The ThinkInterventionalCRT program offers the following types of educational opportunities:
ThinkInterventionalCRT Master Class
A full day-and-a-half thorough exploration of Interventional CRT tools and techniques with multiple hands-on opportunities, didactic presentations, and break-out sessions, to hone LV lead implantation skills and address potential complications. The course is led by ThinkInterventionalCRT Course Director, Dr. Seth Worley, as well as additional faculty.
Centers of Excellence Courses
Led by a member of the Interventional CRT faculty, Centers of Excellence courses are structured to include didactic presentations, hands-on workstations, live case observations and review of taped cases. Topics include: Data and economics supporting interventional CRT; Cardiac anatomy and structure on LV lead placement optimization; and Techniques utilizing directional and support catheters, snaring and venoplasty.
An Interventional CRT Center of Excellence has demonstrated superior LV lead implantation capabilities across the full range of case complexity, utilizing any and all Interventional CRT tools and techniques to ensure the best LV lead location. These Centers are recognized in their regions for being able to overcome previously failed cases.
Regional Courses are typically held off-site and consist of a didactic presentation & hands-on workshop led by an Interventional CRT faculty member. Topics covered include: Data and economics supporting interventional CRT; Cardiac anatomy and structure on LV lead placement optimization; and Techniques utilizing directional and support catheters, snaring and venoplasty.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Electrophysiologists and Electrophysiology Fellows who have the clinical capacity to perform the implantation of LV leads, and who want to gain thorough knowledge about I-CRT as technique for improving efficiency and success rates.
Courses are limited in size to preserve the quality of the hands-on experience. To be added to the list of interest for any of the below programs, please select a date and a Merit Medical representative will be in touch shortly to discuss course availability.