• CLINICAL INTEREST SECTIONS: Coronary Peripheral TAVR Center

  • SCAI This Week
  • May 18, 2012

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    Drawing record attendance and rave reviews, SCAI 2012 Scientific Sessions was IMPORTANT, INTENSE, INSPIRING, and a whole lot of FUN in Las Vegas. In other words, it was a can't miss program.

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    SCAI Publishes Appropriate Use Criteria for Diagnostic Catheterization

    The 2012 Appropriate Use Criteria for Diagnostic Catheterization issued last week by SCAI and ACCF in collaboration with a dozen other professional societies provides detailed criteria to help clinicians determine when cardiac catheterization is a reasonable option for the evaluation of patients for heart disease.

    “Invasive coronary catheterization is a cornerstone for how we diagnose and care for people with heart disease,” said Manesh Patel, MD, the John Bush Simpson Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Duke University and co-chair of the writing group. “We want to encourage the appropriate and judicious use of all of our techniques and procedures. With this document, we aim to help all clinicians €" not just cardiologists €" determine when it would be reasonable to perform diagnostic cardiac catheterization.”

    The panel identified 166 possible clinical scenarios when referral for diagnostic catheterization might be considered €" drawn from the medical literature and anticipated clinical applications €" and then assessed the appropriateness for each indication. Altogether, the group determined cardiac catheterization to be “appropriate” in about half of the clinical situations evaluated. Nearly 30 percent of the scenarios were rated as “uncertain,” where the procedure may be considered reasonable.

    The authors stress an uncertain designation should not be used as grounds for denial of reimbursement. Notably, cardiac catheterization was deemed not reasonable or “inappropriate” for 25 percent of the indications rated. Dr. Patel adds these are cases for which the procedure is not needed most of the time, but it is expected that a small percentage of the cases may be justified based on extenuating clinical circumstances.

    More Information on the Document

    Download the Appropriate Use Criteria for Diagnostic Catheterization

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    Now Online! Every IC Should View the Town Hall Meeting @ SCAI 2012

    During his keynote address at the Town Hall Meeting @ SCAI 2012, Elliott Fisher, MD, MPH, said interventional cardiologists can and should lead efforts to improve quality, cut costs and ensure appropriate use of procedures. Dr. Fisher, professor of medicine at Dartmouth, an internationally recognized expert on variations in health system performance and one of the originators of the concept of accountable care organizations, also spoke about the need for payment reform, the future of health care, why these changes are critical now, and how interventional cardiologists can help lead the successful transformation of the U.S. health care system.

    An open discussion about the state of interventional cardiology followed the keynote, featuring a panel of leading interventional cardiologists. Town hall faculty shared specific examples of how interventional cardiologists can continue their efforts to improve safety and quality through quality improvement initiatives.

    "This session was meaningful, engaging, and entertaining. Possibly the most important session any interventional cardiologist will attend this decade,” said SCAI 2012 Program Co-Director Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, FSCAI. "Because of this, we decided to record the Town Hall and post it on SCAI.org so everyone can view it for free. I encourage my colleagues to set aside some time and do just that as soon as possible."

    View the Town Hall Meeting Now!

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    Wide Array of Research Headlines from SCAI 2012 Scientific Sessions

    A wide array of research was presented and covered by media at SCAI 2012 Scientific Sessions in Las Vegas including the PRECISE, MOBILITY and REVIVE Trials. Additionally, several outstanding research projects presented during abstract sessions also garnered media headlines.

    Browse the Headlines from SCAI 2012

    Download the Special SCAI 2012 Abstract Issue of CCI

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    SCAI 2012 on Twitter - Best of the Best Tweets From #SCAI2012

    Now approaching 700 Twitter followers, @SCAI asked attendees to tweet about their #SCAI2012 experiences.

    Thanks to many of you who responded. Below is a peak at the best of the best #SCAI2012 tweets.

