The latest news from the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Scientific Symposium, with physician perspective, researcher interviews and clinician insight on coronary and vascular intervention.


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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…