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Insights into modern era interventional training in structural and congenital heart disease

April 27, 2016

The field of interventional cardiology has seen a dramatic rise not only in the number of coronary catheterizations performed, but also in the spectrum of percutaneous…

Top 5 reasons doctors should be on Twitter

September 21, 2015

If this is the umpteenth article you have glossed over about the power of social media in health care, there is a good reason. Whether you are a passive or active…

The dilemma of hard cases and patient centeredness

June 24, 2015

We are faced with a difficult moment in the history of PCI. PCI rates are declining, but despite this decrease there remains a significant population of patients with…

Cath-lab hack: The easiest way to load a coronary balloon on a wire

June 11, 2015

by Kevin J. Croce, MD, PhD; and Jeffrey M. Schussler, MD It’s late at night. You’re the interventionalist during a STEMI. The patient is getting more and…

Saving the poster session

June 8, 2015

At the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions, I was eating lunch with a group of familiar faces — cardiologists spanning a…

Cilostazol as bridging therapy warrants further research

May 20, 2015

SAN DIEGO — The most quoted research publications are those that address clinically frustrating scenarios for which we have no answer. Charles Laham, MD, FSCAI

Data highlight benefits of antiplatelet therapy in ad-hoc setting

May 14, 2015

SAN DIEGO — It was previously established in the PLATO trial that ticagrelor is superior to clopidogrel in patients with ACS who were pre-treated with a loading…

The importance of quality training during interventional fellowship

May 13, 2015

SAN DIEGO — We all aim to deliver “quality” care to our patients. Sometimes quality is too broadly defined, and physicians and patients may perceive…

Lessons learned from new trials of prasugrel in patients with ACS

May 11, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Efficacy is established in randomized clinical trials. Effectiveness, however, is established in registry and/or nonrandomized observational data. The…

An in-depth look at the ORBIT II trial

May 8, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Previous studies have shown that a high load of calcium in coronary arteries predicts an increased rate of major adverse cardiac events. The…