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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | Source: European Heart Journal

Model Identifies FFR-Deferred Lesions at Increased Risk of Revascularization Within 1 Year

By Kim Dalton
About 1 in 20 lesions not revascularized due to fractional flow reserve (FFR) results will require intervention within a year of functional assessment,…
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | Source: Hypertension

Substantial BP Reductions Appear to Lower Stroke Risk Safely in CAD Patients

By Todd Neale

Steep reductions in blood pressure (BP) to as low as 118/68 mm Hg appear to lower the likelihood of stroke without imparting greater risk of myocardial…

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

Periprocedural TAVR Complications Common, Costly

By L.A. McKeown

A large percentage of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) experience periprocedural complications—including bleeding, death,…

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

Study Confirms Lower Stent Thrombosis, MI Risks With Newer DES

By Salynn Boyles

Compared to early-generation drug-eluting stents (DES), new-generation DES carry lower long-term risks of stent thrombosis and myocardial infarction…

Monday, October 27, 2014 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Mortality, Hospital Costs Drop as Short-term Mechanical Circulatory Support Use Grows

By Meghann Lucy

Short-term use of mechanical circulatory support has become more common in the United States, according to a serial cross-sectional study published…

Monday, October 27, 2014 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Invasive Measurements Confirm Quick Recovery of Microcirculation After Primary PCI

By Kim Dalton

After successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), reperfusion…

Friday, October 24, 2014 | Source: American Journal of Cardiology

Transfusions Linked to Increased Mortality in Anemic TAVR Patients

By L.A. McKeown

In patients with anemia prior to undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the risk of short-term mortality is heightened by use…

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

DES Appear Safe and Effective in SVG PCI

By Salynn Boyles

Drug-eluting stents (DES) and bare-metal stents (BMS) appear equally safe for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in saphenous vein grafts…

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Source: Stroke

Trial Shows Evolution of Endovascular Stroke Treatment Over Time

By Todd Neale

Acute stroke therapy changed dramatically during the course of the Interventional Management of Stroke (IMS) III trial from 2005 to 2012, resulting…

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Source: EuroIntervention

New Syntax Tool Gauges Completeness of Revascularization, Predicts Prognosis

By Kim Dalton

A novel Syntax score-based tool for quantifying the proportion of coronary artery disease (CAD) successfully treated by percutaneous coronary intervention…

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Friday, October 24, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

Thoughtful Insights at TCT: Many Questions Remain Around Treatment of Valvular Disease

By Todd Neale

Washington, DC—Uncertainty surrounding the treatment of high-risk patients with aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation (MR) formed the basis of…

Friday, October 17, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

Thoughtful Insights at TCT: Dealing With Complex CAD Cases

By Todd Neale

 Washington, DC—How the presence of cardiogenic shock or diabetes influences decision making spurred conversation at the “Complex Coronary Artery…

Friday, October 10, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

Thoughtful Insights at TCT: Uncertainty Surrounds Antithrombotic Therapy in PCI Patients Who Require Anticoagulation

By Todd Neale

Washington, DC—Interventional cardiologists are awaiting the results of ongoing trials to help answer questions about the ideal type and duration of…

Monday, September 22, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

Meta-analyses Explore Cerebrovascular Protection, TIA and Stroke Risk with Carotid Stenting

By TCT Daily Staff

Data from two meta-analyses presented at TCT 2014 addressed carotid intervention, particularly the efficacy of proximal occlusion vs. distal filter…

Friday, September 19, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

Bioabsorbable Polymer DES Represent Evolution to Stenting Platform

By TCT Daily Staff

Few early differences exist among the various iterations of drug-eluting stents (DES). Instead, disparities between bioresorbable and permanent polymer…

Friday, September 19, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

Long-term Outcomes Worse for Patients with Coronary Artery Aneurysm After DES Implantation

By Yael L. Maxwell

Coronary artery aneurysm is associated with higher rates of MACE and stent thrombosis after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, according to research…

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

Real-World Data Show Correlation Between Post-PCI Angina, Resource Utilization

By TCT Daily Staff

Post-procedural angina, chest pain and ACS remain common challenges despite improvements over time in PCI. Data presented at TCT 2014 suggest that…

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

Microvascular Dysfunction Prevalent in Patients with Chest Pain, Non-Obstructive CAD

By TCT Daily Staff

Patients with chest pain and non-obstructive CAD frequently have coronary microvascular dysfunction, according to a study presented at TCT 2014. Those…

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

I-LOVE-IT 2: Biodegradable Polymer SES as Effective as Durable Polymer SES in All-Comers

By TCT Daily Staff

A novel biodegradable sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) is noninferior to a durable polymer SES at 1 year in real-world patients, according to data from…

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

EVERBIO II: Angiographic Outcomes Similar for BVS, EES, BES

By TCT Daily Staff

According to results from a single-center, all-comers study, a bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) yields angiographic and clinical outcomes comparable…

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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…