Meeting News

Disparities remain in treatment of CLI

October 17, 2018
SAN DIEGO —The number of major limb amputations has decreased, but disparities remain in the treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia…

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Multidisciplinary approach to CLI care may confer fewer amputations

October 15, 2018
SAN DIEGO — An effective treatment option for patients with critical limb ischemia may involve a multidisciplinary approach, according to a…

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VIDEO: A fellow's reaction to hands-on learning at TCT 2018

October 14, 2018
SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, M. Chadi Alraies, MD, interventional cardiology fellow at Wayne State University, Detroit Heart Hospital…

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VIDEO: New insights on renal denervation, top research from TCT 2018

October 13, 2018
SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, Chandan Devireddy, MD, FACC, FSCAI, provides his perspective on top research presented at TCT 2018.

Meeting News

DCB bests PTA for PAD treatment in pooled analysis

October 12, 2018
SAN DIEGO — In a pooled analysis of four trials, a drug-coated balloon was safer and more effective than percutaneous transluminal angioplasty…

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PADN-5: Pulmonary artery denervation shows promise

October 11, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Pulmonary artery denervation showed improved outcomes in patients with combined pre- and postcapillary pulmonary hypertension…

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DCBs safe in real-world US population

October 10, 2018
SAN DIEGO — In a real-world population derived from CMS data, peripheral vascular interventions with drug-coated balloons were as safe as and…

FDA News

Vascular stent system garners FDA approval

October 9, 2018
Veryan Medical announced that its vascular stent designed to mimic the shape of the femoropopliteal artery received FDA approval. The device…

In the Journals

Smoking cessation strategies underutilized in PAD

October 3, 2018
More than one-third of patients with claudication who consulted a provider about peripheral artery disease were active smokers, and few of those…

Cardiology Today’s Intervention’s top news in September

October 2, 2018
Cardiology Today's Intervention compiled a list of the top news posted in September. This month, our readers were most interested in transcatheter…

Meeting News

DES improves patency, event-free survival in CLI vs. BMS

October 2, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with critical limb ischemia and infrapopliteal lesions who were treated with drug-eluting stents had improved clinical and…

Meeting News

Complex patients with PAD, CLI featured in VIVA.18 late-breakers

October 1, 2018
Studies of high-risk patients with peripheral artery disease or critical limb ischemia and those with complicated disease states are some of the…

Meeting News

Spot stenting lowers patency, TLR vs. full stenting in femoropopliteal lesions

October 1, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with peripheral artery disease who were treated with spot stenting for femoropopliteal lesions had lower rates of primary…

Meeting News

Atherectomy successful in PAD; patency rates similar among device types

September 28, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with occlusive lower extremity peripheral artery disease treated with atherectomy devices had over 96% procedural success…

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Atherectomy reduces incident amputation in certain patients with CLI

September 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with critical limb ischemia from occlusive tibioperoneal arterial disease who underwent atherectomy had lower rates of…

FDA News

Peripheral DES receives FDA approval

September 24, 2018
Boston Scientific announced that the FDA has approved its drug-eluting stent with a polymer coating for treatment of peripheral artery disease. The…

Meeting NewsPerspective

IMPERIAL: DES with polymer coating offers superior patency in PAD

September 22, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with peripheral artery disease who received a drug-eluting stent with a polymer coating and a lower drug dose density had…

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High triglycerides raise risk for peripheral artery revascularization

September 19, 2018
MUNICH — Among high-risk patients on statin treatment, those with elevated triglycerides were more likely to undergo peripheral artery…

Cutting Edge

The Challenge of Large Bore Occlusive Sheath Management: Strategies for Success

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2018
Amir Kaki, MD; M. Chadi Alraies, MD; Theodore Schreiber, MD
Despite recent increased adaptation of smaller catheters and radial access for coronary interventions, new transcatheter procedures such as…

In the Journals

In CLI, diabetes may not confer worse outcomes after revascularization

September 13, 2018
After adjustment for comorbidities, among patients with critical limb ischemia, those with diabetes had similar outcomes 30 days after…