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Tips and Tricks to Close Large ASD's: A Stepwise Narrated Approach With Fluoroscopic Demonstration
Large atrial septal defects (ASDs) remain technically challenging to close. This is because the device approaches the atrial septum at an angle not parallel to the atrial septum resulting in the device prolapsing into the right atrium. Numerous techniques have been described and documented in the literature. However, depiction of the technique in a manuscript while helpful, does not do justice to the nuances of the procedure when seen during an actual demonstration. The digital medium greatly improves user understanding of complex maneuver required to complete an interventional task.
Bharat Dalvi, MD Abhay Divekar, MD, FSCAI
Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the technical challenges in closing large ASD
  2. Compare different techniques with visual demonstrations
  3. Describe equipment needed and how to perform the procedure safely 
Continuing Education Information

Accreditation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.​

Designation Statement
SCAI designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.​

American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (Part II) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and it is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

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Availability: On-Demand
Access expires on 03/09/2024
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
0.5 CME Credit
0.5 ABP-MOC Point
0.5 Participation Credit
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