CV Transforum Spring’18 – The Future of Interventional Cardiology: Panel Discussion
JARL BLIJD, SENIOR FIELD MARKETING MANAGER, IMAGE GUIDED THERAPY, PHILIPS HEALTHCARE; BOSTON, MA
ALLISON DUPONT, MD, FACC, FSCAI, NORTHEAST GEORGIA HEART CENTER; GAINESVILLE, GA
NORMAN RISINGER, MD, FACC, AUSTIN HEART; AUSTIN, TX
MODERATOR: ANNE BEEKMAN, RN, VICE PRESIDENT MEDAXIOM CONSULTING; GRAND RAPIDS, MI
In the past, planning around the future of interventional cardiology was an exercise in planning for PCI growth. Today, the landscape for interventional cardiology looks very different with new procedures, technologies, payment models and the movement to outpatient. Our panel of leaders in interventional cardiology will tackle tough questions such as: Do you think diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures should/will move out of the acute care center? How do you address the medical and legal concerns around same-day discharge for PCI? Many cath labs are at 50% capacity and there is often a need for hybrid rooms; how are programs addressing these changing capital demands. Our expert panel will conclude with questions from the audience.