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CTO Summit 2017 Will Feature Latest Research and Techniques for Chronic Total Occlusions

The Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Summit 2017 will feature the latest research and techniques available for interventional cardiologists in this emerging subspecialty of complex coronary artery disease. Now in its 14th year, the two-day course will...
11-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

CRF to Launch New Journal Focusing on Structural Heart Disease

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced that it will launch a new international journal focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease and the importance of the heart team in managing these disorders.
11-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hybrid Sirolimus-Eluting Stents with Biodegradable Polymer Did Not Improve Angiographic Outcomes Compared to Everolimus-Eluting Stents with Durable Polymer in Treatment of Chronic Total Occlusions

Results from a randomized, multicenter trial failed to show non-inferiority of hybrid, ultra-thin strut sirolimus-eluting stents (Osiro SES) with a biodegradable polymer compared to thin-strut everolimus-eluting stents (Xience EES) with a durable...
7-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Results From Real-World United States Post-FDA Approval Usage of the Watchman Device Presented at TCT 2016 and Published Simultaneously in JACC

Results from the U.S. real-world, post-FDA approval experience of the Watchman device found high procedural success and low complication rates despite implantations by a large percentage of new operators. The Watchman device was approved by the U.S....
7-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Imaging Study Shows High Rate of Strut Coverage and Low Rates of Neoatherosclerosis with Thin Strut Bioresorbable Polymer-Based and Durable Polymer-Based Drug-Eluting Stents

Results from TRANSFORM-OCT, a prospective, randomized trial using optical coherence tomography (OCT) to evaluate strut coverage and neoatherosclerosis (NA) found that bioresorbable polymer-based drug-eluting stents (BP-EES) are comparable to durable...
7-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Initial Results of LAA Closure Device for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Demonstrate Device Safety and Low Rates of Major Adverse Events

Initial results from the largest, prospective evaluation of a percutaneous transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device (Amplatzer Amulet) for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation show that the device has a...
2-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds No Long-Term Clinical Benefit to Routine Follow-Up Coronary Angiography After PCI

A randomized evaluation of routine follow-up coronary angiography after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) found that there was no long-term clinical benefit compared to clinical follow-up alone among unselected patients following PCI.
1-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dedicated Stent Study Conducted in Women and Minority Assesses Risks of Adverse Cardiovascular Events Following Coronary Stent Procedures

A dedicated stent study conducted exclusively in women and minority patients evaluated clinical outcomes within the era of contemporary PCI, comparing these results to a parallel cohort of white male patients. Although there were no significant...
1-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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