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Friday, December 19, 2014 | Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery

Complications More Common After Fenestrated vs Standard EVAR

By Todd Neale

Fenestrated endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR) is associated with higher rates of transfusion and postoperative complications…

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Esteemed TCTMD News Editor Jason Kahn Dies

By Yael L. Maxwell

Jason R. Kahn, former news editor of TCTMD and manager of academic content in the Editorial Services department of the Cardiovascular Research…

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Source: New England Journal of Medicine

MR CLEAN Appears to Redeem Endovascular Therapy for Acute Stroke

By Kim Dalton

Catheter-based treatment of acute ischemic stroke caused by a large proximal intracranial occlusion achieves better reperfusion and functional outcomes…

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Major Bleeds Late After TAVR Not Only Frequent But Portend Worse Outcomes

By Todd Neale

Major bleeding complications are relatively common from 30 days to 1 year after TAVR and are associated with greater risks of mortality and other…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Source: Circulation

Drug-Coated Balloon Beats Angioplasty Alone in PAD Patients

By Salynn Boyles

Primary patency rates are higher in patients with SFA or popliteal artery disease following treatment with a drug-coated balloon (DCB) compared…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

NSTE-ACS Patients With Inflammation Gain the Most Kidney Protection From Statin Pretreatment

By Yael L. Maxwell

In statin-naive patients with NSTE-ACS, high-dose rosuvastatin given on hospital admission prevents contrast-induced kidney damage and tends to…

Monday, December 15, 2014 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

OCTOPUS: Combo of BMS Plus Paclitaxel Balloon Appears Safe But May Be Outdated

By Kim Dalton

The combination of a BMS and postdilation with a drug-coated balloon (DCB) permits strut coverage and protects against focal restenosis as well…

Monday, December 15, 2014 | Source: Stroke

Changes in Ischemic Patterns on CT Predict Subsequent Stroke Risk

By Meghann Lucy

Patients who have a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or nondisabling stroke are more likely to experience another stroke within 90 days if they show…

Friday, December 12, 2014 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

Manifestation of In-Stent Restenosis More Tightly Linked to Patient Than Device Factors

By Salynn Boyles
The clinical presentation of patients undergoing target lesion revascularization for in-stent restenosis is similar across all generations of BMS and…
Friday, December 12, 2014 | Source: Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology

Hospital Volume Linked to More Favorable LAA Closure Outcomes

By Todd Neale
In-hospital adverse outcomes following percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure are more frequent in real-world practice than in clinical trials,…

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Monday, November 24, 2014 | Source: American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

AHA 2014: Much-Anticipated Large Trials Bring Some Surprises

By Kim Dalton
CHICAGO, IL—Preventive medical therapies, mostly given in the wake of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES), took center…
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

AVOIDing Oxygen in Suspected STEMI Tied to Smaller Infarcts, Less Recurrent MI

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—Oxygen therapy has long been standard practice in patients with suspected ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), but results…

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Biodegradable-Polymer DES Perform Well But Appear No Safer than Their Durable-Polymer Counterparts

By Kim Dalton

CHICAGO, IL—Two recent trials of biodegradable-polymer drug-eluting stents (DES) have failed to support the concept that eliminating a key substrate…

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Regional STEMI Care Systems Improve Treatment Times

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—Implementing a regional system of care for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is vital to increasing the…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Registry: Newer P2Y12 Inhibitors Reduce Stent Thrombosis, Mortality Over Clopidogrel

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—Compared with clopidogrel treatment, prasugrel and—even more so—ticagrelor reduce the risk of stent thrombosis and mortality over 2 years…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Mitral Repair at the Time of CABG Provides No Mortality, QoL Benefit at 1 Year

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—Adding surgical mitral valve repair to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Role of CTA in Survival Prediction, Resource Utilization Explored

By Kim Dalton

CHICAGO, IL—While coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) has the ability to predict a period of low mortality risk in those with normal…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Novel, Efficient CT-based FFR Outperforms CTA

By Kim Dalton

CHICAGO, IL—A new, more efficient method of computing fractional flow reserve (FFR) using data from computed tomographic angiography (CTA) not only…

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

FACTOR-64: No Benefit to CTA Screening of Asymptomatic Patients with Diabetes

By Kim Dalton

CHICAGO, IL—A strategy of screening asymptomatic patients with diabetes with computed tomography angiography (CTA) and using the results to guide…

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Vorapaxar Safe in NSTE-ACS But Bleeding Risk Merits 6-Month Delay Before Noncardiac Surgery

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—In patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) who undergo noncardiac surgery, the novel antiplatelet agent…

ACC Newsview all

Monday, June 24, 2013 | Source: ACC News Releases

Study Shows Heart Failure Survivors at Greater Risk for Cancer Trend toward more cancers and more deaths among heart failure patients

By ACC News Releases

WASHINGTON (June 25, 2013) - Heart failure patients are surviving more often with the heart condition but they are increasingly more likely to be diagnosed…

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 | Source: ACC News Releases

New Program to Help Heart Patients Navigate Care, Reduce Readmissions AstraZeneca sponsorship to help support patient-centered programs in 35 hospitals

By ACC News Releases

WASHINGTON (June 5, 2013) - The American College of Cardiology is developing a program with support from founding sponsor AstraZeneca to provide personalized…

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 | Source: ACC News Releases

ACC/AHA Update Guideline for Management of Heart Failure Update increases emphasis on quality of life, care coordination, palliative care

By ACC News Releases

WASHINGTON (June 5, 2013) - The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association today released an expanded clinical practice guideline…

Sunday, March 10, 2013 | Source: ACC News Releases

Study Shows On-Pump Bypass Comparable to Off-Pump at Year Mark

By ACC News Releases

30-day neurocognitive differences disappeared by one-year follow up Read More

Sunday, March 10, 2013 | Source: ACC News Releases

Screenings, Targeted Care Reduce Heart Failure in At-Risk Patients

By ACC News Releases

Study shows simple blood test may help patients with risks for heart disease Read More

Sunday, March 10, 2013 | Source: ACC News Releases

Digoxin Reduces Hospital Admissions in Older Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

By ACC News Releases

If replicated in heart failure patients discharged from hospital, drug may help hospitals avoid readmission penalties Read…

Monday, March 26, 2012 | Source: Clinical Trials

Rule Out Myocardial Ischemia/Infarction Using Computer Assisted Tomography

By Clinical Trials

The goal of the trial was to evaluate a strategy of cardiac computed tomography (CT) angiography compared with standard emergency department (ED)…

Monday, March 26, 2012 | Source: ACC News Releases

STUDY SUGGESTS BETTER SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING BYPASS SURGERY COMPARED TO CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY

By ACC News Releases

Patients with coronary heart disease and their doctors have long been challenged by the decision of whether to pursue bypass surgery or opt for the…

Monday, March 26, 2012 | Source: ACC News Releases

CARDIAC CT IS FASTER, MORE EFFECTIVE FOR EVALUATING PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED HEART ATTACK

By ACC News Releases

Cardiac computed tomography angiography scans (CT scans that look at the heart) can provide a virtually instant verdict on whether chest pain is…

Monday, March 26, 2012 | Source: Clinical Trials

EINSTEIN–Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Study

By Clinical Trials

The goal of the trial was to evaluate treatment of the oral direct factor Xa inhibitor, rivaroxaban, compared with standard therapy among patients…