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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Atrial septal closure device explant may resolve nickel allergy symptoms

May 22, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Patients with nickel allergy and severe refractory symptoms after implantation with an atrial septal closure device experienced…
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Transcatheter pulmonary valve provides less invasive option for some children with congenital heart disease

May 21, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Device-related adverse events were rare among children implanted with a transcatheter pulmonary valve, according to new data from…

Cilostazol as bridging therapy warrants further research

May 20, 2015
SAN DIEGO — The most quoted research publications are those that address clinically frustrating scenarios for which we have no answer. Charles
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OUTSIDE START: Cilostazol may be safe bridging therapy for DAPT interruption

May 19, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Patients with a high–thrombosis-risk paclitaxel-eluting stent who were given cilostazol before undergoing a surgical…
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VIDEO: Roxana Mehran, MD, optimistic about future of clinical research in US

May 16, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Roxana Mehran, MD, professor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and associate medical editor of…
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Quality improvement program reduces rate of inappropriate cardiac catheterizations

May 15, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Implementation of a screening and education program targeting primary care physicians significantly lowered the rate of…

Data highlight benefits of antiplatelet therapy in ad-hoc setting

May 14, 2015
SAN DIEGO — It was previously established in the PLATO trial that ticagrelor is superior to clopidogrel in patients with ACS who were…

The importance of quality training during interventional fellowship

May 13, 2015
SAN DIEGO — We all aim to deliver “quality” care to our patients. Sometimes quality is too broadly defined, and physicians and…
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Multidisciplinary approach may improve outcomes for patients with pulmonary embolism

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Use of a pulmonary embolism response service comprised of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, pulmonologists and radiologists…

Lessons learned from new trials of prasugrel in patients with ACS

May 11, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Efficacy is established in randomized clinical trials. Effectiveness, however, is established in registry and/or nonrandomized…