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Monday, May 18, 2015 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

Troponin Measurement Beats Symptom Onset for Predicting Mortality in STEMI

By Kim Dalton

STEMI onset typically precedes patient-reported symptoms, and the total ischemic time—from first troponin release to reperfusion—outperforms symptom-based…

Friday, May 15, 2015 | Source: American Journal of Cardiology

Study Pinpoints Factors Related to Crossover From Radial Access

By L.A. McKeown

Older patient age and operator inexperience are the primary reasons for crossover from radial to femoral catheterization, according to an observational…

Friday, May 15, 2015 | Source: American Journal of Cardiology

FRANCE 2: Prior CABG Does Not Influence Mortality After TAVR

By Todd Neale

Having undergone CABG does not appear to worsen outcomes in patients receiving TAVR, according to a registry study published online May 8, 2015,…

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Source: American Heart Journal

Despite No Measurable Gain in QoL, Women Still Prefer Radial for Cardiac Cath

By Caitlin E. Cox

Quality of life (QoL) after cardiac catheterization is similar for women whether the procedure is done via radial or femoral access, according…

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Source: Circulation

Melody Valve Yields Good Long-term Results, Especially With Pre-Stenting

By Todd Neale

Longer-term clinical and hemodynamic outcomes are generally positive following transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement with the Melody valve,…

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Source: Heart

Post-TAVR Aspirin Monotherapy No Less Effective, Possibly Safer Than DAPT

By Kim Dalton

Patients on dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) do no better overall at 30 days after TAVR than those receiving aspirin alone, according to a meta-analysis…

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

Techniques to Lower Radiation Dose in TAVR Feasible

By L.A. McKeown

In patients undergoing TAVR, simple methods can be used to cut radiation dose by more than 25% without adversely impacting outcomes or how the…

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Cardiac Rehab Referral Low, Inconsistent Across US Hospitals

By Yael L. Maxwell

Two in 5 patients undergoing PCI in the United States who survive through hospital discharge are not referred for cardiac rehabilitation, according…

Monday, May 11, 2015 | Source: SCAI Scientific Sessions

Study Explores ‘Real-World’ Use of Prasugrel vs Clopidogrel in ACS

By Kim Dalton

In ACS patients who undergo stenting, prasugrel does not increase serious bleeding compared with clopidogrel, according to an analysis of US clinical…

Friday, May 08, 2015 | Source: SCAI Scientific Sessions

Orbital Atherectomy Continues to Show Efficacy, Cost Savings at 2 Years for Severe Calcifications

By L.A. McKeown

A novel atherectomy device that sands severely calcified coronary artery lesions to facilitate stent placement continues to demonstrate good long-term…

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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…