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ORBITA trial: no significant benefit from PCI in stable angina

2017 07 Nov

Results from the ORBITA trial show that among patients with stable angina, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) had no significant additional benefit on patient symptoms or quality of life. Carried out in the UK, the multicentre randomised, placebo-controlled study compared the artery-widening technique (stenting) with a simulated procedure – where... Read more

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Dual antithrombotic therapy with dabigatran after PCI in atrial fibrillation

2017 24 Oct

Triple antithrombotic therapy with warfarin plus two antiplatelet agents is the standard of care after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), but this therapy is associated with a high risk of bleeding. Researchers conducted a randomised trial ("RE-DUAL PCI") to compare the use of two regimens of dual... Read more

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PCI Randomised Trial in Chronic Total Occlusion

2017 19 May

Results of a multicentre trial show a high success rate and low procedural risk in using percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the treatment of chronic total occlusion. The findings of the first European randomised trial of PCI vs. optimised medical therapy in chronic total occlusion were presented in EuroPCR 2017, the official annual meeting... Read more

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Radial Access, Same-Day PCI Could Save $300 Million Annually

2017 20 Feb

According to new research published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, performing more transradial, same-day percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) not only benefits patients but is also associated with less complications and could result in potential savings of $300 million annually. PCI is one of the leading expenditures for cardiovascular... Read more

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Towards Optimal Management of Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

2016 07 Nov

  A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine indicates that patients with left main artery coronary artery disease can be managed equally well by coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).   Past research has demonstrated that CABG is strikingly superior to medical treatment among patients with... Read more

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Adherence to Medical Therapy, Better Heart Surgery Outcomes

2016 24 Oct

According to a study carried out by researchers at Columbia University, New York, adherence to prescribed medical therapy after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with a significantly better long-term patient outcome.  Past research has compared outcomes of people who have had CABG or PCI and... Read more

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Decline in UK Cardiovascular Disease: Not Equal Among Countries or Genders

2016 23 Aug

New data published in Heart reveal that deaths from heart disease and stroke have declined by almost 70 percent in the UK over the past 30 years. However, these improvements are not equally distributed among all four countries or between men and women. The prevalence of cardiovascular disease has not budged and drug and surgical treatments over the... Read more

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Coordinated Response Saves Lives

2016 02 Aug

According to a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, a coordinated response from emergency medical services (EMS) and hospital providers can provide life-saving treatment sooner to people suffering deadly heart attacks. ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is considered to be the most deadly type... Read more

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Appropriate Patient Selection for Heart Procedures

2015 11 Nov

New findings from Yale School of Medicine suggest that the decline in the number of patients undergoing unnecessary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures reflects improvements in clinical decision-making and documentation to determine which patients would benefit most from such procedures. The study is published in the Journal of the American... Read more

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CABG Improves Survival in Diabetic Patients with Heart Disease

2015 02 Apr

According to an article in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, in diabetic patients with heart disease, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is better than stenting (percutaneous coronary intervention, PCI) at improving their long-term survival and reducing the risk of adverse complications.  Diabetic patients are two to four times more likely... Read more