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CABG linked to better outcomes than PCI, but at higher price

January 28, 2015

Patients who underwent CABG had improved outcomes at 4 years but at a higher overall cost compared with PCI, according to results of a cost-effectiveness analysis of the ASCERT study.

Data from the ASCERT study were previously reported. The large, observational study compared the long-term effectiveness of CABG vs. PCI for the treatment of CAD and results showed a long-term survival advantage for older patients who underwent CABG.

FDA approvals

Percutaneous VAD for right heart support receives FDA approval

January 28, 2015
The FDA has approved under a Humanitarian Device Exemption the first single-access percutaneous ventricular assist device for right heart support, according to a press…
In the Journals

Solid organ transplantation saved more than 2 million life-years since 1987

January 28, 2015
In a new retrospective analysis, solid organ transplantation saved more than 2 million life-years, including more than 400,000 among liver transplant recipients, during…
FDA approvals

FDA approves ablation catheter with flexible tip to treat cardiac arrhythmias

January 28, 2015
St. Jude Medical announced that the FDA has approved an ablation catheter with a flexible tip for treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias.The ablation catheter…
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Top 10 interventional cardiology stories in 2014

January 27, 2015
The past year has been one of major developments in the field of interventional cardiology, with hot topics including FDA device approvals and key outcomes from various…
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Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena

Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena: Focus on Glycemic Control

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Among the multiple comorbidities and complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)…
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Kirk N. Garratt, MD: Prolonged DAPT beneficial in patients with paclitaxel-eluting stents

December 16, 2014
CHICAGO — In this video, Kirk N. Garratt, MD, of the Lennox Hill Hospital, New York, outlines results of a study…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is suboptimally managed in clinical practice despite the availability of relevantguidelines and evidence-based…
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