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Radiofrequency catheter ablation improves long-term outcomes in patients with ventricular tachycardia

Radiofrequency catheter ablation improves long-term outcomes in patients with ventricular tachycardia
February 9, 2016

Patients with recurrent ventricular tachycardia experienced fewer implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks and ventricular tachycardia episodes at 6 months, and had reductions in amiodarone use and hospitalization during the first 3 years after ablation, according to results of the THERMOCOOL VT trial.

In this prospective, postapproval study, Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, director of electrophysiology for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and colleagues investigated the long-term safety and effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation using an open-irrigated catheter (Biosense Webster).

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Less patency, fewer complications for endovascular approach to popliteal artery aneurysm repair

February 9, 2016
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Compared with open surgery, endovascular popliteal artery aneurysm repair was associated with lower patency but fewer complications, according to…
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Peripheral application of bioabsorbable structures shows promise

February 9, 2016
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Bioabsorbable stents and bioresorbable scaffolds may ultimately prove more suitable than metallic stents for the treatment of peripheral artery…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses algorithmic approach to SFA intervention

February 8, 2016
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — In this video, Gary M. Ansel, MD, interventional cardiologist at OhioHealth Heart and Vascular Physicians, presents a look at the interventions…
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Optimal treatment for peripheral in-stent restenosis depends on lesion size

February 8, 2016
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The optimal treatment for in-stent restenosis in the peripheral arteries depends on lesion size. For short lesions, drug-coated balloons and…
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Acute Ischemic Stroke: Overcoming Barriers by Improving Systems of Care

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

According to the American Heart Association, strokes are experienced by approximately 795,000 Americans each year and…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses algorithmic approach to SFA intervention

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VIDEO: TAVR fills treatment gaps in aortic stenosis, but outcomes vs. surgery yet unknown

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