Advanced Imaging and Procedural Workshop

Advanced Imaging and Procedural Workshop

Structural Heart Fellows Courses 2015-2016

October 13 - 14, 2017

Minneapolis MN

This comprehensive two-day program is designed with didactic lectures and interactive simulator wet lab experiences to develop hands-on procedural experience, advanced imaging assessment skills and critical thinking processes for congenital-structural heart defects requiring interventional therapy. In addition to the associated didactics, the attendees will participate in a real-world animal lab for the purposes of achieving expertise in atrial septal interventions such as: transseptal puncture access for left-sided structural heart lesions, percutaneous atrial septal defect closure, evaluation and closure of complex ASDs. Additionally, attendees will experience advanced visualization consoles such as real-time fluoroscopy, the ViewMate Z™ Intracardiac Ultrasound Console, transesophageal and intracardiac echo, in direct association to a heart dissection lab intended to greater appreciate cardiac structure, congenital pathologies and overall cardiac physiology. Advanced tips and tricks of device placement will be discussed in addition to performing retrieval of embolized devices. This workshop is designed to help congenital and structural interventionalists understand the key aspects of performing procedures in all cardiac chambers while delivering advanced therapies for their patients with complex pathologies.

Course Objectives

  • At the completion of this course, participants should be able to better:
  • Identify anatomic cardiac structures and discuss associated physiologic function
  • Verify congenital-structural pathologies requiring therapy and understand potential percutaneous treatment approaches
  • Increase familiarity with fluoroscopy, trans-esophageal and intracardiac echocardiography
  • Simulate percutaneous atrial septal defect closure and transseptal puncture access
  • Identify atrial septal defects acceptable for on-label use of AMPLATZER™ occlusion devices
  • Understand the associated procedural steps for closure of atrial septal defects
  • Verify treatment benefits and device position with echocardiographic assessment
  • Recognize retrieval techniques for embolized devices

For more information, contact your St. Jude Medical representative or email fellows manager Robert Foree.