Category: TCTMD Articles

FDA Approves Orsiro Thin-Strut Stent for CAD

February 22, 2019

Orsiro, an ultrathin-strut coronary stent, is now approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of coronary artery disease, according to an announcement today from device maker Biotronik.

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New Leaflet Thrombosis After TAVR Seen Out to 3 Years: OCEAN-TAVI

February 19, 2019

The latest attempt to understand the incidence, timing, and clinical importance of subclinical leaflet thrombosis following TAVR suggests that even though new cases appear to crop up over time, the majority of cases, left untreated, will have no impact on rates of death, stroke, or rehospitalization out to 3 years.

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Appropriate Use Criteria Tackle Imaging in Nonvalvular Structural Heart Disease

January 07, 2019

Various imaging technologies are relevant to the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients with nonvalvular structural heart disease. But until now, clinicians needed to consult separate documents for guidance on which tool to choose. New appropriate use criteria (AUC) released today aim to streamline that decision-making by instead focusing on disease states as a whole, rather than on individual modalities.

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