In the Journals

PCI comparable to CABG in left main CAD treatment

September 22, 2017
Although CABG has been the standard therapy for patients with left main coronary artery stenosis, new data suggest that PCI with drug-eluting stents…

Gurman says, ‘Our voice is their voice’ in explaining the importance of physician advocacy

September 22, 2017
At a time when the state of health care is in flux, it is critical that physicians engage in the national debate by telling their stories and those…
Meeting News

DETOUR I: Percutaneous bypass procedure successful in long peripheral lesions

September 22, 2017
A novel percutaneous bypass system using the femoral vein as a pathway conferred a high rate of patency with no effect on venous health in patients…
In the Journals

ACC, AHA update guidelines for treating MI

September 21, 2017
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have released updated clinical performance and quality measures to benchmark…
FDA News

FDA finalizes guidelines on interoperable devices

September 21, 2017
The FDA recently issued final guidelines outlining its nonbinding recommendations for safe and secure interactions among medical devices and other…

Right-side heart pump receives FDA premarket approval

September 21, 2017
The FDA announced the premarket approval of a right-side heart pump designed to treat patients with acute HF or decompensation following left…
Meeting News

AcoArt I: Novel DCB successfully treats femoropopliteal disease at 2 years

September 20, 2017
A novel drug-coated balloon was associated with higher rates of patency and lower rates of target lesion revascularization at 2 years vs…
In the Journals

Device treatment effects of BVS, EES consistent in men, women with CAD

September 20, 2017
Two-year clinical outcomes were consistent among women and men treated with a bioresorbable vascular scaffold or everolimus-eluting stent, despite…

More Democrats than Republicans OK with how media covers science

September 20, 2017
More Democrats than Republicans think the news media does a good job of covering science, according to the results of a new study. The Pew Research…
In the Journals

FANTOM II: BVS effective in noncomplex CAD treatment at 6 months

September 19, 2017
A novel coronary bioresorbable vascular scaffold showed favorable outcomes at 6 months, according to results published in JACC: Cardiovascular
In the Journals

CAS, endarterectomy reduced stroke in Medicare beneficiaries

September 19, 2017
The number of patients who had a stroke after carotid artery stenting or carotid endarterectomy declined over time, according to an analysis…
In the Journals

Closed-loop system reduces kidney injury rate in CV interventional procedures

September 18, 2017
In moderate- to high-risk patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing cardiac interventional procedures, a closed-loop system significantly…
Meeting NewsPerspective

SAFE-DCB: High procedural success, few events in DCB registry

September 18, 2017
According to an interim analysis from a registry presented at VIVA 17, a drug-coated balloon was safe and effective at 12 months. Edward
Meeting News

CRF announces late-breaking clinical trials for upcoming TCT meeting

September 17, 2017
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation released the lineup of lineup of Late-breaking Clinical Trials and First Report Investigations scheduled for…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Serration balloon catheter achieves low residual stenosis in PAD

September 15, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Results of the PRELUDE feasibility study of a serration balloon catheter showed it greatly reduced stenosis in patients with…

Septal occluder safe, effective in transcather atrial septal defect closure

September 14, 2017
At 2-year follow-up, a septal occluder device was deemed safe and effective for transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects, according to new data…
Meeting NewsPerspective

ILLUMENATE: DCB yields durable treatment effect at 2 years

September 14, 2017
LAS VEGAS — New data from the ILLUMENATE EU randomized controlled trial demonstrate higher primary patency and a lower rate of clinically…
In the JournalsPerspective

Three new studies show benefit of PFO closure on reduced risk for recurrent stroke

September 13, 2017
New data from the CLOSE, REDUCE and RESPECT trials demonstrated a lower rate of recurrent ischemic stroke after patent foramen ovale closure compared…
Meeting NewsPerspective

ACT 1: Carotid stenting beneficial in women, heavy atherosclerotic burden

September 13, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Two subanalyses of the ACT 1 trial found carotid artery stenting benefited women and patients with the worst atherosclerotic burden…
Meeting News

DCB beneficial in hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulae lesions

September 13, 2017
LAS VEGAS — In patients with dysfunctional hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulae, adding a drug-coated balloon to treatment with percutaneous…
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