Thursday, April 26, 2018
Check-in & Breakfast: 6:30 am
Program: 6:45 am-7:45 am

Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
Room: Harbor I, Second Level

Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Supported through an educational grant from Medtronic 

This program is not accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME).

There is no cost to register. You must be a SCAI 2018 registrant to attend these satellite programs.


The field of interventional cardiology has made great strides in developing innovative treatments that have changed the lives of heart patients around the world. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a less invasive alternative to traditional valve replacement surgery. Currently, TAVR is being used successfully in high-risk patients.  This program will move beyond high-risk patients and explore the new boundaries of transcatheter therapy. Participants learn from discussions about maximizing success in valve-in-valve procedures and the key methods of making TAVR programs more efficient.  Expert panelists share their knowledge of important considerations when exploring the use of TAVR in the low-risk population.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, the attendees will be able to:

  • Understand treatment considerations in the lower risk patient
  • Define how to maximize success and avoid disaster in valve-in-valve TAVR
  • Institute TAVR efficiencies by improving throughput, lowering cost, and optimizing length of stay
  • Identify the tips, tricks, and outcomes of coronary access post-TAVR

This educational activity is designed for interventional cardiologists, clinical cardiologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of PCI patients.

Evaluation by questionnaire will address content, presentation effectiveness, possible bias, and future educational needs.

It is the policy of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. Commercial support from industry does not influence educational content, faculty selection, and/or faculty presentations, and therefore, does not compromise the scientific integrity of the educational activity.

Discussion of off-label product usage is made at the sole discretion of the faculty. Off-label product discussion and usage is not endorsed by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, nor the course directors of this activity.

Faculty participating in medical education activities sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation are required to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. Faculty in noncompliance with this policy are not permitted to participate in this activity.

This program is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and supported through an educational grant from Medtronic. The Cardiovascular Research Foundation ensures that its programs are educational and meet the needs of the target audience. This program was developed without influence from commercial supporters.

This activity is not CME accredited, and therefore the supporter is required under the Sunshine Act (as part of the Affordable Care Act) to track and report all payments and transfers of value to US licensed physicians, including meals and expenses that are provided to you. In order to help supporters comply with the Sunshine Act, the names and contact information of all US and Canadian licensed physicians participating in this function will be provided to the supporter of this program. The information provided will be used for reporting purposes only.

Should you partake in this program, you will be reported as part of the Sunshine Act submission and will appear on the CMS Open Payments website on the next reporting cycle.


Vermont laws prohibit this program from providing any complimentary food, meals, or refreshments to healthcare professionals licensed by and regularly practicing in Vermont. Accordingly, healthcare professionals licensed by and practicing in Vermont are requested not to apply for this program.



James B. Hermiller, Jr., MD St. Vincent Hospital/
The Heart Center of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA


Danny Dvir, MD University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Christian Spies, MD The Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, HI



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There is no cost to register. You must be a SCAI 2018 registrant to attend this satellite program.

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