Category: DAIC Articles

Global Afib Patient Registry Shows New Tools Needed to Assess Patient Risk

June 17, 2019

Initial results from the AVIATOR 2 international registry were presented as late-breaking clinical science at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2019 Scientific Sessions, May 19-22 in Las Vegas. The AVIATOR 2 is a multicenter prospective observational study of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in 11 international sites. The use of a novel smartphone-based survey shows potential to improve outcomes by accessing the patient need for new tools to quantify risk.

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Innovations Driving the Cath Lab Technology of Tomorrow

May 31, 2019

When Andreas Grüntzig, father of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, approached his cardiac surgeon colleague Åke Senning for support in applying newly-developed angioplastic techniques to the coronary arteries, Dr. Senning enthusiastically responded, “You will take away my patients, but get started!” Senning foresaw what Grüntzig was setting in motion — the development of the discipline of interventional cardiology, destined to become a field of practice positioned to bring lifesaving therapies to patients whose bodies struggle to recover from the traumatic insult of open surgery.

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Explaining Cardiac Conditions to the Layman Using the Old House Analogy

May 28, 2019

Physicians use many strategies to better interface with patients and their families to try and explain in non-physician terms basic cardiac conditions and how the various subspecialties are involved. My favorite is the analogy of cardiac conditions related to owning an old house and all the issues the homeowner can face, including plumbing issues, electrical issues and structural issues. As an owner of a house built in the 1890s and finding myself doing the majority of the constant repairs, I found these comparisons to be spot on.

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Medtronic Presents Positive Renal Denervation Results at EuroPCR 2019

May 25, 2019

Investigators unveiled late-breaking clinical data from a first-of-its-kind physician sponsored clinical trial at the 2019 EuroPCR Annual Meeting, May 20-23 in Paris, France. The data indicate that renal denervation (RDN) with the Medtronic Symplicity renal denervation system was associated with reduced occurrence of subclinical atrial fibrillation (AF) in a small subset of high-risk patients with hypertensive heart disease over a median follow-up period of more than two years.

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