Interventional CRT (I-CRT) is an approach that utilizes interventional cardiology techniques for the implantation of LV leads. I-CRT incorporates these techniques utilizing an injection system and specially designed tools to facilitate CS cannulation and LV lead placement. Becoming proficient with this combination of tools and techniques allows implanters to simplify their straightforward cases while providing advanced options for challenging anatomies.
Merit offers the following types of I-CRT educational opportunities:
Regional Courses consist of a didactic presentation & hands-on workshop led by an Interventional CRT faculty member. Following the program, faculty will be available to observe attendees’ live cases and share knowledge of applicable tools & techniques.
Centers of Excellence Courses
Led by renowned Interventional CRT faculty, Centers of Excellence courses are structured to include didactic presentations, hands-on workstations & live case observations. Courses are available to implanting physicians and fellows with a focus on LV lead implantation utilizing Interventional CRT tools & techniques.
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. Utilizing these interventional techniques has been shown to*:
- Increase optimal LV lead placement
- Reduce lead implant failure rates
- Reduce fluoroscopy times equating to shorter procedural times
- Simplify straightforward cases
- Provide options for challenging anatomies
*Jackson, K. P., Hegland, D. D., Frazier-Mills, C., et al. (2013). Impact of using a telescoping-support catheter system for left ventricular lead placement on implant success and procedure time of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol, May;36(5):553-558. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23437927
To learn more about opportunities for a regional course, please complete the form and the Merit education team will be in touch shortly to discuss course availability.
Center of Excellence Courses
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. Don’t see a date that meets your needs? We may be able to help place you in another opportunity.