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Enrollment begins for feasibility study of heart pump in patients with STEMI needing PCI

May 27, 2017

The first patients have been enrolled in an FDA-approved feasibility study to evaluate a heart pump for reduction of infarct size in patients with STEMI requiring PCI, according to a press release from Abiomed.

The study will assess the safety of the heart pump system (Impella CP, Abiomed) for unloading of the left ventricle prior to PCI in patients with STEMI without cardiogenic shock.

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Enrollment begun in study of DCB for treatment of arteriovenous fistulas in renal disease

May 26, 2017
Medtronic announced the first patient has been enrolled in a study of a drug-coated balloon to treat failing arteriovenous fistulas in patients with end-stage renal…
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CENTERA: Novel transcatheter heart valve shows promise in aortic stenosis

May 26, 2017
Patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who received a novel self-expanding transcatheter heart valve had improved outcomes, according to results presented at…

AAFP, AMA: Congressional Budget Office report shows AHCA needs work

May 25, 2017
The groups’ comments come after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation released a report on Wednesday that indicated the…

AHA, other groups call for AHCA to be dropped after Congressional Budget Office score

May 25, 2017
In a joint statement, a nonpartisan coalition of patient and consumer groups wrote that the Congressional Budget Office’s new score of the American Health Care…
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Treatment of Symptomatic Common Femoral Artery Stenosis

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2017
Michael S. Lee, MD, FACC, FSCAI
The preferred revascularization strategy for symptomatic common femoral artery stenosis is unknown. Common femoral…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses FFR trial results at ACC 17

April 7, 2017
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AAFP, AMA: Congressional Budget Office report shows AHCA needs work

May 25, 2017
The groups’ comments come after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation released a…
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