68-year-old male with multiple CAD risk factors, CCS Class III angina and low risk MPI presented on 12/28/12. Cath revealed 3 vessel and left main disease and hyperkinetic LV function (SYNTAX score 33). Patient had a heart team consultation and CABG was strongly recommended but declined by the patient. The patient is now scheduled for complex high-risk PCI of unprotected left main bifurcation.
After watching the case, the learner should be able to:
- Discuss the rationale for choice of access site in performing percutaneous coronary intervention.
- Detail considerations for stent selection.
- Discuss choice of antiplatelet therapy.
- Demonstrate the application of large, randomized drug-eluting stent clinical trials results within an interventional clinical practice.
Cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, fellows, and cardiovascular technicians.