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RE-DUAL PCI: Dual therapy beneficial in all subgroups in PCI with AF

November 17, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Patients with atrial fibrillation who underwent PCI and were treated with dual therapy — dabigatran plus a P2Y12…
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Gottlieb sees ‘watershed opportunity’ to shape future of FDA’s regulatory process

November 16, 2017
WASHINGTON — When diagnosed with
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Burnout common in cardiologists, especially women

November 16, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — In a recent survey, more than one-quarter of U.S. cardiologists reported burnout, with burnout being 29% likely among women…
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AMA adopts new strategy for genetic tests, therapeutics

November 15, 2017
AMA recently voted to advance the development of a comprehensive strategy that allows more consistent coverage of genomic and genetic tests and…
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VIDEO: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, highlights interventional updates at AHA 2017

November 14, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — In this video exclusive, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, provides his perspective on five trials presented at the American Heart…
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STEMI Accelerator-2: Coordinated emergency systems of care reduce treatment times, mortality

November 14, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The addition of full-time regional coordinators and mentors to help organize care among emergency services and primary PCI…
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Patients with prior PCI benefit from aspirin during noncardiac surgery

November 14, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Among patients with prior PCI undergoing noncardiac surgery, aspirin conferred better outcomes compared with placebo…
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Prasugrel, ticagrelor yield similar 1-year outcomes; switch to clopidogrel safe in STEMI

November 14, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Patients who underwent PCI for STEMI had similar outcomes at 1 year regardless of assignment to prasugrel or ticagrelor…
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Health care costs often catastrophic for uninsured patients with acute MI, stroke

November 13, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Before the Affordable Care Act was implemented in 2012, most U.S. patients without health insurance who were hospitalized for…
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Perioperative aspirin reduces risk of death, MI versus placebo

November 13, 2017
After noncardiac surgery, low-dose aspirin therapy reduced the risk of death and nonfatal myocardial infarction in patients with prior percutaneous…
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Quality of PCI procedures consistent across US hospitals, regardless of ranking

November 12, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The quality and appropriateness of percutaneous coronary intervention procedures performed at hospitals across the United…
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PRESERVE: No benefit of sodium bicarbonate, acetylcysteine for prevention of mortality, renal outcomes after angiography

November 12, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Among patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing angiography, a strategy of IV sodium bicarbonate or oral acetylcysteine…
In the Journals

Endovascular thrombectomy confers similar outcomes in stroke with, without AF

November 10, 2017
The effects of endovascular thrombectomy did not significantly differ in patients who had an acute ischemic stroke either with or without atrial…

Cardiology Today's Intervention top stories covered at TCT 2017

November 10, 2017
TCT 2017 featured important late-breaking clinical trials and other presentations by some of the world’s leading interventional cardiologists…
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In small peripheral vessels, angioplasty alone may confer best results

November 9, 2017
Patients with lesions in femoropopliteal vessels with a diameter smaller than 4 mm who were treated with balloon angioplasty alone had improved…
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DARE: DEB noninferior to DES for in-stent restenosis treatment at 6 months

November 9, 2017
A paclitaxel-eluting balloon showed noninferiority compared with a drug-eluting stent for the treatment of patients undergoing treatment for coronary…
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MAVERIC: Transcatheter mitral valve repair system confers 6-month benefit

November 8, 2017
Transcatheter annular reduction therapy for treatment of functional mitral regurgitation was safe and effective at 6 months, according to data…
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Percutaneous access for EVAR in ruptured AAA safe, increasing in use

November 8, 2017
Totally percutaneous access for endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms is growing in use and confers similar outcomes to…

TAVR 15th anniversary celebrated with 10 notable stories from 2017

November 7, 2017
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a minimally invasive procedure for treatment of patients with aortic stenosis, was first performed in 2002…
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Disparities in PCI outcomes show need for trial diversity

November 7, 2017
Women and minority patients undergoing PCI with a drug-eluting stent are more likely to have recurrent ischemic events compared with white men, and…
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