A rare pitfall of patent foramen ovale percutaneous closure
    Paolo Scacciatella, Lorenza Michela Biava and Sebastiano Marra
    Article first published online: 8 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25333
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    Redo MitraClip mitral valve repair after a late single leaflet detachment
    Edgar L.W. Tay, D. Scott Lim and James Yip
    Article first published online: 7 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25337
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    Transcatheter valve-in-ring implantation after a failed surgical mitral repair using a transseptal approach and a veno-arterial loop for valve placement
    Nina C. Wunderlich, Stephan Kische, Hüseyin Ince and Ilkay Bozda─č-Turan
    Article first published online: 6 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25309
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    Transseptal strategy in retrograde transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for failed surgical aortic bioprosthesis
    Simon Cheung Chi Lam, Stefan Bertog and Horst Sievert
    Article first published online: 3 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25171
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

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    Remembering SCAI Past President Sven Paulin, MD, PhD, FSCAI

    Please join SCAI in remembering Sven Paulin, MD, PHD, FSCAI, who passed away January 10.

    One of the Founding Fellows of the Society, Dr. Paulin served as SCAI President during 1981-82 and remained an enthusiastic SCAI supporter over the years. He was inducted as a Fellow in November 1978 and became an Emeritus Fellow in November 1993.

    As noted in his obituary in The Boston Globe….. Dr. Paulin was highly regarded throughout the world for his work by both the radiology and cardiology communities. At the time of his death, he was Professor Emeritus at Harvard Medical School and had been working regularly in the Department of Radiology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, as he had for almost a half century…. In 1964, Coronary angiography was a new field when Dr. Paulin, as a doctoral candidate at the University of Gothenburg, published his dissertation on the subject. His doctoral thesis, "Coronary Angiography – A Technical, Anatomic and Clinical Study", written 50 years ago, was recognized as a landmark immediately after publication.

    "Sven left his mark on American Medicine, and especially at Harvard. He was also critical in SCAI's formal stages, writing the first paper that defined the organization and its purpose “The Society for Cardiac Angiography: Its Purpose, Efforts, and Goals'," said SCAI Trustee for Life William C. Sheldon, MD, FSCAI, Chairman Emeritus of Cardiology The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. "We are all better for having known him."

    As the obituary notes, the funeral services are private and a public memorial service will be announced at a later date. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Sven Paulin, M.D., Ph.D. Fund for Radiology Research or on the on-line condolences guest book (both are at the above link). The Society will be making a donation to the designated charity.

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    Finding You're Unprepared for 2014 Coding Changes? Catch Up With SCAI

    If you are finding yourself unprepared for 2014 cardiology coding changes now going into effect, it's time to catch up by reviewing SCAI's recent webinar on these changes, including real-world examples of how the codes should be used presented by those who sat at the table during the CPT and RUC processes.

    Featuring presentations by leading CPT experts Robert Piana, MD, FACC and Art Lee, MD, FSCAI and clinical expert Srihari Naidu, MD, FSCAI, this two-hour webinar walked attendees through real-world examples of how these new codes should be used, revisited the new PCI code family that went into effect in 2013.and featured plenty of opportunities for questions and ensuing discussion.

    View the Archived Version of the Webinar Now!

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    Call for Nominations to SCAI Board of Trustees & Executive Committee

    SCAI is seeking nominations for the Board of Trustees (BOT) and other positions.

    PROCEDURE: SCAI encourages all members to send nominations to the Nominating Committee for consideration. You can nominate any SCAI Fellow (FSCAI) in good standing (including yourself if you wish). The Nominating Committee will then forward its recommendations to the BOT informationally, and to SCAI Fellows, Senior Fellows and Emeritus Fellows prior to the SCAI 2014 Scientific Sessions this May in Las Vegas. All Fellows, Senior Fellows and Emeritus Fellows present at the SCAI Annual Business Meeting in Las Vegas will vote on these recommendations. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted during the business meeting.

    POSITIONS:  Nominations are solicited for the following positions:

    1. Trustee:  Three slots, for the term May 2014 – May 2017
    2. Secretary:  One slot (member of the Executive Committee), for the term May 2014 - May 2015
    3. Treasurer: One slot (member of the Executive Committee), for the term May 2014 - May 2020
    4. At-large Member of the Nominating Committee: One slot, for the term May 2014 - May 2017

    This year's Nominating Committee consists of:

    • Christopher J. White, MD, FSCAI (Nominations Chair and Past President)
    • J. Jeffrey Marshall, MD, FSCAI (Nominations Co-chair and Immediate Past President)
    • Ted E. Bass, MD, FSCAI (President)
    • Tyrone Collins, MD, FSCAI (at-large Nominating Committee member, May 2013 – May 2016)
    • Ashok Seth, MD, FSCAI (at-large Nominating Committee member, May 2012 – May 2015)
    • Thomas Jones, MD, FSCAI (at-large Nominating Committee member, May 2011– May 2014)

    COMMITMENT: The BOT meets in person a minimum of three times a year; the Executive Committee meets twice monthly by conference call. Members of the BOT and Executive Committee are expected to attend all such meetings. Other communications (conference calls, list serve, etc) and meetings are scheduled as events warrant.

    ELIGIBILITY: Any Fellow (FSCAI) in good standing may be nominated to serve. If you would like to nominate someone, simply send an email with the person's name and your name to SCAI Executive Director Norm Linsky at nlinsky@scai.org and to Nominations Chair Dr. Christopher White (cwhite@ochsner.org). All nominations must be received by Friday, February 7, 2014. Thank you!

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