Basic Endovascular Training for Cardiovascular Surgeons
Course Description: This course provides didactic content on interpretation of non-invasive vascular diagnostic tests. The student will also experience hands on training for the use of wires, sheath, catheters, stents, balloon angioplasty, atherectomy, and thrombolysis to develop basic skills in non-coronary vascular beds. Satisfactory completion results in a certificate of cases to be applied toward the 100 diagnostic and 50 therapeutic endovascular procedures as required by the ACC/ACP/SCAI/ SVMB/ SVS.
Course Length: Four day course
Enrollment: 3 student maximum per course
Faculty: D. Christopher Metzger, MD, FACC, D. Tyler Greenfield, MD, FACS
Target Audience: Cardiovascular surgeons seeking basic endovascular skill acquisition which will apply toward joint society competency standards for angiography and procedures.
Location: Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN