Healio brings you highlights from the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from TCT, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and physicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

Mortality signal from paclitaxel-coated devices persists, but cause remains elusive

November 1, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Analyses continue to show a long-term mortality risk associated with paclitaxel-coated devices in patients with peripheral…
Meeting News

OCT confers improved outcomes vs. FFR for intermediate lesions: FORZA

October 31, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Guidance with OCT led to a lower occurrence of significant angina or the composite of MACE compared with guidance with…
Meeting News

BIODEGRADE: Cobalt-chromium DES noninferior to stainless steel DES for ACS

October 28, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — A cobalt-chromium drug-eluting stent was noninferior to a stainless steel DES in patients with ACS who were undergoing PCI…
Meeting News

Orbital, rotational atherectomy similarly successful in treating calcified CAD

October 28, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Orbital and rotational atherectomy conferred similar outcomes in patients with calcified CAD who underwent PCI, according to…
Meeting News

Structural highlights from TCT: SCOPE I, COAPT and more

October 27, 2019
Healio was on-site at TCT 2019, which offered a number of late-breaking presentations on innovations in the treatment of structural heart disease…
Meeting NewsPerspective

IVUS-XPL: In long lesions, IVUS-guided PCI retains superior outcomes at 5 years

October 25, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Among patients who underwent PCI for long lesions, IVUS-based guidance was associated with better outcomes than…
Meeting NewsPerspective

PARTNER 3: TAVR improves quality of life compared with surgery

October 24, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Compared with patients assigned surgery, those assigned transcatheter aortic valve replacement had a better Kansas City…
Meeting News

Pharmacotherapy highlights from TCT: TWILIGHT, Onyx ONE and more

October 19, 2019
As drug-eluting stent technology has evolved, stent thrombosis has become less of a risk and the standard recommendation of 1 year of dual…
Meeting News

Quantitative flow ratio predicts outcomes in complex PCI

October 14, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Among patients with three-vessel disease who underwent PCI, achievement of a quantitative flow ratio of at least 0.91 in all…
Meeting News

DISRUPT CAD II: Intravascular lithotripsy successful in calcified CAD

October 8, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — An intravascular lithotripsy device used for vessel preparation for stenting in patients with severely calcified coronary…