Radiology Grand Rounds in Conjunction with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute: Clinical Research Topics in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Miami, FL US
May 20, 2019

Fellows participating in the current MCVI Fellowship Program will present results of their research at the Institute. Topics include standardization of antiplatelet and anticoagulation protocols; endovascular interventions in tibial vessels; lithotripsy as a therapy for calcific arterial lesions in lower extremiites; critical analysis of paclitaxel-coated devices in the treatment of PDA and utility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in detection of endoleaks. 


Target Audience

Radiologists, Pulmonologists, Thoracic Surgeons, Imaging Services Administration, Baptist Health Executives, Hospitalists, Family Medicine Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists,  Radiologic Technologists, and all interested allied health professionals.


Learning Objectives

  • Review Societal and national standards for protocols for anticoagulation in patients undergoing interventional radiology procedures. 
  • Outline guidelines for physicians ordering procedures on patients who require anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy in the peri-procedural period.
  • Review current literature regarding the use of paclitaxel in endovascular procedures. 
  • Summarize recommendations for the use of drug-eluting devices during endovascular procedures. 
  • Demonstrate the use value and indications for contrast enhanced ultrasound for vascular diagnosis.
  • Review the concept of intravascular lithoplasty and outline the clinical indications for this new technology.
  • Teach the techniques for using intravascular lithoplasty. 
  • Summarize outcomes of tibial interventions in patients with critical limb ischemia.


Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 2.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 2.50 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 2.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/20/2019 - 6:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/20/2019 - 8:30pm EDT

Topics and Presenters 
1.    Standardization of Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Protocols Before and After Interventional Procedures
Fellow: Bo Liu, M.D.                  
Mentors: Alex Powell, M.D., and Ripal Gandhi, M.D. 

2.    Retrospective Analysis of Outcomes for Patients Undergoing Endovascular Interventions in Tibial Vessels 
Fellow: Gray Lyons, M.D.        
Mentors: Brian Schiro, M.D., James Benenati, M.D. and Alex Powell, M.D. 

3.    Lithotripsy as a Potential Therapy for Calcific Arterial Lesions in the Lower Extremities
Fellow: Mustafa Haddad, M.D.
Mentors: Constantino Peña, M.D., James Benenati, M.D. and Ripal Gandhi, M.D.
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a life-threatening condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality. 

4.    A Critical Analysis of Paclitaxel-coated Devices in the Treatment of PAD  
Fellow: Raj Shah, M.D.
Mentors James Benenati, M.D., and Alex Powell, M.D. 

5.    Utility of Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in Detection of Endoleaks
Fellow: Vin Thakur, M.D. 
Mentors: James Benenati, M.D. and Brian Schiro, M.D. 

Baptist Hospital
8900 N. Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
United States

MCVI Fellows Presenters: 

Bo Liu, M.D.                  
Gray Lyons, M.D.       
Mustafa Haddad, M.D.
Raj Shah, M.D.
Vin Thakur, M.D.

The faculty members indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions.

The Conference Director, James Benenati, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for Penumbra and Bard.  He is also a stock shareholder for Penumbra and Scientia.  
Mentors, Ripal Gandhi, M.D. has indicated that he is a Consultant for Bard, BTG, Sirtex, Medtronic and Boston Scientific. 
Alex Powell, M.D. indicated that he is in the Speakers’ Bureau and participates in a training course for W.L. Gore and Bard, and is a member of the Advisory Board for Bard. 
Brian Schiro, M.D. has indicated that he is a member of the Speakers’ Bureau for Merck, Bard, Gore and Penumbra.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 2.5 credit hours, CE Broker Course # 20-440586, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

This activity has also been approved for 2.5 credit hours for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and Radiology Technicians. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 2.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 2.50 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 2.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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