Category: SCAI Articles

Novel Therapeutic Approach Effective At Reducing Pressure For Heart Failure Patients

June 06, 2019

Results from a first-in-man proof of concept study found occlusion of the superior vena cava (SVC) rapidly and effectively reduces pressure and volume in the heart. This is the first study targeting the SVC as a therapeutic area for heart failure patients to reduce cardiac filling pressures without reducing cardiac output or systemic blood pressure. Data is being presented as late-breaking clinical research at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2019 Scientific Sessions.

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MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network Selected by Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions to Manage New Quality Improvement and Research Platform

March 26, 2019

David Cox, MD, MSCAI, President of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), and Ron Waksman, MD, FSCAI, Director of MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network (MCRN) announced today at the Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2019 meeting in Washington, DC a joint venture for MedStar to manage the data warehousing and analysis services for clinical, procedural, and outcomes data for SCAI’s quality improvement and research initiatives.

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SCAI Examines Strengths and Weaknesses of Sham PCI Trial

November 02, 2017

“This year, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) celebrated the forty-year anniversary of a groundbreaking procedure, now known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), that has saved millions of lives and enhanced the lives of millions more.”

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SCAI Launches Educational Initiative as Nation Shifts to Value-Based Healthcare

October 30, 2017

“The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions announced today the launch of TRAnsition for VALUE, a multi-faceted educational initiative supported by Medtronic, to inform cardiologists, hospital administrators, and cath lab staff about the benefits of expanding the adoption of transradial (wrist access) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the U.S.”

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