Peripheral Track

EPIC-SEC 2017

Catheter Directed Thrombolysis: What is the Evidence?

Thursday, April 20
2:10 PM - 2:20 PM

Pete P. Fong

Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
Vanderbilt University

Dr. Pete Fong is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is an interventional cardiogist with further board certifications in vascular and endovascular medicine. He is the director of the Vanderiblt Heart and Vascular pulmonary embolism program and co-director of the coronary CTO program. He has published Vanderbilt's experience utilizing a regional PE response team protocol and catheter based thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism entitled "Acute Pulmonary Embolism Network and Multidisciplinary Response Team Approach to Treatment". (Critical Pathways in Cardiol 2015;14: 90-96). He is co-author of "Acute Pulmonary Embolism: With an Emphasis on an Interventional Approach" (JACC Interventions 2016; vol 67: 991-1002) and "Safety of Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis for Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism; Results of a Multicenter Registry and Meta-analysis" accepted to Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. He is the site PI for several on-going trials including OPTALYSE, EUCLID, RE-DUAL PCI, and RADIANCE HTN.

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