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In UPMC’s Heart Grand Rounds, Krishna Tummalapalli, MD, FACC, FSCAI, explains primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in the elderly. Dr. Tummalapalli describes the importance of performing pPCI in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and ischemic symptoms, and also reviews clinical therapies and research trials.

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Recall indications for coronary stenting for STEMI patients and identify elderly patients for invasive procedures
  • Recognize non-STEMI as a serious, potentially life-threatening condition among elderly and describe significant atypical features at the time of acute coronary syndromes 
  • Explain research of elderly patients in ongoing clinical and interventional trials


No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks postcompletion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page.

Release Date: 10/29/2020 | Last Modified On: 10/20/2022 | Expires: 10/20/2023


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