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Friday, September 12, 2014 | Source: Circulation

Link Between PCI Volume and Outcomes Remains Intact

By Todd Neale

Outcomes from percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have been excellent overall in recent years, but operators with the highest procedure volumes…

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

Nonclinical Factors Substantially Affect Detection of Obstructive CAD

By Yael L. Maxwell

Apart from clinical characteristics, physician and system factors account for almost one-quarter of variation among hospitals regarding the detection…

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Source: American Journal of Cardiology

Worse LV Function After Primary PCI in Women May Be Due to Delay in Presentation

By L.A. McKeown

Compared with men, women who undergo primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for anterior wall ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction…

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

Incomplete Revascularization Linked to Poorer Outcomes in TAVR Patients With CAD

By Kim Dalton

Patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) face diminished LVEF recovery…

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Observational Study Affirms Higher Kidney Injury Risk After CABG vs PCI

By Todd Neale

The likelihood of developing acute kidney injury (AKI) is higher after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) than after percutaneous coronary intervention…

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 | Source: Circulation

STREAM: Early Fibrinolytic Strategy Safe at 1 Year When Timely Primary PCI is Unattainable

By L.A. McKeown

In patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who cannot undergo timely primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI),…

Monday, September 08, 2014 | Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery

Initial Thrombolysis Found to Be the Most Costly Strategy for Acute Limb Ischemia

By Kim Dalton

In a real-world setting, the downstream demands on healthcare resources entailed by first-line use of catheter-directed thrombolysis in nonembolic…

Friday, September 05, 2014 | Source: European Heart Journal

European Societies Release Updated Revascularization Guidelines for CAD

By L.A. McKeown

New clinical practice guidelines issued by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons (EACTS)…

Thursday, September 04, 2014 | Source: EuroIntervention

Culprit-Vessel-Only PCI May Be Better for MI Patients with Multivessel Disease, Cardiogenic Shock

By Kim Dalton

Only about 1 in 4 patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and multivessel disease complicated by cardiogenic shock undergoes immediate percutaneous…

Friday, August 29, 2014 | Source: Circulation

Outlook for Avoiding or Surviving Acute CVD, Stroke Much Improved Over Past Decade

By Dave Levitan

 Hospitalization and mortality rates for acute cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke decreased substantially over a recent 12-year period—and more…

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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 TCT Daily Staff

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…

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

PRIMA: PFO Closure Fails to Reduce Number of Migraine Days at 1 Year

By TCT Daily Staff
In patients with refractory migraine headaches with aura, patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure does not reduce the total number of migraine days within…
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

Symplicity Flex: No Benefit of Renal Denervation in Mild Resistant Hypertension

By TCT Daily Staff
In a small study of patients with mild refractory hypertension, renal denervation did not reduce 24-hour systolic BP at 6 months compared with an invasive…
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

Affordable Care Act-Related Changes Hold Promise for Future of Device Innovation, Physician Payments

By TCT Daily Staff
The Affordable Care Act is here to stay and will have significant implications for the future of device innovation and physician reimbursement, according…
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Source: TCT 2014

The Long Road to a Shorter Door-to-Balloon Time

By Kim Dalton
A key player recalls the effort that went into a life-saving campaign…

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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…