The courses listed on this page are designed for Vascular Surgery Fellows. Attendees will have the opportunity for hands-on training with guide wires, stents, image interpretation, closure devices and more. Additional specialties can be found here.
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This course utilizes a system-based teaching method that includes didactic modules, interactive case reviews, and 3 hands-on workshops covering guide wires, vessel closure and Supera™ Peripheral Stent System deployment. Fellows will be challenged to rethink treatment strategy and product selection based on the clinical insight and treatment rationale from the program faculty. The focus of this course is to review and understand clinical presentations, diagnostic techniques, and medical management strategies for patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). More specifically, understanding the current literature, indications, approach, equipment, interventional techniques, and management of complications in the following areas:
Designed For: Final-year Vascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellows
Abbott partners with societies and conferences to give attendees access to hands-on practice with Abbott products, procedures and techniques while attending the conference. Most sessions offer access to key opinion leaders in the field in addition to product specialists.
Designed For: Vascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellows
Past Examples Include: ESS, VAM, VEITH, VIVA, AMP, and more
The Supera™ Peripheral Stent System is indicated to improve luminal diameter in the treatment of patients with symptomatic de novo or restenotic native lesions or occlusions of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and / or proximal popliteal artery with reference vessel diameters of 4.0 to 7.5 mm, and lesion lengths up to 140 mm.
The Supera™ Peripheral Stent System is contraindicated in:
The Supera™ Peripheral Stent System should only be used by physicians and medical personnel trained in vascular interventional techniques and trained on the use of this device.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Safety Information
Nonclinical testing has demonstrated that the Supera™ stent, in single and in overlapped configurations up to 250 mm in length, is MR Conditional. A patient with this device can be safely scanned in an MR system meeting the following conditions:
Under the scan conditions defined above, the Supera™ stent is expected to produce a maximum temperature rise of 7.6 °C after 15 minutes of continuous scanning.
In nonclinical testing, the image artifact caused by the device extends approximately 2 cm from the Supera™ stent when imaged with a gradient echo or spin echo sequence and a 3T MRI system.
Potential Adverse Events
Potential adverse events include, but are not limited to: