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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Parachute device improves outcomes for patients with HF

May 7, 2015
SAN DIEGO — A meta-analysis of three clinical trials demonstrates 1-year safety and efficacy of a minimally invasive, catheter-based…
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3-D quantitative coronary angiography reliably identifies occult severe lesions

June 20, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Surrogate 3-D quantitative coronary angiography, a technique incorporating results from two separate orthogonal angiographic views…
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VERIFY-2: FFR remains gold standard for determining severity of stenosis

June 16, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Measurement of Pd/Pa or instantaneous wave-free ratio, whether used in binary algorithms or hybrid strategies that incorporate…
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HOST-ASSURE: 1-year outcomes similar for triple antiplatelet therapy, clopidogrel double dose

June 10, 2014
LAS VEGAS — At 1 year, outcomes for patients assigned triple antiplatelet therapy for 1 month after PCI were similar to outcomes for patients…
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Positive European, US results for Direct Flow Medical TAVR system

June 6, 2014
LAS VEGAS — The Direct Flow Medical transcatheter aortic valve system showed positive 12-month results in a European trial and positive 30-day…
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DAPT duration after endovascular intervention did not affect major adverse events

June 5, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Major adverse events did not differ for patients undergoing lower-extremity endovascular revascularization regardless of dual…
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Low operator PCI volume linked to worse outcomes, higher cost

June 4, 2014
LAS VEGAS — The fewer PCI procedures an operator performs in a given year, the higher the rate of mortality and periprocedural complications…
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Orbital atherectomy improved long-term outcomes in high-risk patients

June 3, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Patients with severely calcified arteries who underwent coronary orbital atherectomy had reduced risks for MI, death and repeat…
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BMC2 Registry: PCI safe at hospitals without on-site cardiac surgery

June 2, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Patients with STEMI treated with PCI had no difference in outcomes regardless of whether they were treated at a hospital with…
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RadiCure: Device reduced radiation exposure during cardiac catheterization

June 2, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Use of a real-time radiation monitoring device significantly reduced radiation exposure for operators during cardiac…