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Friday, August 28, 2015 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

SES Fracture Linked to Worse Long-term Outcomes

By Kim Dalton

Patients whose first-generation sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) appear fractured on 1-year angiographic follow-up are more susceptible to cardiac events…

Friday, August 28, 2015 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

DES Patients Who Bleed After Hospital Discharge Face Higher Mortality Risk

By Todd Neale

Postdischarge bleeding after DES implantation, regardless of the need for transfusion, is frequent and strongly predicts 2-year mortality in a relatively…

Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

A-fib, Whether Preexisting or New-Onset, Tied to Poor Outcomes in TAVR

By Yael L. Maxwell

Whether it manifests before or after TAVR, A-fib in patients with severe aortic stenosis is associated with higher mortality and morbidity at 1…

Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Source: American Heart Journal

Cardiac Rehab After Acute MI Linked to Improved Survival, Medication Adherence

By Leah Lawrence

In older patients who have had an acute MI, cardiac rehabilitation is strongly associated with improved survival and fewer readmissions, according…

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

Registry Study Suggests Absorb BVS Matches DES in Diabetic All-Comers

By Kim Dalton

Bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) provide acceptable mid-term outcomes in high-risk diabetic patients with complex lesions, according to a small registry…

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | Source: TCTMD Features

Same-Day TAVR: Anomaly or Wave of the Future?

By L.A. McKeown

Recent improvements in TAVR devices and techniques have led to declines in the average length of hospital stay. But while 2 to 3 days is rapidly…

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

No Disadvantage for 2-Stent Strategy in Bifurcation Lesions With Second-Generation DES

By Yael L. Maxwell

While a 2-stent approach to treating bifurcation lesions has been shown repeatedly to produce worse outcomes than a single-stent strategy, second-generation…

Monday, August 24, 2015 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Small Series Positive for Novel Transcatheter Mitral Valve in Functional MR

By Kim Dalton

Implantation of an experimental transcatheter mitral valve in inoperable patients with severe functional mitral regurgitation (MR) is feasible…

Friday, August 21, 2015 | Source: American Heart Journal

Real-World LVAD Use Promising in Patients Otherwise Considered Too Sick for PCI

By L.A. McKeown

Elderly patients with comorbid conditions and extensive coronary disease previously thought to put them at extreme risk for PCI can achieve…

Friday, August 21, 2015 | Source: EuroIntervention

CAD Location May Influence Need for Prolonged DAPT Post-PCI

By Caitlin E. Cox

Extending dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) from 6 months to 2 years after PCI in patients with left main or proximal LAD (LM/pLAD) lumen narrowing…

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Friday, May 22, 2015 | Source: EuroPCR

PARTNER II: Manageable Risk of Paravalvular Leak With Sapien 3 in Lower-Risk Patients

By Yael L. Maxwell

PARIS, France—In intermediate-risk patients with aortic stenosis, TAVR with the Sapien 3 device results in a low risk of paravalvular regurgitation…

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Source: EuroPCR

Studies Provide Encouraging Results for DCB in Long SFA Lesions

By Caitlin E. Cox

PARIS, France—Observational data presented in a Hotline Session at EuroPCR on May 20, 2015, show positive 1-year results for a drug-coated balloon…

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Source: EuroPCR

New, Old CoreValve Iterations Showing Reductions in Pacemaker Need, Paravalvular Leak

By Yael L. Maxwell

PARIS, France—The evolution of self-expanding TAVR devices has enabled researchers to improve outcomes across a wide range of patients. Two studies…

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Source: EuroPCR

Preconditioning, Postconditioning Join Forces to Limit STEMI Damage

By Caitlin E. Cox

PARIS, France—Combining remote ischemic conditioning with postconditioning in STEMI patients undergoing PCI is feasible and increases myocardial…

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Source: EuroPCR

Trials Explore the Potential of Biodegradable-Polymer Stents

By Caitlin E. Cox

PARIS, France—Two trials conducted in all-comers populations provide new information on how DES equipped with a biodegradable polymer might benefit…

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Source: EuroPCR

Three Studies Investigate Bifurcation Stenting Techniques, Technologies

By Yael L. Maxwell

PARIS, France—Results from 2 studies presented May 21, 2015, at EuroPCR support the use of provisional stenting as a first-line effort for bifurcation…

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Source: EuroPCR

Sapien 3 Experience in Europe, Canada Shows Low Mortality, Paravalvular Leak at 30 Days

By Yael L. Maxwell

PARIS, France—Intermediate-risk patients with aortic stenosis in Europe and Canada had a low mortality rate at 30 days after implantation with…

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Source: EuroPCR

PERFECT-2: Angioplasty Can Effectively Treat Erectile Dysfunction But Restenosis an Issue

By Caitlin E. Cox

PARIS, France—Balloon angioplasty offers durable symptom relief in patients with erectile dysfunction and isolated penile artery stenosis for…

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Source: EuroPCR

Positive Signs for OCT Guidance in PCI

By Caitlin E. Cox

PARIS, France—No fewer than 3 Hot Line presentations on May 20, 2015, at EuroPCR addressed the question of how well optical coherence tomography…

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Source: EuroPCR

CT-Derived FFR Alters Angiography-Based Management Plans for Stable Angina

By Yael L. Maxwell

PARIS, France—The addition of CT-based FFR screening to angiography alone for measuring the functional significance of coronary lesions causes…