May 2, 2014 — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced the late-breaking clinic al trial data presentations for it its upcoming 2014 Scientific Sessions, May 28-31, in Las Vegas. The late-breaking clinical trials will be presented Friday, May 30, from 2-3 p.m. PST. These are:
• Effect of a Real Time Radiation Monitoring Device on Radiation Exposure During Cardiac Catheterization: The Radiation Reduction during Cardiac Catheterization Using Real Time Monitoring (RadiCure) Study, presented by Georgios Christopoulos, M.D.
• Diamondback 360° Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System for Treating De Novo, Severely Calcified Lesions: ORBIT II 1-Year Results and Cost Comparison to a Sample of Medicare Hospital Claims, presented by Jeffrey Chambers, M.D., FSCAI
• Comparison of Lesion Level Decision Making in the Cath Lab Using Hyperemic and Non-Hyperemic Pressure Wire Derived Indices of Stenosis Severity: The VERIFY-2 Study, presented by Stuart Watkins, M.D.
• 3-Dimensional Quantitative Coronary Angiography Using Coronary Catheters as Objective Markers Reliably Unmasks Severe Occult Stenosis in Diffusely Diseased Vessels: New Results from the IQ-CATEGORIZE Lesions Study, presented by Charles Laham, M.D., FSCAI
This year’s keynote speakers will discuss hot topics in interventional cardiology, including the challenges and opportunities today’s professionals face:
• Martin Leon, M.D., FSCAI, will focus on the evolution of innovation in interventional cardiology. Leon’s remarks will touch on the past and present of the field, but will emphasize the future of one of the most rapidly evolving, cutting-edge areas of medicine and the role of each professional in continuing to break new ground in ever-improving patient care.
• Pediatric interventional cardiologist James E. Lock, M.D., will address the obstacles involved in development of new and effective treatments for the littlest hearts, including clinical trial execution. Lock will discuss his step-by-step process for successful innovation amidst these challenges and will challenge the interventional cardiology community to innovate, offering kids the best chance to grow and thrive.
• Patrick T. O’Gara, M.D., will explore the dynamic challenges facing the cardiovascular workforce, including restrictions to Medicare-based funding for residencies and the growing gap between the demand for cardiovascular specialists and the supply. O’Gara also will present practical solutions for interventional cardiologists and their practices to implement as the healthcare environment continues to evolve.
For more information: www.scai.org/SCAI2014