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Physician visual assessment confers higher stenosis severity vs. quantitative coronary angiography

January 16, 2018
Physician visual assessment was associated with higher stenosis severity readings than quantitative coronary angiography for coronary lesions treated…
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USPSTF: Insufficient evidence exists showing benefits of ankle-brachial index for PAD

January 16, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has given a class I indication for the use of ankle-brachial index to screen adults for peripheral artery…
In the Journals

Predictors, safety of next-day discharge after TAVR confirmed

January 15, 2018
Among patients who underwent minimalist transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement without complications, next-day discharge was associated…

10 stories highlighting advancements in MI care

January 14, 2018
The Cardiology Today MI Resource Center provides the latest information on the diagnosis, management and treatment of MI, as well as up-to-date…
In the Journals

Women undergo peripheral endovascular intervention for PAD later in life than men

January 12, 2018
Endovascular intervention for peripheral artery disease is performed at an older age in women compared with men, according to data published in…
In the Journals

PFO closure reduces stroke, increases AF in cryptogenic stroke

January 12, 2018
Patients with cryptogenic stroke who were treated with patent foramen ovale closure and medical therapy had a decreased risk for recurrent stroke and…
FDA News

FDA categorizes past recall of TAVR delivery system as Class I

January 11, 2018
The FDA announced it has classified Edwards Lifesciences’ past voluntary recall of a transcatheter heart valve delivery system as a Class I…
In the Journals

Fewer adverse outcomes in chronic kidney disease in TAVR vs. surgery

January 11, 2018
Patients with chronic kidney disease who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement had better outcomes compared with those who underwent…
In the Journals

SES with bioabsorbable coating confers no stent thrombosis at 5 years

January 10, 2018
A novel sirolimus-eluting stent was linked with no occurrences of stent thrombosis at 5 years in patients with symptomatic ischemic heart disease…
Meeting News

PAD different in women vs. men

January 10, 2018
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Peripheral artery disease is prevalent in men and women, yet significant differences in presentation and treatment exist and…

Expanding clinic huddles to other staff members reduces burnout, identifies IT issues

January 9, 2018
While the idea of huddles has been utilized in primary care among clinicians and medical assistants for some time, recent research suggests that…

HHS nominee calls lowering drug prices one of his ‘top priorities’

January 9, 2018
Alex Azar II, President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to be the administration's second HHS secretary acknowledged that “all drug prices are…
In the Journals

DCB bests PTA at 1 year for treatment of lesions in PAD

January 9, 2018
At 1 year, a drug-coated balloon was superior to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for treating atherosclerotic lesions in the superficial…
In the Journals

Single-procedure complete revascularization may be optimal in STEMI, multivessel disease

January 9, 2018
Patients with STEMI and multivessel disease who underwent a single-procedure multivessel PCI had improved outcomes compared with those who underwent…
In the Journals

Dual-layered stents show promise in treating extracranial carotid artery stenosis

January 8, 2018
Dual-layered carotid stents may be safe and effective for the treatment of extracranial carotid artery stenosis and have a relatively low rate of…
In the Journals

PFO closure reduces rates of recurrent stroke in cryptogenic stroke

January 8, 2018
Patients who underwent patent foramen ovale closure for cryptogenic stroke had a decreased risk for recurrent stroke and transient ischemic attack…

Cardiology Today's Intervention top 10 stories posted in 2017

January 7, 2018
Cardiology Today’s Intervention has compiled a list of the top stories posted in 2017.
In the Journals

Short-term mortality rates similar in men, women after revascularization for STEMI

January 5, 2018
Men and women with an acute STMI had similar rates of all-cause mortality during the first 30 days after complete or incomplete revascularization…
In the Journals

PAD tied to worse outcomes in transfemoral TAVR

January 5, 2018
In patients undergoing transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement, the risks for death, hospital readmission and bleeding were higher among…
In the Journals

Insulin-dependent diabetes confers death, MI risk after PCI

January 5, 2018
Patients with diabetes who require insulin had an increased risk for MI and death at 1 year after PCI, regardless of whether they had chronic kidney…
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