Meeting News

Smoking-cessation counseling crucial for patients with PAD

November 5, 2018
LAS VEGAS — Smoking is a major risk factor for peripheral artery disease, and patients are more likely to quit smoking if their doctors counsel…

Meeting News

Medical therapies provide options for PAD treatment

November 5, 2018
LAS VEGAS — In recent years, data have emerged showing a variety of medical therapies can improve outcomes of patients with peripheral artery…

Cardiology Today’s Intervention’s top news in October

November 4, 2018
Cardiology Today’s Intervention compiled a list of the most-read articles posted in October on Healio.com/Intervention. This month, readers…

In the Journals

Peripheral DCB safe, effective in real-world cohort with long lesions

November 1, 2018
A drug-coated balloon was safe and effective at 12 months in a real-world cohort of patients with lesions of at least 15 cm in the superficial…

Meeting News

Reimbursement issues raise concerns about future of peripheral interventions

October 30, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Despite the evidence for the safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of drug-coated balloons for peripheral interventions, their…

Meeting News

Endovascular interventions, surgery: Both options for common femoral artery

October 29, 2018
SAN DIEGO — A history of data backs the use of surgery in patients with common femoral artery lesions, but as more studies emerge, endovascular…

Meeting News

Localized dexamethasone infusion beneficial in PAD at 24 months

October 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Localized drug delivery with a micro-infusion device was effective at 24 months in patients with peripheral artery disease…

FDA News

Thoracic stent graft system received FDA approval

October 23, 2018
Medtronic announced that a thoracic stent graft system for the treatment of patients with lesions of the descending thoracic aorta has received…

Meeting News

Cardiology Today’s Intervention’s top news from TCT

October 20, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Cardiology Today’s Intervention was on-site at TCT 2018 to report on the latest developments in interventional cardiology…

In the Journals

Atherectomy confers lower in-hospital mortality rate in PAD

October 19, 2018
In an analysis of propensity-score matched patients with peripheral artery disease, those who underwent atherectomy had a lower mortality rate than…

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…

Meeting News

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…

Meeting News

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…

Meeting News

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…