After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Apply an evidence-based, structured approach to patients being considered and undergoing PCI related procedures.
  • Master the terminology used in the cath lab when performing a PCI procedure.
  • Know what PCI equipment does and why you would use it.
  • Decide if PCI is indicated for specific conditions and in individual patients.

Course downloads

Course handbook

Chapter 1

A patient-centered approach

Know when you can perform PCI (and when you can’t). In this chapter, you’ll review the crucial factors that you’ll need to consider when deciding whether to perform PCI.
6 Lessons (29m 33s)
Chapter 2

Getting back to basics

In this chapter, you’ll refresh your knowledge of coronary anatomy, learn how to choose the best angiographic view, and learn to assess lesion severity and characteristics.
5 Lessons (35m 15s)
Chapter 3

Basic tools of the trade

Review the equipment used in performing a PCI. From selecting a guide catheter to choosing your coronary stent, this chapter will cover the essential kit needed to perform PCI.
6 Lessons (31m 02s)
Chapter 5

Assessing intermediate lesions

Figure out your next steps. Here, you’ll learn how to assess lesion significance using physiological measurements when it is unclear if there is a problem with coronary flow.
4 Lessons (13m 50s)