Meeting News

ISET town hall calls attention to paclitaxel-coated devices

January 28, 2019
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Increased attention on the mortality risk associated with paclitaxel-coated devices used in patients with peripheral artery…

SCAI: Benefits of paclitaxel-coated devices outweigh risks

January 25, 2019
Based on current evidence, the benefits of paclitaxel-coated devices for treatment of peripheral artery disease outweigh the risks, but doctors…

The Take Home

The Take Home: VIVA

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2019
The annual VIVA conference, featuring a variety of hot topics in vascular intervention, was held from Nov. 5 to 8 in Las Vegas. Cardiology

The Take Home

The Take Home: TCT

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2019
The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Scientific Symposium, held Sept. 21 to 25 in San Diego, brought many of interventional…

Feature

Medical Therapies Provide Options for PAD Treatment

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2019
In recent years, data have emerged showing a variety of medical therapies can improve outcomes of patients with peripheral artery disease. In…

Innovation Spotlight

Innovation Spotlight

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2019
Philips announced that the first U.S. patient has been enrolled in the investigational device exemption trial of its drug-coated balloon designed to…

Cardiology Today’s Intervention Editorial Board Sounds Off on Top News of 2018

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2019
PERSPECTIVE The recent furor over paclitaxel-based therapy for PAD, in which a meta-analysis showed a signal of late mortality associated with…

Meeting News

IN.PACT Japan: DCB more effective than PTA at 3 years

January 25, 2019
In a Japanese population, a drug-coated balloon conferred better primary patency and similar safety compared with percutaneous transluminal…

Meeting News

IMPERIAL: DES with polymer coating beneficial in diabetes, PAD

January 23, 2019
Among patients with diabetes and peripheral artery disease, those assigned a drug-eluting stent with a polymer coating and a lower drug dose density…

In the Journals

PAD risk greater in black individuals with smoking history

January 23, 2019
A history of cigarette smoking was associated with measures of subclinical peripheral artery disease in a cohort of black individuals, according to…

Trial of intravascular lithotripsy in coronary arteries commences

January 22, 2019
Shockwave Medical announced the first patient was enrolled in the DISRUPT CAD III pivotal trial of its intravascular lithotripsy device in patients…

Meeting News

Paclitaxel-coated balloon not tied to mortality in patient-level analysis

January 22, 2019
In a patient-level meta-analysis of the IN.PACT studies, a paclitaxel-coated balloon was not associated with elevated risk for mortality, according…

FDA News

FDA to investigate potential risks of paclitaxel-eluting devices

January 17, 2019
The FDA announced it is analyzing data to determine whether there are any long-term risks conferred by paclitaxel-coated products used in patients…

In the JournalsPerspective

Evidence level for peripheral vascular intervention recommendations varies

January 15, 2019
The evidence level behind the current American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines for peripheral vascular interventions…

Cardiology Today’s Intervention Editorial Board expounds on top news of 2018, trends for 2019

January 12, 2019
In 2018, there were a number of thought-provoking developments in cardiac and vascular intervention. Cardiology Today’s Intervention asked…

In the Journals

Possible mortality risk from paclitaxel-coated devices spurs debate, pauses trials

January 10, 2019
A meta-analysis finding long-term death risk associated with paclitaxel-coated devices in patients with peripheral artery disease has prompted much…

In the Journals

Endovascular therapy effective in aortoiliac lesions at 1 year

January 8, 2019
In a real-world population of patients with aortoiliac lesions, endovascular therapy was safe and effective, according to a research letter published…

In the Journals

Panel identifies effective exercise programs for PAD

January 3, 2019
Supervised treadmill exercise therapy has the most evidence for effectiveness in patients with peripheral artery disease, but several other forms of…

Year in review: Vascular intervention

January 2, 2019
In case you missed it, Healio Intervention has compiled a list of the top articles from the pages of Cardiology Today’s Intervention in 2018…

Meeting News

DCB designed to prevent arterial trauma effective at 1 year

December 21, 2018
A novel drug-coated balloon designed to prevent arterial trauma was safe and effective at 1 year, according to results from the ENDURE study…