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Sirolimus-eluting balloon receives FDA breakthrough device designation

April 24, 2019
Orchestra BioMed announced that a sirolimus-eluting balloon has received a breakthrough device designation from the FDA for the treatment of patients…
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Lotus Edge becomes third TAVR system approved by FDA

April 23, 2019
Boston Scientific announced its mechanically expandable transcatheter aortic valve replacement system has been approved by the FDA for treatment of…
In the Journals

PCI for acute heart attack improves outcomes in older patients

April 23, 2019
An increased use of PCI in older patients from 2000 to 2016 contributed to a survival benefit at the time of their first acute MI, according to a…
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Atherectomy system for small vessel PAD receives FDA clearance

April 18, 2019
Avinger announced that an image-guided atherectomy system for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with peripheral artery disease received 510(k)…
Meeting News

3 ways to reduce burnout

April 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Data indicate that rates of physician burnout are declining, but it remains a significant issue for clinicians, a speaker at the…
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VIDEO: Transparency improves patient care, builds just culture

April 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — While strategies such as public reporting, transparency and using clinical decision support and electronic health records are…
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Post-angioplasty dissection repair device receives FDA approval for PAD

April 17, 2019
Intact Vascular announced that a dissection repair device for patients with peripheral artery disease after undergoing an angioplasty has been…
In the Journals

TRI-REPAIR: Valve reconstruction improves 6-month outcomes for tricuspid regurgitation

April 17, 2019
The use of a transcatheter tricuspid valve reconstruction system in patients with symptomatic and moderate-to-severe functional tricuspid…
In the Journals

Mortality rates in TAVR may be reduced in active adults

April 16, 2019
Sedentary patients have a higher risk for mortality and functional decline following transcatheter aortic valve replacement, according to findings…
Meeting News

Older patients with acute MI less likely to receive PCI

April 16, 2019
Patients older than 65 years with acute MI were less likely to have PCI while receiving other therapeutic approaches, according to findings presented…
In the Journals

Rising PCI use reduced mortality in elderly with STEMI, cardiogenic shock

April 16, 2019
Utilization of PCI in older patients with STEMI and cardiogenic shock increased from 27% in 1999 to 56% in 2013, which was paralleled by a…
In the Journals

ACP recommends ways to strengthen ACA

April 15, 2019
In a new position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP offers seven comprehensive recommendations to improve the Patient…
In the Journals

Patients may be overtreated in ICU after PCI

April 15, 2019
More than 80% of stable patients with STEMI who underwent PCI were treated in the ICU after the procedure although the risk for developing a…
In the Journals

BP down with renal sympathetic denervation in sham-controlled trials

April 15, 2019
In a recent meta-analysis of randomized, sham-controlled trials, renal sympathetic denervation significantly decreased various measures of BP. …
Meeting News

How to engage in ‘curbside consultations’

April 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Curbside consultations are “desirable and well-accepted when used appropriately” according to a discussion held at…
In the Journals

Failure to achieve intramural hematoma-free proximal seal zone in TEVAR increases risk for retrograde dissection

April 12, 2019
Patients who underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair for complicated type B aortic dissections and did not achieve 2 cm of intramural…
Meeting News

ACP: Telemedicine has potential to improve patient care, reduce costs

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Telehealth has the “tremendous potential” to improve access to care for patients, enhance patient-physician…
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Identifying, dispelling medical myths

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Physicians may inadvertently practice medicine that includes long-debunked myths, a speaker at the American College of…
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ACP Opening Session stresses importance of friendships to combat burnout

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Positive, supportive relationships with others can help improve the well-being of both patients and physicians, according to the…
In the Journals

DIRECT: TAVR without vs. with pre-dilatation confers similar outcomes

April 11, 2019
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement without balloon pre-dilatation was noninferior to the procedure with pre-dilatation, according to a study…