Meeting News

FDA panel, industry discuss potential long-term mortality with paclitaxel devices

June 19, 2019
Members of the Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee of the FDA discussed the potential for increased long-term…
In the Journals

CV MRI noninferior to FFR for MACE in patients with stable angina, CAD risk factors

June 19, 2019
Myocardial perfusion CV MRI lowered the incidence of coronary revascularization compared with fractional flow reserve in patients with stable angina…
In the Journals

Number of industry payments to hospital lab directors suggests potential conflicts of interest

June 19, 2019
A significant number of cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratory directors have notable financial relationships within the biomedical…
In the Journals

Texas Children’s Hospital earns top pediatric cardiology, heart surgery ranking

June 18, 2019
For the third consecutive year, Texas Children’s Hospital received U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 ranking as the best hospital for…
In the Journals

Cell therapy delays amputation in severe diabetic kidney disease with limb ischemia

June 18, 2019
Adults with severe forms of diabetic kidney disease along with limb ischemia can benefit from delays in the need for amputation with autologous cell…
FDA News

FDA designates recall of balloon catheter for PTA as class 1

June 18, 2019
The FDA has designated Cook Medical’s product recall of a balloon catheter used for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty as a class 1 recall…
In the Journals

USPSTF recommends one-time screening for AAA in older male smokers

June 18, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has given a B recommendation for one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm using ultrasonography in…
In the Journals

Stroke rate after TAVR stable between 2011 and 2017

June 18, 2019
In analysis of more than 100,000 patients from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapies Registry…
In the Journals

Novel transcatheter procedure before TAVR safe for severe aortic stenosis

June 18, 2019
A transcatheter procedure performed immediately before transcatheter aortic valve replacement was feasible and safe in patients with severe native or…
In the Journals

Bleeding after endovascular PAD procedures portends bad outcomes

June 17, 2019
Among patients who had an endovascular procedure to treat peripheral artery disease, more than 4% had major bleeding, and those with major bleeding…
Feature

BLOG: Don’t get burned: Physician burnout and what you can do

June 17, 2019
Physician burnout continues to garner headlines in medical literature so much so that the WHO recently added it to their international diseases…

Trump administration sued over requirement to include drug prices in TV ads

June 17, 2019
Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly and the Association of National Advertisers sued the Trump administration last week, seeking to avoid complying with an HHS…
Feature

Clinician who sought mental health help shares journey

June 17, 2019
The struggle clinicians face in helping their patients, performing their required paperwork and maintaining a family life, all while maintaining…
Meeting News

Transcarotid artery revascularization safe, effective in two real-world studies

June 17, 2019
In two real-world studies presented at the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Annual Meeting, transcarotid artery revascularization was associated…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: SCAI plans international expansion

June 16, 2019
LAS VEGAS — In this video exclusive, Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC, FSCAI, the new president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and…
Meeting News

MOBILE: Cell therapy beneficial in certain patients with CLI at 2 years

June 14, 2019
Intramuscular injection of autologous concentrated bone marrow nucleated cells was associated with improved amputation-free survival in patients with…
Meeting News

Opioids may be overprescribed after EVAR

June 14, 2019
Among patients who underwent endovascular aneurysm repair, more opioids were prescribed than consumed, suggesting they may be overprescribed…
In the Journals

Late mortality risk elevated in patients with nonaccess site bleeding after PCI

June 14, 2019
The rate of late mortality after primary PCI was greater in patients with nonaccess site bleeding compared with PCI recipients with access site…
Meeting News

Smoking, sedentary behavior, alcohol use among factors tied to PAD events

June 13, 2019
In a machine-learning analysis presented at the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Annual Meeting, smoking, lack of physical activity and alcohol…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: SCAI had ‘something for everyone’

June 12, 2019
LAS VEGAS — In this video exclusive, Cardiology Today’s Intervention Editorial Board Member Sunil V. Rao, MD, FSCAI, FACC