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Monday, August 03, 2015 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

Study Backs Use of CTA to Screen Potential TAVR Candidates

By Nicole Lou

Outcomes of TAVR are equivalent regardless of whether or not patients undergo coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) alone or in conjunction…

Monday, August 03, 2015 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Triple Therapy Yields No Thrombotic Benefit, More Bleeding in Older PCI Patients With A-fib

By Kim Dalton

For older patients with A-fib who undergo stenting for acute MI, triple therapy increases bleeding and fails to reduce MACE compared with dual…

Friday, July 31, 2015 | Source: American Heart Journal

COURAGE Substudy: PCI Adds No Overall Benefit to OMT Alone in Either Women or Men

By L.A. McKeown

Women and men with stable CAD achieve similarly good results for most major outcomes regardless of whether they are treated with an initial strategy…

Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

Over the Long-term, EES Match CABG for Diabetic Patients With Multivessel Disease

By Nicole Lou

Use of everolimus-eluting stents (EES) to treat multivessel disease in diabetic patients reduces the risk of early mortality or stroke compared…

Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Source: American Heart Journal

In Acute MI Patients, Early QoL Advantage With DES Over BMS Disappears by 1 Year

By Yael L. Maxwell

While a reduction in restenosis is 1 touted benefit of DES vs BMS, the impact of this difference on quality of life (QoL) in acute MI patients…

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

RITA 3 Published: Routine Invasive Strategy in NSTE-ACS Loses Advantage at 10 Years

By Kim Dalton

In NSTE-ACS patients, the survival benefit of an initial invasive strategy seen at 5 years fades over the longer-term and is absent after a decade,…

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

COMPARE: EES Maintains Advantage Over PES at 5 Years

By salynn boyles

An everolimus-eluting stent (EES) continues to show clinical benefit over a second-generation paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) in an all-comers population…

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Evidence of Plaque Regression Bolsters Case for Combining Ezetimibe With Statin

By L.A. McKeown

On the heels of the IMPROVE-IT trial, which supported adding ezetimibe to statin therapy in ACS patients, a new study shows the combination not…

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Source: American Heart Journal

BASKET-PROVE Substudy: DES Better Than BMS in Elderly Patients With Large Arteries

By Yael L. Maxwell

In older patients with CAD in large native vessels, DES result in better 2-year outcomes compared with BMS, according to a substudy of the BASKET-PROVE…

Monday, July 27, 2015 | Source: Heart

Consistent Advantage Seen for Early Invasive Strategy in STEMI Setting

By Nicole Lou

Almost all STEMI patients who have received fibrinolysis do better with an early invasive strategy, according to a meta-analysis published online…

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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…