TRICO FELLOWSHIP INFORMATION
Course directors will make assessments on a regular basis. If they are satisfied with the Fellows performance, the above schedule will be followed. If they are not satisfied with the Fellows performance and if deficiencies cannot be corrected, the course directors have the right to adjust the course and/or discontinue the candidate from the program.
- Course Name
TRICO Fellowship: Coronary & peripheral intervention through the transradial approach.
- Course Directors
Dr. Tejas Patel and Dr. Sanjay Shah.
- Participant Profile
Interventional cardiologists eager to learn the transradial approach. This Fellowship is most suitable for those who have recently completed their cardiology training (DM or DNB cardiology).
- Course Intake
Two participants every year.
The goal of the TRICO Fellowship is to give participants the understanding and skills they need to become independent, high-volume transradial interventionalists.
The TRICO Fellowship curriculum includes everything an interventional cardiologist will need to begin independently performing procedures through the transradial approach:
- Patient selection protocols
- Safety precautions
- Hardware specifications
- Puncture techniques including dorsal radial (snuff-box) approach
- Vascular anatomy and catheterization techniques
- Tips & Tricks in dealing with coronary and peripheral lesions through the radial approach
- Complications and their management
- Simulation laboratory training
- Hands-on training
- Training of FFR, IVUS & OCT interpretation
- Training of Rotational atherectomy
- Training of Robot-assisted PCI
- Course Duration and Venue
The TRICO Fellowship course involves observation, participation in outpatient and inpatient care, noninvasive assessment, and hands-on training at Apex Heart Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India over a period of one year. The training will be similar to super-specialty resident training. Details of the course are outlined at the end of this document.
Participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate of training signed by the Course directors.
- Continuous Mentoring
Dr. Tejas Patel, Dr. Sanjay Shah and his expert team will be available to mentor participants after they complete their Fellowships. This may be in the form of refreshment courses or workshops at their Cath Labs.
A stipend will be paid to the fellows during the course.
- Course Details for Capable Fellows:
- Patient selection protocols
- Radial puncture techniques: After completing 25 successful radial punctures, Fellows will be allowed to help perform transradial coronary and peripheral procedures
- Capable Fellows will be involved in at least 400 transradial diagnostic angiographies (which will include at least 150 independent procedures)
- Capable Fellows will be involved in at least 100 transradial interventions
- Outpatient and inpatient care supervision
- Echocardiography and stress test supervision
- Night-on-Call (as per the instruction of the course directors)