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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Source: Lancet

Meta-Analysis: Worse Clinical Outcomes But Less Bleeding With Bivalirudin in PCI

By Todd Neale

Bivalirudin increases adverse events and stent thrombosis but lowers major bleeding compared with heparin in patients scheduled for percutaneous…

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

CLOSURE I Analysis Suggests Many Recurrent Strokes Are Unrelated to PFO

By Kim Dalton

Identification of cardiovascular risk factors as the strongest predictors of recurrent neurological events in cryptogenic stroke patients with a…

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

Similar Survival Benefits from Surgery, MitraClip in Symptomatic, High-Risk Mitral Regurgitation

By L.A. McKeown

In symptomatic patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) at high surgical risk, transcatheter valve repair and surgery result in similarly…

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Source: American Heart Journal

Early High-Dose Rosuvastatin Does Not Provide Myocardial Protection in NSTE-ACS

By Yael L. Maxwell

Early high-dose rosuvastatin does not add any cardioprotective effect in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS)…

Monday, August 18, 2014 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Minimizing Selection Bias Eliminates Transfusion’s Apparent Mortality Link in Acute MI Patients

By Kim Dalton

After rigorously accounting for substantial clinical differences between patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) who do and do not receive…

Friday, August 15, 2014 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

Simple Measures Can Reduce Radiation to Patients, Operators in Cath Lab

By L.A. McKeown

Institution of fairly simple radiation-reduction measures in the cath lab can have considerable impact on the radiation exposure of patients and…

Friday, August 15, 2014 | Source: JAMA Internal Medicine

Angina Tops Ischemia as Predictor of Stable CAD Outcomes

By Todd Neale

Among patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), angina with or without evidence of myocardial ischemia is associated with worse clinical…

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

Study Suggests Noncardiac Surgery Can Be Safe as Early as 3 Months After PCI

By Yael L. Maxwell

Use of drug-eluting stents (DES) compared with bare-metal stents (BMS) before noncardiac surgery does not increase the risk of adverse events, reports…

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Source: European Heart Journal

Meta-analysis: Value of PFO Closure vs Medical Therapy Varies by Device

By Caitlin E. Cox

Whether or not percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) can benefit patients with cryptogenic embolism more than medical therapy depends on…

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

Majority of US Patients Still Discharged on High-Dose Aspirin After Acute MI

By Todd Neale

In a recent 4-year period, most patients with an acute myocardial infarction (MI) treated in the United States were discharged on high-dose aspirin,…

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Source: EuroPCR 2014

EuroPCR 2014: Clinical Challenges, Novel Innovations Share the Limelight

By Caitlin E. Cox

PARIS, France—Research presented at EuroPCR 2014, held May 20 23, offered both new ways to improve on current therapies and fresh approaches to treating…

Friday, May 23, 2014 | Source: EuroPCR 2014

Studies Document Initial Steps Toward Percutaneous Mitral Valve Replacement

By Caitlin E. Cox

PARIS, France—Early data on 2 different catheter-based mitral valve therapies were presented in the same Hot Line session at EuroPCR on May 21, 2014.…

Friday, May 23, 2014 | Source: EuroPCR 2014

PERFUSE Registry: Diagnostic Accuracy Achieved with CT-Derived FFR Plus CT Perfusion Imaging

By Yael L. Maxwell

PARIS, France—A strategy combining fractional flow reserve (FFR) derived from computed tomography (CT) with CT perfusion imaging has demonstrated high…

Friday, May 23, 2014 | Source: EuroPCR 2014

Benefit of LAA Closure Becomes Most Evident After 1 Year

By Caitlin E. Cox

PARIS, France—Most of the stroke protection derived from percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure does not become apparent until 1 year after…

Friday, May 23, 2014 | Source: EuroPCR 2014

Nobori BES Demonstrates Good Long-term Outcomes with No Stent Thrombosis Beyond 3 Years

By Yael L. Maxwell

PARIS, France—A novel biolimus A9-eluting, biodegradable-polymer stent (BES) shows favorable long-term clinical outcomes and very low rates of device-related…

Friday, May 23, 2014 | Source: EuroPCR 2014

New Iteration of Sapien Device Associated with Low Rates of Early Mortality, Stroke

By L.A. McKeown

A new lower-profile valve and delivery system for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) appears promising, with low mortality and stroke rates,…

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Source: EuroPCR 2014

SYMPLICITY HTN-3: Predictors of Response Still Relevant After Trial’s Negative Findings

By Yael L. Maxwell

PARIS, France—Even though 6 month findings of the long awaited SYMPLICITY HTN 3 randomized trial demonstrated little effect of renal denervation on…

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Source: EuroPCR 2014

UK Registry Finds Long-Term Survival After TAVR Depends on Patient Characteristics

By Caitlin E. Cox

PARIS, France—Nearly half of high-risk patients who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for severe aortic stenosis live at least…

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Source: EuroPCR 2014

Global SYMPLICITY Substudy Teases out Reasons for Non-response in Real-World Patients

By Yael L. Maxwell

PARIS, France—Renal denervation has spurred much controversy in recent months, with the sham-controlled SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial demonstrating little…

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Source: EuroPCR 2014

Early Data Show Novel Catheter-Implanted Device Benefits Patients with Left Heart Failure

By Caitlin E. Cox

PARIS, France—A first-in-man study presented Tuesday, May 20, at EuroPCR 2014 introduced a new percutaneous treatment for heart failure. Josep Rodés-Cabau,…

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…