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Thursday, July 02, 2015 | Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

Poor Mobility Strongly Predicts Mortality in TAVR Patients

By Yael L. Maxwell

Poor mobility predicts worse short- and long-term survival in patients undergoing TAVR, according to a study published online June 29, 2015, ahead…

Thursday, July 02, 2015 | Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

Single-Center Study Adds Further Data to Debate Over PFO Closure

By Meghann Lucy

Percutaneous PFO closure following cryptogenic stroke or TIA appears effective and carries low risks of minor and major complications in the years…

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Statement on LAA Closure Highlights Key Issues for Growing Field

By Kim Dalton

A new expert review not only summarizes what is known about percutaneous occlusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA) for stroke prevention in…

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | Source: American Journal of Cardiology

Centers With Higher Volume of Peripheral Endovascular Procedures Have Better Results

By Todd Neale

Hospitals performing a higher annual volume of lower-extremity endovascular interventions have better in-hospital outcomes, fewer complications,…

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

RIBS IV: EES Surpass DCB for Treatment of In-Stent Restenosis

By L.A. McKeown

In patients with DES restenosis, a second-generation everolimus-eluting stent (EES) produces better late angiographic outcomes than does a drug-coated…

Monday, June 29, 2015 | Source: Heart

CTOs Relatively Frequent in Patients Without Previously Known CAD

By Nicole Lou
Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are “not uncommon” in patients undergoing coronary CT angiography for suspected CAD, according…

Monday, June 29, 2015 | Source: Stroke

Updated Stroke Guidelines Back the Use of Stent Retrievers in Select Patients

By Kim Dalton

A new recommendation favoring stent retrievers after IV fibrinolysis to treat ischemic stroke in well-defined settings is the centerpiece of a…

Friday, June 26, 2015 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Method Chosen to Estimate Pre-PCI Kidney Function Matters

By L.A. McKeown

Different approaches to calculating estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in PCI patients can result in widely variable numbers, which in…

Friday, June 26, 2015

FDA Approval of Cangrelor Expands Antiplatelet Options for PCI

By Todd Neale

Giving interventional cardiologists more flexibility in the choice of antiplatelet therapy leading up to PCI, the FDA approved cangrelor on June…

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | Source: New England Journal of Medicine

LEVANT 2: DCB Beats Standard Balloon Angioplasty at 1 Year in Femoropopliteal Disease

By Yael L. Maxwell

Using a paclitaxel-coated balloon to treat femoropopliteal artery disease results in better primary patency than does standard balloon angioplasty…

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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…