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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VIDEO: Cilostazol ‘compelling’ as bridging therapy for high-risk patients to discontinue DAPT before surgery

May 9, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Charles Laham, MD, FSCAI, an interventional cardiologist at Holy Family Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin, discusses…
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TRIAGE: Risk algorithm identifies patients who may benefit from intensive antiplatelet therapy

May 9, 2015
SAN DIEGO — A risk-assessment algorithm that incorporates clinical risk factors and platelet function testing may help to identify patients who…
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An in-depth look at the ORBIT II trial

May 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Previous studies have shown that a high load of calcium in coronary arteries predicts an increased rate of major adverse cardiac…
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MILLION: Combined BP, cholesterol lowering reduces coronary plaque volume

May 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Among patients with CAD, an aggressive or standard approach of combined BP and cholesterol lowering after successful PCI resulted…
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Clinical profile of ACS patients treated with prasugrel, clopidogrel varies in US

May 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — The clinical profile of patients with ACS treated with prasugrel as compared with clopidogrel differs substantially across U.S…
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IABP may improve mortality among patients with cardiogenic shock unable to undergo timely PCI

May 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Patients with cardiogenic shock after STEMI who were unable to receive timely PCI had a better rate of in-hospital mortality when…
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The new frontier: Interventional cardiology and technology

May 7, 2015
SAN DIEGO — The opening lectures at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions, given by Christian
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Ticagrelor more effective than clopidogrel for ad-hoc PCI

May 7, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Troponin-negative patients with ACS undergoing ad-hoc PCI had greater, more rapid reductions in platelet reactivity after treatment…
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ORBIT II: Atherectomy system associated with durable long-term results, potential cost savings

May 7, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Use of an orbital atherectomy system to remove severely calcified plaque in the coronary arteries prior to stent placement resulted…
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Percutaneous vascular stenting reduces amputations, complications

May 7, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In an analysis of more than 88,000 lower-extremity peripheral vascular interventions performed within a 6-year period, percutaneous…