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FDA permits marketing of first catheter-based systems for vascular access for patients on hemodialysis

June 22, 2018
The FDA has granted marketing authorization for the use of the Ellipsys Vascular Access System and the everlinQ endoAVF System to make percutaneous…
Meeting News

Statin therapy reduces mortality risk after revascularization in CLI

June 22, 2018
Patients who received moderate- or high-intensity statin therapy 1 year after revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia were more…
In the Journals

Music could replace medication as stress reliever in invasive cardiac catheterization

June 21, 2018
Music may relieve anxiety and stress for patients undergoing elective invasive cardiac catheterization and serve as an alternative to…
Meeting News

Opioid use elevated in patients with PAD, CLI

June 21, 2018
Patients with peripheral artery disease and critical limb ischemia had an increased risk for opioid use, according to data presented at the Society…

ACP: Trump’s new insurance rule weakens patient protections

June 20, 2018
On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump issued a new health insurance rule that would roll back essential patient protections established by the…
Meeting News

Transcarotid artery revascularization offers similar in-hospital outcomes to surgery

June 20, 2018
Compared with carotid endarterectomy, transcarotid artery revascularization was associated with similar in-hospital outcomes in patients with carotid…

AMA opposes CVS-Aetna merger

June 20, 2018
AMA has determined that the proposed merger of CVS Health and Aetna should be blocked due to its likely negative consequences for patients and health…
FDA News

FDA issues safety alert for endovascular AAA graft system

June 19, 2018
The FDA issued a safety alert regarding an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm graft device. The device (AFX with Strata, Endologix) may pose a…
In the Journals

Leaflet thrombosis not related to mortality, stroke after TAVR

June 19, 2018
The rates of mortality, stroke and transient ischemic attack after about 1 year did not differ significantly between patients who developed leaflet…

ICD-11 updates resistance codes, adds gaming as addictive disorder

June 18, 2018
WHO previewed a new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, which includes updates to codes related to antimicrobial resistance, adds…
In the Journals

MERCURY PE: Rivaroxaban confers lower costs, shorter hospital stay in low-risk PE

June 18, 2018
Among patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism, compared with standard of care, discharge on rivaroxaban was associated with lower costs and shorter…
In the Journals

High-sensitivity troponin test increases diagnosis of MI

June 18, 2018
Introduction of a high-sensitivity troponin T test in Sweden led to an increased incidence of MI diagnosis, researchers reported. The increased…
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VIDEO: Experts discuss challenging aspects of endovascular therapy

June 17, 2018
Cardiology Today’s Intervention was on-site at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) and had the opportunity meet with…
In the Journals

New study suggests ‘Right to Try’ may undo efforts on patient safety

June 15, 2018
The balance between investigational new drug access and protection of patients from therapies without established safety the FDA built during the…
FDA News

FDA approves DCB in larger sizes for treatment of long lesions in PAD

June 15, 2018
Medtronic announced the FDA approved longer lengths of its drug-coated balloon designed for the treatment of long superficial femoral artery lesions…
In the Journals

AAA screening fails to reduce mortality in men

June 15, 2018
Reduced smoking, not the implementation of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in Sweden, largely reduced mortality caused by AAA in men, according…
Meeting News

AMA passes new policies on naloxone, Medicaid, augmented intelligence

June 14, 2018
A broad spectrum of policies, actions and resolutions, ranging from naloxone access, Medicaid waivers and other topics, were voted on by the AMA…
In the Journals

CABG confers better mortality rate than PCI in multivessel disease

June 14, 2018
Among patients with multivessel disease, CABG mortality rates were lower vs. those who had PCI with stenting, according to a meta-analysis. The…
FDA News

FDA issues draft guidances for premarket testing, labeling of devices in catheter-based procedures

June 14, 2018
The FDA issued draft guidance documents for recommended premarket testing and labeling of guidewires, intravascular catheters and delivery systems. …
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VIDEO: Experts discuss stimulating areas of vascular intervention

June 13, 2018
While attending the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy, Cardiology Today’s Intervention had the opportunity meet with some of the…