ACC/SCAI Monthly Cath Case Discussion: Heart Team Approach to Complex PCI

The ACC Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Early Career, and Fellows-in-Training Sections have partnered with SCAI to host a monthly Cath Discussion focusing on hot topics. The Cath Discussions will typically take place during one Saturday per month 11am EST and will feature case presentations on a specific topic with a panel discussion.

Take away points:

  • Discussing the optimal treatment strategy for patients with complex coronary artery disease (CAD) requires assessment of each patient's presenting illness, clinical stability, coronary anatomy, comorbidities, and goals of care
  • Case discussions around a structured Heart Team form that assesses formal risk stratification facilitates personalized decisionā€making for complex coronary artery disease patients
  • The multidisciplinary Heart Team approach has been espoused and deployed for multiple conditions relevant to cardiovascular medicine: valvular heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, pulmonary embolism, and cardiogenic shock


  • Ajay Kirtane, MD, FACC
  • Poonam Velagapudi, MD, FACC


  • Farouc Jaffer, MD, FACC
  • Cindy Grines, MD, FACC
  • Michael Moulton, MD, FACS


  • Ujjwal Rastogi, MD
  • Dhaval Kolte, MD, FACC
  • Jennifer Rymer, MD, FACC

Clinical Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiovascular Care Team, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention