October 10, 2019 — An independent analysis of Lutonix 035 drug-coated balloon (DCB) patient-level data showed no statistically significant mortality increase. This was one of the first major reviews of trial data for patients who were treated with a paclitaxel coated device used in peripheral vessels following a meta analysis study of paclitaxel device trials […]
October 9, 2019 — Abbott recently announced that its Architect Stat High Sensitivity Troponin-I blood test has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As one of the most researched troponin diagnostic tests, doctors in the U.S. can now utilize this proven technology to help detect heart attacks faster and more accurately than contemporary troponin […]
October 8, 2019 — PQ Bypass Inc. announced it has received full approval of its investigational device exemption (IDE) trial of the company’s Torus stent graft. The novel stent graft platform is designed for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). By acquiring early U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) feedback through the pre-submission […]
Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit gets a lot of referrals for very sick patients seeking a last resort treatment in its high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention program (CHIP). Many of these are chronic total occlusions (CTOs) of the coronary arteries. This 360 degree image shows CTO expert Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., director, cardiac catheterization lab using a Diamondback […]
October 2, 2019 — Philips Healthcare is utilizing Level Ex’s video game app design expertise to train interventional cardiologists on how and when to use intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and Instant Wave-Free Ratio (iFR). Both technologies are now integrated into select levels within the Cardio Ex cath lab training app.
October 2, 2019 – The first randomized trial to compare the safety and efficacy of the new Boston Scientific Acurate neo transcatheter heart valve with the Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device did not meet non-inferiority in patients with severe aortic stenosis.
September 30, 2019 – The first randomized trial to compare a durable polymer drug-eluting stent to a polymer-free drug-coated stent in patients at high risk of bleeding and treated with one-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) found that both are clinically safe and effective.
September 30, 2019 — A biodegradable polymer everolimus-eluting stent (BP-EES) followed by four months of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is safe and effective in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for unprotected left main coronary artery (uLMCA) disease. These findings are courtesy of the IDEAL-LM trial, which compared BP-EES plus four months of DAPT to […]
September 30, 2019 – Data from the EVOLVE Short DAPT study found that shortened three-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) did not increase myocardial infarction (MI) or stent thrombosis (ST) in high bleeding risk (HBR) patients treated with a contemporary drug-eluting stent.
September 25, 2019 — Ten-year survival rates are similar for bypass surgery and coronary stenting with drug-eluting stents in randomized patients with de novo three-vessel and left main coronary artery disease, according to new research. The late-breaking results from the SYNTAX Extended Survival study were presented in a Hot Line Session at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2019, Aug. […]
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