Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions

Healio brings you the highlights from Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from SCAI, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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Cerebral embolic protection beneficial in TAVR, but one size does not fit all

May 4, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Cerebral embolic protection to reduce stroke risk in transcatheter aortic valve replacement has clear benefits, but it may not be…
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Novel oral anticoagulants useful in VTE, but careful decisions required

April 30, 2018
SAN DIEGO — As the number of available novel oral anticoagulants expands, physicians must consider how best to use these agents in patients…
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Experts compare novel oral anticoagulants with LAA closure in AF

April 28, 2018
SAN DIEGO — In the era of novel oral anticoagulants and the availability of devices for left atrial appendage closure, combining the two
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Outcomes worse with delayed discharge after transfemoral TAVR

April 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Delayed hospital discharge after transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement has declined in recent years, but it remains…
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PROGRESS CTO registry highlights feasibility of hybrid approach at experienced centers

April 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — As chronic total occlusion PCI continues to evolve with new equipment and techniques, new data from the PROGRESS CTO Registry…
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Experts make cases for heparin, bivalirudin

April 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Evidence exists to support heparin or bivalirudin as the anticoagulant of choice during primary PCI, two experts said during a…
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FLARE: Novel treatment safe, effective in acute PE

April 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Use of catheter-directed mechanical thrombectomy without thrombolytics was safe and improved right ventricular strain in…
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3-D printing shows promise for predicting location of paravalvular leak

April 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Preliminary results of a small study demonstrate the effectiveness of preprocedure 3-D printing and computer modeling to predict…
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Evidence-based medicine forms ‘fabric’ behind interventional cardiology

April 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — During the past 40 years, new technologies, treatments and techniques in interventional cardiology have faced intense scrutiny and…
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Interventional cardiology ‘at a pivot point’

April 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — The field of interventional cardiology “has a very bright future,” Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, told the audience during…