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Join Abiomed and your esteemed colleagues over the next few days to learn new skills, hear from industry leaders, and learn how to implement protocols for improved patient outcomes. Follow along on Twitter at @ProtectedPCI.

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Visit Abiomed – Booth #1727

Visit Abiomed's booth to learn more about Impella CP® with SmartAssist®, experience Impella Connect®, see the new position simulator, learn about new metrics & algorithms, discuss topics with physicians & Impella trainers.

Thursday September 26, 2019:                 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2019:                       8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, September 28, 2019:                 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Breakfast Symposium - Thursday - Co-Sponsored

  • Treating The Complex Patients: Impella Enabled Complete Revascularization
    Thursday, September 26 | 6:30 — 7:45 a.m. PST
    Moscone South, Level 2, Room 209-210
    Chair: William O’Neill, MD
    Faculty: Jeff Popma, MA; Raj Patel, MD; Ehtisham Mahmud, MD

Patients are getting increasingly sicker and their procedures exponentially more complex. In this session, you will hear about best practices for using Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support to enable you to do complete revascularization in this very complex and sick patient population.

Breakfast Symposium - Friday

  • Fellows Breakfast
    Friday, September 27 | 6:30 — 7:45 a.m. PST
    Moscone South, Level 2, Room 201-202
    Co-Chairs: David Wohns, MD & George Dangas, MD

Management of Complex PCI Patients: Award Winning Case Presentations
This session will focus on the most interesting and complex cases submitted by fellows around the globe. You will learn about the techniques used for the procedures and the best use of hemodynamic support to achieve optimal outcomes.

Ayaz Rahman, MD; Justin Levisay, MD; Amir Kaki, MD


Pavilion Sessions


  • Access & Closure
    Thursday, September 26 | 8:00 — 9:30 & 10:00 — 11:30 a.m. PST

Discuss critical topics with experts such as safe femoral arterial and alternative access techniques as well as resolution of potential complications. Hands-on training will cover ultrasound, percutaneous axillary access, and vascular closure devices.

8:00 — 9:30 a.m. Rotations
Insertion: Impella Trainer
Access - Supported by Shockwave: Raj Tayal, MD
Closure - Supported by Manta: Amir Kaki, MD
Ultrasound: Adhir Shroff, MD

10:00 — 11:30 a.m. Rotations
Insertion: Impella Trainer
Access - Supported by Shockwave: Jason Wollmuth, MD
Closure - Supported by Manta: Duane Pinto, MD
Ultrasound: Paul Mahoney, MD

Focus on using hemodynamic support to achieve complete revascularization. In this session we will also focus on the hemodynamic effects of different MCS devices when used during HR-PCI.

Impella Position Simulator: Jason Moreland, MD; Jon Robken, MD
Harvi:  Raj Patel, MD; Chadi Alraies, MD
Didactic: Hiram Bezerra, MD

Learnings will be focused on implementing best practices to improve outcomes in patients with cardiogenic shock.

Impella Position Simulator: Babar Basir, MD; Alex Truesdell, MD
Harvi Cardiogenic Shock: Sal Mannino, MD; Michael Lim, MD

Focus on using hemodynamic support to improve outcomes in patients with cardiogenic shock. This session will also focus on the hemodynamic effects of different MCS devices and the importance of timing of support.

ICU Impella Simulator: Impella Trainers
Harvi: Sanjog Kalra, MD; Lynn Morris, MD


  • Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock
    Saturday, September 28 | 8:00 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. PST
    CRF Pavilion 1

Please refer to the CRF registration site for sessions and times for this pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 28th.

  • Tips and Tricks for CHIP/Complex PCI
    Saturday, September 28 | 2:00 — 3:30 & 4:00 — 5:30 p.m. PST
    CRF Pavilion 2

This training-focused workshop will demonstrate complex PCI and provide tips and tricks for the procedure to physicians looking to advance their skills in the cath lab.

Seating is limited per session

Register on the CRF website using the link below.
Look for CRF Pavilion 1 & 2 when registering

NOTE: Presenters and topics may change due to schedule conflicts.


TCT 2019 Breakfast Symposium PROTECT III Presentation


TCT 2019 Breakfast Symposium presented by Dr. Jeffrey J. Popma


New PROTECT III Data Demonstrates Impella®
Reduces MACCE at Primary Endpoint

Jeffrey J. Popma, MD, presents new data from ongoing FDA post-approval study for PROTECT II RCT



Featured Training:

Complete Revascularization Summit: Optimizing Outcomes in Protected PCI

This course is intended for the interventionalist seeking to better understand complex PCI in the modern era. Didactic presentations will address treatment of left main disease, MVD, chronic total occlusions, long lesions, bifurcation lesions, “small vessels,” and saphenous vein grafts.  In addition, participants will learn how to manage challenging patient subsets, such as those with advanced heart failure and depressed LVEF, as well as how to provide optimal hemodynamic support in the shock setting and treatment focused on heart recovery.  Some programs also offer hands-on workshops.  In addition, expert faculty will offer insights on patient selection, benefit of hemodynamic support, treatment strategies for complex cases, optimal support strategy and escalation for cardiogenic shock and treatment outside the Cath lab.   A live Protected PCI case will be broadcasted from Banner Hospital and reviewed by our expert panel.