Feature

One health system’s experience relevant to looming price transparency rule

August 21, 2019
The Trump administration’s ongoing effort to lower health care costs and increase transparency resumes later this summer when HHS is expected…
In the Journals

Risk for events after PCI increases in hypertension, high platelet reactivity

August 20, 2019
Patients with hypertension and residual high platelet reactivity with clopidogrel had an increased risk for MACE at 2 years after PCI, according to…

Wyanoke Group announces Healio rebranding

August 19, 2019
In an effort to improve the user experience for its health provider audiences, the Wyanoke Group is rebranding its live event, digital and publishing…
Feature

Analysts debate Senate drug pricing bill’s likelihood of making an impact

August 19, 2019
The Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, introduced last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member…
FDA News

TAVR systems approved for low-risk patients

August 16, 2019
Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic announced that their transcatheter aortic valve replacement systems have been approved by the FDA for use in…
In the Journals

PCI increases risk for in-hospital mortality in octogenarian patients

August 16, 2019
Patients aged at least 80 years who underwent PCI had an increased risk for in-hospital mortality and morbidity compared with those younger than 80…
In the Journals

BIO-RESORT: Three DES equal in TVF, stent thrombosis at 3 years

August 16, 2019
In the overall cohort of a randomized trial, three drug-eluting stents were associated with similar rates of target vessel failure and stent…
In the Journals

Cardiac rehab referral rates lacking after CICU discharge, especially for patients with HF

August 13, 2019
In a new study, nearly 63% of patients discharged from the cardiac ICU had an indication for cardiac rehabilitation, yet only 30% were referred upon…
At Issue

At Issue: Lancet initiative sparks discussion on diversity in cardiology

August 12, 2019
Cardiology Today and Healio spoke with several prominent cardiologists active in diversity and inclusion issues about their reactions to the news…
In the Journals

AHA: ‘Thorough evaluation of limb perfusion’ critical in CLI

August 12, 2019
The American Heart Association released a scientific statement outlining the options for perfusion assessment in patients with critical limb…
In the Journals

Statin use promotes limb salvage, survival after PAD procedures

August 11, 2019
Among patients with peripheral artery disease who underwent a surgical or endovascular intervention, statin use after the procedure was associated…
Feature

New catheter-based procedure adds option for PDA closure in newborns

August 9, 2019
Newborns with the congenital heart defect patent ductus arteriosus face many potential complications such as respiratory failure, acute kidney…
In the Journals

Transcatheter tricuspid valve repair system improves outcomes in high-risk surgical patients

August 9, 2019
A transcatheter tricuspid valve repair system had a long-term safety profile in patients who were at high surgical risk, which led to sustained…
FDA NewsPerspective

FDA advises clinicians to discuss risks of paclitaxel-coated devices with patients

August 7, 2019
The FDA today issued a series of recommendations following an advisory panel meeting on a signal of late mortality risk associated with…
In the Journals

BASEL IX: Pulmonary embolism 'uncommon cause' of syncope

August 6, 2019
Pulmonary embolism appears to be rare in patients presenting with syncope to the ED, according to data published in the Journal of the American
In the Journals

Stent thrombosis somewhat common after SFA revascularization

August 6, 2019
Among patients who had endovascular revascularization of the superficial femoral artery, stent thrombosis occurred in more than 7% of patients, with…
In the Journals

Post-PCI stroke more common in recent years

August 5, 2019
The incidence of ischemic stroke after PCI is low but has risen over the past decade, possibly due to an increase in patients with complex disease…
In the Journals

Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…
FDA News

DCB catheter receives FDA breakthrough device designation

August 2, 2019
B. Braun Interventional Systems announced that a drug-coated balloon catheter for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty has received a…
In the Journals

EMR ‘happy hour’ improves efficiency, efficacy

August 1, 2019
Hour-long monthly sessions where health care professionals shared best electronic medical record practices with their peers — dubbed by the…