Acute and Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

The Acute and Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (ASIHD) Learning Pathway brings together the topics of ACS and SIHD categories for the first time in one pathway. This new combined pathway exemplifies the heart team approach and their positive impact and effectiveness while focusing on topics of interest, including strategies for developing a team, decision-making in ACS, sex difference in cardiovascular disease and great debates in ischemia.

Find out how successful heart teams from three major institutions would approach selected patient scenarios in Heart Teams in Action: Complex Coronary Revascularization (session #6008). Patient cases presented by an FIT or an early career cardiologist will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A and polling. Meanwhile, the heart team strategizes its approach, presents their strategy and the patient’s actual outcome is revealed. The session will be lively, allow for significant audience interaction and provide insight into how effective heart teams work. In addition, session #698, Issues in the Treatment of Coronary Disease: Joint Symposium of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, offers another example of teamwork among organizations.

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) cropped up as a hot topic at ACC.16 and returns at ACC.17 as the subject of session #608, Understanding Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD): What We Know, What We Don't Know. In addition, many questions surrounding women and cardiovascular disease remain unresolved and thus are explored in these two sessions:

  • Debates: Is There Really a Sex Difference in CV Presentation, Care and Outcomes (session #652)
  • The Consequences of Sex: Women and Pregnancy Across the Spectrum (session #729)

Attendees will find also major sessions on ischemia, including session #651, What is the PROMISE of ISCHEMIA: A 2017 Update on Stable Angina, which features the Douglas P. Zipes, MD, MACC, Distinguished Young Scientist Awardee Lecture: Ensuring Patients Receive the Right Therapy at the Right Time. In addition, don’t miss topics that cross-reference ASIHD issues in other ACC.17 learning pathways, such as Interventional Cardiology or Prevention.

It’s time to share your heart team experiences and knowledge with colleagues and peers, and take an active role in the ASIHD and other topic discussions at ACC.17.

Additional Highlights!

  • I Can Do WHAT After My Heart Attack? (session #624)
  • Global Perspectives in the Treatment of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Successes, Failures, and Challenges (session #625)
  • The Art and the Science of Decision Making in Coronary Artery Disease (session #666)
  • Core Curriculum: ACS: What Would You Do? (session #809)
  • STEMI Dilemmas: You Be the Judge (session #683)
  • Angina in the Absence of Obstructive CAD. What Do We Do With These Patients? (session #684)
  • Cardiac Rehab in 2017: Tailoring the Approach to the Times (session #699)
  • Highlighted Original Research: Acute and Stable Ischemic Heart Disease and the Year in Review (session #907)
  • Test Yourself with Questions: Guidelines Module 4: Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (session #816)
  • Great Debates in Ischemia 2017 (session #741)
  • Meet the ACS/SIHD Legends (session #6010)
  • The Athlete with Heart Disease: A Case Based Approach (session #756)


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