Category: Specialties


Advice from Fellows

Balancing Radial and Femoral Large Bore Access Cases Dr. Zaher Hakim speaks with Dr. Chadi Alraies at the 2018 SCAI Fellows Course in Las Vegas, offering advice for fellows coming to next SCAI Fellows Course. Dr. Hakim is an interventional cardiology fellow at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Hakim acknowledges that during the first … Continue reading “Advice from Fellows”

Women in Interventional Cardiology

Being Informed About Radiation Exposure Risk Dr. Chadi Alraies interviewed Dr. Briana Costello at the SCAI 2018 Fall Fellows Courses in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Costello is a third-year general fellow going into interventional cardiology at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas. Dr. Alraies asks Dr. Costello about women in interventional cardiology and how … Continue reading “Women in Interventional Cardiology”

SCAI 2018 Interview: Why Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Dr. Briana Costello: Why I chose interventional cardiology In this Fellows Portal interview from SCAI Fellows 2018, Dr. Briana Costello, a cardiovascular disease fellow at the Texas Heart Institute, discusses why she chose to become an interventional cardiologist as well as topics related to women, cardiology, and heart disease. Dr. Costello explains that she was … Continue reading “SCAI 2018 Interview: Why Interventional Cardiology Fellowship”

SCAI 2018 Fall Fellows Courses

Dr. Michael Lim Offers Advice for Interventional Cardiology Fellows Interviewed at the SCAI 2018 Fall Fellows Courses, Dr. Michael Lim offers 2 key pieces of advice for cardiology fellows: “Remember why you do what you do.” “Take care of yourself; it’s not just taking care of your patients.” Reflecting on a couple of his own … Continue reading “SCAI 2018 Fall Fellows Courses”

Interventional Fellowship: Overcoming Challenges

Dr. Chadi Alraies speaks with Tara Shah, MD, an Interventional Fellow at the Cornell Medical Center about overcoming the barriers to starting an interventional fellowship. Dr. Shah addresses how her initial difficulties in understanding the flow of the Cath lab and rapidly taking on new responsibilities have contributed to a productive educational experience. Additionally, Dr. … Continue reading “Interventional Fellowship: Overcoming Challenges”

The Importance of a Heart Team

The Heart Team at Spectrum Health provides a patient-centric approach to patient care. Watch the video to learn more. IMP-260 Subscribe, or join the conversation by following us on Twitter: @ProtectedPCI

Social Media for Physicians

Dr. Chadi Alraies presents on how physicians can benefit from using social media. In addition, Dr. Alraies outlines the importance of content creation for social media and shares ideas including case reviews, published papers, news and conference updates. Dr. Alraies also discusses tips, tricks and best practices to use while engaging with others on social … Continue reading “Social Media for Physicians”

Protected PCI Program: The Role of an Algorithm and Coordinator

Dr. Ayaz Rahman of Parkwest Medical Center in Tennessee joins Sheila Gebel to discuss the importance and efficacy of having a Protected PCI Coordinator role. The Parkwest team started a clinical coordinator with TAVR and adopted that strategy to the structural program with Protected PCI. The team also employs a Protected PCI algorithm for decision-making. … Continue reading “Protected PCI Program: The Role of an Algorithm and Coordinator”