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Angioplasty for DES in-stent restenosis lesions may yield late restenosis

July 6, 2015

Late restenosis was more frequent among patients treated for drug-eluting stent in-stent restenosis than in those treated for bare-metal stent in-stent restenosis, according to recent findings.

The researchers assessed long-term safety and clinical and angiographic outcomes in a cohort of 468 patients undergoing treatment for in-stent restenosis lesions. The analysis included data for 550 lesions evaluated between September 2008 and December 2012. There were 114 BMS restenosis lesions and 436 DES restenosis lesions.

In the Journals

Migraine–CAD link may not have genetic basis

July 6, 2015
Previous research established an association between CAD and migraine, especially migraine with aura, but new study data suggest that gene variants may not be the cause…

PCSK9 inhibitors: What you should know

July 5, 2015
Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9, also known as PCSK9, provides instructions for the body to produce a protein that helps regulate the amount of cholesterol…

ACC launches Statin Intolerance App

July 4, 2015
The American College of Cardiology has launched a free app designed to aid clinicians in the management and treatment of patients who report adverse muscular symptoms…
FDA News

FDA clears scoring balloon catheters with larger diameter

July 3, 2015
Spectranetics recently announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a scoring balloon catheter in diameters of 7 mm and 8 mm to treat a narrowed fistula…
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The Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute coronary syndrome.
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VIDEO: Knowledge of supplements and drug interactions essential for HF practitioners

VIDEO: Knowledge of supplements and drug interactions essential for HF practitioners

June 28, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Joseph Ho, PharmD, clinical pharmacist with Ochsner Baptist Medical Center in New Orleans…
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Antiplatelet Agents in ACS Distinguishing Characteristics Safety and Efficacy

Antiplatelet Agents in ACS: Distinguishing Characteristics, Safety, and Efficacy

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It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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