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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

Ultrasound-Assisted Thrombolysis Fails to Boost Thrombus Resolution in Acute Iliofemoral DVT

By Todd Neale

Adding intravascular ultrasound energy does not improve the efficacy of catheter-directed thrombolysis therapy in patients with acute iliofemoral…

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Source: BMJ

Sex-Specific Biomarker Threshold Doubles MI Diagnosis in Women With Suspected ACS

By Kim Dalton

Use of a high-sensitivity troponin I assay with a sex-specific diagnostic threshold substantially increases the diagnosis of MI in women with suspected…

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery

Interventionalists, Surgeons Achieve Similar CAS Outcomes, but Experience Counts

By Yael L. Maxwell

Surgeons appear to be performing most carotid artery stenting (CAS) procedures in the United States, and their patients typically spend less time…

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Source: EuroIntervention

XAMI at 3 Years: Rates of Very Late Stent Thrombosis Similarly Low for EES, SES in Acute MI Patients

By L.A. McKeown

In long-term follow-up, a second-generation DES was found to be as safe as a first-generation device with no differences in the rates of adverse events…

Monday, January 26, 2015

Meta-analysis Evaluates Evidence for Clinical Impact of PPIs in Patients on DAPT

By Kim Dalton

Observational studies and RCTs assessing whether proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—some of which may interfere with clopidogrel activation—worsen cardiovascular…

Friday, January 23, 2015 | Source: European Heart Journal

Survivors of MI Not Out of Danger After 1 Year

By Todd Neale

The risk of cardiovascular events after acute MI remains relatively high in patients who survive the first postdischarge year without any difficulties,…

Friday, January 23, 2015 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

Registry Study: Transradial Appears to Best Transfemoral PCI Regardless of Presentation

By Alison Palkhivala

Use of transradial access for PCI reduces not only bleeding and access site complications but also 30-day mortality compared with a transfemoral…

Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

Unless Chronic, Operator Sleep Deprivation Not Tied to Unsafe PCI

By Meghann Lucy

Operators who performed PCI the night before are no more likely to put the next day’s patients at risk of in-hospital bleeding or mortality than…

Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

For CKD Patients, CABG Favored Long-term Over PCI

By Yael L. Maxwell

In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), CABG is associated with improved early and late clinical outcomes compared with PCI, according to…

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PCI No Less Effective in High-BMI Patients Despite Greater Plaque Burden

By Kim Dalton

In obese patients, vessels appear to adapt to atherosclerosis by remodeling outward, thereby preserving a larger lumen area after IVUS-guided stenting,…

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Monday, November 24, 2014 | Source: American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

AHA 2014: Much-Anticipated Large Trials Bring Some Surprises

By Kim Dalton
CHICAGO, IL—Preventive medical therapies, mostly given in the wake of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES), took center…
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

AVOIDing Oxygen in Suspected STEMI Tied to Smaller Infarcts, Less Recurrent MI

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—Oxygen therapy has long been standard practice in patients with suspected ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), but results…

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Biodegradable-Polymer DES Perform Well But Appear No Safer than Their Durable-Polymer Counterparts

By Kim Dalton

CHICAGO, IL—Two recent trials of biodegradable-polymer drug-eluting stents (DES) have failed to support the concept that eliminating a key substrate…

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Regional STEMI Care Systems Improve Treatment Times

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—Implementing a regional system of care for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is vital to increasing the…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Registry: Newer P2Y12 Inhibitors Reduce Stent Thrombosis, Mortality Over Clopidogrel

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—Compared with clopidogrel treatment, prasugrel and—even more so—ticagrelor reduce the risk of stent thrombosis and mortality over 2 years…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Mitral Repair at the Time of CABG Provides No Mortality, QoL Benefit at 1 Year

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—Adding surgical mitral valve repair to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Role of CTA in Survival Prediction, Resource Utilization Explored

By Kim Dalton

CHICAGO, IL—While coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) has the ability to predict a period of low mortality risk in those with normal…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Novel, Efficient CT-based FFR Outperforms CTA

By Kim Dalton

CHICAGO, IL—A new, more efficient method of computing fractional flow reserve (FFR) using data from computed tomographic angiography (CTA) not only…

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

FACTOR-64: No Benefit to CTA Screening of Asymptomatic Patients with Diabetes

By Kim Dalton

CHICAGO, IL—A strategy of screening asymptomatic patients with diabetes with computed tomography angiography (CTA) and using the results to guide…

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Vorapaxar Safe in NSTE-ACS But Bleeding Risk Merits 6-Month Delay Before Noncardiac Surgery

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—In patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) who undergo noncardiac surgery, the novel antiplatelet agent…

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…