• SCAI This Week
  • November 16, 2012

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    Call for Abstracts: Your Research Belongs at SCAI 2013

    Want to be part of the Best of the Best in Interventional Cardiology Education?

    Would you like to have your research published in Interventional Cardiology's leading journal, Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions?

    Then submit your abstract now to SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions.

    Taking place May 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, SCAI 2013 will mark the 36th anniversary of the Society's annual meeting. That's 36 years of the the biggest names in Interventional and Invasive Cardiology. That's 36 years of the Best of the Best in Interventional/Invasive Education!

    Want to be part of the action? Then begin planning to submit your research at SCAI 2013.


    • Top 3 Abstracts receive "Best of the Best Abstract Awards"
    • Top 10 Abstracts selected for oral presentation
    • All presented abstracts will be published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
    • Complimentary Registration for Presenting Author (non-transferable)
    • Abstract Submission is FREE

    Submit Your Abstract Now!

    More on Why You Can't Miss SCAI 2013

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    NEW on SecondsCount.org: Info Sheet on Pregnancy & Heart Health

    Following a presentation of an abstract by Women in Innovations Chair Roxana Mehran, MD, FSCAI, at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions last week, the SecondsCount Editorial Board has developed new content on the possible link between certain pregnancy complications and cardiovascular disease. The downloadable information sheet is designed to encourage women to talk with their obstetricians and other healthcare providers about their heart health.

    “New research increasingly suggests that preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, fetal growth restriction, and preterm birth are predictors of future heart disease. This information may help us to identify women who are at risk of future cardiovascular events, be more proactive with tests, and initiate treatment early, especially since cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women in the US and in Europe,” said SecondsCount Editor Vijay Kunadian, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FSCAI, who was instrumental in developing the educational tool.

    Share “Pregnancy & Your Heart” With Your OB/GYN Colleagues

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    CCI: Early View Study Examines Optimal Projection for TAVI Patients

    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:

    Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases

    Original Studies

    Optimal projection for transcatheter aortic valve implantation determined from the reference projection angles
    James Cockburn, Uday Trivedi, Adam de Belder and David Hildick-Smith
    Article first published online: 8 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.23393
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

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    eLearning Spotlight: SCAI 2012 On Demand Starting at Just $249

    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.

    However, if you did miss it, you can still catch up with all the science, the debates, case reviews and clinical revelations with SCAI 2012 On Demand.

    Starting at just $249 for non-attendee members, SCAI 2012 On Demand captures all the educational content from SCAI 2012 Scientific Sessions*, bringing you multimedia recreations with audio synchronized with slides which can be viewed from your PC or laptop or on your iPhone or iPad while you are on the go. Content will be available through May 1, 2013.

    Purchase SCAI 2012 On Demand Now!

    Download the iPhone/iPad SCAI 2012 App to View On Demand Content

    * SCAI can not guarantee 100% of sessions will be made available in SCAI 2012 On Demand

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    Are You in Your First Year of Practice? Take 50% Off Membership Today!

    SCAI wants to express its congratulations to all interventionalists-in-training who have completed their interventional cardiology fellowship training program!

    The Society recognizes this is an exciting time in your career, a time when opportunities may be plentiful but resources limited. It may also be the point in your career when you most need to be part of a community, a member of an organization whose members share your values and your goals and which is physician-led by doctors, for doctors.

    With that said, SCAI is offering 50% first year's dues for all new interventionalists!

    Details on This Offer & How It Can Help YOU Launch Your Career

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    Families Praise Mended Little Hearts-SecondsCount Webinar on TAVR

    Parents of children with congenital heart disease praised the free webinar hosted this week by Mended Little Hearts and SecondsCount.org. Featuring SecondsCount.org Associate Editor-in-Chief Dennis W. Kim, MD, PhD, FSCAI, the webinar provided attendees with an overview of currently available treatment options for children while also addressing common questions about patient selection, risks and benefits, and what parents and their children can expect before and after transcatheter valve replacement.  Dr. Kim answered questions from parents well after the webinar was slated to close. “It was a privilege to participate in this webinar. I enjoyed talking to the families, and hope we were able to help them,” he said.

    Feedback from participants, via both social media and personal emails, has been uniformly positive. One mom wrote, “Amazing!!!! ... I loved that webinar ! It was so informative. Our son is 5 and will soon need a valve replacement. This webinar helped educate us a lot on what to expect.”

    It’s Not Too Late for You and Your Patients to Check Out the Entire Webinar

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