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PRAGUE 13: Multivessel PCI failed to best culprit-vessel PCI after STEMI

May 29, 2015

New data from the PRAGUE 13 trial presented at EuroPCR demonstrate no difference in favor of multivessel PCI over culprit-only primary PCI in patients with STEMI.

Ota Hlinomaz, MD, PhD, from St. Anne University Hospital in Brno, Czech Republic, and colleagues studied two management strategies in patients with STEMI who had 70% or greater stenosis in a nonculprit artery.

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DEFLECT III: Cerebral protection device safe at 30 days after TAVR

May 29, 2015
Cerebral protection with an investigational device designed to deflect debris away from the brain during transcatheter aortic valve replacement was safe at 30 days…

HHS announces new payment initiative for reducing CVD

May 29, 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced they will be accepting applications for a new ACA payment model, designed to reduce the risk of CVD in…
Sanjit Jolly, MD, MSc Meeting News Coverage

TOTAL: Stroke risk linked to manual thrombectomy during PCI evident within 48 hours

May 29, 2015
The increased stroke risk associated with manual thrombectomy during primary PCI detected in the TOTAL trial was evident within the first 48 hours after the procedure…
VIDEO: New cholesterol guidelines, risk calculator key to improving patient care Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: New cholesterol guidelines, risk calculator key to improving patient care

May 29, 2015
SAN DIEGO — C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, reviews the new…
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Platelet Function and Genetic Testing Current Status and Use

Platelet Function and Genetic Testing: Current Status and Use

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death…
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VIDEO: New detection technology 'changes landscape' for radiation safety

VIDEO: New detection technology 'changes landscape' for radiation safety

May 28, 2015
BOSTON — In this video, Scott J. Pollak, MD, FACC, of Central Florida Cardiology Group, Orlando, outlines the…
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Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death…
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