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Angioplasty – Guiding Catheters Course

Learn about the different types, construction, and safe uses of guiding catheters

What you'll learn in this course

This course will explore Guide Catheters used in Coronary Angioplasty in detail. As a refresher, guiding catheters are long, reinforced plastic tubes that pass from the arterial access site (radial or femoral), up the arterial system to the coronary artery origins. They allow contrast dye to be injected into the arteries and the passing of equipment such as wires, balloons, and stents, plus other medications.

This course will give you an overview of the role and construction of the guiding catheters, support, which sizes to use, engagement, and related trauma. We will also explain each family, and when they should be used depending upon the patient’s anatomy.

Here's a sample of our content

Comprised of over 15 lessons, you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about Guiding Catheters used in Coronary Angioplasty.

Here is a quick preview of some of our content.

Learn about how the shape and sizes of catheters differ when accessing the coronary arteries.

Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of catheter side holes, and how to make them.

Learn how cardiologists engage the catheters using head-mounted cameras, 3D animations, & x-ray imaging.

Learn about the different catheter families, and discover their bends and lengths, and size differences.

"There is no other digital learning that comes close. This is the cath lab teaching tool we have been waiting for............."

Mark Bowers

Divisional Intervention Lead, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

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Single Course

$39

One-time fee, USD


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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

You have unlimited access to the Guiding Catheters course on this website forever. It is a completely self-paced online course - so you decide when you start and when you finish, across any and all devices you own.

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What if I am unhappy with the course?

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Your Instructor


Dr Javed Ehtisham
Dr Javed Ehtisham

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Ehtisham graduated from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, and completed his cardiology training in London, Oxford, and France. He obtained his PhD in Oxford and co-authored the educational book Oxford Case Histories in Cardiology. His sub-speciality interest is in complex angioplasty and chronic total occlusions. Dr Ehtisham also pioneered a novel transradial access training program for nurses where he currently works at Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.