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Mar 15, 2021 | TCTMD

Five-year results from the randomized REDUCE trial show a continued benefit of patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure compared with antiplatelet therapy alone for the prevention of cryptogenic stroke.

Beta-blockers treat various cardiovascular diseases and were not more likely to cause depression compared to other similar treatments, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. While depression may occur during beta-blocker therapy, the research suggests beta-blockers are not the likely cause.

Mar 12, 2021 | News Medical

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden can now show that a new examination method identifies high-risk plaques in the blood vessels surrounding the heart, that cannot be seen solely with traditional angiograms. This type of plaque, rich in fat, could potentially cause recurring heart attacks in patients with heart disease. The study is published in […]

Mar 9, 2021 | DAIC Articles

While many cardiac and vascular procedures have largely moved to minimally invasive techniques, the size of these transcatheter devices has required larger arterial access introducer sheaths, leading to increases in vascular and bleeding complications. Large bore devices are generally considered anything 10 French and bigger. This growth in large bore interventions has led to a […]

Mar 5, 2021 | Healio

Among patients with STEMI, women have a higher risk for in-hospital mortality, stroke, repeat MI and major bleeding compared with men, according to a meta-analysis published in The American Journal of Cardiology.

Mar 4, 2021 | Cath Lab Digest

How is artificial intelligence (AI) interacting with computed tomography angiography (CTA) to help interventionalists in their decision making?

The purpose of this document is to provide the adult sonographer, who does not typically screen for C-CHD, with the essential information and tools needed to detect C-CHD in newborns and aid in life-saving diagnosis.

Feb 28, 2021 | ScienceDirect

Coronary venous anatomy can be divided into the greater cardiac venous system and the lesser cardiac venous system. With protocol optimization, including appropriate contrast bolus timing, coronary veins can be depicted with excellent detail on CT. Knowledge of variant coronary venous anatomy can sometimes play a role in pre-procedural planning. Analysis of the coronary venous […]

Feb 27, 2021 | EP Lab Digest

Given the growing number of patients with advanced heart failure who require mechanical circulatory support, notably the placement of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) either as destination therapy or as bridge-to-transplant, it is important to understand potential complications that may arise in patients with pre-existing endovascular hardware.

We describe a case of carotid artery stenting with a transradial approach resulting in an unusual complication that includes a neck hematoma caused by a guidewire small artery perforation. This complication could potentially be life-threatening due to airway compression, but in our case was a mild hematoma with almost no effect and was conservatively managed […]

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