In the Journals

Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation safe in patients with congenital heart defects

December 14, 2018
A heart valve used during percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation was safe and feasible in patients with congenital heart defects, according to a…
Meeting News

Transcarotid artery revascularization beneficial in real-world population

December 14, 2018
In a real-world population, transcarotid artery revascularization had similar outcomes to carotid endarterectomy and better outcomes than…
In the Journals

Dual-layered carotid artery stents safe

December 13, 2018
According to a meta-analysis, use of dual-layered mesh-covered carotid artery stent systems was safe at 30 days. Researchers analyzed 556 patients…
In the Journals

CABG confers improved outcomes in non-STEMI compared with PCI, medical therapy

December 13, 2018
Patients with non-STEMI and either left main or multivessel coronary disease who underwent optimized medical therapy had worse outcomes compared with…
In the Journals

Novel carotid stent displays encouraging 30-day outcomes

December 12, 2018
A mesh-covered carotid artery stent conferred low rates of death, stroke and MI, according to 30-day results of the SCAFFOLD trial. The CAS (Gore…
Meeting News

IABPs fail to reduce mortality in acute MI with cardiogenic shock

December 12, 2018
CHICAGO — Long-term follow-up from the IABP-SHOCK II trial shows that the use of intra-aortic balloon pumps for hemodynamic support had no…
In the Journals

Intra-aortic balloon implantation decreases mortality risk in cardiogenic shock

December 11, 2018
Patients who received an intra-aortic balloon near the beginning of the onset of cardiogenic shock had decreased risk for mortality at 30 days…
In the Journals

Inferior vena cava filter use does not lower mortality in PE

December 11, 2018
Older patients with pulmonary embolism who received an inferior vena cava filter demonstrated higher rates of 30-day and 1-year mortality, according…
In the Journals

Predictors of readmission after thrombectomy for stroke identified

December 11, 2018
Approximately 1 in 8 patients who received endovascular thrombectomy for treatment of acute ischemic stroke are readmitted within 30 days, with…
Feature

How US-Canada-Mexico trade deal could impact drug prices, research

December 11, 2018
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement keeps drug prices high but could potentially spur new research opportunities, a pharmaceutical expert told…
In the Journals

Kissing-stent technique effective in aortoiliac occlusive disease

December 10, 2018
According to a patient-level meta-analysis, the kissing-stent technique was safe and maintained acceptable patency rates at 2 years in patients with…
In the Journals

Tiered imaging protocol viable alternative to functional testing

December 10, 2018
A comprehensive, tiered cardiac CT protocol that incorporates CT myocardial perfusion imaging with CT angiography may provide a safe and efficient…
In the Journals

Iliac vein compression not cause of iliac DVT

December 7, 2018
According to a retrospective study, iliac vein compression appears to be a promoter of, but not a cause of, iliac deep vein thrombosis. “The…
In the Journals

Transcatheter mitral valve repair improves health status

December 7, 2018
Patients who underwent edge-to-edge transcatheter mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation had improved symptoms, functional status and quality…
Meeting News

Resorbable large bore closure system safe, effective in first-in-human study

December 6, 2018
LAS VEGAS — Preliminary data from a first-in-human study show safety and effectiveness of a resorbable vascular sealing system for large bore…
In the Journals

At hospital level, surgical AVR quality predicts TAVR mortality

December 6, 2018
Hospitals with higher surgical aortic valve replacement mortality rates also had higher short-term and long-term transcatheter aortic valve…
In the Journals

FDA panel discusses study design, indications for renal denervation as hypertension treatment

December 5, 2018
An FDA advisory committee panel discussed several topics regarding the clinical evaluation of device-based therapies, including renal denervation for…
Meeting News

Vascular intervention highlights from VIVA 18

December 5, 2018
This year at VIVA 18, the focus was on new advances for vascular intervention. Cardiology Today’s Intervention was onsite at VIVA 18 in Las…
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Pressure gradient elevations after mitral valve repair increases mortality risk in AF

December 5, 2018
Patients with pre-existing atrial fibrillation who underwent percutaneous mitral valve repair and had a mitral valve pressure gradient greater than 4…
In the Journals

Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors improve outcomes after TAVR

December 4, 2018
Patients who received a prescription for a renin-angiotensin system inhibitor after hospital discharge for transcatheter aortic valve replacement had…
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