    @SCAI_Prez
    Congrats to Drs. Jim Hermiller, Ken Rosenfield, Dan Levi & Tom Fagan for a hugely successful annual mtg. #SCAI2012 was the Best of the Best.
    @angioplastyorg
    Radial vs femoral debate #SCAI2012 reported by @theheartorg http://bit.ly/JljbKc Add patient voices from our Forum http://bit.ly/J4bhng
    @osgig
    #SCAI2012
     Great meeting this year. Congrats to all the organizers and participants. Can't wait till next year.
    @JPReillyMD
    #SCAI2012 great vascular debates this am. Renal, carotids and training. Education and discussion in addition to the entertainment
    @reedheartwire
    #SCAI2012
     Ted Feldman - "PCI is the most studied therapy in the history of mankind. ... Do we really need AUCs created by a committee?"
    @DennisWKim
    Sharing ideas, learning new things to help patients #scai2012
    @ajaykirtane
    Kudos to G Weisz and colleagues for robot-assisted PCI a #SCAI2012 RT http://bit.ly/Lt6DCQ
    @AbbottNews
    #Abbott
    's iliac #stents improve walking in patients w complex iliac artery disease. MOBILITY presented at #SCAI2012 http://prn.to/KdcEFP
    @herbaronow
    Watching Jennifer Tremmel present a taped #transradial rotational atherectomy of LMT at SCAI. Not much that can't b done from wrist!
    @CathLabDigest
    A wave of news today from the SCAI. Scan the latest headlines at http://www.cathlabdigest.com/news #scai2012 #cardiology

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    CCI: Early View Content Features REFORM's 9-month Results, 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 article is now available online - just log in at www.SCAI.org:

    Coronary Artery Disease

    Case Reports
     

    Recovery of left ventricular function after percutaneous revascularization of a left main chronic total occlusion
    Pravien Khanna, Erik Stilp and Steven Pfau
    Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24322
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     
     

    Cannulating LIMA graft using right transradial approach: Two simple and innovative techniques
    Tejas Patel, Sanjay Shah and Tejan Patel
    Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24321
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     
     

    A completely fractured zotarolimus-eluting stent in an aortocoronary saphenous vein bypass graft
    Carmelo V. Venero, Venkata R. Aligeti and Dale C. Wortham
    Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24312
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     
    Original Studies
     

    Feasibility and safety of 7F sheathless guiding catheter during transradial coronary intervention
    Tak W. Kwan, Sanjay Cherukuri, Yili Huang, Samir Pancholy, Ramesh Daggubati, Michael Liou, John Coppola and Shigeru Saito
    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24310
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    Hybrid intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography catheter for imaging of coronary atherosclerosis
    Brian H. Li, Annie S.O. Leung, Alan Soong, Chelsea E. Munding, Hyunggyun Lee, Amandeep S. Thind, Nigel R. Munce, Graham A. Wright, Corwyn H. Rowsell, Victor X.D. Yang, Bradley H. Strauss, F. Stuart Foster and Brian K. Courtney
    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24295
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    Impact of severity of renal dysfunction on determinants of in-hospital mortality among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Puja B. Parikh, Allen Jeremias, Srihari S. Naidu, Sorin J. Brener, Fabio Lima, Richard A. Shlofmitz, Thomas Pappas, Kevin P. Marzo and Luis Gruberg
    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.23394
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Valvular and Structural Heart Disease

    Case Reports
     

    Transcatheter retrieval of an embolized methylmethacrylate glue fragment adherent to the right atrium using bidirectional snares
    Ronald G. Grifka, Jason Tapio and Kim J. Lee Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24333
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    Novel use of a disposable digital pressure transducer to increase the safety of pericardiocentesis
    Gautam K. Visweswaran, James Lightfoot and Ian C. Gilchrist
    Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24336 1
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    Novel use of a disposable digital pressure transducer to increase the safety of pericardiocentesis
    Gautam K. Visweswaran, James Lightfoot and Ian C. Gilchrist
    Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24336 1
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    Original Studies
     

