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Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2018
The American College of Cardiology Scientific Session was held March 10-12, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, and as usual it offered a plethora of new…


The Promise of Atherectomy for Cardiac and Peripheral Procedures

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2018
In this issue of Cardiology Today’s Intervention, we have a packed issue with a lot of great content. The Cover Story focuses on atherectomy…

Cover Story

The Evolving Role of Atherectomy

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2018
The use of atherectomy to treat PAD and CAD is rising because of encouraging short-term results and a favorable reimbursement climate. But the…

In the Journals

STOP-IC: Cilostazol safe, effective in endovascular treatment

May 16, 2018
Cilostazol treatment is safe and effective in patients with femoropopliteal disease undergoing endovascular treatment, according to results published…

In the Journals

Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy improves walking distance in PAD

May 15, 2018
According to data published in Vascular, extracorporeal shock-wave therapy may be effective in improving walking distances at 12 months in patients…

In the Journals

RANGER SFA provides more evidence on paclitaxel-coated balloons for femoropopliteal treatment

May 14, 2018
At 1 year, use of a paclitaxel-coated balloon in the femoropopliteal segment resulted in greater rates of patency and fewer interventions compared…

In the Journals

Stem-cell transplantation may help certain patients with CLI

May 4, 2018
Purified CD34+ cell transplantation enhanced limb salvage rates and quality of life at 5 years in patients with angiitis-related critical limb…

In the Journals

Weak grip strength, fragility, risk factors linked in vascular disease

May 2, 2018
Among patients with vascular disease undergoing procedures to treat abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid stenosis or peripheral artery disease, weak…

Cardiology Today's Intervention's top 5 stories in April

May 1, 2018
Cardiology Today’s Intervention has compiled a list of the top 5 stories posted in April. This month, our readers were most interested in FDA…

Meeting News

Novel oral anticoagulants useful in VTE, but careful decisions required

April 30, 2018
SAN DIEGO — As the number of available novel oral anticoagulants expands, physicians must consider how best to use these agents in patients…

Meeting News

SCAI launches new toolkit for PAD diagnosis, treatment

April 25, 2018
SAN DIEGO — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions announced at its annual meeting the launch of the SCAI PAD Diagnosis…

In the Journals

HONOR: Home-based exercise intervention fails to improve walking performance in PAD

April 24, 2018
Walking performance did not improve in patients with peripheral artery disease who underwent a home-based exercise intervention with a wearable…

FDA News

Peripheral DCB now approved for treatment of long lesions

April 23, 2018
Medtronic announced the FDA approved its drug-coated balloon for treatment of patients with long superficial femoral artery lesions up to 360 mm…

In the Journals

DCBs help prevent edge stenosis after stent grafting in SFA occlusions

April 20, 2018
The use of a drug-coated balloon after stent graft treatment of superficial femoral artery occlusive disease reduced risk for edge stenosis…

In the Journals

Vessel stretching causes lumen enlargement after balloon pulmonary angioplasty

April 18, 2018
Overall vessel expansion induced by a stretch of the arterial wall led to lumen enlargement immediately after balloon pulmonary angioplasty…

Meeting News

LIBERTY 360°: Endovascular interventions beneficial in PAD, CLI at 18 months

April 17, 2018
Most participants from the LIBERTY 360° study were free from major adverse events and had improved quality of life at 18 months, according to…

In the Journals

Predictors of acute aortic dissection diagnosis identified

April 11, 2018
Aortic aneurysm and hypotension were among the clinical features identified as putting patients at high risk for acute aortic dissection in a…

Meeting News

What to expect at SCAI 2018

April 11, 2018
Interventional cardiology is expanding its horizons, and this year’s Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ Scientific…

In the Journals

Edoxaban comparable to clopidogrel after endovascular therapy

April 5, 2018
The risks for major bleeding and restenosis or reocclusion were similar with edoxaban plus aspirin compared with clopidogrel plus aspirin in patients…

In the Journals

Cardiology Today's Intervention top articles posted in March

April 2, 2018
Cardiology Today’s Intervention compiled a list of the top 5 stories posted to in March. This month, readers were most…