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REPRISE III: Lotus Valve Matches CoreValve in First Head-to-Head TAVR Trial

May 16, 2017

“PARIS, France—One-year results for the first head-to-head trial comparing two competitive transcatheter aortic valves demonstrate that the Lotus Valve System (Boston Scientific) is noninferior to the CoreValve first-generation and Evolut R valves (Medtronic) in terms of safety, and may have an edge for primary effectiveness at 1 year—at least for the efficacy endpoint used in this study.”

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Very Low Radiation Doses With SPECT MPI Are Possible

May 08, 2017

“Over the span of more than 7.5 years, a network of four nuclear cardiology laboratories substantially reduced radiation doses associated with single-photon emission CT myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT MPI) by introducing new protocols and camera technologies, a recent analysis shows.”

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