Category: TCTMD Articles

Shorter, Lower-Dose Ultrasound-Accelerated Thrombolysis for Acute PE Keeps Early Promise: OPTALYSE PE

February 06, 2018

“Even with lower-dose infusions given for short durations, patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) who receive ultrasound-enhanced catheter delivery of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-tPA) continue to do well over the long term, according to new data from the OPTALYSE PE trial presented yesterday at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) 2018.”

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Next-Generation Large-Bore Closure Devices Arrive

February 05, 2018

“Several large-bore closure devices seem poised to soon enter the US interventionalist’s toolbox, with “explosive growth” expected in their use given the rise in transcatheter aortic valve replacement and structural heart procedures, percutaneous left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), transthoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), according to experts at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) 2018.”

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Noninvasive Testing of CLI: Many Ways to Draw Up a ‘Roadmap’

February 05, 2018

“Clinicians seeking to pinpoint the location and severity peripheral artery disease in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) should tailor the test to the patient, keeping in mind there are numerous noninvasive options beyond the standard ankle brachial index (ABI) and toe pressure measurement, Raghu Kolluri, MD (OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH), told attendees yesterday at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) 2018.”

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