SCAI releases 4 new publications

By staff writers

May 14, 2020 -- The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has published a series of new position statements and guidance on May 14 in the society's journal, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.

The guidance and statements cover a variety of topics related to cardiovascular care, including out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), and devices used in aortoiliac arterial interventions. The new information was also presented during the SCAI 2020 Scientific Sessions virtual conference.

The new publications include the following:

  1. Consensus statement regarding the management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The document features evidence-based recommendations for patient assessment and treatment, including prehospital, hospital, and posthospital care.
  2. Position statement on the performance of PCIs in ambulatory surgical centers. The statement includes recommendations for standards related to facilities, equipment, procedures, transfers, and operators. It also suggests what procedures are appropriate for ASCs, including left and right heart catheterization and invasive diagnostic testing.
  3. Position statement addressing optimal PCI treatment for patients with complex coronary artery disease. The statement provides guidance for PCI procedures and preprocedural assessment in patients with complex clinical and anatomical features. It is designed to complement the above statement on PCIs in ambulatory surgical centers.
  4. Guidelines on devices for aortoiliac arterial interventions. The guidelines include recommendations for selecting an endovascular device based on 11 anatomical scenarios. The recommendations are further categorized by the strength of recommendation and certainty of evidence.

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