Early feasibility study of next-generation pericardial TAVR system underway

August 18, 2018
An early feasibility study is underway to investigate use of a next-generation pericardial transcatheter aortic valve replacement system for…
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Statin therapy reduces risk for CV events after carotid artery revascularization

August 17, 2018
Patients with significant carotid disease who received continuous statin therapy had a 25% lower risk for long-term adverse CV events, according to a…
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Novel coronary sinus device safely relieves symptoms in refractory angina

August 17, 2018
A novel device designed to treat chronic severe angina was implanted safely, effectively reduced angina symptoms and improved quality of life…
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Shorter reperfusion time decreases in-hospital HF after primary PCI

August 16, 2018
Recent study results have linked reduced time to reperfusion to a decrease in post-admission in-hospital HF in patients with STEMI undergoing primary…
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Multimorbidity increases among US adults

August 16, 2018
Multimorbidity increased from 1988 to 2014 in adults, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family
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All-cause mortality increases in US, life expectancy stalls

August 15, 2018
From 1999 to 2016, all-cause mortality among adults aged between 25 years and 64 years in many different ethnic groups in the United States increased…
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Use of vascular closure devices or manual compression after femoral artery puncture safe in women

August 15, 2018
In an analysis of the ISAR-CLOSURE trial, use of vascular closure devices was as safe and effective as manual compression for artery closure in women…
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Long-term survival, costs comparable for CLI revascularization techniques; amputation risk lower with endovascular strategy

August 15, 2018
Patients with critical limb ischemia who underwent endovascular or surgical revascularization had comparable rates of long-term survival and overall…
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Multimorbidity most significant risk factor for polypharmacy in older patients

August 15, 2018
Patients aged 75 to 85 years with more than eight diagnosed diseases or conditions were at the highest risk for polypharmacy, according to findings…
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Population screening for AAA in women 'would yield little benefit'

August 14, 2018
New data from the United Kingdom indicate that an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening program in women, based on the standards used for screening in…

Cleveland Clinic ranked top US hospital for cardiology, heart surgery

August 14, 2018
Cleveland Clinic has been named the No. 1 hospital in the country for cardiology and heart surgery by the U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019…

ACP: CMS ‘Pathway to Success’ is a bumpy one

August 14, 2018
The American College of Physicians said in a press release there were good things and bad things about the new CMS plan known as Pathways to Success…
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Catheter-directed thrombolysis reduces complications in acute PE

August 14, 2018
Among patients with acute pulmonary embolism, ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis was associated with reduced complications, but…
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Prolonged DAPT after stenting yields similar ischemic, bleeding risks in women, men

August 13, 2018
In a secondary analysis of the DAPT study, late risk for ischemic and bleeding events was similar in women and men who received prolonged dual…
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Cilostazol boosts ulcer healing, amputation-free survival in CLI

August 13, 2018
Cilostazol improved amputation-free survival and ulcer healing in patients with critical limb ischemia who underwent endovascular or surgical…
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Coronary flow reserve helps predict adverse outcomes in deferred revascularization

August 10, 2018
Among patients who underwent fractional flow reserve and in whom revascularization was deferred, patients with low coronary flow reserve were more…
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CLEAR-ROAD: Novel carotid stent safe, effective in early study

August 10, 2018
A novel dual-layer stent system was safe and effective at 12 months, according to data from the CLEAR-ROAD study. The researchers conducted a…
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Disrupt BTK: Lithotripsy successfully treats below-the-knee stenoses

August 9, 2018
In the Disrupt BTK pilot study, intravascular lithotripsy successfully treated calcified and stenotic infrapopliteal arteries, researchers reported…

Boston Scientific to acquire venous stent manufacturer

August 8, 2018
Boston Scientific announced it has agreed to acquire Veniti Inc., maker of a venous stent system to treat obstructive venous disease. Veniti…
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FFR-, iFR-based deferral of revascularization equally safe

August 8, 2018
Deferral of revascularization based on instantaneous wave-free ratio and fractional flow reserve measurements results in similarly low rates of MACE…