Division of Allied Health


November 12th, 2012

Cardiovascular Technology Students attend TCT International Cardiology Conference in Miami. Cardiovascular Technology Professor Polly Keller selected by SICP as faculty presenter at the conference for the second year in a row.

Polly Kelller

The Transcatheter Therapeutics International (TCT) Cardiology conference is a scientific research conference held annually. The conference is noted for it’s international display of scientific research and training in the area of interventional cardiology. This year the conference was held in Miami , FL. Through the support of student development funding three CVT students attended the prestigious conference and interacted directly with international cardiologists. This exceptional experience allowed the students to study cutting edge techniques in transcutaneous aortic valve replacement, catheter based renal denervation for the treatment of chronic hypertension, and catheter based left atrial appendage closure for the treatment of stroke. All of the procedures are currently preformed locally in the CVT hospital affiliate cath labs in which the students round for their clinical studies. Additionally the students had the opportunity to hold and inspect over 25 dissected diseased human hearts allowing the students to see and feel how cardiovascular disease actually transforms the anatomy of the heart and blood vessels.

TCT Conference

Professor of Cardiovascular Technology, Polly Keller, was again selected by the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals to speak, as faculty, at the conference. This year Polly’s topic was the anatomy, functional physiology, and pathology of the aortic valve.

CVT Model

The Cardiovascular Student Association would like to express their sincere appreciation for the support of Student Development, without which the students would have been unable to attend this prestigious conference.