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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Smart technology use common, beneficial in congenital cath lab

June 2, 2014
LAS VEGAS — The use of smart technology by early-career interventional congenital cardiologists is common and prevalent and associated with…
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Jeffrey Chambers, MD, outlines 1-year ORBIT II results

May 30, 2014
LAS VEGAS — In this video, Jeffrey Chambers, MD, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist and director of the cath lab at Mercy Hospital in…
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Stuart Watkins, MD, discusses the VERIFY-2 trial

May 30, 2014
LAS VEGAS — In this video, Stuart Watkins, MD, interventional cardiologist at Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, outlines…
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MI rates remain stable in middle-aged women

May 30, 2014
LAS VEGAS — The rate of MI has declined in recent years among men and elderly adults, but has remained stable in women younger than 55 years…
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Meta-analysis: Renal artery stenting bests medical therapy alone

May 30, 2014
LAS VEGAS — In a new meta-analysis, renal artery stenting significantly reduced the risk for serious adverse events, compared with medical…
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Transcaval TAVR with CoreValve successful in first three patients

May 30, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Use of transcaval access to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement with the CoreValve self-expanding system was successful…
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Low income associated with higher in-hospital mortality rate after STEMI

May 29, 2014
LAS VEGAS — New data suggest that patients with STEMI who have low incomes are more likely to die in-hospital and less likely to receive timely…
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Heparin vs. bivalirudin during PCI yields conflicting results

May 29, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Two studies presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions came to different…
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Smokers more vulnerable to arterial plaque ruptures

May 29, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Cigarette smoking is associated with a higher burden of necrotic core in coronary atherosclerotic plaques, which could represent a…
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Radial access for PCI after STEMI lowered risk for bleeding, transfusion

May 29, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Patients who underwent PCI after STEMI had lower rates of bleeding and blood transfusion if the procedure was performed via…