In the JournalsPerspective

Meta-analysis: Dual therapy yields less bleeding than triple therapy in AF, CAD

October 23, 2019
Dual antithrombotic therapy conferred less bleeding but similar rates of mortality, stroke, nonfatal MI and stent thrombosis compared with triple…
FDA News

System to aid echocardiography receives FDA clearance

October 23, 2019
Ventripoint Diagnostics announced its analysis system that works with standard echocardiography machines has been cleared for commercial use by the…
FDA News

AI-based CT image reconstruction technology receives FDA clearance

October 22, 2019
Canon Medical Systems USA announced the FDA granted 501(k) clearance to its image reconstruction technology that uses a deep learning algorithm. The…
Meeting News

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…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

An advisor can help take the emotion out of investing

October 15, 2019
This is the first of a three-part series on how a physician will get investment advice during his or her lifetime.
Meeting News

THEMIS, TWILIGHT, other major trials spotlighted at CMHC

October 15, 2019
CHICAGO — Healio presents live updates from the late-breaking trials session at the Cardiometabolic Health Congress. Presenters highlighted…
Meeting News

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…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
In the JournalsPerspective

Another study finds no evidence of increased long-term mortality with paclitaxel-coated devices

October 9, 2019
Patients who underwent endovascular revascularization with a paclitaxel-based drug-eluting device did not have an increased mortality risk over an…
FDA News

FDA designates recall of guide catheter as class 1

October 8, 2019
The FDA has designated Medtronic’s product recall of a guide catheter as a class 1 recall, the most serious kind. The recall affects 106,298…
FDA News

Stent graft system for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms receives FDA breakthrough designation

October 8, 2019
Medtronic announced that a stent graft system for the minimally invasive repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms has received breakthrough device…
Meeting News

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…
In the JournalsPerspective

Up to $935B wasted in health care spending annually

October 7, 2019
The estimated cost of waste in the United States health care system ranged from $760 billion to $935 billion annually, or about 25% of total health…
Meeting News

AHA: More evidence needed for endovascular therapy for acute PE

October 7, 2019
Interventional devices for treatment of acute pulmonary embolism do not have a high level of evidence, and stakeholders must generate more evidence…

Healio’s top stories on sudden cardiac arrest

October 5, 2019
October marks Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness on one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. In recognition…
Meeting News

BLADE-PCI: Novel liposomal alendronate fails in diabetes

October 4, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Intravenous administration of a novel liposomal formulation of alendronate at the time of PCI with drug-eluting stents failed…
Breaking News

Trump issues executive order to expand private Medicare insurance plans

October 4, 2019
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that directs HHS to take action to provide more insurance plan options under Medicare Advantage…
Meeting News

CTO PCI similar to medical therapy in CV death, MI risk at 3 years: EURO-CTO

October 3, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — At 3 years, among patients with a chronic total coronary occlusion, those who underwent CTO PCI had similar rates of CV death…
In the Journals

General anesthesia confers less disability 3 months after thrombectomy for stroke vs. sedation

October 1, 2019
Protocol-based general anesthesia was linked to less disability at 3 months compared with procedural sedation among patients with acute ischemic…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Portico valve stacks up against commercially available TAVR valves

September 30, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — In the Portico IDE study, 30-day safety and 1-year effectiveness of the Portico transcatheter aortic valve replacement system…