    Suture-mediated arterial access site closure after transfemoral aortic valve implantation
    Philipp Kahlert, Fadi Al-Rashid, Björn Plicht, Thomas Konorza, Till Neumann, Matthias Thielmann, Daniel Wendt, Raimund Erbel and Holger Eggebrecht Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24326
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    Impact of aortic valve calcification on the outcome of transcatheter aortic valve implantation: Results from the prospective multicenter German TAVI registry
    Stephan Staubach, Jennifer Franke, Ulrich Gerckens, Gerhard Schuler, Ralf Zahn, Holger Eggebrecht, Rainer Hambrecht, Stefan Sack, Gert Richardt, Martin Horack, Jochen Senges, Daniel H. Steinberg, Jakob Ledwoch, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Mirko Doss, Nina Wunderlich and Horst Sievert, on behalf of the German Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation€"Registry Investigators
    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24332
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    Balloon aortic valvuloplasty to bridge and triage patients in the era of trans-catheter aortic valve implantation
    Christopher J. Malkin, Jo Judd, Derek P. Chew and Ajay Sinhal
    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24325
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    Comparative study on safety, efficacy, and midterm results of balloon mitral valvotomy performed with triple lumen and double lumen mitral valvotomy catheters
    Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, Harikrishnan Sivadasan Pillai, Anees Thajudeen, Jaganmohan Tharakan, Thomas Titus, Ajitkumar Valaparambil, Sivasankaran Sivasubramonian, Krishnamoorthy Kavassery Mahadevan, Narayanan Namboodiri, Bijulal Sasidharan and Sanjay Ganapathi
    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24284
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    Hemodynamic Rounds
     

    Hemodynamic findings in severe tricuspid regurgitation
    S. Rao, D.A. Tate and G.A. Stouffer
    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24309 6
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Peripheral Vascular Disease

    Original Studies
     

    European registry of carotid artery stenting: Results from a prospective registry of eight high volume EUROPEAN institutions
    Eugenio Stabile, Garg Pallav, Alberto Cremonesi, Marc Bosiers, Bernhard Reimers, Carlo Setacci, Piergiorgio Cao, Andrej Schmidt, Horst Sievert, Patrick Peeters, Dimitry Nikas, Martin Werner, Gianmarco de Donato, Giambattista Parlani, Fausto Castriota, Marius Hornung, Laura Mauri and Paolo Rubino
    Article first published online: 3 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24348
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    Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

    Original Studies
     

    Percutaneous atrial Septal Occluder devices and cardiac erosion: A review of the literature
    Geoffrey B. Crawford, Ralph G. Brindis, Mitchell W. Krucoff, Benjamin P. Mansalis and John D. Carroll
    Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24347
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    The balloon dilation of the pulmonary valve during early repair of tetralogy of Fallot
    Vladimiro L. Vida, Massimo A. Padalino, Nicola Maschietto, Roberta Biffanti, Robert H Anderson, Ornella Milanesi and Giovanni Stellin
    Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24349
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    Dr. Mohsin Alhaddad Wins iPad Giveaway in SCAI 2012 Exhibit Hall

    Dr. Mohsin Alhaddad (pictured right) was the lucky winner in the SCAI 2012 Exhibit Hall Passport Giveaway of a new 32 GB, retina display iPad.

    Dr. Alhaddad is a graduating fellow-in-training in the interventional cardiology training program at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. He was attending C3 Summit for Interventional FITs at SCAI 2012.

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    Members on the Move: O'Neill Returns to Detroit, Leesar Goes to UAB

    William O'Neill MD, FSCAI is leaving the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to become the medical director of the new Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The new center will focus on new minimally-invasive treatments for heart failure and heart valve disease. Prior to going to Miami in 2006, where he had been the executive dean for Research, Research Training and Innovative Medicine, O'Neill had spent 20 years in the Detroit area as the director of the division of cardiovascular medicine at William Beaumont Hospital. Prior to that he was the director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at the University of Michigan.

    Congratulations to Massoud Leesar, MD, FSCAI on being named section chief of Interventional Cardiology and professor in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease and co-director of the UAB Heart and Vascular Center. Before coming to UAB, Dr. Leesar was professor of medicine, director of Cardiac and Vascular Invasive Services and associate chief of the Division of Cardiology at the University of Cincinnati.

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